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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.


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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.