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Hit and Run Fatal Traffic Collision

South Los Angeles: A Hit and Run Fatal Traffic Collision occurred in the 14000 block of Orchard Avenue.

On July 27, 2016, around 8 p.m., a motorist was travelling southbound on Orchard Avenue at a high rate of speed. The motorist ran off the roadway and collided into a house where a group of elders were gathered for religious purposes. Eleven people were injured and one fatality. The victim died at a local hospital has not been identified pending next of kin notification.

The motorist failed to remain at scene and identify herself or render aid as required by law. The vehicle is in police custody and described as a 1999 Buick Regal, maroon in color.

The suspect is described as a female black, 35 to 40 years of age, red hair and possibly lives in the area.

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information about this incident, or for more information, is requested to call South Traffic Division Watch Commander at 323-421-2540, or South Traffic Division, Detectives at 323-421-2500 on weekdays between 7a.m., to 5 p.m. 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.


Robbery Caught On Security Video

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department’s Newton Division detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a robbery suspect.

On Saturday, July 23, 2016 around 12:20 p.m., the suspect walked into a local business, produced a handgun, and pointed it at the employee.  The suspect then demanded the money, took the money and fled the business.

The suspect is described as a male Black, around 25 years old, black hair, and brown eyes.  He stands 6 feet tall and weighs around 180 pounds.  The suspect was wearing a red baseball hat, grey hooded sweatshirt, dark shorts, and red shoes.










Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Newton Area Robbery Detective Thompson or Officer Rose at 323-846-6572.  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 (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.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”


Aggravated Assault Investigation in Hollenbeck Area

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department, Hollenbeck Crimes Against Persons Detectives are investigating two recent assaults where the suspect attacked the Victims using a hammer. One of the two assaults occurred at Grande Vista Avenue South of Union Pacific and the other occurred at New Jersey Street and Savannah Street.

On July 9, 2016, around 7:35 a.m., the suspect was seen rummaging through the victim's belongings, which were under a bridge overcrossing, on the west sidewalk of Grande Vista Avenue. As the victim attempted to get his attention, the suspect initially ignored him and a few seconds later attacked him with a hammer. The victim was struck on the head several times and lost consciousness. The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, stands 5 feet 10 inches tall, and weighs around 160 pounds. He is between 40-45 years of age, wearing a yellow and blue striped shirt.

On July 21, 2016, around 6:25 a.m., the second victim was walking his dog on the East sidewalk of Savannah Street, just south of New Jersey Street. The suspect approached from the rear and struck the victim in the back of his head with a hammer. The victim ran to his home and did not have a description of the suspect. Victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

A witness described the suspect as a White male, with long brown hair, black baseball cap, wearing gray flannel shirt and carrying a backpack.








 

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact LAPD Hollenbeck Crimes Against Persons Detective Arce-Dominguez or Detective R. Martinez. Either detectives can be reached at 323-342-8900 or 323-342-8900. 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 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.


Armed Suspect Shoots at Officers

**The following information is based on a preliminary, 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**

Watts: Los Angeles police officers were involved in violent exchange of gunfire late last night with a suspect who ran as he fired a handgun wounding an officer.

On July 25, 2016, around 11 p.m., Southeast Officers were conducting extra patrol in the Nickerson Gardens Community Housing Development due to recent shootings between rival gangs in the area. Officers observed a group of gang members gathered in the area of the baseball diamond and approached the group in order to disperse the group. Suddenly, one of the suspects separated from the group, began running from the officers at which time they observed him to be armed with a handgun. The officers gave chase and while running after the young male, the suspect pointed his handgun at the officers and fired several shots. The officers returned fire and multiple rounds were exchanged between the suspect and the officers. The foot pursuit continued while gunshots continued to be exchanged. One of the pursuing officers was struck by the gunfire. The suspect was also shot during the running gun battle.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the incident and pronounced the suspect dead at scene. The wounded officer was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound and later released.

A 9 mm semi-automatic handgun was recovered at scene along with numerous casings from the shooting. A photograph of the suspect's gun is attached below.







 

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division is conducting a thorough investigation of the officer-involved shooting which will be presented to the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners to determine whether the use of deadly force and tactics employed by the officers complied with LAPD's policies and procedures. The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office will also review the evidence collected during the investigation to determine whether any criminal laws were violated.

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.


Shooting leads to death in Boyle Heights NR16230

Boyle Heights: Los Angeles Police Department Hollenbeck Homicide detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects involved in the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Raul Ceja Jr.

On Friday, July 22, 2016, around 9:35 p.m., officers from the Hollenbeck patrol area responded to a radio call of an ambulance shooting in the 900 block of Mott Street.     

The Los Angeles City Fire personnel responded to the scene. Mr.Ceja failed to respond to medical treatment and was pronounced dead at scene.  

This is an ongoing investigation.        

Anyone with information is urged to contact Hollenbeck Homicide detectives at (213) 342-8959. 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 (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.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”

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LAPD Partners with Celebrities to Launch the #StopTheViolence Campaign

Los Angeles: In 2015, nearly one thousand people were shot in the City of Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the vast majority of shooting victims were young men of color shot by other young men of color. According to Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, "Far too many of our young men are victims of senseless shootings at the hand of suspects who look just like them. The time for change is here. The time to unify is now! Together we must stop the violence."

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, Chief Beck teamed up with Compton rapper The Game to launch the first in a
series of Public Service Announcements (PSA) to encourage the community to hear this message and more importantly, have the strength and courage to implement it so that ultimately, the result is peaceful action.

During the PSA, The Game states, "We have to be more positive. We have to stop killing one another. Humanity, it has to resurface. So this is my stand. A positive stand: to unite. Let's unite. Stop the violence. Be the change."

Throughout the #StopTheViolence Campaign, public figures will share a message that continued dialogue is crucial and that there needs to be mutual accountability to make our communities stronger and our neighborhoods thrive.

Media Outlets in Los Angeles, the nation and all around world are asked to join this movement and support this urgent call to action to #StopTheViolence and #BeTheChange.

The following is the first installment of the #StopTheViolence PSA featuring Police Chief Charlie Beck and Compton rapper The Game: https://goo.gl/photos/PtM7ihAXWfhT9Hgv5

Additional videos will be posted on LAPD's Social Media Platforms:

  • Twitter: @LAPDHQ
  • Twitter: @LAPDCRD
  • Twitter: @LAPDOnlineNews
  • Instagram: LAPDHQ
  • Instagram: LAPDCRD
  • Facebook.com/TheLAPD
  • www.LAPDOnline.org
  • YouTube Channel: LAPDCRD

For additional information, please contact Captain Ruby F. Malachi, or Police Officer Sara Faden, Community Relationship Division, at (213) 486-6000. For media inquiries for The Game, please contact Greg Miller at: (310) 765-4934, via e-mail at: greg@gmprllc.com.

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Stolen Moving Truck

Pacoima: The Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Area Auto Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a stolen Penske commercial truck containing sports apparel and business related items worth approximately $375,000 dollars.

On Sunday, July 17, 2016, around 11:30 p.m., the victim parked a yellow moving truck in the area of Herrick Avenue and Daventry Street in the City of Pacoima.

The victim locked the rear roll up door with a stainless steel master lock and secured the steering wheel with a grey twist steering wheel lock.

On Monday, July 18, 2016, around 8:00 a.m., the victim discovered that the truck had been stolen along with the items.

The victim is offering a $10,000 reward for the return of the Penske truck and all of the contents within it.

The moving truck is described as a 26 foot, yellow 2014, 1HC International Model: 4300/2 Door with an Indiana License Plate number 2162272.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Foothill Auto Detective Tavarez, at (818) 834-3111 during normal business hours. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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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12-Year-Old Missing Juvenile

Panorama City: The family of David Torres and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Mission Area are asking for the public’s help in locating 12-year-old David Torres.

David was last seen on July 19, 2016, around 12:45 a.m., in the 9200 block of Woodman Avenue. He left his residence to go outside and skateboard in the area of Woodman Avenue and Terra Bella Street. He has not been seen or heard from since, and his family is extremely concerned for his welfare.

David is described as a male Hispanic with short black hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs approximately 125 pounds and has a thin build. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, gray pants and carrying a black backpack.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of David Torres, please contact Mission Area Juvenile Detectives, at (818) 838-9810 or (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 Crime Stoppers at 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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