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Critical Missing 53-Year Old Female NR19047ml

Van Nuys: The family of Laura Loyola Cabrera and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Area are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Laura was last seen on February 21, 2019, around 6:55 a.m., in the 6700 block of Sepulveda Boulevard in Van Nuys. Shortly after she was reported missing, an MTA bus driver reported that he dropped off a woman matching Laura's description at Foothill Boulevard and Polk Street.
Laura suffers from Dementia and Lupus and has not taken her medication.

Laura is described as a 53-year-old female Hispanic with burgundy hair, brown eyes, heavy build and medium complexion. She stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 189 pounds. Laura's care taker stated she could possibly be around the San Fernando Valley or may be headed to the downtown Los Angeles Area.

Laura was last seen wearing a yellow jacket, white shirt, brown skirt to her knees, red and white long socks and black shoes. She was also carrying a purple blanket.


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Laura Loyola Cabrera, 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.


Organized Retail Grand Theft Ring NR19046ma

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in apprehending multiple Grand Theft Suspects who have been targeting high end makeup retail stores in the Los Angeles area.

In January of 2019, the Los Angeles Police Department Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section was investigating and attempting to identify suspects responsible for a series of Organized Retail Grand Thefts occurring at high end makeup retail stores located at the Beverly Center Mall and another in Studio City. The suspects enter the businesses with empty purses or shopping bags. The suspects conceal high dollar fragrances in the empty bags and leave the store without paying for the merchandise. In some incidents, the suspects were confronted by employees who attempted to retrieve the merchandise and were overpowered by the suspects. The suspects are responsible for property loss in the thousands of dollars. The suspects have also targeted stores in the city of Marina Del Rey, Tustin and Glendale.

Suspect #1; female black, black hair, brown eyes, 5'04", 130lbs, approximately 25 to 30 years old.

Suspect #2; male black, black hair, brown eyes, 6'04", 230lbs, approximately 25 to 30 years old.

Suspect #3; female black, black hair with red streaks, brown eyes, 5'05", 175lbs, approximately 25 to 30 years old.

Suspect #4; female black, brown hair, brown eyes, 5'03", 125lbs, approximately 18 to 20 years old.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section Detective Prieto at 213-486-6940. 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.


Masked Gang Members Arrested for Burglarizing Home in Encino

Encino: Over the past several months, the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Valley Area Burglary Detectives and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Officials have been diligently working as a team to curb the burglary problem that plagues the Encino and Tarzana areas of Los Angeles.

On February 15, 2019, Parole Agent Jason Cagnollati was monitoring the activity of Maurice Lavell Bull, a South Los Angeles resident and documented gang member on parole for burglary. At about 8:00 p.m., Cagnollati noticed that Bull’s ankle monitor showed him stopped in the 3700 block of Caribeth Drive. Due to his familiarity with Bull’s criminal background as a prolific burglar and the high number of burglaries reported in that area of Encino, Cagnollati called Detective William Dunn, West Valley Burglary Unit, to assist in monitoring Bull’s activity.

Dunn subsequently solicited the help from West Valley Division patrol personnel and had uniformed officers respond to Caribeth Drive. As the officers arrived in the 3600 block of Caribeth Drive, they immediately observed two masked suspects loading bags and boxes into a white BMW parked on Caribeth Drive. A foot pursuit ensued, and the first suspect captured was Anthony Parker, a Roland Heights resident and associate of Bull. As the officers detained Parker, they discovered that he was armed with a fully loaded semi-automatic handgun which was rendered safe and held as evidence. Thereafter, a perimeter was quickly established for the second masked suspect that ran from the scene.

With the assistance of Parole Agent Cagnollati, Topanga Division patrol personnel, Air Support Division and Metropolitan Division K-9 Units, Bull was successfully apprehended a few blocks away from the crime scene.

The victims came home as the investigation took place and identified the items carried by both Bull and Parker as their personal property valued at $59,000 dollars. Officers returned the stolen items to the victims who subsequently provided surveillance video of Bull and Parker exiting their ransacked home. 

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Anyone with information is urged to call West Valley Burglary Detective Dunn at (818) 374-7769. 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 onlinetip.  Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Transit Services Officer-Involved-Shooting in Central Division

**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 (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved-Shooting (OIS) that occurred in downtown Los Angeles early Thursday morning.

On February 14, 2019, around 6:50 a.m., LAPD, uniformed officers, assigned to Transit Services Division were conducting a foot beat on the mezzanine platform at the 7th Street and Figueroa Street, Metro Center Transit Station in Los Angeles. While on the mezzanine platform they were directed to a male, Hispanic suspect armed with a knife. The officers responded and observed the armed suspect (who was later identified as Wilfredo Hernandez) engaged in an altercation with the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) security officers. The officer engaged Hernandez, and used a less lethal option, which was ineffective and escalated into an officer-involved-shooting.

Hernandez was struck by gunfire and was taken into custody without further incident. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and rendered emergency medical aid but Hernandez was pronounced deceased.

The knife was located at scene and booked as evidence. Fortunately, no officers or MTA patrons were injured as a result of this incident.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. A representative from the Office of the Inspector General responded and monitored the scene 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 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 officers(s) was reasonable.


Off-Duty Detective Officer-Involved-Shooting in Central Division

**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 (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved-Shooting (OIS) that occurred in a downtown neighborhood early Thursday morning.

On February 14, 2019, around 3:25 a.m., "Off-Duty" LAPD, plain clothes Detective III Michael Johnson, Serial No. 34786, was walking in the area of 6th Street and San Julian Street, in the City of Los Angeles. While in the area Johnson became involved in a physical altercation with an individual, which resulted in an officer-involved-shooting. The involved individual was later identified as 30-year-old, Michael Wise, a resident of Los Angeles.

Det. Johnson sustained bodily injuries and Wise was struck by gunfire. The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and separately transported them to a local hospital for medical treatment, where they were admitted for their injuries.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) and Robbery Homicide Division responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. A representative from the Office of the Inspector General responded and monitored the scene 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 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 officers(s) was reasonable.


Shooting Kills 28-Year-Old-Man in South Los Angeles NR19044ti

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for killing a man.

On Friday, February 15, 2019, around 9:58 p.m., officers assigned to Newton Area responded to a radio call of "Ambulance Shooting," near the 4100 block of South Wall Street. When officers arrived, they were directed to 28-years-old Donte Jones, who was a victim of a shooting.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported Jones to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. It is unclear the reason for the shooting and it is unknown if the shooting is gang related.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Newton Homicide Detectives Calzadillas or Ron Berdin at 323-846-6556. 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 can 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.


Scam Targets Elderly Victim

 

San Pedro: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspects.

On January 14, 2019 around 1:00 p.m., a 92-year-old female was returning home from running errands, and entered her gated community in San Pedro. After she parked her vehicle, she was immediately confronted by a male and female she did not know, who told the victim that she had collided with their car at a nearby business. The suspects showed the elderly victim their vehicle which did have damage, however the victim did not remember any crash and did not have any damage on her own vehicle.

The male and female suspects convinced the victim that she needed to pay a cash settlement to fix the damage. The male suspect then drove the victim, in victim's vehicle, to a nearby local bank, where they both entered and approached a bank teller. The victim withdrew several thousand dollars in cash, which she gave to the male suspect. The suspect then drove the victim home. Once there, the male and female suspect attempted to convince the victim to allow them into her home, but she refused. After the suspects left, the victim realized she had been scammed and notified the police.

Suspect-1 is described as a male, heavy-set, 40-50 years old.
Suspect-2 is described as an unknown female.





Anyone with information is urged to call Harbor Detectives at (310) 726-7850. Or e-mail 36364@lapd.online. 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 onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Missing 27-Year-Old Autistic Female NR19042ml

UPDATE
February 20, 2019

Missing Person Iesha Beaumont has been located and reunited with her family members.

 

West Los Angeles Area: The family of Iesha Beaumont and the Los Angeles Police Department's West Los Angeles Area Detectives are asking for the public's assistance in locating her.

Iesha was last seen on February 19, 2019 at around 11:00 a.m., at her residence in the 1400 block of Holt Avenue. Iesha parents checked their house and discovered she was missing. Iesha's family is concerned for her safety.

Iesha is autistic and has the mental capacity of a six-year-old. Iesha is described as a 27-year-old female, with long brown hair, and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. Iesha was last seen wearing white long sleeve shirt, white pajama pants with balloon print, multicolored socks, and yellow gold stud earrings.

Iesha Beaumont


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Beaumont, Iesha, please contact West Los Angeles Area Detectives at (310) 444-1531 or (310) 444-0702. 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.


Announce Arrest of Felony Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR19038rc

 

Newton: The Los Angeles Police Department and Central Traffic Division detectives have
arrested 30-year-old Wilfredo Vaquiz Escobar, a resident of Los Angeles.

On February 17, 2019, around 2:40 a.m., Central Traffic Officers responded to the area of 33rd Street and Central Avenue for a traffic collision. During the officers' investigation, it was determined that Escobar was driving his 2017, white Honda Accord with 6 passengers in an unsafe speed south bound Central Avenue. When he approached 33rd Street Escobar lost control of his vehicle and spun out.

Escobar plowed into six parked vehicles that were severely damaged. The initial powerful force of the collision caused one of his male passengers to be ejected from the vehicle. The male passenger was thrown out of the vehicle and landed on the street. When Escobar's vehicle came to rest, it was on the wrong side of the street as it collided with the 6th parked vehicle.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported four passengers to a local hospital in stable condition. The other two passengers were treated and released at scene.

Escobar, the driver of the hit and run vehicle failed to stop, render aid and identify himself as required by law.

Officers conducted a follow up, around 8 a.m., where they located and arrested Escobar at his residence in South Los Angeles.

Escobar was booked for felony DUI causing injuries, 23153(A) VC. His bail was set at $100,000 and will be arraigned on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in Department 30, at 210 W. Temple Street.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.



Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Central Traffic Division, Detective Moses Castillo at (213) 833-3713 and or email at 30215@lapd.online 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.