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Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision

Vermont Square: The Los Angeles Police Department's South Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the driver involved in a hit and run collision.

On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, around 1:20 a.m., a fatal hit and run traffic collision occurred on Normandie Avenue south of 51st Street. A dark sedan was traveling southbound Normandie Avenue when it struck and killed a pedestrian that was crossing in an unknown direction across the southbound lanes of Normandie Avenue. The pedestrian was outside of a crosswalk. The driver of the dark sedan continued driving and did not stop, render aid, and identify him/herself as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene. The victim is described as a male Black believed to be 40-years-old. His identification is still under investigation.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should stop, 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 $50,000 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 South Traffic Division Detectives, Officer Pollard or Officer Guzman at (323)421-2500 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (323) 421-2577 or 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 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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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division
are seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect responsible for a hit and run traffic collision that severely injured a bicyclist.

On August 22, 2019, around 10:20 p.m., the victim was riding his bicycle east on Whittier Boulevard near Calzona Street. A white 2011-2018 Chevrolet/GMC full size truck, travelling west, crossed the center divider into oncoming traffic and struck the bicyclist. After the collision, the driver failed to stop to render aid, identify himself or herself, and fled the scene in the vehicle.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital with severe injuries.

The vehicle has a red front bumper, lower valance air deflector, black rims and a black bed cover. The truck may have a custom white rear bumper, and possible aftermarket headlamps and tail lamps. There is no suspect description.

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 LAPD Central Traffic Division at (213) 833-3713, Detective Juan Campos (213)486-0755, or email 31480@LAPD.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 www.lapdonloine.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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The officers involved in the below incident have been identified as Police Officer Adiel Herrera, Serial No. 42119, Police Officer Raul Hernandez, Serial No. 43361, both assigned to Mission Division and Police Officer Miguel Zendejas, Serial No. 40955, assigned to Foothill Division Gang Enforcement Detail.

**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*
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Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved-Shooting (OIS) that occurred in a valley community late Monday afternoon.

On August 19, 2019, around 4:19 p.m., LAPD, uniformed patrol officers, assigned to Mission Division, received and responded to a "Family Dispute" radio call for service at the 13100 block of Ottoman Street. When the officers arrived at the location they met with the person reporting, who directed them to the suspect (later identified as) Carlos Torres Jr. The officers encountered Torres on the front porch and attempted to speak with him. After several minutes of dialog, he stepped back into the residence as he removed a concealed handgun from his waistband. Torres then pointed the handgun at the officers and fired at them, which precipitated an OIS. Torres retreated into the house and a few moments later he was seen running through a neighborhood yard and onto Ottoman Street. As Torres continued to run west bound on Ottoman Street, a second OIS occurred.

Torres then ran through a residential property on Ottoman Street and into the rear east/west alley of that location. A responding Foothill Division, Gang Enforcement Detail unit, saw Torres in the alley and stopped their patrol unit at the mouth of the alley on Arleta Avenue. Torres again raised his handgun in the direction of the officers, at which time a third OIS occurred. Torres collapsed in the alley and was taken into custody without further incident.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced Torres deceased.

A .22 caliber handgun was located at scene and recovered as evidence. Fortunately, no officers or innocent bystanders were injured during this incident.
LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. A representative from the Office of the Inspector General responded and monitored the scene investigation.

The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with LAPD's policies and procedures. Additionally, representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office who responded to the scene will review the subsequent FID investigation; evidence collected and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officers(s) was reasonable.


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Chatsworth: The family of Serena Granillo and the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Division are asking for the public's help in locating Ms. Granillo.

On August 23, 2019, around 7:40 a.m., Ms. Granillo was dropped off at school in the 6800 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard and that was the last time she was seen or heard from. Her family has attempted to locate her and are concerned that she has not been found.

Ms. Granillo is described as a 15-year-old female Hispanic with black hair, brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 205 pounds. Granillo was last seen wearing a green jacket, black shirt, and black pants.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Serena Granillo please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Devonshire Division, at 818-832-0609. 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 online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Officer-Involved-Shooting in Mission Division

The officers involved in the below incident have been identified as Police Officer Adiel Herrera, Serial No. 42119, Police Officer Raul Hernandez, Serial No. 43361, both assigned to Mission Division and Police Officer Miguel Zendejas, Serial No. 40955, assigned to Foothill Division Gang Enforcement Detail.



**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**

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved-Shooting (OIS) that occurred in a valley community late Monday afternoon.

On August 19, 2019, around 4:19 p.m., LAPD, uniformed patrol officers, assigned to Mission Division, received and responded to a "Family Dispute" radio call for service at the 13100 block of Ottoman Street. When the officers arrived at the location they met with the person reporting, who directed them to the suspect (later identified as) Carlos Torres Jr. The officers encountered Torres on the front porch and attempted to speak with him. After several minutes of dialog, he stepped back into the residence as he removed a concealed handgun from his waistband. Torres then pointed the handgun at the officers and fired at them, which precipitated an OIS. Torres retreated into the house and a few moments later he was seen running through a neighborhood yard and onto Ottoman Street. As Torres continued to run west bound on Ottoman Street, a second OIS occurred.

Torres then ran through a residential property on Ottoman Street and into the rear east/west alley of that location. A responding Foothill Division, Gang Enforcement Detail unit, saw Torres in the alley and stopped their patrol unit at the mouth of the alley on Arleta Avenue. Torres again raised his handgun in the direction of the officers, at which time a third OIS occurred. Torres collapsed in the alley and was taken into custody without further incident.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced Torres deceased.

A .22 caliber handgun was located at scene and recovered as evidence. Fortunately, no officers or innocent bystanders were injured during this incident.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. A representative from the Office of the Inspector General responded and monitored the scene investigation.

The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with LAPD's policies and procedures. Additionally, representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office who responded to the scene will review the subsequent FID investigation; evidence collected and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officers(s) was reasonable.


Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision

South Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's South Traffic Division detectives are investigating a fatal hit and run traffic collision that occurred at Alondra Blvd and Orchard Avenue.

On Sunday, August 4, 2019, around 9:50 p.m., a fatal hit and run traffic collision occurred on Alondra Boulevard at Orchard Avenue. A dark (possible gray) BMW 5-Series was traveling eastbound Alondra Boulevard at a high rate of speed when it passed a vehicle on the right at Orchard Avenue. As the BMW was passing on the right, it struck and killed 45-year-old Veronica Hernandez, who was collecting recyclables from a recycling container. The driver of the BMW continued eastbound Alondra Boulevard at a high rate of speed, failing to stop, render aid and identify him/herself as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and transported Hernandez to a local hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should stop, 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 $50,000 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 South Traffic Division Detectives, Detective Moreno at (213) 822-6005 or Detective Flannery at (323) 421-2500. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (323) 421-2577 or 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 online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

Highland Park Homicide

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the suspects responsible for killing 36-year-old Edgar Franquez.

On August 21, 2019, around 9:18 p.m., Northeast Division officers responded to a radio call of an Ambulance Shooting in the 5000 block of Fayette Street. Upon their arrival, officers located a victim that had sustained several gunshot wounds to the upper torso. Preliminary investigation determined Franquez was in his backyard when an unknown suspect approached and shot him.

Los Angeles Fire Paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

There is no suspect description and no vehicle was seen.

Anyone with information is urged to call Northeast Division Homicide Detective Watterson and Mangrum at (323)561-3321 or by email at 38415@lapd.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 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). All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, click on "webtips," and follow the prompts.


Hollenbeck Division Officer-Involved Shooting

**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**

El Sereno: Los Angeles Police Department's Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved-Shooting in which officers shot a man armed with a handgun.

On August 18, 2019, around 11:25 p.m., uniformed officers assigned to Hollenbeck Area were assigned to a crime suppression detail in the area of E. Alhambra Avenue and N. Lombardy Boulevard in a marked black and white Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). As the officers were approaching a red traffic light, southbound Lombardy Boulevard at Alhambra Avenue, the suspect fired one round at the officers. The round struck the driver's door of their SUV. The suspect ran north from the location and into an alley just north of Alhambra Avenue. The officers made a U-Turn and then attempted to locate the suspect as they requested help and began to establish a perimeter. Believing the suspect would exit the alley at Belleglade Avenue, the officers drove west on Ithaca Avenue and then south on Belleglade Avenue to Alhambra Avenue. As they reached the intersection of Belleglade Avenue and Alhambra Avenue, the officers observed the suspect on the north sidewalk of Alhambra Avenue. The officers exited their vehicle and the suspect fired at them again resulting in an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS). The suspect then turned and fled east on Alhambra Avenue, where he confronted additional officers who were responding to the help call, resulting in a second OIS.

The suspect was struck by gunfire and taken into custody. Los Angeles Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedics responded and transported the suspect to a local hospital, where he was treated for a yet undetermined number of gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead.

No officers were injured during this incident and a handgun was recovered at scene.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. Representatives from the Office of the Inspector General and Los Angeles County District Attorney's Justice System Integrity Division responded and monitored the investigation.

The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with the LAPD's policies and procedures. Additionally, representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office who responded to the scene will review the subsequent FID investigation; evidence collected and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officer(s) violated any criminal laws.

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.


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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Southeast Area are requesting the public's help in identifying and locating the suspect of an attempt murder.

On August 12, 2019, around 5:10 a.m., Southeast officers responded to a radio call of an Assault with a Deadly Weapon in the 1700 block of East 111th Street. Preliminary investigation revealed the suspect arrived at the location and asked to speak with the owner of the establishment as he was looking for employment. Employees at the location advised the suspect the company was not hiring and to come back at another time. The suspect eventually located and contacted the owner whom also advised him they were not hiring. The suspect produced a handgun and fired multiple rounds at the owner striking him in his arm. The suspect fled on foot traveling west on East 111th Street toward Compton Avenue.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was treated and is in stable condition.

The suspect is described as a 25 to 35-year-old male Hispanic with green eyes. He stands 5 feet 10 inches and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black beanie, a long-sleeved grey shirt, and black pants. He has a tattoo of 3-dots near his left eye and is believed to also have tattoos on his neck. He identified himself to witnesses as, "Julian" and stated he was from the Lincoln Heights area of Los Angeles. He may have arrived in a late 90's model Honda Accord.


"Julian"


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the identity of the suspect in the photographs, please contact Southeast Area Detectives at (213)972-7886. 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 towww.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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Update
On August 20, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., Topanga Division officers arrested Robert Carrasquillo after a short pursuit which ended at Rolling Road and Oxnard Street in Woodland Hills.

If there are additional victims, please contact LAPD Commercial Crimes Division.

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Commercial Crimes Division Detectives have taken a prolific identity theft suspect into custody.

In December, 2017, Veteran Financial Crimes Detective Woods investigated a complex case of identity theft involving multiple incidents, suspects, and victims. Upon completing the investigation, Woods identified 24-year-old Suppatra Tansuvit, as the suspect. Tansuvit was subsequently charged with multiple felony counts of ID Theft with priors by the District Attorney's Office.

Tansuvit, who had previously been released on bail, failed to show up in court for her own jury trial and a felony bench warrant was issued. The DA's office subsequently filed additional charges and warrants, thus making the suspect a wanted fugitive.

Commercial Crimes Division Detectives Due Diligence Unit was tasked with locating Tansuvit. In July, 2019, Tansuvit entered a high-end sports car driven by her boyfriend, and a high-speed vehicle pursuit ensued. Tansuvit's boyfriend, Robert Carrasquillo, was ultimately arrested for felony evading. Unfortunately, Tansuvit was able to evade arrest by fleeing on foot from the moving vehicle when the patrol units, in the interests of public safety, went into tracking mode. After his arrest, Carasquillo bailed out, and failed to appear for court. He is currently wanted.

Due Diligence Unit resumed their surveillance and arrested Tansuvit outside of her residence on August 14, 2019 near the 1000 block of Wilshire Boulevard. A warrant search of the suspect's home took place and detectives discovered a large quantity of evidence, including a credit card mill, and ID Theft making equipment.

At the time of the suspect's arrest, she had nearly $5,000 in cash on her person.

Tansuvit was subsequently booked for additional ID Theft charges, as well as her felony warrants. Due to her propensity for skipping bail and flight from prosecution, she was placed on a probation hold.

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Anyone with the above information is asked to call Commercial Crimes Division, Financial Crimes Section, Detective James Woods at (818) 374-9420. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call 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 "Anonymous Web Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.