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LAPD Statement on New Zealand Mass Shooting

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department continues to monitor the events in New Zealand closely and the thoughts and prayers of the men and women of the LAPD go out to everyone affected by this horrific incident.

While this appears to be an isolated incident with no apparent threat to Los Angeles, out of an abundance of caution we will be adding patrols around mosques here in the city. It is critically important that anytime anyone observes concerning behavior or potential criminal acts, they notify authorities as soon as possible.

The LAPD ask the public to stay vigilant and be aware of your surroundings. As always, the LAPD is committed to keeping all our citizens safe.


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Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspects responsible for fatally shooting 22-year-old Steven Lopez.

On March 18, 2018, around 10:00 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Area patrol officers received a radio call of "Shots Fired" in the 4700 block of West 17th Street. Upon arrival, they observed a female cradling a male (later identified as Steven Lopez) in her arms. Lopez was unconscious and not breathing, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced Lopez dead at scene.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Lopez was riding his bicycle when two males approached him on foot and fired multiple shots. Lopez collapsed on the sidewalk. The Suspects fled eastbound on foot from the location.

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a reward of $50,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for this crime.

Anyone with information is urged to call Detectives Jorge Cruz or John Lamberti, West Bureau Homicide, at (213) 382-9470. 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.


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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is searching for four items of original furniture from the Samuel Freeman House in Hollywood. The house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The furniture was removed from the house and placed in storage after the 1994 Northridge earthquake. The four items of furniture disappeared from a locked room within the storage facility sometime between July 5 to September 17, 2012. There were no signs of forced entry. The storage facility is managed by USC's School of Architecture.

The missing items include:

Two floor lamps designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. One of the lamps has a missing glass pane that may have since been replaced. Link to crime alert:
http://www.lapdonline.org/decorative_art_and_antiques/content_basic_view/65155

A folding chair designed by Rudolph Schindler. Link to crime alert:
http://www.lapdonline.org/decorative_art_and_antiques/content_basic_view/65156

A tea cart designed by Rudolph Schindler. Link to crime alert:
http://www.lapdonline.org/decorative_art_and_antiques/content_basic_view/65245

Anyone with information is asked to contact Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section, at 213-486-6940. 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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Van Nuys: The family of Angel Bonewitz and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Area are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Angel was last seen on March 8, 2019, around 3:30 p.m., exiting a school bus in the 13000 block of Burbank Boulevard in Van Nuys. She has not been seen since and her family is extremely concerned for her safety. Angel is Autistic and suffers from Depression and ADHD. She takes medications for her condition and will need them this evening.

Angel is described as a 14-year-old female White with long curly brown hair, brown eyes, and a medium to heavy build. She stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 140 pounds. Angel was last seen wearing a red jacket, grey shirt and black leggings.

Angel Bonewitz


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Angel Bonewitz, please contact Van Nuys Area Detectives at (818) 374-0040 or (818) 374-9500. 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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Wilmington: The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 21-year-old Othon Arciniega.

On March 8, 2019, at approximately 12:15 p.m., Othon Arciniega was walking in the 600 block of North Lagoon Avenue when unknown suspects approached him on foot and began to fire multiple rounds at Mr. Arciniega, striking him and causing him to fall to the ground.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim deceased at scene.
Detectives do not have any leads on suspect(s) and are asking for the public's help.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detectives Killingsworth and Maffei, Harbor Area Detectives, at (310)726-7879 or (310) 726-7882. 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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Wilmington: The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 21-year-old Othon Arciniega.

On March 8, 2019, at approximately 12:15 p.m., Othon Arciniega was walking in the 600 block of North Lagoon Avenue when unknown suspects approached him on foot and began to fire multiple rounds at Mr. Arciniega, striking him and causing him to fall to the ground.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim deceased at scene.
Detectives do not have any leads on suspect(s) and are asking for the public's help.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detectives Killingsworth and Maffei, Harbor Area Detectives, at (310)726-7879 or (310) 726-7882. 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.