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Koreatown: The Los Angeles Police Department's Olympic Area is requesting the public's help in locating Dora Henriquez.

Dora was last seen on August 29, 2020, around 10:00 a.m., in the 800 block of South Kenmore Avenue. Dora is known to frequent the area of Vermont Avenue and James M. Wood Boulevard. Dora's mental condition is poor, and she suffers from Parkinson's disease and dementia. Dora's family is concerned for her safety and safe return home.

Dora is described as a 71-year-old female Hispanic with gray hair, brown eyes, and a small build. She stands 5 feet tall and weighs 110 pounds. Dora was last seen wearing a brown shirt with black line print, brown jeans, gray tennis shoes, and carrying a white cloth bag with flower print.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Olympic Watch Commander at (213)382-9102. 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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UPDATE
August 28, 2020


Los Angeles: On August 27, 2020, around 4:30 a.m., a Fatal Hit and Run occurred at Wilshire Boulevard and Alvarado Street.  As detectives conducted their investigation, they were able to obtain information that lead to the identity of the driver and vehicle.

On August 27, 2020 around 9 p.m., Central Traffic Street Racing Taskforce located the driver and vehicle in the 2000 block of 39th Street.  The driver, 72-year-old Ramiro Vincente Torres of Los Angeles, was arrested for 20001(a) of the California Vehicle Code, “Felony Hit and Run.”

Torres is currently housed at the Metropolitan Detention Center with bail set at $50,000.00.

 

Los Angeles:  Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a fatal hit and run traffic collision.

 
On August 27, 2020, around 4:30 a.m., officers responded to a radio call of a traffic collision, involving a pedestrian victim, at Wilshire Boulevard and Alvarado Street.  The victim was crossing Wilshire Boulevard, outside of a marked crosswalk, west of Alvarado Street.  A possible white 2000 to 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, travelling eastbound on Wilshire Boulevard, collided with the victim and continued eastbound on Wilshire Boulevard.  The driver failed to stop, render aid and identify him or herself as required by law.  


Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.  The victim is described as a 35 to 40-year-old female Black.  Los Angeles Coroner’s Office will attempt to identify pedestrian and release her identity once next of kin has been notified.   

The truck has a bed liner with a dark stripe or molding on the side.  The vehicle may also have front end damage on the grill, front bumper, and hood.  There is no suspect description.

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 $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.


**To view the video, go to Central Traffic Division’s Twitter account @LAPDCTD24**

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Juan Campos, Central Traffic Division, 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 323-846-6553 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.


Fatal Shooting in Beverly Crest Neighborhood

Beverly Crest: The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau Homicide detectives are investigating a house party that resulted in a shooting leaving one man dead and another seriously injured in the Beverly Crest neighborhood of Los Angeles.

On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, around 2:30 a.m. LAPD West Los Angeles officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 2200 block of San Ysidro Drive.

The officers arrived and were directed by witnesses into a residence where two victims had suffered gunshot wounds. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and determined one adult male victim dead at the scene. The second shooting victim was transported to a local hospital where he is in stable condition.

The LAPD learned the location is a short-term rental and there had been a party with about 25-30 people in attendance. The victim had a possible gang dispute with another male Black, wearing dark clothing. The suspect shot both victims and left the location on foot. There were no previous radio calls at this location.

The LAPD will be at the location throughout the day conducting their crime scene investigation. San Ysidro is closed to all traffic.

The investigation is being handled by LAPD, West Bureau Homicide. Anyone with information regarding this shooting should contact investigators at 213-382-9470. 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.


Severe Felony Hit and Run

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying felony hit and run suspects.   

On August 14, 2020 around 7:40 p.m., the victim later identified as, James Stokes, was crossing southbound on Vernon Avenue at Harvard Boulevard. Stokes was struck by a black Honda Civic traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver of the black Honda Civic fled the scene eastbound on Vernon Avenue without identifying themselves or rendering aid as required by law.   

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

A community member who witnessed the collision followed the suspect(s) and observed them stop near Normandie Avenue. A female Black wearing a red top and shorts, exited the right front passenger seat holding an open bottle of alcohol. The witness confronted the suspect(s) and attempted to get them to return to the scene. The female passenger told the witness they were going to return to the scene of the collision but then reentered the suspect’s vehicle and fled.
 
The suspect vehicle is a black Honda Civic with damage to the front windshield and hood. The vehicle has a partial license plate ending in “394.”     


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.  

For more information concerning the incident, please contact South Traffic Division, Detective Moreno No. 32013, 213-822-6005 or 323-421-2500, email: 32013@lapd.online Report/Case# (DR2012-18545) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  After hours please contact South Traffic Division's Watch Commander at 323-421-2577. 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.


Robbery – Hate Crime Suspect Wanted

UPDATE
August 20, 2020
 
After several days of collabortive effort between the Los Angeles Police Department and the community, Hollywood Area Robbery detectives announced the arrest of two suspects involved in the below incident. On August 20, 2020 Carlton Callway (DOB 4/23/91), was arrested in Bakersfield for Assault with a Deadly Weapon (ADW) with a hate crime enhancement. Willie Walker (DOB 1/2/78) was arrested in Los Angeles for extortion on August 19, 2020. Detectives are still looking for Davion Williams (DOB 1/15/98).



Hollywood: Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood Area robbery detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of a suspect who committed a robbery / hate crime.


On Monday, August 17, 2020 at approximately 2:15 a.m., the suspect approached the victims and offered to buy them merchandise at a store at the 6500 block of Hollywood Boulevard. The suspect refused to pay for their merchandise and the victims left.

Later, the suspect approached one of the victims with a metal bar and demanded her shoes and bracelet. In fear, the victim complied, the suspect grabbed her by the hand, and they walked together for a short distance before she was able to escape.

A short time later, the suspect assaulted one of the original victim's friends with a bottle and knocked her to the ground. Both victims are transgender women, and the suspect made derogatory remarks about their status during the crime.

The suspect is described as a 25 years-old male, Black, black hair, brown eyes, standing at 6 feet tall, and weighing approximately180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black tank top, black shorts.

If anyone has any additional information regarding this crime, or can identify the suspect in this photo, please contact Hollywood Area Robbery Detective Detective Stogner at 213-972-2934.

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 13-Year-Old Female

Pico Union: The Los Angeles Police Department Rampart Area is requesting the public's help in locating Gwen Alamillo-Mora.
 
Gwen was last seen on August 17, 2020, around 7:00 a.m., at her residence located on the 1400 block of Valencia Street. Gwen suffers from possible depression.


Gwen is described as a 13-year-old female Hispanic with brown hair, brown eyes, and a thin build. She stands 5 feet tall and weighs 90 pounds.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Rampart Area Watch Commander at 213-484-3400. 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.


Use of Force Incident in Hollenbeck Division

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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**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.