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Officer-Involved Shooting in Southeast Division NRF039-20ma

August 29, 2020 NRF039-20ma

Update: The officer involved in the below incident has been identified as Southeast Gang Enforcement Detail Police Officer III Hector Beas, Serial No. 38726.


**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 Southeast Division.

On August 24th, 2020, around 5:20 p.m., LAPD Southeast Area Gang Enforcement Detail (GED)officers responded to a radio call of gang activity, possibly with a handgun, to the rear of an apartment complex located in the 300 block of East 99th Street. As officers arrived at the rear of the apartment complex, 19-year-old Kwame Page ran north toward 99th Street. When Page reached the front courtyard of the complex, additional GED officers had arrived on 99th Street and an OIS occurred. Page was not struck by gunfire and ran back to the rear of the complex where he was taken into police custody.

A handgun was found at the scene and was collected by detectives. Page was booked for 29800(A)(1)PC, Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division responded to the scene and interviewed witnesses and supervised the collection of evidence by the Forensic Science Division. 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, 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 will review the subsequent FID investigation; evidence collected and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officer was reasonable.


Critical Missing 71-Year-Old Female NR20216wc

Koreatown: The Los Angeles Police Department's Olympic Area is requesting the public's help in locating Dora Henriquez.

Dora was last seen on August 29, 2020, around 10:00 a.m., in the 800 block of South Kenmore Avenue. Dora is known to frequent the area of Vermont Avenue and James M. Wood Boulevard. Dora's mental condition is poor, and she suffers from Parkinson's disease and dementia. Dora's family is concerned for her safety and safe return home.

Dora is described as a 71-year-old female Hispanic with gray hair, brown eyes, and a small build. She stands 5 feet tall and weighs 110 pounds. Dora was last seen wearing a brown shirt with black line print, brown jeans, gray tennis shoes, and carrying a white cloth bag with flower print.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Olympic Watch Commander at (213)382-9102. 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. Tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR20215dm

UPDATE
August 28, 2020


Los Angeles: On August 27, 2020, around 4:30 a.m., a Fatal Hit and Run occurred at Wilshire Boulevard and Alvarado Street.  As detectives conducted their investigation, they were able to obtain information that lead to the identity of the driver and vehicle.

On August 27, 2020 around 9 p.m., Central Traffic Street Racing Taskforce located the driver and vehicle in the 2000 block of 39th Street.  The driver, 72-year-old Ramiro Vincente Torres of Los Angeles, was arrested for 20001(a) of the California Vehicle Code, “Felony Hit and Run.”

Torres is currently housed at the Metropolitan Detention Center with bail set at $50,000.00.

 

Los Angeles:  Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a fatal hit and run traffic collision.

 
On August 27, 2020, around 4:30 a.m., officers responded to a radio call of a traffic collision, involving a pedestrian victim, at Wilshire Boulevard and Alvarado Street.  The victim was crossing Wilshire Boulevard, outside of a marked crosswalk, west of Alvarado Street.  A possible white 2000 to 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, travelling eastbound on Wilshire Boulevard, collided with the victim and continued eastbound on Wilshire Boulevard.  The driver failed to stop, render aid and identify him or herself as required by law.  


Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.  The victim is described as a 35 to 40-year-old female Black.  Los Angeles Coroner’s Office will attempt to identify pedestrian and release her identity once next of kin has been notified.   

The truck has a bed liner with a dark stripe or molding on the side.  The vehicle may also have front end damage on the grill, front bumper, and hood.  There is no suspect description.

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

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.


**To view the video, go to Central Traffic Division’s Twitter account @LAPDCTD24**

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Juan Campos, Central Traffic Division, at 213-833-3713, or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at  213-486-3713.  During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 323-846-6553 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.


Fatal Shooting in Beverly Crest Neighborhood

Beverly Crest: The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau Homicide detectives are investigating a house party that resulted in a shooting leaving one man dead and another seriously injured in the Beverly Crest neighborhood of Los Angeles.

On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, around 2:30 a.m. LAPD West Los Angeles officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 2200 block of San Ysidro Drive.

The officers arrived and were directed by witnesses into a residence where two victims had suffered gunshot wounds. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and determined one adult male victim dead at the scene. The second shooting victim was transported to a local hospital where he is in stable condition.

The LAPD learned the location is a short-term rental and there had been a party with about 25-30 people in attendance. The victim had a possible gang dispute with another male Black, wearing dark clothing. The suspect shot both victims and left the location on foot. There were no previous radio calls at this location.

The LAPD will be at the location throughout the day conducting their crime scene investigation. San Ysidro is closed to all traffic.

The investigation is being handled by LAPD, West Bureau Homicide. Anyone with information regarding this shooting should contact investigators 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 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 “P-3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Severe Felony Hit and Run

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying felony hit and run suspects.   

On August 14, 2020 around 7:40 p.m., the victim later identified as, James Stokes, was crossing southbound on Vernon Avenue at Harvard Boulevard. Stokes was struck by a black Honda Civic traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver of the black Honda Civic fled the scene eastbound on Vernon Avenue without identifying themselves or rendering aid as required by law.   

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital in critical condition.  

A community member who witnessed the collision followed the suspect(s) and observed them stop near Normandie Avenue. A female Black wearing a red top and shorts, exited the right front passenger seat holding an open bottle of alcohol. The witness confronted the suspect(s) and attempted to get them to return to the scene. The female passenger told the witness they were going to return to the scene of the collision but then reentered the suspect’s vehicle and fled.
 
The suspect vehicle is a black Honda Civic with damage to the front windshield and hood. The vehicle has a partial license plate ending in “394.”     


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.

The City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund in April 2015. 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.  

For more information concerning the incident, please contact South Traffic Division, Detective Moreno No. 32013, 213-822-6005 or 323-421-2500, email: 32013@lapd.online Report/Case# (DR2012-18545) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  After hours please contact South Traffic Division's Watch Commander at 323-421-2577. 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. Tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Robbery – Hate Crime Suspect Wanted

UPDATE
August 20, 2020
 
After several days of collabortive effort between the Los Angeles Police Department and the community, Hollywood Area Robbery detectives announced the arrest of two suspects involved in the below incident. On August 20, 2020 Carlton Callway (DOB 4/23/91), was arrested in Bakersfield for Assault with a Deadly Weapon (ADW) with a hate crime enhancement. Willie Walker (DOB 1/2/78) was arrested in Los Angeles for extortion on August 19, 2020. Detectives are still looking for Davion Williams (DOB 1/15/98).



Hollywood: Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood Area robbery detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of a suspect who committed a robbery / hate crime.


On Monday, August 17, 2020 at approximately 2:15 a.m., the suspect approached the victims and offered to buy them merchandise at a store at the 6500 block of Hollywood Boulevard. The suspect refused to pay for their merchandise and the victims left.

Later, the suspect approached one of the victims with a metal bar and demanded her shoes and bracelet. In fear, the victim complied, the suspect grabbed her by the hand, and they walked together for a short distance before she was able to escape.

A short time later, the suspect assaulted one of the original victim's friends with a bottle and knocked her to the ground. Both victims are transgender women, and the suspect made derogatory remarks about their status during the crime.

The suspect is described as a 25 years-old male, Black, black hair, brown eyes, standing at 6 feet tall, and weighing approximately180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black tank top, black shorts.

If anyone has any additional information regarding this crime, or can identify the suspect in this photo, please contact Hollywood Area Robbery Detective Detective Stogner at 213-972-2934.

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.


Critical Missing 13-Year-Old Female

Pico Union: The Los Angeles Police Department Rampart Area is requesting the public's help in locating Gwen Alamillo-Mora.
 
Gwen was last seen on August 17, 2020, around 7:00 a.m., at her residence located on the 1400 block of Valencia Street. Gwen suffers from possible depression.


Gwen is described as a 13-year-old female Hispanic with brown hair, brown eyes, and a thin build. She stands 5 feet tall and weighs 90 pounds.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Rampart Area Watch Commander at 213-484-3400. 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. Tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Use of Force Incident in Hollenbeck Division

The Los Angeles Police Department is aware of a disturbing video capturing a portion of an interaction between an individual and two uniformed officers in the City's Hollenbeck Area. We discovered this video the same day that the interaction occurred and took immediate action.

The incident occurred April 27, 2020 when two uniformed officers responded to a radio call of a trespassing suspect in the 2400 block of Houston Street. At that location the two officers made contact with a male trespass suspect and directed him to leave the private property. During the course of the investigation a physical altercation occurred between the suspect and one of the officers, resulting in the officer receiving minor injuries to his hand. The suspect had abrasions to his head and face but refused medical attention.

A uniformed supervisor responded to the scene and initiated a preliminary investigation consistent with the Department's reportable use of force protocols. A community member who reportedly witnessed some portion of the altercation provided the supervisor with a copy of a cell phone video taken. Upon review of the content of the cell phone video and the involved officer's body worn video, the supervisor notified his commanding officer and investigators of the Internal Affairs Group responded to conduct a personnel complaint investigation.

The trespass suspect was released from custody from Hollenbeck station pending further investigation.

A formal complaint investigation has been initiated by Internal Affairs Group due to the serious nature of the alleged misconduct. At the direction of the Chief of Police the investigation involving the force used by the officer will be investigated by the Department's Force Investigation Division.

The LAPD closely scrutinizes all uses of force, as we hold every officer to our high standards. While we are withholding judgement on the actions of the involved officer at this time, the officer has been assigned home pending further investigation. Additionally, the Department has notified the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Justice System Integrity Division who is monitoring this investigation as well as the Department's Office of the Inspector General.