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Los Angeles Regional Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Arrests Former Local TV Correspondent NR19310jl

Pacific Palisades: Investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division began a child sexual exploitation investigation involving a nine-year-old child where inappropriate messages and photographs were shared between a child and a person believed to be Bruce Hensel. Since the contact was made by way of the internet - Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) detectives assumed investigative responsibility.

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, around 1:30 p.m., personnel from the Los Angeles Regional Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force served a residential search warrant at the residence of Bruce Hensel located in the 17500 block of Tramonto Drive in Pacific Palisades.

On November 13, 2019, around 10:15 a.m., Bruce Hensel was arrested in the 9600 block of Santa Monica Blvd in connection with the ensuing investigation. Hensel was subsequently booked into the Los Angeles Police Department's Metropolitan Detention Center for 288.3(a)PC (Contact with a Minor with Purpose of Sexual Act) where his bail was set at $5,000.00.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles Regional ICAC Task Force at (562) 624-4027, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-247 (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.


LAPD newest Director for the Office of Constitutional Policing and Policy NR19308ml

Los Angeles: Today, LAPD Chief Michel Moore announced the appointment of Lizabeth Rhodes as the Department's newest Director for the Office of Constitutional Policing and Policy (OCPP).

As the highest-ranking civilian in the Department, Ms. Rhodes will oversee the operations of the Risk Management Legal Affairs Group, Ombuds, Audit Division, Legal Affairs Division, Risk Management and Policies Division, Governmental Liaison Section, and Strategic Planning Section.

The OCPP was born out of the Department of Justice's federal consent decree and was designed to further institutionalize the reforms prescribed during that federal oversight. "Constitutional policing is at the heart of everything we do in our police department," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "Lizabeth will bring the knowledge and experience we need to uphold and build on the commitment we have made to all of our communities."

Ms. Rhodes will be responsible for the development of LAPDs policies and procedures, internal auditing and compliance programs, litigation involving the LAPD, the formation and implementation of the LAPDs long-term strategic plan and risk management strategies, as well as coordinating all local, state, and federal governmental and legislative affairs.

Chief of Police Michel Moore said, "With an impeccable record as a trial attorney and instructor in constitutional law Ms. Rhodes will provide critical insight for our command staff and more importantly play a key role as my senior advisor." He added, "I believe she will be outsanding in her role and following the success of her predecessors Mr. Arif Alikhan, also a former Asisstant US Attorney and Mr. Jerry Chaleff."

Mr. Chaleff served as the Department's first Special Assistant for Constitutional Policing under then Chief William Bratton and was a member of the search team for the new Director. Mr. Chaleff added that "Ms. Rhodes brings a unique and independent perspective to this Department's policies, procedures and practices, and will provide that important viewpoint to the conversation regarding the major issues facing law enforcement agencies today."

Ms. Rhodes is a graduate of Smith College in Massachusetts and earned a law degree from UCLA. She began working as an Assistant United States Attorney in 1997 in the Central District of California prosecuting a wide range of cases including narcotics trafficking, racketeering, money laundering, and firearms. These complex cases included numerous violent street gangs, organized criminal groups, and law enforcement officers who committed drug heists from drug dealers and a police evidence vault.

According to Board of Police Commissioners President Eileen Decker, "Liz Rhodes has dedicated her professional career to upholding the constitution, fighting corruption, and promoting ethics and integrity at every level of government.

She joins the LAPD with a breadth of experience that will well serve the department and residents of Los Angeles. I look forward to working with her in continuing to promote constitutional policing principles throughout the LAPD."

The Los Angeles Police Department is steadfastly committed to civilian participation, insight, and leadership at the highest levels of the organization and Ms. Lizabeth Rhodes will be the beacon in our efforts to improve accountability, mitigate risk, and ultimately continue to build the public trust we so preciously value.


Robbery-Homicide Suspects Arrested NR19307ml

Los Angeles: On September 21, 2019 at approximately 10:40 p.m., West Valley Division Officers responded to a homicide at 18200 block Sugarman Street in Tarzana.

The murder was the result of an armed robbery which led to the murder of Jean Carlos De La Rosa, 24-years-old. Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD) Robbery Special Section Detectives assumed investigative responsibility for the case.

Detectives investigation revealed the following suspects were involved and are now in custody for a variety of charges to include robbery and murder:

1.Allen Asenuga, 24-years-old, from Houston, Texas
2.Michael Agboola, 28-years-old, from Houston, Texas
On Tuesday November 12th, the case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for filing consideration. The following charges were filed:
1.Allen Asenuga - (1) count 187 PC/Murder, (2) counts 211 PC/Robbery, No bail.
2.Michael Agboola - (1) count 187 PC/Murder, (2) counts 211 PC/Robbery, $1,150,000 bail.

The case is still an active and ongoing investigation to determine if any additional crimes were committed.
Robbery-Homicide Division detectives have requested images of the suspects not be shared with the public. Release of the images would potentially impede the investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Robbery Homicide Detectives at (213) 486-6840. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-247 (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.


Critical Missing 86-Year-Old Male NR19309ml

Van Nuys: The family of Roman Schegolevsky and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Van Nuys Division are asking for the public's help in locating him.

Schegolevsky was last seen November 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., near the 14600 block of Hamlin Street. Schegolevsky suffers from dementia and was last seen on foot. Schegolevsky is described as an 86-year-old male, Male, White, 5'5, 150 lbs. Thin Build, Light Complexion.

Was last seen wearing Light Green Cargo Pants, Light Green Long Sleeve Shirt, White Cap with lettering of ODESSA, White Crocs. Subject is Russian Speaking.

Roman Schegolevsky

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Van Nuys Area, Los Angeles Police Department, at (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 Crime Stoppers at 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.


Missing 83-Year-Old Male NR19304dm

Los Angeles: The family of Henri Joseph Andre and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in locating him.

Henri was last seen on November 8, 2019, around 2:00 a.m., when he walked away from his hotel room on the 7000 block of Hollywood Boulevard in the City of Los Angeles. Henri is not from the area and is visiting from France. His family is very concerned for his safety.

Henri is described as an 83-year-old male White with gray hair and brown eyes. He stands
6 feet tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. Henri was last seen wearing prescription glasses, a black jacket, black shirt, and black jeans.

Henri Joseph Andre

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Henri Joseph Andre, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Person's 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 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.


Distributor Arrested for Selling Counterfeit Designer Jewelry NR19305ti

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Intellectual Property Crimes Unit (IPCU), announce the arrest of Moossa Lari for 350(a)PC - Felony Trademark Violation.
On November 7, 2019 around 12 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Intellectual Property Crimes Unit (IPCU), in collaboration with the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and Custom Border Protection (CBP) served a multi-2 location search warrants in the downtown Jewelry District. Investigators conducted several undercover buys, surveillances and determined the suspect was a major distributor of counterfeit jewelry nationwide. The counterfeit jewelry seized were tested at scene and did not meet United States safety standards. The United States standard of acceptable lead and cadmium are 90 parts per million (PPM). The counterfeit jewelry seized during the investigation tested as high as 200,000 PPM.

Officers recovered approximately $58,000.00 in cash and over $15,000,000.00 in counterfeit jewelry with Street value of over $1,000,000.00. Counterfeit jewelry recovered included Hermes, Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Rolex, Michael Kors, Cartier, Tiffany Co., YSL, Dior, Calvin Klein, Guess, Van Cleef, and Bvlgari.

(Moossa Lari, Booking # 57931)

 







Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Commercial Crimes Detectives at (213) 486-5940. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call 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 "Anonymous Web Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.