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**La siguiente información se basa en investigaciones preliminares y continuas que siguen desarrollándose a medida que los investigadores entrevistan a testigos, revisan archivos físicos y electrónicos, y analizan evidencia forense. La comprensión del departamento con respeto a los hechos y circunstancias puede cambiar tras la colección y análisis de evidencia adicional**

Los Ángeles: La sección de investigación de uso de fuerza (FID; Force Investigation Division) del departamento de policía de Los Ángeles (LAPD) está investigando un tiroteo involucrando a un oficial (OIS) que ocurrió el lunes en la madrugada.

El 30 de marzo de 2020, a eso de la 1:25 a.m., oficiales uniformados de la división Topanga acudieron a una llamada de servicio de, "Oficial en su día libre involucrado en un tiroteo" en la cuadra 22000 de la avenida Cass. Al llegar a la escena, los oficiales de la división Topanga se encontraron con el oficial que estaba en su día libre. El oficial en su día libre, que después fue identificado como Oficial de Policía II Jimmy Soliman, No. de serie 39370 asignado a la división West Los Ángeles, dijo que mientras estaba adentro de su casa, oyó ruidos afuera. Cuando miró al exterior por la ventana de su recamara, el observó un vehículo blanco de marca Dodge Charger el cual estaba parado en medio de la calle con las puertas del conductor y pasajero abiertas. Soliman oyó más ruidos viniendo de unos de los lados de su casa que da entrada al jardín trasero. Soliman salió a su jardín delantero y observo a dos sospechosos masculinos. Uno de los sospechosos saco una pistola resultando en un tiroteo involucrando a un oficial. Ambos sospechosos se dieron a la fuga. Soliman no fue lastimado en el incidente. Una búsqueda de los alrededores y en los hospitales locales no reveló victimas con heridas de balas.

La sección FID del LAPD acudió a la escena para entrevistar testigos y recoger evidencia forense.

La investigación completa será repasada por los siguientes niveles del Departamento de Policía de Los Ángeles: El Jefe de la Policía, la junta de comisarios de policía, y la Oficina del Inspector General para determinar la rigurosidad y exactitud de la investigación y si el uso de fuerza mortal cumplió con las pólizas y procedimientos de LAPD. Representantes de la oficina del Fiscal del Condado de Los Ángeles que acudieron al lugar de los hechos también analizarán toda la evidencia recolectada y testimonios para determinar si en nivel de fuerza usado por los oficiales violó algún derecho penal.


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Pacoima: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley 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 involved in a hit and run traffic collision that killed a 54-year-old man.

On May 22, 2020, around 9:30 p.m., an unknown vehicle exited the parking lot of a local grocery store and proceeded to travel southbound through the north/south alley east of Remick Ave, north of Osborne Street when it collided with a pedestrian in the alley. The driver of the vehicle then negotiated a left turn from the alley onto eastbound Osborne St, failing to stop to render aid and provide identification as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the pedestrian deceased at the scene. The victim is a 54-year-old, male. His name will not be released until next-of-kin has been notified.

The public should be aware that individuals who are involved in a traffic collision must stop at the scene, provide their identification, and render aid. Failing to do so is a Felony and carries the possibility of significant time in prison.

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 incident is requested to call Valley Traffic Division Detectives, Detective Benyamin Sadeh at 818-644-8029. 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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May 26, 2020

***UPDATE***

Robin Melton was found on May 22, 2020, safe and sound, and reunited with her caretaker.
 
Los Angeles: The family of Robin Deanne Melton and the Los Angeles Police Department are requesting the public's assistance in locating her.


Robin Deanne Melton was last seen on May 17, 2020 at 8:30 a.m., in the 7900 block of Capistrano Avenue in the city of Los Angeles and has not been seen since. She suffers from dementia and has trouble remembering things. She was last seen in her wheelchair that she uses to move about.

Robin Deanne Melton is described as a 59-year-old white female with brown hair and hazel eyes. She stands 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 150 pounds. She was last seen wearing a green shirt, black pants, and gold shoes.

If you have seen or have any information regarding Robin Deanne Melton, 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 (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***
 
On May 20, 2020, at 1:25 a.m., Pacific Division patrol officers were flagged down by a citizen reporting a body that washed ashore on Venice Beach near 27th Avenue and Ocean Front Walk. An investigator from the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office and the Los Angeles Police Department's West Bureau Homicide responded to investigate. The decedent was identified as Shad Gaspard and next of kin was notified.
 
Los Angeles: The family of Shad Gaspard and the Los Angeles Police Department are requesting the public's assistance in locating him.

Mr. Shad Gaspard was last seen by a Los Angeles County lifeguard on May 17, 2020, around 3:40 p.m., as he swam in the Pacific Ocean approximately 50 yards from Venice Beach in the county of Los Angeles. When last seen by the lifeguard, a wave had crashed over Mr. Shad Gaspard and he was swept out to sea.

Mr. Shad Gaspard is described as a 39-year-old male black with a bald head and brown eyes. He stands 6 feet 6 inches and weighs 270 pounds. He was last seen wearing black and gray shorts and has tattoos on his right shoulder and left chest.

If you have seen or have any information regarding Mr. Shad Gaspard, 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 (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***

The officers involved in the incident below have been identified as Police Officer II David Orozco, Serial No. 42770, Police Officer II David Torres, Serial No. 41483, and Police Officer I Brandon Prisk, Serial No. 43869, Southeast Area.
 
**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 Thursday afternoon.

On May 14, 2020, around 12:43 p.m., Southeast Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of shots fired in the 700 block of W. 123rd Street. The Person Reporting (PR) called on behalf of her neighbor, who stated her son had a gun and was attempting to kill her daughter. Upon arrival, the officers set up containment and made contact with the suspect over the phone. While speaking with the suspect, the officers learned that he was armed with a gun and had fired a round into a door inside the residence. In addition, the suspect was refusing to allow his sister to exit the location.

The suspect eventually exited the location armed with a revolver and an OIS occurred. The suspect was struck by gunfire and succumbed to his injuries at scene.

No officers were injured during the incident and a loaded revolver was recovered at the scene.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. A representative from the Office of the Inspector General and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office also responded and monitored the investigation.

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 the LAPD's policies and procedures. Additionally, representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office who responded to the scene will review the subsequent FID investigation; evidence collected and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officer(s) violated any criminal laws.

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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division are investigating a hit and run traffic collision that resulted in the death of a 67-year-old man.

On May 13, 2020, around 3:50 a.m., officers responded to a hit and run traffic collision at the intersection of Main Street and 47th Place. Preliminary investigation determined the driver of a light-colored sedan, traveling northbound on Main Street, struck a pedestrian crossing Main Street in a marked crosswalk. The pedestrian was then struck by another unknown type of vehicle traveling southbound on Main Street. Both drivers fled the scene without identifying themselves or rendering aid to the severely injured pedestrian.

Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics responded to the location and pronounced the male victim dead at scene. His identity has not been released 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.

The City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund in April 2015. 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 is urged to contact Detective Jose De Leon at (213) 833-3713, or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 486-3713. 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 onlinetip. 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 family of Melissa Barrios and the Los Angeles Police Department are requesting the public's assistance in locating her.

Melissa Barrios was last seen on May 1, 2020, around 10:20 a.m., near the 900 block of Menlo Avenue in the City of Los Angeles. She hasn't been seen since and her family is concerned.

Melissa is described as a 30-year-old female Hispanic, black hair, brown eyes. She stands around 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 180 pounds. She was last seen wearing all dark clothing.

If you have seen or have any information regarding her 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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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 a bank robbery suspect.

On December 18, 2019, at approximately 1:20 p.m., a bank robbery occurred at the 700 West Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles.

The suspect entered the bank and presented the teller with a note. The teller complied with the suspects demands, who then fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.


The suspect is described as a Male, possibly Hispanic, 6'0, 180-200 pounds, and 23-26 years old. He was wearing a long sleeve shirt, sweatpants, and a blue surgical mask at the time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Robbery-Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section, Detectives F. Arroyo and C. Mrakich, at 213 486-6840. 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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Suspect Arrested for Selling Covid-19 Test Kits Not Approved by Federal Drug Administration

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Intellectual Property Crimes Unit (IPCU), announce the arrest of a suspect for selling Covid-19 test kits that have not been approved by the Federal Drug Administration.

On May 12, 2020, around 2:00 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Intellectual Property Crimes Unit, in collaboration with Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) served a search warrant near the 800 block of Broadway Avenue in the city of Santa Monica. Detectives arrested Ying Lien Wang, 39-years-old, for selling Covid-19 test kits that have not been approved by the Federal Drug Administration.

Investigators conducted three undercover buys and surveilled the suspect before her subsequent arrest for a violation of 17500 Business and Professions Code-False Advertising. The suspect sold her products on Craigslist. None of the Covid-19 test kits recovered had been tested to meet United States safety standards and could pose a risk to anyone using them. Investigators recovered 61 non-approved Covid-19 test kits. There will be additional pending charges are for 109920 Health and Safety Code.

Residents are reminded that Los Angeles is offering free coronavirus testing to all, you may obtain one, free of charge by logging in to covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/
 


Anyone with additional 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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May 12, 2020
UPDATE

Suspect's booking number is 5929856 and his bail was set at $2,000,000.00 dollars. The victim has been identified as Corey James La Barrie and his birthdate is May 10, 1995.

North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division announce the arrest of Daniel Joseph Silva, a 27-year-old driver and resident of Los Angeles for murder.

On Sunday, May 10, 2020, around 9:39 p.m., a 2020 McLaren 600LT was traveling eastbound on Huston Street at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control. Driver then ran off the road and collided with a stop sign and a tree on the northeast corner of Huston Street and Carpenter Avenue.

The driver of the McLaren exited the vehicle and attempted to leave the scene but was stopped by citizens who came to render aid. No other vehicles were involved in the collision.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and transported both parties involved in the collision to a local hospital for medical treatment.

The passenger, a 25-year-old male was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The identity of the passenger is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Drivers are reminded to obey the rules of the road and to drive at a safe speed. Speed kills and reckless driving puts other innocent bystanders in danger as well. If you are 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.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division, Detective Sinclair at (818) 644-8033 or Detective Buenaventura at (818) 644-8035. 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.