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Missing 54-Year-Old Female

Los Angeles: The family of Paula Zepeda and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's assistance in locating her.

On September 10, 2018, around 7 a.m., Zepeda was last seen near the 7500 block of Owensmouth Avenue, in the City of Canoga Park. Zepeda has not been seen or heard from and her family is concerned for her safety.

Zepeda is described as a 54-year-old female Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 145 pounds.

She was last seen driving a blue 2003 Ford Explorer SUV with California license 5ELX156.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Paula Zepeda, please contact, Missing Persons unit 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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Burglary Suspects Caught on Video

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Area Burglary Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying burglary suspects.

The burglaries involve a Black female in her 20’s, who is posing as a Post Mates delivery person. She knocks on the door or rings the doorbell while holding a bag of food. If the resident responds, she announces herself as a Post Mates delivery person and says she has their food.

When no one answers, she waves over the other suspects, usually two male Blacks, also in their 20’s, and they respond to the rear of the residence. The suspects enter via an unlocked window or break a window to enter.

The suspects then proceed to ransack the residence, placing the victim’s personal belongings in bags and pillow cases, before exiting via the front door. The female is usually the driver, and they have been seen in various newer model vehicles with paper plates.

All the burglaries occurred between 4PM and 8PM.

There are at least four burglaries in Pacific Division with the same suspects:
-3000 block of Stoner Avenue on Friday, August 3, 2018,
-12000 block of Marine Street on Wednesday, August 29, 2018,
-12000 block of Clover Avenue on Thursday, September 6, 2018,
-3500 block of Grand View Avenue on Friday, September 7, 2018.

Pacific detectives believe there are numerous other burglaries related to this crew. Anyone with information on these burglaries or these suspects, please contact Pacific burglary Detective Robyn Salazar (310) 482-6363 or (310) 482-6313. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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 LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts. Tipsters may remain anonymous.


Murder in Sylmar

Los Angeles: 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 a murder suspect.

On September 6, 2018, around 6:40 p.m., Mission Area patrol officers received a radio call of shots fired at San Fernando Road and Nurmi Street. Upon their arrival, officers located a victim laying on the ground, suffering from multiple gun shot wounds.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene.

Preliminary investigation determined the victim was approached by a dark vehicle, when a suspect exited the passenger side, an argument ensued and shots were fired. The suspect re-entered the vehicle and fled. There is no suspect description.

The victim’s name is being withheld until next of kin has been notified.

Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Steve Castro, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1925. 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 www.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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