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East Hollywood: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Area are asking for the public's help in providing any information that will lead to the arrest of the suspect who sexually assaulted a victim.

On March14, 2019, around 6 p.m., in the 1500 block of North Vermont, the victim asked the suspect for directions. The suspect then lured the victim into a secluded, emergency exit-room at the Metro Red-Line Station. The suspect strangled, punched and raped the victim. The suspect is a transient who frequents the Metro Stations from Compton to Santa Monica Stations.

The suspect is described as a male Black, brown eyes, stands between 5 feet and 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 165 pounds to 180 pounds, shaved head, wears an earring on his right ear, has a 2- inch to 3- inch scar on his left forearm, wearing all dark clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northeast Detective Rodriguez at 323-561-3328. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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Los Angeles: On February 14, 2019, Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Area Detectives arrested 56-year-old Felipe Ceja Bautista for multiple sexual assault related offenses.

Felipe began his criminal career as a child molester in 1991 while living in Pacoima. He victimized children from multiple families starting in 1991 and continued possibly through 2018.

After the first victim came forward, an extensive investigation began which lead to Felipe being arrested and charged with lewd acts on a child, rape, and continuous sexual abuse on a child. The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office is handling the prosecution.


Anyone with information is asked to contact Mission Area Sex Assault Detective Kittle at (818) 838-9810 or Detective Santa at (818) 838-9800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Los Angeles: Southern Californians once again awoke to the disturbing news of a terrorist attack, this time in Utrecht, Netherlands. The Los Angeles Police Department continues to communicate with fellow law enforcement partners both domestically and over-seas. At this time, there is no nexus to Los Angeles. However, we are working with the Metropolitan Transit Authority as well as other local agencies to ensure our commuting public is safe and secure. Out of an abundance of caution, the Department will have a very visible presence throughout the transit system. Today's violence is a sobering reminder once again. If you should see something out of the ordinary, please notify authorities or report it to iWATCHLA.org. If you see something, say something.


LAPD Statement on New Zealand Mass Shooting

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department continues to monitor the events in New Zealand closely and the thoughts and prayers of the men and women of the LAPD go out to everyone affected by this horrific incident.

While this appears to be an isolated incident with no apparent threat to Los Angeles, out of an abundance of caution we will be adding patrols around mosques here in the city. It is critically important that anytime anyone observes concerning behavior or potential criminal acts, they notify authorities as soon as possible.

The LAPD ask the public to stay vigilant and be aware of your surroundings. As always, the LAPD is committed to keeping all our citizens safe.


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Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspects responsible for fatally shooting 22-year-old Steven Lopez.

On March 18, 2018, around 10:00 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Area patrol officers received a radio call of "Shots Fired" in the 4700 block of West 17th Street. Upon arrival, they observed a female cradling a male (later identified as Steven Lopez) in her arms. Lopez was unconscious and not breathing, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced Lopez dead at scene.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Lopez was riding his bicycle when two males approached him on foot and fired multiple shots. Lopez collapsed on the sidewalk. The Suspects fled eastbound on foot from the location.

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a reward of $50,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for this crime.

Anyone with information is urged to call Detectives Jorge Cruz or John Lamberti, West Bureau Homicide, at (213) 382-9470. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is searching for four items of original furniture from the Samuel Freeman House in Hollywood. The house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The furniture was removed from the house and placed in storage after the 1994 Northridge earthquake. The four items of furniture disappeared from a locked room within the storage facility sometime between July 5 to September 17, 2012. There were no signs of forced entry. The storage facility is managed by USC's School of Architecture.

The missing items include:

Two floor lamps designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. One of the lamps has a missing glass pane that may have since been replaced. Link to crime alert:
http://www.lapdonline.org/decorative_art_and_antiques/content_basic_view/65155

A folding chair designed by Rudolph Schindler. Link to crime alert:
http://www.lapdonline.org/decorative_art_and_antiques/content_basic_view/65156

A tea cart designed by Rudolph Schindler. Link to crime alert:
http://www.lapdonline.org/decorative_art_and_antiques/content_basic_view/65245

Anyone with information is asked to contact Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section, at 213-486-6940. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be
directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on
"Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Van Nuys: The family of Angel Bonewitz and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Area are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Angel was last seen on March 8, 2019, around 3:30 p.m., exiting a school bus in the 13000 block of Burbank Boulevard in Van Nuys. She has not been seen since and her family is extremely concerned for her safety. Angel is Autistic and suffers from Depression and ADHD. She takes medications for her condition and will need them this evening.

Angel is described as a 14-year-old female White with long curly brown hair, brown eyes, and a medium to heavy build. She stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 140 pounds. Angel was last seen wearing a red jacket, grey shirt and black leggings.

Angel Bonewitz


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Angel Bonewitz, please contact Van Nuys Area Detectives at (818) 374-0040 or (818) 374-9500. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at
1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Wilmington: The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 21-year-old Othon Arciniega.

On March 8, 2019, at approximately 12:15 p.m., Othon Arciniega was walking in the 600 block of North Lagoon Avenue when unknown suspects approached him on foot and began to fire multiple rounds at Mr. Arciniega, striking him and causing him to fall to the ground.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim deceased at scene.
Detectives do not have any leads on suspect(s) and are asking for the public's help.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detectives Killingsworth and Maffei, Harbor Area Detectives, at (310)726-7879 or (310) 726-7882. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Wilmington: The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 21-year-old Othon Arciniega.

On March 8, 2019, at approximately 12:15 p.m., Othon Arciniega was walking in the 600 block of North Lagoon Avenue when unknown suspects approached him on foot and began to fire multiple rounds at Mr. Arciniega, striking him and causing him to fall to the ground.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim deceased at scene.
Detectives do not have any leads on suspect(s) and are asking for the public's help.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detectives Killingsworth and Maffei, Harbor Area Detectives, at (310)726-7879 or (310) 726-7882. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Detectives Seeking Brazen Burglary Suspects

Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department's Burglary detectives are seeking the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of two suspects who burglarized a residence in the Hollywood Hills.

On March 6, 2019, around 11a.m., two suspects used a crowbar to pry open a side door to the victim's residence. The suspects then entered the home, ransacked the interior and stole the victim's jewelry. Both suspects got into a newer model black Jaguar with no license plate and fled the scene.

First suspect is described as a male Hispanic, black hair, stands between 5 feet and 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall, heavy build, wearing a dark blue parka with fur lined hood, a blue "Tommy" t-shirt, dark pants, white shoes, and dark blue or black hat with a white "Nike" symbol.

Second suspect is described as a male, black hair, stands between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall, weighs about 170 pounds, wearing a black hooded jacket with white writing on the left sleeve, blue jeans, and dark shoes.





Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Hollywood Burglary Detective Patrick Aluotto , at (213) 972-2929. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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San Pedro: The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area Detective Division is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a sexual assault suspect.

On March 5th 2019, between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m., the victim was entering her residence in the area of 11th Street in the City of San Pedro, when the suspect pushed her inside and a violent physical and sexual assault occurred. After the assault, the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, black hair, he stands at 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs about 150-170 pounds, and is between 25-35 years of age with a light mustache, and unknown tattoos on both arms.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call Detective III, K. Porter, Harbor Division, at 310-726-7861. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program. 


Two Arrested in “Jugging” Caper

Los Angeles: On March 1, 2019, FBI/LAPD Major Theft Task Force was surveilling the parking lot of a bank, located in the 18300 block of Ventura Boulevard in Encino. The bank had been the starting point for several bank follow-outs, also known as "jugging", in the past year.

Jugging is a predatory crime where by suspects target bank customers who have recently completed, or are suspected to have completed, a transaction from a financial center or ATM. Jugging suspects follow customers they believe are in possession of cash, waiting for the opportune moment to rob them directly or burglarize their parked vehicle. Most incidents occur on non-bank property, typically outside retail or commercial businesses.

The suspects park in the bank parking lot and watch customers exiting the bank. The suspects look for the customer carrying a white envelope that most banks give to customers when they withdraw cash. They also look for customers carrying a blue vinyl merchant deposit bag. When the suspects observe a customer with an envelope or blue bag they follow them away from the bank to their next stop. After the vehicle is no longer occupied, the suspects smash a window, enter the vehicle and check the center console and glove box for the envelope with the cash. They leave the location and set up on another bank. All too often, customers leave the envelope in the car with large sums of cash in it. Occasionally, the suspects enter the bank to look for customers withdrawing cash.

On March 1, 2019, two male suspects from Houston, Texas, were in a rented 2016 Hyundai Tucson with tinted windows and paper plates. Around 10:55 a.m., the suspects followed a silver Rolls Royce out of the bank parking lot to a health center in the 4800 block of Van Nuys Boulevard. After the vehicle was parked and unoccupied, the suspects smashed the front passenger window and pried the door of the Rolls Royce to gain entry. The property was removed and the suspects fled. A short time later, both suspects were taken into custody without incident.

A search of the suspects and the vehicle produced over $21,000 in cash. Detectives believe both suspects are responsible for similar prior burglaries. It is likely these suspects have committed other follow-out burglaries in the last year in Los Angeles and Orange counties.


Devian Lockhart ----------------- Christopher Curry

Bank customers are encouraged to conceal any cash withdrawal "white envelope" or blue merchant deposit bag prior to leaving a bank branch. They are also advised to be aware of anyone following them away from a bank. They are also advised to NOT leave cash in their vehicles.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective D. Bopp, Commercial Crimes Division Major Theft Task Force, at (213) 486-6962. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS
(800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Suspects Vehicle


Victim's Vehicle


Cash found in Suspect's Vehicle


Remains of Missing Los Angeles Woman found in New Mexico

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery Homicide Division, announce the discovery of the remains of Denise Coultas found in New Mexico.    

On Wednesday, February 27th, 2019, detectives from Los Angeles Police Department Robbery Homicide Division were notified by detectives from the New Mexico Board of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Service, that the remains of a human being were found on the Acoma Indian Reservation near the location that Los Angeles resident Denise Coultas had left her vehicle.

A joint investigation has been ongoing since November 2018 when Ms. Coultas's vehicle was found abandoned. Searches for Ms. Coultas have been conducted since she went missing, however weather and rugged terrain hindered some of the operations. On February 28th, Ms. Coultas remains were positively identified by New Mexico officials and her family was notified. No foul play is suspected. Ms. Coultas suffered from a diminished mental capacity and had a history of wandering away from her family.

Any questions may be directed to Detective Santillan, Robbery Homicide Division, Homicide Special Section, at (213) 486-6890. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Southwest Area Narcotics Enforcement Detail arrested two men after a Large Methamphetamine Seizure in South Los Angeles.

On Sunday, March 3rd 2019, investigators were investigating reports of narcotic activity at a motel located at 7400 block of South San Pedro Street. They observed an individual enter a vehicle at the motel, armed with a handgun. He was detained, and when they consulted with the manager, they determined that there were two small children, aged 8 and 10, who had been left alone in the room.

When they conducted a welfare check, they found the children alone in the motel room. While providing for the safety of the children, they located duffle bags with methamphetamine, also inside the room.

The total gross weight of the methamphetamine was over 100 pounds, with an estimated street value of approximately one million dollars.

The parent, Hector Carrillo, a 31-year-old male Hispanic, was arrested for 11378 Health and Safety Code - Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales and Child Endangerment.

The other suspect, Cristian Martinez, a 25- year-old Male Hispanic, was arrested for 29800 (a)(1) of the Penal Code, Felon in Possession of a Firearm.


The children were unharmed and placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services.

The Department believes the suspects are part of a wider distribution narcotics ring operating in the Los Angeles area.

Any information regarding illegal narcotics activity in Southwest Division, please call (213) 485-2582. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Human Trafficking Suspect & Additional Victims Sought

Los Angeles: Vice Investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Area are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a Human Trafficking Suspect and any additional Victims.

On February 20, 2019, around 8:00 pm, a female approximately 20 years old walked into an LAPD police station to report she was a victim of Human Trafficking.

The suspect had loaned the victim money and forced her to prostitute herself, to repay the loan. The suspect knew the victim's financial struggles and coerced her to continue to work as a prostitute. When she refused, the suspect escalated his aggression causing the victim to fear for her safety.

The suspect is a 27-year-old male black with black hair styled in long dreads and brown eyes. He is approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 165 pounds. He has tattoos on both arms, and frequents the Hollywood and North Hollywood areas.

Anyone who sees the Suspect or has additional information is urged to call the Van Nuys Community Police Station at (818) 374-9500. If you are a Victim of Human Trafficking you are urged to call Officer Smith at (818) 374-0073. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Rampart Burglary detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspects responsible for burglarizing a mail room.

On January 24, 2019, around 1:50 p.m., the suspect(s) entered an apartment complex in the 1300 block of West 7th Street and on three separate occasions in the month of February. The suspect gained entry through the locked apartment complex with a key fob. He then rode the elevator to the second floor where the mail room is located. The suspect then used a counterfeit mailbox key to open mailboxes and remove the mail. He also has an electronic code to access the package locker to remove packages.

First suspect is described as a male, Hispanic, stands between 6 feet and 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighs between 210-230 pounds, wearing a black/gold Dodgers cap.

Second suspect is described as a female, white, stands 5 feet 3 inches, weighs around 140 pounds, wearing a black track suit.

Third suspect is a male, Hispanic, stands 5 feet 9 inches, weighs around 230 pounds, wearing a blue hoodie.



Anyone with information is urged to call Rampart Burglary Detective Elizabeth Holguin at (213) 484-3486. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Chinatown: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Division are seeking the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of three suspects who attempted to rob a jewelry store.

On February 26, 2019, at approximately 2:50 p.m., two male Black suspects exited an orange Ford Mustang with paper plates in front of a jewelry store at the 800 block of North Broadway.

The first suspect was carrying what appered to be a black semi-auto rifle. The second suspect was carrying a hammer. The owners of the jewelry store saw the suspects approaching the door and locked the door. The first suspect attempted to enter the store and upon realizing the door was locked, turned around and both suspects ran back to the waiting Ford Mustang.

The vehicle pulled away from the curb and was involved in a traffic collision with a ride share vehicle, which tried to follow the Ford Mustang. The ride share vehicle lost sight of the Ford Mustang as it headed southbound Alameda at Cesar Chavez.

Both suspects were described as male Black, approximately 5 feet 3 inches tall, approximately 150 pounds, in their 20s.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Scott at 213-996-1868, or Detective Mazzacano at 213-996-1877. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-247 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Chinatown: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's, Central Division are seeking the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of a outstanding robbery suspect along with a suspect impersonating a LAPD officer.

On February 26, 2019, about 11:30 a.m., a grand theft occurred at Jewelry Store at the 800 block of North Broadway in the Chintatown area of Los Angeles. Officers were able to locate Gerald Roberts, a 19 year-old, from Los Angeles. Roberts was arrested and booked for Grand Theft with a Bail amount Set for $20,000.00.

The second suspect is still being sought and is described as a male Black, black hair, brown eyes, standing at approximately 6 feet tall, and weighing approximately 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing sunglasses, a brown cap, red polo shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes.

On February 26, 2019, about 3:45 p.m., a male Hispanic entered the jewelry store and identified himself as a Los Angeles Police Department detective and he wanted to get a chain similar to the one that was stolen earlier that day.

The jewelry store owner did not feel comfortable and asked for a business card, which the suspect provided and then left the store.

The jewelry store owner then called LAPD Central Area Detectives to report the incident.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, approximately 180 pounds, in his 20s. The suspect was wearing a blue Dodgers baseball cap, sunglasses, a Dodgers shirt, blue jeans, with a badge, and a set of handcuffs clipped to his left hip.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Lee at 213-996-1860 or Detective Mazzacano at 213-996-1877. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-247 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Van Nuys: Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspects responsible for killing 34-year-old Jorge Soto of Northridge.

On February 25, 2019, around 2:10 a.m., West Valley Area uniformed patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "Ambulance Shooting" in the 15800 block of Stagg Street. When officers arrived, they located a male victim in the parking lot of a business, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he died.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was engaged in a verbal dispute with several suspects that were seated inside of a vehicle. One of the suspects exited the vehicle and shot the victim before re-entering the vehicle and fleeing the location. There is no suspect or vehicle description.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Dave Peteque, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1934. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


In-Custody Death on Hollywood Freeway and North Alameda Street

**The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department's understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**

North Hollywood:
Los Angeles Police Department's Force Investigation Division is investigating an in-custody death in which a male was pronounced dead at the scene.

On February 12, 2019, at approximately 3:25 p.m., a uniformed California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer observed a pedestrian on the Hollywood Freeway at Alameda Street. The CHP officer stopped his vehicle in the middle of southbound lanes and detained the pedestrian, later identified as Oscar Javier Rojas, and moved him to the south shoulder of the freeway.

An off duty, uniformed, LAPD lieutenant observed the CHP officer and stopped to assist. The CHP officer asked the LAPD lieutenant to guard Rojas, who was handcuffed, so he could move his vehicle out of traffic lanes. When the CHP officer returned to his vehicle, Rojas attempted to flee from the LAPD Lieutenant who took Rojas to the ground. The CHP officer returned to assist the LAPD lieutenant. Rojas began to foam blood from his mouth, and a rescue ambulance was requested to respond for the medical emergency. The CHP officer and LAPD lieutenant attempted lifesaving measures.

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) responded to the scene and attempted lifesaving measures to no avail. Rojas was pronounced dead at the scene.

Force Investigation Division and the CHP's Special Investigation Team (SIT) responded and are handling the investigation.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. The FID investigation will ultimately be reviewed by the Chief of Police, the Office of the Inspector General and Board of Police Commissioners for compliance with the Department's policy. Additionally, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Justice System Integrity Division will conduct a comprehensive review of the facts of the incident.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to call the LAPD at any of the following numbers:
• During business hours at (213) 486-5230;
• During non-business hours or on weekends at (877)-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247);
• Anonymously 24-hours a day to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or by texting "LAPD" and your tip to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S); or
• Online at www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.


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Van Nuys: Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspects responsible for killing 34-year-old Jorge Soto of Northridge.

On February 25, 2019, around 2:10 a.m., West Valley Area uniformed patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "Ambulance Shooting" in the 15800 block of Stagg Street. When officers arrived, they located a male victim in the parking lot of a business, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he died.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was engaged in a verbal dispute with several suspects that were seated inside of a vehicle. One of the suspects exited the vehicle and shot the victim before re-entering the vehicle and fleeing the location. There is no suspect or vehicle description.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Dave Peteque, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1934. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Canoga Park: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Topanga Division are seeking the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect responsible for robbing two 24 hour businesses.

The first robbery occurred on February 12, 2019, in the 22800 block of Saticoy Street. The second occurred on February 15, 2019, in the 6400 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Both robberies occurred between the hours of 3:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. The suspect enters the store, approaches the counter, removes a handgun from his waistband, points it at the cashier and demands money. The suspect leaves the location on foot, and has been seen in a gray or silver sedan.

The suspect is described as a male Black with brown eyes and a mustache. He stands 5 feet
7 inches to 6 feet tall and weighs 160-170 pounds. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.



Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Kohl at 818-756-3520. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-247
(877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Van Nuys: The family of Laura Loyola Cabrera and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Area are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Laura was last seen on February 21, 2019, around 6:55 a.m., in the 6700 block of Sepulveda Boulevard in Van Nuys. Shortly after she was reported missing, an MTA bus driver reported that he dropped off a woman matching Laura's description at Foothill Boulevard and Polk Street.
Laura suffers from Dementia and Lupus and has not taken her medication.

Laura is described as a 53-year-old female Hispanic with burgundy hair, brown eyes, heavy build and medium complexion. She stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 189 pounds. Laura's care taker stated she could possibly be around the San Fernando Valley or may be headed to the downtown Los Angeles Area.

Laura was last seen wearing a yellow jacket, white shirt, brown skirt to her knees, red and white long socks and black shoes. She was also carrying a purple blanket.


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Laura Loyola Cabrera, please contact Van Nuys Area Detectives at 818-374-0040 or 818-374-9500. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in apprehending multiple Grand Theft Suspects who have been targeting high end makeup retail stores in the Los Angeles area.

In January of 2019, the Los Angeles Police Department Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section was investigating and attempting to identify suspects responsible for a series of Organized Retail Grand Thefts occurring at high end makeup retail stores located at the Beverly Center Mall and another in Studio City. The suspects enter the businesses with empty purses or shopping bags. The suspects conceal high dollar fragrances in the empty bags and leave the store without paying for the merchandise. In some incidents, the suspects were confronted by employees who attempted to retrieve the merchandise and were overpowered by the suspects. The suspects are responsible for property loss in the thousands of dollars. The suspects have also targeted stores in the city of Marina Del Rey, Tustin and Glendale.

Suspect #1; female black, black hair, brown eyes, 5'04", 130lbs, approximately 25 to 30 years old.

Suspect #2; male black, black hair, brown eyes, 6'04", 230lbs, approximately 25 to 30 years old.

Suspect #3; female black, black hair with red streaks, brown eyes, 5'05", 175lbs, approximately 25 to 30 years old.

Suspect #4; female black, brown hair, brown eyes, 5'03", 125lbs, approximately 18 to 20 years old.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section Detective Prieto at 213-486-6940. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-247 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Masked Gang Members Arrested for Burglarizing Home in Encino

Encino: Over the past several months, the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Valley Area Burglary Detectives and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Officials have been diligently working as a team to curb the burglary problem that plagues the Encino and Tarzana areas of Los Angeles.

On February 15, 2019, Parole Agent Jason Cagnollati was monitoring the activity of Maurice Lavell Bull, a South Los Angeles resident and documented gang member on parole for burglary. At about 8:00 p.m., Cagnollati noticed that Bull’s ankle monitor showed him stopped in the 3700 block of Caribeth Drive. Due to his familiarity with Bull’s criminal background as a prolific burglar and the high number of burglaries reported in that area of Encino, Cagnollati called Detective William Dunn, West Valley Burglary Unit, to assist in monitoring Bull’s activity.

Dunn subsequently solicited the help from West Valley Division patrol personnel and had uniformed officers respond to Caribeth Drive. As the officers arrived in the 3600 block of Caribeth Drive, they immediately observed two masked suspects loading bags and boxes into a white BMW parked on Caribeth Drive. A foot pursuit ensued, and the first suspect captured was Anthony Parker, a Roland Heights resident and associate of Bull. As the officers detained Parker, they discovered that he was armed with a fully loaded semi-automatic handgun which was rendered safe and held as evidence. Thereafter, a perimeter was quickly established for the second masked suspect that ran from the scene.

With the assistance of Parole Agent Cagnollati, Topanga Division patrol personnel, Air Support Division and Metropolitan Division K-9 Units, Bull was successfully apprehended a few blocks away from the crime scene.

The victims came home as the investigation took place and identified the items carried by both Bull and Parker as their personal property valued at $59,000 dollars. Officers returned the stolen items to the victims who subsequently provided surveillance video of Bull and Parker exiting their ransacked home. 

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Anyone with information is urged to call West Valley Burglary Detective Dunn at (818) 374-7769. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.  Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an onlinetip.  Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.