Crime

Warnings issued about mail thefts in WeHo, Wilshire area

By Edwin Folven, 9/03/2015

Authorities tell residents to take precautions

Law enforcement authorities have been dealing with an increase in mail thefts occurring countywide, and the city of West Hollywood has issued a warning to residents to take precautions to protect themselves. Sgt. Richard Bowman, of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, said the city has experienced mail thefts during the past several weeks, but he [...] [...more]

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Police need help identifying hit and run drivers

By Edwin Folven, 9/03/2015

Two motorists allegedly struck WeHo resident

Authorities in Beverly Hills are searching for the drivers of two vehicles who allegedly struck and killed a 58-year-old West Hollywood resident on Aug. 25 as he exited his vehicle. The hit and run occurred at approximately 10:55 p.m. in the 300 block of N. Crescent Drive, between Burton Way and Wilshire Boulevard. The victim, [...] [...more]

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Officers arrest suspect who entered victim’s home

By Edwin Folven, 9/03/2015

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division arrested a burglary suspect on Monday who entered a victim’s residence and fled after being confronted by the homeowner. The suspect, who police described as a transient in his 30s, allegedly entered a residence near Willoughby Avenue and Poinsettia Place at approximately 8 a.m. The homeowner [...] [...more]

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“Joker” convicted for interfering with a business on Hollywood Boulevard

9/04/2015

City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced the conviction of a man dressed as the “Joker” for disrupting business at a retail store on Hollywood Boulevard. “Millions of visitors come from around the world to Hollywood and my office is focused on making sure that their experience is a safe one,” Feuer said. On Aug. 27, [...] [...more]

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Police seek clues in solving homicide in West L.A.

9/03/2015

Investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau Homicide Division are searching for a suspect or suspects in a shooting that claimed a victim’s life in West Los Angeles. The incident occurred on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at approximately 8:30 p.m. The victim, Gregory Jackson, 30, was in the 3100 block of Canfield Avenue when [...] [...more]

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Wilshire Division auto theft detail arrests alleged burglar

By Edwin Folven, 8/27/2015

Patrol assigned to reduce vehicle-related crimes

Patrol officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division arrested an auto burglary suspect early Sunday morning who was targeting vehicles in the Fairfax District. The officers observed the suspect acting suspiciously near the corner of Melrose and Harper avenues on Aug. 23 at approximately 4 a.m., and watched him as he tried to [...] [...more]

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Suspects sought in clothing store burglaries

By Edwin Folven, 8/27/2015

Thieves are targeting high-end apparel retailers

Investigators are searching for a crew of burglary suspects wanted for break-ins at luxury clothing stores in the northeast area of the LAPD’s Wilshire Division along Robertson and Beverly boulevards, and Melrose Avenue. The most recent burglary occurred on Aug. 22 at approximately 12:30 a.m. at Intermix, an apparel retailer located at 110 N. Robertson [...] [...more]

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Collision involving LAPD patrol car results in minor injuries

By Edwin Folven, 8/20/2015

Civilian motorist allegedly turned left in front of officer

La Brea Avenue was closed for approximately four hours on Monday between 3rd and 6th streets after a collision between a motorist and an officer from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division. The incident occurred shortly after 7 a.m. at La Brea Avenue and 4th Street. The officer was driving south on La [...] [...more]

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Police search for suspects in homicide, stabbing

By Edwin Folven, 8/20/2015

Detectives believe incident was gang related

Police are searching for three men who are responsible for a homicide and the stabbing of two other victims that occurred on Aug. 15 at a restaurant and nightclub near Western and Melrose avenues. Police received 911 calls at approximately 12:30 a.m. about a shooting in front of the Little San Salvador Restaurant at 901 [...] [...more]

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Suspects arrested for robbery in West Hollywood

By Edwin Folven, 8/20/2015

One male adult and two male juveniles have been arrested for the Aug. 9 armed robbery of a victim on North Wetherly Drive in West Hollywood. The suspects were detained on Aug. 13 by a Beverly Hills Police Department officer who noticed they matched the description of suspects in the robbery and pulled their vehicle [...] [...more]

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