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Detectives Seeking Brazen Burglary Suspects

Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department's Burglary detectives are seeking the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of two suspects who burglarized a residence in the Hollywood Hills.

On March 6, 2019, around 11a.m., two suspects used a crowbar to pry open a side door to the victim's residence. The suspects then entered the home, ransacked the interior and stole the victim's jewelry. Both suspects got into a newer model black Jaguar with no license plate and fled the scene.

First suspect is described as a male Hispanic, black hair, stands between 5 feet and 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall, heavy build, wearing a dark blue parka with fur lined hood, a blue "Tommy" t-shirt, dark pants, white shoes, and dark blue or black hat with a white "Nike" symbol.

Second suspect is described as a male, black hair, stands between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall, weighs about 170 pounds, wearing a black hooded jacket with white writing on the left sleeve, blue jeans, and dark shoes.





Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Hollywood Burglary Detective Patrick Aluotto , at (213) 972-2929. 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.


Suspect Sexually Assaults Victim In Her Home NR19060sr

San Pedro: The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area Detective Division is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a sexual assault suspect.

On March 5th 2019, between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m., the victim was entering her residence in the area of 11th Street in the City of San Pedro, when the suspect pushed her inside and a violent physical and sexual assault occurred. After the assault, the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, black hair, he stands at 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs about 150-170 pounds, and is between 25-35 years of age with a light mustache, and unknown tattoos on both arms.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call Detective III, K. Porter, Harbor Division, at 310-726-7861. 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. 


Two Arrested in “Jugging” Caper

Los Angeles: On March 1, 2019, FBI/LAPD Major Theft Task Force was surveilling the parking lot of a bank, located in the 18300 block of Ventura Boulevard in Encino. The bank had been the starting point for several bank follow-outs, also known as "jugging", in the past year.

Jugging is a predatory crime where by suspects target bank customers who have recently completed, or are suspected to have completed, a transaction from a financial center or ATM. Jugging suspects follow customers they believe are in possession of cash, waiting for the opportune moment to rob them directly or burglarize their parked vehicle. Most incidents occur on non-bank property, typically outside retail or commercial businesses.

The suspects park in the bank parking lot and watch customers exiting the bank. The suspects look for the customer carrying a white envelope that most banks give to customers when they withdraw cash. They also look for customers carrying a blue vinyl merchant deposit bag. When the suspects observe a customer with an envelope or blue bag they follow them away from the bank to their next stop. After the vehicle is no longer occupied, the suspects smash a window, enter the vehicle and check the center console and glove box for the envelope with the cash. They leave the location and set up on another bank. All too often, customers leave the envelope in the car with large sums of cash in it. Occasionally, the suspects enter the bank to look for customers withdrawing cash.

On March 1, 2019, two male suspects from Houston, Texas, were in a rented 2016 Hyundai Tucson with tinted windows and paper plates. Around 10:55 a.m., the suspects followed a silver Rolls Royce out of the bank parking lot to a health center in the 4800 block of Van Nuys Boulevard. After the vehicle was parked and unoccupied, the suspects smashed the front passenger window and pried the door of the Rolls Royce to gain entry. The property was removed and the suspects fled. A short time later, both suspects were taken into custody without incident.

A search of the suspects and the vehicle produced over $21,000 in cash. Detectives believe both suspects are responsible for similar prior burglaries. It is likely these suspects have committed other follow-out burglaries in the last year in Los Angeles and Orange counties.


Devian Lockhart ----------------- Christopher Curry

Bank customers are encouraged to conceal any cash withdrawal "white envelope" or blue merchant deposit bag prior to leaving a bank branch. They are also advised to be aware of anyone following them away from a bank. They are also advised to NOT leave cash in their vehicles.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective D. Bopp, Commercial Crimes Division Major Theft Task Force, at (213) 486-6962. 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.


Suspects Vehicle


Victim's Vehicle


Cash found in Suspect's Vehicle


Remains of Missing Los Angeles Woman found in New Mexico

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery Homicide Division, announce the discovery of the remains of Denise Coultas found in New Mexico.    

On Wednesday, February 27th, 2019, detectives from Los Angeles Police Department Robbery Homicide Division were notified by detectives from the New Mexico Board of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Service, that the remains of a human being were found on the Acoma Indian Reservation near the location that Los Angeles resident Denise Coultas had left her vehicle.

A joint investigation has been ongoing since November 2018 when Ms. Coultas's vehicle was found abandoned. Searches for Ms. Coultas have been conducted since she went missing, however weather and rugged terrain hindered some of the operations. On February 28th, Ms. Coultas remains were positively identified by New Mexico officials and her family was notified. No foul play is suspected. Ms. Coultas suffered from a diminished mental capacity and had a history of wandering away from her family.

Any questions may be directed to Detective Santillan, Robbery Homicide Division, Homicide Special Section, at (213) 486-6890. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact 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.


Large Methamphetamine Seizure in South Los Angeles NR19054ml

 

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Southwest Area Narcotics Enforcement Detail arrested two men after a Large Methamphetamine Seizure in South Los Angeles.

On Sunday, March 3rd 2019, investigators were investigating reports of narcotic activity at a motel located at 7400 block of South San Pedro Street. They observed an individual enter a vehicle at the motel, armed with a handgun. He was detained, and when they consulted with the manager, they determined that there were two small children, aged 8 and 10, who had been left alone in the room.

When they conducted a welfare check, they found the children alone in the motel room. While providing for the safety of the children, they located duffle bags with methamphetamine, also inside the room.

The total gross weight of the methamphetamine was over 100 pounds, with an estimated street value of approximately one million dollars.

The parent, Hector Carrillo, a 31-year-old male Hispanic, was arrested for 11378 Health and Safety Code - Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales and Child Endangerment.

The other suspect, Cristian Martinez, a 25- year-old Male Hispanic, was arrested for 29800 (a)(1) of the Penal Code, Felon in Possession of a Firearm.


The children were unharmed and placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services.

The Department believes the suspects are part of a wider distribution narcotics ring operating in the Los Angeles area.

Any information regarding illegal narcotics activity in Southwest Division, please call (213) 485-2582. 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.