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Los Angeles: The family of Tyler Hernandez and Richard Benitez and the Los Angeles Police Department are requesting the public's assistance in locating them.

 
Both juveniles ran away together from the same foster home and were last seen on February 24, 2021, in the 1100 block of East 113th Street in Los Angeles.


Tyler Hernandez is described as a 10-year-old male, Hispanic, with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet tall and weighs 100 lbs., and thin build. He was last seen wearing a grey cap, black t-shirt, black basketball shorts, and black shoes. Tyler currently takes medication for schizophrenia.

Richard Benitez is described as a 11-year-old male, Hispanic, with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 120 lbs., and thin build. He was last seen wearing a black cap, blue shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes.

If you have seen or have any information regarding Tyler Hernandez and Richard Benitez whereabouts, please contact the LAPD Southeast Juvenile Detective Delosh at 213-972-7849. 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 Robbery Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section, are seeking the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of violent street robbery suspects.

On February 24, 2021 at approximately 9:40 p.m., the victim was walking three French bulldogs in the area of Sierra Bonita Avenue and Sunset Blvd.  The suspects approached the victim in a white Nissan Altima four door.   
Two suspects exited the vehicle and demanded the victim turn over the dogs at gunpoint.  The victim struggled with the suspects and was shot once by one of the suspects.  The suspects took two of the three dogs and fled the scene in the suspect vehicle.   

Suspect-1 is described as a male black, 20-25 years of age, blond dreadlocks, wearing a black hoodie, and armed with a semi-automatic handgun.   

Suspect-2 is further described as a male black, 20-25 years of age, wearing dark clothing.   

The owner of the stolen dogs was identified to be the celebrity known as “Lady Gaga.”  The victim is in stable condition.

If anyone has videos or photos of this incident please send to SAFELATIPS@lapd.online

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Marsden and Detective Brown at 213-486-6840.  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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”


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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the driver and passengers involved in a hit and run traffic collision that resulted in the death of a pedestrian.
 
On February 24, 2021, around 12:00 p.m., the suspect vehicle (described as a green truck) was traveling at a high rate of speed, westbound on 88th Place in South Los Angeles.  The suspect vehicle failed to stop at a red light and collided with another vehicle traveling northbound on Main Street. The impact between the two vehicles caused the suspect vehicle to collide with a pedestrian that was crossing northbound along the west crosswalk on Main Street.  The occupants of the suspect vehicle fled the scene of the accident on foot abandoning the vehicle at the scene of the accident. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop, render aid, and/or identify themselves as required by California law.  


The suspect driver is described as a Hispanic male wearing a green “Los Angeles” shirt and grey shorts.  One of the passengers of the suspect vehicle is described as a Hispanic male wearing an orange shirt and black pants with white stripes down the sides and the other as a Hispanic male wearing a green vest, grey shirt, black pants, and dark shoes with white soles.

Actual Suspects
 
 
The victim died at the scene.  The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification to the 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 is asked to contact Detective Daniel Ramirez or Detective Ryan Moreno of South Traffic Division at 323-421-2500. 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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Boyle Heights:  The family of Myli Gramajo and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollenbeck Area are asking for the public’s assistance in locating her.    

On February 8, 2021 around 2:00 p.m., Myli Gramajo was last seen leaving her home near the 200 block of Park Paseo Lane in Boyle Heights.  

Gramajo is described as a 12-year-old, female Hispanic, with black hair, and brown eyes.  She stands at 5 feet tall and weighs approximately 85 pounds. Gramajo was last wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans.  Gramajo’s mental condition is described as good.  

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Myli Gramajo, please contact, Hollenbeck Detectives Monday – Friday 08:00am – 04:00pm.  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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Sherman Oaks:  Los Angeles Police Department Operations Valley Bureau Homicide detectives made an arrest in a fatal Sherman Oaks Shooting.  

On February 4, 2021, around 5:28 a.m., Van Nuys Area officers responded to a radio call of “shots fired”, near the 12900 Block of Hesby Street."  Upon arrival officers observed that a vehicle had collided with a tree at the location. Officers then observed a male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds  laying on the street outside of the vehicle.  Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the male deceased at scene.  The suspect stated to the officers that the decedent had brandished a gun at him which caused him to shoot the decedent.   

Valley Bureau Homicide detectives were contacted and assumed responsibility of the investigation. Detectives viewed surveillance video and it showed the decedent driving his vehicle at a very slow speed.  The suspect approached and then a shooting occured that was not captured on video.  Detectives recovered two handguns from the scene.   

The decedent's information is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

The suspect was identified as 39-year-old Ethan Grant from Sherman Oaks. Grant was arrested and booked for 187 P.C. “Murder.”   

The case will be reviewed by the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office for filing.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Steve Castro, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at 818-374-1925.  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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Update
February 4, 2021
 
Two photographs of the actual suspect have been provided.
 

 
 
Venice: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Area are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the suspect involved in a violent battery incident that was captured on video.


On January 16, 2021, around 5:00 p.m., at the intersection of Washington Blvd and Speedway Blvd, the suspect and victim became engaged in a verbal altercation. During the verbal altercation, the suspect punched the victim in the jaw causing the victim to lose consciousness. The victim was transported to a local area hospital and treated for serious injuries he sustained as a result of the attack.

The suspect is described as a male White or Hispanic, 25 to 30 years old, with black hair and a black beard. The suspect stands approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. The suspect was wearing a white Los Angeles Dodgers jersey affixed with the number 74 and the name "Jansen"on the back. The suspect was also wearing dark pants, white shoes, and was carrying a skateboard.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Pacific Area detectives at (310) 482-6394. 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.