Friday, October 10, 2008

LAPD Community Alert - 10-10-08


Please remain vigilant to activity and people in our neighborhood. If you see what you believe may be a crime in progress, call 911! If you see other suspicious activity, notify the Los Angeles Police Non-Emergency number at 1-877-275-5273. Forward any suspect information to me via e-mail or phone, so I can verify appropriate follow-up was conducted. Please record the date, time, type of activity, suspect(s) descriptions, and the description of any involved vehicles with accurate license plate information. Video cameras are great for capturing much of this information!

Senior Lead Officer Christopher Ragsdale

West Los Angeles Community Police Station

Office: 310-444-0741 Cell: 213-305-5895 Email:

Street Robbery: (Arrests Made)

1500 block Beverly Glen Bl (RD 829). 10/6/08, at 1915 hours, Suspect #1 approached the victim and pointed a handgun at the victim's stomach and stated, "Give me your money or I will shoot you." The victim handed his money to suspect #1 who ran to a vehicle parked on Woodruff with Suspect #2 inside. The suspect fled in unknown direction. Suspect #1: Male Black Blk Bro 5-9 160 18-19 yrs, blue skull cap, blue long sleeve shirt. Suspect #2: Male NFD (Driver of suspect vehicle). Weapon: Blue steel semi-automatic handgun. Vehicle: 2005-06 Toyota Corolla 4-door Aqua Green. Property Taken: $120 in cash

Westholme & Wilshire Bl (RD 834). 10/6/08, at 1920 hours, as the victim walked past the suspect vehicle, suspect #1 exited and approached the victim. The suspect was armed with a handgun in his front waistband and stated, "Give me your money." The victim handed his money to suspect #1, who ran back to the vehicle where suspect #2 was waiting behind the wheel. The suspects fled in the vehicle.

Suspect #1: Male Black Blk Bro 5-9 160 16-19 yrs, dark bandana, dark sweater, and dark pants. Suspect #2: Male Black NFD (Driver of suspect vehicle). Weapon: Blue steel semi-automatic handgun. Vehicle: 2005-06 Toyota Corolla 4-door Blue/Green. Property Taken: $4.00 in cash.

1200 block Roberto Lane (RD 806). 10/5/08, at 2340 hours, the suspect confronted the victim on the street and stated, "Empty your pockets." The suspect then punched the victim on the left side of the head. The victim removed his cash, school ID, and cell phone from his pockets and gave it to the suspect. The suspect fled on foot. Suspect: Male Black Blonde dyed hair Bro eyes 5-7 170 17 yrs baggy blue jeans, gry sweat shirt. Weapon: Bodily Force. Property Taken: Cell phone, $40 cash, school Id. ($25 in cash recovered at scene).

Wilshire Blvd./Westwood Blvd. RD: 833. 10-02-08, 1800 hrs. Location: Suspect(s): Male, Black, 508, 160, 25 yrs, black hat, blue bandana, black shirt, dark blue pants. Suspect approached victim from behind and stated, "Are you banging?" Suspect then advised victim that the red hat victim was wearing was offensive. Suspect then pulled up his shirt and stated, "I got a heater." Victim did not see a gun, however, he became fearful of the suspect and apologized for offending the suspect. The suspect then stated, "I showed you a heater for a reason, now give me all of your money and Ipod." Victim complied, at which point the sus pect fled on foot.

UCLA formed a robbery detail on 10/07/08, TUE, to target the robbery series suspects who committed numerous robberies near the UCLA campus and two other WLA robberies on 10/06/08. The suspects were discovered and arrested when observed committing a robbery in progress.


2000 block Stradella, RD 0805. MO: Construction site. Between 10/03/08 at 1530 and 10/06/08 at 0535, suspect(s) cut Conex container locks, removed tools.

600 block Stone Canyon Rd. RD 0806. MO: Construction site. Between 10/01/08, 1645 and 10/02/08, 0630, suspect(s) cut multiple storage containers, removed tools.

9700 block Oak Pass Rd. RD 0808. MO: Construction Site. Between 09/25/08, 1730 and 09/26/08, 0600, suspect(s) removed lock from Connex container, removed tools and copper.

Grand Theft Auto:

10-05-08, 1345/1645. RD 0829 1200 block Woodruff Ave. 65 Mustang

09-28-08, 1500/1700. RD 0816 500 block Landfair Ave. 03 Toyt Camry

10-02-08, 0900/1000. RD 0816 Landfair/Ophir 91 Toyt MR2

10-03-08, 1015/1215. RD 0833 Wilkins/Midvale 95 Mazda 626LX

09-27-08, 2200/0720. RD 0805 11800 block Bel Terrace 08 BMW 528I

09-27-08, 1800/1115. RD 0837 600 block Levering 07 Vespa Scooter

09-26-08, 2030/1130. RD 0855 1500 block Malcolm Attempt GTA 69 Buick Skylark

Burglary Theft from Motor Vehicle:

10-4-08, 1930/2300. RD 806 1100 block Roberto Ln. Currency, Phone charger

10-5-08, 2220-0820. RD 833 10900 block Ohio Ave. Nav system, Ipod

10-05-08, 2220/0830. RD 0833 10900 block Ohio Ave. Sub Garage/Susp removed GPS

10-04-08, 1700/0200 RD 0819 10200 block Charing Cross Rd. Street. Unk Stereo

10-05-08, 0230/0700 RD 0805 15500 block Collina Driveway Susp removed GPS

09-30-08, 1150/1000 RD 0829 1300 block Warnall Ave. Street Susp removed car cover

09-30-08, 1730-0700 RD 0805 900 block Moraga Dr driveway/unlocked/cell/ I-Pod adapter

09-25-08, 2000/0800. RD 0815 400 block Sepulveda Blvd. Garage/Forced/Radio

09-27-08, 0030/0930. RD 0855 Veteran/Massachusetts Street/Unk/Cash

Road Rage:

Wilshire Bl./Westwood Bl. RD 817. Victim, bicyclist, reported suspect drove his car along side him and stated, "Fuck you, you need to get over." Victim stated he "could tell that the suspect did not like cyclists." Suspect then drove his vehicle "directly" at victim, striking his bicycle's pedal. Suspect fled in his Vehicle.


Grand Theft: (Arrest Made)

Massachussetts Ave/Selby Ave. Victim: City of L.A. 2 Suspects arrested in connection to this crime. Ofcrs responded to Selby & Massachusetts and observed defts & wits in SUV. Ofcrs observed the stop sign bent down to the pavement. Deft.#1 was observed getting out of the driver's seat. Vandalism and possible H&R CPI investigation was conducted. Deft #1 stated that they returned to "get the sign". Deft #1 also said that Deft # 2 was driving at the time of the incident. Estimated damage: $450


8-24-08 400 block Landfair Ave. (original crime loc 459/GTA) Susp: Maynor, Michael Charge: 10851 VC. Bkg# 1653488, (on probation in Utah for vehicle theft). Suspect burglarized a house, took the keys, and then stole the vehicles.