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64-Year-Old Missing Man

Los Angeles: The family of Gerald Lipeles and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in locating him.

Gerald was last seen on October 3, 2016, in the 1400 block of Grand Ave in the City Of Los Angeles. Gerald was last seen wearing a yellow t-shirt and white shorts. Gerald's family is concerned for his safety.

Geraldine is described as a 64-year-old male, gray hair, brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 8 inches, and weighs about approximately 140 pounds.

Gerald Lipeles

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Gerald Lipeles, please contact Detective L. Saiza , LAPD Missing Persons Unit, at (213) 996-1800. 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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Homicide in Harbor Division

San Pedro: The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the murder suspect of 47-year old Pierre Migara Balasuriya.

On Saturday, November 5, 2016, around 7:05 a.m., the suspect and Mr.Balasuriya were at the 300 block of West 9th Street. Mr. Balasuriya and the suspect were involved in an argument when the suspect produced a handgun and fired shots striking Mr. Balasuriya. The suspect then fled the location.

Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the Mr. Balasuriya to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Harbor Division Homicide Detective Dave Maffei or Officer Romulo at (310) 726-7880 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 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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67-Year-Old Missing Man

Los Angeles: The family of Michael Loren Dolan and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public's assistance in locating him.

Mr. Loren was last seen on October 20, 2016, in the 10000 block of Vassar Avenue in the city of Los Angeles. Mr. Dolan is described as a 67-year-old male White, gray hair, blue eyes, 5 feet and wearing white shorts. Mr. Dolan weighs approximately 180 pounds. Mr. Dolan was last seen driving a White Dodge Ram License number 8M31439.


Mr. Michael Loren Dolan

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Michael Loren Dolan, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, Detective Palmer (213) 996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. 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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87-Year-Old Critical Missing Elderly Man

Los Angeles: The family of Mr. William Peoples and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in locating him.

Mr. Peoples, was last seen on October 26, 2016, around 5 p.m., in the 2000 block of West 99th Street in the city of Los Angeles.

Mr. Peoples is an 87-year-old male Black, with black and gray hair. He has brown eyes, stands 5' 8" and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a light colored shirt and blue jeans. He is driving a 1970 light blue-teal Ford pick-up truck, license 5D16462. Mr. Peoples is missing his left arm and suffers from dementia and diabetes.


Mr. Peoples

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of William Peoples contact Detective P. Roman, LAPD Missing Persons Unit, at (213) 996-1800. 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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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck recovering after dirt bike accident

On Saturday, October 29, 2016, LAPD Chief of Police Charlie Beck was riding his motorcycle off road in the Tehachapi Mountains, north of Los Angeles, with a group friends.  Chief Beck fell on a rocky trail and fractured his pelvis. He was able to ride his bike back to his truck and after driving home received emergency medical care at a local hospital.  “I want to thank everyone for their well-wishes as I recuperate from my recent motorcycle mishap,” said Chief Beck.  “As always, I am in constant contact with my LAPD command staff and will be working diligently while I recuperate to continue leading the men and women of the LAPD.”  Beck will receive follow up care, which may include surgery on Monday.  Doctors say he is expected to have a full, speedy recovery and return to the office within the next week.

Chief Beck has been a competitive off-road motorcycle rider for the past 40 years and is a current and past National Police & Fire Champion.

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Homicide Outside Hollywood Club

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide detectives are investigating a fatal beating that occurred outside of Hollywood Nightclub.

On Sunday, October 30, 2016, around 2:35 a.m., Hollywood Area officers were in the area of Hollywood Boulevard and Cahuenga Boulevard when citizens advised the officers of a man down near a vehicle parked in front of a nightclub in the 1600 block of Cahuenga Boulevard.

The officers found a victim that had suffered blunt force trauma. The victim was unconscious. Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses advised that after the Nightclub closed, people were outside when two women got into a fight. Thereafter, two male suspects chased the victim and punched and kicked him, causing his death. One suspect fled the location on a party bus. A second suspect fled on foot.

Hollywood Area officers stopped the bus and arrested one suspect.

The victim was identified as 29-year-old Devon Jelkes of Los Angeles. The suspect was identified as 34-year-old Dietrich Canterberry of Anaheim. Canterberry was arrested for Murder, 187 PC, with a bail of two million dollars. The case will be presented to the District Attorney for filing consideration on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

The second suspect was described as a male Black, He stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 185 pounds. He is approximately 35 years of age. He was last seen wearing dark pants and a white t-shirt.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact West Bureau Homicide at (213) 382-9470. 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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Elderly Woman Missing

Update: Ms. Carias has been found.

Los Angeles: The family of Berta Carias and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public's assistance in locating her.

Ms. Carias was last seen on October 27, 2016, in the 300 block of Saint Andrews Place in the city of Los Angeles. Ms. Carias is a 65-year-old female Hispanic, brown/red hair, brown eyes,
5 feet and weighs 160 pounds. She is wearing a colored shirt, sweat pants and white shoes.

Ms. Berta Carias

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Ms. Carais, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, Detective Mercado (213) 996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. 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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Fatal Stabbing in Pacoima

Pacoima: The Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred at a flyer party in Pacoima.

On Saturday, October 29, 2016, at around 2:20 a.m., Foothill Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of a possible "Ambulance Cutting, Man Down," at 12400 block of Bernadette Street in Pacoima.

When the officers arrived they found Mr. Victor Garcia, 22-years old, from the City of El Monte lying on the street and witnesses performing C.P.R.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and transported Mr. Garcia to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The preliminary investigation reveals, Mr. Garcia had attended a flyer party at the 12400 block of Bernadette Street in Pacoima. The suspects became so intoxicated and belligerent that the homeowner asked them to leave the party. This further angered the suspects and they became confrontational.

Once the suspects had left the yard an altercation ensued in the street in front of the residence. During the confrontation the suspects fought with Mr. Garcia.

One of the suspects armed himself with a knife and stabbed Mr. Garcia causing the fatal injuries.

The suspect (s) fled the scene in various vehicles, no further information is available.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact Valley Bureau Homicide Detective John Doerbecker at (818) 374-1943. 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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67-Year-Old Woman Missing Since Nov. 1, 2015

Los Angeles: The family of Juliah Karwitha and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in locating Ms. Karwitha who has been missing now for one year.

On November 1, 2015, around 8:30 a.m., Ms. Karwitha was last seen in the 7000 block of Reseda Boulevard, in the city of Reseda. Her family and friends have not stopped looking for her. Karwitha's family is extremely concerned that she has not been located.

Ms. Karwitha is described as a 67-year-old female black with black hair, brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds. Ms. Karwitha was last seen wearing a brown hat, brown scarf, green sweater, black pants, and blue shoes.

(Juliah Karwitha)

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Juliah Karwitha, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons Unit, Detective A. Mercado at (213) 996-1800. 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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Hit & Run Collision Leaves Pedestrian Severely Injured

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision, which left a 72-year-old woman severely injured.

On October 17, 2016, around 1:20 p.m., a hit and run traffic collision occurred in a parking lot in the 15000 block of Sherman Way. An elderly woman was walking across the parking lot when the suspect drove in reverse and collided with her. The suspect continued in reverse and ran over the victim causing serious injuries. The suspect fled the scene failing to identify himself and render aid.

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

The suspect is described as a male Black, approximately 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans and a blue and yellow shirt.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a possible 2005, blue, four door, Audi.
The vehicle had prior damage to the front passenger side.



The investigation is ongoing, anyone who may have witnessed or have any information about this traffic collision is asked to contact The Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Detectives, Officer Fredo at (818) 644-8037 or Detective III Bustos at (818) 644-8021, during normal business hours. After-hours calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247) the Valley Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 473-0222. 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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