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Van Nuys: The Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Division have arrested two suspects wanted in connection with a felony battery.

On May 1, 2020, around 10:20 a.m., two suspects entered a local store in the 5700 hundred block of Sepulveda Boulevard, in the city of Van Nuys with no mask on. The two male suspects were confronted about not wearing masks within the retail store. When they refused to wear a mask, they were escorted out of the store.

As they approached the exit, one suspect, suddenly without provocation, turned and punched a store employee, causing him and the suspect to fall to the floor. While on the ground, the store employee broke his left arm. A fight erupted between the two suspects and store employees.

 
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the store employee to a local hospital and was treated for his injuries.

The two suspects were shortly arrested on the same day for Felony Battery and their bail was set at $50,000.

First suspect is 31-year-old, Phillip Hamilton. Booking Number 5924295.
Second suspect is 29-year-old, Paul Hamilton. Booking Number 5924294.

If anyone has information, please contact Lt. Gavin, Van Nuys Division at (818) 374-1913. 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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Pacoima: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspects involved in a fatal shooting.

On May 9, 2020, at 10:45 p.m., Foothill Area Patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon Shooting" at 13200 block of Cornelius Street in Pacoima.

Upon arrival officers observed the victim laying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. He was unconscious and not breathing.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene.

Operation Valley Bureau Homicide was contacted and assumed responsibility of the investigation. Detectives interviewed witnesses who stated the victim was standing in front of the residence when a dark colored Sedan approached.

The passenger and driver exited the vehicle and shot multiple rounds at the victim striking him several times. The vehicle fled in unknown direction.

The victim, Davon Pledger is a 26-year-old male, from Van Nuys.

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 (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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Winnetka: 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 left a 36-year-old male with severe injuries.

On May 1, 2020, around 10:45 p.m., officers responded to a severe injury hit and run that occurred at Winnetka Avenue and Roscoe Boulevard. A motorcyclist was traveling southbound on Winnetka Ave passing Roscoe Blvd, when it collided with a gray jeep Cherokee, which was making a left turn from northbound Winnetka Ave into westbound Roscoe Blvd. After the collision, the driver of the Jeep Cherokee stopped the vehicle momentarily.
The driver then fled the scene failing to render aid and exchange information as required by law. The motorcyclist was injured as the result of this collision.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital in stable condition.




Light Gray/Silver 2014-2017, Jeep Cherokee

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 and the driver, please contact Detective Benjamin Sadeh, Valley Traffic Detectives at (818) 644-8029, or e-mail at 39663@LAPD.Online. 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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Los Angeles: On May 6, 2020, several South Los Angeles community members fell victim to an unfortunate rash of unprecedented street gang violence. Most incidences occurred within a relatively short period of time. The Los Angeles Police Department and Operations-South Bureau understand that this naturally raises concerns within the community, and we would like the community to know that despite these unprecedented times, this type of violence will not be tolerated. In addition to deployment actions taken last night, the Los Angeles Police Department will be dedicating additional resources and asking the South Los Angeles community to join us in pushing for an end to this violence. Together we can make a difference.

If anyone has information regarding these shootings, please contact the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 800-222-TIPS. In the event you find yourself witnessing a crime, please call 911.


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**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: The Los Angeles Police Department's Force Investigation Division is investigating a Tactical Unintentional Discharge (TUD) which occurred at the 2600 block of E. Olympic Blvd, in the City of Los Angeles.

On April 27, 2020, around 7:03 a.m., Central Division patrol officer responded to a radio call of a burglary suspect at a local department store in Hollenbeck Division. While at scene, officers requested additional units to assist searching the location for the suspect. During the search, one officer had a TUD with his pistol. Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident. The involved Department employee was identified as Police Officer II Rodney Hernandez, Serial No. 40287, assigned to Central Division.


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***UPDATE***

Anyone with additional information is to contact Detective Lewis at (818) 832-0942.

Northridge: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Division Burglary Unit are asking for the public's assistance in locating a possible victim of a burglary.

In the course of an investigation of a residential burglary that occurred in Northridge, detectives located 103 family photographs believed to belong to an additional victim or victims of a burglary. It is presumed that the owner of the photographs also resides in the area.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Ian Lewis, Devonshire Division Detectives at (818) 832-0971. 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.


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The Los Angeles Police Department is aware of a disturbing video capturing a portion of an interaction between an individual and two uniformed officers in the City's Hollenbeck Area. We discovered this video the same day that the interaction occurred and took immediate action.
 
The incident occurred April 27, 2020 when two uniformed officers responded to a radio call of a trespassing suspect in the 2400 block of Houston Street. At that location the two officers made contact with a male trespass suspect and directed him to leave the private property. During the course of the investigation a physical altercation occurred between the suspect and one of the officers, resulting in the officer receiving minor injuries to his hand. The suspect had abrasions to his head and face but refused medical attention.
 
A uniformed supervisor responded to the scene and initiated a preliminary investigation consistent with the Department's reportable use of force protocols. A community member who reportedly witnessed some portion of the altercation provided the supervisor with a copy of a cell phone video taken. Upon review of the content of the cell phone video and the involved officer's body worn video, the supervisor notified his commanding officer and investigators of the Internal Affairs Group responded to conduct a personnel complaint investigation.
 
The trespass suspect was released from custody from Hollenbeck station pending further investigation.
 
A formal complaint investigation has been initiated by Internal Affairs Group due to the serious nature of the alleged misconduct. At the direction of the Chief of Police the investigation involving the force used by the officer will be investigated by the Department's Force Investigation Division.
 
The LAPD closely scrutinizes all uses of force, as we hold every officer to our high standards. While we are withholding judgement on the actions of the involved officer at this time, the officer has been assigned home pending further investigation. Additionally, the Department has notified the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Justice System Integrity Division who is monitoring this investigation as well as the Department's Office of the Inspector General.

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The Los Angeles Police Department was notified early Sunday morning about a disturbing incident involving three of our employees, that occurred just after 1:00 am in an unincorporated area of Apple Valley.


San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department deputies responded to a shooting call at the Stoddard Wells Off-Highway Vehicle Area. They arrived to find one of our three employees, an off-duty police officer, suffering from a gunshot wound. The officer was airlifted to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition and expected to survive. A second employee, an off-duty supervisor, was not injured by the third accused employee, identified as Police Officer III Ismael Tamayo, assigned to the Department's Newton Division.

Uniform personnel from the SBCSD located Ismael Tamayo nearby and he was taken into custody. At the time of his arrest he was in possession a firearm.

Ismael Tamayo was booked for Attempted Murder 664/187(a) PC.

Investigators from the LAPD's Force Investigation Division of Professional Standards Bureau, responded to the scene and initiated an administrative investigation. The Department is fully cooperating with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office in their criminal investigation.

In response to the arrest, Police Chief Michel Moore expressed disappointment and frustration, "The events overnight culminating in the serious injury to our off-duty officer, apparently at the hands of another member of this Department, give me great concern. I spoke earlier this morning with San Bernardino Sheriff John McMahon, pledging our full support of their criminal investigation. I am thankful our injured officer is in stable condition and expected to survive. I am committed to determining what and how this occurred."

Officer Tamayo has been relieved of his police powers pending the outcome of the criminal and administrative investigation.

Please contact SBSD PIO for further at pio@sbcsd.org.


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***Actualización ***

La ortografía del nombre del oficial ha sido corregida a Ismael Tamayo.

El departamento de policía de Los Ángeles (LAPD) fue notificado el domingo por la mañana de un inquietante incidente involucrando a tres de nuestros empleados, que ocurrió después de la 1:00 a.m. en un área no incorporada de Apple Valley.

Agentes del Alguacil del Condado de San Bernardino (SBCSD) acudieron a una llamada de un tiroteo en el área de vehículos off-road Stoddard Wells. Al llegar, los alguaciles encontraron a uno de tres de nuestros empleados, un oficial en su día libre, impactado por una bala. El oficial fue trasladado por helicóptero a un hospital cercano, está en estado estable, y se espera que sobreviva. El segundo oficial, un supervisor en su día libre, no fue herido por el tercer y acusado empleado identificado como Oficial de Policía III Ismail Tamayo, asignado a la división Newton.

Agentes uniformados de SBCSD encontraron a Ismail Tamayo y fue puesto bajo custodia. Cuando fue arrestado, él estaba en posesión de un arma.

Ismail Tamayo fue encarcelado bajo el cargo 664/187 del código penal, intento de asesinato.

Investigadores de la sección de investigación de uso de fuerza (FID; Force Investigation Division) de la oficina de estándares profesionales del LAPD acudió a la escena e inició una investigación administrativa. El departamento está cooperando plenamente con SBCSD en su investigación criminal.

El jefe de la policía Michel Moore expreso decepción y frustración con respecto al incidente diciendo, "Los eventos durante la noche que culminaron en una herida grave a nuestro oficial en su día libre, aparentemente a mano de otro miembro de este departamento, me causan gran preocupación. Esta mañana, hable con el alguacil John McMahon, prometiendo nuestro apoyo completo de su investigación criminal. Estoy agradecido de que el oficial herido está en estado estable y se espera que sobreviva. Me comprometo a determinar el que y como ocurrió esto."

El oficial Tamayo ha sido desposeído de sus funciones policiales en la espera de la investigación.

Para más información, favor de contactar SBCSD PIO (portavoz de SBCSD) pio@sbcsd.org.


Officer-Involved Shooting in Newton Division NRF017-20bm

***Update:***
 
The officers involved in the below incident have been identified as Police Officer II Luke Coyle, Serial No. 43567 and Police Officer II Kevin Ruiz, Serial No. 42706, both assigned to Newton Division Patrol.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division responded to the scene and are investigating this incident.
 
**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 evening.
 
On April 30, 2020, around 9:39 p.m., Newton Patrol Division officers were driving a marked black and white police vehicle in the 2200 block of Wall Street. The officers observed a vehicle back up and collide with a parked vehicle. The suspect vehicle failed to stop, identify themselves, or render aid and continued driving westbound into the East/West alley located north of 23rd Street and west of Wall Street. The officers followed the suspect vehicle into the alley where it stopped, and three suspects fled on foot. One of the suspects produced a handgun and an Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) occurred. The officers broadcast a, "Help Call" and requested additional resources to set up a perimeter for the outstanding suspects. Officers from LAPD's Metropolitan Division Canine Unit also responded to the scene to assist with the search. After a lengthy search, the outstanding suspects were located and taken into custody.

The suspect that produced a handgun was struck by gunfire and taken into custody. He ultimately succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later identified as Daniel Hernandez.

One of the other suspects, later identified as Jose Hernandez, received a bite to his left arm from a Department canine during the search and was transported by Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics to a local hospital where he was treated and cleared for booking. The remaining outstanding suspect was identified as Anthony Villegas and he was taken into custody without incident.
 
No officers were injured during the incident and a loaded handgun 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.
 
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to call the LAPD at any of the following numbers:

• During business hours at (213) 486-5230;
• During non-business hours or on weekends at (877)-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247);
• Anonymously 24-hours a day to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or by texting "LAPD" and your tip to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S); or

• Online at www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.