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LAPD Rolls Out Another Volunteer Patrol, Literally

Canoga Park: The LAPD's Topanga Police Station announced its latest effort in crime fighting: an 8-person Volunteer Community Patrol, at a morning news conference in front of the police station. Four of the patrol force and the two dedicated electric cars were present, and the event ended with the cars heading out on patrol.

"There's an old adage: 'the police are the people and the people are the police'," explained Capt. Maureen Ryan, commanding officer of Topanga Area. "These citizen patrols will become added eyes and ears on the street, deterring crime and reporting suspicious activity."

Police will send the patrols into neighborhoods where property crime is spiking; crimes like: residential burglaries, car burglaries, and porch pirating. "These visible patrols act as force multipliers, allowing sworn officers to address violent crime and crimes in progress, while sleepy residential areas get patrols that officers might not otherwise be able to provide," added Dep. Chief Kris Pitcher, who oversees the entire San Fernando Valley, and was captain at Devonshire Area when the first volunteer patrols were started several years ago.

Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, City Council District 3, greeted all the volunteers. "I am proud to help launch and financially support the Volunteer Patrol Program at the LAPD Topanga Station," he told the group. "Now, all three divisions in my district have more eyes and ears in the community; folks who are empowered and trained to help our law enforcement and report crime on our streets."

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Critical Missing 71-Year-Old Female

Los Angeles: The family of Sandra Robinson, and the Los Angeles Police Department requests the public's assistance in locating her.

Ms. Robinson was last seen on August 12, 2018 around 2:00 p.m., near 7th Street and Figueroa Street in Los Angeles.

Ms. Robinson is described as a 71-year-old Black female with gray hair, brown eyes, 5'3"and weighs approximately 147 pounds. Ms. Robinson was last seen wearing a black V-neck T-shirt, blue jeans, black shoes, was carrying a black purse and wearing a gold chain. Ms. Robinson is an elderly woman and her family is concerned for her safety.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Ms. Robinson 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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Cannabis Grow Take Down

Panorama City: On August 12, 2018, at 3:50 a.m., Mission Division patrol officers received a radio call of a burglary in progress in the 13000 block of Saticoy Street in Panorama City. When officers arrived, six suspects were detained. While completing a search of the location for additional suspects, the officers observed a large size cannabis grow within the commercial building. The six individuals were booked for 459(a)PC-Commercial Burglary. Five of the six arrestees have extensive criminal backgrounds and have gang affiliations.

During the investigation, it was determined the location does not have a legal Department of Cannabis Enforcement permit to cultivate marijuana. Mission's Narcotics Enforcement Detail, Safer Cities Initiative, and patrol officers followed up and served a search warrant at the location and recovered over 600 pounds of cannabis in various stages of cultivation. The cannabis has an estimated value of over $750,000.

Mission Area's Commanding Officer Captain Natalie Cortez said, "The City of Los Angeles has a very clear process for obtaining a permit for legal cannabis grow. This location was operating in an illegal and clandestine manner. It's these types of illegal unpermitted locations that infiltrate our communities by bringing in crime. Mission Area is dedicated to enforcing these types of illegal locations to keep our neighborhoods safe."



If you have any information regarding illegal marijuana operations in Mission Division, please call (818) 838-9300. 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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Assault with a Deadly Weapon (ADW) Involving a Vehicle

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Central Division Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for striking a man with his vehicle.

On Saturday June 9, 2018, around 11:30 p.m. at a parking structure located in the 800 block of S. Figueroa Street, the suspect driver became upset with the victim, a parking lot attendant, and attempted to lift the gate arm to exit the parking facility. After failing to move the arm the suspect entered his vehicle, then used it as a weapon to strike the victim. The suspect then fled. The victim sustained minor injuries. The suspect is described as a male, possibly Persian, black hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 180 pounds, 30 to 55 years old, with black facial hair. The suspect's vehicle is described as a 2015-2018 black BMW M6 4DR with Galpin Ford dealer plates.

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Anyone with additional information is urged to call Central Division Detectives, at 213-996-1849. 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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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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A Domestic Violence Fatal Felony Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR18218ne

 

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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Suspects Sought in Business Burglary NR18216dm

 

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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Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR18214ne

 

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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