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Anti-theft Campaign “Leave It And Lose It”

Devonshire Division Launches Anti-theft Campaign "Leave It And Lose It"

Northridge- Nobody wants to be a victim of crime, but if you leave your purse, computer, other valuable items in plain sight, you're increasing the risk that you will become a theft victim. To combat these crimes, the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Division has launched a campaign with local business owners to help curtail theft. The antitheft campaign called "Leave It and Lose It": features three different posters that business are posting.



It takes less than 4 seconds to grab valuables left in plain sight. Recently, the Devonshire Division has seen an increase in theft at coffee shops, supermarkets, shopping centers, and public areas when people leave their valuables in plain sight and walk away for just moments.

These crimes can be prevented with a few simple actions. The most important is never leave your valuables unattended. Thieves take advantage of laptops, cellphones, purses and other valuables left in plain sight. The LAPD offers a simple tip to prevent becoming a victim: don't leave valuables in plain sight or slightly hidden and don't use valuables to save a seat.


Detectives Seek Additional Victims of a Dating Scam

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division are asking for the public's help in locating victims of a dating scam.

Wilson Edward Jackson, 37-years-old, was arrested today in Van Nuys Division for multiple felony charges, all resulting from a dating theft investigation involving dozens of female victims. Jackson has been the subject of numerous identity theft, forgery, and grand theft reports received by the Los Angeles Police Department and other law enforcement agencies, in and out of state, for the past several years.

Jackson targeted single women via social media and other websites seeking a dating relationship. After meeting with his victims, Jackson would ask them for a loan, claiming he was having issues with his bank, or that his car was impounded with his wallet inside. Jackson would promise to repay with cash, but instead would provide the victims with checks written on closed personal bank accounts.

Victims that visited Jackson's Woodland Hills apartment were victims of identity theft, as Jackson stole their credit card information and checks from their checkbooks while they slept or used the restroom. Jackson would use their stolen information to buy clothes for himself, pay personal bills, or make travel arrangements for other victims of his scam.

Anyone who thinks they may have been victimized by this suspect, or anyone with additional information about this suspect's activities, is asked to call Detective Stephanie Krajchir, Commercial Crimes Division Financial Crimes Section, at (818) 374-9420.

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.


Shooting in West Hills Leaves Two Dead

West Hills: On May 22, 2019, around 8:50 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Topanga Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of a "Shots Fired Investigation" in the 22600 block of Vanowen Street at Shadow Ranch Park.

Upon officer's arrival, they observed two males down in the park suffering from gunshot wounds. Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the location and pronounced Victim-1 dead at scene. Victim-2 was transported to a local area hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. After several hours, Victim-2 succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

Detectives have determined that the suspect and both victims were acquaintances and engaged in a verbal argument. Suspect produced a handgun and fired several shots striking both victims, ultimately causing their deaths. This double murder was not random or gang related.

Victim-1 is a twenty-seven-year-old male Hispanic and a resident of the San Fernando Valley.

Victim-2 is a forty-two-year-old male Hispanic and a resident of the San Fernando Valley.

Detectives are still attempting to locate victim-1's family. The identities of both victims will not be released until the next of kin is notified.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Dave Peteque, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1934. 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.


Southeast Area Traffic Stop Results in 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**

South Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's Force Investigation Division is investigating an officer-involved shooting which occurred during a traffic stop.

On May 20, 2019, around 11:03 p.m., Police Officer III Windle Hawkins, Serial No. 25889 and Police Officer I Rudy Lucero, Serial No. 43804, assigned to Southeast Area Patrol Division, conducted a traffic stop to the rear of 10819 S. Broadway. During the traffic stop, the driver, later identified as Norvell Cooper, was found to have a handgun secreted in the map pocket of the driver's door. Cooper suddenly exited the vehicle and began to struggle with Officer Hawkins. During that struggle, officers believed that Cooper had armed himself with the gun, resulting in an Officer-Involved-Shooting.

Cooper was struck by gunfire several times, and fled on foot. He was later taken into custody near 109th Street and S. Broadway. Cooper was treated at scene by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics and was transported to a local area hospital, where he is currently listed serious but stable condition.

No officers were injured during this incident and a handgun was recovered from Cooper's vehicle.

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.


Hit and Run Driver Injures Bicyclist

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Central 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 that injured a bicyclist.

On May 11, 2019, around 3:20 a.m., a bicyclist was travelling westbound through the intersection of 7th Street and Bonnie Brae Street when a light-colored SUV made a left turn from 7th Street and struck a bicyclist. The bicyclist landed on the windshield, rolled off and landed on the street.

The driver drove around the bicyclist, failed to stop, render aid or identify themselves as required by law.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the bicyclist to a local hospital where he was treated for a broken leg.

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 the Central Traffic Division, Detective Juan Campos at (213) 833-3713 or Detective Moses Castillo (213) 486-0752. 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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UPDATE
On May 17, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., West Traffic detectives arrested 26-year-old Jonathan Keith Crosby in the 2200 block of N. Cahuenga Boulevard. He was booked for 20001 VC, Felony Hit and Run. His bail was set at $50,000.00.

Update
There is a correction to the location of the Hit and Run location. The correct location is Melrose/Genesee, not Melrose / Ogden.

Fairfax: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Traffic Division detectives are investigating a felony hit and run that occurred at Melrose Avenue and Ogden Avenue.

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 10:15 p.m., a felony hit and run traffic collision occurred.
An unidentified driver of a dark colored vehicle, possible small sized SUV, was driving westbound on Melrose Ave. when the vehicle collided with a pedestrian walking north in the crosswalk at Ogden Avenue.

The driver of the dark colored vehicle failed to stop and render aid, and to identify himself to the pedestrian as required by law. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and were unable to resuscitate the victim who succumbed to his injuries. Identification of the victim is pending.

This investigation is ongoing, and no further details are available at this moment

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact West Traffic Division at (213) 473-0234. 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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Venice: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) involved in the murder of 29-year-old Lavell Harris, a resident of Los Angeles.

On May 20, 2019, around 3:30 p.m., Pacific area patrol officers responded to numerous calls of, "Shots Fired", at Fifth Avenue and Broadway in the Venice area. When officers arrived, they found Harris in the parkway suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and was unresponsive.

The Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced Harris dead at scene.

According to a witness, there were four male blacks wearing hoodies and left in a dark sedan northbound on Fifth Avenue.

Anyone with information on this shooting should contact West Bureau Homicide Detectives 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 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.


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Pacoima: The family of Luciana Dominguez-Rodriguez and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Area are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Luciana was last seen on May 20, 2019, around 2:00 a.m., in the 13200 block of Lourve Street in the City of Pacoima. She was wearing a burgundy track suit and grey shoes. She hasn't been seen or heard from since, and her family is concerned.

Luciana is described as a 73-year-old female Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds.

Luciana Dominguez-Rodriguez


If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Luciana Dominguez-Rodriguez, please contact Foothill Area at (818) 756-8861, or the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit, at (213) 996-1800. 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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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department and Newton Area Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying three violent robbery suspects.

On April 5, 2019, around 5:20 p.m., a street robbery occurred near the intersection of Vernon Ave and Broadway Ave. The victim was walking when three suspects approached on foot from behind. Out of fear of being assaulted, the victim started to run away from the suspects.

While running away, one of the suspects tripped the victim from behind causing him to fall to the ground. While on the ground, all three suspects kicked and punched the victim repeatedly until he became unconscious. During the assault the suspects took the victim's necklace and wallet which contained US Currency.


First suspect (pictured above) is described as a 16 to 18-year-old male Hispanic, with medium complexion. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds. He was wearing blue long sleeved hooded sweatshirt and gray sweat pants with a black stripe down the side. At the time of the robbery the suspect had a beard and "bowl" style haircut.

Second suspect is described as a 16 to 18-year-old male Hispanic. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds. He was wearing a black beanie, black sweater, and black pants. The suspect was carrying a skateboard and wearing a backpack with multiple unknown logos.

Third suspect is described as a 16 to 18-year-old male Hispanic. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds. The suspect was wearing a black sweater, black pants, and black shoes.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Newton Area Detectives, Detective Walden at (323) 846-6572. 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.


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Update
On May 18, 2019, Mr. Chavez was found in the Hollenbeck area and in good health.

Los Angeles: The family of Fernando Cruz Chavez and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Person's Unit are asking for the public's help in locating him.
Fernando was last seen on May 17, 2019, around 2:30 p.m., by staff at the adult living facility where he resides. The facility is in the 5100 block of Sunset Boulevard in the City of Los Angeles. Fernando suffers from Dementia and requires dialysis treatment. His family is very concerned for his safety.

Fernando is described as a 71-year-old male Hispanic with gray hair and brown eyes. He stands
5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black San Francisco baseball cap, "Bear logo" black jacket, white shirt, black pants and black shoes.

Fernando Cruz Chavez


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Fernando Cruz Chavez, please contact Missing Person's Unit Detectives at (213) 996-1880. 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.