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Canoga Park. Los Angeles detectives have released video of a man who committed an armed robbery at a gas station, taking over $800 in cash and cigarettes.

"We noticed the guy stole one thing, even before he pulled the gun," explained Det. Fernando Avila, robbery investigator at the Topanga Police Station. "You can see him reach into the take-a-penny-leave-a-penny tray when the clerk turns to retrieve the packs of cigarettes the robber feigned to buy. When we catch this guy, I'm going to let him know how unlucky those pennies were!"

The robbery took place just before midnight, November 25, 2017, when the male Hispanic walked into the store alone, wearing a black Monster hoodie.He displays money and feigns buying cigarettes to distract the clerk, then pulls the gun.

"The clerk's reaction matched my first reaction to the video: I really thought he was going to shoot the clerk," Det. Avila said. "This is top quality video, and anyone who knows this man is sure to recognize him." The weapon appears to be a black semi-auto handgun, which the suspect kept in his waistband. The Penny Pincher demands all the money in the cash register, and he is not satisfied until the clerk gathers several wads of money. The robber does not forget to take the cigarettes he ordered either.

The suspect is in his 40s and has a shaved head and a goatee. His left ear is pierced as he was wearing an earring.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to call Det. Fernando Avila, Topanga Detective Division, at (818) 756-3520. Anonymous tips can be called into crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." 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.

Detective Avila is available for interviews at Topanga Police Station until 4 PM. Video is available at the police station by shooting off the screen.

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Burglary at an Illegal Cultivation Warehouse

 

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department, Gang and Narcotics Division and Commercial Crime Division Burglary detectives are investigating an illegal cultivation inside a warehouse.

On October 31, 2017, around 4 a.m., a burglary occurred at a local business in the 8800 block of Bradley Avenue in the Foothill area. The suspects pried open the rear door of the location and entered the business. The suspects fled the location with the victim's property, which consisted of a safe, cigarettes, cigars and marijuana plants. 

The location was determined to be an illegal marijuana cultivation warehouse.  Gang and Narcotics Division are investigating the illegal cultivation.  During the investigation, an LAPD employee was identified as being affiliated with the location.  The employee has been assigned to home pending an investigation as to their involvement.  The Professional Standards Bureau, Internal Affairs Division is handling the confidential personnel investigation.  The employee has not been arrested and there are no current criminal charges pending against the employee.

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Assault with a Deadly Weapon Suspect Caught on Video

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Area detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect involved in an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon" incident.

On Friday, October 20, 2017, around 8:00 a.m., a community member was assaulted near the 800 block of North La Brea Avenue. The suspect approached the elderly victim from behind and struck him in the face with a backpack without any provocation. The victim fell onto the ground from the impact, sustaining serious injuries.

The suspect is described as a male White, or possible Asian, in his 20's with a mustache and goatee. He stands around 5 foot 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 to 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark beanie, gray sweatshirt, dark pants carrying a dark backpack.



Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective K. Mayer or Officer N. Nunez, Wilshire Area Detectives at 213 922-8231. 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 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 www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."

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MAYOR GARCETTI WELCOMES FIRST "PLEDGE TO PATROL" CLASS

Inaugural class is more than 50% female, making new strides toward the Mayor’s diversity goals for the LAPD

November 27, 2017 — Mayor Eric Garcetti today welcomed the inaugural class of Pledge to Patrol, an initiative he created to foster increased diversity in law enforcement and help more young Angelenos prepare for careers in the Los Angeles Police Department.

First announced in the Mayor’s 2017 State of the City address — and also known as the Associate Community Officer Program (A-COP) — Pledge to Patrol offers training and paid civilian employment to young people who have participated in LAPD youth programs and are interested in joining the force when they become eligible at age 21. The initial class is more than 50% female, representing 22 communities across L.A. County.

“We’re building stronger bridges between the classroom and the roll call room, and I am thrilled to see such a diverse inaugural class for Pledge to Patrol,” said Mayor Garcetti. “This program offers a path to LAPD careers for some of our most promising young people, and gives more Angelenos an opportunity to serve the communities they know.”

The Mayor’s Innovation Team (i-Team), a partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, designed Pledge to Patrol in cooperation with the LAPD and the City’s Personnel Department. Mayor Garcetti and LAPD Chief Beck spoke to the first 26 members of the program today, as part of orientation exercises at LAPD headquarters.

“Pledge to Patrol is designed to identify, retain, and train the next generation of LAPD officers, who are committed to the core values of the Department and to creating safe and healthy communities in Los Angeles,” said Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck. “Through A-COP we are able to spot the best and brightest young men and women who exemplify excellence and portray the diversity that makes this city great.”

Pledge to Patrol is one of several initiatives that Mayor Garcetti has created or strengthened to open new doors to education, job training, and employment for young people across Los Angeles — including the L.A. College Promise, HIRE LA’s Youth, and the Los Angeles Tech Talent Pipeline.

About Mayor Garcetti’s Innovation Team (i-team)

Now working in more than 20 cities across four countries, the Innovation Teams Program helps cities solve problems in new ways to deliver better results for residents. Bloomberg Philanthropies awards cities multi-year grants to create in-house innovation teams, or “i-teams,” which offer cities a different set of tools and techniques to innovate more effectively and tackle critical challenges — from reducing violent crime to revitalizing neighborhoods to strengthening the growth of small businesses. Reporting to the Mayor or City Manager, i-teams work closely with residents and city staff to design solutions with clear goals and rigorously measure progress. By establishing i-teams, city leaders are creating the space for staff to step away from their daily work in order to rethink seemingly intractable problems, capitalize on new opportunities, reimagine outcomes, and change the culture of City Hall.

For more information on the Mayor’s Innovation Team and its initiatives, please follow @LAInnovates on Twitter or visit their website at www.losangelesinnovates.com.

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Missing Person Andrew Phillip Chubb

Los Angeles: The family of Andrew Phillip Chubb and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help in locating Mr. Chubb.

On November 12, 2017, Mr. Chubb was last heard from and known to be in the 1800 block of N. Cerrito Place in the City of Los Angeles. His family is extremely concerned because he is depressed and is believed to be suicidal.      
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Mr. Chubb is described as a 29-year-old male White with brown hair and brown eyes.  He stands  6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs about 115 pounds.  Mr. Chubb drives a 2012 black Toyota Scion license number 6TTM992.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Andrew Phillip Chubb, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, Officer Carson 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 can 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.   


Man Shot to Death in Parked Car

 

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Cristian Aldair Lainez, a resident of the city of Reseda.

On Sunday, November 26, 2017, at 4:05 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department West Valley Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "Assault with A Deadly Weapon Shooting," at the 6700 block of Reseda Boulevard in the city of Reseda.

When the officers arrived at scene, they found Mr. Lainez seated in a vehicle in the parking lot with a gunshot wound. Mr. Lainez was unconscious and not breathing. Los Angeles City Fire Department Paramedics responded and performed emergency medical treatment. Mr. Lainez was transported to a local area hospital where he died from his injuries.

Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives were notified and responded to the scene. The investigation revealed that Mr. Lainez was seated in his vehicle after exiting a local restaurant when a vehicle pulled up behind him. The suspect exited the vehicle and walked up to the victim's vehicle and shot him. The suspect returned to his vehicle and fled the area.

This homicide does not appear to be random, based on detective's preliminary investigation.

The suspect's vehicle information is not being released at this time pending further investigation by homicide detectives. The suspect(s) are currently outstanding.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Dave Peteque, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1934. Anonymous tips can be called into crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." 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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Pacoima: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man.

On Friday November 24, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics notified the Los Angeles Police Department that they were on scene at the 11700 block of Bromont Avenue in the City of Pacoima of a "Man Down" radio call.

Paramedics advised that the victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds and requested police response.
LAPD Foothill Area officers responded to the scene and met with paramedics, who advised that the victim had died from his injuries.

Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives were notified and responded to the scene.

Homicide Detectives investigation revealed, on Friday November 24, 2017, at about 5:45 p.m., the victim was walking along the 11700 block of Bromont Avenue when he was shot several times by a passing vehicle. Victim collapsed at scene and died.

Victim has been identified as 19-year-old David Ibarra a resident of the City of Pacoima.

There is no information on the suspect(s), and are currently outstanding.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Dave Peteque, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1934. Anonymous tips can be called into crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." 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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Arleta: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old man.

On Thursday November 23, 2017, at about 8:20 p.m., LAPD Mission Area officers responded to a radio call of an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon," at the 14200 block of Gager Street in the City of Arleta.

Upon officer's arrival, they located a male victim unconscious and not breathing inside the residence suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers immediately requested Los Angeles City Fire Department Paramedics response as they performed CPR. Upon paramedic's arrival, they attempted emergency medical aid, but the victim died from his injury he sustained at scene.

LAPD Valley Bureau Homicide detectives were notified and responded to the scene.

Detectives investigation revealed, on Thursday November 23, 2017, around8:15 p.m., the victim was inside of his mother's residence when he was confronted by a suspect. A possible physical altercation ensued at which time the suspect shot the victim causing his death.

Based on Homicide detective's preliminary investigation, this was a targeted crime and not random. The victim has been identified as twenty-six-year-old Steven Tang from the City of Arleta.

Suspect is described as a male, Hispanic, in his 20's, and he is currently outstanding.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Dave Peteque, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1934. Anonymous tips can be called into crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637(C-R-I-M-E-S) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." 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: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Fugitive Warrant Section conducted an operation resulting in the arrest of repeat offenders and violent criminals.

A noticeable increase in violent crime within Operations Central Bureau and Operations South Bureau led to the need to develop additional strategies to remove repeat offenders from the communities. The LAPD's Fugitive Warrant Section services this function as a specialized unit, holding the sole responsibility for pursuing wanted suspects within the City of Los Angeles. The unit was deployed specifically to address repeat, as well as violent, offenders in the areas which showed a violent crime increase.

Specialized teams within the Fugitive Warrant Section, in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and Los Angeles County Probation Department, have proven extremely effective in apprehending and rehabilitating repeat offenders. The teams gathered credible information regarding wanted persons and acted on that information on November 21st and November 22nd, 2017. Violent crime areas of South and Central Bureaus were targeted. During the two-day operation, 24 checks were completed at locations known to harbor felony suspects. Eight felony arrests were made for the crimes which included criminal threats, vehicle theft, narcotics sales, spousal abuse, and murder.

The LAPD's Fugitive Warrant Section will continue to actively pursue these chronic offenders as a means of removing violent felons from the streets and to curb the gang-related violent crime in the City of Los Angeles. Any questions related to this operation can be directed to LAPD Gang and Narcotics Division, Lieutenant Julius Guay at (213)833-3700.

     
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Traffic Collision Kills Pedestrian and Injures Child

 

North Hills: On Sunday, November 26, 2017, at 10:25 p.m., a fatal traffic collision occurred on Woodley Avenue, just north of Parthenia Street.

Jose Macias, a 22-year-old resident of North Hills, was driving his 1997 Chevy pick-up truck northbound on Woodley Avenue. He struck six parked vehicles, including a pedestrian carrying a minor child in her arms. Ruth Chinchilla, a 34-year-old resident of North Hills, was taking her child out of a car seat in the back of her parked vehicle when she was struck by Macias' truck.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced Ruth Chinchilla dead at scene. Her child was transported to a local hospital in severe, yet stable condition.

Macias remained at scene and DUI is a factor in this collision. Macias was arrested and booked for 2nd degree murder, after investigators completed their initial investigation. This case is on-going and investigators are searching for anyone with knowledge of this case to come forward.

If further information is needed, please contact Valley Traffic Detective Doug Larkin at (818) 644-8115, or Detective Bustos at (818) 644-8021. 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 1(800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters can 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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