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LAPD’s Stance on Potential Immigration Enforcement

The Department is aware of upcoming Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) actions beginning this Sunday, directed toward individuals who have been issued final deportation orders. These enforcement actions will include individuals residing in the Los Angeles region. The Department is not participating or assisting in any of these enforcement actions.

Immigration status violations are civil in nature and, under federal law, are within the jurisdiction and responsibility of federal government agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

The Department has reached out to various community stakeholders regarding the reported ICE enforcement actions, reiterating that members of this Department will not be participating. We are committed to protecting the public through meaningful relationship building and community partnerships.


Fraudulent Recorded Document Suspect Arrested

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Commercial Crimes Division detectives announce the arrest of Ronald Eugene Griffin for Fraudulent Recorded Document.

On March 18, 2019, around 12:20 p.m., officers received a radio call of a "trespass suspect" near the 1200 block of Benedict Canyon Drive. Upon arrival, officers were met by employees of the residence, who knew the true property owner of the residence. They reported that suspect Ronald Eugene Griffin was trying to gain entry by compromising the locks of the residence. Suspect Griffin claimed to be the new owner of the residence. The employees immediately notified the police of the suspects' unauthorized access to the property.

Officers contacted detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department Commercial Crimes Division for assistance with identifying the real property owner.

Detectives interviewed the property owner who did not know suspect Griffin and did not give anyone authorization to have the title of the residence changed. Griffin had changed the title of the residence without the victim's knowledge and attempted to forcibly gain entry onto the house.

Los Angeles Police Department presented the case to the District Attorney Office for review. On June 17, 2019, the District Attorney's Office filed (1) count of 115(a) PC, Fraudulent Recorded Document and (1) count of 484(a)/490.2 PC, Petty Theft, against suspect Griffin.

On June 20, 2019, Los Angeles Police Department, Commercial Crimes Division, Due Diligence Unit served the arrest warrant on Griffin, without incident.

Anyone with information regarding this matter or knowledge of other properties affected by the actions of Ronald Eugene Griffin is encouraged to call Commercial Crimes Division, Detective Manuel Segura at (213) 486-6620. During off-hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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 lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Shooting Leaves One Dead in Harbor City

Harbor City: 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 32-year-old John Albert Franco.

On Thursday, June 20, 2019, around 11:40 a.m., Harbor Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon" shooting at Pacific Coast Highway and Vermont Avenue in Harbor City. Upon their arrival, the officers located the victim, John Albert Franco, lying near the bus bench on the sidewalk at the northwest corner of PCH and Vermont Avenue.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to render aid; however, Franco succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased shortly after.

Witnesses provided several different descriptions of the suspect vehicle. Investigators are trying to determine an accurate description. Detectives do not have any leads as to the suspect's identity and are asking for the public's help.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detectives Cortez and Officer Tiffin, Harbor Area Detectives, at (310)726-7889 or (310)726-7884. 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.


Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision

North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division detectives are investigating a fatal hit and run traffic collision that occurred at Magnolia Boulevard and Wilkinson Avenue.

On Monday, June 17, 2019, around 5:35 a.m., a severe hit and run traffic collision occurred on Magnolia Boulevard at Wilkinson Avenue. An unidentified vehicle was traveling eastbound Magnolia Boulevard, approaching Wilkinson Avenue when it collided with a pedestrian, who was walking northbound on Wilkinson Avenue, inside the marked crosswalk. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid, identify him/herself as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the 92-year old, male pedestrian to a local hospital, where he later died due to his injuries. The name of the deceased will not be released until next-of-kin has been notified.

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 Valley Traffic Division Detectives, Officer Fredo at (818) 644-8029 or Officer Reyes at (818) 644-8032. 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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