Friday, September 5, 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
Office: 310-444-0741
Cell: 213-305-5895
Current Trending Analysis:
Residential Burglaries: Around Westwood and adjacent areas and Hillside areas. Auto related crimes (Break Ins): Around Westwood and adjacent neighborhoods. Package Thefts appear to be trending throughout the area. Packages being delivered and left unattended in accessible areas are being stolen.

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!
Attempt Street Robbery:
10900 block Santa Monica Blvd. RD: 0855. On 8/29/14, at 7:00 PM, the suspect approached victim who was seated in her car and asked if she could spare any change. When the victim responded that she didn't have any change, the suspect demanded money and threatened to shoot the victim. The victim in fear for her life drove away. Suspect: Male, Hispanic, Black hair, approximately 5'07", 25 to 30 years, Blk/Wht stripped shirt, black backpack

Estes Robbery:
1700 block Westwood Blvd. RD: 0855. On 8/29/14, at 7:10 PM, the suspect entered grocery store and selected can of beer. The manager asked the suspect to leave after the suspect was observed pouring the beer into a clear bottle. The suspect reached into his backpack and partially pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun. The manager, in fear for his life allowed the suspect the leave the store. Suspect: Male, Hispanic, Black hair, 5'07", 130 lbs., approximately 20 years, Green top with black and white stripes, jeans, and black backpack. Related to above incident.
600 block Loring Ave. RD: 0819. Between 8/30/14, 12:00 PM and 9/02/14, 12:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) entered via unlocked front door and removed cameras.
15400 block Hamner Drive. RD: 0805. On 8/29/14, between 7:30 AM and 4:10 PM, unknown suspect(s) smashed bathroom window to gain entry and removed cash and i-phone.
2600 block Beverly Glen Blvd. RD: 0807. Between an unspecified date range ending 8/30/14, at 3:15 PM, unknown suspect(s) entered via unlocked side window and removed jewelry.

10800 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0828. On 8/27/14, between 8:15 AM and 6:30 PM, suspect(s) forced apartment front door open and removed purse and jewelry.
1500 block Midvale Ave. RD: 0855. On 8/31/14, at 12:30 PM, suspect(s) smashed rear slider to gain entry and removed coins.
200 block S. Beverly Glen Blvd. RD: 0811. Construction site. Between 8/25/14, 6:00 PM and 8/26/14, 7:15 AM, unknown suspect(s) pried rear garage door and removed tools.
1500 block Bel Air Road. RD: 0806. Between 8/22/14, 1:00 PM and 8/25/14, 1:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) entered residence by unknown means and removed necklace.
1300 block Warner Ave, RD: 0829. Between 8/24/14, 3:00 PM and 8/25/14, 9:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) forced open rear door and removed shop light from garage.
10700 block Massachusetts Ave. RD: 0855. Between 8/24/14, 2:20 PM and 8/25/14, 8:35 AM, unknown suspect(s) opened garage door and removed bike.
10700 block Wellworth Ave. RD: 0834. On 8/22/14, between 12:20 PM and 1:25 PM, unknown suspect(s) removed screen from upstairs window and removed i-Pad.
1000 block Glendon Ave. RD: 0817. On 8/22/14, 2:00 AM, suspect used key to enter residence and remove cash from register. Suspect: Male, unknown, 507 130, white hoodie.
1500 block S. Beverly Glen Blvd. RD: 0829. Between 7/1/14, 12:00 AM and 8/15/14, 9:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) forced apartment building storage room door and removed US Currency, jewelry and bags.

Grand Theft Auto:
10900 block Chalon Road. RD: 0805. Between 8/23/14, 6:30 PM and 8/24/14, 5:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) removed 2011 Caterpillar Bobcat from construction site.

100 block S. Glenroy Ave. RD: 0815. Between 8/22/14, 10:00 PM and 8/23/14, 10:40 AM, unknown suspect(s) removed 1992 Mazda Miata that was parked on the street.
Burglary Theft from Motor Vehicle:
10400 block Wellworth Ave. RD: 0834. Between 9/2/14, 7:00 PM and 9/3/14, 8:30 AM, unknown suspect(s) removed Airbag and sideview mirrors from Merz 550GL parked on the street.
1600 block Veteran Ave. RD: 0855. Between 8/31/14, 11:00 PM and 9/1/14, 10:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) removed license plate from 1998 Lexus which was parked on the street.
1400 block Midvale Ave. RD: 0833. On 8/29/14, between 4:00 PM and 9:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) removed IPOD, GPS, and wallet from vehicle parked in subterranean garage.
1700 block Selby Ave. RD: 0855. Between 8/26/14, 8:15 AM and 8/27/14, 7:15 AM, unknown suspect(s) removed garage door opener from vehicle parked in subterranean garage.
1600 block Westholme Ave. RD: 0834. Between 8/27/14, 6:00 PM and 8/28/14, 8:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) pried open window and removed money and a hard drive from vehicle parked in subterranean garage.
2600 block Franklin Cyn. RD: 0809. On 8/9/14, between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) pried open window and removed compact discs from vehicle parked in park trail parking lot.
1600 block Westholme Ave. RD: 0834. Between 8/27/14, 8:00 PM and 8/28/14, 8:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) pried open window and removed Hard Drives and Garage Remote from vehicle parked in subterranean garage.

1700 block Selby Ave. RD: 0855. Between 8/27/14, 5:30 PM and 8/28/14, 8:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) removed Garage Door Opener from vehicle parked in subterranean garage.
10700 block Wilkins Ave. RD: 0834. Between 8/26/14, 9:00 PM and 8/27/14, 7:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) smashed window and removed clothing from vehicle parked on the street.
11000 block Massachusetts Ave. RD: 0855. Between 8/24/14, 7:30 PM and 8/25/14, 8:15 AM, unknown suspect(s) removed glasses and vehicle registration from vehicle parked in subterranean garage.
Grand/Petty Theft:
1600 block S. Sepulveda Blvd. RD: 0855. Between 8/13/14, 10:30 AM and 8/14/14, 1:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) entered school office during business hours and removed cash from unsecured desk drawer.

11000 block Massachusetts Ave. RD: 0855. On 9/2/14, between 8:30 AM and 9:15 AM, unknown suspects(s) removed unsecured bicycle from apartment garage.

900 block Linda Flora Drive. RD: 0805. (Theft by Trickery). On 8/27/14, between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM, Victim (92 year old male) received a caller claiming to be NYPD officer claiming the victim's grandson was arrested on a narcotics charge and convinced victim to purchase $4,500 worth of MoneyPak Cards & gave numbers to caller as bail amount.
10700 block Holman Ave. RD: 0855. Between 8/28/14 and 8/29/14, unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's apartment garage and cut the lock securing bicycle, removing the bike.
1100 block Manning Ave. RD: 0828. Between 8/29/14 and 8/30/14, unknown suspect(s) entered victim's unsecured home and stole victim's prescribed medication.
Westwood Blvd. and Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0855. On 8/27/13, between 1:00 PM and 1:10 PM, suspect removed victim's property from the sidewalk, placed it in his vehicle and fled the location.
10700 block Bellagio Road. RD: 0806. Theft by Trick. On 8/28/14, at 10:30 AM, Victim (70 year old male) wired unknown suspect $4,000 in Green Dot Money Cards to prevent wife from being arrested.

10400 block Santa Monica Blvd. RD: 0829. On 8/26/2014, at 12:30 PM, suspect entered store, removed backpack from display and left without paying.

800 block Levering Ave. RD: 0838. Theft by Trick. On 8/21/14, 12:00 PM, Victim (24 year old male student) contacted suspect (Female, NFD) via website in regards to an apartment for rent in New York in order to attend school there. Suspect advised Victim to transfer funds to her bank account. Victim later discovered website was fraudulent & Suspect refused to refund Victim's money.
1700 block Westwood Blvd. RD: 0855. On 8/25/14, between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) removed Victim's (81 year old female) unattended purse from bus bench in front of market. Victim's purse was returned to her residence and victim discovered her jewelry missing from her purse.
10900 block Weyburn Ave. RD: 0817. On 8/21/14, between 4:30 PM and 6:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) removed beauty supplies from work station.

1300 block Midvale Ave. RD: 0833. On 8/7/14, 12:10 PM, suspect (tenant) was observed removing delivered FEDEX package from the apartment lobby area.

10800 block Weyburn Ave. RD: 0817. On 8/21/14, at 11:30 AM, suspect (store employee) removed cash during the course of duties by concealing it in her s
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