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UPDATE
January 7, 2021


Valley Traffic Detective’s investigation, and surveillance video located near the area of the collision, led to the identification of the vehicle and the driver.  On December 30, 2020, around 9:20 a.m., 59-year-old Lisa Lipman (Booking #6088234) was taken into custody for the fatal hit and run as she left her house several days after the collision. She is a resident of Santa Monica.  Her bail was set at $50,000.00 and she was released on bond with a court date scheduled for June 24, 2021.

 

 

North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for the fatal Hit and Run traffic collision that killed an 85-year-old female pedestrian.

On Sunday, December 27, 2020, around 5:40 p.m., an elderly female pedestrian was walking west on Lankershim Boulevard in a marked crosswalk. An unknown suspect, driving a newer model black 4-door sedan, was travelling east on Moorpark Street. The suspect made a right turn on to north Lankershim Boulevard, struck the pedestrian and continued north on Lankershim Boulevard. The driver failed to stop and render aid as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where she died. Her name is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.

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 Officer Freeman or Officer Hansen, Valley Traffic Division, at 818-644-8255 or 818-644-8000. 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 46-Year-Old Man

Update
December 26, 2020
 
Mr. Jackson has been located and has reunited with his family





Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Street Area is requesting the public's help in locating Andre Henri Jackson.

Andre was last seen on December 25, 2020, around 2:30 p.m., in the 1400 block of Grand Ave near California Hospital. He may have boarded MTA bus line 33 westbound on Venice Blvd. Andres' mental condition is poor, and he is diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Andre's family is concerned for his safety and safe return home.

Andre is described as a male Black with grey black hair, brown eyes, and a large build. He stands 4 foot 11 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a Black hooded sweater, black jogging pants with "Skechers" emblem, and blue Skechers tennis shoes.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the 77th Street Area at 323-786-5075. 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.


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Foothill: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) involved in the murder of 26-year-old Daniel Alaya, a resident of Pacoima.

On December 27, 2020, around 7:11 p.m., Foothill area patrol officers responded to a radio call of a, "Fire Department requesting Police Department on a dead body, " at Pendelton Street and Norris Avenue.

When officers arrived, they saw a silver, Infiniti M35 parked on Pendelton Street. The vehicle was locked and inside in the rear passenger seat was Alaya suffering from multiple gun-shot wounds. He appeared to be deceased.

The Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded, breached the rear passenger window and pronounced Alaya dead at scene.

Detectives investigation revealed a witness was walking in the area when she smelled an odor emanating from the vehicle. She looked inside and discovered Alaya. She called the Fire Department. The vehicle was impounded and will be forensically analyzed for prints and DNA. Detectives canvassed the area for additional witnesses and surveillance cameras.

Anyone with information on this shooting should contact Valley Bureau Homicide Detective Steve Castro at 818-374-1925. 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.


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Castaic: The family of Dane Bryan Elkins and the Los Angeles Police Department are requesting the public's assistance in locating him.

Elkins was last seen on December 20, 2020, around 8:20 p.m., near the 5 Freeway and Templin Highway. Elkins left his car with his wallet and cellphone inside. He hasn't been seen since and his family is concerned.

Elkins is described as a 21-year-old male white with brown hair, green eyes. He stands around 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 170 pounds.

If you have seen or have any information regarding his whereabouts please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons 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 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


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Update
January 7, 2020
 
The suspect, David Cordoba, was taken into police custody on January 6, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. on the intersection of 3rd Street and Berendo Street in the city of Los Angeles.
 
 
Pico-Union:  On December 21st, 2020 around 10:30 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to a residence in the 1800 block of 11th Place to conduct a welfare check. Upon arrival at the residence, it was decided to force entry into the location. Upon entry, a female in her 60s and a six-year-old male were found deceased.
 
Operations-Central Bureau Homicide detectives responded to the scene and worked diligently through the night and the following day. Their investigation has revealed the suspect, 26 year old David Cordoba, resided with the female victim, his mother, Maria Rodas. The male victim, Alan, was Cordoba’s nephew and was with Rodas at the residence when they were killed. During a family dispute, Cordoba stabbed Rodas and Alan. Cordoba also stabbed an additional adult family member who was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive. Cordoba fled the location.


Cordoba is a male Hispanic, 5’5”, 140 pounds. He has a tattoo on his left forearm. It is believed Cordoba is still in the local area. Cordoba is considered armed and dangerous.  

Anyone with information is urged to contact Operations-Central Bureau Homicide at 213-486-8700.  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, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” and follow the prompts. Tipsters may remain anonymous.


Detectives Seek Additional Victims of Sexual Assault Suspect

Los Angeles: On December 22, 2020, Antonio Carlos Diaz was arrested in the state of Ohio on a Los Angeles County warrant. The case was filed at the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and Antonio Carlos Diaz was charged with fourteen (14) counts of felony sexual assault against a minor that took place between the years 2008-2013. This is an ongoing investigation and investigators have evidence indicating other minors may have been sexually assaulted by Antonio Carlos Diaz.

On December 23, 2020, Antonio Carlos Diaz was released without bail. Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Division are seeking any additional persons that may have been victimized by Antonio Carlos Diaz (photos below).
Anyone with further information regarding this matter may contact Devonshire Area Sexual Assault investigators, Detective John Eastburn at 818-832-0918, or Detective Ruben Arellano, at 818-832-1167. 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 Rampart Area are seeking the public's help in identifying armed robbery suspects that were involved in two separate robberies on the same day. Both incidents were captured on surveillance cameras.

On December 5, 2020, around 3:00 p.m., the suspects entered a convenience store in the 1300 block of Temple Street, approached the counter, and showed what appeared to be a handgun. While pointing the handgun at the employee, the suspects demanded money from the cash register. In fear, the employee complied. The suspects fled from the location in a brown or gray Chevy Malibu.

Later that evening, around 8:28 p.m., the same suspects were observed entering a discount store in the 2200 block of Beverly Boulevard. The suspects brandished handguns while demanding money from the employees. The employees of that store, also in fear, complied and gave the suspects money from the register in addition to other items from the store. The suspects then fled the location in the same Chevy Malibu

Suspect #1 is described as a male Hispanic, 20 to 30 years old, black hair, brown eyes, and facial hair. He stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 240 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red Golden State baseball cap, gray shirt, and black pants.

Suspect #2 is described as a male Hispanic, 20 and 30 years old, with black hair, brown eyes. Suspect stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored Lakers hat, white shirt and blue jeans.
 
Anyone with information or suspect identification is urged to contact Rampart Area Gang Detectives at 213-484-3660. 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, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" and follow the prompts. Tipsters may remain anonymous.


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Update
December 15, 2020




Mr. Zuniga was located and reunited with his family.




Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Area is requesting the public's help in locating Carlos Zuniga.

Carlos was last seen on December 13, 2020, around 7:30 p.m., in the 16000 block of Chase Street. Carlos' mental condition is poor, and he suffers from dementia and seizures. Carlos' family is concerned for his safety and safe return home.

Carlos is described as a male Hispanic with grey hair, hazel eyes, and a medium build. He stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. Carlos is known the frequent the area around Northridge Medical Center located at Rosco Boulevard and Reseda Boulevard. He was last seen wearing a light-grey hooded sweater, light blue jeans and black shoes.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Devonshire Watch Commander at 818-832-0633. 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.


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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West Bureau Homicide unit are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for the shooting death of a man.

On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, just before 1 p.m., officers from Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Area were flagged down by citizens for a shooting near Melrose Avenue and Stanley Avenue.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and a male approximately 30 years of age was pronounced dead at scene.

He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. A second male was also struck by gun fire, was transported to a local hospital for treatment, and is listed in serious condition.

The motive for the shooting is unknown.

The suspect is described as a male black, no further description, and was last seen fleeing the scene on foot.

Anyone with information on this shooting should contact West Bureau Homicide 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. Tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Westwood: On December 15, 2020, Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD), Special Assault Section (SAS), in conjunction with the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Police Department and investigative personnel from the LAPD's West Los Angeles Area, arrested a serial sexual predator operating in the area around UCLA and Westwood Plaza.

This case involved a sexual predator who has been active since October 23rd, 2020 and committed (a reported) 23 misdemeanor sexual batteries in the West LA area. The series was initially investigated by Operations West Bureau (OWB) detectives and assumed by RHD on November 18th. In almost all of the reported crimes, the suspect approached lone females from behind, fondled their breasts or buttocks and quickly fled from the scene. The suspect typically wore a hooded sweatshirt and a surgical type mask which concealed his face.

Detectives from the UCLA Police Department were critical in obtaining the identity of a possible suspect. Although due to the nature of how the crime occurred and the way the suspect concealed his face, positive identification by victims had proved difficult. Undercover detectives from West LA's Narcotics Enforcement Detail began to surveil the possible suspect, who was identified as Derrick Kim, a 32-year-old Los Angeles resident. While gathering information as to Mr. Kim's movements, they observed him attack a 50-year-old female transient, by groping her breasts. Mr. Kim was immediately taken into custody without incident, and booked at the Valley Jail for 243.4(A) P.C., "Sexual Battery." Mr. Kim remains in custody with a bail of $575,000.
 
Detectives anticipate that there are more victims who have not yet come forward. They are encouraged to call Robbery-Homicide Division, to report what occurred.
 
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 "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.