Shooting in Harbor City Leaves One Dead NR19296dm

Harbor City: Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect, or suspects, responsible for the shooting death of 35-year-old Joshua Allen Pitts.

On October 30, 2019, around 6:30 p.m., Harbor Area officers received a radio call of an "Ambulance Shooting" near 252nd Street and Normandie Avenue in Harbor City. Upon arrival, officers discovered the victim on the sidewalk, suffering from a gunshot wound, with several people attempting to render aid.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the location and pronounced the victim dead at scene.

There is no suspect description.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Tiffin or Detective Coffee, Harbor Area Detectives, at (310)726-7884 or (310)726-7887. 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.


Hit and Run Suspect Arrested: Had fled Severe Traffic Collision Vs Two Horseback Riders NR19293jc

Lake View Terrace: On Friday, October 25, 2019, at 9:40 p.m., a 1998 Chevrolet Astro Van was traveling eastbound on Foothill Boulevard approaching Wheatland Avenue when it collided with two horseback riders. The van then collided into a wall and became disabled. The driver exited the van and fled the scene failing to render aid or provide identification. Both animals perished at scene and the riders were severely injured.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and transported the two riders to a local hospital where they received medical treatment and are currently in stable condition.

Valley Traffic Division detectives' investigation led to the arrest and booking of the driver of the suspect vehicle. The suspect was identified as 32-year-old Rolando Garcia and he was booked for felony hit and run, booking number 5783462.

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. Horseback riders are also reminded to ride safely in well-lit areas and utilize lights or reflective wear when riding during darkness. Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detectives, Detective 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.


Clerk Arrested in Murder Investigation NR19294jc

Sun Valley: On Saturday, October 25, 2019, just after midnight, Foothill Area officers responded to a radio call of a robbery ("beer run") in Sun Valley in the area of Vineland Avenue and Cantara Street. When they arrived, they discovered a clerk had chased and confronted the suspects involved in the incident. During this confrontation, the clerk claimed that one of the suspects had pulled a knife and had threatened him. The clerk then ran over the suspect with his vehicle killing him.

One of the deceased suspect's associates began to shoot at the clerk, striking his vehicle multiple times. Four female passersby stopped to aid the victim in the street. One of the female passersby picked up a knife and skateboard near the victim's body and attempted to leave in a Nissan sedan. The clerk rammed her vehicle, hoping to prevent her from leaving the scene and the clerk pursued the Nissan. The driver of the pursued Nissan ultimately crashed into a building in the 8000 block of Vineland Avenue. All four occupants of the Nissan were detained and questioned. The shooter, only identified as a male Hispanic, remains at large. Detectives determined that the clerk had left the business and went searching for the suspects, finding them a short time later.

Operations-Valley Bureau Homicide Personnel investigated the case and have arrested the clerk He is identified as Jose Mier from Sun Valley and is described as a Hispanic male standing at five feet five inches and weighing 200 pounds. Jose Mier was arrested and booked for Penal Code §187(a) - Murder; A felony with Bail Set at $2,000,000.00.

The deceased has been identified as 18-year-old Alonso Avalos of Sun Valley California.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Bucknell, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1941. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247) or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." 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 8-Year-Old Male NR19288ll

South Los Angeles: The family of Nathan Clark and Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Division are asking for the public's help in locating him.

Clark was last seen on October 22, 2019, around 9:15 p.m., on the 1200 block of East 43rd Street. He was last seen wearing a blue polo shirt, tan pants, and no shoes.

Clark is described as a male black, with black hair, brown eyes. He stands at 5 feet tall and weighs approximately 65 pounds.

Nathan Clark

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Nathan Clark, please contact Newton detectives at (323) 846-6562 or (323) 846-6547. 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.


Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR19284jc

North Hills: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division detectives are investigating a fatal hit and run traffic collision that occurred at Woodley Avenue and Rayen Street.

On Friday, October 18, 2019, around 8:30 pm., a fatal traffic collision occurred on Woodley Avenue and Rayen Street. A black Lexus LS430 sedan was traveling southbound on Woodley Avenue when it collided with a bicyclist. The bicyclist was negotiating a left turn against a red light toward southbound Woodley Avenue from westbound Rayen Street. After the collision, the driver of the Lexus attempted to negotiate a U-turn to block southbound traffic on Woodley Avenue when a second vehicle collided with the bicyclist on the roadway. The second vehicle was described as a black newer model sedan. The driver of the second vehicle left the scene without rendering aid or identifying himself.

The Los Angeles Fire Department transported the 56-year-old bicyclist to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. His name will not be released until next-of-kin has been notified.

The driver of the Lexus involved in the first collision was identified as a 21-year-old resident of Granada Hills. He remained at-scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision they should stop, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves and render aid if necessary.

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 that 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 Valley Traffic Division Detectives, Officer Freeman at (818) 644-8115 or Officer Martinez at (818) 644-8022. 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.


Have You Seen These Burglars? NR19282dm

North Hills: Burglary detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Area
are requesting the public's assistance in identifying the suspects wanted for a series of residential burglaries in the Devonshire Area.

On October 8, 2019, between 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., three suspects were seen on surveillance cameras in the following areas: 11300 block of Darby Avenue, 10900 block of Baton Rouge Avenue, 10300 block of Monogram Avenue, and 11600 block of Swinton Avenue. The suspects accessed the properties by smashing the rear sliding glass door. Once inside, the suspects removed property and fled in a getaway vehicle.

Suspect-1 is described as a male Black, standing 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing 140-160 pounds, 18-25 years of age, and a "goatee" style beard. He was wearing a black zippered hooded sweatshirt with a white emblem on the front left side.

Suspect-2 is described as male White or Hispanic, standing 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing 140-160 pounds, 18-25 years of age with a shaved head. He was wearing a black/white/red zippered sweatshirt with a black hood, white socks on his hands, black shorts, black socks, and black shoes. Suspect-3 was the driver. There is no description.

The suspect vehicle (shown below) is a gray 2006-2010 BMW 3-Series, 4-door, with a missing rear bumper, tinted windows, and black wheels.







Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Lewis, Burglary Section, at (818) 832- 0609. 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.


Seeking Information in Fatal Shooting Of A Man NR19283jc

North Hills: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in a shooting investigation that resulted in the death of a man.

On Friday, October 18, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., Mission Area patrol officers responded to an, "Ambulance - shots fired" radio call in the area of Orion Avenue and Chase Street. When officers arrived, they located a male Hispanic in his early twenties that had been struck in the torso by gunfire. Officers determined that witnesses had transported the victim from another location in an attempt to drive the victim to a local hospital and had stopped to render immediate aid. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the location and rendered aid but the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective E. Navarro, Valley Bureau Homicide, 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.


LAPD and the FBI Capture Suspect Wanted for Murder NR19280jl

Studio City: Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau homicide detectives and agents from the FBI announce the arrest of a murder suspect.

On October 2, 2019, around 7:00 p.m., LAPD officers from North Hollywood Division responded to an 'Assault with a Deadly Weapon' (ADW) radio call in the 6700 block of Tujunga Avenue. Upon arrival, officers determined that the victim and suspect had rented separate beds at the location (a hostile) and became involved in a lengthy argument. The dispute escalated to a physical altercation and the suspect produced a knife, stabbing the victim in the left leg. The suspect fled the scene in his black 2019 Nissan Sentra vehicle. The victim, identified as
31-year-old Noel Cabrera, was treated by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics and transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injury.

Detectives from LAPD's Valley Bureau Homicide Division responded to the scene and discovered the victim had bled to death as a result of a single stab wound to the left leg. Detectives gathered vehicle and suspect information and ultimately obtained a search & arrest warrant for the suspect. Members of the LAPD & FBI Fugitives Task Force located the suspect in Studio City three days later where he had been living in his vehicle. The suspect, identified as 45-year-old William Rivera was arrested for murder pursuant to a Ramey warrant.
On October 8, 2019, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Van Nuys Branch, filed one count of murder, 187(a)PC, against William Rivera.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call LAPD Valley Bureau Homicide, Detective G. Bucknell at (818) 374-9550. 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.


Possible Kidnapping: Seeking Five Persons of Interest NR19276jc

Mission: The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division detectives and Mission Division's detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information related to a possible kidnapping investigation.

On October 9, 2019, around 9:27 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department police officers responded to a radio call in the 13600 block of Fellows Avenue and their investigation revealed that a possible kidnapping had occurred. We are searching for four possible victims of a kidnapping and a fifth individual who may be the suspect in the abduction. The following information provides descriptions of the individuals involved and we would appreciate any information that would aid in locating them.

Esteban Lopez
Described as a 28-year-old male Hispanic standing at 5 feet 8 inches and weighing
180 lbs. He has a tattoo of, "Lopez" on his chest

Liliana Lopez
Described as a 29-year-old female Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes, standing at 5 feet 2 inches, and weighing 135 lbs.

Jakob Cabrera
9-years-old

Steven Matthew Lopez
6-years-old

Stephana Lopez
5-years-old

Vehicles of interest are:

2007 Dark Grey Lexus 350 I.S, 4D, California license plate 7JOM377

1996 Lifted White Chevy Tahoe, black rims, California license plate 3RSR716




Esteban Lopez Liliana Lopez



1996 Chevrolet Tahoe (Lifted) 2007 Dark Grey Lexus 350 IS

** ACTUAL VEHICLE ** **NOT ACTUAL VEHICLE**



Anyone with information about the persons or vehicle of interest is asked to contact Robbery and Homicide Detective Chamberlain or Detective Arroyo at (213) 486-6840. 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.


Former LAPD Officer Arrested for Workers’ Compensation Fraud NR19275ti

Los Angeles: A former Los Angeles Police Officer was arrested today in the City of Manhattan Beach on a felony warrant for workers' compensation fraud.

Michael Simon, 39-year-old, of Redondo Beach, California, resigned from the Department in late 2016, after 12 years with the Department.

Investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department, Special Operations Division, working in partnership with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Healthcare Fraud Division, as well as the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, established probable cause to believe that Simon knowingly engaged in physical activities inconsistent with his claimed injury while off work on disability. Simon received pay and benefits that he was not entitled to. Simon was booked in Los Angeles County for one count of Grand Theft, a violation of California Penal Code, Section 487 (A), and two counts of Worker's Compensation Fraud, a violation of California's Insurance Code, Section 1871.4 (A) (1). Michael's booking number is 5768707 and his bail is set at 40,000 dollars.

The LAPD's Workers Compensation Fraud Unit was expanded in late 2008 to investigate workers' compensation fraud and other allegations involving abuse of benefits by City employees. The goal of the Department is to aggressively investigate fraud and abuse of benefits within the workers' compensation system. As of January 2018, the Workers' Compensation Fraud Unit has made six arrests of Department employees for workers' compensation fraud.