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Encino: The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division is seeking the public's help in identifying both the victim and the suspect of murder.

During the early morning hours of September 10, 2019, detectives assigned to Robbery-Homicide Division, Homicide Special Section were notified of a fire-related death investigation that occurred within the Los Angeles River Basin adjacent to 6400 Balboa Boulevard. A badly charred body had been placed in a shopping cart and left abandoned. In addition to the burned body, detectives were informed that Los Angeles City Fire Department personnel had responded earlier in the morning to a reported brush fire that was a short distance east of where the decedent's body was later recovered. The assigned Robbery Homicide Division investigative teams, along with Los Angeles City Fire Department Arson investigators created two independent crime scenes, both were within the large perimeter of Balboa Park.

On September 13, 2019, the decedent's remains were examined at the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner's Office. The results of which determined the decedent died as a result of homicide. The decedent's identity remains unknown and will remain identified as John Doe #225 until further.

It is not known if the victim was a transient, or if he came into the area for another reason and was murdered. This incident has no apparent connection to any other recent arson related incidents or homicides in the City.

Anyone with information, please contact Detective II Matthew Casalicchio, or Detective III Tim Marcia, Robbery-Homicide Division, Homicide Special Section, at (213) 486-6890. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (323) 421-2577 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.


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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, White Collar Crimes Unit, investigation resulted in a total of 53 felony counts filed against three suspects.

The investigation began when the elderly victim discovered that her name was forged on property title in July 2016, via a fraudulent Power of Attorney. This enabled the suspect(s) the ability to convey or transact on behalf of the victim without her knowledge.

With a fraudulent power of attorney, the suspect(s) sold the property to a co-conspirator who purchased the property with funds obtained from a loan. The money from the fraudulently obtained loan was sent to the suspects.

Ultimately the investigation revealed the three suspects conspired to steal money from the victim by benefitting from the fraudulent Power of Attorney, sale of the property, and fraudulent loan against the victim's property.

This was done without the victim's knowledge or permission. The suspects were charged with Multiple Counts of 530(A) PC Identity Theft, 470(A) PC Forgery, 115(A) PC Forged Instrument, 487(A) PC Grand Theft, and 186.10(A) PC Money Laundering,

Anyone with information about this crime or the suspects whereabouts is asked to contact Commercial Crimes Division at (213) 486-5910. 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.


Darwin Laroy Quinn
22 felony counts Bail set at $410,000



Shante Deshon Newton
22 felony counts Bail set at $460,000



Kimberly Diane Jones
9 felony counts Bail set at $290,000


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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Commercial Crimes Division detectives are asking for the public's help in locating additional identity theft victims of 36- year-old James Shannon.

On September 10, 2019, LAPD investigators from the Commercial Crimes Division arrested James Shannon also known as James Sannon for identity theft. The investigation was initiated when the suspect attempted to buy Clippers season tickets using a victim's bank information.

During the investigation, it was determined the suspect worked at various prominent medical facilities.

While at work, he had access to the personal information of many victims. It is unknown at this time in the investigation whether the suspect had legitimate medical credentials, certification or a license.

James Shannon


Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Commercial Crimes Division Detective Brian Calicchia at (213) 486-5920. 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.lapdonloine.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.


Major Distributor Arrested for Selling Counterfeit Products On eBay and Offer-Up NR19246ml

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Intellectual Property Crimes Unit (IPCU), in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's Counterfeit and Piracy Enforcement Team (CAPE), served a multi-2 location search warrants in the City of La Habra/Fullerton.

The suspects were major distributors in the City/County of Los Angeles. Investigators conducted several undercover buys/surveillances and determined the suspects were sellers on eBay and other social media platforms.

The suspect had over 30 different user accounts on eBay deceiving unknowingly consumers of counterfeit name brand facial cosmetics. None of the counterfeit products recovered had been tested to meet US safety standards and could pose a risk to anyone using these products.

Officers arrested Conner Blount 26-year-old from La Habra for 350(a)PC - Felony Trademark Violation. Officers recovered approximately $100,000.00 in cash and over $250,000.00 in counterfeit merchandise.

Counterfeit merchandise recovered: Yeti mugs, name brand cosmetics, and G-Shock watches.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Commercial Crimes Detectives at (213) 486-5940. 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 "P-3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Northridge: The Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide is investigating a Murder Suicide that left three dead in Northridge.

On September 11, 2019, around 9:00 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department Devonshire Area Patrol Officers responded to 9600 block of Vanalden Avenue for an Assault with a Deadly Weapon Shots Fired call.
When officers arrived, they discovered three dead inside the residence. All sustained fatal gunshot wounds. A lone survivor was discovered across the street at a neighbor's residence.

The investigation ultimately revealed that 60-year-old Eric Lertzman, had shot and killed his wife Sandra in their master-bedroom. He then walked across the hall where he attempted to shoot a female adult. She escaped and locked herself in the hallway bathroom.

Eric then shot and killed his 19-year-old son, Michael. During this time, the female adult escaped through the bathroom window and ran to a neighbor's residence. Eric returned to the master-bedroom where he turned the weapon on himself, ending his own life.

The motive behind this tragic murder/suicide is still under investigation, but investigators believe the recent loss of a loved one and on-going health issues played significant roll.

The identity of the surviving victim is being withheld.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Maokley, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1975. Anonymous tips can be called into Crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Online tips may be placed at www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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Los Angeles: The family of Jimmie Fort and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Jimmie was last seen on September 6, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., at her residence in the 200 block of South Bonnie Brae Street. Her family is concerned for her safety.

Jimmie is described as an 88-year-old female Black with gray hair and black eyes. She stands
5 feet tall and weighs 170 pounds. Jimmie was last seen wearing a light blue gown, one black shoe, and one blue shoe.


Jimmie Fort

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Jimmie Fort, please contact Missing Person's Unit Detectives 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 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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South Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's South Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in locating the driver involved in a hit and run traffic collision that left a 65-year-old male dead.

On September 9, 2019 around 10:25 p.m., the victim was crossing northbound Century Blvd just west of Main Street. He was struck by a sedan possibly a Honda, traveling westbound Century Blvd. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop, render aid to the injured pedestrian and fled the scene

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The victim's identity is being withheld pending notification to his family.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should stop, 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.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact South Traffic Division, Detective Moreno or Detective Flannery, at 323-421-2500. After hours please contact South Traffic Division's Watch Commander at 323-421-2577. 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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West Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification
and arrest of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision that left a man dead.

On August 29, 2019, around 5:50 a.m., a dark blue 2015 Infiniti Q70L was traveling westbound on Pico Boulevard at a high rate of speed. A second vehicle, described as a grey SUV, was also traveling westbound Pico Boulevard at a high rate of speed. The Infiniti lost control and ran off the road, colliding with a building at the northwest corner of Pico Boulevard and Crest Drive. The driver of the grey SUV did not stop, render aid, and identify him/herself as required by law. The case is under investigation, and it has not been determined if the collision was related to street racing or a road rage incident.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the driver of the Infiniti dead at scene. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.

The driver of the Infiniti has not been identified. Next of kin will be notified pending the investigation of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should stop, 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 West Traffic Detective Sasaki
at (213) 473-0234. 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 callthe 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 Seeking Additional Victims of a Serial Sexual Assault Suspect

Los Angeles: On May 09, 2019, detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) North Hollywood area, working together with the LAPD/U.S. Marshalls Fugitive Task Force, arrested Allen Dante Villarreal. He was identified through his DNA for at least two sexual assaults in the San Fernando Valley. One sexual assault of a minor occurred in 2018 within LAPD's Topanga area, and a subsequent 2019 sexual assault occurred in the LAPD North Hollywood area. Villarreal was also identified as a suspect in a 2012 sexual assault of a minor in the state of Ohio.

Villarreal would initially contact his victims on the street and would later sexually assault them. The victims did not know Villarreal. The identified victims ranged between 15-23 years of age at the time of the commission of the sexual assaults.

The investigation has revealed that Villarreal may have been transient over various time periods within the past few years. He has been known to frequent and/or stay in the following areas within the County of Los Angeles: Santa Monica, Hollywood, San Fernando Valley, Compton, Carson and West LA.
Villarreal recently obtained a tattoo on his face but did not have one during the known sexual assaults. He has been known to have short hair or short dread-lock style haircuts.

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The cases were presented to, and reviewed by, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. On April 26, 2019, felony charges were filed against Villarreal in case #LA090402. On September 04, 2019, additional felony charges were filed against Villarreal for sexual offenses in case #LA091188. Both pending criminal cases continue to be handled by the Victim Impact Unit (V.I.P.) of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Van Nuys Branch.

Law Enforcement believes that he is possibly involved in additional sexual assaults throughout the City of Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective John Perez, North Hollywood Sexual Assault Unit, at (818)754-8429. 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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Tujunga: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision that killed a 55-year-old resident of Tujunga.

On Friday, August 23, 2019, around 2:15 a.m., the victim was riding his bicycle westbound on Foothill Boulevard at Oro Vista Avenue. A possible older model, white Toyota Prius, struck the victim while also travelling westbound on Foothill Boulevard. The victim was ejected from his bicycle in a westbound direction, colliding with a parked vehicle. The driver did not stop, render aid, and identify him/herself as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

There is no suspect description. The suspect's vehicle is likely to have damage to the right front passenger's side.

The victim's identity is being withheld pending notification to his family.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should stop, 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 J. Takishita, Valley Traffic Division, at (818) 644-8116. 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.