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20-Year-Old Missing Man

Los Angeles: The family of William Arthur Goodeve and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Person's Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating him.

On June 23, 2017, around 11 p.m., Goodeve was last seen in the 2300 block of Scarff Street, in the City of Los Angeles. His family is concerned because he has not made contact.

Goodeve is described as a 20-year-old White male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 155 pounds.


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of William Arthur Goodeve, please contact 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 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.

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Notes from the June 27, 2017 Weekly Police Commission Meeting

Police Commission Meeting

Commissioner President Matthew M. Johnson opened the meeting and a quorum was established. All Consent Agenda items were unanimously approved.

Department’s Report, dated June 22, 2017, relative to Motorcycle Training Contract – Agreement No. 17112109, as set forth. [BPC #17-0265] was approved.

Department’s Report, dated June 21, 2017, relative to the grant application and award acceptance for the 2017-2018 Operation ABC Grant from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, as set forth. [BPC #17-0267] approved the Department’s report and will be transmitted concurrently to the Mayor and City Council.

Department’s Report, dated June 21, 2017, relative to the grant application and award for the 2017-2018 Road to Zero National Safety Council Innovation Grant, as set forth. [BPC #17-0266] approved the Department’s report and will be transmitted concurrently to the Mayor and City Council.

Before the Report of the Chief of Police, Commissioner President Johnson will ask the Inspector General, with the concurrence of his fellow commissioners, to inspect and review three areas:

-Review the process Department utilizes to recruit, select, supervise, and oversee individuals in the Cadet program and any recommended changed in that process.

-Review of policies, procedures, and guidelines that outline the responsibilities of all Department personnel relative to interactions and relationships they may have with Department cadets.

-Review of policies, procedures, in each of the 21 divisions relative to the accountability of checking out and in of Department equipment by personnel to ensure adequate safeguards are in place and recommend any changes in those processes.

Commissioner President Johnson requested these issues to be reported back to the Police Commission on Tuesday, July 25.

Chief Beck welcomes the IG partnership in whatever corrective practice they take. On Saturday Chief Beck conducted a Department wide inspection of all 1,300 cadets. Commissioner Figueroa attended. He spoke about his expectations for Cadets to all the Youth Service Officers (YSO), commanding officers of each division, and parents.

Chief Beck directed a couple of actions – Department directive from the OCOP that limits one on one contact between police officers and members of the Cadet corp and limits social media connectivity between the two. Not intended to limit the communication with Cadet officer. Limits text messaging outside of the chain of command.

Immediately Cadets are not to drive LAPD vehicles. Chief Beck will be meeting with all YSO’s this week in a vertical staff meeting and in a separate staff meeting with all community relations sergeants that oversee youth programs. Chief Beck will discuss these changes and expectations of the program. He will also receive feedback from them to see what the best ways to improve the program are and not have a reoccurrence of actions that happened last week.

The Department is moving forward with the criminal investigation on Officer Robert Cain. The Department will continue to work on putting a new manual for cadet operations, and will make adjustments to the new realities they are dealing within the youth programs. All Department vehicles are accounted for and the ongoing investigation has not found any other full time Department employees, and we have a handful of cadets that may have had some knowledge or association with the group already arrested that could cause a reaction from the Department, either a criminal investigation, removal from program, or a diversion.

Chief Beck reported on an officer involved shooting that occurred in Hollywood on June 22. Chief Beck provided year to date crime statistics on violent and property crime, homicides, number of guns recovered. There are 9, 948 total sworn personnel, 2,840 civilian employees, 400 reserve officers, 285 specialist volunteers, 2,172 active cadets and brings the program total in the last 8 years to 8,000.

 

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Officer Involved in Shooting in Van Nuys 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**

Sherman Oaks: On June 19, 2017 around 11:00 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Van Nuys uniformed patrol officers responded to a domestic violence radio call in the 4200 block of Matilija Avenue. The officers were met by a female who appeared to have been battered. The officers confirmed that a domestic violence incident had occurred and the victim advised that the suspect, Mika Haukka, described as a male White in his mid-seventies was still in the area. Shortly after, the officers observed Haukka in front of the residence holding a knife in his right hand. An officer directed Haukka to drop the knife several times. Haukka refused to follow the officer's commands and advanced on the officers, resulting in one officer deploying his TASER and another officer firing one round simultaneously at Haukka. Haukka was struck with both the TASER and a single gunshot to his mid-torso area.

The Los Angeles City Fire Department Paramedics responded and transported Haukka to a local area hospital where he was treated for the gunshot wound and was listed in stable condition.

A knife with a 4 inch blade was recovered from the ground where the suspect was taken into custody and no officers were injured.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. A representative from the Office of the Inspector General and the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office responded to 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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Man Fatally Shot on Sidewalk

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a murder suspect of Fredis Mejia.

On June 10, 2017, around 8:40 p.m., Mejia was standing on the sidewalk in the 400 block of North Coronado Street when unknown suspect(s) walked up and shot him multiple times. The suspect(s) then fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene where Mejia was pronounced dead.

Fredis Mejia is described as a 24-year-old male Hispanic. He worked in the Fashion District as a salesman and did not have any gang affiliation.


Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Rampart Homicide 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 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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16-Year-Old Missing Juvenile

 

Los Angeles: The family of Joshua Mickens and the Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Area Juvenile Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating him.

On June 18, 2017, around 9 p.m., Joshua was last seen in the 9100 block of Sepulveda Boulevard, in North Hills, CA. He had an argument with his mother and left his residence.

Joshua may have visited a friend in the 4200 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Joshua does take medication for asthma and allergies. It is unknown whether he has taken his medication.

Joshua is described as a 16-year-old male Black with short black hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, slim build, medium complexion and weighs 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing grey sweat pants, black shirt and brown shoes.


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Joshua Mickens, 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 (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. Reference DR# 17-191351.

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Taxi Cab Robberies in North Hollywood

North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Area Robbery detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for taxi cab robberies in North Hollywood.

On Friday, June 9, 2017, around 11:30 p.m., the suspect hailed a cab in the North Hollywood area near the subway station and requested the taxi driver to drive a short distance. Upon arriving at the destination, the suspect simulated a handgun and demanded money. The driver was not harmed during the incident.

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, around 2:15 a.m., the suspect used the same technique and robbed another taxi cab driver. During the second robbery, the taxi driver suffered minor injuries.

The suspect is described as a 25-year-old male Black with black hair. He stands around 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. The suspect has a goatee, and was wearing a necklace with a large charm and a ring on his right hand.


Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to contact Detective Hammer or Detective Mahoney, North Hollywood Area Robbery Detectives at 818-754-8424. 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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13-Year-Old Critical Missing Female

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Area Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating Madison Roberts.

Madison was placed in a facility approximately 2 weeks ago and was last seen on June 23, 2017, around 10:05 p.m., in the 5500 block of Colbath Avenue. She has not been seen or heard from since.

Madison is described as a female Hispanic who stands at 5 feet one inch, and weighs approximately 110 pounds. She was last seen wearing a white shirt, grey sweat pants and black shoes.


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Madison Roberts, please contact Van Nuys Area Detectives, at (818) 374-0040. 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.


Fatal Hit and Run NR17194im

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the driver involved in a hit and run that fatally struck a male.
On June 24, 2017, around 10:30 p.m., officers received a radio call of a traffic collision on Vernon Avenue and Ascot Avenue. The traffic investigation revealed that a light color sedan was travelling eastbound on Vernon Avenue and failed to stop for a red light at Ascot Avenue, colliding with a male pedestrian who was crossing southbound on Vernon Avenue within a marked crosswalk. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid to the pedestrian and was last seen southbound on Compton Avenue.
The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. Despite lifesaving efforts, the victim was pronounced dead. The identity of the victim is unknown.
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 additional information is urged to call Central Traffic Detectives at (213) 833-3713. 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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65-Year-Old Critical Missing Female

Update

Linda Newsome has been located and reunited with her family.

Los Angeles: The family of Linda Faye Newsome and the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Area are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Newsome walked out of her residence on the 11300 block of Terra Vista Way, on June 24, 2017, around 10:40 a.m. She has not been seen or heard from since.

Newsome is described as a 65- year-old female Black who stands at 5 feet two inches tall and weighs approximately 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt, white pants and possibly a mismatched blue shoe. Newsome suffers from dementia and requires medication.


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Linda Faye Newsome, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Area, at (818) 756-8061. 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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Seeking The Public’s Help In Identifying Victim

Valley Glen: On June 17, 2017 around 8:05 p.m., a pedestrian was crossing westbound Erwin Street at Coldwater Canyon Avenue in the marked south crosswalk. The pedestrian was hit by a 2008/Nissan/Versa. The driver immediately stopped and remained at scene to provide her information as required by law. She cooperated throughout the investigation.

The pedestrian was rushed to Holy Cross Hospital where he remains in serious condition. The pedestrian was not carrying any form of identification on him and we are asking for the public's help to identify him. The pedestrian is a male, in his early 30's, approximately 235 pounds., 6 feet tall, black hair, possibly of Hispanic or Asian descent with a mustache. The pedestrian appears to have three small pre-existing abdomen scars due to a prior medical procedure. He does not appear to have any tattoos.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Detective III William Bustos at (818) 644-8021or Detective II L. Fuentes at (818) 644-8029. 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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