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Driver Hits Woman, Leaves Her in Street

Los Angeles: Detectives from West Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in identifying a Hit and Run driver who struck a woman on Wilshire Boulevard and June Street.

On March 29, 2015, around 10:40 p.m., a 27-year-old woman was walking North bound on Wilshire Boulevard, East of June Street, when she was struck by a vehicle.

The vehicle, identified only as dark in color and with tinted windows, continued eastbound on Wilshire Boulevard and failed to stop and render aid to the critically injured victim.

Anyone with information about this incident, or for more information, is asked to call West Traffic Division at (213) 473-0234. During non-business hours or on the 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.


LAPD DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols

What: DUI Saturation Patrol

When: Thursday, April 2, 2015, 4 P.M. to
Friday, April 3, 2015, 12 A.M.

Where: Central Bureau
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What: DUI Saturation Patrol

When: Thursday, April 2, 2015, 4 P.M. to
Friday, April 3, 2015, 12 A.M.

Where: Hollywood Area
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What: Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When: Friday, April 3, 2015, 8 P.M. to
Saturday, April 4, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where: Huntington Drive at Pueblo Avenue
Los Angeles, California
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What: Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When: Friday, April 3, 2015, 8 P.M. to
Saturday, April 4, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where: Van Nuys Boulevard at Kewen Avenue
Pacoima, California
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What: DUI Saturation Patrol

When: Saturday, April 4, 2015, 5 P.M. to
Sunday, April 5, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where: Southeast Area
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Note: Checkpoints are subject to change or cancellation.

Why:
Over the past three years, there have been 7,048 DUI-related traffic collisions in Los Angeles, which have resulted in 60 fatalities and 2,818 injuries.

The Los Angeles Police Department reminds everyone that they can assist in preventing this crime from ever occurring. If you are planning a gathering or celebration with alcohol included, or if you are out on the town, plan ahead and designate a non-drinking sober driver. A DUI or drug-impaired arrest can costs up to $10,000 or even more, including time in jail, the loss or your driver license and high insurance rates.

The aforementioned enforcement efforts are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Remember, everyone is encouraged to help keep our roadways safe; Report Drunk Drivers - Call 911!

MEDIA NOTES:
To schedule an interview regarding the Los Angeles Police Department traffic safety efforts, please contact Officer Don Inman, Traffic Coordination Section, at (213) 486-0690.

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Burglary Suspect Caught on Camera

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Division are asking for the public's help to identify a suspect responsible for residential burglary.

On Sunday, March 24, 2015, between the hours of 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m., the suspect gained entry into victim's residence in the 1600 block of Woods Drive through an unlocked back door. Once inside, the suspect removed victim's property and fled on foot. The suspect's actions were captured on a surveillance camera.

The suspect is described as a male White, 5'09" to 5'-11" tall, 170-190 pounds, and approximately 45 years of age.



Anyone with information about this burglary or who can help identify the suspect is asked to call
Detectives from Hollywood Division at (213) 972-2928. 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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477). 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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31st Annual Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay, The Largest Police Foot Pursuit in the World

Los Angeles: From the early morning hours of Saturday, March 28 to Sunday, March 29, 2015, 262 teams with 5,240 runners, ran a 20-stage relay race over 120 miles from Baker, California to Las Vegas, Nevada.

This year, the Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay brought representatives from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and from around the nation for the spirited competition that promotes physical fitness, teamwork and camaraderie. Runners were not only sworn police officers, but, judges, probation officers, district attorneys, US Attorneys and full time civilian police personnel.

Proving his commitment to employee wellness and support for law enforcement, Chief Charlie Beck ran the anchor leg for LAPD's Headquarters Team. "It was an honor to participate in the world famous Baker to Vegas Relay. This race takes months to physically and mentally prepare for, and no one was truly prepared for the near freezing to nearly 100 degree temperatures. I'm proud of all of the participants, from every department, but I am especially inspired and proud of our LAPD Department Team who finished with a winning time of 12:53:17, our Southeast Station Team who finished with a time of 14:43:27 and our LAPD Women's Team who again won the women's category in 15:49:30. This is the 5th consecutive win for the LAPD Women's Team, a remarkable and significant accomplishment" said Chief Beck.

On the evening the race concluded, an awards ceremony took place to formally announce the winners in each category, introduce the more than 145 law enforcement dignitaries, chiefs of police, sheriffs and agents-in-charge at the Westgate Hotel and thank the thousands of support staff, volunteers, family members and friends.

For more information about the Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay, please visit: http://bakervegas.net.

For further information, please call LAPD Media Relations at (213) 486-5910 or visit our website www.lapdonline.org.

 

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Injured Man Rode his Bicycle to Nearby Hospital

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Major Assault Crimes detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that may lead to the arrest of the suspect responsible for the stabbing of a victim.

On March 21, 2015, around 8:20 p.m., Wilshire officers received a radio call, "Respond to a hospital regarding an ADW with a knife", in the 2300 block of S. La Cienega Boulevard. Upon arrival officers met with the victim who stated he and the suspect became involved in a verbal altercation over a parking issue.

The altercation escalated and the suspect removed a knife from his right rear waistband and stabbed the victim on the left side of his neck. The victim then rode his bicycle to the nearest hospital to treat his injuries. The victim is in stable condition and was released from the hospital.


The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, between 25-35 years-old. He stands between 5 feet 8 inches tall and 5 feet 9 inches tall. He weighs between 170-180 pounds. He was wearing all white clothing.
The suspect also had a passenger in his car at the time of the incident. She is described as a female Hispanic, between 25-35 years-old. She stands between 5 feet 6 inches tall and 5 feet 7 inches tall. She weighs between 135-140 pounds. She was wearing a black v-neck blouse, light pants and light shoes.
The suspect car is described as a possible late 1990 to early 2000 Toyota Four Runner (SUV), silver in color.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Wilshire Major Assault Detective C. Guel at (213) 922-8229. During non-business hours or on the 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 www.LAPDOonline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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15-year-old Critical Missing Girl

April 13, 2015
UPDATE


Updated:
Earlier today Kimberly Greenberg was located in Culver City. Kimberly has been reunited with her mother.

There are several people being detained by Los Angeles Police Department while detectives continue their investigation.

LAPD has been working with Federal Bureau of Investigation and Culver City Police Department during this investigation. Any questions should be directed to Media Relations Section at (213)486-5910.

Los Angeles: The family of Kimberly Greenberg and the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Area detectives are asking for the public's help in locating Kimberly.

Kimberly was last seen on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, around 8:00 p.m., in the 11200 Block of Westminster Avenue in the City of Los Angeles. Kimberly is currently taking medication and her family is extremely concerned. Kimberly has not contacted any family member. Kimberly is diagnosed with autism.

Kimberly is described as a 15-year-old Hispanic female with brown hair and brown eyes. She stands 4 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 110 pounds, a small build and light complexion. She was last seen wearing a red sweater, jeans and Ugg Shoes.

Anyone with information regarding Kimberly Greenberg whereabouts is asked to contact LAPD, Pacific Division Watch Commander at (310) 482-6371. 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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LAPD Valley Bureau Asian Pacific Islander Community Forum

WHAT:
An opportunity for members of the Asian Pacific Islander Community to meet and get to know Operations-Valley Bureau's (OVB) new leadership at each of the seven Areas and Bureau levels. This Forum will provide members of the Asian Pacific Islander Community with a chance to begin a dialogue on issues important to their culture. LAPD OVB is dedicated to enhancing the relationship with members of the Asian Pacific Islander Community and law enforcement within the San Fernando Valley.

WHEN:
Thursday, April 16, 2015
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE:
St. John Baptist De La Salle Church
10738 Hayvenhurst Avenue
Granada Hills, California 91344

WHO:
LAPD Operations-Valley Bureau Command Staff
LAPD Area Commanding Officers
Community Members of the San Fernando Valley
Political and Consular Representatives from the Asian Pacific Islander Community

WHY:
The LAPD is a leader in community policing. By hosting a Community Forum, OVB will be working hand-in-hand with members of the Asian Pacific Islander Community in order to address issues and concerns specific to their culture and law enforcement within the San Fernando Valley.

CONTACT:
For further information contact Officer Camille Sosa, OVB Community Outreach Unit, at
(818) 644-8105.

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UPDATE: UC Berkeley Student Goes Missing Near USC

UPDATE
March 30, 2015


Updated:
Earlier today the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit learned that the California Highway Patrol conducted an investigation of a tragic traffic collision that took place on the Eastbound 10 Freeway on Saturday, March 28th around 2:25 a.m. During the investigation, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office confirmed that the pedestrian struck on the freeway was unfortunately our Missing Person, Mr. Eloi Vasquez.

The family is understandably very distraught and has respectfully asked for privacy.

For more information regarding this horrific traffic accident, please call the California Highway Patrol.

Los Angeles: The family of 19 year-old, Eloi Vasquez and the Los Angeles Police Department Southwest Area detectives are requesting the public's assistance in locating him.

Eloi was last seen on March 28, 2015 around 1:30 a.m., in the 600 block of West 28th Street attending a party with friends. Eloi advised his friends that he wanted to take a walk. Eloi left the party and did not return. Concerned friends tried to make contact with him the following morning but had no success.

His family is concerned that he has not been located. Eloi did not have money or an identification card with him.

Eloi Vasquez, is described as a Hispanic male with black hair, brown eyes, stands 6 feet tall, and weighs around 175 pounds. He was wearing a white t-shirt, grey pants and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information on Eloi Vasquez whereabouts is asked to contact Southwest Area Watch Commander at (213) 486-8582. 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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Multiple Injuries in L.A. Metro Train Traffic Collision

Los Angeles: A driver in his vehicle was struck by a Metro Train, leaving both the driver and train conductor with injuries on Saturday.

On March 28, 2015, around 10:55 a.m., a traffic collision occurred in the intersection of Exposition Boulevard and USC Wyatt Way. The 21-year-old driver was travelling eastbound on Exposition Boulevard and negotiated a left turn at USC Wyatt Way when his vehicle, a 2013 Hyundai Sonata, was struck by the train. At the time of the collision the train was travelling eastbound.

The driver and the train operator suffered severe injuries and were both transported to a local hospital in stable condition. Also 10 commuters on the train suffered non-life threatening injuries and were transported to local hospitals in the area.

A Unified Command was established with the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, University of Southern California Department of Public Safety and Metro. It is the Los Angeles Police Department lead with South Traffic Division having primary investigative responsibility.

Anyone with further information regarding this collision can contact South Traffic Detectives at (323) 421-2500. After hours and weekends, please contact South Traffic Division Watch Commander at (323) 421-2540. During non-business hours or on the 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 www.LAPDOonline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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Sexual Assault Suspect Sought

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Devonshire Area Sexual Assault detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect responsible for sexually assaulting a victim in the Chatsworth area.

On March 27, 2015, around 8:30 p.m., a female was walking alone in the 10000 block of Cozycroft Avenue in the city of Chatsworth. The victim was knocked to the ground, lost consciousness and was sexually assaulted. She awakened approximately 15 minutes later. The suspect fled the location.

The suspect is described only as a male Hispanic.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Devonshire Division's Sexual Assault Unit at (818) 832-0609. *After 6:00 p.m. on March 28, 2015 only, please call
(818) 832-0633. 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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