Tuesday, November 4, 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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Current Trending Analysis:
Residential Burglaries: Between Wilshire Blvd. and Santa Monica Blvd., and North of Sunset Blvd. and adjacent hillside areas. Auto related crimes (Break Ins and Stolen Vehicles): North and South of Wilshire Blvd. between Sepulveda and Beverly Glen Blvd. and North of Sunset Blvd. and adjacent hillside areas. Package Thefts appear to be trending throughout the area. Packages being delivered and left unattended in accessible areas such as a front porch or lobby area of a Condo or Apartment building 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 Series **Suspects Arrested 10/25/14**:
1000 block Hilgard Ave. RD: 0828. On 10/21/14, at 9:30 PM, the victim was walking southbound Hilgard Ave when suspect-1 approached her from behind and grabbed her purse. The victim struggled to keep her purse before falling to the ground. The suspect fled with the victim's purse to a waiting vehicle. Suspects described as two Male, African American, approximately 5'9", medium build, 20-25 years old.
Suspect Vehicle: 2000-2010 Beige 4 door Sedan, Partial Plate: 6EC----

900 block Tiverton Ave. RD: 0817. On 10/18/14, at 2:05 AM, victim was walking home from work carrying her purse. She was approached from behind by suspect-1 who pushed her down and took her purse. Suspect-1 then ran with the purse to a waiting vehicle. Suspect description Male, African American, Black hair, Brown eyes, 20's, wearing a Gray T-shirt, jeans, tennis shoes. Suspect-2 described as a Male, African American, 20's. Suspect Vehicle: Unknown make and model, 4 door, Silver sedan, with partial license "6------"
Malcolm Ave./Wellworth Ave. RD: 0833. 10/15/14, 4:15 PM, the victim was walking when she was approached from behind by suspect-1 who grabbed her purse. After a short struggle where the victim was knocked to the ground, the suspect over powered the victim and took her purse. The suspects fled in a vehicle driven by suspect-2. Suspects described as Male, African American, black hair, 6' tall, 170-180 lbs, 20-25 years, wearing light colored t-shirt, brown pants
Suspect 2:Male, African American, black hair, 20-25 years. Suspect vehicle: 2000-2008, tan LEXUS 4-door, partial License plate "6EZ----".

Street Robbery Arrest: On 10/25/14, uniformed UCLAPD Officers were on patrol in Westwood Village at Westwood Blvd. and Kinross Ave. Officers observed a possible vehicle described in the above robbery series along with the similarly described suspects inside the vehicle. Officers conducted an investigative stop and the suspects were subsequently arrested for outstanding warrants and 211 PC-Robbery. Following an investigation, the suspects were connected to additional robberies in other areas to include Beverly Hills.
9400 block Cherokee Lane. RD: 0809. On 10/27/14, between 8:30 AM and 7:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) smashed rear sliding glass door to gain entry and removed safe with jewelry.
10300 block Ashton Ave. RD: 0829. Between 10/25/14, 9:00 PM and 10/26/14, 12:30 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered apartment via unlocked rear window and removed jewelry and laptop.
10500 block Kinnard Ave. RD: 0834. On 10/25/14, between 10:00 PM and 11:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) entered residence via unlocked side window and removed computer, watch, and wallet.
10500 block Eastborne Ave. RD: 0834. On 10/22/14, between 6:00 AM and 7:35 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered unlocked guest house and removed bike and clothing.
2700 block Bottlebrush Drive. RD: 0807. Between 10/21/14, 6:00 PM and 10/22/14, 8:25 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered residence via unlocked front door and removed jewelry.
1200 block Woodruff Ave. RD: 0829. On 10/22/14, between 10:30 AM and 5:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) forced the residence side window and removed unknown property.
10500 block Holman Ave. RD: 0834. On 10/16/14, between 2:00 PM and 6:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) smashed rear window and removed jewelry.
2200 block Beverly Glen Blvd. RD: 0807. On 10/15/14, between 12:00 PM and 7:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) cut side window screen to gain entry and ransacked residence.
800 block Moraga Drive. RD: 0805. On 10/4/14, at 2:10 PM, below suspects entered office building garage by unknown means, opened doorway into building complex activating alarm. No property loss.
Suspects: (2) Males, no further description.

Grand Theft Auto:
11200 block Homedale Ave. RD: 0815. Between 10/24/14, 8:00 PM and 10/25/14, 10:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) stole a 2012 BMW 650I from the street.
9300 block Cherokee Lane. RD: 0809. Between 10/24/14, 8:30 PM and 10/25/14, 6:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) stole a 2014 Hyundai Sonata which was parked on the street.
Beverly Glen Blvd./Santa Monica Blvd. RD: 0829. On 10/19/14, between 6:00 AM and 10:05 AM, unknown suspect(s) stole a 1987 Toyota Camry from a parking garage.
10800 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0828. On 9/20/14, between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) stole a 2003 BMW 325 from apartment garage.
Burglary Theft from Motor Vehicle:
1200 block Midvale Ave. RD: 0833. Between 10/26/14, 11:45 AM and 10/27/14, 5:30 AM, unknown suspect(s) smashed side window and removed Briefcase.
11800 block Bel Terrece. RD: 0805. On 10/10/14, between 4:00 PM and 11:59 PM, unknown suspect(s) pried open vehicle window and removed Checks and backpack.
1400 block Malcolm Ave. RD: 0833. On 10/22/14, between 7:25 AM and 7:30 AM, unknown suspect(s) smashed side window and removed purse and money.
11200 block Montana Ave. RD: 0815. On 10/19/14, between 2:40 PM and 3:10 PM, unknown suspect(s) smashed side window and removed iPhone.
1300 block S. Sepulveda Blvd. RD: 0805. On 10/9/14, between 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) entered vehicle by unknown means and removed Laptop and money.
Grand/Petty Theft:
10900 block Weyburn Ave. RD: 0817. On 10/24/14, at 2:50 AM, two suspects removed the victim's computer and wallet which was sitting on the victim's vehicle.
10800 block Santa Monica Blvd. RD: 0855. Between 10/24/14 and 10/25/14, unknown suspect(s) removed jewelry from luggage inside motel room and fled in unknown direction.
1700 block Westwood Blvd. RD: 0855. On 10/25/14, at 3:15 PM, suspects distracted the victim and removed victim's cell phone from the kiosk. Two suspects were apprehended and one suspect fled in unknown direction. Cell Phone was recovered.

1200 block N. Chantilly Road. RD: 0806. Between 10/22/14 and 10/23/14, unknown suspect gained access to location by hopping the fence, disabling electrical alarm, and entering unsecured property and removing a First Aid Kit.

300 block Dalkeith Ave. RD: 0815. On 10/6/14, an unknown suspect(s) removed the victim's pool pump from backyard.

1500 block S. Beverly Glen Blvd. RD: 0829. Between 9/6/14 and 10/15/14, unknown suspect(s) removed power tools from a locked storage closet.

10900 block Kinross Ave. RD: 0817. On 10/11/14, at 12:45 PM, suspect entered the store and grabbed cash from the cash register and fled.
10300 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0829. On 10/20/14, a suspect called the victim and told her she owed $20,000.00 to the IRS. The victim was instructed to go to buy Money Pak's at CVS and 7-Eleven, and then provide the suspect with the codes to withdrawal the funds.

1000 block Gayley Ave. RD: 0817. Between 10/11/14 and 10/16/14, unknown suspect(s) cut the lock off of victim's bicycle and removed bicycle.

10600 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0834. Between 10/3/14 and 10/4/14, unknown suspect removed victim's unlocked bike from the patio.
500 block Midvale Ave. RD: 0837. Between 10/18/14 and 10/19/14, unknown suspect(s) removed victim's unsecured bike from parking structure .
1300 block S. Sepulveda Blvd. RD: 0855. On 10/16/14, unknown suspect(s) cut the padlock on the victim's locker and removed a wallet, I/D and cash.
10400 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0829. Between 10/13/14 and 10/15/14, unknown suspect(s) removed the Antique Pottery from apartment.
10900 Rochester Ave. RD: 0833. On 10/15/14, an unknown suspect cut the lock on the victim's bike and fled with the bike.

1500 block Camden Ave. RD: 0855. Between 9/5/14 and 10/5/14, the victim's jewelry was taken from bedroom.

10700 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0834. Between 10/13/14 and 10/14/14, the victim's roommate had a "guest" at their hotel and later discovered a cell phone and cash missing.
10900 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0833. On 10/14/14, unknown(s) suspect removed Credit Cards from a gym locker.

10700 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0828. Between 9/30/14 and 10/06/14, unknown suspect(s) removed iPhones from a secured storage area in apartment complex and fled with property in unknown direction.

600 block Nimes Rd. RD: 0806. On 10/7/14, between 1100 AM and 2:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) gained access to victim's safe during an open house and removed Jewelry.
10900 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0833. On 10/12/14, between 3:45 PM and 4:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) broke victim's lock on gym locker and removed Cash, I/D and Credit Cards
200 block N Carolwood Drive. RD: 0806. Between 10/11/14 and 10/12/14, unknown suspect(s) removed victim's iPhone from her purse.
1500 block Linda Crest Drive. RD: 0809. Between 9/14/14 and 9/28/14, unknown suspect(s) removed jewelry from plastic jewelry box which was stored in master bedroom.
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