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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

CLICK OR TAP HERE TO READ LATEST NEWSLETTER/CRIME REPORT

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 eniln1505558800o.dpa1505558800l@0851505558800731505558800

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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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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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Melrose Action Weekly Crime Report 8/20-8/25/2017

Here are the area reported crimes from August 20th to August 25th, 2017.  Serious crimes are indicated in bright red. Crimes are listed in order of occurrence with most recent being first. If you have any information about these crimes, please contact LAPD Wilshire Detectives at (213) 922-8205.  On “off” hours call the LAPD at 1-877-275-5273. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact L.A. Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or 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 click or tap to email her here.

Thefts from Cars is the NUMBER ONE problem in our area. Keep your car doors LOCKED. Keep valuables out of your car or out of sight.

Crime This Week:
Robberies – 4
Burglaries – 2 Commercial
Car Break-in’s / Thefts from Vehicles / Stolen Vehicles – 9
Thefts – 6

Our next Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be Wednesday,  September 6th at 7 p.m. at the Blu Jam Cafe. click or tap to map it here.
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7100 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 8-25-2017 @ 10:00 AM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)
Incident# 170714678
Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division

8500 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 8-25-2017 @ 3:20 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Incident# 170714700
Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division

8500 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 8-24-2017 @ 9:53 PM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)
Incident# 170714697
Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division

400 BLOCK N GENESEE AV • 8-24-2017 @ 9:30 PM
BICYCLE – STOLEN
Incident# 170714689
Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division

LA JOLLA AV & MELROSE AV • 8-24-2017 @ 2:40 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Incident# 170714625
Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division

8400 BLOCK CLINTON AVE • 8-24-2017 @ 9:00 AM
VEHICLE BURGLARY: Auto/Passenger Van Burglary
Incident# 917-04562-0972
West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station

8200 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 8-24-2017 @ 7:15 AM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)
Incident# 170714603
Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division

WILLOUGHBY & MARTEL • 8-24-2017 @ 1:00 AM
ROBBERY #2 (taking property of another by means of force or fear)
Incident# 170714591
Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division

FULLER & WILLOUGHBY • 8-24-2017 @ 12:15 AM
ROBBERY #1 – ATTEMPTED
Incident #170714590
Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division

1100 BLOCK N FAIRFAX AVE • 8-24-2017 @ 9:47 PM
ROBBERY, STRONG-ARM: Convenience Store, Fast Food, Restaurant
Incident# 917-04558-0975
West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station

7700 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 8-22-2017 @ 11:30 AM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Incident# 170714571
Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division

7500 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 8-21-2017 @ 6:10 PM
THEFT-GRAND (plain theft-grand) $950.01 & over (or $100 if fowl, livestock, produce, etc.)
Incident # 170714501
Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division

ROSEWOOD & ORANGE • 8-21-2017 @ 6:00 PM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – PETTY ($950 & under)
Incident # 170714465
Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division

EDINBURGH AV & MELROSE AV • 8-21-2017 @ 4:55 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Incident# 170714457
Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division

400 BLOCK N ORANGE GROVE AV • 8-21-2017 @ 4:50 PM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear)
Incident# 170714458
Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division

400 BLOCK N FLORES ST • 8-21-2017 @ 6:05 AM
THEFT-GRAND (plain theft-grand) $950.01 & over (or $100 if fowl, livestock, produce, etc.)
Incident# 170714443
Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division

500 BLOCK N SPAULDING AV • 8-21-2017 @ 5:15 AM
VEHICLE, STOLEN
Incident# 170714422
Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division

500 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 8-21-2017 @ 4:20 AM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)
Incident# 170714433
Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division

MELROSE AV & SYCAMORE AV • 8-20-2017 @ 9:30 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE
Incident# 170714411
Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division

800 BLOCK N VISTA ST • 8-20-2017 @ 7:00 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)
Incident# 170714498
Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division

LA BREA AV & CLINTON ST • 8-20-2017 @ 7:00 PM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – PETTY ($950 & under)
Incident# 170714406
Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division

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Canter’s Deli Suffered Recent Closure After Health Department Inspection, Violations

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health inspectors found numerous health code violations during a recent inspection at the iconic Canter’s Deli on Fairfax Avenue. Health inspectors observed cockroaches and rodent droppings in the restaurant’s storage area and flies in the food preparation area during a routine visit on Aug. 7.

The inspection yielded 11 violations that resulted in the closure of the restaurant on Aug. 7. The popular deli remained shut down for a total of three days. During that time, county officials reinspected the deli twice before it approved it’s reopening on Aug. 10th.

Other violations included allowing “food to contact unclean equipment and using dirty utensil for scooping soup,” according to an public health official who responded to Melrose Action’s request for comment.

Also noted during the inspection, county officials said that they noticed “accumulated grease or food debris on the non food-contact surfaces of equipment, shelving, cabinets, and fryers.” One employee was also observed drinking from an open cup in the food preparation area and food that was not in good, safe and unadulterated condition, according to the LA public health department.

Overall, the health department gave Canter’s a 72.0 health score, which is equivalent to a “C.”

In a statement that was posted on ABC7’s website by the restaurant’s co-owner, Jacquelyn Canter, the eatery’s age was pointed out.

“When people ask, we are an 85-year-old restaurant and are having some growing pains as we evolve,” Canter said. “We messed up and the basement wasn’t up to our standards and we won’t let it happen again”

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Melrose Action Weekly Crime Report 8/10-8/20/2017

8 Home Burglaries This Past Crime Week — Keep Your Windows, Doors, and Yards Locked and Secured. Note that some of these burglaries occurred in broad daylight

Car Break-In’s Rule The Week:  11 Thefts from Cars.  Keep your valuables out of your car.  Remember to Lock Your Car!

Here are reported crimes from August 10 – August 20th, 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 LAPD non-emergency number at 1-877-275-5273. Wish to remain anonymous? Contact L.A. Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or 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.

If you have been a victim of a crime of ANY KIND  — please file a police report at our L.A.P.D. Wilshire Station located at 4861 Venice Blvd just west of La Brea Ave. Call the station for non-emergency questions at (213) 473-0476  Map the LAPD Wilshire Station Location by clicking or tapping 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 by clicking or tapping here.
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LA BREA AV & CLINTON ST • 8-20-2017 @ 7:00 PM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – PETTY ($950 & under)

300 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 8-19-2017 @ 11:35 PM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – PETTY ($950 & under)

600 BLOCK N STANLEY AV • 8-19-2017 @ 11:30 PM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

7200 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 8-19-2017 @ 8:00 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

8100 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 8-19-2017 @ 4:45 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

700 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 8-18-2017 @ 11:30 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

300 BLOCK N FAIRFAX AV • 8-18-2017 @ 7:45 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

700 BLOCK N FORMOSA AV • 8-18-2017 @ 12:10 PM
ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON (ADW) (likely to produce great bodily injury)

800 BLOCK N FORMOSA AV • 8-17-2017 @ 2:40 AM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear)

8200 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 8-15-2017 @ 8:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

7600 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 8-15-2017 @ 2:35 PM
SHOPLIFTING – PETTY THEFT ($950 & under)

800 BLOCK N ALTA VISTA BL • 8-15-2017 @ 2:00 AM
BURGLARY #1 (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

800 BLOCK N ALTA VISTA BL • 8-15-2017 @ 2:00 AM
BURGLARY #2 (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

900 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 8-14-2017 @ 9:40 PM
ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON (ADW) (likely to produce great bodily injury)

WARING & LA BREA AV • 8-14-2017 @ 1:30 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

7300 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 8-14-2017 @ 12:00 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

300 BLOCK N STANLEY AV • 8-14-2017 @ 12:01 AM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

900 BLOCK N FORMOSA AV • 8-13-2017 @ 3:30 PM
ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON (ADW) (likely to produce great bodily injury)

FAIRFAX & MELROSE • 8-12-2017 @ 5:45 PM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear)

GARDNER & ROSEWOOD • 8-12-2017 @ 4:30 PM
PURSESNATCH (form of grand theft person)

KILKEA & BEVERLY BL • 8-12-2017 @ 1:45 PM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear)

7500 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 8-11-2017 @ 11:45 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

800 BLOCK N KILKEA DR • 8-11-2017 @ 3:30 PM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

800 BLOCK N ALTA VISTA BL • 8-11-2017 @ 12:40 PM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

8200 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 8-11-2017 @ 11:30 AM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

800 BLOCK N SPAULDING AV • 8-10-2017 @ 9:20 PM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

800 BLOCK N STANLEY AV • 8-10-2017 @ 3:30 PM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

400 BLOCK N ORANGE GROVE AV • 8-10-2017 @ 7:30 AM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

300 BLOCK N SWEETZER AV • 8-10-2017 @ 5:30 AM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

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Longtime Melrose Village Restaurant Maison Richard Closes It’s Doors, New Place Opening Soon.


Melrose Village sadly lost another one it’s eateries recently with the closure of the Maison Richard Restaurant and Bakery located on the 700 block of Stanley Avenue just north of Melrose.  The good news is that the space won’t be closed for long as its new owner, Chef Josette of Normandie Bakery (Farmer’s Market) will open her next endeavor in its place on or around September 1st.

Maison Richard was owned by Huguette Coffyn who opened the Melrose location in 2010 after closing it’s longtime spot at 301 Robertson Blvd.  Huguette’s husband Andre Coffyn was murdered at the Robertson location during a robbery there in July of 1989.

Huguette Coffyn and Chef Michel Richard

The Coffyn’s bought the former location on Robertson in 1986 after world renowned Chef Michel Richard opened the celebrity heavy and wildly popular restaurant Citrus which was located further east on Melrose at Citrus Ave. Richard was also behind the ultra famous Citronella in Washington, D.C that hosted the likes of presidents, the politically famous and celebrities. The restaurant world was stunned when Richard passed away from complications of a stroke in the summer of 2016.

Maison Richard was still under Coffyn’s ownership until just recently.

A Statement from Maison Richards Facebook page reads…

“After 32 years of operations, and an amazing ride, Huguette, the owner of Maison Richard is retiring from the business. The Maison Richard brand and company has officially ended its operation on August 13th 2017. Chef Josette, owner of Normandie Bakery, is taking over the restaurant and french bakery location starting mid-august with her existing Normandie brand and products. Chef Josette’s new concept on the same Melrose and Stanley avenue location will officially launch on September 1st. We would like to thank everyone for having been part of the journey that was started with Michel Richard in 1977. While the original Michel Richard products will no longer be carried past August. The existing location will continue to operate as restaurant and bakery with some similar offerings with Josette’s own French style.”

Huguette and her establishment were a vital part of the Melrose community and supporters of Melrose Action’s efforts.  They will be greatly missed!

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Melrose Action Weekly Crime Report 8/3-8/10/2017

Here are the area reported crimes from August 3rd up to August 10th, 2017.  Serious crimes are indicated in bright red. Crimes are listed in order of occurrence with most recent being first. If you have any information about these crimes, please contact LAPD Wilshire Detectives at (213) 922-8205.  On “off” hours you may also call the LAPD at 1-877-275-5273. If you wish to remain anonymous, please 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.

Our last reporting period included 15.  This reporting period of about 7 days includes 16 with one overlap so the number is relatively the same. Thefts from Cars is the NUMBER ONE problem in our area. 9 of the crimes reported this period are thefts from vehicles. Keep your car doors LOCKED. Keep valuables out of your car or at least out of sight.  Keep in mind these are “reported” crimes. Auto break-in’s are identified as dark red below.

It is CRITICAL if you have been a victim of a crime of ANY KIND to please file a police report to our L.A.P.D. WIlshire Station located at 4861 Venice Blvd just west of La Brea Ave.  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.


300 BLOCK N SWEETZER AV • 8-10-2017 @ 5:30 AM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE 

7400 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 8-8-2017 @ 5:00 PM
 ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear) 
Details From LAPD Senior Lead Officer Inga Wecker:: “That robbery started out as a shoplifting and when two male black suspects entered the store and removed a purse without paying for it.  When the store employee attempted to stop the suspects, she was pepper sprayed by them”

8000 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 8-8-2017 @ 3:00 PM
THEFT-GRAND (plain theft-grand) $950.01 & over (or $100 if fowl, livestock, produce, etc.)

800 BLOCK N MARTEL AV • 8-7-2017 10:00 PM
THEFT-GRAND (plain theft-grand) $950.01 & over (or $100 if fowl, livestock, produce, etc.)

MELROSE AV & HARPER AV • 8-6-2017 @ 5:45 PM
 BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE 

900 BLOCK N EDINBURGH AV • 8-6-2017 3:30 PM 
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – GRAND ($950.01 & over)

7600 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 8-6-2017 @ 1:40 PM
SHOPLIFTING – PETTY THEFT ($950 & under)

7100 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 8-6-2017 @ 12:01 AM
 BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE 

7300 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 8-5-2017 @ 11:00 PM
 BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE 

600 BLOCK N FAIRFAX AV • 8-5-2017 @ 10:30 PM
 BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE 

8100 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 8-5-2017 @ 8:30 PM
 THEFT FROM VEHICLE – GRAND ($950.01 & over) 

900 BLOCK N CROFT AV • 8-5-2017 @ 7:00 PM
 BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

500 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 8-5-2017 @ 6:45 PM
 BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE 

600 BLOCK N VISTA ST • 8-5-2017 @ 3:00 AM
 BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

8100 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 8-4-2017 @ 4:00 AM
 BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) 

900 BLOCK N LA CIENEGA BL • 8-3-2017 @ 12:01 AM
 BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE (on last weeks report) 

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Neighborhood Under Siege : Barricade Situation Paralyses Area For Hours : Suspect Resident of West Hollywood

At around 4 p.m. Wednesday, 911 operators received a call about a man at a home in the 600 N. Blk of Edinburgh Avenue threatening harm to himself and possibly other occupants of the property. Persons at the same address were believed to have been the subject of an FBI investigation the day before.

LAPD Wilshire officers were immediately dispatched to the location. It was established that the incident was a particularly serious one and that LAPD divisions like SWAT, the Bomb squad, and thongs of other assets from LAPD divisions all over the city were consequently dispatched to our area. Melrose Avenue was closed not long after and filled with emergency personnel, a mobile command post, and an endless amount of LAPD vehicles. Additional streets were closed around the area, causing gridlock conditions — at the height of rush hour.

Crisis negotiators and a SWAT team on site attempted communication with the suspect as fire department rescue personnel remained staged close by.

A woman and child who were inside the property with the suspect got out of the building safely about 7:30 p.m. At around 11 p.m. neighbors and the news media reported hearing flash bangs and some detected the smell of tear gas in the air.  It was thought that the stand off at that time was coming to a conclusion. Sirens blared again, police helicopters again circled the area intensely as they had done consistently for over 8 hours. The area was besieged with media helicopters that hovered overhead for hours up until around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. Many neighbors specifically complained about the added noise and disruption as a result of the media coverage from the air.

Officials say that the LAPD SWAT officers entered the residence about 2 a.m. Thursday and found the body of Johannes Marlie, who was 32 years of age and a resident of the city of West Hollywood, according to the coroner’s office.

Ironically, just south of the same area, a power outage occurred just after this incident started — knocking out electricity to around 2000 homes and numerous traffic signals — adding to an incredibly challenging situation for residents and police.

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Melrose Action Weekly Crime Report 7/27-8/3/2017

Here are the area reported crimes from July 27th to 12:01 a.m. August 3rd, 2017.  Serious crimes are indicated in red. Crimes are listed in order of occurrence with the most recent being first. If you have any information about these crimes, please contact LAPD Wilshire Detectives at (213) 922-8205.  On “off” hours you may also call the LAPD at 1-877-275-5273. If you wish to remain anonymous, please 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.

Crime over the 9 days reported here trended DOWN over the previous weeks.  Our last reporting period (which was one day shorter) listed 25 crimes, this week it includes 15 with some overlap.  That’s a significant decrease.  At the last Melrose Action Meeting on Crime, LAPD Wilshire Station Captain Anthony Oddo indicated that more resources would be directed to our area and it appears that those resources and other efforts have had a positive effect, at least in the interim.  However, our 9 years of data for the area shows that the month of August and parts of September normally see spikes in crime — so stay vigilant and report suspicious activity.  Help keep an eye on crime!  Thank you Captain Oddo and Wilshire Station officers.

Neighbors have asked for a meeting this month to discuss the possibility of entering into a contract to hire private security in our area.  We are planning a meeting date this month. More details coming soon.

It is CRITICAL if you have been a victim of a crime of ANY KIND to please file a police report to our L.A.P.D. WIlshire Station located at 4861 Venice Blvd just west of La Brea Ave. 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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900 BLOCK N LA CIENEGA BL • 8-3-2017 @ 12:01 AM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

300 BLOCK N FAIRFAX AV • 8-2-2017 @ 3:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

800 BLOCK N VISTA ST • 8-2-2017 @ 11:30 AM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

MARTEL & MELROSE • 8-2-2017 @ 1:45 AM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear) 

300 BLOCK N HAYWORTH AV • 8-1-2017 @ 9:30 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

600 BLOCK N CURSON AV • 8-1-2017 @ 5:30 PM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) 

600 BLOCK N FULLER AV • 8-1-2017 @ 11:00 AM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) 

600 BLOCK N CRESCENT HEIGHTS BL • 7-31-2017 @ 8:50 PM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

600 BLOCK N EDINBURGH AV • 7-31-2017 @ 11:25 AM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) 

8400 BLOCK MELROSE PL • 7-31-2017 @ 1:50 AM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear) 

8500 BLOCK MELROSE AVE •  7-31-2017 @ 10:15 PM
ROBBERY, WEAPON: Highway, Etc (West Hollywood Sheriffs) 

7400 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 7-29-2017 @ 3:25 PM
THEFT-GRAND (plain theft-grand) $950.01 & over (or $100 if fowl, livestock, produce, etc.)

7300 BLOCK WILLOUGHBY AV • 7-28-2017 @ 7:00 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

700 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 7-27-2017 @ 11:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

8100 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 7-27-2017 @ 12:01 AM
RAPE, FORCIBLE (any age, non consensual sexual intercourse) This was on last week’s crime blotter – it does not appear related to the past sexual assaults reported on 7/3/2017 

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Melrose Action Weekly Crime Report 7/21-7/27/2017

Here are the area reported crimes from July 21th to July 27th, 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, please contact LAPD Wilshire Detectives at (213) 922-8205. On “off” hours you may also call the non emergency LAPD number at 1-877-275-5273. If you wish to remain anonymous, please 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.

Join us for our National Night Out Event at Poinsettia Park on Tuesday August 1st at 5:30 p.m. Free foods and fun for the whole family! Support our community + police partnership!  See Story and Flyer here

It is CRITICAL if you have been a victim of a crime of ANY KIND to please file a police report to our L.A.P.D. WIlshire Station located at 4861 Venice Blvd just west of La Brea Ave.  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.

If you have nuisance issues occurring at or near McMansion construction sites or vacant properties, Melrose Action worked with our neighborhood prosecutor on a informational flyer of what you can do and who to call in such cases. Scroll down or click or tap here to see the flyer.
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700 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 7-27-2017 11:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

8100 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 7-27-2017 @ 12:01 AM
RAPE, FORCIBLE (any age, non consensual sexual intercourse)
** LIKELY NOT RELATED TO OGDEN INCIDENT **

7600 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 7-26-2017 @ 6:20 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

OAKWOOD AV & SPAULDING AV • 7-26-2017 @ 2:45 AM – 3 ARRESTS MADE
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – PETTY ($950 & under)

MELROSE & FULLER • 7-26-2017 @ 2:00 AM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear) 

8100 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 7-25-2017 @ 11:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

7800 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 7-25-2017 @ 6:00 AM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony)

RASH OF CAR BURGLARIES
7300 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 7-24-2017 @ 11:45 PM
6800 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 7-24-2017 @ 10:00 PM
100 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 7-24-2017 @ 8:00 PM
900 BLOCK N FORMOSA AV • 7-24-2017 @ 6:00 PM

600 BLOCK N DETROIT ST • 7-24-2017 @ 1:25 AM
VEHICLE, STOLEN

400 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 7-23-2017 @ 8:30 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

7500 BLOCK CLINTON ST • 7-23-2017 @ 5:15 PM
BURGLARY – ATTEMPTED

300 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 7-23-2017 @ 5:00 PM
ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON (ADW) (likely to produce great bodily injury)

7100 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 7-23-2017 @ 3:00 PM
SHOPLIFTING – PETTY THEFT ($950 & under)

7700 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 7-23-2017 @ 12:00 PM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – GRAND ($950.01 & over)

700 BLOCK N FAIRFAX AV • 7-23-2017 @ 2:00 AM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) 

800 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 7-22-2017 @ 5:30 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

8400 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 7-22-2017 @ 2:20 PM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear) 

7200 BLOCK WARING AV • 7-22-2017 @ 12:00 PM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) 

400 BLOCK N FAIRFAX AV • 7-22-2017 @ 12:01 AM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear) 

600 BLOCK N HAYWORTH AV • 7-21-2017 @ 2:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

MELROSE & FAIRFAX • 7-21-2017 @ 10:00 AM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – PETTY ($950 & under)

MELROSE AV & VISTA ST • 7-21-2017 @ 12:20 AM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear) 

400 BLOCK N FAIRFAX AV • 7-22-2017 @ 12:01 AM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear) 

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Melrose Action’s National Night Out Neighborhood Event This Tuesday!

Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch together with the L.A.P.D. Wilshire Station and Council member Paul Koretz’ office will bring our community’s participation in National Night Out to Poinsettia Park! The event is Tuesday August 1st, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  In our 9th year –  it will feature all kinds of new surprises! Everyone is invited! Its all free and it’s at Poinsettia Park located at 7341 Willoughby Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046. Map it here

New to the event is In-N-Out burger! Courtesy of Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch and our generous neighbor contributors like Ana Benko and Neil Loden (Please thank them!) – neighbors will have a chance to get a free burger, chips and a drink (or maybe a grilled cheese sandwich) from the massive “cook out trailer” that will be onsite — while supplies last! They will be in limited supply and only our L.A.P.D. Wilshire station officers and officials will have the coveted tickets to get a burger. So – to get an In-N-Out burger you’ll have to meet and ask a cop!  Tickets will be distributed at random while they last.

Also new — get your photo’s taken at the Melrose Avenue Business Improvement Districts (aka the Melrose BID) cool new Photo Booth that will be stocked with props to get your picture taken with your favorite friends, cops, neighbors, and family!

Pink’s Hot Dogs returns to the event offering up their coveted awesome hot dogs, chili dogs and all the condiments! Also free and while supplies last!

Radio station Jack-FM will be on site offering up some of their great music along with some giveaways. Other participants include sampling booths from our supporters like Blu Jam Cafe, Melrose Umbrella Co., Kimberly Synder’s Glo-Bio Organic Juice store, the new LA Chouquette Bakery Shop, Organic Luscious Lemonade by Molly Bassler, Target, Just Food For Dogs, Starbucks, free water from Trader Joe’s, the Mid-City West Community Council, CERT and many more!!

Free trees!! Help green up our neighborhood or your yard by getting a free tree from City Plants LA! All that’s required is photo i.d. that shows your a resident of the city of Los Angeles!

Adopt a Pet! GRFF – the Ghetto Rescue Foundation will be on site with pets available for adoption! Please help provide a forever home to a wonderful pet!!

RING! – the home security device that can help protect your home will be at the event with special product discounts and demonstrations to answer your questions!

Please join us! This event’s sole purpose is to help build a stronger community and police partnership in a really positive way!

We want to thank everyone for their participation and contributions to this years event! Please feel free to forward this to neighbors and repost on your social media spaces.

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Melrose Action Weekly Crime Report 7/13 – 7/21/2017

Here are the area reported crimes from July 13th to July 21st, 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, please contact LAPD Wilshire Detectives at (213) 922-8205.  On “off” hours you may also call the LAPD at 1-877-275-5273. If you wish to remain anonymous, please 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.

NOTE: We are hosting a Meeting on Crime THIS WEDNESDAY at Blu Jam Cafe 7371 Melrose Ave (map it here) at 7 p.m.  See more information by scrolling down.

Join us for our National Night Out Event at Poinsettia Park on Tuesday August 1st at 5:30 p.m. Free foods and fun for the whole family!  Scroll down to see flyer.

It is CRITICAL if you have been a victim of a crime of ANY KIND to please file a police report to our L.A.P.D. WIlshire Station located at 4861 Venice Blvd just west of La Brea Ave.  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 AV & VISTA ST • 7-21-2017 @ 12:20 AM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear) 

7600 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 7-20-2017 @ 8:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

7600 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 7-20-2017 @ 7:20 PM
BRANDISHING WEAPON, EXHIBITING DEADLY WEAPON 

ROSEWOOD AV & FAIRFAX AV • 7-20-2017 @ 4:15 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

700 BLOCK N GARDNER ST • 7-20-2017 @ 8:45 AM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) 

900 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 7-19-2017 @ 8:30 PM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – PETTY ($950 & under)

500 BLOCK N STANLEY AV • 7-19-2017 @ 12:00 PM
BICYCLE – STOLEN

BEVERLY BL & POINSETTIA • 7-18-2017 @ 11:30 PM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear)

800 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 7-18-2017 @ 8:30 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

800 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 7-18-2017 @ 7:50 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

700 BLOCK N ORANGE GROVE AV • 7-18-2017 @ 2:30 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

ORANGE & MELROSE • 7-18-2017 @ 10:15 AM
ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON (ADW) (likely to produce great bodily injury) 

CRESCENT HEIGHTS AV & BEVERLY BL • 7-17-2017 @ 10:56 PM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear) 

7600 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 7-17-2017 @ 4:15 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

SPAULDING BL & OAKWOOD AV • 7-17-2017 @ 3:30 PM
THEFT FROM PERSON

8000 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 7-17-2017 @ 11:30 AM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) 

800 BLOCK N EDINBURGH AV • 7-16-2017 @ 11:00 PM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – PETTY ($950 & under)

MELROSE AV & MARTEL • 7-16-2017 @ 3:00 PM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear) 

400 BLOCK N CRESCENT HEIGHTS BL • 7-16-2017 @ 1:00 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

7500 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 7-16-2017 @ 11:30 AM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear) 

500 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 7-16-2017 @ 1:05 AM
THEFT FROM PERSON

OAKWOOD AV & POINSETTIA • 7-15-2017 @ 8:00 PM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear) 

400 BLOCK N STANLEY AV • 7-15-2017 6:00 PM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – GRAND ($950.01 & over)

800 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 7-15-2017 @ 4:30 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

MELROSE AV & FORMOSA • 7-15-2017 @ 1:30 AM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

VISTA & MELROSE • 7-14-2017 @ 11:30 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

400 BLOCK N STANLEY AV • 7-14-2017 @ 8:00 PM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – GRAND ($950.01 & over)

7400 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 7-14-2017 @ 8:00 PM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) 

400 BLOCK N MARTEL AV • 7-14-2017 @ 7:30 PM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – GRAND ($950.01 & over)

7300 BLOCK WARING AV • 7-14-2017 @ 1:15 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

800 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 7-14-2017 @ 11:30 AM
BICYCLE – STOLEN

800 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 7-13-2017 @ 7:00 PM
THEFT-GRAND (plain theft-grand) $950.01 & over (or $100 if fowl, livestock, produce, etc.)

7800 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 7-13-2017 @ 3:05 PM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear)

7500 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 7-13-2017 @ 11:05 AM
THEFT – ATTEMPTED (plain theft-attempted)

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Meeting On Crime Date Set In Response To Recent Sexual Assaults In Area

Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch will hold a Meeting On Crime Wednesday, July 26th 2017 at the Blu Jam Cafe on Melrose at 7 p.m. in response to the recent sexual assaults and other crimes that have occurred in our area. The Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Station and the office of Los Angeles city council member Paul Koretz and the Mid City West Community Council are all co-sponsors and their respective representatives will be there. Map the location of the meeting here https://goo.gl/maps/8M2gin1qw2F2

Our community cop LAPD senior lead officer Inga Wecker along with a lead detective specializing in sex related crimes will also be there. Our neighborhood prosecutor from the L.A. city attorneys office has also been invited. Seating is limited. Guests are advised to arrive early. Melrose Action would like to thank all involved for coming out to support our neighborhood! A special thank you to Kamil Majer and the staff at the Blu Jam Cafe for their amazing generosity and ongoing support!

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Melrose Action Weekly Crime Report 6/30-7/13/2017

Here are the area reported crimes from July 6th to July 13th, 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, please contact LAPD Wilshire Detectives at (213) 922-8205.  On “off” hours you may also call the LAPD at 1-877-275-5273. If you wish to remain anonymous, please 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.

An  L.A.P.D. Crime Map for our area was not available for last week.  The rape listed on this report was in the jurisdiction of West Hollywood’s Sheriff’s station.  We have no information that that incident is connected other sexual assaults reported recently in our area.

It is CRITICAL if you have been a victim of a crime of ANY KIND to please file a police report to our L.A.P.D. WIlshire Station located at 4861 Venice Blvd just west of La Brea Ave.  Map it here
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7800 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 7-13-2017  @ 3:05 PM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear)

7500 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 7-13-2017 @ 11:05 AM
THEFT – ATTEMPTED (plain theft-attempted)

400 BLOCK N EDINBURGH AV • 7-12-2017 @ 7:45 PM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) INCLUDES VESSELS 

700 BLOCK N GENESEE AV • 7-12-2017 @ 1:40 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

MELROSE & VISTA • 7-11-2017 @ 7:45 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

MELROSE AV & FORMOSA AV • 7-10-2017 @ 4:45 PM
THEFT FROM PERSON

500 BLOCK N FAIRFAX AV • 7-10-2017 @ 3:50 PM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – GRAND ($950.01 & over)

7300 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 7-10-2017 @ 2:00 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

MELROSE & ORLANDO • 7-10-2017 @ 2:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

300 BLOCK N FAIRFAX AV • 7-9-2017 @ 6:00 PM
ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON (ADW) (likely to produce great bodily injury)

7400 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 7-9-2017 @ 3:50 AM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) INCLUDES VESSELS

800 BLOCK N EDINBURGH AV • 7-8-2017 @ 10:30 PM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) INCLUDES VESSELS

800 BLOCK N EDINBURGH AV • 7-8-2017 @ 8:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

BEVERLY BL & FAIRFAX AV • 7-7-2017 7:05 PM (1)
ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON (ADW) (likely to produce great bodily injury)

BEVERLY BL & FAIRFAX AV • 7-7-2017 @  7:05 PM (2)
ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON (ADW) (likely to produce great bodily injury)

7900 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 7-7-2017 @ 5:30 PM
SHOPLIFTING – PETTY THEFT ($950 & under)

800 BLOCK N HAYWORTH AV • 7-6-2017 @ 8:30 PM
THEFT-GRAND (plain theft-grand) $950.01 & over (or $100 if fowl, livestock, produce, etc.)

800 BLOCK N HARPER AV • 7-6-2017 @ 1:30 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

7600 BLOCK BEVERLY BL • 7-6-2017 @ 11:00 AM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

900 BLOCK N SPAULDING AVE • 7-6-2017 @ 4:00 AM – (L.A. County Sheriff’s West Hollywood Area)
::RAPE, FORCIBLE: Rape by Force, Female 18 YRS + ::

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Melrose Action Weekly Crime Report 6/30 – 7/6/2017

Here are the area reported crimes from June 30th to July 6th, 2017. Many of you have already heard by now that there was a particularly serious crime that occurred in our area on Monday July 3rd. The official details of the crime are below.  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, please contact LAPD Wilshire Detectives at (213) 922-8205.  On off hours you may also call the LAPD at 1-877-275-5273. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact L.A. Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at their website at www.lacrimestoppers.org.

The L.A.P.D. Crime Map for week ending 7/1/2017 is below (scroll down). It shows 18 reported crimes. It’s safe to say that crime is definitely on an uptrend.

800 BLOCK N HARPER AV • 7-6-2017 @ 1:30 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

900 BLOCK N SPADING AVE • 7-6-2017 @ 4:00 AM (Reported by West Hollywood Sheriffs)
RAPE, FORCIBLE: Rape by Force, Female 18 YRS + 

7800 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 7-5-2017 @ 7:15 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

900 BLOCK GARDNER ST • 7-5-2017 @ 10:30 AM
THEFT, PETTY: From Auto (Except Parts/Accessories)

8100 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 7-5-2017 @ 7:00 AM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) INCLUDES VESSELS 

800 BLOCK N ORANGE GROVE AV • FOURTH OF JULY  7-4-2017 6:00 PM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) INCLUDES VESSELS 

7900 BLOCK MELROSE AV • FOURTH OF JULY 7-4-2017 @ 1:00 PM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear) 

400 N. BLOCK OF OGDEN DR • 7-3-2017 @ 11:50 PM
::HOT PROWL / RAPE / SEXUAL ASSAULT (2)::

MELROSE AV & OGDEN DR • 7-3-2017 @ 3:45 PM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear) 

400 BLOCK N LA JOLLA AV • 7-2-2017 @ 10:30 PM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) INCLUDES VESSELS 

7600 BLOCK MELROSE AV • 7-2-2017 @ 5:00 PM
SHOPLIFTING – GRAND THEFT ($950.01 & over)

400 BLOCK N DETROIT ST • 7-2-2017 @ 2:15 AM
BICYCLE – STOLEN

7600 BLOCK ROSEWOOD AV • 7-2-2017 @ 1:30 AM
VEHICLE, STOLEN

MELROSE AV & VISTA ST • 7-1-2017 @ 11:55 PM
ROBBERY (taking property of another by means of force or fear) 

800 BLOCK N MARTEL AV • 7-1-2017 @ 6:00 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

800 BLOCK N LA BREA AV • 7-1-2017 @ 3:15 PM
SHOPLIFTING – GRAND THEFT ($950.01 & over)

MELROSE AV & STANLEY AV • 7-1-2017 @ 2:15 PM
THEFT – PETTY (plain theft-petty) ($950 & under)

800 BLOCK N POINSETTIA PL • 7-1-2017 @ 8:30 AM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) INCLUDES VESSELS

800 BLOCK N ALTA VISTA BL • 6-30-2017 @ 10:00 PM
THEFT FROM VEHICLE – GRAND ($950.01 & over)

MELROSE AV & EDINBURGH • 6-30-2017 12:15 PM
BURGLARY FROM VEHICLE

8700 BLOCK ROSEWOOD AVE • 6-30-2017 @ 12:00 PM
VEHICLE BURGLARY: Auto/Passenger Van Burglary

400 BLOCK N HARPER AV • 6-30-2017 @ 8:30 AM
BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) INCLUDES VESSELS 

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L.A. City Attorney Criminally Charges Genesee Apartment Building Owner For Allegedly Operating “Short Term” Rentals

“In a city with a profound shortage of affordable housing, unlawfully converting rental units to operate hotels has got to stop,” said Mike Feuer – City Attorney for the city of Los Angeles.”

According to a complaint filed by the Los Angeles city attorney’s office — Carol Jean Alsman, the owner of a 4-unit property located at 500 N. Genesee Avenue, was charged with six counts in a criminal case alleging:  failure to comply with an order to comply, zoning violations; illegal use without proper building permits, failure to file notice of intention to re-rent, failure to offer rental to displaced tenants, and renting property within five years after withdrawing from the rental market under the Ellis Act.

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CRIME ALERT: Two Women Sexually Assaulted During Break-in, Police Release Sketch of Suspect

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400 Blk of Ogden Ave. Suspect Armed With Handgun Entered Apartment, While Inside Tied Up Two Female Victims And Sexually Assaulted Them 

Here’s the official L.A.P.D. Statement:

Fairfax District: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division, Special Assault Section, are seeking the public’s awareness and assistance in a case involving a sexual predator that has attacked two adult females.

On Monday, July 3, 2017, around 11:50 p.m., Wilshire Area officers responded to a “hot prowl, burglary” radio call around the 400 block of North Ogden Drive in the City of Los Angeles. Officer’s investigation revealed that the suspect was armed with a handgun and entered the victim’s apartment. The suspect tied both of female’s hands and sexually assaulted them. Once one of the victims began to scream the suspect fled the location.

The suspect is described as a 30 to 40-year-old White male, 5 feet 10 inches tall to 6 feet tall. He weighs approximately 160 to 180 pounds and has a short grey beard.

Anyone with information, including any possible additional victims of this suspect, are urged to Detective Daniel Aguirre or Detective John Macchiarella, LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division, Special Assault Section, at 213-486-6910. 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.

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