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Multiple Sightings of Coyotes Roaming Wide Area, Neighbors Warned To Keep Pets Indoors.

In recent weeks there have been multiple reports of coyotes roaming area streets late at night.  From Plummer Park to Vista St, Willoughby, Gardner, Hampton, Sierra Bonita, Waring and many more.  Keep your pets indoors at night, if possible…

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Melrose Action Weekly Crime Report 10/11-10/18/2017

Keep Windows, Doors, Garages, and Yards Of Your Homes Locked and Secured. Keep Valuables Out of Your Cars And Lock Your Doors.

Here are the areas reported crimes from October 11th – 18th, 2017.  Serious crimes are indicated in red. Crimes are listed in order of occurrence with most recent being first along with incident number.  Use the incident number when contacting L.A.P.D. If you have any information about these crimes, contact LAPD Wilshire Detectives at (213) 922-8205. On “off” hours call the non-emergency LAPD number at 1-877-275-5273. Want to remain anonymous? Contact L.A. Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at their website at www.lacrimestoppers.org.  If a crime is occurring or you spot a potential suspect wanted in connection to a crime, always call 9-1-1 first.

It is critical if you have been a victim of a crime to please file a police report at our L.A.P.D. Wilshire Station located at 4861 Venice Blvd just west of La Brea Ave. Click or Tap to map it here

Our area’s community cop is L.A.P.D. Senior Lead Officer Inga Wecker – you can reach her usually during the week at (213) 793-0708 or email her at eniln1508567716o.dpa1508567716l@0851508567716731508567716

The next Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Crime and Public Safety is Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Blu Jam Cafe.

To see an archive of past crimes, please visit our website at www.melroseaction.com

500 BLOCK N. FULLER AVE • 10-17-2017 9:30 PM
HOME INVASION / ROBBERY/BURGLARY 

8200 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 10-15-2017 3:47 A
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) 

7500 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 10-16-2017 10:45 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

7500 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 10-16-2017 10:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

500 BLOCK N FAIRFAX AV • 10-16-2017 3:00 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

7000 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 10-14-2017 11:35 PM
ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON (ADW) – ::Gang Related Shooting 

800 BLOCK N FULLER AV • 10-14-2017 11:30 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

WARING AV & FULLER AV • 10-14-2017 11:30 PM
VEHICLE, STOLEN

7400 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 10-14-2017 7:45 PM
BURGLARY – ATTEMPTED 

7300 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 10-14-2017 1:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

7900 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 10-14-2017 11:00 AM
SHOPLIFTING – PETTY THEFT ($950 & under)

ROMAINE & MARTEL • 10-13-2017 11:45 PM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear)

8300 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 10-13-2017 9:45 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

7300 BLOCK WARING AV • 10-13-2017 12:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

600 BLOCK N SIERRA BONITA AV • 10-12-2017 7:25 PM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

7700 BLOCK ROSEWOOD AV • 10-12-2017 1:30 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

8100 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 10-11-2017 5:20 PM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear)
 

500 BLOCK N HAYWORTH AV • 10-11-2017 8:00 AM
BICYCLE – STOLEN

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West Hollywood Sheriff’s Weekly Crime Report October 9 – 15, 2017

October 9th
Nothing significant to report.

October 10th
Aggravated Assault – Knife
7700 block Santa Monica Blvd
10/10/2017 @ 1:30 pm. A man pointed a knife at a woman and threatened to kill her during an argument involving family members. #05539

Grand Theft (Suspect Arrested)
7100 Block Santa Monica Blvd
10/10/2017 @ 12:10 am. A woman removed clothing and cosmetics from display areas and left the store without payment. The suspect was arrested by store security. Loss $1K (recovered). #05528

Strong Arm Robbery (Suspect Arrested)
8200 block Sunset Blvd
10/10/2017 @ 8:00 pm. A man was walking NB on Harper near Sunset Blvd when a man approached and struck him in the face with a duffle bag. The suspect attempted to pull a gold necklace from the victim but was unsuccessful. Responding deputies located and arrested the suspect. #05524

October 11th
Grand Theft
1300 block N Laurel Avenue
10/11/2017 @ 1:52 pm. A man signed for a FedEx delivery that did not belong him. The package contained a laptop computer. Loss $3K. #05542

October 12th
Grand Theft
San Vicente Blvd / Santa Monica Blvd
10/12/2017 @ 1:30 am. An unknown suspect removed a bicycle and cell phone that was left momentarily unattended. Loss $1100. #05551

Vehicle Burglary
8400 block Sunset Blvd
10/12/2017 @ 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm. An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed a backpack containing a laptop computer, books, and $200 cash from the front floorboard. Loss $1160. #05564

Vehicle Burglary
1100 block Harper Avenue
10/12/2017 @ 8:10 pm – 9:50 pm. An unknown suspect smashed the back window and removed a duffle bag containing hockey gear and a backpack containing a tent from the rear storage area. Loss $800. #05568

Vehicle Burglary
Santa Monica Blvd / Harper Avenue
10/12/2017 @ 8:10 pm – 10:30 pm. An unknown suspect smashed the rear driver’s side window and removed a messenger bag containing a laptop computer from the rear floorboard. Loss $2K. #05569
Vehicle Burglary
1100 block Harper Avenue
10/12/2017 @ 7:45 pm – 10:45 pm. An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed two backpacks containing a laptop computer and sunglasses from the rear floorboard. Loss $2780. #05570

Vehicle Burglary
8800 block Cynthia Street
10/12/2017 @ 10:30 pm -12:00 am. An unknown suspect smashed the front passenger’s side window and removed a backpack containing a book and iPad from the front floorboard. Loss $800. #05575

October 13th
Aggravated Assault – Knife (Suspect Arrested)
8500 block Sunset Blvd
10/13/2017 @ 10:10 am. While holding a knife, a male transient hugged a child who was walking to the bathroom and prevented the victim from walking away. The suspect fled the scene but was located and arrested by responding deputies. #05580

Residential Burglary
8700 block Shoreham Drive
10/13/2017 @ 1:00 pm – 9:30 pm. An unknown suspect removed two watches from a jewelry box in the bedroom. No sign of forced entry. Loss $22K. #05616

Vehicle Burglary
Greenacre Avenue / Santa Monica Blvd
10/13/2017 @ 8:35 pm – 11:00 pm. An unknown suspect smashed the passenger’s side window and removed one backpack containing a laptop computer, $600 cash, medication, passport, and birth certificate, and a second backpack containing shoes from the front seat. A pair of sunglasses was taken from the center console. Loss $4K. #05591

Vehicle Burglary
8300 block Rosewood Avenue
10/13/2017 @ 9:00 pm – 9:45 am. An unknown suspect removed a sports bag containing soccer equipment and a cloth bag containing three crystal bowls from the trunk area. No sign of forced entry. Loss $1700. #05601

October 14th
Grand Theft
1000 block Kings Road
10/14/2017 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am. An unknown suspect removed a leaf blower that was left unattended.
Loss $1500. #05602

Vehicle Burglary
1000 block N Sweetzer Avenue
10/14/2017 @ 6:30 am. An unknown suspect removed a backpack containing tools from the interior. No sign of forced entry. Loss $1500. #05596

October 15th
Grand Theft
800 block Larrabee Street
10/15/2017 @ 8:00 pm – 7:00 am. An unknown suspect removed a laptop computer and iPad tablet from the front seat of the unlocked vehicle. Loss $1400. #05644

Armed Robbery (Suspect Arrested)
7100 Santa Monica Blvd
10/15/2017 @ 10:09 pm. A male transient took a pair of shoes and left the store without payment. When confronted by store security, the suspect pulled a knife from his pocket and threatened the victim. The suspect was arrested later that same evening by deputies. #05637

Vehicle Burglary
8200 block Sunset Blvd
10/15/2017 @ 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm. An unknown suspect smashed the trunk window and removed a backpack containing shoes and a purse from the trunk area. Loss $600. #05632

Address/Location
LASD – West Hollywood Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
780 N San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 310-855-8850

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Melrose Action Weekly Crime Report 10/5-10/11/2017

Reminder: Keep Windows, Doors, Garages, and Yards Of Your Homes Locked and Secured. Keep Valuables Out of Your Cars And Lock Your Doors. Report suspicious activity to the L.A.P.D.

If a crime is occurring or you spot a potential suspect wanted in connection to a crime, always call 9-1-1 first. If you see activity that is not an emergency, call the non-emergency LAPD number at 1-877-275-5273.

Here are the areas reported crimes from October 5th to October 11th 2017.  Serious crimes are indicated in red. Crimes are listed in order of occurrence with most recent being first. If you have any information about these crimes, contact LAPD Wilshire Detectives at (213) 922-8205. On “off” hours call the non-emergency LAPD number at 1-877-275-5273. Want to remain anonymous? Contact L.A. Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at their website at www.lacrimestoppers.org.

It is critical if you have been a victim of a crime to please file a police report at our L.A.P.D. Wilshire Station located at 4861 Venice Blvd just west of La Brea Ave.  Click or Tap to map it here

Our area’s community cop is L.A.P.D. Senior Lead Officer Inga Wecker – you can reach her usually during the week at (213) 793-0708 or email her here eniln1508567716o.dpa1508567716l@0851508567716731508567716.

Our next Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Crime and Public Safety is This Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Blu Jam Cafe.  See flyer below.

Sign Up for our MAPP Program This Saturday – Private Patrol Service – Click here for full info http://www.melroseaction.org/2017/10/11/melrose-action-private-patrol-program-sign-ups-this-saturday/
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8100 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 10-11-2017 5:20 PM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear)
Los Angeles Police Incident # 170716849

8400 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 10-9-2017 5:30 PM
SHOPLIFTING – PETTY THEFT ($950 & under)
Los Angeles Police Incident # 170716765

8500 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 10-9-2017 11:30 AM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Los Angeles Police Incident # 170716732

500 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 10-9-2017 8:30 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Los Angeles Police Incident # 170716763

500 BLOCK ALFRED ST • 10-8-2017 @ 11:00 PM
ASSAULT, NON-AGGRAVATED: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
West Hollywood Sheriff’s Incident # 017-05488-0972

FULLER & WARING • 10-8-2017 5:00 PM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear)
Los Angeles Police Incident # 170716716

700 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 10-7-2017 11:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Los Angeles Police Incident# 170716701

7500 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 10-7-2017 10:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Los Angeles Police Incident # 170716671

900 BLOCK N CROFT AV • 10-7-2017 10:00 PM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)
Los Angeles Police Incident # 170716687

OAKWOOD & GENESEE • 10-7-2017 4:30 PM
VEHICLE, STOLEN
Los Angeles Police Incident # 170716714

8500 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 10-7-2017 3:25 PM
SHOPLIFTING – GRAND THEFT ($950.01 & over)
Los Angeles Police Incident # 170716747

500 BLOCK N HARPER AV • 10-6-2017 9:00 PM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)
Los Angeles Police Incident # 170716727

10-6-2017 8:00 PM • 100 BLOCK N KILKEA DR
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)
Los Angeles Police Incident # 170716632

10-6-2017 3:30 PM • 7800 BLOCK MELROSE AV
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear)
Los Angeles Police Incident # 170716738

7600 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 10-5-2017 9:00 PM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear)
Los Angeles Police Incident # 170716587

700 BLOCK N FAIRFAX AV • 10-5-2017 1:40 AM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)
Los Angeles Police Incident # 170716560

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Melrose Action Weekly Crime Report 9/28-10/5/2017

Reminder: Keep Windows, Doors, Garages, and Yards Of Your Homes Locked and Secured. Keep Valuables Out of Your Cars And Lock Your Doors. Report suspicious activity to the L.A.P.D.

If a crime is occurring or you spot a potential suspect wanted in connection to a crime, always call 9-1-1 first. If you see activity that is not an emergency, call the non-emergency LAPD number at 1-877-275-5273.

Here are the areas reported crimes from September 28th – October 5th, 2017.  Serious crimes are indicated in red. Crimes are listed in order of occurrence with most recent being first. If you have any information about these crimes, contact LAPD Wilshire Detectives at (213) 922-8205. On “off” hours call the non-emergency LAPD number at 1-877-275-5273. Want to remain anonymous? Contact L.A. Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at their website at www.lacrimestoppers.org.

It is critical if you have been a victim of a crime to please file a police report at our L.A.P.D. Wilshire Station located at 4861 Venice Blvd just west of La Brea Ave.  Click or Tap to map it here

Our area’s community cop is L.A.P.D. Senior Lead Officer Inga Wecker – you can reach her usually during the week at (213) 793-0708 or email her here eniln1508567716o.dpa1508567716l@0851508567716731508567716.

Our next Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Crime and Public Safety is Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Blu Jam Cafe.  See flyer below.
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Melrose Area Crime Report 10/5-9/28/2017

8200 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 10-5-2017 2:15 AM
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

700 BLOCK N FAIRFAX AV • 10-5-2017 1:40 AM
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

700 N. BLOCK MARTEL AV • 10-4-2017 ABOUT 10:40 PM
RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

7800 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 10-3-2017 2:50 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

400 BLOCK N FAIRFAX AV • 10-3-2017 2:30 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

700 BLOCK N KINGS RD • 10-3-2017 2:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

800 BLOCK N VISTA ST • 10/3/2017 12 Noon
RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) ::2 Suspects Arrested::

500 BLOCK N KILKEA DR • 10-2-2017 11:00 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

300 BLOCK N HAYWORTH AV • 10-1-2017 11:00 PM
VEHICLE, STOLEN

MELROSE & POINSETTIA • 10-1-2017 5:00 PM
THEFT-GRAND (plain theft-grand) $950.01 & over (or $100 if fowl, livestock, produce, etc.)

MELROSE & LA BREA • 10-1-2017 4:00 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

FAIRFAX AV & ROSEWOOD • 10-1-2017 3:00 PM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – PETTY ($950 & under)

800 BLOCK N DETROIT ST • 10-1-2017 10:00 AM
RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

7700 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 9-30-2017 8:00 PM
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

400 BLOCK N EDINBURGH AV • 9-30-2017 4:30 PM
RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

MELROSE AV & FAIRFAX AV • 9-30-2017 3:00 PM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear)

700 BLOCK N SWEETZER AV • 9-30-2017 11:00 AM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – GRAND ($950.01 & over)

MELROSE AV & OGDEN AV • 9-30-2017 9:10 AM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

OGDEN & MELROSE AV • 9-30-2017 9:10 AM
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

7800 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 9-29-2017 8:00 PM
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

MELROSE AV & SPAULDING • 9-29-2017 7:30 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

MELROSE AV & FULLER • 9-29-2017 6:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

300 BLOCK N FAIRFAX AV • 9-29-2017 10:30 AM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

700 BLOCK N KINGS RD • 9-29-2017 7:50 AM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

FAIRFAX & OAKWOOD • 9-28-2017 6:30 PM
BRANDISHING WEAPON, EXHIBITING DEADLY WEAPON

FULLER & MELROSE • 9-28-2017 12:30 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

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Shopping For Security? What to Look For When Considering a Home Video Security System

Security-Camera-icon Home security cameras come in many types and have seemingly endless feature options. With so many different kinds of home security cameras available, deciding which one makes sense for your home can be a daunting task. The information in this guide will give you the knowledge you need to find the security camera or cameras that will help you keep your home and your family safer.

Types of Security Cameras

The simplest way to think about the types of security cameras is to break them down into two groups: indoor cameras and outdoor cameras. While each of these groups have different styles of cameras within them, those differences will become apparent when you compare features, so separating them further isn’t necessary. For instance, none of the cameras we talk about in this guide are dome cameras, not because dome cameras are of lower quality, but because they simply aren’t necessary for most home security camera systems.

Both types of security cameras are available as stand-alone units with monitoring apps or as part of subscription-based home security monitoring systems. In this guide, we compare the top indoor and outdoor security cameras as well as the combinations of cameras available through the top subscription monitoring services.

Important Security Camera Features

Below are some of the important features to keep in mind when comparing home security cameras.Motion Detection

Cameras with motion detection can send you notifications when the camera observes motion within its field of view. These notifications can alert you to suspicious activity so you can monitor the situation.

Field of View

Field of view refers to how wide an angle a camera can record. This is important because it will affect how many cameras you’ll need and where you should place them.

Sound

The sound feature can refer to your camera receiving sound via a microphone, emitting sound via a speaker, or both. Cameras with both can double as intercoms.

Resolution

Resolution defines how clear the image from your camera will be. A clearly visible image is very helpful when trying to identify faces or items in the images your camera records.

Wi-Fi Capability

A camera with Wi-Fi can communicate with your home network wirelessly, which can be very handy for installation, and is also less susceptible to being disabled because it doesn’t have wires that could be cut.

Night Vision

The distance from which your camera can record images in low- to no-light situations can have a great impact on its effectiveness because often criminal activity can happen at night.

Movement

A camera that can pan and/or tilt may be able to record a larger area than a static camera and therefore reduce the total number of cameras needed to observe a particular area.

Cost

Obviously, if a camera costs so much that you can no longer afford the valuables you’re trying to protect with it, then it doesn’t serve a purpose. Cost is a factor for every purchasing decision.

Indoor Cameras

Indoor Home Security Cameras

Indoor cameras are the cornerstone of a good home security system. We researched dozens of indoor home security cameras and found these to be a consumer’s best bet. The cameras in this chart have Wi-Fi capability and can be monitored online and on your smartphone via each cameras corresponding app.

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Vimtag Indoor Cam

Vimtag VT-361 PTZ Cloud Camera

The Vimtag VT-361 HD home security camera is a great investment for any homeowner. Along with the great range of motion and two-way talkback highlighted in the chart, the 361 has a 3x digital zoom function. This kind of control is rare among stand-alone cameras. The VT-361 has 720p resolution, and while that’s not the highest available, it’s still considered high definition, so you should have no problems with image clarity. The best part about this camera is the price—it comes in at just under $100. It also gets strong customer reviews on Amazon with an average rating of four stars from over 4,700 ratings.

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Nest Indoor Cam

Nest Cam Indoor

While the Nest Cam is one of the more expensive stand-alone home security cameras, it makes our spotlight for high resolution and its seamless integration with the rest of the Nest home automation suite. It has two-way talkback capability and an incredible 8x digital zoom. The Nest Cam doesn’t have any pan or tilt capabilities, but with its enormous 130º field of view, the motion isn’t as necessary. Although the Nest Cam costs nearly $200, you can find discounts for ordering multiple units at once. Its average customer rating on Amazon is four stars with over 5,600 ratings.

Outdoor Cameras

Outdoor Home Security Cameras

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Amcrest Outdoor Camera

AMCREST Qcam POE Bullet IP Camera

If a clear image is import to you, then the Qcam is the camera you want. With 1536p resolution, it tops any camera we reviewed in this guide. It also has a decent 70° field of view. It lacks the sound capabilities of other cameras, and it’s a stationary camera, which could make installation more difficult, but for pure visual quality, you can’t beat this camera. And, at just under $120, you’re getting a great value. The Qcam scored 3 stars on Amazon with sixty ratings.

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Zosi Outdoor Camera

ZOSI 960H

The ZOSI 960H makes our spotlight for one reason—price. At just over $20, it is by far the most affordable camera we reviewed. It also has a large field of view, 72°, and a night vision range of nearly twice what you’ll get with almost any other camera. The ZOSI 960H doesn’t have any movement capabilities, and its image resolution is very poor compared to other cameras in this guide. If you’re just looking for the lowest-priced home surveillance possible, this is the camera we recommend. With over 1,200 ratings on Amazon, the ZOSI 960H averages 3.9 stars.

Monitored Home Security Camera Systems

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One advantage of ordering a monitored system is that you don’t need to worry about the details of each specific camera because you can talk with the home security company’s representative for help picking the system with the appropriate cameras to accommodate your needs. Each company’s cameras will have the functionality to work best with its system, eliminating guesswork. Below you will find the home security monitoring services with the best camera and functionality combinations.

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Frontpoint Cam Package

Frontpoint Ultimate
Lower monitoring fee
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Frontpoint makes our spotlight for the great reputation its home security systems have among customers. The system has both indoor and outdoor camera options and also has pan and tilt capabilities on its indoor cameras. Frontpoint systems are all self-install systems. But, for anyone who needs a little help, Frontpoint offers installation tutorials for all its for all its components. Although the start-up costs for Frontpoint are high, the monthly monitoring fee is lower than most, so you can make up the difference over time. If you want a comprehensive home security system and good customer service, Frontpoint is the perfect choice.

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Vivint Cam Package

 

Vivint Smart Control
Under $65 per month
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Vivint offers the perfect balance of all the features you want from a home security monitoring system and a reasonable price. With multiple camera options and professional installation, Vivint gives you peace of mind in knowing that you have the equipment you need to properly monitor your home and that it has been installed correctly. This is the primary advantage of a monitored system in the first place. The one drawback to Vivint is the five-year contract, but as long as you’re happy with the service, that shouldn’t be an issue. The monthly monitoring charge is just under $55 and includes one camera. If you want a professionally installed system with lots of options, Vivint is the system you want.

 

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ADT Pulse Ca

ADT Pulse Video Service
Lifetime warranty
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We spotlight ADT for its low setup fee and lifetime warranty. With this stem-to-stern approach to ensuring the value of its service, ADT gives customers plenty of reason to sign up and a continuing reason to stick with the service. It also offers unlimited cloud storage. This could come in handy if your valuables go missing, but you don’t notice it until months or even a year later. With unlimited cloud storage, you may be able to find stored video of the theft. ADT Pulse has both indoor and outdoor cameras. The outdoor cameras will cost a little extra. If you’re a homeowner with no plans to move, ADT is a great choice because of the unlimited storage and the lifetime warranty.

Security Resource Center

What Is a Home Security Camera?

Although they come in a wide variety of sizes, image qualities, fields of view, and ranges of motion, home security cameras all perform one basic function—they provide a video image of what is occurring within their field of view. Cameras either show live action in real time or record everything for viewing later. Some camera systems even let customers monitor and control their security cameras online.

How Do Security Cameras Work?
Not only can home security cameras help catch burglars,but they can also actually help to stop the criminals before they become intruders. Cameras work as a deterrent when would-be burglars see them and decide breaking into your house isn’t worth the risk. With that in mind, keeping surveillance cameras clearly visible on your property is a good idea. You also want some hidden cameras because a determined burglar may try to block or disable cameras they can see. For more help assessing your property and determining the best combination of cameras for your needs, consult a home security expert from one of the monitoring companies spotlighted above.

Security Camera vs Surveillance Camera
While the terms are regularly used interchangeably, there is a slight difference between security cameras and surveillance cameras. The difference is whether a camera is passive or active. Surveillance cameras are passive. They observe and/or record whatever is happening in their field of view. Security cameras are active. They alert people to unexpected events within their field of view. This distinction can be very subtle or very large depending on the circumstances of a particular situation. For instance, if a surveillance camera sends a constant feed to a monitor that is continually viewed by a security guard, it is essentially functioning as a security camera because simply by viewing the feed from the camera the guard would be alerted to anything unexpected happening within the camera’s field of view. However, most modern security cameras have the ability to detect motion and send alerts to owners or authorities via text or email.

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Melrose Action Weekly Crime Report 9/22-9/28/2017

Reminder: Keep Windows, Doors, Garages, and Yards Of Your Homes Locked and Secured. Keep Valuables Out of Your Cars And Lock Your Doors. Report suspicious activity to the L.A.P.D.

If a crime is occurring or you spot a potential suspect wanted in connection to a crime, always call 9-1-1 first.
If you see activity that is not an emergency, call the non-emergency LAPD number at 1-877-275-5273.

Here are the areas reported crimes from September 22nd – 28, 2017.  Serious crimes are indicated in red. Crimes are listed in order of occurrence with most recent being first. If you have any information about these crimes, contact LAPD Wilshire Detectives at (213) 922-8205. On “off” hours call the non-emergency LAPD number at 1-877-275-5273. Want to remain anonymous? Contact L.A. Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at their website at www.lacrimestoppers.org.

It is critical if you have been a victim of a crime to please file a police report at our L.A.P.D. Wilshire Station located at 4861 Venice Blvd just west of La Brea Ave.  Click or Tap to map it here

Our area’s community cop is L.A.P.D. Senior Lead Officer Inga Wecker – you can reach her usually during the week at (213) 793-0708 or email her here eniln1508567716o.dpa1508567716l@0851508567716731508567716.

Scroll Down To See Posted Crimes and L.A.P.D. Wilshire’s Latest Crime Map
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FAIRFAX & OAKWOOD • 9-28-2017 6:30 PM
BRANDISHING WEAPON, EXHIBITING DEADLY WEAPON

FULLER & MELROSE • 9-28-2017 12:30 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

300 BLOCK N FAIRFAX AV • 9-27-2017 1:00 PM
THEFT FROM PERSON

8000 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 9-26-2017 2:00 PM
SHOPLIFTING – PETTY THEFT ($950 & under)

7300 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 9-25-2017 8:00 PM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – GRAND ($950.01 & over)

MELROSE & FAIRFAX • 9-24-2017 10:00 PM
VEHICLE, STOLEN

600 BLOCK N LA JOLLA AV • 9-24-2017 8:10 PM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

7300 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 9-24-2017 6:53 PM
THEFT FROM PERSON

7300 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 9-24-2017 2:55 PM
THEFT FROM PERSON

7300 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 9-24-2017 1:10 PM
ROBBERY – ATTEMPTED

FULLER & CLINTON • 9-24-2017 4:30 AM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear)

700 BLOCK N GENESEE AV • 9-24-2017 2:10 AM
THEFT-GRAND (plain theft-grand) $950.01 & over (or $100 if fowl, livestock, produce, etc.)

8100 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 9-23-2017 2:35 AM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

7600 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 9-22-2017 11:30 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

BEVERLY BL & FAIRFAX AV • 9-22-2017 2:30 PM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear)

600 BLOCK N SIERRA BONITA AV • 9-22-2017 2:00 PM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – PETTY ($950 & under)

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West Hollywood Sheriff’s Weekly Crime Report September 18-24th 2017

West Hollywood Station
Weekly Part 1 Crime Report
September 18th – 24th, 2017

September 18th
Residential Burglary
8600 block West Knoll Drive
*09/15/2017 (Late Entry) @ 5:08 PM. A man broke a French door window pane to gain access to the residence but was scared away by the homeowner. Loss $200 (window). #04999

Burglary (Suspect Arrested)
7700 block Hampton Avenue
09/18/2017 @ 8:40 PM.  A male suspect cut the lock and removed a bicycle from the sub parking garage. Responding deputies located and arrested the suspect in possession of the stolen bike. #05070

September 19th
Vehicle Burglary
600 block Flores Street
09/19/2017 @ 7:00 PM – 7:45 AM.  An unknown suspect used force on the driver’s side door to gain entry and removed an airbag from the steering wheel. Loss $2700. #05093

September 20th
Aggravated Assault – Other Weapon
500 block West Knoll Drive
09/20/2017 @ 11:33 AM.  A woman assaulted another women with her vehicle during a road rage incident. The victim was not injured. #05095

September 21st
Aggravated Assault –Gun (Suspect Arrested)
8400 block Melrose Avenue
09/21/2017 @ 11:27 AM.  A women entered a store and pointed a handgun at two victims.  The suspect knocked over a vase and picture frame from the display area and then left the store and walked away on Melrose Avenue.  Loss $150 (vase, picture frame, key chains). #05114

Aggravated Assault – Knife (Suspect Arrested)
8400 block Melrose Avenue
09/21/2017 @ 1:25 PM.  A woman stuck a large knife in the door frame of the business.  The suspect was arrested at her residence later that evening by detectives. #05117

Residential Burglary
1200 block Detroit Street
09/21/2017 @ 12:15 AM.  A man removed a backpack containing clothing from the back yard.  The suspect also entered a guest house on the property but was scared away by a resident. Loss $75. #05109

September 22nd
Burglary
900 block Palm Avenue
08/22/2017 – 09/21/2017.  An unknown suspect removed a set of golf clubs and Christmas ornaments from an unlocked storage locker in the sub-parking garage. Loss $650. #05126

Residential Burglary (Suspect Arrested)
1000 block Spaulding Avenue
09/22/2017 @ 2:50 PM.  A male adult used a stolen key to access an apartment and removed food.  The suspect was located inside the apartment by responding deputies and arrested. Loss $23. #05134

September 23rd
Grand Theft
9000 block Keith Avenue
09/23/2017 @ 12:30 AM – 3:00 AM.  An unknown suspect ransacked the center console and glove box and opened the trunk.  The suspect removed a duffle bag and luggage containing a laptop computer, clothing, jewelry, camera equipment, and headphones from the trunk.  The vehicle was a convertible with the top left down. Loss $60K. #05191

Robbery (Strong Armed – Suspect arrested)
1000 block N Fuller Avenue
09/23/2017 @ 9:30 PM.  A male filled a shopping cart full of an energy drink and attempted to leave the store without payment.  When confronted by security, the suspect began to resist and a struggle ensued.  The suspect was located and arrested by responding deputies. #05157

September 24th
Robbery (Strong Armed – Suspects arrested)
7600 block Santa Monica Blvd
09/24/2017 @ 4:04 AM.  Two men were walking along on Santa Monica Blvd when four men approached them from behind and demanded their property.  One of the victims was punched in the face and the other victim was shoved to the ground.  One cell phone was taken.  Loss $500 (cell phone). All four suspects were arrested, shortly after the incident. #80031

This report lists Part 1 Crimes for the date range shown and is not meant to be a complete list of all Part 1 crime. Refer to crimemapping.com for a more comprehensive listing of incidents in West Hollywood.

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Melrose Action Weekly Crime Report 9/14-9/22/2017


Keep Windows, Doors, Garages, and Yards Of Your Homes Locked and Secured. Keep Valuables Out of Your Cars And Lock Your Doors.

Here are the areas reported crimes from September 14th – 22nd, 2017.  Serious crimes are indicated in red. Crimes are listed in order of occurrence with most recent being first. If you have any information about these crimes, contact LAPD Wilshire Detectives at (213) 922-8205. On “off” hours call the non-emergency LAPD number at 1-877-275-5273. Want to remain anonymous? Contact L.A. Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at their website at www.lacrimestoppers.org.  If a crime is occurring or you spot a potential suspect wanted in connection to a crime, always call 9-1-1 first.

It is critical if you have been a victim of a crime to please file a police report at our L.A.P.D. Wilshire Station located at 4861 Venice Blvd just west of La Brea Ave.  Click or Tap to map it here

Our area’s community cop is L.A.P.D. Senior Lead Officer Inga Wecker – you can reach her usually during the week at (213) 793-0708 or email her here eniln1508567716o.dpa1508567716l@0851508567716731508567716.  Scroll down to see her areas crime map below.
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Melrose Area Crime Report 9/14-9/22/2017

7600 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 9-21-2017 12:40 AM
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY #1 (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)  

7600 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 9-21-2017 12:40 AM
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY #2 (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

700 BLOCK N LA BREA AV     • 9-20-2017 9:00 PM
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

8500 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 9-20-2017 8:40 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

7500 BLOCK OAKWOOD AV • 9-20-2017 8:15 AM
RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) 

800 BLOCK N LA BREA AV     • 9-20-2017 6:30 AM
ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON (ADW) (likely to produce great bodily injury )

300 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 9-19-2017 10:30 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

400 BLOCK N FLORES ST • 9-19-2017 8:00 PM
RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) 

MELROSE & FULLER • 9-19-2017 1:45 PM
ROBBERY, DAYTIME (taking property of another by means of force or fear) 

FORMOSA AV & WILLOUGHBY • 9-18-2017 12:30 AM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear) 

900 BLOCK N MARTEL AV • 9-17-2017 3:30 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

7700 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 9-17-2017 5:00 AM
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

800 BLOCK N POINSETTIA PL • 9-16-2017 8:00 PM
VEHICLE, STOLEN

7400 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 9-16-2017 4:35 PM
THEFT-GRAND (plain theft-grand) $950.01 & over (or $100 if fowl, livestock, produce, etc.)

600 BLOCK N SWEETZER AV • 9-15-2017 10:40 PM
VEHICLE, STOLEN

BEVERLY BL & HARPER AV     • 9-15-2017 7:15 PM
VEHICLE, STOLEN

7600 BLOCK BEVERLY BL    • 9-15-2017 7:00 PM
BICYCLE – STOLEN

7400 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 9-15-2017 6:15 PM
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

700 BLOCK N MARTEL AV • 9-15-2017 2:45 PM
ROBBERY, DAYTIME (taking property of another by means of force or fear)

800 BLOCK N ALTA VISTA BL • 9-15-2017 4:50 AM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear)

700 BLOCK N GARDNER ST • 9-14-2017 10:40 PM
BURGLARY – ATTEMPTED

300 BLOCK N STANLEY AV • 9-14-2017 7:45 PM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – PETTY ($950 & under)

Our next Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch meeting is set for Wednesday. October 18th, 7 p.m. at the Blu Jam Cafe.

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Earthquake! Are You Prepared?

Click or Tap Above Video To Watch A Short Reminder On Earthquake Safety
(https://youtu.be/h9hb0e-igTo)

Know your risk
What
An earthquake is the sudden, rapid shaking of the earth, caused by the breaking and shifting of subterranean rock as it releases strain that has accumulated over a long time. Initial mild shaking may strengthen and become extremely violent within seconds. Additional earthquakes, called aftershocks, may follow the initial earthquake. Most are smaller than the initial earthquake but larger magnitude aftershocks also occur. Earthquakes may cause household items to become dangerous projectiles; cause buildings to move off foundations or collapse, damage utilities, roads and structures such as bridges and dams, or cause fires and explosions. They may also trigger landslides, avalanches, and tsunamis.

Where
All 50 states and 5 U.S. territories are at some risk for earthquakes. The risk is higher in identified seismic zones including the San Andreas Fault in California, the Cascadia Subduction Zone in western Oregon and Washington and Alaska, the New Madrid Fault Zone spanning areas in Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky, and areas on the east coast including the mid-Atlantic, coastal South Carolina and New England..

When
Earthquakes can happen at any time of the year and occur without warning, although they usually last less than one minute. Aftershocks following the initial earthquake may occur for hours, days, or even months. Earthquakes cannot be predicted — although scientists are working on it!

Before An Earthquake
• Before an earthquake occurs, secure items that could fall or move and cause injuries or damage (e.g., bookshelves, mirrors, light fixtures, televisions, computers, hot water heaters. Move beds away from windows and secure any hanging items over beds, couches, cribs or other places people sit or lie.
• Practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On!”
• Plan and practice how to Drop to the ground, Cover your head and neck with your arms, and if a safer place is nearby that you can get to without exposing yourself to flying debris, crawl to it and Hold On to maintain cover.
• To react quickly you must practice often. You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake.
• Store critical supplies (e.g., water, medication) and documents.
• Plan how you will communicate with family members, including multiple methods by making a family emergency communication plan.
• Consult a structural engineer to evaluate your home and ask about updates to strengthen areas that would be weak during an earthquake.When choosing your home or business to rent or buy, check if the building is earthquake resistant per local building codes.

During An Earthquake
If you are inside a building:
• Drop down onto your hands and knees so the earthquake doesn’t knock you down. Drop to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!)
Cover your head and neck with your arms to protect yourself from falling debris.
• If you are in danger from falling objects, and you can move safely, crawl for additional cover under a sturdy desk or table.
If no sturdy shelter is nearby, crawl away from windows, next to an interior wall.Stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls, and anything that could fall, such as light fixtures or furniture.
• Hold on to any sturdy covering so you can move with it until the shaking stops.
• Stay where you are until the shaking stops. Do not run outside. Do not get in a doorway as this does not provide protection from falling or flying objects, and you may not be able to remain standing.

If getting safely to the floor to take cover won’t be possible:
• If getting safely to the floor will be difficult, actions before an earthquake to secure or remove items that can fall or become projectiles should be a priority to create spaces..
• Identify an away from windows and objects that could fall on you. The Earthquake Country Alliance advises getting as low as possible to the floor. People who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices should lock their wheels, bend over, and remain seated until the shaking stops. Protect your head and neck with your arms, a pillow, a book, or whatever is available.

If you are in bed when you feel the shaking:
• If you are in bed: Stay there and Cover your head and neck with a pillow. At night, hazards and debris are difficult to see and avoid; attempts to move in the dark result in more injuries than remaining in bed.

If you are outside when you feel the shaking:
• If you are outdoors when the shaking starts, move away from buildings, streetlights, and utility wires. Once in the open, “Drop, Cover, and Hold On.” Stay there until the shaking stops.

If you are in a moving vehicle when you feel the shaking:
• It is difficult to control a vehicle during the shaking. If you are in a moving vehicle, stop as quickly and safely as possible and stay in the vehicle. Avoid stopping near or under buildings, trees, overpasses, and utility wires.
• Proceed cautiously once the earthquake has stopped. Avoid roads, bridges, or ramps that the earthquake may have damaged.

After an Earthquake
• When the shaking stops, look around. If the building is damaged and there is a clear path to safety, leave the building and go to an open space away from damaged areas.
• If you are trapped, do not move about or kick up dust.
• If you have a cell phone with you, use it to call or text for help. Keep a back up battery fully charged for your smart phone.
• Tap on a pipe or wall or use a whistle, if you have one, so that rescuers can locate you.
• Once safe, monitor local news reports via battery operated radio, TV, social media, and cell phone text alerts for emergency information and instructions.
• Check for injuries and provide assistance if you have training. Assist with rescues if you can do so safely.
• If you are near the coast, learn about tsunamis in your area. If you are in an area that may have tsunamis, when the shaking stops, walk inland and to higher ground immediately. Monitor official reports for more information on the area’s tsunami evacuation plans.
• Use extreme caution during post-disaster clean-up of buildings and around debris. Do not attempt to remove heavy debris by yourself. Wear protective clothing, including a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, work gloves, and sturdy, thick-soled shoes during clean-up.
• Be prepared to “Drop, Cover, and Hold on” in the likely event of aftershocks.

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UPDATED:: Coroners Report Released In 2016 West Hollywood Murder Case Involving Suspected Former Gardner St Homeowner

Originally Posted on May 27th 2016  – Melrose Neighbors Were Shocked To Learn Of Homeowners Possible Connection To (2016) West Hollywood Murder ABC7 EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORT POSTED ABOVE – CLICK OR TAP TO WATCH

UPDATE #2::  September 21, 2017  – L.A. Coroners Office Releases Report On Gruesome 2016 Murder of West Hollywood Woman, Suspect Is Former Homeowner of Melrose Village..

Back in May of 2016 news spread quickly that a homeowner from the 800 N. Block of Gardner St was arrested in connection to a grisly murder in West Hollywood. The incident occurred on Thursday May 26th, 2016 in a condo located on Holloway Dr.  30-year-old Iana Kasian was found dead inside. Her boyfriend at the time and father of her child, 35-year-old Blake Leibel, was arrested on suspicion of murder.

On May 31st 2016, Leibel, 35, was arraigned in a Los Angeles courtroom on charges of “murder, mayhem, aggravated mayhem and torture” after West Hollywood Sheriff’s Deputies discovered the wealthy Toronto native barricaded behind furniture and bedding at the murder scene with the corpse of his Ukrainian girlfriend, Iana Kasian inside.”Kasian was tortured and mutilated before she was killed and all of her blood was drained from her body,” the prosecutor’s office wrote in a statement.

Kasian’s mother Olga filed a $56 million wrongful death lawsuit against Leibel. She is now the guardian of Kasian and Leibel’s 1-year-old daughter.

Leibel is the author of a series of comic books, which he presented at Comic Con in New York in 2008. He is also the writer of the graphic novel “Syndrome” in which the book’s plot follows a rogue doctor’s quest to isolate the root of evil in the brain and fix it. Leibel had once worked alongside Hollywood legend Mel Brooks on an animated spinoff of the 1987 classic Spaceballs, but his career then took a few twists and turns. He co-authored a grisly graphic novel that explored “the root of all evil,” and wrote a screenplay about a serial killer called Psychopomp.

Leibel had for years been entangled in legal disputes with his estranged father, and repeated attempts to challenge his deceased mother’s will had apparently taken their toll. But these most recent, and dramatic, changes seemed to arrive out of the blue — and they were frightening.

According to the family friend, who has known Leibel and his ex-wife Amanda Braun for more than a dozen years, the director left Braun sometime in the summer of 2015 , then 38, when she was eight-and-a-half-months pregnant with their second child.

Within weeks, Leibel had filed for divorce, moved out of the couple’s Beverly Hills home and into a newly leased West Hollywood condominium on Holloway Dr and taken up with Kasian, a Ukrainian who, according to news reports, had studied law before coming to the United States. It was around that same time it appears that Leibel also bought a brand new home on Gardner St. in Melrose Village.

The Melrose Village Connection — Six days before the murder occurred — on May 20 2016, two-and-a-half weeks after the birth of his child with Kasian, police arrested Leibel on an unrelated charge of sexual assault that reportedly occurred on the 800 north block of Gardner St. against a third woman, whose name has not been released. He was released on $100,000 bail in that case just days before the murder. L.A. County records show that Leibel had purchased a home in the 800 block of Gardner St back in December of 2015 for $3.4 million. Soon after the home became the scene of repeated visits from the police and numerous complaints from neighbors of strange happenings and loud rooftop parties that would sometimes start at 2 a.m. A nuisance complaint was also filed with L.A. City attorneys office.

Apparently the Gardner home was put up for sale possibly by Leibels former wife Amanda Braun sometime in 2017 with records showing a sale closing in June of 2017 for $2.9 million, according to a search on real estate site Trulia.

In a 2016 article Leibel was also identified as an owner of a 6,143-square-foot mansion in Bel Air that Lady Gaga had leased at one time for $25,000 a month.

If convicted of first-degree murder and the special allegation charges make him eligible for the death penalty. Leibel, who is a son of a prominent Toronto real estate developer and former Olympian sailor named Lorne Leibel,

Location of 2016 Murder of Iana Kasian On Holloway Drive, West Hollywood

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West Hollywood Sheriff’s Weekly Crime Report September 4-10th 2017

Address/Location (Serves the City of West Hollywood)
LASD – West Hollywood Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
780 N San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Emergency: CALL 9-1-1
Contact the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station for Non-emergencies: 310-855-8850

West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station
Weekly Crime Report
September 4 – 10, 2017 ( Scroll or Swipe Down To See Full Report)

September 4th
Vehicle Burglary
1000 block N Orlando Avenue
09/04/2017 @ 11:15 am.  An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed a backpack containing a passport and $150 cash from the rear floorboard.  Loss $700.  #04778

Vehicle Burglary
8000 block Norton Avenue
09/04/2017 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 am.  An unknown suspect removed one pair of sunglasses from the center console.  No sign of forced entry. Loss $400.  #04830

September 5th
Strong Arm Robbery
Havenhurst Drive / Santa Monica Blvd
09/05/2017 @ 10:00 pm.  A man was walking on Santa Monica Blvd when he was punched in the face by a man.  The suspect demanded property from the victim and the victim complied.  Loss $1400.  #04831

September 6th
Vehicle Burglary
8400 block Sunset Blvd
09/06/2017 @ 10:30 pm – 1:50 am.  An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed a backpack containing clothing and a purse from the trunk area.  Loss $600.  #04836

Vehicle Burglary
7300 block Santa Monica Blvd
09/06/2017 @ 10:00 pm – 12:30 am.  An unknown suspect removed a wallet, passport, and a bottle of wine from the interior.  No sign of forced entry.  Loss $850.  #04835

Vehicle Burglary
8600 block Holloway Drive
09/06/2017 @ 9:00 pm – 3:40 am.  An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed a shopping bag containing jewelry from the trunk area.  Loss $5100.  #04839

September 7th
Other Burglary
8200 block Sunset Blvd
09/07/2017 @ 12:13 am.  A man used an unlocked office window to gain entrance and removed a safe containing $3K from the office area. Loss $3100.  #04857

Vehicle Burglary
8400 block Sunset Blvd
09/07/2017 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am.  An unknown suspect smashed the rear driver’s side window and removed a backpack containing clothing and a passport from the trunk area.  Loss $1K.  #04837

Vehicle Burglary
1400 block Hayworth Avenue
09/07/2017 @ 8:30 am  – 9:30 am (next day).  An unknown suspect cut the convertible top to gain access and removed a garage remote, cell phone cords, tire pump, tire pressure gage, and two baseball hats from the passenger compartment.  Loss $3100.  #04861

Vehicle Burglary
1400 Hayworth Avenue
09/07/2017 @ 4:00 pm – 2:40 pm.  An unknown suspect cut the convertible top to gain access and removed a cell phone charger and GPS tracker from passenger compartment.  Loss $525.  #04862

September 8th
Other Burglary
8900 block Sunset Blvd
09/08/2017 @ 7:30 am.  A man used an unlocked door to gain entry and was discovered by an employee when she reported for work.  The suspect removed a laptop computer and fled the location after being seen by the employee.  Loss $1500.  #04856

Other Burglary
8700 block Beverly Blvd
09/08/2017 – 09/11/2017.  An unknown suspect pried the door open to gain access and removed a set of building keys from the storage room.  Loss $480.  #04913

Vehicle Burglary
800 block Hilldale Avenue
09/08/2017 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm.  An unknown suspect forced the rear window open and removed the vehicle’s third row bench seat. Loss $2K.  #04882

September 9th
Aggravated Assault
Hands, Fist, Feet
8700 block Santa Monica Blvd
09/09/2017 @ 12:01 am.  A man was walking EB on Santa Monica Blvd when a man approached him and punched him one time in the face.  The suspect then fled the area in an unknown direction.  #04873

Vehicle Burglary
Croft Avenue / Melrose Avenue
09/09/2017 @ 11:20 pm.  Two men smashed the rear window but were scared away by witnesses.
Loss $500.  #04890

Vehicle Burglary
8400 block Santa Monica Blvd
09/09/2017 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm.  An unknown suspect smashed the rear driver’s side window and ransacked the interior but did not take anything.  Loss $400.  #04891

September 10th
Grand Theft
8500 block Santa Monica Blvd
09/10/2017 @ 3:10 pm – 3:50 pm.  A man removed a watch from the display case and left the store without payment.  Loss $56K.  #04898

Grand Theft
8800 block Santa Monica Blvd
09/10/2017 @ 12:30 am.  An unknown suspect removed a purse containing a wallet and cell phone that was left momentarily unattended on a bench inside of the club.  Loss $1100.  #80027

Vehicle Burglary
7500 block Norton Avenue
09/10/2017 – 09/12/2017.  An unknown suspect removed the front passenger side tire from a vehicle parked in the sub parking garage. Loss $300.  #04942

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Melrose Action Weekly Crime Report 9/7-9/14/2017


Keep Windows, Doors, and Yards Of Your Homes Locked and Secured. Keep Valuables Out of Your Cars And Lock Your Doors.

Here are the areas reported crimes from September 7th – 14th, 2017.  Serious crimes are indicated in red. Crimes are listed in order of occurrence with most recent being first. If you have any information about these crimes, contact LAPD Wilshire Detectives at (213) 922-8205. On “off” hours call the non-emergency LAPD number at 1-877-275-5273. Want to remain anonymous? Contact L.A. Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at their website at www.lacrimestoppers.org.  If a crime is occurring or you spot a potential suspect wanted in connection to a crime, always call 9-1-1 first.

It is critical if you have been a victim of a crime to please file a police report at our L.A.P.D. WIlshire Station located at 4861 Venice Blvd just west of La Brea Ave.  Click or Tap to map it here

Our area’s community cop is L.A.P.D. Senior Lead Officer Inga Wecker – you can reach her usually during the week at (213) 793-0708 or email her here.
Officer Wecker this week revealed that our neighborhood has been an intense focus of the LAPD Wilshire station with well over 200 additional hours of patrol and operations occurring in the area…
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Crime from 9/14/2017 – 9/07/2017

800 N. BLOCK ALTA VISTA DR • 9/15/2017 AROUND 3 AM
ROBBERY – REPORTEDLY COMMITTED BY FOUR YOUNG LOOKING HISPANIC/ASIAN MEN

700 N. BLOCK GARDNER ST – 9/14/2017 @ 10:40p
RESIDENTIAL –  ATTEMPTED BURGLARY 

8500 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 9-13-2017 11:00 AM
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) 

EDINBURGH AV & BEVERLY BL • 9-12-2017 7:45 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

MELROSE AV & STANLEY AV • 9-12-2017 5:25 PM
ROBBERY – ATTEMPTED 

700 BLOCK N POINSETTIA PL • 9-12-2017 4:45 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

POINSETTIA & MELROSE AV • 9-12-2017 3:30 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

8100 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 9-12-2017 11:01 AM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

8500 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 9-11-2017 7:30 PM
SHOPLIFTING – PETTY THEFT ($950 & under)

400 BLOCK N FAIRFAX AV • 9-10-2017 5:30 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

7600 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 9-10-2017 5:30 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

7500 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 9-9-2017 9:45 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

700 BLOCK N FAIRFAX AV • 9-9-2017 9:24 PM
HOMICIDE – CRIMINAL / MURDER • SUSPECT ARRESTED/CHARGED
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From LAPD SLO Inga Wecker “The homicide on Fairfax was solved within 24 hours.  The victim was a transient as well as the suspect.  The suspect cut the victim in the neck area causing his death on the night of Saturday, September 9th.  The suspect was arrested and booked into our jail on Sunday, September 10th.  The detective handling the case advised me today that the DA filed murder charges against the suspect.

SWEETZER BL & MELROSE BL • 9-9-2017 9:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

7500 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 9-9-2017 8:00 PM
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) 

7600 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 9-9-2017 8:00 PM
THEFT-GRAND (plain theft-grand) $950.01 & over

900 BLOCK N ALFRED ST • 9-9-2017 7:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

800 BLOCK N ALFRED ST • 9-9-2017 7:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

8300 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 9-9-2017 6:30 PM
SHOPLIFTING – PETTY THEFT ($950 & under)

LA JOLLA & N MELROSE AV • 9-9-2017 5:30 PM
VEHICLE, STOLEN

700 BLOCK N KINGS RD • 9-9-2017 2:05 AM
ARMED ROBBERY – 2 Persons
From LAPD SLO INGA WECKER – The Robbery at Kings and Melrose was two victims walking together who were robbed at gunpoint.No injury to either victim.

BEVERLY & LA CIENEGA • 9-8-2017 2:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

7400 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 9-8-2017 2:45 AM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)   

Our next Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch meeting is set for Wednesday. October 18th, 7 p.m. at the Blu Jam Cafe.  

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Melrose Action Newsletter/Crime Report For 9/15/2017


In
 This September 15th 2017 Issue:  (Click or Tap Red Button To View)

•  Exclusive — Melrose Action Area Crime Blotter – Our Area’s Up-To-Date Crime Reports
•  Sign Up To Receive Our Weekly Newsletter/Crime Report
•  L.A.P.D. Latest Crime Map
•  Big Turnout for Coffee With A Cop At Starbucks!
•  Photos of The Park(ing) Day Cafe Event Hosted By Mid City West Community Council, the Melrose BID
•  Gnomes! Neighbors Share Their Positive Contributions To Our Neighborhood
•  At&t U-Verse Customers Experiencing Internet/Connectivity Issues
•  Keep An Eye On Crime – Crime Historically Trends Up In August and September
•  September is National Preparedness Month
•  City of Los Angeles Hosts Bulky Item Drop Off Locations This Weekend
•  Have You Seen This Woman?  Last Seen Nearly One Year Ago At Fairfax And Wilshire
•  Report Crimes Anonymously — L.A. CrimeStoppers
•  Lock It, Hide It, Keep It — LAPD Wilshire Says Recent Spikes In Thefts Are A Good
Reminder To Guard Your Valuables
•  Now on Facebook. Follow Us @melroseaction

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We are launching a Private Security Patrol program for our area. It’s called MAPP. Details will be distributed shortly.

 

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UPDATED:: Suspect Arrested :: Apparent Stabbing/Homicide On 800 North Block of Fairfax Ave

 UPDATED #2 :: SUSPECT ARRESTED::

From LAPD Senior Lead Officer Inga Wecker 
“Last night there was a stabbing resulting in the death of a local transient. The suspect was also a transient. The motive for this homicide is till being investigated but I have received confirmation from the homicide detectives that an arrest has been made and the suspect has been booked into our jail.
Senior Lead Officer Inga Wecker
Wilshire Division 7A1
213-793-0708
*protected email*”

BREAKING:: UPDATE #1 Limited information…Yet another shocking incident tonight. Melrose Action hears that an area homicide occurred at 9:20 p.m. tonight (Saturday September 9th, 2017)… 9-1-1 operators got a call of an apparent assault with a deadly weapon on the west side of the 800 N. Block of Fairfax Avenue near busy restaurants. Victim appears to be a male, possibly–possibly a transient. A witness tells us that the victims articles were strewn on the sidewalk near the front of the new restaurant called Gesso that just opened a couple of weeks ago where PitfirePizza was located.. The victim was apparently severely cut towards the neck area and headed northbound on Fairfax and attempted to enter the Country Villa Convalescent Home at 855 N. Fairfax Ave (Click or Tap to Map it Here https://goo.gl/maps/ApHsimuw6Up). Sounds as if the person died at the door of that facility. Both directions of Fairfax were closed for a time. Southbound Fairfax at Willoughby will remain closed until the investigation is completed.  Both the Gesso Restaurant and The Fat Dog were forced to close early as a result of the incident.

UPDATE #1

The update we can add is that we are hearing the actual stabbing may, may have occurred in or near the west alleyway on 700 N. block of Fairfax…It’s more likely as of today the victim was a transient but not confirmed. Confirmed is that victim did succumb to his wounds at the front door of the Country Villa Convalescent Home. Apparently they did not let the victim inside fearing for their safety and that of their patients.

Scene at 855 N. Fairfax Avenue after apparent stabbing along the 800 N. block of Fairfax at around 9:20 p.m. Click or Tap Above Image To Enlarge

 

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Melrose Action Weekly Crime Report 8/30-9/7/2017

Keep Windows, Doors, and Yards Of Your Homes Locked and Secured. Keep Valuables Out of Your Cars And Lock Your Doors.

Here are the areas reported crimes from August 30 – September 7th, 2017.  Serious crimes are indicated in red. Crimes are listed in order of occurrence with most recent being first. If you have any information about these crimes, contact LAPD Wilshire Detectives at (213) 922-8205. On “off” hours call the non-emergency LAPD number at 1-877-275-5273. Want to remain anonymous? Contact L.A. Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at their website at www.lacrimestoppers.org.

If a crime is occurring or you spot a potential suspect wanted in connection to a crime, always call 9-1-1 first.

It is critical if you have been a victim of a crime to please file a police report at our L.A.P.D. WIlshire Station located at 4861 Venice Blvd just west of La Brea Ave.  Click or Tap to map it here 

Our area’s community cop is L.A.P.D. Senior Lead Officer Inga Wecker – you can reach her usually during the week at (213) 793-0708 or email her here.
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8200 BLOCK WARING AV • 9-7-2017 12:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

900 BLOCK N CROFT AV • 9-7-2017 • 5:30 AM
RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

900 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 9-5-2017 1:30 PM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) 

7600 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 9-4-2017 12:30 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

BEVERLY & SWEETZER • 9-4-2017 11:45 AM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – GRAND ($950.01 & over)

7600 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 9-4-2017 12:30 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

7800 BLOCK MELROSE AV    • 9-4-2017 11:15 AM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

WARING & FORMOSA • 9-2-2017 10:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

800 BLOCK N DETROIT ST • 9-2-2017 5:00 PM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – PETTY ($950 & under)

7900 BLOCK SANTA MONICA BLVD AT HAYWORTH • 9-2-2017 4:00 AM
ASSAULT, AGGRAVATED: ADW – DANGEROUS WEAPON – AX ATTACK – SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

7300 BLOCK WILLOUGHBY AV AT FULLER AV • 9-2-2017 3:00 AM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear) 

7300 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 9-1-2017 1:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

7900 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 8-31-2017 3:30 PM
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) 

400 BLOCK N LAUREL AV • 8-31-2017 1:00 PM
RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) 

700 BLOCK N FAIRFAX AV • 8-30-2017 12:00 PM
BICYCLE – STOLEN

400 BLOCK N HAYWORTH AV • 8-30-2017 2:45 AM
SPOUSAL (cohab) ABUSE – AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

500 BLOCK N STANLEY AV • 8-30-2017 1:00 AM
RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

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Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch Meeting Yields New Information, Updates To Recent Crimes, New Concerns

Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch held it’s September Meeting on Crime at Poinsettia Park Wednesday evening. About 75 neighbors attended. Guests included our L.A.P.D. Captain Anthony Oddo, L.A.P.D. Burglary Detective Joe Alvez, a Sergeant from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, L.A.P.D. Wilshire Community Relations Sergeant A.J. Kirby, L.A. Council member Paul Koretz’ field deputy Robert Oliver, Executive Director of the Melrose Business Improvement District Don Duckworth, and Security Specialists security consultant Dan Kaufmann. Our Senior Lead Officer Inga Wecker could not attend due to a previous commitment.

Here’s what was discussed —

The Shooting at Sierra Bonita/Melrose

– L.A.P.D. Wilshire Captain Oddo spoke about the recent murder at Sierra Bonita and Melrose. He said that detectives are hard at work on the case – following leads, he said a detective from their Vice Unit was on the scene in seconds upon hearing the exchange of gunfire,  the victim was a known “Rolling 60’s” gang member, he seemed to express confidence the perpetrator(s) would be apprehended but stopped short of saying much more.  Also it was made clear that the incident did not involve any neighbor, merchant, nor was it random in nature. What connected the victim to the shooting suspect, he said, was still not established.

The Sexual Assault Case on 400 Blk of Ogden Dr

— Captain Oddo shared new information that certain evidence from the crime may, may be able to be tied to a suspect in another crime outside of the area and that details were being worked on by detectives and there’s hope for a solid connection to be made to that individual.

Robberies Involving Stabbings – Two or Three on Willoughby Ave And Possibly Others

— A number of neighbors at the meeting were very concerned about three recent robberies specifically on the 7300 blk of Willoughby Ave, one robbery just occurring on 9/2/2017 at 3:00 a.m., the two others on 8/24 when a stabbing occurred. The Captain said that there were active operations occurring in the area and that the stabbings were especially troublesome in that even after the perpetrators demanded and received property from the victims they still slashed or stabbed them.

Neighbors from the 600 blk of Vista St expressed serious concerns about nefarious “characters” frequenting that block and specifically the alley ways between Gardner and Martel — some fearing that strange “transactions” were occurring in the alleyways between vehicles and people on foot or bicycles.  They were frustrated and asked that attention from L.A.P.D. be put on the area.  The Captain said he would relay information to appropriate detectives to follow up on those concerns. Merchants on the north side of Melrose also say that unusual behavior has been observed in alley ways north of Melrose — also between Gardner and Martel.  It should be noted that the corner of Vista St and Melrose has seen a disproportionate amount of crime in recent weeks — noting numerous robberies, some starting out as thefts that were elevated to robberies.

Some merchants in attendance were hoping to hear that more resources would be headed to the Melrose Business district in terms of foot beat patrols etc after hearing that assets within the L.A.P.D. were being shifted to put more officers on the streets.

A neighbor asked the Captain about when is the use of a firearm on your property is legal and where on the property does your property become private and where is it public.  This is complicated issue and we do not want to misquote the law here so please research this with our law enforcement officials for detailed clarity.

Assault At 7/11 Santa Monica Blvd at Hayworth Ave Involving Man Using an Ax

A Sergeant from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station shared that the suspect in the ax attack that occurred on 9/2 at 4 a.m. at a 7/11 store at Santa Monica Blvd at Hayworth Ave (See video of the attack by clicking or tapping here) had been apprehended on 9/5  in public on Fairfax Ave near Santa Monica Blvd.  LASDWH officials tell Melrose Action that the suspect is a known transient that frequented the area of West Hollywood, Melrose, and Hollywood areas.  The victim is in serious condition with multiple wounds, serious head trauma…

Poinsettia Park

Neighbors living either adjacent or near the park report they see a rise in the transient population again, what they see as a rise of nefarious persons frequenting the park, they fear drug and other transactions are back, a lack of enforcement of the laws that govern camping, loitering, etc.  Neighbors asked for the Park Director but he was not present.

Home Burglaries

L.A.P.D. Wilshire Burglary Detective Joe Alvez shared information about home burglaries in and around the area. He highlighted that nearly 45% involved burglars gaining access to homes through open or unlocked windows and doors. The obvious is keep your doors and windows locked.  He emphasized that ignoring knocks at the door aren’t always a good idea as criminals use this tactic to see if anyone is home or not.  He did recommend home security devices that are on the market that act as a doorbell that can record video of visitors to your door. He also shared information from his counterpart – an Auto Detective at Wilshire Station that said if you own a late model Honda vehicle 2015 or later — they have seen a spike in break-ins seeking to obtain valuable airbags.

Melrose BID Update

The executive director of the Melrose Business Improvement District Don Duckworth briefly shared that the Melrose BID does listen to the concerns of the neighborhood and is actively working to continue to improve the Melrose Business District incrementally. The BID covers Melrose from Fairfax to Highland Avenue.  Mr. Duckworth said the BID is committed to public safety and employs a security ambassador on bicycle.

Melrose Action Agrees To Promote Partnership With Private Security Firm That Will Offer Private Security Services To Area

Neighbor Danielle Schenker from the Beverly Grove area has started recruiting neighbors for a private security patrol program in that area.  So far they’ve signed up 80 neighbors at a fee of around $50/month. =Security Specialists Dan Kaufmann spoke that while they are not a replacement for our invaluable L.A.P.D. Wilshire officers – his patrol cars and their security officers can be an additional deterrent to crime. Their service is NOT an alarm service but a patrol service. They do not offer home alarm monitoring per say.  They do however respond to your home if your home alarm is triggered for some reason. They are armed patrolmen. They also offer checks of your property as part of a monthly fee. Vacation checks are included in the fee.  They can monitor your home video security system as well. Since you need an alarm company — they would simply be added to your contact list by each homeowner that signs up.  They can also help save on false alarm fees.  The more neighbors that sign up for the service, the lower the monthly price for the private patrol will be.

We at Melrose Action think this service adds a layer of options that might help the crime situation in our particular area.  Of course this is not a replacement for the invaluable work that our L.A.P.D. officers do for us every day. But it’s no secret that their resources are limited all over the city.  Neighbors in the Melrose Village area as of today can start signing up for this service.  The monthly fee is around $50. We will be posting more information on this in the next day or so.

National Preparedness Month – Volunteer for CERT training

Neighbor Bob Abrahams spoke about the need for volunteers to join the CERT program for disaster preparedness.  Since its’ National Preparedness Month – it’s a great time to step up and get trained to help in case of a natural disaster!  Find out more here

In addition, a neighbor expressed frustration that a few blocks in the area north of Melrose Avenue and east of Sierra Bonita do not have access to the area’s permit parking program because some neighbors when the program was being considered lobbied to have some streets omitted from the new district recently created.  The neighbor was adamant that permit parking provides a deterrent to crime and suspicious vehicles parking in front of our homes and said he’s seeking to get some or all of those blocks re-included in the new parking district 132.

Another neighbor asked about instituting a block captain program or block contact for each block within our area. That program will be implemented and merged into the Melrose Action digital platform.

The meeting lasted a little over an hour. The next meeting is already scheduled for Wednesday October 18th at 7 p.m. at the Blu Jam Cafe.  Thank you to our volunteers Neil Loden, David Reed, and Ana Benko!  Follow up on crime concerns with our L.A.P.D. Senior Lead Officer Inga Wecker at (213)793-0708 or email her at eniln1508567716o.dpa1508567716l@0851508567716731508567716

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Melrose Action Newsletter/Crime Report 9/1/2017


To View The Latest Melrose Action Weekly Newsletter/Crime Report, please click or tap link below.
September 1, 2017 Issue http://mailchi.mp/melroseaction/melrose-action-newslettercrime-update-912017
In This Issue:
•  Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch Meeting – September 6th • 7:00 p.m.
•  Shooting/Murder on Sierra Bonita/Melrose Av.
•  Sign Up To Receive Our Weekly Newsletter/Crime Report
•  Exclusive — Melrose Action Area Crime Blotter – Our Area’s Up-To-Date Crime Reports
•  LAPD Wilshire’s Latest Crime Map
•  West Hollywood Sheriff’s Weekly Crime Report
•  At&t U-Verse Customers Experiencing Internet/Connectivity Issues
•  Keep An Eye On Crime – Crime Historically Trends Up In August and September
•  September is National Preparedness Month
•  Suspect in Area Sexual Assault Case Still Outstanding
•  Have You Seen This Woman?  Last Seen Nearly One Year Ago At Fairfax And Wilshire
•  Report Crimes Anonymously — L.A. CrimeStoppers
•  Lock It, Hide It, Keep It — LAPD Wilshire Says Recent Spikes In Thefts Are A Good
Reminder To Guard Your Valuables
•  Terrorism: It Can Happen Here. Be Extra Vigilant. See Something,Say Something.
•  Now on Facebook. Follow Us @melroseaction

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REVISED:: September Meeting on Crime Wednesday – Venue Changed

NOTE: We’ve moved the meeting location to Poinsettia Park Recreation Center

Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch hosts our September meeting this Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Blu Jam Cafe at the Poinsettia Park Recreation Center, 7341 Willoughby Avenue   (Click or Tap Here To Map Location Here).

Items on the agenda for this months meeting:  Homicide on Sierra Bonita Ave at Melrose, Burglaries, Graffiti, and Presentation Regarding Hiring A Private Security Patrol For The Neighborhood Surrounding Melrose.  Special Guests Include L.A.P.D. Wilshire Station Commander/Captain Anthony Oddo, Detective Joe Alvez, Robert Oliver from Council member Paul Koretz’office, Don Duckworth Executive Director of the Melrose Business Improvement District,Neighbor Danielle Schenker and Private Security Firm Consultant Dan Kaufmann, Cert lead Bob Abrahams, Yvette Neal from Pacific Graffiti Solutions, and more. Follow up meetings are scheduled for October, November, and December.  Our October meeting will happen as planned at the Blu Jam Cafe. Thank you to our awesome host and longtime community supporter Kamil Majer, Owner/Chef of the Blu Jam Cafe and his amazing staff!

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Melrose Action Weekly Crime Report 8/25-8/31/2017

Crime Tip: Keep Windows, Doors, and Yards Of Your Homes Locked and Secured. Keep Valuables Out of Your Cars And Remember To Lock Your Doors.

Here are the areas reported crimes from August 25 – August 31st, 2017.  Serious crimes are indicated in red. Crimes are listed in order of occurrence with most recent being first. If you have any information about these crimes, contact LAPD Wilshire Detectives at (213) 922-8205. On “off” hours call the non-emergency LAPD number at 1-877-275-5273. Want to remain anonymous? contact L.A. Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at their website at www.lacrimestoppers.org.  If a crime is occurring or you spot a potential suspect wanted in connection to a crime, always call 9-1-1 first.

It is critical if you have been a victim of a crime of any kind to please file a police report at our L.A.P.D. WIlshire Station located at 4861 Venice Blvd just west of La Brea Ave.  Click or Tap to map it here

Our area’s community cop is L.A.P.D. Senior Lead Officer Inga Wecker – you can reach her usually during the week at (213) 793-0708 or email her here.

Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch’s September Meeting on Crime is Wednesday, September 6th at 7 p.m. at the Blu Jam Cafe, 7371 Melrose Avenue, Click or Tap to Map its Location here  Seating is Limited – Arrive Early.  Special Thanks to our host – Owner/Chef Kamil Majer.
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BEVERLY BL & FLORES • 8-31-2017 9:00 AM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Los Angeles Police Incident #170714976

400 BLOCK N HAYWORTH AV • 8-30-2017 2:45 AM
SPOUSAL (cohabit) ABUSE – AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
Los Angeles Police • incident # 170714901

500 BLOCK N STANLEY AV • 8-30-2017 1:00 AM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)
Los Angeles Police #170714929

7500 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 8-29-2017 11:50 PM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear)
Los Angeles Police #170714891

8200 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 8-29-2017 8:25 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Los Angeles Police #170714894

700 BLOCK N MARTEL AV • 8-29-2017 1:20 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Los Angeles Police #170714889

300 BLOCK N FLORES ST • 8-28-2017 8:30 PM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)
Los Angeles Police # 170714916

7500 BLOCK MELROSE AV ON 600 N. SIERRA BONITA AVE • 8-28-2017 5:43 PM
  :: HOMICIDE – CRIMINAL / MURDER ::
Los Angeles Police #170714842

MELROSE & POINSETTIA • 8-28-2017 5:25 PM
ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON (ADW) (likely to produce great bodily injury)
Los Angeles Police #170714873

800 BLOCK N HARPER AV • 8-28-2017 1:30 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Los Angeles Police #170714829

7400 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 8-28-2017 1:25 AM
THEFT-GRAND (plain theft-grand) $950.01 & over
Los Angeles Police #170714813

7200 BLOCK MELROSE AV    • 8-27-2017 10:00 PM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – GRAND ($950.01 & over)
Los Angeles Police #170714794

500 BLOCK N SIERRA BONITA AV    • 8-27-2017 10:00 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)
Los Angeles Police #170714831

OAKWOOD & LA BREA • 8-27-2017 12:00 PM
SHOPLIFTING – PETTY THEFT ($950 & under)
Los Angeles Police #170714818

7000 BLOCK BEVERLY BL    8-27-2017 10:40 AM
SHOPLIFTING – PETTY THEFT ($950 & under)
Los Angeles Police # 170714774

700 BLOCK N HARPER AV • 8-27-2017 12:01 AM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Los Angeles Police #170714837

400 BLOCK N CRESCENT HEIGHTS BL • 8-26-2017 9:45 PM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)
Los Angeles Police #170714787

DETROIT & MELROSE • 8-26-2017 9:30 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Los Angeles Police #170714815

FORMOSA & MELROSE • 8-26-2017 8:45 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Los Angeles Police #170714814

400 BLOCK N CRESCENT HEIGHTS BL • 8-26-2017 7:45 PM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)
Los Angeles Police #170700784

400 BLOCK N OGDEN DR • 8-25-2017 7:00 PM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – PETTY ($950 & under)
Los Angeles Police #170714910

POINSETTIA PL & ROSEWOOD PL • 8-25-2017 7:00 PM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – PETTY ($950 & under)
Los Angeles Police #170714780

7900 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 8-25-2017 6:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Los Angeles Police #170714702

8100 BLOCK WARING AV • 8-25-2017 10:00 AM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)
Los Angeles Police #170714786

7100 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 8-25-2017 10:00 AM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)
Los Angeles Police #170714678

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West Hollywood Sheriff’s Weekly Crime Report August 14-20, 2017


West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station Weekly Crime Report August 21 – 27, 2017 

August 21st
Grand Theft

8300 block Santa Monica Blvd
08/21/2017 @ 7:30 pm.  A man placed 26 pieces of clothing into a bag he was carrying and left the store without payment.  Loss $980. #04497

Vehicle Burglary
500 block Norwich Drive
08/21/2017 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm.  An unknown suspect removed a watch, cash, and sunglasses from the center console.  No sign of forced entry.  Loss $5600.  #04517

August 22nd
Aggravated Assault – Knife

8700 block Sherwood Drive
08/22/2017 @ 7:30 am.  A man was walking WB on Sherwood Drive when he had a verbal argument with two male transients who were sitting outside of a vacant house. The victim walked by the location again a short time later and one of the men threw a tree saw at him. #04507

Vehicle Burglary
7100 block Santa Monica Blvd
08/22/2017 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm.  An unknown suspect removed a computer bag containing a laptop computer and wallet from under the front passenger seat.  No sign of forced entry.  Loss $04521

August 23rd
Vehicle Burglary

1100 block Hacienda Place
08/23/2017 @ 11:00 pm – 8:30 am.  An unknown suspect smashed the driver’s side corner window and ransacked the vehicle.  No items were taken.  Loss $300 (window).  #04545

Vehicle Burglary
1200 block La Brea Avenue
08/23/2017 @ 9:28 pm.  An unknown suspect smashed the front and rear passenger’s side window and removed a leather bag containing a ring and cash from the front seat.  Loss $900.  #04565

August 24th
Strong Arm Robbery (Suspect Arrested)

1100 block N Fairfax Avenue
08/24/2017 @ 9:47 pm.  A male transient removed money from the tip jar and attempted to leave the store.  When confronted by an employee, the suspect shoved the victim and left the store. Responding deputies located and arrested the suspect.  Loss $22 (recovered).  #04558

Vehicle Burglary
8400 block Clinton Avenue
08/24/2017 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm.  An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed a backpack containing a laptop computer, headphones, and cash from the back seat.  Loss $2900.  #04562

August 25th
Aggravated Assault – Knife
1000 block N La Brea Avenue
08/25/2017 @ 10:50 am.  A man removed earphones from a shelf and attempted to leave the store without payment.  When confronted by security, the suspect threw the earphones on the ground and left the location.  The suspect came back into the store a few minutes later armed with a knife and confronted the victim inside of the store.  The suspect threatened to kill the victim and walked towards him in an aggressive manner.  #04567

Grand Theft
1100 block Larrabee Street
08/25/2017 @ 12:18 pm.  A man removed several pieces of art and furniture from the residence after agreeing to sell the items for the victim.  After taking the items, the victim has been unable to contact the suspect.  Loss $60K.  #04576

Vehicle Burglary
1100 block N Genesee Avenue
08/25/2017 @ 9:00 am – 10:40 am.  An unknown suspect smashed the rear driver’s side window and removed a bag containing a laptop computer from the back seat.  Loss $500.  #04568

Vehicle Burglary
8500 block Santa Monica Blvd
08/25/2017 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm.  An unknown suspect removed a camera bag containing a camera, lens, and microphone from the back seat.  Loss $2250.  #04577

Vehicle Burglary
Melrose Avenue / Norwich Avenue
08/25/2017 @ 9:00 pm – 10:35 pm.  An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed a leather bag containing hair styling equipment and makeup from the back seat. Loss $4800.  #04583

August 26th
Other Burglary (Attempt)
600 block N Robertson Blvd
08/26/2017 – 08/28/2017.  An unknown suspect broke the window and bent the metal window bars in an attempt to gain entry but was unsuccessful.  Loss $1K (window and metal bars).  #04624

Vehicle Burglary
7100 block Santa Monica Blvd
08/26/2017 @ 10:41 am – 11:28 am.  An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed a laptop computer from the rear floorboard.  Loss $2K.  #04597

Vehicle Burglary
600 block Croft Avenue
08/26/2017 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm.  An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and cracked the front passenger side window and ransacked the vehicle.  At the time of the report, the victim was unsure if any items were taken.  Loss $800.  #04605

August 27th
Nothing significant to report.

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UPDATED:: L.A.P.D. Asks For Publics Help Regarding Homicide Investigation

UPDATE 3:: Wednesday, August 30th • 4:50 p.m.

L.A.P.D. West Bureau Homicide Detectives are asking for witnesses to contact them at (213) 382-9470 if they have any information regarding this case.  Melrose Action heard from neighbors and business owners after the incident and they might have details important to the investigation.

UPDATE 2:: Tuesday, August 29th 11 P.M. LAPD STATEMENT ADDED  • UPDATE 1 Video added – one witness account 

“Exchange of Gunfire Leaves One Man Dead in the Melrose District NR17251dm”

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect, or suspects, responsible for killing a 27-year-old man.

On August 28, 2017, around 5:45 p.m., an undercover police officer was patrolling in the area of Melrose Avenue and Sierra Bonita Avenue when he heard numerous gunshots fired.

The undercover officer located a shooting victim in the street. The victim had suffered numerous gunshot wounds, and there was a firearm near his body.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The suspect is described as a male Black between the ages of 20-25 years old. He stands approximately 5 foot 10 inches to 6 feet tall and was wearing a dark jacket. The suspect was seen driving away in a black SUV, east through the alley just south of Melrose Avenue.

The motive of this shooting is unknown.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting is urged to contact West Bureau Homicide Investigators at (213) 382-9470. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

PREVIOUS:: Melrose Action heard from several witnesses about this crime and this is what we’ve pieced together. We do not have confirmation from LAPD as to exactly what transpired so this story will likely be updated.

At around 5:48 p.m. on Monday, August 28th – some sort of altercation began between what was thought to be two passengers of a black Range Rover SUV and a driver of a black Toyota Solaris. What relation these two vehicles and the occupants have to each other is not known at this time. Witnesses heard what they thought was the exchange of gun fire between the two parties on the 600 N. Block of Sierra Bonita Ave just south of Melrose Av. At some point the victim — the driver of the Toyota Solaris — got out of his vehicle and was then shot several times apparently by someone in the SUV. The victim then fell to the ground. One person exited the SUV and began picking up what was thought to be bullet casings and also (according to a witness) grabbed the victims cell phone. That suspect also physically touched the victim to see if he had expired or not — again — according to a witness.

That suspect then quickly got back into the SUV and it sped away. LAPD officers who were in the area arrived quickly at the scene. Another LAPD unit stopped another SUV close by the incident matching the general description of the one used in the shooting but quickly realized it was not the one they were looking for. The suspects got away and are still outstanding. If you have any information or security camera footage of something you think might be related to this incident please contact the LAPD Wilshire division detective desk at 213-922-8205.


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