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Double Shooting in Koreatown

Koreatown: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department are investigating a double shooting in Koreatown that left one man dead.

On Sunday, May 28, 2017, around 8:15 p.m., Olympic Area officers were in the area of 4th Street and Vermont Avenue when they heard shots fired.

Officers found an adult male Hispanic, suffering from a gunshot wound, in the 400 block of Vermont Avenue.

The Los Angeles Fires Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The suspect vehicle was seen speeding away from the scene. A second victim, an adult male Hispanic, was also located near the scene. The second victim was taken to a hospital in stable condition.
The suspect was described as a male Hispanic wearing a black t-shirt and dark pants.
The suspect fled in a newer model white sedan, southbound on Vermont Avenue.
This shooting is possibly gang related.

Anyone with information should contact West Bureau Homicide investigators at (213) 382-9470.
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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13-Year-Old Critical Missing Female

Boyle Heights: The family of Evelyn Morales and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Hollenbeck Division are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Evelyn was last seen on May 30, 2017, around 8:00 a.m., in the 200 block of North Chicago Street in Boyle Heights. She has not been seen or heard from since and her family is extremely concerned for her welfare. Evelyn's family states she is depressed, and could be a danger to herself.

Evelyn is described as a female, Hispanic, brown hair, brown eyes. She stands at 5 feet 1 inches tall and weighs approximately 125 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue sweater with Utah on front, blue jean, and white tennis shoes.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Evelyn Morales, please contact Hollenbeck Detectives, at 323-342-4101. 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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Narcotics Officer Involved in a Shooting in Southwest Division

**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**

Los Angeles:
On May 25, 2017, around 7:00 p.m., officers assigned to a narcotics unit in Southwest Division were attempting to serve a search warrant at a residence in the 3100 block of South Normandie Avenue As the officers approached the location, two men fled but were detained by officers in the area. There was a third man, later identified as Bernardino Perlera, inside the location armed with a large knife. Inside the location there was an officer-involved-shooting with Perlera.
The man was not struck by gunfire and no officers were injured during this incident. The large knife was recovered by detectives.
Perlera was booked for Assualt with a deadly Weapon on a Police Officer.
LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners to determine whether the use of deadly force 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.

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Armed Robbery Suspect Sought in Boyle Heights

Boyle Heights: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck Division are seeking the public's help in identifying a robbery suspect.

On May 15, 2017, at 2:20 p.m., a lone masked suspect entered a jewelry store, located in the
2200 block of E. Cesar Chavez Avenue, in the City of Los Angeles. The suspect pointed a black semi-auto handgun at the employees and warned them not to activate the alarm or he would detonate a bomb. The suspect placed an electronic charger on top of a glass display. He then directed the employees to place jewelry from the glass displays in a bag. The suspect fled on foot with the jewelry. Employees of the store were not injured.

Detective's investigation determined the suspect had entered the same jewelry store, posing as a customer, the previous day.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, dark complexion, 25-30 years old, with black hair and brown eyes. He stands approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs between 110-125 pounds.


Anyone with information is urged to call Hollenbeck Area Detectives, Robbery Detail, at (323) 342-8900. 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 selectthe LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Officer-Involved-Shooting in 77th Division

Update

***The officer involved in the OIS has been identified as Police Officer III Michael Coblentz, Serial No. 37376.***


**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**

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved-Shooting (OIS) that occurred in 77th Division.

On May 13, 2017, around 7 p.m., uniformed officers from LAPD's Metropolitan Division were working in 77th Division. The officers observed a suspect, later identified as Corey Harden, running through Harvard Park, located at 62nd Street and Denker Avenue. The officers attempted to make contact with Harden, who continued to run, clutching his right front pant pocket. Harden removed a pistol from his right front pant pocket and began to turn toward the officers, which ultimately resulted in an OIS. Harden was not struck and threw his pistol over a fence and continued to run from the officers. The officers set up a perimeter, where Harden was later arrested after a short stand-off.

No officers were injured and a semiautomatic handgun was recovered at scene.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. FID will also review and collect all available body worn and digital in car video. The Office of the Inspector General and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office had a representative at the scene.

The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners to determine whether the use of deadly force 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 or 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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13-Year-Old Critical Missing Female

Studio City: The family of Davis, Angelique Faith and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Division are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Angelique was last seen on May 21, 2017, around 3:30 p.m., in the 3700 block of Fredonia Drive in Studio City walking toward Cahuenga Boulevard. She has not been seen or heard from since and her family is extremely concerned for her welfare. Angelique requires medication to control diabetes. Angelique is said to be depressed.

Angelique is described as a female, white, brown hair, brown eyes and freckles.

She stands at 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 128 pounds.

She was last seen wearing a purple blouse, blue shorts, white shoes and black backpack.



If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Angelique Faith Davis, please contact North Hollywood Area Juvenile Detectives, at (818) 754-8410 or (818) 754-8429. 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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Los Angeles Police Department Reaction to Manchester Arena Bombing

A terrorist attack in the United Kingdom has tragically taken the lives of innocent concert goers earlier this evening.

This senseless attack is a sobering reminder of the continuing threat of terrorism and the important role that communities play in preventing and responding to such tragedies. The Los Angeles Police Department sends its thoughts and prayers to the victims of the Manchester Arena Bombing and their families as they cope with this terrible incident.

While there is no nexus to Los Angeles, our Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau is closely monitoring the situation. The LAPD will continue taking necessary precautions at large venues and we encourage everyone to report any suspicious activity.

Our IWATCH LA app available in the Apple and Android stores makes it easy to report suspicious activity to law enforcement and your vigilance is a critical component in keeping Los Angeles safe."

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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Metropolitan Division Officer-Involved-Shooting in Foothill Area

Update: The below listed Metropolitan Division officers have been identified as being involved in the officer involved shooting on May 8, 2017.

Police Officer III + 1 Michael Messenger, Serial No. 30403
Police Officer III + 1 Cliff Chu, Serial No. 33547
Police Officer III Joseph Goosby, Serial No. 35124
Police Officer III Robert Gallegos, Serial No. 30619
Police Officer III Billy Lee, Serial 37742
Police Officer III Canaan Bodell, Serial No. 34688
Police Officer III Jeremy Escamilla, Serial No. 35680
Police Officer III Gregory Martin, Serial No. 34477
Police Officer III Jonathan Pultz, Serial No. 34942
Police Officer III David Keortge, Serial No. 30896
Police Officer III Mario Rios, Serial No. 32123
Police Officer III Juan C. Flores, Serial No. 32169
Police Officer III Jerry Fritz, Serial No. 33555

Since the time of the incident, detectives have learned the suspect, 29-year-old Anthony Soderberg, fired at officers and was seen with a handgun during the hours long standoff. Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) officers attempted to communicate with Soderberg; after he refused to comply with the officer's requests, tear gas was used. Due to the unique tactical situation related to the incident, the use of the Aerial Platform Shooting (A.P.S) tactic was approved and used. Between approximately 1:05 p.m. and 2:40 p.m., officers were involved in shootings with Soderberg.

After 2:40 p.m., Soderberg exited the residence and fell down a hillside adjacent to the residence. Around 3:00 p.m., Soderberg was determined to be dead by Los Angeles Fire Department personnel. In the residence, detectives found a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun which they believe Soderberg used to fire at the officers. They also found casings of the same caliber inside and outside the residence.

**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**


Los Angeles: On May 8, 2017, around 9:00 a.m., officers assigned to Foothill Patrol Division responded to a radio call in the 11300 block of Alethea Drive. A female met the officers outside of the residence and told them she had been sleeping inside when she woke to find a male in the kitchen. The female was able to flee and call for the police. The female advised the officers there were firearms inside the residence. The officers saw the male inside and established a perimeter and requested additional resources including Metropolitan Division Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and K-9.
Around 1:00 p.m., SWAT was at the location when the suspect began shooting in the direction of officers. Between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., the suspect did not surrender and would intermittently shoot at officers. During that same period between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., officers were involved in shootings with the suspect. During one instance, two officers shot at the suspect from a helicopter using the Ariel Platform Shooting (APS) tactic.
Around 3:00 p.m., the suspect exited the residence and fell down a hillside where Los Angeles Fire Department personnel determined he was deceased.
No officers were injured during this incident. A handgun was recovered in the crime scene.
LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. Representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and Office of the Inspector General were also at the scene. The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners to determine whether the use of deadly force 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.
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Elder Abuse: Aggravated Assault in Wilshire Area

Wilshire: Los Angeles Police Department and Wilshire Division Detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of a suspect involved in an assault in Wilshire.

On May 22, 2017, around 8:30 a.m., an elderly victim was kicked and punched multiple times in the 180 block of Formosa Avenue.
The suspects then fled on foot, northbound on La Brea Avenue from Oakwood Avenue.

Suspect is described as a male Black, white/grey hair, stands 6 feet tall, weighs 150 pounds, 40 years of age, and is a transient.

Suspect:

Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to contact Detective Mayer, Wilshire Area Detectives at (213) 922-8260. 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 ww.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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1-Year-Old Missing Juvenile- Parental Abduction

Arleta: The family of Angel Yarbrough-Monterroso and the Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Area Juvenile Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating their 1-year-old Son, Angel Yarbrough-Monterroso, who was last seen in the company of his father, Alan Yarbrough.

Angel was last seen in the area of Arleta Ave & Branford St, in the City of Arleta. On May 20, 2017 at approximately 8:00 in the morning when his father, Alan Yarbrough, said he was going to take Angel to a local park.

Neither Angel nor the father retuned home. There has been no communication between the Mother and Father, however some investigative leads have revealed that the father was in Blythe, California then in Gallop, New Mexico.

Investigators believe Alan Yarbrough is possibly heading to Enid, Oklahoma, where he has family ties.

Alan Yarbrough is described as a 27 yr old male Hispanic, brown hair, brown eyes, standing at 5 feet 11 inches, and weighing 150 pounds.

Angel Yarbrough-Monterroso is described as a 1 year old male Hispanic, brown hair and brown eyes, standing 24 inches tall weighing approximately 25 pounds, wearing a blue/green stripe shirt.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Angel Yarbrough-Monterroso, 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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