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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West Traffic Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for the Fatal Hit and Run traffic collision that killed a 25-year-old man.

On January 8, 2021, around 2:15 a.m., a vehicle was traveling west on Beverly Boulevard at Normandie Ave when it struck a pedestrian crossing Beverly Boulevard outside of a marked crosswalk. The vehicle continued west Beverly Boulevard, failing to stop, identify themselves or render aid to the pedestrian as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene. The victim's identity is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.

There is no vehicle or suspect description.

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 about this collision is asked to contact West Traffic Detectives at 213-473-0234. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to1-877-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: Los Angeles Police Department South Bureau Homicide detectives announce the arrest of a murder suspect.

On December 16, 2020, around 3:15 p.m., a male victim was shot during a robbery after exiting a business near the 3500 block of South La Cienega Boulevard. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital where he later died.

South Bureau Homicide detectives were assigned the case. Through the course of their investigation, detectives identified 27-year-old Allen Robinson (Booking #6086509) as the suspect responsible for the murder.

On December 29, 2020, South Bureau Homicide detectives, Metropolitan Division, Gang and Narcotics Division and the FBI/LAPD Fugitive Task Force Team conducted a multi-location operation. Robinson was taken into custody by the Task Force Team in Moreno Valley, while Metropolitan Division simultaneously served a search warrant at his residence in Los Angeles.

On December 31, 2020, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office filed murder and robbery charges against Robinson.

Anyone with additional information about this crime is asked to contact South Bureau Homicide Detective Jamison at 323-786-5111. 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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Pacoima: Detectives of the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide Division are seeking information in a shooting that occurred on the 13900 block of Weidner Street.

On January 6, 2021 at 11:50 a.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Division responded to the 13900 block of Weidner Street for a call for service of shots fired.

The officers located a 33-year-old Hispanic man that had sustained gunshot wounds. The investigation revealed that although several gunshots were heard, no suspects were seen. A dark-colored sedan was seen fleeing the area. No arrests have been made and Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives have assumed investigative responsibility.

Anyone with further information regarding this matter may contact Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives, Detective Sharon Kim at 818-374-9550. 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.


Woman Involved in Alleged Hate Crime Incident During Protest Located and Investigation Launched

Los Angeles: On January 7, 2021, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) was made aware of a set of photographs that were circulating the internet depicting what was described as a hate crime incident that took place amidst a protest in front of Los Angeles City Hall. One of the photographs depicted a male white holding a female black in a, "bear hug" from behind.
 
Shortly after it was brought to the department's attention, LAPD Central Division Detectives were able to locate the woman, a hate crime - battery report was completed, and an investigation was initiated. Their thorough investigation determined that the male in the photographs was not an aggressor as initial social media posts had claimed.
The woman involved in the incident told investigators that the she felt a bear hug from behind and a male voice stated, "You're O.K., I'm not going to hurt you. I got your phone in my hand. I'm going to try to get you out of here, these people are trying to hurt you." The male subsequently carried her away from the hostile crowd and let her go. The woman then walked across from the south lawn area to Police Headquarters Building, where she received first aid from an unidentified person. The male depicted in the photographs appears to have been a good Samaritan, shielding and helping the woman, which she confirmed with her statements during the investigation.
 
The LAPD is continuing to conduct a thorough investigation, and we encourage any witnesses or those with information on the suspect(s) to contact Central Area Detectives.
 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central Bureau Detectives at 213-833-3750. 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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The Los Angeles Police Department is mourning the sudden death of former City Councilman Tom LaBonge. The L.A. native dedicated his life and career to the service of this City. LaBonge served the people of the 4th Council District for 14 years. Prior to his tenure in the Council Chambers, he worked for the Department of Water and Power, and also served as a special assistant to Mayor Richard Riordan.

Chief of Police Michel Moore expressed, "Tom LaBonge was so much more than an elected representative. He was the ultimate goodwill ambassador, servant, and historian for his City of Angels, and an icon. He led with his heart and truly loved the men and women of the LAPD."

The Department sends its deepest condolences and sympathies to LaBonge's family.


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Update
January 7, 2021


The suspect shot the victim in the presence of their young child. Video of the shooting is available on www.lapdonline.org
 
 
Pacoima: On January 6, 2021 at 9:35 a.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Division responded to the 9000 block of Bartee Avenue for a call for service of a shooting that had occurred.


Once at the location, the officers located a 35-year-old Hispanic woman that had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department also responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased. Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives assumed investigative responsibility and their preliminary investigation revealed the victim's former boyfriend had fired multiple shots at the victim with a semi-automatic handgun resulting in her death.

The suspect has been positively identified as Herbert Nixon Flores and he is described as a 46-year-old Hispanic male with black hair and brown eyes. Herbert Nixon Flores stands at 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around 220 pounds.

Herbert Nixon Flores is considered armed and dangerous and, if seen, the public is urged to not confront of attempt to apprehend him but to contact law enforcement immediately.
 
Anyone with further information regarding this matter may contact Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives, Detective Sharon Kim at 818-374-9550. 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.



Severe Injury Hit and Run Traffic Collision

Update
January 6, 2021




On January 4, 2021, around 9:20 p.m., a Central Traffic Division Lieutenant was at scene of a traffic collision at Florence Avenue and Avalon Boulevard. During the investigation, the Lieutenant saw a truck travelling on Florence Avenue and immediately recognized the truck as the same one that was involved in a hit and run traffic collision on December 19, 2020. The Lieutenant waved the driver down and directed the driver to pull over. The Lieutenant made contact with the driver and recognized that the driver was the same person who was captured in the video. The driver was arrested for 20001(a) Felony Hit and Run, of the California Vehicle Code.

The driver is identified as 26-year-old Jose Farias of Huntington Park. He was booked under Booking No. 6099081.



Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for the hit and run traffic collision that severely injured an elderly woman.

On December 19, 2020, around 5:35 p.m., an elderly couple was crossing Soto Street at Cesar E. Chavez. They were walking towards the southwest corner of the intersection and were in a marked crosswalk. A white pick-up truck was traveling westbound on Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and negotiated a southbound left turn onto Soto Street, striking the victim and knocking her onto the street. The driver did not stop to render aid, nor identify himself, and fled the scene southbound Soto Street.


The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where she was treated for severe injuries and then released a few days later.

Detectives have obtained video from a gas station that captured the driver prior to the collision. The truck is described as a white 1998 to 2004 Chevrolet S10 pick-up. It has an after-market light bar on top of the cab, blacked-out taillights, and has a distinct dent on the rear top corner of the driver's side of the cab. The bed of the truck contained a clutter of items that appear to match the video that captured the truck fleeing the scene after the collision.

The driver is described as a male, Hispanic, black hair, with a beard. He stands approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 175 pounds, and is between 20 to 30 years old. He was wearing a royal blue short-sleeve security uniform shirt, camouflage long sleeve undershirt, and black pants.

Drivers are reminded to drive at a safe speed and if you become 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.


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.

The videos obtained will be posted on LAPD Central Traffic Division's YouTube account, "LAPD Central Traffic"

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Juan Campos, Central Traffic Detectives, at 213-833-3713 or by e-mail at 31480@lapd.online, or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at 213-833-3746. 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
January 7, 2021


Valley Traffic Detective’s investigation, and surveillance video located near the area of the collision, led to the identification of the vehicle and the driver.  On December 30, 2020, around 9:20 a.m., 59-year-old Lisa Lipman (Booking #6088234) was taken into custody for the fatal hit and run as she left her house several days after the collision. She is a resident of Santa Monica.  Her bail was set at $50,000.00 and she was released on bond with a court date scheduled for June 24, 2021.

 

 

North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for the fatal Hit and Run traffic collision that killed an 85-year-old female pedestrian.

On Sunday, December 27, 2020, around 5:40 p.m., an elderly female pedestrian was walking west on Lankershim Boulevard in a marked crosswalk. An unknown suspect, driving a newer model black 4-door sedan, was travelling east on Moorpark Street. The suspect made a right turn on to north Lankershim Boulevard, struck the pedestrian and continued north on Lankershim Boulevard. The driver failed to stop and render aid as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where she died. Her name is being withheld 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.

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 Freeman or Officer Hansen, Valley Traffic Division, at 818-644-8255 or 818-644-8000. 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.


Critical Missing 46-Year-Old Man

Update
December 26, 2020
 
Mr. Jackson has been located and has reunited with his family





Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Street Area is requesting the public's help in locating Andre Henri Jackson.

Andre was last seen on December 25, 2020, around 2:30 p.m., in the 1400 block of Grand Ave near California Hospital. He may have boarded MTA bus line 33 westbound on Venice Blvd. Andres' mental condition is poor, and he is diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Andre's family is concerned for his safety and safe return home.

Andre is described as a male Black with grey black hair, brown eyes, and a large build. He stands 4 foot 11 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a Black hooded sweater, black jogging pants with "Skechers" emblem, and blue Skechers tennis shoes.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the 77th Street Area at 323-786-5075. 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. Tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Foothill: 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 26-year-old Daniel Alaya, a resident of Pacoima.

On December 27, 2020, around 7:11 p.m., Foothill area patrol officers responded to a radio call of a, "Fire Department requesting Police Department on a dead body, " at Pendelton Street and Norris Avenue.

When officers arrived, they saw a silver, Infiniti M35 parked on Pendelton Street. The vehicle was locked and inside in the rear passenger seat was Alaya suffering from multiple gun-shot wounds. He appeared to be deceased.

The Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded, breached the rear passenger window and pronounced Alaya dead at scene.

Detectives investigation revealed a witness was walking in the area when she smelled an odor emanating from the vehicle. She looked inside and discovered Alaya. She called the Fire Department. The vehicle was impounded and will be forensically analyzed for prints and DNA. Detectives canvassed the area for additional witnesses and surveillance cameras.

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.