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Indecent Exposure Suspect Identified

Van Nuys: The Los Angeles Police Department Van Nuys Area is asking for the public's help in providing any information that would help in locating additional victims of indecent exposure.

On April 22, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., the suspect was driving a white van in the area of Ventura Boulevard and Coldwater Canyon, observed several girls (ages 3-7) playing in the outdoor eating area of a restaurant.

The suspect negotiated a U-turn and pulled along the curb in front of where the children were playing, and was observed masturbating in his vehicle watching the children play.

After a few moments, the suspect relocated to the rear parking lot of the business and was able to get even closer to the small children while still masturbating in his vehicle.

A witness who observed the incident, informed one of the parents as to what she observed the suspect doing. A short while later, a parent of the small children appears to come into view and escorts the small children inside of the restaurant to a safe location away from the suspect.

After an exhaustive canvassing of the neighborhood for video and along with the public's help, Van Nuys detectives identified Kent Swift as the suspect. On April 25, 2018, Swift was arrested for the above crime.

Due to the nature of the crime, and the extensive criminal history with respect to Swift, Detectives believe that Swift may have targeted other victims in the surrounding area.

Anyone with information on additional crimes that may have been committed by the same suspect is urged to call Van Nuys Area, Los Angeles Police Department, at (818) 374-9500. 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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Reward Offered for Apprehension of a Robbery Suspect

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section is seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect responsible for a series of business robberies.

Robbery Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section, is investigating a series of armed robberies that have targeted the Trader Joe's markets. To date, detectives have identified eight robberies, two in Long Beach, one in Irvine, one in Culver City, and four in Los Angeles. The four Los Angeles robberies have occurred in Van Nuys, Topanga, Wilshire, and West Valley Divisions of Los Angeles. The robbery series began February 15, 2018, in Long Beach, with the last robbery occurring April 22, 2018 in West Valley.

The suspect is described as a male Black, medium height and weight, between the ages of 25 to 35-years-old.



Councilmember Paul Koretz stated "I am grateful to my colleagues for stepping up to offer this reward as an incentive for anyone with information of the person or persons responsible for committing this crime to please come forward. This series of armed robberies is a direct threat to the people of Los Angeles and the families who shop in these establishment and the quicker we bring them to justice the sooner Angelinos can rest."

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a reward of $15,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime.

If you have any information, contact Detective Freddy Arroyo, Robbery Homicide Detectives, at (213) 486-6840. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact 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 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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Double Fatal Hit and Run Collision

Tujunga: 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 double fatal hit and run traffic collision.

On April 27, 2018 at 8:30 p.m., a major traffic collision occurred that resulted in two fatalities.

A motorcycle was being ridden westbound Foothill Boulevard when a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe, traveling eastbound Foothill Boulevard, made a left turn to northbound Valmont Street. The motorcycle collided with the SUV, causing the motorcycle to lose control and hit a parked vehicle.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the male driver of the motorcycle to a local hospital, where he later died of his injuries. A female passenger of the motorcycle died at the scene of the collision.

The deceased individual's names are being withheld, pending next-of-kin notification.

The driver of the Tahoe fled the scene without stopping to identify himself. The Chevrolet Tahoe was taken into police custody near the scene of the collision, but the hit and run driver is actively being sought.

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 $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 with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Detective Larkin at (818) 644-8115 or Detective Daniel Menesez at (818) 644-8028. 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 CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact CrimeStoppers 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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Burglar Activates Doorbell Camera

UPDATE

After the original news release was issued on March 27, 2018, several calls came in regarding this suspect. With the help of the public, the suspect has been identified as Brett Patrick Rogers. Rogers is 44-years-old and has family in Riverside and Lake Elsinore.

Rogers is possibly staying at motels/hotels in the City of Orange and Huntington Beach. Based on this investigation Rogers may also be involved in burglaries in Glendale and Lakewood where those victims were also at funerals. LAPD Van Nuys Division Burglary Detectives have obtained a felony warrant for Rogers' arrest for the charge of residential burglary.






Van Nuys:
The Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Burglary detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a burglary suspect.

On March 11, 2018, around 2:10 p.m., the suspect entered a residence in the 4500 block of Nagle Avenue in the City of Los Angeles. The suspect was first seen parking his vehicle in the victim's driveway. He walked up to the residence front door, activating the doorbell camera. When there was no response, the suspect walked around the north side of the residence and entered the rear yard. The suspect attempted to open rear doors with no success.

The suspect walked to the north side garage door and kicked it open. The suspect entered the attached garage, activating the alarm. The suspect left the location without any property and drove away in his vehicle.

The victims were at a funeral at the time of the burglary.

The suspect is described as a male white, dirty blonde hair, 25-35 years old. He stands around 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet tall and weighs around 170-180 pounds. The suspect was wearing a black t-shirt, black jeans and black Nike tennis shoes.

The suspect vehicle is described as a white Mercedes 4 door with tinted windows, chrome rims, a sunroof and no front plate.

On March 7, 2018, the same suspect is seen committing a residential burglary in West Los Angeles and the victim was also at a funeral at the time of the burglary.



Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Van Nuys Burglary Detective Diamond at 818-374-0029 or Detective Krauss at 818-374-0031. 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.

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Critical Missing 13-Year-Old Boy

May 3, 2018                                                                                                                NR18128ne                                                                                       

Update

On May 3, 2018, at 2:30 p.m., the subject was located safe by Southwest Area officers at a food establishment in Los Angeles.  The investigation continues into the initial disappearance of the subject.

 

 

Los Angeles: The family of Daniel Marquis Bell and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southwest Area detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating him.

Daniel was last seen on May 2, 2018, around 9:25 p.m., taking the trash out of his residence to the rear alley of 2825 W. Vernon Avenue. Daniel is a straight “A” student and has not been diagnosed with any mental illnesses.

Nr18128neDaniel is described as a 13-year-old male Hispanic, with black hair, brown eyes, and light complexion. He is approximately 5 feet tall and weighs 98 pounds. Daniel was last seen wearing a red sweater, red shirt, black, white, and grey camouflage pants, and blue slippers.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Daniel Marquis Bell, please contact Southwest Area Juvenile Detectives, at (213) 485-2585 or (213) 485-2196. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to the Southwest Division Watch Commander at 213-485-2582, as well as 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.