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Suspect Arrested for Murder in Downtown Los Angeles Assault

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Central Division homicide detectives have made an arrest in connection to a recent homicide.

On the afternoon of Tuesday, July 2, 2019, the victim, Julius Rondez, was in the 400 block of E. Temple Street when the suspect approached the victim and knocked him to the ground. The victim struck his head on the pavement as a result of the unprovoked attack. The victim was transported to a local hospital by the Los Angeles Fire Department and was in critical condition. Tragically, the victim succumbed to his injuries and died at the hospital on July 3, 2019.

On July 11, 2019, 22-year-old, Gerson Carrillo Torres was in the area of 3rd Street and Wall when officers detained him believing he may be the suspect in this case. Detectives determined Torres was the suspect and Torres was booked for 187(A) PC, Murder. Torres is being held on $2,000,000 bail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central Division homicide detectives at (213) 833-3750. 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.


Failure to Appear Scam

 

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division are investigating several incidents in which a fraudulent caller identified himself by
the actual name of a captain employed by the Los Angeles Police Department.

The caller typically informs the victims that they failed to appear for a court hearing and have a warrant for their arrest. The caller instructs the victim to respond to the nearest police station to turn themselves in, or they can pay a fine over the phone by purchasing prepaid debit or gift cards and reading the card numbers over the phone to pay the fines.

The caller may use a variety of tactics to sound credible. They may provide information like badge numbers, case numbers, and names of actual law enforcement officials. They may also provide a phone number that is forwarded to a voicemail message made to sound like an official government entity.

If you are called by someone stating that there is a warrant for your arrest related to missed jury duty, or failure to appear as a witness, do not make any payments to them. Neither the Los Angeles Police Department nor the Superior Court of Los Angeles will ever call a member of the community to request payment of fines for failure to appear for jury duty.

It should be noted that many of the victims are current/former employees in the mental health industry. In each of these incidents, the caller claimed that the victim missed an appearance as an expert witness in a court case. Therapists and psychologists should particularly beware of the scam. You can get help determining the authenticity of a call by contacting your local police station.

Anyone with information regarding this scam is urged to contact Detective C. Marsden or Detective M. Matsuda at (213) 486-6840. 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.


Stabbing on the Metro Expo Line

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Transit Services Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect involved in stabbing a man.

On July 8, 2019, around 5:20 p.m., two people (victim and witness) were riding east on the Metro Expo line train. As the train came to a stop at the La Cienega/Jefferson Station, a male suspect approached the victim and stabbed him once in the chest before fleeing the train. The attack was unprovoked and occurred without warning. Both the victim and witness continued east to the Expo/La Brea Station where they met with police.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was treated for a non-life threatening laceration to his chest.

The suspect is described as a male Black, approximately 50-years-old, wearing all black clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Justin Fuller at 213-485-9801. 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.


Fatal Hit and Run Truck Driver Kills 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
driver involved in a hit and run collision that killed 24-year-old Jaime Ramirez, a resident of Maywood.

On May 31, 2019, around 9:30 p.m., the bicyclist was traveling southbound Lorena Street approaching 8th Street and was splitting lanes between the vehicles. As the bicyclist approached 8th Street, he was unable to maintain control of his bicycle, fell onto the street, and was struck by a 40-foot box trailer's tires.

The driver of the semi-truck failed to stop, identify themselves and render aid. A witness followed the truck and photographed the License Plate of the trailer, License No. 4MY4587. Detectives attempted to locate the registered owner of the trailer, however, they were not successful.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced Ramirez dead at scene.

The semi-truck is an unknown make and model, all white, with a sleeper cab, and the rims are white. The 40-foot box trailer appears to be all white. The semi-truck and trailer did not have any obvious company logos.

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 Detectives at
(213) 833-3713. 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.


Teacher’s Aide Arrested

The Los Angeles Police Department, Juvenile Division's Sexually Exploited Child Unit (SECU) have arrested Lino Cabrera for Sexual Battery/ Child Annoying.

On May 16, 2019, a crime report was generated at Oxnard Elementary School. The report made allegations of inappropriate behavior by a Teacher's Aide, prompting the Los Angeles Police Department, Juvenile Division's Sexually Exploited Child Unit (SECU) to assume investigative responsibility. The investigation revealed six victims between the ages of 10-11.

On June 3, 2019, SECU arrested Lino Cabrera, age 27. The District Attorney's office filed one count 288.5(a) PC Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child and five counts of 288(a) PC Lewd or Lascivious acts upon a child against Mr. Cabrera on behalf of the six victims, his bail was set at $850,000.00.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Sexually Exploited Child Unit, Juvenile Division, at (213) 486-0580, from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm. 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) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


Teacher’s Aide Arrested

The Los Angeles Police Department, Juvenile Division's Sexually Exploited Child Unit (SECU) have arrested Lino Cabrera for Sexual Battery/ Child Annoying.

On May 16, 2019, a crime report was generated at Oxnard Elementary School. The report made allegations of inappropriate behavior by a Teacher's Aide, prompting the Los Angeles Police Department, Juvenile Division's Sexually Exploited Child Unit (SECU) to assume investigative responsibility. The investigation revealed six victims between the ages of 10-11.

On June 3, 2019, SECU arrested Lino Cabrera, age 27. The District Attorney's office filed one count 288.5(a) PC Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child and five counts of 288(a) PC Lewd or Lascivious acts upon a child against Mr. Cabrera on behalf of the six victims, his bail was set at $850,000.00.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Sexually Exploited Child Unit, Juvenile Division, at (213) 486-0580, from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm. 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) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


Hollenbeck Area Gang Enforcement Detail Officer-Involved Shooting

Hollenbeck Area Gang Enforcement Detail Officer-Involved Shooting NRF025-19ma

**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 Force Investigation Division is investigating an officer-involved shooting in which officers shot a man armed with a handgun.

On June 5, 2019, around 4:50 p.m., in the area of 150 N. Myers Street, officers assigned to Hollenbeck Area Gang Enforcement Detail conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with tinted windows, a violation of 26708(a) of the Vehicle Code. A male passenger ran from the vehicle and the officers chased him on foot. The male, later identified as 27-year-old Jose Abel Iribe, was armed with a handgun. Iribe did not comply with the officers' commands, resulting in an officer-involved shooting. After being shot, Iribe threw the handgun over a fence, where detectives later recovered it.

While the officers were attempting to take Iribe into custody, he continued to refuse to follow the officers' commands. A TASER was used and Iribe was taken into custody. He was transported to a local hospital where he received medical treatment for a gunshot wound. No officers were injured.

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.


Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision

77th Division: The Los Angeles Police Department's South Traffic Division detectives are investigating a fatal hit and run traffic collision that occurred at Manchester Avenue and Cimarron Street.

On Monday, June 10, 2019, around 9:30 p.m., a severe hit and run traffic collision occurred on Manchester Avenue at Cimarron Street. A light (possible silver) Jeep Commander was traveling westbound Manchester Avenue, approaching Cimarron Street when it collided with a pedestrian, who was walking northbound across Manchester Avenue, in an unmarked 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 59-year old Pamela Smith, to a local hospital, where she later died due 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.