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Shooting on a Busy Freeway

Fatal Shooting on a Busy Freeway in the Boyle Heights Area

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

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, around 5:55 a.m., a CHP officer observed a vehicle stopped along the left shoulder of the Soto Street on-ramp to the westbound 10 Freeway. The CHP officer stopped to investigate and discovered the motorist sitting in the driver's seat unresponsive with the motor running.

Hollenbeck officers responded to a radio call and were met by the Los Angeles Fire Department who had pronounced the victim dead at scene. The victim was driving westbound on the 10 Freeway at the Soto Street Exit, in a Toyota Corolla when he was shot by unknown suspect/s driving an unknown vehicle, possibly driving on the same freeway. The victim sustained a gunshot wound and died from his injuries at scene. The victim is described as a male Hispanic in his 50's.The motive for the shooting is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives Alvarez and Manriquez at (323) 342-8964. 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.


Hate Crime Suspect Targeting Women

Update
November 9, 2018 



On November 7, 2018, around 9 p.m., North Hollywood detectives arrested Steven Szwet’s on three counts of Battery. The case is under review by the City Attorney’s office for a possible hate crime enhancement.

 

 

Detectives Seek the Public's Assistance in Identifying a Hate Crime Suspect Targeting Women in North Hollywood's Orthodox Jewish Community

North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Division Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a battery suspect targeting women in North Hollywood's Orthodox Jewish community.

On September 19, 2018 (Yom Kippur Holiday), in the afternoon, an 80-year-old female victim was walking on Bellaire Avenue from Burbank Boulevard. She noticed she was being followed by a 25 to 30-year-old male Caucasian suspect. When she reached Chandler Boulevard, the suspect approached her, grabbed the wig off her head, smiled and handed it back to her. The suspect never said anything and then calmly walked away.

Later that day, a 36-year-old female victim was walking on Chandler Boulevard at Bellaire Avenue. She was approached from behind by the same suspect who attempted to pull the wig off her head.

On November 6, 2018, in the afternoon, a 58-year-old female victim was loading music equipment into her vehicle located in the area of Laurel Canyon and Burbank Boulevard. The same suspect from the prior two incidents approached her and pulled the wig off her head. He then stated to the victim, "Oh, I'm sorry" in a sarcastic manner and threw the wig on the ground. The suspect then walked away.

All three female victims are part of the Orthodox Jewish community residing in the area where the crimes occurred. The suspect appears to have battered the women and targeted their wigs because of their religious beliefs. Orthodox Jewish women often wear wigs, scarfs, or hats to cover their hair as a symbol of modesty.

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Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact LAPD North Hollywood Division Crimes Against Persons Detective Dan Fournier at (818) 754-8451. 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.


In-Custody Death in North Hollywood 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**

North Hollywood: Los Angeles Police Department's Force Investigation Division is investigating an in-custody death in which a male was transported by an ambulance to a local hospital and died.

On October 8, 2018, around 1:20 p.m., North Hollywood patrol officers responded to a radio call of a man assaulting a woman in the 7200 block of Beck Avenue. There was a man matching the description of the subject of the radio call lying in the street. Believing the man, later identified as Hamic Steed, in the street was the suspect of the radio call, the officers handcuffed Steed. Steed appeared to be in medical distress and was transported to a local hospital. Steed was pronounced dead at 2:43 p.m. During the investigation, it was discovered Steed had attempted to sexually assault a roommate prior to the police arrival.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. The FID investigation will ultimately be reviewed by the Chief of Police, the Office of the Inspector General and Board of Police Commissioners for compliance with the Department's policy. Additionally, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Justice System Integrity Division will conduct a comprehensive review of the facts of the incident.

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.


Hit and Run Fatal Involving a Pedestrian

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's South 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.

On October 26, 2018, around 6:58 p.m., a hit and run traffic collision occurred on West Adams Boulevard at the intersection of Burnside Avenue. The victim was crossing West Adams Boulevard, walking south, when he was struck by the suspect's vehicle travelling east on Adams Boulevard.

The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and identify or render aid to the victim.

After the pedestrian was struck by the suspect's vehicle, he was struck again by a second vehicle going east on Adams Boulevard. The second driver stayed at the scene of the collision and cooperated with the investigation.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.



The hit and run vehicle is described as a medium to full size sedan.

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 is asked to contact South Traffic Division Detectives during business hours at 323) 421-2500 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. After hours please contact South Traffic. 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.