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Assistance needed in locating a 2nd Suspect connected to burglaries NR20045ll

Los Angeles: Burglary Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Division are announcing the arrest of one burglary suspect and are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a second burglary suspect who evaded police officers.

The suspect in custody is Donte Caldwell, 27 years of age, a resident of Los Angeles. Suspect No. 2 is described as a male who was wearing dark clothing. No vehicle was seen or associated with the suspects.

On February 17, 2020, at about 6:00 p.m., Caldwell and the 2nd suspect were seen by officers fleeing the location of a burglary in the 15500 block of Moorpark Street, Sherman Oaks. A foot chase ensued, but officers lost sight of the two men. Caldwell then forcibly entered an occupied residence in the 4800 block of Orion Avenue where he used the resident's cell phone to call a conspirator. The resident was able to alert police and Caldwell was subsequently arrested.

In 2012, Caldwell was sentenced to six (6) years in prison for a series of burglaries including burglaries in Encino, Northridge and Monrovia. After he was released, he was arrested again for a series of burglaries in 2015 and sentenced in 2016 to eighteen (18) years in State Prison. That second case included burglaries committed in Pacific Palisades and Ventura County. In both instances, it is believed that Caldwell was working with other burglars as a member of various "Knock-Knock" burglary crews that are associated with the Crips street gang.

Caldwell was given an early release in August of 2019. Investigators are conducting follow-up investigations to determine if Caldwell has been an active burglar since his release.


Donte Caldwell


Please see link below to view 2016 Los Angeles District Attorney's Press Release identifying Caldwell as a member of a four-person "Knock-Knock" burglary crew
http://da.lacounty.gov/media/news/four-member-knock-knock-burglary-crew-sentenced

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Dunn, West Valley Burglary Unit, at (818) 374-7769. 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 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 Investigate Identity Theft/Burglary Incidents NR20044jc

Hollywood: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Division are investigating an identity theft suspect that was also involved in burglaries.

On February 11, 2020, detectives arrested Quentun Nakail Hubbard from Tennessee for identity theft and burglary. Mr. Hubbard entered secure buildings throughout the greater Los Angeles area and removed items from offices appearing to specifically target purses, wallets, and laptop computers. Mr. Hubbard used the name of, "Gabriel Levi" during the commission of these crimes. Detectives believe that Mr. Hubbard is responsible for additional burglaries.

Detectives are seeking any possible additional victims connected to Mr. Hubbard.

Quentun Nakail Hubbard


Additional victims or anyone with information is urged to call Hollywood Burglary Detective Brian Richardson at (213) 972-2928. 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.


Missing 31-Year-Old Female NR20043ml

Los Angeles: The family of Stephanie Ha, San Gabriel Police Department, and the Los Angeles Police Department requests the public's assistance in locating her.

On February 15, 2020, around 3:30 p.m., Stephanie left her residence near the 1000 block of Monecito Drive in the City of San Gabriel.

Stephanie was taken by family relatives to a Transitional Living Facility at the 17300 block of Halstead Street in Northridge.

On February 16, 2020, around 4:00 p.m., Stephanie left the living facility and headed to Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. Stephanie suffers from Schizophrenia, takes medication and her family is concerned for her safety.

Stephanie is described as a 31-year-old Chinese female, with black hair, brown eyes. She stands 5 feet tall and weighs around 170 pounds.

Stephanie Ha

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Stephanie Ha please contact the San Gabriel Police Department, Detective Chris Wenzel at (626) 308-2847 or LAPD Missing Person 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


Shooting in Arleta Leaves One Teenager Dead   NR20038rc

Arleta: 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 a 17-year-old male, Hispanic, a resident of Sun Valley.

On February 14, 2020, around 10:47 p.m., Mission area patrol officers responded to a radio call of an, “ADW Shooting”, in the 13400 block of Rangoon Street, in Arleta. When officers arrived, they found the victim laying on the ground in the rear driveway area, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced him dead at scene. The victim’s identification is being withheld until next of kin has been notified.

The investigation revealed that the victim attended a party at a residence and became involved in an altercation with the suspect. During the altercation, the suspect produced a handgun and shot the victim multiple times. The suspect ran from the scene and entered a dark colored vehicle, along with another male and female. They drove away from the location.

Two additional male, Hispanic victims were struck by gunfire and transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Both victims were treated and released from the local hospital.

The suspect is described as male Hispanic, no further information.

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.


Family Therapist Murdered in Hollywood Hills; Former Boyfriend Arrested NR20039rc

Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau Homicide detectives are investigating the homicide of Doctor Amie Harwick, a Hollywood Family Therapist. The suspect (former boyfriend) has been identified as, 41-year-old Gareth Pursehouse, a resident of Playa Del Rey, and was arrested for Murder, 187 PC.

On Saturday, February 15, 2020, around 1:16 a.m. Hollywood patrol officers responded to a radio call of a, “Woman Screaming”, in the 2000 block of Mound Street in Hollywood Hills. When officers arrived, they were met by a roommate who was in the street. He informed officers that the victim was being assaulted inside of her residence. The roommate had jumped a wall and went to neighboring residences to call for help.

When officers went to make entry, they found the victim on the ground beneath a third story balcony. The victim was gravely injured. She suffered significant injuries consistent with a fall. The victim was unresponsive. The Los Angeles Fire Department transported the victim to a local hospital where she later died from her injuries.

The investigation revealed possible evidence of a struggle in the upstairs as well as forced entry to the residence. A canvass of the area located further evidence of an intruder (suspect) entering the property and leaving after the murder.

Detectives learned that victim had recently expressed fear about a former boyfriend and had previously filed a restraining order against this person. The restraining order had expired and the victim had seen this former boyfriend two weeks ago.

On February 15, 2020, around 4:30 p.m., FBI-LAPD Fugitive Task Force members arrested the suspect outside of a residence in the 8100 block of Cabora Drive in Playa Del Rey.

This is an ongoing investigation and this case will be presented to the District Attorney for filing consideration on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

Although there are no outstanding suspects, the LAPD needs help from the community. Anyone with information regarding suspicious activity related to this Burglary-Murder and prior relationship between Doctor Harwick and this suspect is encouraged to contact the LAPD-West Bureau Homicide 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 “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.