Thursday, August 29, 2013

Weekly Crime Report


There has been a series of Residential Burglaries developing in the West Los Angeles Area. The suspects typically will knock or ring the doorbell to verify if the resident is home. When there is no answer the suspects enter the side or rear of the residence and force entry by smashing the window or door glass to gain entry. Suspects are targeting the master bed and bath areas of the home and removing Jewelry and small electronics.
· ALARMS: Ensure that security alarms are in good working order and set when not at home whether leaving for 10 minutes or 10 hours.
· ALARM RESPONSE: Consider a private patrol alarm response to enhance your current alarm and security system. In many cases private patrols are already contracted in many neighborhoods or associations.
· SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS: Web based surveillance camera systems will allow homeowners to view and monitor activity from any smartphone or computer which are motion sensor activated and will alert your device when there is activity. They also lend valuable information and clues to the investigation.
· GATES: Ensure that all gates and access points to the side or rear of the residence are locked and secured.
· DOOR AND WINDOW LOCKS: Ensure that all doors and windows are locked and secured with sturdy secured locks and that there are second locking mechanisms securing all doors and windows as a second line of defense.
· MAKE IT LOOK LIKE YOU'RE HOME…Even when you're not.
· NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Monitor suspicious activities in your neighborhood and alert your neighbors. Should the activity escalate to a crime about to occur, crime in progress or crime that just occurred, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!
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NON-EMERGENCY: 1-877-275-5273
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Christopher Ragsdale
Senior Lead Officer
West Los Angeles Community Police Station
Office: 310-444-0741
Cell: 213-305-5895
900 block Malcolm Ave (Sidewalk) RD: 828. MO: On 8/28/13, at 2300 hours, the victim was walking on the sidewalk when he was approached from behind by the suspect. The suspect asked the victim for the time and as the suspect did so he spun the victim around grabbing the victim's backpack in the process. The suspect overpowered the victim and forced away his backpack. The suspect then left the location with the victim's backpack. Suspect: Male, Black, black eyes, 5'11" tall, 27-30 yrs old, wearing a beanie with a brim, and a black sweater
2300 block Gloaming Way. RD: 0809. MO: Between 08/14/13 and 08/28/13, suspect(s) removed rear window from an unoccupied residence removing jewelry and musical instruments.
10900 block Rochester Ave. RD: 0833. MO: Between 08/23/13, 1900 and 08/26/13, 1200 hours, suspect(s) pried apartment complex parking structure door and attempted to pry storage room door. No property loss.
1400 block Veteran Ave. RD: 0833. MO: On 08/26/13 between 0820 and 1730 hours, suspect(s) entered apartment by unknown means (possibly unlocked door) and removed a laptop.
10600 block Santa Monica Blvd. RD: 0834. MO: Between 08/25/13, 2030 and 08/26/13, 0800 hours, suspect(s) pried the rear window of a business and removed a cash register.
1700 block Westwood Blvd. RD: 0855. MO: On 08/26/13, at 0447 hours, the below suspect pried the business front door and entered the interior. No identified loss. Suspect: Male Black, 508 165 30's, bandana on BICYCLE.
Grand Theft Auto:
08-26-13 1200/1030 RD: 0833 Wilkins Ave/Midvale Ave. Street 2009 Kawasaki M/C
08-26-13 2050/0650 RD: 0855 1600 block Greenfield Ave. Sub Garage 2004 Subaru Forester
Burglary Theft from Motor Vehicle:
08-27-13 0800/0930 RD: 0834 1400 block Fairburn Ave. Street Iphone.
Grand/Petty Theft:
10500 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0834. MO: On 08/12/13, unknown suspect cut lock and removed bike from apartment parking structure.

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