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Missing 54-Year-Old Woman

Los Angeles: Friends of Jonine Denise Brown and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in locating her.

On October 11, 2016, Jonine was last seen in the Downtown area of Los Angeles. She has not been seen or heard from since and her family is concerned for her safety. Jonine also goes by the last name “Beard.”

Jonine is described as a female Black with black hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 130 pounds.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Jonine Denise Brown, please contact Officer Carson, Missing Person’s 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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Shooting Leaves Man Dead

North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of a 30-year-old man.

On August 23, 2017, around 7:50 p.m., North Hollywood Area patrol officers responded to an, “ambulance shooting “call in the 12200 block of Burbank Boulevard in the City of Los Angeles. When officers arrived, they found the victim on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso.

The investigation revealed that the victim may have been involved in a verbal argument with unknown suspect(s) prior to the shooting. The victim had removed a bicycle that did not belong to him from a bicycle rack, the victim was then confronted by an unknown suspect who then shot the victim multiple times. The suspect(s) fled the location in a dark colored vehicle.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification to their next of kin and there is no suspect description.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Castro, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818)374-1925. 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 August 22, 2017 Weekly Police Commission Meeting

PC August 22

Commission President Pro Tempore Steve Soboroff opened the meeting and a quorum was established.

Continued from August 8, 2017 – Election of Officers. Continued again to the next regular Police Commission meeting on August 29, 2017.

All Consent Agenda items were unanimously approved.

Department’s Report, dated August 16, 2017, relative to the 2nd Quarter Report to Board of Police Commissioners on Homelessness and Mental Illness, as set forth. [BPC #17-0327] received and filed.

Chief Beck is on vacation. First Assistant Chief Michel Moore reported in his absence.

Chief Moore reported Los Angeles concluded the World Police and Fire Games on Wednesday, August 16. Chief Moore stated all athletes returned to their home places safely, the law enforcement and fire personnel who participated engaged in healthy competition, and the medal count is still being collected. Chief Moore added the games were a tremendous success for Los Angeles. The games showed Los Angeles is a world-class city, and is a venue that can sit on a world stage and support those who come to engage in such activities.

Chief Moore reported on Saturday, August 19, the Special Olympics, along with the Law Enforcement Torch Run Organization, hosted a Plane Pull. This fund-raising event, held to raise money to support individuals with intellectual disabilities, allowed LAPD to muster 6 teams to pull a plane in a timed competition, raising more than $130,000.00. Chief Moore added this is significant because the funds raised go toward supporting and providing life services for those who deal with these difficult challenges, helping to improve their quality of life. Events like this allow law enforcement to engage in productive and dedicated efforts to partner and form relationships with another part of the community.

Chief Moore reports 9,973 sworn personnel, 2,870 civilian personnel with 478 civilian vacancies, 685 reserve officers and specialists volunteers, and 2,172 cadets.


Bicyclist Killed in Hit and Run Traffic Collision

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver involved in a fatal hit and run.

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, around 2:30 a.m., Southeast Division officers responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian radio call. Upon arrival, it was determined the victim had been riding a bicycle. A possible late model, dark colored Chevrolet Tahoe SUV was travelling in an unknown direction on Broadway Street. The driver collided with a bicyclist travelling east across northbound lanes of Broadway Street at 87th Place. The driver failed to stop, identify him or herself, or render aid to the bicyclist.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The suspect is described as a “heavy set” male Black. South Traffic Division is handling the investigation.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Detective Flannnery or Officer Mendoza, South Traffic Division, at (323) 421-2500, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to South Traffic Division’s Watch Commander at 323 421-2577, 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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Bicyclist is Struck and Severely Injured by Hit and Run Driver

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department West 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 that severely injured a bicyclist.

On August 15, 2017, around 6:50 p.m., Olympic Area officers responded to West Venice Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue for a traffic collision. The investigation revealed that a collision occurred when the bicyclist, riding his bicycle westbound on West Venice Boulevard, was struck by a vehicle also traveling westbound on West Venice Boulevard. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene without identifying themselves and did not render aid to the victim, as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the bicyclist to a local area hospital with severe head injuries.

The suspect vehicle is described as a tan colored minivan. The investigation is ongoing.

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 information about this collision is asked to contact the LAPD West Traffic Division Officer Juan Velasco at (213) 473-0234. 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 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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SWAT Officer-Involved-Shooting in Pacific Division

Update:   The officers involved in the below incident have been identified as Police Officer III+I Wilson Wong, Serial No. 26014 and Police Officer III Joseph Dominguez, Serial No. 31216.

**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 (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) that occurred in a Pacific Palisades neighborhood early Thursday morning.

On August 9, 2017, around 10:53 p.m., Pacific Division uniformed officers responded to a domestic violence radio call, in the 1600 block of Alta Mura Rd, in Pacific Palisades.   Upon their arrival they met with a private security guard and a female victim near the residence. They reported that a male suspect (identified as Erick Bogart) had shot at the victim several times inside of the residence just prior to the radio call. Fortunately, the victim was not injured and managed to leave the residence. The officers were able to set up a perimeter and determined that Bogart, had retreated into the house, barricaded himself and refused to come out. The LAPD Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) personnel were requested for an armed barricaded suspect and responded to the scene.

On August 10, 2017, around 5:00 a.m., Bogart shot at SWAT officers from the residence, which resulted in an Officer-Involved-Shooting. A short time later, SWAT personnel entered the residence and located Bogart; unresponsive from an apparent gun shot wound. The Los Angeles Fire Department Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) paramedics determined Bogart to be deceased.        

Three handguns and a shotgun were located from inside the residence and booked as evidence. No officers were injured as a result of this incident.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. The District Attorney's Office and the Office of the Inspector General had representatives at 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. Additionally, representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office who responded to the scene will review the subsequent FID investigation; evidence collected and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officers(s) was reasonable.  

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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North Hollywood Shooting Leaves Two Dead

North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Departments' Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of two men.

On August 14, 2017, North Hollywood Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the 5000 block of Klump Avenue. 911 callers reported hearing between 15-20 gunshots. When the officers arrived, they located multiple victims suffering from gunshots.

The investigation thus far has revealed that three males arrived at the location just prior to the shooting, they met with and greeted three additional males, who exited the parking structure of the apartment complex. Their meeting quickly deteriorated when guns were drawn and a running gun battle ensued. In the end, more than 20 rounds were fired, four of the six individuals sustained gunshot wounds. Two of the male victims died from their injuries. A third male remains in critical condition at a local hospital and a fourth was treated and released.

Detectives are currently piecing together evidence to determine the motive behind these shootings.

There is no suspect(s) description.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective John Doerbecker, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1941. Anonymous tips can be called into Crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Online tips may be placed at www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


Missing 74-Year-Old Man

North Hills: The family of Fate Malu and the Los Angeles Police Department requests the public's assistance in locating him.

On August 15, 2017, around 7:30 a.m., Mr. Malu was last seen in the area of Sepulveda Boulevard and Nordhoff Street. He has not been seen or heard from since, and his family is concerned for his safety. Mr. Malu is familiar with the area and has been known to frequent local fast food establishments. His condition is considered good, but he's in the early stages of Dementia.

Mr. Malu is described as a 74-year-old male Pacific Islander with gray hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap with "LA" on the front, a black and white flannel shirt, tan pants and dark sandals.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Fate Malu , please contact Detective M. Palmer, Missing Person's 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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