Crime Briefing for West LA This Week
2500 Sawtelle Bl. 3-10-18 8:20 P.M
Suspect(s) broke the lock to the victim’s storage unit. The suspect ransacked and removed property then fled the location with said property.
1900 Purdue Av. 3-15-18 3:25 P.M & 4:55 P.M
Suspect(s) entered the victim’s business via unknown means as it it unknown if the business was properly secured. Suspect fled the location with the victim’s property un an unknown direction.
2300 Amherst Ave. 3-14-18 5:00 A.M & 8:00 A.M
Suspect(s) removed property from the victim’s unlocked garage. The suspect left the location with utilities including a washer & dryer, refrigerator ect. The suspect left the location in an unknown direction with the victim’s property.
11600 La Grange Ave. 12-1-17 12:01 A.M & 3-5-18 12:01 A.M
Suspect(s) cut the lock to the victim’s storage unit and removed numerous items. The suspect left the loction with the victim’s property.
Suspect(s) entered the victim’s apartment, ransacked and took property. The suspect fled the location in an unknown direction with the victim’s property. The above accurred while the victim was sleeping in the bedroom.
11800 Mississippi Ave. 3-12-18 11:45 P.M & 3-13-18 12:45 A.M
Suspect entered the business via unknown means and placed two laptop computers in a computer bag. The suspect was confronted by two members of a cleaning crew, they confronted the suspect in the driveway outside of the building. They chased the supect to Mississippi & Armacost, the suspect discarded the bag with the property and removed his mask. They continued to chase the suspect on foot, catching him where a physical altercation ensued as they attempted to restrain the suspect. During the altercation the suspect’s black hoody was removed and an unknown number of punches were exchanged between the three. The suspect was able to escape, as the cleaning crew returned to the business and waited for the police.
A few things noteworthy of this incident, most importantly this was admirable on behalf of the cleaning crew. However, I do not advise chasing any suspect(s) for a number of reasons. This is a property crime, and the property can be replaced. It is unknown if the suspect has a driver, layoff person, or partner in the vicinity. It is unknown if the suspect is armed, and the state of mind. It is not worth the risk of getting injured or worse during a crime in progress. Please be a good witness, get discritptions of any suspect’s, vehicle and anything else noteworthy. Video survielence is always beneficial. With that being said, I will advise the cleaning crew that their beloved LAPD is hiring.
BURGLARY/THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE
11400 W. Olympic Bl. 3-8-18 8:00 A.M
Suspect(s) smashed the rear window to the victim’s vehicle and removed a purse on the seat. The suspect fled the location in an unkown direction with the vistim’s property.
1500 S. Westgate Ave. 3-11-18 2:00 A.M & 2:00 P.M
Suspect(s) entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and removed property. The suspect removed property and fled the location.
1500 Barry Ave. 3-10-18 6:45 A.M
The suspect (Identified) was seen on video breaking the window. The suspect removed property and fled the location with the victim’s property.
11800 Mississippi Ave. 3-12-08 10:30 P.M & 11:59 P.M
Suspect gained entry into the victim’s unlocked vehicle. The suspect fled the location with the victim’s property.
11400 W. Olympic Bl. 3-8-18 8:00 A.M & 8:50 A.M
Suspect(s) smashed the rear passenger window with an unknown object and removed the victim’s purse from the vehicle.
Barrington Ave. & Nebraska Ave. 3-14-18 5:15 A.M
Suspect removed the victim’s gas cap while attempting to steal gas from the vehicle. The suspect was confronted by the victim and fled the location.
1700 S. Carmelina Ave. 3-14-18 3:00 A.M & 4:00 A.M
Suspect(s) removed property from the victim’s unlocked vehicle. The vehicle was parked in the driveway.
1600 Butler Ave. 3-16-18 10:30 P.M & 3-17-18 6:00 A.M
Suspect(s) smashed the victim’s front driver side window with a brick and removed US Currency.
1300 Brockton Ave. 3-15-18 10:00 P.M & 3-16-18 8:00 A.M
Suspect(s) smashed the victim’s vehicle window and removed a laptop computer amoung other items.
1300 Brockton Ave. 3-15-18 10:00 P.M & 3-16-18 7:45 P.M
Suspect(s) smashed the victim’s passenger window and removed property from the vehicle.
1800 Sawtelle Ave. 3-13-18 10:00 P.M & 3-14-18 10:00 A.M
Suspect(s) entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and removed property from the vehicle.
1700 Sawtelle Ave. 2-19-18 8:00 A.M & 3-14-18 5:00 P.M
Suspect(s) smashed the passenger side window with an unknown object. It does not appear that any property was taken.
1400 Barry Ave. 3-15-18 6:00 A.M & 9:00 A.M
Suspect(s) removed the lock that was securing a bicycle at an apartment building. The suspect fled the loction with the victim’s bicycle.
1500 Armacost Ave. 3-7-18 1:00 P.M & 1:45 P.M
Suspect(s) removed the victim’s bicycles that was unsecured outside the walkway of the residence. The suspect fled the location with two the victim’s bicycles.
Pico Bl. & Westgate Ave. 3-14-18 6:00 P.M & 7:40 P.M
Suspect(s) used an unknown type of tool to cut the victim’s bicycle lock. The suspect left the location with the victim’s bike.
11300 Santa Monica Bl. 3-15-18 1:10 P.M
Suspect(s) removed the victim’s unlocked and unsecured bicycle and fled the location with the bike.
Exposition Bl @ Granville Ave. 3-21-18 1:45 A.M
Two suspects were arrested for Residential Burglary. The suspects were in possession of stolen property and burglary tools. This is an ongoing investigation and is proceeding to our judicial system, this is reason for such limited information.
It would be a great idea to continue to support our “Hide it, Lock it, Keep it” program. For your residence it may be prudent to utilize any security system, video survielence cameras, motion censor lighting and of course securing all gates, doors and windows.
La Grange Ave. @ Corinth Ave. 3-14-18 3:00 A.M
Suspect was arrested for stealing lumber from a construction site.