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Sexual Assault Suspect On the Prowl In Van Nuys NR17318sr

Van Nuys: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Area are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a sexual assault suspect.

On October 26, 2017, around 6:07 a.m., the victim was jogging southbound Fulton Avenue towards Hatteras Street. The suspect approached the victim from behind and sexually battered her. The victim struggled with the suspect to break-free from his control. The suspect then attempted to pull her to the ground. The victim kicked and elbowed the suspect. The suspect released his grip and fled northbound Fulton Avenue and then eastbound Oxnard Street. The victim followed the suspect for approximately 20 feet while calling 911. The victim eventually lost sight of the suspect.

The suspect is described as a male hispanic, he stands about 5 feet 5 inches tall, thin built, goatee, and is approximately 25-30 years of age. He was last seen wearing a blue hoodie and black workout pants.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective III Lisa Householder, Van Nuys Area at 818-374-0010. 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.


Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

North Hollywood: On October 25, 2017, Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Juvenile Division, Internet Crimes Against Children Unit and Investigators from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Child Exploitation Investigations Group (CEIG), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested Bruce Douglas Paddock, 59 years old, of North Hollywood, for violation of 311.11(A) Penal Code, Possession of Child Pornography.

The investigation of Paddock was initiated after evidence was discovered inside a business located in the 9000 block of San Fernando Road in Sun Valley. Paddock had been squatting inside the business and after his eviction, the evidence was discovered.

At the time of the initial investigation Paddock was a transient and could not be located. Paddock was recently located in the 5300 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard in North Hollywood.


Bruce Douglas Paddock


Detectives have provided a photo of Bruce Douglas Paddock in case there may be victims of unreported incidents and they are asking for the public's assistance in locating them.

The investigation was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for filing consideration.
The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office filed 1-count of California Penal Code Section 311.11(c) (1), possession of over 600 images of child pornography, and 19-counts of California Penal Code Section 311.3(A), sexual exploitation of a child.

Paddock was booked and is being held at the Los Angeles Police Department's Metropolitan Detention Center. Paddock's bail is set at $60,000.00.

The LAPD is the principal agency for the Los Angeles Regional Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, with 74 Federal, State and Local affiliate law enforcement agencies that detect and investigate child predators that use the Internet as a means to contact children for the purposes of sexual exploitation or deal in child pornography.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Juvenile Division ICAC, Officer in Charge, Lieutenant Andrea Grossman or Police Officer III Anthoney Keller at (562) 624-4027. The public is reminded that any suspected inappropriate contact with a minor or knowledge of child pornography on the Internet, should be immediately reported to their local law enforcement agency or to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at (800) 843-5678, or missing kids.com, who will forward the information to the appropriate law enforcement agency on a nationwide basis.

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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Missing 19-Year-Old Man

Los Angeles: The family of Roy Catching Jr. and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in locating him.

Roy was last seen on October 14, 2017, in the 6500 block of 4th Avenue in the City of Los Angeles. Roy has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old and his family is extremely concerned for his safety.

Roy is described as a male Black with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. There is no clothing description.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Roy Catching Jr., please contact Officer Carson, 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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Shooting Leaves a Female Dead

 

Reseda: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the death of a woman.
On October 21, 2017 around 11:00 a.m., West Valley Area patrol officers responded to a call of shots fired on the 19500 block of Enadia Way. When officers arrived, they found a 26-year-old female suffering from a gunshot wound. She was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
The investigation revealed that the victim was seated in the passenger seat of a vehicle at the intersection of Sherman Way and Calvin Street when the suspect(s) approached the vehicle on foot and began to fire rounds, striking the victim.
The victim's name is being withheld pending notification to their next of kin.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives, at (818) 374-9550. 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 Traffic Collision

 

Sylmar: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division 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 killed a pedestrian.

On October 6, 2017, around 11:40 p.m., 26-year-old San Fernando resident Wilber Hernandez was walking across Gladstone Avenue, south of Bledsoe Street.The driver of a vehicle, described as a black BMW, struck Hernandez and fled the scene without identifying themselves, and did not render aid to the victim as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported Hernandez to a local hospital. On October 19, 2017, Hernandez died from the severe injuries he sustained in the traffic collision.

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 who may have witnessed or have information regarding this collision is urged to call Investigator Fredo at (818) 644-8037, or Detective III 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 (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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