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Encino: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Area, Detectives are seeking the public's help identifying a suspect targeting Armenian schools with Turkish Flags.

On January 29, 2019 around 4:40 a.m., the suspect jumped the front gate and zip-tied twelve flags throughout the Holy Martyrs Armenian church/school located in the
5300 block of White Oak Avenue in the city of Encino. The suspect then fled the location. Video surveillance captured the suspect's actions

During the investigation, detectives learned of a similar incident at another school within the Los Angeles Police Department's Topanga Division at AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School located in the 6800 block of Oakdale Avenue in the city of Winnetka.

Both locations are Armenian churches/schools.

Suspect is described as a male who is approximately 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall. He was wearing a black mask, black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information is urged to contact West Valley Detective Division at (818) 374-7730. 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 ww.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.



Robbery Suspects Captured on Surveillance Video

Koreatown: The Los Angeles Police Department's Olympic Area, Robbery Detectives are seeking the public's help identifying armed robbery suspects whose images were caught on surveillance video.

On January 5, 2019, at approximately 1:23 p.m., Suspect-1 and Suspect-2 entered a Catholic Church Supply store located in the 3600 block of West Olympic Boulevard. They browsed merchandise in the store for a short time before Suspect-1 pointed a handgun at the clerk and forced her into the office area in the back of the store. Suspect-2 forced a female customer into the office area as well. Suspect-1 held the victims in the office area while Suspect-2 removed jewelry items and placed them in her bag. Both suspects fled on foot with the store's property.

On January 17, 2019, at approximately 12:20 p.m., Suspect-2 entered a shoe store located in the 4200 block of 3rd Street and appeared to be browsing the merchandise. Shortly afterwards, Suspect-1 entered the store and pointed a small black handgun at the clerk. The suspects forced the clerk to the storage area in the back of the store. Suspect-2 removed items from the victim as Suspect-1 held her at gunpoint. Suspect-1 and Suspect-2 fled on foot with the victim's property.

Both locations were Korean run businesses and are locked during normal business hours. Customers must be let in by the clerks, or have appointments to enter the locations. In both cases, clerks allowed the suspects to enter.

Suspect-1 is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, medium build, approximately 30-40 years of age. On January 5, 2019, he was wearing a baseball cap, scarf and glasses. On January 17, 2019, he was wearing a knit winter hat and a Gap hooded sweatshirt.

Suspect-2 is described as a female Hispanic, approximately 5 feet 3 to 5 inches tall, medium build, approximately 30-45 years of age. On January 5, 2019, she was wearing a black baseball cap and glasses with a grey sweatshirt and pants. On January 17, 2019, she was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, hooded winter jacket and glasses.



Anyone with information is urged to contact Olympic Division Detectives, Robbery Section, Detective Brian Calicchia at (213) 382-9466. 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 ww.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.


Back to Back Robberies Suspect Captured on Video

West Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West Los Angeles Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect who committed multiple business robberies.

On January 27, 2019, around 1:15 a.m., a male suspect entered a store located near Santa Monica Boulevard and Wellesley Avenue. The suspect entered the open business and walked up to the register, lifted his shirt, revealed the handle of a black handgun inside his front waistband.

The suspect then placed a plastic bag on the counter and demanded money. The employee placed money inside the bag and the suspect then demanded lottery scratchers. After the employee placed the scratchers inside the bag, the suspect grabbed it and fled the location.

On January 27, 2019, around 6:15 a.m., a male suspect entered a gas station located near Santa Monica Boulevard and Beloit Avenue. The suspect entered the open business and walked up to the register, placed a plastic bag on the counter, and demanded money.

The employee did not understand and the suspect then lifted his shirt, revealed the handle of a black handgun inside his front waistband. The suspect was also wearing blue rubber gloves. The suspect then demanded lottery scratchers in addition to the money. After the employee placed the scratchers and money inside the bag, the suspect grabbed it, and fled the location.

The suspect is described as a male white, 27-33-years-old, with short brown or red hair.

He stands approximately 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and has a medium build.

He was last seen wearing black baseball cap embossed with "Hurley", a dark jacket with a light colored print on the front panel, black jeans, and black shoes.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact West Los Angeles Robbery Detective Witzer at 310-444-1529. 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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Harbor City: Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the suspects responsible for killing 20-year-old K'Len Grandberry.

On Saturday, January 26, 2019, around 1:50 p.m., Harbor Area patrol officers responded to an "Ambulance Shooting" radio call in the 1500 block of Anaheim Street in Harbor City. Upon their arrival, officers located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. Preliminary investigation determined K'Len Grandberry was with a group of friends at an apartment complex. Unknown suspects approached the group from the south side of the apartment complex and began shooting. K'Len attempted to flee from the area of the gunfire, but was struck and collapsed.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported K'Len to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. Two additional victims were shot and are listed in stable condition. They are expected to survive.

There is no suspect description and no vehicle was seen.

Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Maffei or Detective Tiffin, Harbor Area Detectives, at (310)726-7882 or (310)726-7884. 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


Missing 15-Year-Old Juvenile

Van Nuys: The family of Nyla Nicole Lambkins and the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Area Juvenile Detectives are asking for the public's assistance in locating her.

On January 7, 2019, Nyla was last seen around 1:00 P.M., at her father's residence in the 14600 block of Saticoy Street. Nyla asked her father if she could stay home, when he had to take a family member to a scheduled appointment. When her father returned home, he discovered that Nyla was missing. Her Father checked the house and discovered that all her belongings were gone. Nyla's family is concerned for her safety.

Nyla is described as a 15-year-old female Black with long black braided hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds. Nyla was last seen wearing pink sweater, pink sweats and black boots. Nyla has a nose ring (loop).

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Lambkins, Nyla Nicole, please contact Van Nuys Area Juvenile Detectives at (818) 374-0040/0005/0001 or (818) 474-1964. 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 ww.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.


Burglary from Motor Vehicle Suspect Captured on Video

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Los Angeles Area Auto detectives are seeking the public's assistance in their month-long investigation related to burglary from motor vehicles and identity theft.

On December 2, 2018, between 11:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., a suspect smashed the window of a vehicle parked in a parking garage near the 1300 block of South Sepulveda Boulevard. Credit and gift cards stolen during this vehicle burglary were used within hours of the crime at businesses in Los Angeles and Menifee.

Suspect is a light skinned male Hispanic, 35 to 45 years-old, black hair, moustache, goatee, heavy gold chain around neck and tattoo on right hand. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 170 pounds. He was wearing a blue shirt, gray sweater, and black pants.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detectives Pearce or Malcuit, West Los Angeles Area Auto Detectives at 310-444-1503. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact 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.
 
 
 

Critical Missing 34-Year-Old

UPDATE
January 19, 2019



On January 19, 2018, Adriana Prado Figueroa was located safely.




Granada Hills:
The family of Adriana Prado Figueroa and the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Division are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Adriana was last seen on January 18, 2019, around 9 p.m., near the 17200 block of Los Alimos Street in the City of Granada Hills. Adriana is in need of immediate medical attention. She has not been seen or heard from and her family is concerned for her safety.

Adriana is described as a 34-year-old female Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes. She stands 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 135 pounds. Adriana was wearing a white hat, black jacket, black shirt and blue pants. She was last seen in a Gray 2001 Toyota 4Runner, License Plate Number 5TGF525.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Adriana Figueroa, please contact Devonshire Division Watch Commander at 818-832-0633. 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 ww.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.


Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of a suspect involved in a fatal hit and run collision, that killed a 57-year-old woman, a resident of Los Angeles.

On January 16, 2019, around 7:35 a.m., Northeast Area patrol officers responded to the 1800 block of Hyperion Avenue for a radio call of a 'Found Body'.

A witness who was collecting recyclables discovered the victim and had a local business in the area call 9-1-1. When the officers arrived, Los Angeles Fire Department was already at scene and had declared the victim deceased.

The death was undetermined in the initial stages of the patrol officers' investigation. However, the officers reviewed surveillance video from a local business across the street, and determined the incident to be a possible hit and run otherwise.

The video revealed that a tan or brown 2010 to 2013, 4-door, Toyota Corolla was travelling southbound on Hyperion Avenue passing Udell Court. The Corolla loses control and spun into the northbound lanes on Hyperion Avenue and onto the sidewalk.

The video shows the victim was on the sidewalk standing next to two trashcans when she was struck by the Corolla. The trashcans and the victim were launched approximately 15-feet into an open area between two buildings.

Moments later, what appears to be a male driver, exits the vehicle, and appears to inspect the damage to his vehicle. The driver then re-enters his vehicle, and fled southbound Hyperion Avenue. The suspect failed to render aid as required by law.

The Corolla has obvious damage to the right side.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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.

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.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713 or Detective-II Juan Campos (213) 486-0755. 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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Encino: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Area Burglary Detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying two burglary suspects who were observed on video breaking into a residence and stealing a safe.

On December 23, 2018, at the 4400 block of Alonzo Avenue, one suspect waited in the car while the other suspect went to the rear of the residence and broke a window.

The suspect then entered the location and found a small safe, cash, and jewelry. The suspect then exited the location with those items. The suspect threw the safe and items into the driveway where the other suspect exited the vehicle and then helped put the stolen goods in their vehicle.

The suspects then fled in the vehicle. Stole $150,000 in cash, jewelry, and a handgun.

Suspect #1 is a male white, standing at 5'06"/5'10", 150/170 lbs., wearing a black cap, shirt, pants and shoes.

Suspect #2 is a male white, standing at 5'06"/5'10", 150/170 lbs., wearing a black cap, a blue windbreaker with a white stripe, and blue jeans.

The suspects are using a white 2015 to 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe or Tucson SUV.





Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact West Valley Burglary Detective Dunn at (818) 374-7769. 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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-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 www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."


Small Unmanned Aerial System Used During Barricade Incident

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Metropolitan Division, Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) utilized a small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) for the first time, during a barricade incident involving a robbery suspect.

In July of 2018, a pilot program began that would allow the Department to use these devices with the hopes of de-escalating dangerous situations while enhancing our commitment to the preservation of life. The sUAS would be used in limited circumstances, under strict guidelines that consider community concerns and privacy interests. For accountability, the device would be used only by a team of officers with specific training, and with prior approval from a Command Staff Officer (commander or above), as well as the Commanding Officer of Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau.

On December 13th, 2018 around 9:40 p.m., three suspects were involved in the armed robbery of a convenience store in the 4900 block of Santa Monica Boulevard. During the robbery, two of the suspects entered the location, one armed with a firearm, and demanded that the clerk open the register. The suspects took money from the register and fled in a car where the third suspect was waiting. Through the course of the investigation, Northeast Area detectives identified the suspects involved in the Robbery. Two of the suspects were arrested by detectives, but the third suspect was not captured. The search for the third suspect continued into January of this year.

On January 9th of this year, SWAT officers encountered one of those unique circumstances where officers hoped the use of this tool would allow officers to take a suspect into custody without force. Around 5:45 a.m., Metropolitan Division police officers who were in the area looking for the third suspect, went to an apartment in the 300 block of North Berendo Street. They knocked on the door and a female came out of the apartment to meet them. She closed and locked the door behind her.

The officers and detectives at the scene were utilizing investigative techniques which led them to have a strong belief that the suspect was still inside the apartment. Because of the suspect's refusal to exit and believing the suspect could be armed with a firearm, SWAT was requested to the location, around 8:30 a.m.

The stand-off with the suspect lasted approximately nine hours. During that time, LAPD's specialized sUAS pilot (SWAT officer), used the aircraft to find the suspect who was hiding in a second-floor apartment. During that time, SWAT utilized various types of communication strategies, tear gas, and ultimately the sUAS. This was the first time a sUAS was used since the approval of the pilot program. In this incident, the sUAS was used after the tear gas was ineffective in flushing out the suspect. The sUAS was flown outside of the windows of the suspect's apartment but the suspect was not seen with the sUAS. After several hours, the suspect who had been hiding in the attic space of his apartment, was located and taken into custody by officers, without any further incident.

During the operation of the sUAS, video footage was captured by the sUAS. The LAPD is making that video footage available to the public as a commitment to transparency and constitutional policing. The ability to use a sUAS in certain situations is an important tool for SWAT, and allows officers to gather critical information that can mitigate high risk situations.

The LAPD continues to seek methods for keeping its communities and its officers safe, while enhancing public trust and confidence. If you are interested in reading the entire policy to learn more about how the Department deploys sUAS and the restrictions of their use visit lapdonline.org/SUAS