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Shooting Leaves One Dead

North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 27-year-old Gabriela Diaz.   

On November 25, 2020 at approximately 9:15 p.m., North Hollywood Area Patrol officers responded to a radio call of an Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Shots Fired, at the 6900 block of Simpson Avenue.  Upon the officers arrival they discovered Diaz, a local resident, shot to death on the sidewalk in front of the location.  The preliminary investigation revealed Diaz was arriving home, from an errand, when a gray sedan stopped on the street behind her vehicle.  A male exited the sedan and fired numerous times into Diaz' vehicle before fleeing north on Simpson Avenue.  Diaz survived that volley of gun shots, only to be fatally shot moments later when the same sedan returned.  
The motive of the shooting is still unknown.  The murder appears to be an isolated incident, and not an ongoing threat to the community. The investigation is ongoing.   

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective R. January, LAPD Valley Bureau Homicide, at 818-374-1939.  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.   


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Los Angeles:  Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Bureau Homicide Unit are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect responsible for the stabbing death of a man at a Downtown jewelry store.   
On November 3, 2020, around 9:00 a.m., the suspect entered a jewelry store in the 700 block of South Broadway and was inside for approximately six minutes.  The suspect stabbed the jewelry store owner several times, then exited the store carrying a white grocery bag.  The suspect fled on foot eastbound on 7th Street from Broadway then northbound on Spring Street from 7th Street.   

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene.  

The suspect is described as a 30 to 40-year-old male Hispanic.  He stands approximately five feet six inches to five feet eight inches tall and weighs approximately 160 to 180 pounds.   

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Central Bureau Homicide Detectives at (213-996-4149.  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.


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San Pedro: The Los Angeles Police Department detectives from Harbor area are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 37-year-old Miguel Ruiz.

On November 23, 2020, at approximately 9:10 p.m., Miguel Ruiz was sitting in the courtyard area at an apartment complex in the 100 block of South Mesa Street in the city of San Pedro. Miguel was with a group of friends when an unknown male approached the group and fired a handgun at them. Mr. Ruiz was shot multiple times, while a female and additional male were also injured by gunfire. Mr. Ruiz succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. One of the additional victims was transported to a local area hospital and listed in stable condition. The third victim declined medical treatment.

It is believed that the suspect ran to an awaiting vehicle; however, the witnesses did not see the suspect get into a vehicle after the shooting.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call LAPD Harbor area Detective Killingsworth, or Detective Cortez, at 310-726-7879 or 310-726-7889. 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.


Severe Injury to a 76-Year-Old Great Grandmother

UPDATE
December 10, 2020
Detectives need to identify two witnesses for a Fatal Hit and Run.  They were captured on video associating with the driver of the Toyota Corolla, Ronald Waldamar Jo-Jlux.  One witness was a passenger in the hit and run vehicle. The second witness is a possible food vendor who delivered food to the hit and run suspect and the passenger on two different occasions. The vendor was selling food out of a 2016-2020 white Toyota Rav4. Video footage can be viewed on Central Traffic’s Twitter account @LAPDCTD24, Instagram account @LAPDCTD24 or YouTube account “LAPD Central Traffic.”


UPDATE
December 2, 2020
 
Detectives need help locating Ronald Waldamar Jo-Jlux, AKA Ronald Lux, a 26-year-old Male Hispanic who stands 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around 120 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a light color hooded sweat top and light-colored shorts. Ronald is wanted for questioning in the Fatal Hit and Run of Victim Jeun Chu Ham. Detectives believe Ronald is currently driving the vehicle involved in the hit and run, a 4-door tan or a gold 2003 to 2008 Toyota Corolla, with its driver side wheels missing its hub caps or is equipped with aftermarket black rims. It is believed Ronald is living out of the vehicle and his whereabouts are unknown.

 
 
 
UPDATE
November 24, 2020

On November 23, 2020, around 8:00 p.m., Mrs. Kuen Ham succumbed to her injuries and passed away at the hospital. She was surrounded by her family.

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.
 
 
 
 
Hit and Run Traffic Collision Causes Severe Injury to a 76-Year-Old Great Grandmother


Los Angeles: On November 23, 2020, around 5:55 a.m., a Severe Injury Hit and Run occurred near Union Avenue and Miramar Street. A possible tan, 4-door, 2000 to 2010 Toyota Corolla was travelling northbound Union Avenue and made a westbound left turn onto Miramar Street. Mrs. Kuen Ham was crossing Miramar Street when the driver of the Toyota collided into her. The collision knocked her onto the street and dragged her approximately 15-feet before she was dislodged. The driver fled the scene without stopping to render aid and to identify him or herself.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded, and Mrs. Kuen was immediately transported to a local hospital. Mrs. Kuen was admitted into the intensive care unit with life threatening injuries.
 

 
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 male, please contact Detective Juan Campos, Central Traffic Detectives, at (213) 833-3713, e-mail 31480@lapd.online or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3746. During weekends and off-hours calls should be directed to the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). For anonymous calls please call LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or visit www.lacrimestoppers.org, or Tipsters www.lapdonline.org.


Critical Missing 85-Year-Old Female

North Hills: The family of Dalia Coto and the Los Angeles Police Department are requesting the public's assistance in locating her.

On November 19, 2020, around 2:00 a.m., Dalia left her residence in the 8500 block of Columbus Avenue. She has not been seen or heard from since and her family is extrewmewly concerned. Dalia is in poor mental and physical condition.

Dalia is described as a female Hispanic, 85-years-old, medium build, light complexion, with white/black hair and hazel eyes. She stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. She was last seen wearing light blue denim shorts and may be utilizing a green walker with wheels.

If you have seen or have any information regarding Dalia Coto's whereabouts, please contact the Mission Area Community Police Station Watch Commander at (818) 838-9800. 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.


Hit and Run Traffic Collision Leaves One Person Dead

Van Nuys:  On Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 7:15 p.m., a 2013 black Lexus SUV was travelling westbound on Burbank Blvd at Natick Ave. A male passenger from the Lexus exited the moving vehicle and fell onto the roadway.  An unknown light colored sedan travelling westbound Burbank Blvd struck the male passenger while on the roadway. The driver of the sedan failed to stop, identify self and render aid as required by law.   

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and pronounced the male passenger dead at the scene.  He was a male, approximately 24 years-old.  His name will not be released until next of kin is notified.  The driver of the Lexus didn’t sustain any injuries from the collision.

This investigation is ongoing and no arrest was made at scene.   

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.  

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 Valley Traffic Investigator Garcia at 818-644-8117.  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 CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact CrimeStoppers 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.


Los Angeles Board of Police Commission Changes

Los Angeles: Civilian oversight is the cornerstone of Constitutional Policing and it is critical in our ability to build trust with our residents. The Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners Vice President Shane Murphy Goldsmith has spent the last four years dedicated to that mission. As she steps down this week from her role on the Board, the Los Angeles Police Department thanks her for her diligent service and we wish her well in her future endeavors. Ms. Goldsmith helped shape the LAPD's policies and procedures regarding community policing, homelessness, and juvenile pre-arrest diversion.

The LAPD remains dedicated to our Core Values and will continue to work diligently with our civilian Board of Police Commissioners "To Protect and To Serve" the people of Los Angeles as we welcome Los Angeles Police Commissioner nominee, William Briggs.


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Mission Hills:  Burglary detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Mission Division  have recognized a pattern of burglaries in the Mission Hills area of Los Angeles.  The suspects have scaled the walls of the facility and accessed the property.  Once inside, the suspects have forced open the doors of individual storage units and removed property.  This has occurred on two separate occasions.  The burglaries have occurred between the hours of 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..   

The suspects are described as Hispanic males in their late teens to early twenties.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Mission Division, Burglary Section, Detective Gonzales or Detective Santa at 818-838-9810.  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.


Felony Hit and Run in Hollenbeck

Los Angeles: On Wednesday November 18, 2020, around 12:02 a.m., a green 1999 Honda Civic was involved in a speed contest at the 100 Block of North Myers Street.  The Honda was traveling southbound on Myers Street when it collided with a gray 2006 Mercedes that was making a left turn.  After the collision, a black Dodge Charger approached the Mercedes. The driver of the Mercedes, a Hispanic or White female and a Hispanic or White female passenger exited the car.  Both women entered the Dodge Charger and fled the scene.  The driver failed to render aid or identify herself as required by law.   

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the driver of the Honda to a local area hospital with severe injuries.

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.

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.

***Video of suspect and vehicle can be viewed on the Central Traffic Twitter page @LAPDCTD24***

If anyone has information regarding the vehicle, driver, passenger or collision, please contact Officer Mendoza, Central Traffic Detectives, at 213-833-3713 or e-mail Officer Mendoza at 32010@lapd.online or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at 213-833-3746.  During weekends and off-hours calls should be directed to the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).  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.


14-Year-Old Critical Missing Juvenile

Panorama City:  The family of Bianka Gomez and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Mission Area Juvenile Detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating 14-year-old Bianka Gomez.  


Bianka was last seen on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, around 4:15 p.m. at her family’s residence in the 14600 Block of Gledhill Street. Bianka and her parents were involved in an argument over discipline issues. Bianka became upset and left home without permission and has not returned.

 
Bianka Gomez is described as a 14-year-old Hispanic female with shoulder length black hair, brown eyes, and a medium build.  She stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, white Nike tennis shoes, and was carrying a pink backpack.   


If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Bianka Gomez, please contact Mission Area Juvenile Detectives, at 818-838-9810 or 818-838-9800.  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. Reference DR# 20-1917076.