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Suspects Sought in Business Burglary

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor area are seeking the public's help in identifying three burglary suspects.

In the early morning hours of July 5th, 2018, three suspects forced their way into a marijuana dispensary, located in a strip mall on Pacific Coast Highway in Harbor City. They entered the business by prying, cutting, and kicking the front door and interior gate. Once inside, a third door was forced open to enter the showroom of the business.

The suspects placed marijuana products and paraphernalia into a bag and cardboard box before exiting through the front door. They fled in a possible Jaguar 4-door sedan, with tinted windows and chrome rims that had been parked in the dispensary's lot.

Suspect #1 is described as a male Black, 18-21 years old, with a thin build. He stands approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded jacket with three white letters on the left side of the chest area, black Adidas sweat pants with white stripes on the outside portions of the legs, gray sneakers and black gloves.

Suspect #2 is described as a heavyset male Black, 18-21 years old. He stands approximately 6 feet tall and weighs 240 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded jacket, black shorts, red underwear and black sneakers.

Suspect #3 is described as a male Black 18-21 years old, with a thin build. He stands approximately 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 150 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded jacket with white letters on the left sleeve, black pants and black and white Air Jordan Shoes sneakers.





Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact LAPD Harbor Burglary Detectives at the following phone numbers: Detective Guevara 310-726-7855 or 310-726-7850. 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.

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Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information regarding the events that led up to a domestic violence hit and run collision that resulted in the death of a 24- year-old female.

On August 11, 2018, around 8:55 p.m., a female passenger in a pick-up truck for an unknown reason exited the vehicle while still in motion in the area of Mckinley Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard. The female was struck by the rear tires of the pick-up truck.

Los Angeles Fire Paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where she later died from her injuries.

The driver of the pick-up truck failed to stop, identify himself/herself or render aid to the victim as required by law. Subsequent follow up investigation resulted in the arrest of the victim's boyfriend Rudy Zacarias, a 25-year resident of Los Angeles. Zacarias was arrested and booked for 20001 Vehicle Code Section, Felony Hit and Run.

Detectives are trying to determine if the female was intentionally pushed out of the vehicle or if she exited on her own. Detectives are asking for any witnesses to any events leading up to this incident to come forward. The manner and cause of death is unknown at this time, and is pending the final coroner's autopsy report.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.

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 $25,000 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 Central Traffic Division, Detectives Calvin Dehesa or Moses Castillo at (213)833-3713 and or email at 31161@lapo.online. 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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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor area are seeking the public's help in identifying three burglary suspects.

In the early morning hours of July 5th, 2018, three suspects forced their way into a marijuana dispensary, located in a strip mall on Pacific Coast Highway in Harbor City. They entered the business by prying, cutting, and kicking the front door and interior gate. Once inside, a third door was forced open to enter the showroom of the business. The suspects placed marijuana products and paraphernalia into a bag and cardboard box before exiting through the front door. They fled in a possible Jaguar 4-door sedan, with tinted windows and chrome rims that had been parked in the dispensary's lot.

Suspect #1 is described as a male Black, 18-21 years old, with a thin build. He stands approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded jacket with three white letters on the left side of the chest area, black Adidas sweat pants with white stripes on the outside portions of the legs, gray sneakers and black gloves.


Suspect #2 is described as a heavyset male Black, 18-21 years old. He stands approximately 6 feet tall and weighs 240 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded jacket, black shorts, red underwear and black sneakers.

Suspect #3 is described as a male Black 18-21 years old, with a thin build. He stands approximately 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 150 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded jacket with white letters on the left sleeve, black pants and black and white Air Jordan Shoes sneakers.


Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact LAPD Harbor Burglary Detectives at the following phone numbers: Detective Guevara 310-726-7855 or 310-726-7850. 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.

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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central 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 67-year-old man.

On August 10, 2018, around 5:00 a.m., the pedestrian was crossing southbound on Union Street at 3rd Street, inside of a crosswalk. He was struck by a vehicle travelling westbound on 3rd Street. That vehicle was described as a gray 2012 to 2015 possible Chevy Blazer SUV with extensive traffic collision damage to the front of the vehicle.

The unidentified driver of the SUV failed to stop, identify himself/herself or render aid to the victim as required by law. Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.


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 $25,000 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 Central Traffic Division, Detectives Juan Campos or Moses Castillo at (213) 833-3713 and or email at 31480@laod.online. 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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Critical Missing 73-Year-Old Man

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UPDATE
August 8, 2018 around 1:30 p.m., Ryeu Kim was located and reunited with his family member.

 

Northridge: The family of Ryeu Kim, and the Los Angeles Police Department requests the public's assistance in locating Ryeu Kim.

Mr. Kim was last seen on August 8, 2018 around 5:30 a.m., near the 20200 block of Via Galileo in the City of Northridge.

Mr. Kim is described as a 73-year-old Korean male with gray hair, brown eyes, 5'11"and weighs approximately 135 pounds. Mr. Kim was last seen wearing a black shirt with white sleeves and blue pants. He wears a bracelet on his left wrist with home address written. Mr. Kim suffers from dementia and his family is concerned for his safety.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Kim please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, and Detective M. Palmer at (213) 996-1800. 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.

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Suicidal Father Abducts Child

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UPDATE

Early this morning, Jaden Jose was found and reunited with her mother.




Pacoima: The family of Jaden Jose and the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Division are asking for the public's assistance in locating him.

On August 9, 2018, around 3:30 p.m., Jaden was taken by his biological father John Jose near the 9500 block of Laurel Canyon. John took Jaden without the biological mother's consent and threatened to take Jaden out of state. John also threatened to kill himself.

Jaden Jose is described as an 18-month-old male Other with brown hair and brown eyes. He stands 2 feet tall and weighs around 27 pounds. He was wearing a blue tank top and grey pants.

Suspect John Jose is described as a 30-year-old male Pilipino with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 130 pounds. He was last seen in a 2004 dark blue 4 door Audi, License plate number 7ZVX343.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Jaden Jose, please contact, Foothill Watch Commander at (818) 756-8861. 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.


Officer-Involved Shooting with Murder Suspect in Newton Division

**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 Force Investigation Division is investigating an officer-involved shooting which occurred when investigators located a murder suspect.

On July 31, 2018, around 3:15 p.m., 70-year-old Daniel Valdez was at an auto body shop in Newton Area when he became involved in a dispute with two family members. During the dispute, Valdez shot two men, killing one of them. Newton Homicide detectives responded to the crime scene and began their investigation. They quickly identified Valdez as the suspect in the shooting. They requested the assistance of Gang and Narcotics Division (GND) personnel to locate Valdez.

On August 7, 2018, around 11:00 a.m. plain clothes GND officers assigned Fugitive Warrant Section, along with a Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) agent were at a motel in the area of 41st Street and Central Avenue. They believed Valdez was at the motel and they were going to arrest him on a warrant detectives had obtained for the murder on July 31st. As the officers and the agent approached the motel, Valdez shot at the officers. The FBI agent was struck in the hand by gunfire. The officers returned fire and Valdez was struck and fell to the ground.

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) responded and determined Valdez to be dead. The FBI agent was transported by the LAFD to a local hospital where he received medical treatment.

A handgun was located at the scene and booked as evidence by investigators.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. Representatives from the Office of the Inspector General and Los Angeles County District Attorney's Justice System Integrity Division responded and monitored the investigation.

The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with the 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 officer(s) violated any criminal laws.

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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Sun Valley: Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of
the suspects responsible for killing a man.

On August 8, 2018, at 8:30 a.m., Foothill Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of a possible dead body in the brush on La Tuna Canyon Road, just east of the 210 Freeway off-ramp.
A 25-30-year-old male Hispanic was discovered. The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office took custody of the decedent, where it was later determined he was the victim of a homicide.

The decedent has not been identified.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Mark O'Donnell, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-9550. 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.

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Taco Truck Robbery

Suspects Caught on Video Inside a Local Taco Truck Committing a Robbery

South Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Deppartment and 77th Division Robbery Detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of three suspects involved in a robbery.

On July 14, 2018, around 3:10 a.m., 77th Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of a robbery that just occurred in the 1300 block of West Manchester Avenue.

When the officers arrived, they discovered that three suspects had entered the taco truck parked at the location and robbed the workers at gunpoint. One of the victims was pistol-whipped during the incident.

Their investigation revealed that two male Blacks and one male Hispanic entered the truck, forced the workers to the ground and demanded money. The suspects attempted to gain access to a safe at the location, however were unable to access the safe. The suspects then demanded property, including cell phones and cash, from the workers.

The suspects were last seen running from the location with the victims' property. The suspects are described in their 20's, with no distinctive physical features.



Anyone with additional information is urged to call 77th Street Robbery Squad, Detective Kenneth Williams, at (323) 786-5422. 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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Critical Missing 21-Year-Old Male NR18210ti

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Update

Mr. Gomez returned home on his own.

 

Los Angeles: The family of Elioth Stiven Gomez Vargas and the Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood detectives are asking for the public's assistance in locating him.

On August 6, 2018, around 12:00 p.m., Elioth was last seen near the 14400 block of Oxnard Street, in the City of North Hollywood, possibly enroute via bus to the area of Mac Arthur Park.

Elioth is described as a 21-year-old male Hispanic with brown hair with and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 180 pounds. Elioth suffers from epilepsy and his family is concerned for his safety.

(Elioth Stiven Gomez Vargas)

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Elioth Stiven Gomez Vargas, please contact North Hollywood Watch Commander at(818) 754-8301. 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.