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Hollywood Entertainment Offices/Studios Burglary

Burglary Suspect Caught on Video at Hollywood Entertainment Offices/Studios

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Area Burglary Detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a burglary suspect.

The suspect dresses in business attire (navy blue dress pants, brown dress shoes, worn in each burglary) and walks into the business via the open parking garage.

Once inside, the suspect blends in by displaying possible fake identification badges and searches for unlocked office doors. The suspect targets laptops and electronics, he finds a laptop bag within the office to conceal the stolen electronics and exits the location. The suspect appears to be targeting Entertainment Offices/ Studios.

The suspect is described as a male black with short hair. He appears to be between 25-35 years old, stands approximately 5'9 to 5'11 inches and weighs around 180 to 200 pounds.



Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Hollywood Burglary Detective Timmons at (213) 972-2928 or Detective Childs at (213) 972-2931. 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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Critical Found Child

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department requests the public's assistance in identifying the family or relatives of a found child.

On July 4, 2018, around 7:00 p.m., Police officers assigned to Transit Services Division working at Union Station were alerted to a child that was left unattended. The found child does not communicate and is deaf. A sign language interpreter attempted to communicate with him to no avail. The child is possibly autistic.

The child is described as a 5 to 7-year-old, male Black. He stands 3 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 60 pounds. He has brown eyes, and long black hair that is braided. He is wearing a blue down jacket, white tank top shirt, beige pants, and grey tennis shoes.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of this found child, please contact Transit Services Division Watch Commander, at (213) 922-1410 24/7 hours, 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.

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Business Employee Killed During a Robbery

Mid-City: The Los Angeles Police Department and West Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying two suspects responsible for killing a man.

On July 3, 2018, around 5:30 a.m., Wilshire officers responded to a radio call of a shooting in the 5400 block of Venice Boulevard. When officers arrived, they found the victim inside the business suffering from a gunshot wound and unresponsive. The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene.

Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide detectives were notified and assumed investigative responsibility. This case is being investigated as a Robbery motivated Murder.

The victim has been identified as 52- year-old Akram Hanna, of Los Angeles.

The suspects are described as two male adults, wearing masked or covered faces and gloves. One of the suspects was wearing blue jeans. The suspect vehicle left Eastbound on Venice Boulevard. The vehicle is a new model, white, four door Chevrolet Malibu.

Anyone with information on this murder is encouraged to contact West Bureau Homicide, investigators at (213) 382-9470. 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.

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LAPD and ATF Task Force Results in Numerous Arrests

Los Angeles Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Task Force Results in Numerous Arrests

Los Angeles: In January of 2018, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives assigned to Hollywood Area and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) began a joint investigation related to the sale of assault rifles.

"This was a six-month investigation into Los Angeles-based gang members and their associates," said the ATF Los Angeles Field Division Special Agent in Charge Bill McMullan. "The investigation resulted in more than 45 firearms, high-capacity magazines, and pounds of methamphetamine taken off the streets. Search warrants at the end of the investigation resulted in the seizing of firearms manufacturing tools and materials used to build AR-style rifles and pistols from unfinished lower receiver kits. This is a common trend ATF is seeing in SoCal amongst gangs. Criminals building their own guns since they are prohibited from buying guns legally. I am proud this collaboration of resources between law enforcement partners made a significant impact for this community."

Between January and June of 2018, LAPD detectives and ATF agents conducted over a dozen undercover operations focusing on the manufacturing of pistol and assault weapons known as "ghost guns." "Ghost guns" are firearms manufactured without serial numbers and require no background checks for purchase, making them undetected firearms to law enforcement authorities. Los Angeles has seen an increase in the number of "ghost guns", particularly in the form of semi-automatic 9mm pistols. Detectives often recover "ghost guns" associated with criminal activity.

The involved suspects were engaged in the illegal possession, transportation, and sales of "ghost guns" and assault weapons in the Hollywood area. The investigation yielded a total of 50 firearms, a firearm suppressor, numerous high capacity magazines, ammunition, assault rifle manufacturing equipment and parts, over 3 pounds of methamphetamine, vehicles, body armor and money.

Most of the firearms recovered are known as "ghost guns" and have no serial numbers for tracking. Most of the firearms recovered were AR-15 type rifles in various configurations. One AK-47 rifle and one SKS rifle were also recovered.

Ten suspects with ties to an East Los Angeles criminal street gang were identified as a result of the investigation. State search warrants and arrest warrants were obtained and served by LAPD Hollywood Division detectives and officers, ATF, GND Narcotics Abatement Unit and the LAPD Gun Unit. Additionally, the LA County Probation Department and the LA County Department of Children and Family Services Multi-Agency Response Team (MART) assisted with their technical expertise. The investigation focused on the sale of illegal firearms and narcotics in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles. The primary suspect, Enrique Saucedo Jr was involved in assault rifle transportation, distribution and sales in Hollywood and San Fernando Valley.

On June 29th, 2018, search warrants were served, leading to the recovery of additional assault rifles, firearms, high capacity magazines and methamphetamine. Nine suspects were arrested. On July 4, 2018, the last suspect, Luis Vasquez was taken into custody by LAPD Operations South Bureau - Gang Enforcement Detail. There are no additional outstanding suspects.

In total, 47 felony counts were filed with by the Los Angeles District Attorney. The charges include 30600(a)PC - Manufacture/Transportation/Sales of Assault Rifles, 33410PC - Possession of a Silencer and 183(a)(1)PC - Criminal Conspiracy.

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Suspect Arrested for Fatal Shooting

 

San Pedro: The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area Homicide Detectives arrested the suspect responsible for the shooting death of 17-year-old, Kayla Yolanda Huerta.

On June 18, 2018, at approximately 2:25 a.m., Ms. Huerta was with a group of people in the 700 block of Sepulveda Street in San Pedro. The suspect was part of the group when he became upset at something that was said. The suspect then shot Ms. Huerta and fled the area on foot.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and attempted to render aid; however, Kayla died from her injuries.

During the course of their investigation, Homicide Detectives, identified the suspect as Luis Aurelio Morales.

On July 2, 2018, Morales, a 25-year-old male from the city of Wilmington, California, was arrested for the murder of Ms.Huerta.

On July 2, 2018, the investigators presented the case to the Long Beach branch of the District Attorney's Office for filing review. The Deputy District Attorney filed 1 count of murder against Morales.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Scruggs, Harbor Area Homicide, at (310) 726-7888. 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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Man Shot & Killed In Pacoima

 

Pacoima: On Friday, June 29th, 2018, around 12:40 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Foothill Area uniformed patrol officers responded to a radio call of a shooting that occurred near Brownell Street and Woodcock Avenue.

When the officers arrived, they discovered that the victim had sustained multiple gun-shot wounds. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics attempted emergency medical aid with negative results. The victim was pronounced dead at scene.

Los Angeles Police Department Operations Valley Bureau Homicide detectives were notified and responded to the scene, where they assumed investigative responsibilities. The victim appeared to have been sitting/standing on the north sidewalk of Brownell Street when unknown suspect(s) approached and shot him numerous times. Witnesses describe seeing a small unknown type of car fleeing the scene. The victim is a known resident of the community. It's unknown whether this incident is gang related.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective John Doerbecker, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1943. 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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