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Motorcycle Safety

Improving Motorcycle Safety Careless motorists as well as riders get special scrutiny

On Sunday, November 19, 2017, the Los Angeles Police Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation with the goal of lowering motorcycle related deaths and injuries in the Foothill Area from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Additional officers will be patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle traffic collisions occur. Officers will be looking for violations committed by drivers and motorcycle riders alike that attribute to motorcycle crashes.

Motorcycle fatalities increased significantly in California by over 28 percent from a decade low of 352 in 2010. In 2013, 453 motorcyclists lost their lives, which was a 5-year high. Over the course of the past five years, motorcycle involved collisions have resulted in 150 fatalities and 3,615 injuries in the City of Los Angeles. California traffic collision data revealed that the primary causes of motorcycle-involved traffic collisions include speeding, unsafe turning and impairment due to alcohol and other drugs by both riders and drivers. The goals of these operations are designed to increase traffic safety and stop the increase in motorcycle deaths.

Motorcyclists are encouraged to utilize safe riding techniques while operating a motorcycle:

• Use your lane position to increase visibility
• Change lanes only when there is ample room
• Match your speed to surrounding traffic
• Always wear a DOT compliant helmet and brightly colored, protective clothing
• Ride with lights on during daylight hours.

Riders are strongly encouraged to attend training offered through the California Motorcyclist Safety Program. Information and training locations are available at http://www.californiamotorcyclist.com/ or
1-877 RIDE 411 (1-877-743-3411).

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The message to all drivers and motorcyclists is to share the responsibility and do your part by safely "sharing the road."

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First Summit for Private Security Firms and Law Enforcement

Los Angeles Police Department Hosts First Summit for Private Security Firms and Law Enforcement

Los Angeles: In a "first-of-its-kind" gathering, the Los Angeles Police Department joined together with local, state, federal, and private security officials to discuss the challenges facing today's security environment. The Los Angeles Region Security Summit was designed to bring together private security partners with law enforcement officials to strategize how to best adapt to evolving threats.

The LAPD values the collaborations and partnerships we have been able to forge with the Los Angeles business community and we hope to strengthen that bond with gatherings like today's summit. Topics addressed today included, possible threats to our community, how the media plays a role in minimizing or accentuating that threat, and the role of private security firms and law enforcement agencies working together to combat extremism. Chief of Police Charlie Beck noted, "It is our responsibility to join as a community and leverage these important partnerships to make Southern California a safe place to live, work, and play."

Any media inquiries about today's event can be directed to LAPD Deputy Chief Horace Frank - Counterterrorism and Special Operations Bureau 213-486-8780 and/or Michael Czarcinski, Chairman of the Board - Hotel Association of Los Angeles and Managing Director Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites 213-612-4880

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Amber Alert: Parental Abduction of 15–Month Old Baby Boy

Boyle Heights: Department of Children Family Services and detectives from Los Angeles Police Department Hollenbeck Division are asking for the public's assistance in locating Noe Reyna a 15- month old boy who was abducted by his father.

On November 14, 2017, Noe Reyna was last seen at 4:00 p.m., in the 2000 block of East 4th Street in Boyle Heights. Noe Reyna was taken by his father known as Carlos Reyna or Ivan Reyna, who does not have custody rights.

Department of Children Family Services had a court order issue on November 14, 2017 to take Noe Reyna into Protective Custody. Both Parents were in court and notified of the court order.

Noe Reyna is described as a 15-month-old baby boy with black hair, brown eyes, standing at 2 feet tall, weighing approximately 35 lbs.

Noe Reyna was last seen wearing a yellow shirt, black shorts with 2 green stripes, black tennis shoes.



If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Noe Reyna, please contact Hollenbeck Detectives at 323-342-4101. 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 onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

Traffic Collision Kills 11-Year-Old Girl


Los Angeles: On November 10, 2017, around 7:00 p.m., a 2015 Ford Mustang was traveling west on Whittier Boulevard. The Mustang crossed over into the eastbound lanes of Whittier Boulevard and collided into the front of a parked 2015 Nissan Sentra. The force of the impact caused the Nissan to be pushed violently onto the sidewalk, striking four pedestrians. After colliding with the Nissan, the Mustang continued in the eastbound lanes of Whittier before colliding into the front of a parked 2005 Chevrolet Silverado and stopping.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported all four victims to a local hospital. Despite lifesaving efforts, 11-year-old Elektra Yepez succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead. The other three victims sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Ford Mustang, Jose Louis Perez, was arrested and booked for Vehicular Manslaughter. A juvenile passenger of the Ford Mustang was arrested for possession of Nitrous Oxide.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713, Detective DeHesa at (213) 486-0750, Officer Eri Poss at (213) 486-0760 or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 388-3746. 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 Crime Stoppers at 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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