Friday, August 22, 2014

LAPD Community Crime Report

West Los Angeles Area, Basic Car 8A29

Protect your home from Residential Burglary. A common MO that has been occurring is suspects who typically 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.
If you are home when someone knocks on the door or rings the doorbell, announce yourself to let them know that someone is home but do not open the door unless you verify who they are and you know the person at the door.
Another Burglary trend that has been occurring is construction thefts and break ins. Items of value being targeted are construction tools, equipment, appliances and building materials. If you observe after hours suspicious activity at a construction site or major remodel location, call 911 immediately!
The Los Angeles Police Department recommends the following tips to help secure your home and harden the target.
• 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.
• MOTION SENSOR LIGHTING: Install motion sensor lighting around your home to illuminate normally dark areas around the home. This will also alert residents to outside activity around the home when motion lights are activated.
• 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!
• SECURITY PATROLS: Consider after hours on site security at construction sites or major remodel projects. Many neighborhoods contract with private security patrols which monitor neighborhoods and can quickly respond to burglar alarm activations or reports of suspicious activity when they occur.

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Christopher Ragsdale
Senior Lead Officer
West Los Angeles Community Police Station
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Current Trending Analysis:
Auto related crimes (Burglary Theft from Vehicle, Grand Theft Auto) are occurring in Reporting Districts 0829, 0834 and 0855. (Boundaries: North: Wilshire Blvd., South: Santa Monica Blvd., West: Sepulveda Blvd., East: Beverly Glen Blvd.).

Package Thefts appear to be trending throughout the area. Packages being delivered and left unattended in accessible areas are being stolen. All deliveries should be delivered to a safe and secure location.
Protect yourself from becoming a victim and crime statistic. Ensure that you remove all visible items and valuables from inside of your vehicle. Your car, regardless of whether it's locked and secured or not, is not a safe or secure place to leave ANYTHING! Remember, Lock It, Hide It, Keep It!
200 block N. Glenroy Ave. RD: 0805. On 8/17/14, at 12:00 AM, the victim was standing on sidewalk in front of a house party on his phone. The suspect approached the victim and grabbed the phone and ran. The victim chased the suspect when he was approached by a second suspect who was armed with a semi-auto handgun and told victim to back away. Both suspects fled from location.
Suspect 1: Male, Hispanic, Black hair, 5'4" tall, 140 lbs, 18-19 years old
Suspect 2: Male, Hispanic, 6'5" tall, 20-24 years old

Assualt using a Vehicle:
10400 block Santa Monica Blvd. RD: 0829. On 8/18/14, at 4:30 PM, victim parked his vehicle blocking the suspect's vehicle in a parking lot. The suspect approached the victim inside a business where a confrontation occurred. Suspect entered his own vehicle and intentionally backed into victim's vehicle while victim was seated inside.

10700 block Ashton Ave. RD: 0834. Hotprowl. On 8/19/14, at 12:30 PM, suspects entered residence via unlocked rear slider door and removed laptop. Suspects fled when confronted by resident. Suspect Description:
• Male, African American, 5-10, 160, 20 years.
• Male, African American, 6-00, 160, 22 years.
• Male, African American, no further description.

200 block Bronwood Ave. RD: 0815. On 8/18/14, between 10:00 AM and 6:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) smashed side window to gain entry and removed jewelry.
600 block Kelton Ave. RD: 0816. On 8/17/14, between 12:30 AM and 7:45 AM, suspect(s) forced open apartment kitchen window and removed food from refrigerator.

Grand Theft Auto:
None Reported.
Burglary Theft from Motor Vehicle:
10600 block Kinnard Ave. RD: 0834. Between 8/19/14, 10:30 PM and 8/20/14, 9:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered vehicle parked on street and removed a power Inverter.
1400 block Camden Ave. RD: 0855. Between 8/18/14, 10:00 PM and 8/19/14, 7:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) removed outside door handle from 2005 Buick parked on street.
1700 block Warnall Ave. RD: 0829. Between 8/18/14, 11:00 PM and 8/19/14, 10:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered unlocked vehicle and removed a Briefcase and I-pad from vehicle parked on the street.
Grand/Petty Theft:
10400 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0819. Between 6/1/14 and 8/19/14, unknown suspect(s) removed Purses, Jewelry and Fur from closet at assisted living facility.
900 block Westwood Blvd. RD: 0817. On 8/14/14, between 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) removed the victim's wallet from her purse while it was unattended at victim's workplace.
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