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Double Homicide in Sylmar

Sylmar:  Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Bureau Homicide are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects involved in the fatal shooting of two individuals.
 
On October 27, 2020, around 11:50 p.m., Mission Area patrol officers and Valley Bureau Homicide detectives responded to a shooting investigation at the intersection of Polk Street and Glenoaks Boulevard.
 
Preliminary investigation revealed there was a post-Dodger World Series celebration, consisting of 30-40 individuals in the intersection.  Vehicles were performing vehicular stunts, commonly known as "doughnuts", in the street while fireworks were being set off.  Two males approached one of the vehicles and smashed out one of the windows using baseball bats.  Those two males fled north on Glenoaks Boulevard, being followed by several members of the crowd and the vandalized vehicle.  Gunshots rang out and two victims were struck by the gunfire.  The victims were not occupants of the vehicle, and it is unknown if they were the individuals with the baseball bats.
 
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported both victims to a local hospital where both died.  Their identities are being withheld pending notification to next of kin.
 
There is no suspect description.


Anyone with information, or those who may have captured video footage of the incident on cellphones or cameras, are urged to call Valley Bureau Homicide detectives at 818-374-9550.  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.      


Movie Producer David Guillod Arrested

Sherman Oaks: The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division, Special Assaults Section announce the arrest of David Guillod.

On October 28, 2020, Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division, Special Assault Section, conducted a search and arrest warrant at the Sherman Oaks residence of movie producer David Guillod.
 
Mr. Guillod was out on bail from a prior sexual assault allegation being prosecuted by the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office.
 
On October 21, 2020, a female victim, whose identity is protected by confidentiality, reported being sexually assaulted by Guillod during an evening meeting.
 
During the warrant service, Mr. Guillod was taken into custody without incident and booked at the Los Angeles Police Metropolitan Detention Center, where he remains held on $5 million bail.
 
Detectives are interested in any other victims of Mr. Guillod that have not already come forward.
 
Anyone with information about this incident are urged to call Los Angeles Police Department, Robbery-Homicide Division detectives at 213-486-6910. 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.

LAPD Statement Regarding Upcoming Elections

The Department is committed to ensuring the safety of every Angeleno at the polls during this election. While we fully expect a peaceful election day, we are prepared to address any potential violence that may occur on November 3rd or the days following. The LAPD is communicating with our local and state emergency partners to coordinate our response and plan for any protests or groups that might become violent. The department has modified deployment to ensure a sufficient number of officers will be available to work evenings and into the weekend. The Department is working with the Registrar Recorder/ County Clerk's Office to ensure people understand the rules of participating in an election and the ways they can vote.

In line with the Department's core value, of Quality Through Continuous Improvement, officers are receiving ongoing training on crowd control and crowd management in preparation for any protest activities related to the election. Rest assured residents can feel safe as they head to their local polling places, and the department has sufficient resources to respond to any crisis or situations that arise. Senior Lead Officers and other staff from our community relations offices will be available to deal with public safety problems. Free elections and the peaceful transfer of power is the corner stone of our democracy, and the LAPD is committed to ensuring a safe election here in Los Angeles.

 


Officer-Involved Shooting in Hollywood Division

The officer involved in the below incident has been identified as Police Officer III Joseph Marx, Serial No. 37650 from Hollywood 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 Hollywood Division.

On October 18, 2020, around 9:50 p.m., Fullerton Police Department personnel were in the area of 5500 Melrose Avenue looking for a sexual assault of a minor suspect, later identified as 36-year-old Bryan Gudiel Barrios. They requested the assistance of LAPD officers, who were enroute, when they attempted to detain Barrios. Barrios was armed with a knife and began to stab himself. Fullerton Police Department personnel utilized a TASER, which was ineffective and Barrios ran east on Melrose Avenue toward the Windsor Boulevard entrance of Paramount Studios. LAPD Hollywood Division patrol officers arrived and followed Barrios on to the studio lot, where less-lethal projectiles were used and an Officer-Involved Shooting occurred. Barrios was not struck by gunfire and fled into a multi-story building façade of a movie set. A perimeter was established by officers and additional personnel responded to assist.

After approximately two hours of negotiating with Barrios, he was taken into police custody without an additional use of force.

Barrios was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment from several self-inflicted lacerations. He was expected to survive. No officers were injured.

A folding knife was located at scene and booked as evidence.

Fullerton Police Department will be handling the criminal charges related to their investigation, while 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.


Hit & Run Collision in Hollenbeck Division

Los Angeles: On October 22, 2020, around 6:50 p.m., a resident of El Sereno was crossing Bullard Avenue when a vehicle collided into him knocking him onto the roadway. The driver of the suspect vehicle stopped, exited the vehicle, reentered his vehicle, and fled the scene without rendering aid or identifying himself. The suspect fled westbound on Alhambra Avenue from Bullard Avenue. The driver failed to remain at the scene, render aid, and identify themselves as required by law.

The driver is described as a 30-40-year-old Hispanic male wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans. The suspect's vehicle is described as a white pick-up truck.

The victim is described as a 75-year-old male Hispanic.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with severe injuries. He is in critical condition but stable.

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 $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.

If anyone has information regarding the vehicle, driver, or collision please contact Detective Juan Campos of Central Traffic Division detectives at 213-833-3713 email: 31480@lapd.online or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at 213-833-3746. 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.


Detectives Return Mobility Scooter to Disabled Citizen

Granada Hills: On August 16, 2020, a disabled resident of a group home reported that his mobility scooter had been stolen. Within a few days, Devonshire patrol officers received information linking a suspect to the stolen scooter and made an arrest for grand theft.
 
The stolen scooter was not immediately located, detectives learned that a scooter was booked into property division.
 
On October 20, 2020, detectives contacted the owner of the scooter and reunited him with the mobility device. Devonshire Division is pleased to return this essential transport aid to the disabled owner. Detective Hawn is seen returning the scooter below.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Autos Detective Ronald Kitzmiller, Devonshire Division, at 818-832-0609. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact 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.


Officer-Involved Shooting in Southwest 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 Southwest Division.

On October 17, 2020, around 11:30 p.m., uniformed patrol officers were northbound on Budlong Avenue from Jefferson Boulevard when they saw a shooting in progress. A grey sedan was stopped in the roadway, facing southbound and two passengers, suspect 1 and suspect 2, from the vehicle had exited and were firing handguns at a victim. The victim ran north on Budlong Avenue, pursued by suspect 2. When the officers stopped their vehicle, suspect 1 turned and pointed his handgun in the direction of the officers; at that time there was an officer-involved shooting.

Suspect 1 entered the passenger side of the grey sedan, which fled south on Budlong Avenue and crashing into a pole at Budlong Avenue and 35th Street. The occupants of the sedan fled on foot.

A large perimeter was established to search for the suspects. While maintaining the perimeter, a male was detained by officers. The male, later identified as 34-year-old Brandon Maxwell, was the registered owner of the grey sedan and had minor injuries, which appeared to be from broken glass. Maxwell was booked for attempt murder. No additional suspects were found during the search.

No officers were injured during the incident.

Two handguns were located at the scene and booked as evidence.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence.

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, 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 officers(s) was reasonable.


Attempt Kidnap Suspect Caught on Surveillance Camera

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Area are seeking the public's help in identifying an attempt kidnapping suspect.

On October 18, 2020, around 6:00 p.m., the victim went to a local restaurant on the 100 block of West Manchester Avenue. The suspect walked up to victim as she was walking to her car and demanded that victim hand over victim's young brother. Suspect tried to grab the 1-year-old brother and claimed he was her child. Victims walked to their vehicle and the suspect followed them. Suspect once again tried to take the child from victim's hands. The victim asked for help and ran back into the restaurant. The same suspect then made her way to the 8000 block of South Main Street and entered a gated apartment courtyard. Several children were playing in the courtyard and suspect grabbed a 5-year-old child and tried to leave the area with him. Family members observed the suspect trying to carry out the child and stopped suspect from taking him.

The suspect has been described as a Hispanic female between 20 to 35-years-old, standing approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing around 135 pounds with short cropped brown hair. She was wearing a white shirt, light green shorts, and dark slippers.

Residents in the area should consider the following:
· Always be alert to your surroundings and the people around you.
· Try to stay in well-lit areas.
· If you feel you're being followed, walk to a well-populated area.
· Report the crime to the police. Try to describe the attacker accurately.
· Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims.

 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact 77th Division, Crimes Against Person Detectives, Detective Preciado at 323-786-5412. During non-business hours or on the 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 www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


Murder Suspect Wanted NR20266ml

Update
Arrest Annoucement


On October 19, 2020, Irma Monroy a 25-year-old resident of Los Angeles, was arrested and booked for California Penal Code § 187(a) - Murder.

Monroy's bail, which includes an unrelated outstanding felony warrant for Assault with a Deadly Weapon, is set at $2,060,000.

She is due to be arraigned on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

The knife used during the commission of the crime and the green bicycle were recovered at the time of the arrest.

 
 
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Central Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of a suspect who committed a murder.


On October 16, 2020 at 10:45 p.m., at the 7th Street and Metro train station, the suspect became involved in a verbal dispute with the victim on the MTA Red Line train. The dispute escalated and the suspect armed herself and stabbed the victim, ultimately causing his death.

The suspect is described as a female, possibly White or Hispanic, 25-30 years of age. The suspect was last seen exiting the Red Line train, at the 7th & Metro station pushing a distinctive green bicycle.

The suspect should be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS; if seen do not attempt to contact her, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect, please contact Detective Lenchuk or Detective Salas, Central Bureau Homicide, at (213) 486-8700. 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.


Officer-Involved-Shooting in Southeast Division NRF046-20ma

October 27, 2020

The officer involved in the below incident has been identified as Police Officer II Jordan Cohen, Serial No. 42927 from Southeast 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 Southeast Division.

On October 14, 2020, around 9:50 p.m., LAPD Southeast Division patrol officers were in the area of 111th Street and Figueroa Street. They saw a man, later identified as 23-year-old Kevin Carr, standing in a parking lot of a gas station, pointing a handgun at people seated in a vehicle. The officers pulled their patrol car into the parking lot, exited, and told Carr to put the handgun down. Carr did not follow the officers' directions, resulting in an officer-involved shooting.

Carr was struck by gunfire and fell to the ground. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and determined Carr had died at the scene.

The loaded handgun Carr was armed with was located at scene and recovered as evidence.

No officers or innocent bystanders were injured during the incident.

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 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 was reasonable.