Crime Blotter and Weekly Update - LAPD SLO James Lavenson

West LA Senior Lead Officer James Lavenson of the LAPD

West LA Senior Lead Officer James Lavenson of the LAPD

Great news crime in our area is going down in our neighborhood.  We have made some great arrests and are working on some cases with detectives.  The WLA Community Coalition is gaining some traction, the LA Conservation Corps with the help of Greg E., cleaned up the Bundy Triangle.  This was going to be a one day job that turned into three long days.  Thank you to Mr. Banks and the LA Dept. of Sanitation for assisting in this endeavor, simply awesome.

As the newest SLO to WLA, my plate has been full and very rewarding.  The Special Olympic Torch Run was a huge success, we raised some money and showed our support. 

I have been asked and told to put on a carnival here in WLA.  Nobody can seem to remember when the last one was, not sure I was born yet, LOL.  This carnival is going to be awesome, with the great support of our community.  We are going to close Pico between Barrington & Bundy July 14, 15, 16th.  I am selling prepaid carnival ride tickets, I would love to bring the tickets to my religious institutions, businesses and parks.  These tickets will get you on any ride for 1 ticket, the deal ends when the carnival begins.  You can contact me for tickets or come by the station on Butler to purchase, your kids are going to love this.

Yes LAPD and I will be on hand for the entire event, a great chance to catch up.  This eventis going to benefit our at risk youth in WLA and support some much needed station improvements and equipment for your hard working men and women who Protect and Serve your community.



1500 Beloit Ave 6-14- 17 11:10 A.M

Suspects removed package from the victim’s front door, and fled the location.


1400 S. Westgate Ave. 5-24- 17 7:00 A.M 5-25- 17 7:00 P.M

Suspect entered the open front door and removed victim’s property.

11200 W. Olympic Bl. 1-21- 17 - 6-14- 17

Suspect entered the victim’s storage unit and removed property.


1660 Sawtelle Bl. 5-8- 17 11:00 A.M - 5-26- 17 3:30 P.M

Suspect removed property from the victim’s unlocked vehicle.

1400 S. Saltair 6-17- 17 10:00 P.M - 6-18- 17 9:50 A.M

Unknown suspect(s) removed the tires from the victim’s vehicle. The vehicle was parked in an underground garage. The vehicle was left on milk crates after the tires were stolen.

1300 Brockton Ave. 6-14- 17 7:17 P.M - 6-15- 17 5:30 A.M

Suspect(s) removed property from the victim’s unlocked vehicle.

1700 Colby Ave. 6-8- 17 10:00 P.M - 6-10- 17 9:30 A.M

Suspects entered the victim’s parking garage and removed the wheels and rims from the victim’s vehicle.


1600 Brockton Ave. 6-12- 17 10:00 P.M - 6-13- 17 8:00 A.M

Suspect cut the victim’s cable lock and removed the bike and fled the location.

1700 Purdue Ave. 6-13- 17 11:00 A.M - 12:30 P.M

Suspect entered the victim’s parking garage and fled the location with the victim’s bike.

2400 Purdue Ave. 6-9- 17 10:00 P.M - 6-11- 17 Noon

Suspect(s) entered the victim’s underground parking garage and cut the bike lock. The suspect fled the location with the victim’s property.


Tennessee & Sawtelle

Two individuals were arrested for possession of narcotics.

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