Crime

LAPD seeks public assistance in identifying Park La Brea burglary suspect

7/03/2015

The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect involved in two incidents, an assault with deadly weapon and a residential burglary, that both occurred in the Park La Brea Apartments.   According to a news release from LAPD, the suspect entered a victim’s Park La Brea residence at approximately 1:40 [...] [...more]

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Rapper charged with assaulting off-duty officer

7/02/2015

A rap music artist known as “The Game” is facing charges of hitting and threatening an off-duty police officer during a basketball game on March 29, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. The defendant, Jayceon Terrell Taylor, 35, is charged with one felony count of making criminal threats and one count of misdemeanor [...] [...more]

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Former firefighter sentenced for assaulting woman

7/02/2015

A former Los Angeles city firefighter was sentenced on June 30 to 180 days in county jail for hitting a woman who cared for stray cats in a West Adams neighborhood, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Jose Sandoval additionally sentenced Ian Justin Eulian, 39, to three [...] [...more]

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LAPD holds DUI checkpoints over holiday

7/02/2015

The Los Angeles Police Department is warning motorists that driving under the influence checkpoints and saturation patrols will be held during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. From 2009 to 2013, the latest years from which statistics are available, nearly 40 percent of all traffic fatalities over the Fourth of July holiday involved impaired drivers. [...] [...more]

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LADWP employee charged with felonies

7/02/2015

A former audio-visual technician for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) has been charged with more than two dozen felony counts for allegedly misappropriating more than $4 million in public funds, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Thatcus Carl Richard, 64, of Moreno Valley, is charged with 27 counts, including [...] [...more]

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Suspected gang members charged with murder

6/25/2015

An adult male defendant and a juvenile have been charged with murder in the slayings of two cousins in Koreatown earlier this month, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Roberto Menjivar, 39, and Jonathan Roberto Orozco, 16, are charged with two counts of murder, with the special circumstance allegation of multiple murders. Both [...] [...more]

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Detectives ask public’s assistance finding murder suspect

6/25/2015

Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Northeast Division are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying suspects responsible for the murder of a 22-year-old man on June 8. The homicide occurred at approximately 4:15 a.m. in the 1700 block of North Vermont Avenue. An unidentified male victim was involved in a fight with [...] [...more]

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Defendant given 3 years for stabbing dog

6/25/2015

A 22-year-old defendant was sentenced on June 8 to three years in state prison for stabbing a dog that died later from its injuries, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.The defendant, Edwin Manuel Manzanarez, pleaded no contest last month to one count each of felony animal cruelty and misdemeanor assault. Deputy District Attorney [...] [...more]

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Woman charged for attacking tourist in Santa Monica

6/25/2015

A 39-year-old female defendant was charged on June 17 for attacking a female tourist who was sitting with her family at a coffee shop in Santa Monica. The defendant, Sara Christine Rizo, 39, of Redondo Beach, faces one felony count each of criminal threats and battery with serious bodily injury. Rizo pleaded not guilty to [...] [...more]

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Feuer continues crack down on nuisance properties

6/18/2015

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has filed a nuisance abatement lawsuit against the owner of an alleged gang stronghold in Watts known as a major hub for local street gang activity, shootings, gun possession and illegal drugs. The lawsuit is part of an effort by Feuer and law enforcement to rid neighborhoods of crime [...] [...more]

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