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Rampart Area Shootings Leave Two Wounded

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for shooting two victims.

On April 23, 2017, around 3:40 p.m., Rampart Area officers responded to a shooting call in the 2400 block of Kent Street in the city of Los Angeles. Upon their arrival, officers discovered a male suffering from a gunshot wound. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported him to a local hospital where he was in stable condition.

About 20 minutes later, around 4:00 p.m., Rampart Area officers responded to another shooting call in the 1600 block of West 12th Place. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male victim who had been shot. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the male to a local hospital where he is in stable condition.

The suspect vehicle in both shootings was described as a white Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with a ladder in the bed area. The truck also has custom black rims. The truck had a possible partial license plate of "931" or "331". Below are images from one of the shooting scenes.



One of the suspects was described as a male Hispanic, 20-21 years old with black hair and brown eyes. He weighed approximately 180-200 pounds and was wearing a black T-shirt.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Rampart Area Gang Detectives at (213)484-3660. 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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Detectives Seek Additional Victims of Sexual Assault

Mission Hills: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Division are seeking additional victims who may have had contact with Jorge Enrique Lopez-Maza, aka "Julio Ramirez-Sarmiento."

On April 21, 2017, Lopez-Maza approached a lost six-year-old female child inside a shopping center in Panorama City. He engaged in a conversation with her, gained her trust, and subsequently lured her outside into an isolated area of the parking lot. Lopez-Maza then sexually assaulted her behind some metal recycling bins.

Jorge Enrique Lopez-Maza, a 26-year-old from Los Angeles, was arrested on April 21, 2017 and booked for 209(A) PC - Kidnap to Commit Lewd Act Upon a Child. Lopez-Maza is currently in custody and being held on $1,000,000 bail.

Anyone with information about additional victims is asked to call Detective Support and Vice Division Threat Management Unit, Detective Madero, at (213) 996-1375. 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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Class 10B-16 Recruit Graduation


April 14, 2017 – Chief Charlie Beck welcomed and addressed the newest thirty seven members of the LAPD at a graduation ceremony on the field of the Elysian Park Police Academy. The new officers were joined by their family and friends at a time honored ceremony in front of Department brass and City dignitaries.

The new officers successfully completed a comprehensive, highly structured, 920 hour rigorous training program during 24 weeks. The training program includes classroom instruction, practical exercises, and scenarios to help each officer develop the knowledge and skills to excel in law enforcement.

The officers begin their assignments on the streets of Los Angeles this weekend. For more information on how you can become a Los Angeles Police officer, please visit www.joinLAPD.com.

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78-Year-Old Missing Male Adult

Mid Wilshire: The family of Raymond Mitchell and Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public's help in locating him.

On February 20, 2017, Raymond was last seen 5:30 a.m., in the 8700 block of Beverly Boulevard leaving Cedar Sanai Hospital. He has not been seen or heard from since and his family is extremely concerned for his safety. Raymond has two missing front teeth and a prosthetic left ear.

Raymond Mitchell is described as a 78-year-old male Black with grey hair and black eyes. He stands 6 feet tall and weighs around 175 pounds. He was wearing a black leather jacket, blue pants, and white tennis shoes.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Raymond Mitchell, please contact Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit at (213) 996-1800. During non-busiess 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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Critical Missing 6-Year-Old Boy

Los Angeles: The family of West Burnett and detectives from Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Division are asking for the public's assistance in locating him.

On April 26, 2017, West was last seen 8:35 a.m., in the 800 block of Coeur D'Alene Avenue at Coeur D'Alene Avenue Elementary School. West was taken by his mother Nisha Burnett, who does not have custody rights. Nisha was driving a 2004 Gold BMW, with California license plate 6WAP644. His family is concerned for his safety.

West is described as a 6-year-old male White with brown hair and blue eyes. He stands 4 feet tall and weighs approximately 40 pounds. West was last seen wearing a light blue sweater and brown pants.


(West Burnett)..................... (Nisha Burnett)

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of West Burnett or Nisha Burnett, please contact Pacific Detectives at (310) 482-6334. 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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Murder Suspect Captured on Video

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a murder suspect captured on video.

On April 16, 2017, around 10:50 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of South Westlake Avenue for an assault with a deadly weapon call. When the officers arrived they found a victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. The investigation revealed that the victim and the suspect were inside an apartment building when they began arguing. The suspect suddenly approached the victim with a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times.

The suspect was last seen running out of the apartment building holding a knife in an unknown direction.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local area hospital where the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The suspect is described as a male, Hispanic, 25-35 years old, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, short brown hair and heavy build. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, black shorts and black shoes.




Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Rampart Homicide Detective's Detective Martinez at (213) 484-3642 or Detective Chung at (213) 484-3643. 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 go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."

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Residential Burglary Suspects Caught on Video

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying burglary suspects.

On April 7, 2017, around 1:10 p.m., two suspects knocked on the front door of a residence in the 14000 block of Davana Terrace in the City of Los Angeles. When there was no response, the suspects walked along the side of the house to the backyard. The suspects smashed the backdoor glass, entered the location, stole miscellaneous jewelry, and fled through the front door.

Suspect-1 is described as a male white, 20-25 years old with black hair. He stands approximately 5 foot 10 inches to 6 feet tall and weighs 160-170 pounds. He was wearing a black "Raiders" sweat shirt, blue shorts, and black shoes.

Suspect-2 is described as a male white, 20-25 years old with brown hair. He stands approximately 5 foot 10 inches to 5 foot 11 inches tall and weighs 150-160 pounds. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue shirt, black pants, and white tennis shoes.




 

 

 

 

 

 

The suspect vehicle is a late model, white 4-door Audi Q7 with black paper plates and was driven by a third suspect.

These suspects are believed to be involved in a residential burglary that occurred in North Hollywood.

To view the video of the suspect please go to www.lapdonline.org.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Van Nuys Burglary Detective Diamond at (818) 374-0029 or Detective Krauss at (818) 374-0031. 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.


Community Members Detain Criminal Threats Suspect

San Pedro: On April 19, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., Harbor Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of an unknown male outside the Bogdanovich Recreation Center, threatening to kill children. Officers responded to the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect left the area in his vehicle. Bogdanovich Recreation Center and Bogdanovich Preschool were placed on lock down and parents were notified.

Concerned citizens, who were made aware of the incident, released the information of the suspect using social media. A short time later, a private citizen located the suspect in his vehicle in the area of 25th Street and Western Avenue. The citizen blocked the suspect's vehicle with her vehicle and called police. Officers responded and took the suspect into custody without incident.

The investigation revealed that Delbert Steele, while at the Bogdanovich Recreation Center parking lot area, asked a person who was walking by him "Do you want to blow up some children? Do you want to be on T.V." Major Crimes Division detectives responded to the Harbor Area Police Station and assumed investigative responsibility for the arrest. Delbert Steele, 48-years-old, was arrested and charged with Criminal Threats, 422(A) PC.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has since reviewed the case and charged Steele with one count of Criminal Threats, 422(A) PC. Steele is currently in custody and being held on $50,000 bail.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call LAPD Major Crimes at 213-486-7260. During non-business hours or on weekends, call 1-877-LAPD-24-7. 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.


Attempt Murder Suspect Sought

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Area are asking for the public's assistance in identifying attempt murder suspects.

On Thursday, December 29, 2016, between 1:50 a.m., and 2:00 a.m., the victims and suspects met inside the Gold Room Bar at 1558 W. Sunset Blvd. The victims and the suspect are observed having drinks together and are captured on the business' security cameras. When the bar closed, the victims and the suspect all left at the same time. The victims and suspect engaged in a verbal dispute. The suspect struck Victim-2 on the side of the head, causing a laceration. Victim-1 tried to keep the peace after the physical altercation and went to talk to the suspect. The suspect then struck Victim-1 with the knife, cutting him on his neck and face. The suspect fled in a dark colored 4 door sedan.

The suspect is described as male Hispanic, brown hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing between 200 to 210 pounds, and is 25 to 30 years old. The suspect has a beard and multiple tattoos on his face, neck and head. He was last seen wearing a black jacket with gray pants.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Officer Morales, Rampart Gang Detectives, at (213) 484-3660 or (213) 484-3655. 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.