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Double Homicide in Westchester

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Bureau Homicide Unit is investigating a fire that left two unidentified victims dead in Westchester.

On Saturday, November 17, 2018 around 9:04 a.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) responded to a structure fire at an apartment building in the 8600 block of Belford Avenue. When firefighters arrived, they observed citizens attempting to put out the fire from outside of the apartment. LAFD made entry and found two victims. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. There was evidence suggesting that both victims suffered gunshot wounds, and this case is being investigated as an Arson-Homicide.

Anyone with information on this homicide should 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 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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Van Nuys: The Los Angeles Police Department's Sexually Exploited Child Unit (SECU), Juvenile Division, has been involved in an investigation involving Scott Silva, a teacher at Birmingham Community Charter High School, in the city of Van Nuys.

SECU Detectives assumed investigative responsibility on November 1, 2018, after receiving a Suspected Child Abuse Report (SCAR) alleging inappropriate conduct by Mr. Silva.

On November 16, 2018, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office filed multiple counts of Sexual Battery and Child Annoyance, and a warrant in the amount of $400,000 was issued for Silva's arrest. Mr. Silva was subsequently taken into custody, without incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Sexually Exploited Child Unit, Juvenile Division at (213) 486-0580, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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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Pacoima: The family of Jasmine Anguiano and the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Division are asking for the public's assistance in locating her.

On November 18, 2018, around 12:45 p.m., Jasmine was last seen near the 12700 block of Judd Street, in the City of Pacoima.

Jasmine is described as a 16-year-old female Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 100 pounds. Jasmine was wearing a black shirt and black overalls. Jasmine suffers from depression and anxiety. Jasmine has not been seen or heard from since and her family is concerned for her safety.

Jasmine Anguiano


If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Jasmine Anguiano, please contact Foothill Division Watch Commander at (818) 756-8861. 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.