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Sexual Assault Fugitives Captured in Florida

Los Angeles: On May 4, 2000, the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division opened an investigation into a sexual assault involving a 16-year-old female student.

The sexual assault was discovered when students attending a school camping trip noticed that another student had slept in the same room with two adults. The victim told several students that she was sexually involved with both adults. The suspects were identified as 43-year-old Channel Nicola Warren of Los Angeles, and 52-year-old Joseph Horace Green of Lancaster, California. Green is a registered sex offender. Felony sexual assault warrants were issued for both suspects.

On September 24, 2017, the case was featured on CNN's Original Series "The Hunt with John Walsh: School of Lies." Shortly thereafter, investigators discovered that the suspects had taken up residency in Florida under false names.

On October 18, 2017, both suspects were arrested in Plantation, Florida, by FBI South Florida Fugitive and Violent Crimes Task Force and LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division Detectives. Both Warren and Green are awaiting extradition to Los Angeles, California.

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Notes from the October 17, 2017 Weekly Police Commission Meeting

Commissioner President Steve Soboroff opened the meeting and a quorum was established.

All Consent Agenda items were unanimously approved.

Executive Department’s Report, dated October 4, 2017, relative to the Official Police Garage Towing and Storage Rates for 2018, as set forth. [BPC #17-0408] was approved.

Department’s Report, dated October 11, 2017, relative to the Supplemental Police Account Second Quarterly Report (April through June 2017), as set forth. [BPC #17-0407] was approved.

Department’s Report, dated October 11, 2017, relative to the Blake Justice Consent Decree – Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Annual Report, as set forth. [BPC #17-0409] was approved.

Executive Director’s Verbal Report to the status of the development of a policy regarding the release of video in critical incidents. Working with Inspector General’s office reviewing policies from around the country and working with the City Attorney’s Office as to the current state of law on video on how and when it can be released, and expect a draft policy within 30 days.

Department’s Report, dated October 13, 2017, relative to the proposed small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) Deployment Guidelines. [BPC #17-0410] was approved.

The Report of the Chief of Police was not presented.


Missing 18-Year-Old Male

 

Sylmar: The Hurtado family and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in locating Matthew Hurtado.

Matthew was last seen on October 18, 2017, around 11:30 p.m., in the 13400 block of Bradley Avenue. Matthew's family is concerned for his safety because he is suicidal.

Matthew is described as a male Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, black pants and black baseball cap.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Matthew Hurtado, please contact Missing Person Unit, Officer Garcia or Detective Palmer 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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Man Murdered in Sylmar

 

Sylmar: Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 19-year-old Francisco Trejo Jr.

On October 16, 2017, around 2:25 p.m., Foothill Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the intersection of Terra Bella Street and Foothill Boulevard. When they arrived, they observed evidence that a shooting had occurred.

Officers located the victim in his vehicle at the southwest corner of Osborne Street and Foothill Blvd. He had been shot multiple times.

It appeared as though the victim fled the location after being shot, then crashed into a building at that location.

The suspect is described as a heavy-set male Hispanic. He was driving a blue late model, 2004-2009 Toyota Camry.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective John Doerbecker, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1941. 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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Newton Division Community Safety Partnership Programs Receives Distinguished Awards for Community Outreach

 

Los Angeles: In July 2016, the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Division established the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) program to foster relationships and trust in the community. Within the short time-frame, the police officers who make up the CSP developed numerous programs with a special focus on mentoring children and community outreach.

One of the more significant stories of outreach took place in the Pueblos housing development when CSP officers met with Semmi, an 8-year-old diagnosed with terminal cancer. The two officers met his family who had a poor perception of police officers and the LAPD. The officers reached out to his family and cultivated a positive relationship with them. The entire Newton CSP team came together and formulated a plan to make special memories for the family through memorable events.

In May of 2016, Semmi was rushed to the hospital in the middle of the night and Semmi's mother's first phone call was to Newton CSP. Collectively, the officers rushed to the hospital and stayed with the family in shifts. Sadly, Semmi passed in late May of 2017. To date, the CSP officers that became part of Semmi's family continue their support and friendship with the family.

Because of their compassion for family and community, the Newton CSP continued to develop their outreach in the entire Pueblo Community. The officers established the first ever pop warner football team called The Pueblo United. The team remained undefeated during two of their NFL flag football games. This team is not only coached by LAPD officers, but community members assist with the coaching and training of the youth.

The officers also established two girl scout troops in two of the elementary schools in the Pueblos which are co-lead by the teachers and the staff. This is the first ever girl scout program in the Pueblos. The girls are busy earning their patches and have already received their fishing patch, robotics patch, and tea patch.

CSP also established a senior bingo day and outreach to the senior citizens. The officers run the bingo programming at the Slauson Recreation Center and have also taken the seniors on numerous field trips.

The Community Safety Partnership has also held numerous forums for domestic violence, immigration, work resources, as well as parenting classes. They have also partnered with Pepperdine University to host an expungement clinic to assist with legal aid for residents.

As a result of their hard work and dedication, the Newton CSP was presented with the following awards from local and statewide organizations:

•Police Officer Association of Los Angeles County: Centurion Award for Community Outreach by the for their outreach to the community and helping Semmi, a young by with terminal brain cancer.
•American Legion: Regional Officers of the Year for Community Outreach
•California Police Officers Association: Award of Distinction for Community Outreach

For more information regarding the Newton Division Community Safety Partnership program, please call Sergeant Heidi Stoecklein at (714) 222-7079.

     
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Grand Theft Suspect Caught on Video

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Area are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a grand theft suspect.

On Sunday, September 10, 2017, between the hours of 1:05 p.m. and 3:25 p.m., (2) two theft from person incidents occurred in a grocery store located on the 6300 block of West 3rd Street.

The suspect approached the victims from behind while they were shopping. The victims turned their backs to their shopping carts to pick items from the shelf. The suspect reached into their purses, removed their wallets and walked away. The victims targeted were female shoppers who placed their purses in their shopping cart while shopping.

The suspect is described as a 30 to 40-year-old male Black with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 foot 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He was wearing a white shirt, gray pants and black tennis shoes with white soles.

Anyone with information about this case, or if you were possibly a victim of this suspect, you are asked to contact Detective R. Hernandez or Detective J. Cardenas, Wilshire Area Detectives at 213 922-8216. 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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Shooting Leaves One Dead

Harbor City: Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor Area are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 16-year-old Corey Daily.

On October 16, 2017, around 5:50 p.m., Corey Daily was inside the courtyard of an apartment complex on the 1500 block of West Anaheim Street. Corey was standing with a group of friends when an unknown suspect(s) fired multiple rounds in his direction, striking him several times and causing him to fall to the ground.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported Corey to a local hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Coffee or Sergeant 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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