Critical Missing 12-Year-Old Juvenile

Los Angeles: The family of Claudia Bravo and the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Division are asking for the public's assistance in locating her.

On October 9, 2018, around 2:45 p.m., Claudia was last seen near the 100 block of West 69th Street, in the City of Los Angeles.

Claudia is described as a 12-year-old female Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds. Claudia was wearing a black shirt and tan pants. Claudia has not been seen or heard from since and her family is concerned for her safety.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Claudia Bravo, please contact Newton Division Watch Commander at 323-846-6553. 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.


Video of Suspect from Vehicle vs Pedestrian Felony Hit and Run

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information regarding the events that led up to a hit and run collision that severely injured a 35-year-old male.

On September 29, 2018, around 4:45 p.m., a driver in a gray Toyota 4-Runner approached the intersection of Central Avenue and 43rd Place. The driver was seen exiting the parking lot of the Family Farms' Market via 43rd Place. The driver approached Central Avenue and struck the victim while the victim crossed the street walking eastbound in the crosswalk with a green light for pedestrians. By standers called for paramedics and the victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released the next day.

The driver failed to stop, identify himself/herself or render aid to the victim as required by law.

The vehicle is described as a gray Toyota 4-Runner or Sequoia, late model with front end damage. The driver is described as a Hispanic male, between 30 to 40-years-old, wearing a gray baseball cap.

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. Certified Collision Repair Centers also qualify for this reward.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Central Traffic Division, Detective Moses Castillo at 213-833-3713 and or email at 30215@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 ww.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.
 
 
 


Suspect takes Purse from Parked Vehicle

Wilmington: The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area Auto Detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a burglary from motor vehicle suspect.

On September 29, 2018, around 11:35 p.m., Harbor officers met with the victim in the 800 block of West Pacific Coast Highway in the city of Wilmington.

The victim stated she drove to a local liquor store around 9:30 p.m., on West Pacific Coast Highway to drop off some items. She left her unlocked vehicle parked outside the location. The suspect approached the store and can be seen looking inside the victim's vehicle through the driver's side window.

The suspect walked away from the vehicle, however, immediately returned. He then went to the passenger door, opened it and took the victim's purse with personal items and money.

The suspect is described as a male, Hispanic, between 25-30 years of age, black hair, stands 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs about 170 pounds wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans.



Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Harbor Auto Detectives at (310) 726-7850. 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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Shooting Victim Dies at Hospital

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for killing a man.

On September 28, 2018, at around 8:20 p.m., Mission Area Patrol officers received a radio call near the area of San Fernando Road and Bleeker Street. Officers arrived and located a victim on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Operation Valley Bureau Homicide was contacted and assumed responsibilities of the investigation. The investigation revealed that the victim was at a motel with friends, when the suspect appeared. The suspect and the victim were involved in an argument that resulted in the suspect shooting the victim in the upper torso. The suspect fled in an unknown vehicle.

Victim has been identified as 39-year-old Jimmy Marquez who was a resident of the City of Sylmar.

The Suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his 30's, no further description. He was driving a dark vehicle.

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 (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 can 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.


Missing Mother and her 11-year-old Daughter

Update


Amanda Kay Key and Haley Marie Vilven are safe and have been located.
 

 

Update

On September 16, 2018, around 9 p.m., mother and daughter were last seen at a train station in the City of El Monte.

 

Los Angeles: The family of Amanda Kay Key and Haley Marie Vilven and the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons Unit requests the public’s assistance in locating both individuals.

Amanda and Haley are missing from Oklahoma and were last heard from on September 15, 2018 possibly near the area of Union Station in Los Angeles.

Amanda Kay Key is described as a 40-year-old Caucasian female with brown hair, brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighs around 160 pounds. Amanda is diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.

Haley Marie Vilven is described as an 11-year-old Caucasian female, with brown hair, brown eyes. She stands 4 feet 10 inches tall, and weighs around 100 pounds. Both Amanda and Haley’s clothing description is unknown.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Amanda Kay Key and Haley Marie Vilven, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (213) 996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to the 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.


Search Warrant Served on Commercial Building on Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood: Los Angeles Police Department served a search warrant for narcotics and weapons violations related to criminal activity at a commercial building in the 6300 block of Hollywood Boulevard.

Beginning in June 2018, Hollywood Area officers became aware of illegal occupancy and criminal activity at a vacant commercial building in the 6300 block of Hollywood Boulevard. Officers had received information from community members who were concerned about the possibility of narcotics sales happening in and around the building. In June, officers went to the building and fewer than 20 people were told they needed to vacate the premise. Hollywood Area officers contacted the property owner to attempt to work with him to secure the building and prevent access by unauthorized individuals. Officers continued to monitor the area and since June have documented narcotics sales and weapons violations. In addition to the narcotics and weapons violations, officers who were aware there was no electricity in the building, saw wiring and cords which concerned them about the safety of the building. Based on the criminal violations, officers obtained a search warrant for the location from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

On September 12, 2018 at 3:00 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department Metropolitan Division, Special Weapons and Tactics team went to the building and removed 66 people, 60 adults and 6 juveniles. Hollywood officers searched the building and found one rifle and one shotgun. After the search was completed, the building was secured to prevent people from gaining access.

Everyone in the building, 66 people, were cited for trespassing. Of those 66 people, two of them were also arrested for 11366 Health and Safety code (Operating a Drug House), five people were booked on a probation or parole hold, and five people were booked for felony warrants not related to the investigation at the building.

Additionally, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer filed 25 criminal charges against Mehdi Boulour, owner of the commercial building at 6360 Hollywood Blvd., for various alleged building code violations and fire code violations. "Our office continues to work to prevent a tragedy like the Oakland Ghost Ship fire from happening here," said Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer. "Our actions at this location are just part of our sustained effort to target properties we allege pose a public safety threat.


Changes at L.A. Board of Police Commissioners

Department's Reaction to Changes at L.A. Board of Police Commissioners

Los Angeles: The LAPD remains committed to civilian oversight, which is the cornerstone of "community-based" policing. Outgoing Police Commission Vice President Mathew Johnson and incoming nominee Eileen M. Decker are shining examples of that commitment in action. As a Police Commissioner, Johnson was pivotal in expanding the Department's use of less lethal tools, implementing our body worn video cameras and release of that footage, as well as supporting LAPD's work in de-escalation. While Johnson's leadership on the board will be missed, Mayor Eric Garcetti's new Police Commission nominee will no doubt pick up where he left off. Eileen M. Decker's depth of experience as a U.S. Attorney and Deputy Mayor for Public Safety will be an invaluable addition to the Board of Police Commissioners. LAPD Chief Michel Moore said, "The Police Commission is a crucial component to building trust with the residents we serve, and I look forward to strengthening that bond with Ms. Decker's partnership."


Suspects who Burglarized Baseball Player’s Residence Wanted

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division Burglary Special Section detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying burglary suspects.

On September 18, 2018, around 8 p.m., two suspects entered a residence located near the 5300 block of Louise Ave. The suspects ransacked the residence and then located a safe in the second-floor master bedroom. They dragged the safe from the master bedroom, down the stairs and through the living room to the front door entrance. The suspects fled the location, leaving the safe in the entrance way. A total loss of approximately $10,000 in damages was caused to the residence. An inventory is being conducted to determine the remainder of the property loss.

Both suspect-1 and suspect-2 are described as male Blacks, 20 to 25-years-old with slim builds. They both stand around 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall weighing around 160 to 190 pounds. Description of suspect-3 who is the driver is unknown. Suspect's vehicle is a black 4 door Toyota with paper plates.

The same suspects are believed to be involved in a prior attempt burglary at the same residence on August 30, 2018 around 11 p.m.




If you have any information, contact Commercial Crimes Division-Burglary Special Section, Detective Soriano at (213) 486-6940. 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.

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Rampart Division In-Custody Death

**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 In-Custody Death that occurred in the Rampart Area.

On September 15, 2018, a female victim walked into the front lobby of Rampart Area station and advised the officers that the suspect, later identified as Tyler Evans, was now outside of the Rampart Station armed with a firearm. The victim further advised the officers that on September 14, 2018, she filed a Domestic Violence report naming Evans as the suspect.

Rampart uniformed officers along with a Rampart supervisor responded to the front of the station, contacted Evans and attempted to apprehend him. Evans refused to comply with the officers' directions, resulting in the deployment of a 40mm less lethal munition. Evans then reached into his pant pocket, retrieved a handgun and suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Evans was pronounced dead at scene by Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics. No officers were injured during the incident and a firearm was recovered at scene.

Force Investigation Division detectives responded to the incident and will conduct a thorough investigation of the In-Custody death investigation.

The investigation will ultimately be reviewed by the Chief of Police, the Office of the Inspector General and Board of Police Commissioners for compliance with the Department's policy. Additionally, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Justice System Integrity Division will conduct a comprehensive review of the facts of the incident.

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.


Missing 54-Year-Old Female

UPDATE
September 18, 2018

Paula Zepeda was located and reunited with her family member.


Los Angeles: The family of Paula Zepeda and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's assistance in locating her.

On September 10, 2018, around 7 a.m., Zepeda was last seen near the 7500 block of Owensmouth Avenue, in the City of Canoga Park. Zepeda has not been seen or heard from and her family is concerned for her safety.

Zepeda is described as a 54-year-old female Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 145 pounds.

She was last seen driving a blue 2003 Ford Explorer SUV with California license 5ELX156.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Paula Zepeda, please contact, 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 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.