Monday, September 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
Office: 310-444-0741
Cell: 213-305-5895

Current Trending Analysis:
Residential Burglaries: North of Wilshire Blvd. and Sunset Blvd. and adjacent hillside areas. Auto related crimes (Break Ins and Stolen Vehicles): South of Wilshire Blvd. between Sepulveda and Beverly Glen Blvd. 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!
Street Robbery:
10800 block Holman Ave. RD: 0855. On 9/14/14, at approximately 12:30 AM, suspects approached victims who sitting in a parked vehicle. The suspects produced a gun and demanded property. The victims complied out of fear. The suspects then fled northbound on Holman Ave.
Suspect Description: Male, Hispanic, 6-0, 175, 23 to 25 years. Weapon: Black Semi-Auto Handgun.

10800 block Lindbrook Dr. RD: 0828. On 9/5/14, at approximately 12:30 AM, suspect approached victim who was smoking a cigarette in front of his residence. Suspect produced a handgun and demanded the victim's cell phone. The victim complied out of fear.
Suspect Description: Male, Black, 6-2, 165, 18 to 20 years. Vehicle: 90-95 Tan Sedan.

10200 block Mossy Rock Circle. RD: 0807. On 9/18/14, between 12:00 PM and 11:10 PM, unknown suspect(s) unsuccessfully attempted to pry open a rear door to gain entry. No entry made.
11600 block Bellagio Rd. RD: 0805. On 9/16/14, at 11:40 AM, the suspect forced entry in a rear door. The suspect ransacked and removed property from several rooms. Suspect was confronted by resident and fled from the location. Victim called the police and suspect was apprehended and charged with residential burglary.
9900 block Liebe Dr. RD: 0807. On 9/16/14, at 11:00 AM, victim and witness were in the kitchen preparing for a brokers open. The suspect entered residence through an unlocked front door and entered the master closet of the residence. The victim entered the closet and observed the suspect who fled following a short struggle. The victim discovered jewelry was taken.
Suspect Description: Male, Asian, Black hair, 5-7, 160, 25-30 years, black glasses.
Vehicle: Newer Model Black Infiniti or Lexus with Paper Plates.

1800 block Heather Rd. RD: 0809. On 9/15/14, between 2:00 AM and 5:00 AM, suspect(s) entered unlocked residence and removed electronics.
11200 block Cashmere St. RD: 0815. Between 9/13/14, 5:00 PM and 9/14/14, 7:45 AM, suspect(s) opened unlocked garage to gain entry and removed handguns.
2000 block Stradella Rd. RD: 0806. On 9/10/14, between 4:15 AM and 4:25 AM, suspect(s) pried rear French door to gain entry and removed unknown property.
2900 block Hutton Dr. RD: 0808. On 9/9/14, between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM, suspect(s) entered residence via unlocked side window and removed cash and jewelry.
10500 block Wyton Dr. RD 0819. Construction site: Between 9/8/14, 3:40 PM and 9/9/14, 7:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) removed plywood door covering and removed tools.
1600 block Summit Ridge Dr. RD: 0808. On 9/4/14, at 12:55 AM. suspects entered unlocked construction site structure and removed tools.
400 block Loring Ave. RD: 0819. On 9/3/14, between 1:30 PM and 2:40 PM, suspect(s) entered residence through unlocked rear slider and removed jewelry.
Grand Theft Auto:
Westwood Blvd./Ohio Ave. RD: 0855. On 9/12/14, between 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) stole a 2004 Toyota Scion which was parked on the street.
10600 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0834. On 9/9/14, between 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) stole a 2014 BMW 328i which was parked on the street.
1200 block Glendon Ave. RD: 0833. On 9/9/14, between 4:30 PM and 12:15 AM, unknown suspect(s) stole a 1996 Honda Civic which was parked in a parking lot.

Burglary Theft from Motor Vehicle:
Rochester Ave/Selby Ave. RD: 0819. On 9/18/14, between 7:30 AM and 7:40 AM, unknown suspect(s) smashed window of vehicle parked on the street removed purse.
1400 block Camden Ave. RD: 0855. On 9/16/14, between 1:00 PM and 4:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) entered a subterranean garage and smashed a vehicle side window and removed money and an iPod.
11200 block Cashmere St. RD: 0815. Between 9/13/14, 8:00 PM and 9/14/14, 5:30 AM, unknown suspect(s) smashed window and removed alcohol from vehicle parked on the street.
11100 block Montana Ave. RD: 0815. Between 9/13/14, 9:00 PM and 9/14/14, 12:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) smashed window and removed a bicycle and car key from vehicle parked on the street.

1500 block Westwood Blvd. RD: 0855. On 9/4/14, between 12:00 AM and 12:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) entered unlocked vehicle and removed clothing from vehicle parked on the street.

1500 block Westwood Blvd. RD: 0855. On 9/4/14, between 12:00 AM and 12:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) removed clothing from the rear of a truck bed parked on the street.
10900 block Rochester Ave. RD: 0833. On 9/3/14, between 12:00 AM and 8:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered a subterranean garage and smashed a vehicle side window and removed a purse and clothing.
10600 block Kinnard Ave. RD: 0834. Between 9/2/14, 4:30 PM and 9/3/14, 8:30 AM, unknown suspect(s) pried window and removed baseball equipment and shoes from vehicle parked on the street.
1300 block Kelton Ave. RD: 0833. Between 9/2/14, 9:00 PM and 9/3/14, 9:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered parking garage, entered vehicle and removed tactical gear.
Grand/Petty Theft:
900 block Linda Flora Dr. RD: 0805. Between 6/17/14 and 9/18/14, a suspect known to the victim removed a bicycle and table from residence without permission.
1300 block Midvale Ave. RD: 0833. Between 9/16/14 and 9/17/14, unknown suspect(s) forced open bike lock and removed bicycle from apartment building parking lot.
1200 block Westwood Blvd. RD: 0833. On 9/17/14, at 4:20 PM, suspect pulled the victims backpack from her hand as she was placing down on the bus stop and fled with her property.

10200 block Santa Monica Blvd. RD: 0829. Unknown suspect(s) removed three checks from the victim's checkbook. One check was cashed in San Francisco.

1300 block Malcolm Ave. RD: 0834. On 9/16/14, at 7:15 PM, victim wired money to an unknown male suspect as a rental deposit to rent room that did not existent.

10800 block Ashton Ave. RD: 0833. Between 9/17/14 and 9/21/14, unknown suspect removed money from the victim's suitcase.
1000 block Westwood Blvd. RD: 0817. Between 7/26/14 and 8/17/14, suspect entered retail store on numerous occasions and removed cosmetic items. The suspect put the items in his backpack and fled the location without paying for item.
500 block Glenrock Ave. RD: 0837. Between 8/2/14 and 9/14/14, unknown suspect removed table vases while victim was out of town.
10600 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0834. Between 9/7/14 and 9/8/14, unknown suspect(s) removed the phone from backpack while backpack was used to hold open apartment door.
1300 block Westwood Blvd. RD: 0833. On 8/30/14, unknown suspect(s) removed unattended purse from salon.
1000 block Westwood Blvd. RD: 0817. On 8/29/14, at 3:00 PM, suspects removed skin care products from retail store.
10400 block Santa Monica Blvd. RD: 0829. On 9/3/14, at 6:50 PM, suspect removed a key used to remove security tags from merchandise. The key was on a cord at the counter and the suspect cut the cord.
1300 block Westwood Blvd. RD: 0833. On 9/3/14, at 3:15 PM, suspects filled a black duffle bag with merchandise and fled without paying.
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