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83-Year-Old Elderly Male Missing NR17226ti

Los Angeles: The family of Juan Lopez Portillo and the Los Angeles Police Department requests the public's assistance in locating him.

On July 22, 2017, Juan was last seen in the 200 block of West 81st Street. His family is concerned for his safety.

Juan is described as an 83-year-old Hispanic male with gray hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 146 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with gray stripes, beige pants and blue shoes.


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Juan Lopez Portillo, please contact the Los Angeles Department, 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. 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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Notes from the July 25, 2017 Police Commission Meeting

PC July 25

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

Department’s Verbal Presentation and Discussion relative to the efforts to increase the deployment of patrol personnel. No action required.

Department’s Verbal Presentation and Discussion relative to the use and access to the CalGang database. No action required.

Department’s Verbal Presentation and Discussion relative to the impact of Federal Immigration enforcement on the reporting of crime and victim/witness cooperation with investigations. No action required.

Executive Director’s Report, dated July 20, 2017, relative to the recommendation of qualified vendor to provide Official Police Garage Towing and Storage Services, for service area 8 (RFP #15-980-006), as set forth [BPC #17-0295] was approved.

Department’s Report, dated July 10, 2017, relative to request approval of and to negotiate an agreement with selected proposer, Anthony D. Kaklamanos, to provide composite artist services, for the benefit of the Los Angeles Police Department, as set forth. [BPC #17-0291] will be continued until August 8, 2017.

Department’s Report, dated July 14, 2017, relative to the grant application and award acceptance funded under the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) for the 2016 California Coverdell Program, as set forth. [BPC #17-0292] was approved.

Department’s Report, dated July 19, 2017, relative to Contract No. 17112360 to present the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI) Courses – July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, as set forth. [BPC #17-0293] was approved.

Department’s Report, dated July 14, 2017, relative to second follow-up report to the Blake-Justice Consent Decree – Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Annual Report, as set forth.[BPC #16-0472A] was approved.

Department’s Report, dated July 28, 2017, relative to the analysis of law enforcement/mental response models, as set forth. [BPC #17-0294] was approved.

Chief Beck stated he did not have any significant incidents to report and provided Part I A crime statistics. There are approximately 9,974 sworn officers, 2,887 civilian employees, under 400 reserve officers 285 specialist volunteers, and approximately 2,200 active cadets.


The Los Angeles Police Department Affirms Support for Transgender Community

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department remains steadfast in its support for our transgender employees, and affirms a commitment to diversity and equality. The LAPD is proud that our employee demographics mirror the City of Los Angeles, and reflect the ideals of an organization embracing a workforce that comes from different backgrounds and enjoys a wide variety of life experiences. "It is this diversity that strengthens our organization and helps us maintain safe, cohesive, and vibrant communities," said Police Commissioner Shane Murphy Goldsmith. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck added, "Transgender officers risk their lives to keep Angelenos safe. They deserve to be valued and celebrated for their commitment and sacrifice just like any other Los Angeles Police Officer. Anything less is unacceptable."


LAPD Asks for the Public’s Help in Locating San Fernando Valley Burglary Suspects

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section detectives are seeking the public's assistance in apprehending two suspects who have been identified in several robberies and grand thefts in the San Fernando Valley.
From March 30, 2017 to June 14, 2017, LAPD has been investigating and attempting to identify the suspects responsible for a series of 25 robberies and grand thefts occurring at shops in the Northridge Mall and Westfield Topanga Mall.The suspects would enter the businesses with empty tote or shopping bags, conceal high dollar men's or women's fragrances in their empty shopping bags and leave the store without paying for the merchandise. In some incidents, the suspects threatened or aggressively took items when store personnel confronted them. The suspects were responsible for thousands of dollars in property loss.
Burglary Special Section (BSS) has identified three of the four outstanding suspects involved in the above incidents. The District Attorney's Office filed multiple counts on suspects Trinity Venable, Shamoria Jackson and Glennesha Denham (AKA Glennesha Okonkwo). Arrest warrants were issued on the three suspects on July 21st, 2017. On July 26th, 2017, Jackson was arrested and is in custody. LAPD is still looking for Venable and Denham.


Trinity Venable
Felony Warrant
$420,000.00


Shamoria Jackson IN CUSTODY
Felony Warrant
$320,000.00


Glenn Esha Denham
Felony Warrant
$110,000.00


Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section Detective Prieto or Detective Soriano at 213-486-6940 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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Missing 26-Year-Old Woman

 
Panorama City: The family of Kristy Denise Castro and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public's help in locating her.

On July 22, 2017, around 8:00 p.m., Kristy was last seen at a grocery store in the 8500 block of Tobias Avenue in Panorama City. She has not been seen since, and her family is concerned for her safety.
Kristy is described as a 26-year-old female Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs approximately 140 pounds. Kristy was last seen wearing a black blouse, black yoga pants and blue "Nike" tennis shoes.


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Kristy Denise Castro, please contact Detective L. Saiza, 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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2-Year-old Male Found Wandering the Streets

North Hills: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Area are asking for the public's help in identifying a found 2-year-old male.

The child was found on July 24, 2017, around 6:00 a.m., in the area of Van Nuys Boulevard and Woodman Avenue in North Hills.

The child is described as a male Hispanic, medium complexion, with short black hair and brown eyes. He stands around 30 inches tall and weighs approximately 35 pounds. He was wearing a blue t-shirt, blue shorts and white socks. The child only speaks Spanish.


Anyone with information regarding this child is asked to contact Mission Area Juvenile Detectives at (818) 838-9810. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (818) 838-9800 or 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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Lewd Act Upon a Child in a Clothing Store Caught on Video

Los Angeles: Sexual Assault Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Area are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a sexual predator.

On July 5, 2017 around 3:00 p.m., the suspect entered a local clothing store in the South 400 block of Los Angeles Street in the city of Los Angeles. The suspect entered the store and walked up to a young girl and grabbed her buttocks with his right hand. The suspect then fled the location on foot.

The suspect is described as a Male Black around 30-40 years of age. He is about 5 feet 9 inches and weighs around 155 pounds. He was wearing a neon green tank top, baggy black shorts, multi-colored socks and black shoes. He was also wearing a large diamond stud earring in his left ear.

The suspect also matches the description and actions of a similar incident that occurred at the Los Angeles Public Library. The suspect approached a young girl in the children's section of the library and reached his hand between her legs. The young girl ran away from him.

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

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Central Area Sexual Assault Detective Breegle at 213-996-1836. 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.



Critical Missing 14-Year-Old Male and 15 Year Old Female

UPDATE
July 20, 2017


Jaylin Mazariegos and Adrian Gonzalez were located and reunited with their families.

 

Los Angeles: The families of Jaylin Mazariegos and Adrian Gonzalez and the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck Division are asking for the public's help in locating them.

Jaylin was last seen on July 19, 2017 around 6:15 a.m., in the 2600 block of Alcazar Street. No one saw Jaylin leave her residence. When her mother returned later in the day, she discovered that Jaylin, some clothing, and her black BMX bike were missing.

Adrian was last seen on July 19, 2017 at around 7:30 a.m., in the 1300 block of De Neve Lane. No one saw Adrian leave his residence. His mother returned later in the day and discovered that Adrian was missing along with some clothing and his red and black bicycle.

Adrian and Jaylin are believed to be together. They made statements on their Instagram accounts indicating a desire to leave Los Angeles by train. They made additional statements on Instagram that have caused their families to be concerned about their state of mind and their safety.

Jaylin is described as a 15-year-old female Hispanic with purple hair and brown eyes. She stands 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 93 pounds. Jaylin may be carrying a black back pack.

Adrian is described as a 14-year-old male Hispanic with purple hair in a mohawk type style. He stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds.


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Jaylin Mazariegos or Adrian Gonzalez, please contact Hollenbeck Division Watch Commander 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 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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Man Found Dead on Sidewalk

Wilmington: The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 29-year-old Efren Diaz.

On July 18, 2017, around 10:10 p.m., Harbor Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call in the 1400 block of North Marine Avenue in the City of Wilmington. When officers arrived they found Diaz had been struck by gunfire multiple times while standing on the sidewalk.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported Diaz to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Detectives have no leads or suspect(s) information.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detectives Maffei or Romulo, Harbor Area Detectives, at (310)726-7882 or (310)726-7880. 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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Shooting Leaves One Young Man Dead

Wilmington: The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 19-year-old Steven Alvarez.

On July 18, 2017, around 8:40 p.m., Harbor Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call in the 1600 block of McDonald Avenue in the City of Wilmington. When officers arrived they found Alvarez had been struck by gunfire multiple times while sitting in his vehicle.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced Alvarez dead at scene.
Detectives have no leads or suspect(s) information.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detectives Coffee or Oliva, Harbor Area Detectives, at (310)726-7887 or (310)726-7886. 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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