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Melrose Action Private Patrol Program – Full Details and Video

Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch is helping launch a 24 hour / 7 day-a-week private security patrol program (MAPP – Melrose Action Patrol Program) with a company called Security Specialists that will be available to residents and merchants in the Melrose Village area. It’s boundaries are NORTH of Melrose Av. to Romaine Av., WEST from La Cienega Bl. east to La Brea Av. The cost per month is $49.95.  

In the midst of recent crimes in the area, neighbors have been asking for another layer of options regarding community security. We explored many options in terms of types  and hours of coverage and a collective of neighbors said that a 24 hour-a-day / 7 day-a-week service was the best option to pursue.  Also taken into consideration was that the Melrose Village and north Fairfax business districts and the surrounding residential area has issues unique to itself. The business districts have daytime and nighttime oriented businesses creating different dynamics at different times. We have schools in the area. We have a park that has activities from morning through night hours that function 7 days a week. The area several vacant properties, either awaiting demolition, under construction, or on the market for sale — many of these properties are known havens for transients that may be involved in criminal activity.

As part of our new block captain/block contact volunteer network, guards and Dan Kaufmann our area’s security consultant and personal protection agent will stay in contact via a private Facebook group and communicate out pressing issues to keep neighbors alerted.

What can you do to help?  Volunteer to be a block captain/contact.  For more information email us at moc.n1508745722oitca1508745722esorl1508745722em@sn1508745722iatpa1508745722c-kco1508745722lb1508745722

What services will you receive as a MAPP subscriber?

Services Include but not limited to:

Patrol Response 

Each participating home will be able to call our 24/7 800 dispatch number to request an ARMED response for suspicious activity, criminal activity, scheduled escorts,

Alarm Response 

Each participating home will be able to utilize our patrol service for alarm response to any existing alarm system, by simply notifying your alarm monitoring company and giving them our dispatch number and company information. We will respond to any activation at your home included in the patrol program at no additional cost thus saving you hundreds of dollars in false alarm fees from local law enforcement.

Vacation Watch 

Our officers will do a physical inspection of your property when you are on vacation or away for an extended period of time. We will move or discard any items left on your property such as door hangers, newspapers, or any item that would indicate to a potential criminal casing the area that the home is vacant.

Scheduled Escorts 

A simple call to our dispatch requesting a scheduled escort at your home is all it takes to have some extra piece of mind for you and your family. As agents of your property, we have full authority to inspect the interior and exterior of your property upon request. Our officers will meet you or a family member at your home when you arrive to make sure the house is secure when you arrive.

Free Signage 

Each participating home or business in the patrol program will receive FREE signage for their property including yard signs, window stickers, phone stickers etc.

To sign up today, click or tap the link to download the needed documents.  Once completed you can either email them or fax them to 1.818.785.7801 or drop them off in person at one of our meet up locations.
CLICK OR TAP HERE FOR PRIVATE PATROL SIGN UP FORMS

Contact Information For Our Private Patrol Company
Security Specialists
Mr. Dan Kaufmann
Telephone 800.463.0444 Ext 309
Direct 818.394.8759
Fax 818.785.7801
orp.s1508745722tsila1508745722iceps1508745722ytiru1508745722ces@n1508745722namfu1508745722aKnaD1508745722      www.securityspecialists.pro

If you have other questions, please contact Melrose Action at moc.n1508745722oitca1508745722esorl1508745722em@su1508745722-tcat1508745722noc 1508745722

If you live in the area SOUTH of Melrose, there is program available to you – Click or Tap Here

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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 eniln1508745722o.dpa1508745722l@0851508745722731508745722

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

Sign up for our new private patrol service — MAPP – Melrose Action Patrol Program. Click or tap here for details. http://www.melroseaction.org/melrose-action-patrol-program-mapp/

Posted in Area Crime Blotter, Area News Blog Archive


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

Posted in Area Crime Blotter, Area News Blog Archive


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 eniln1508745722o.dpa1508745722l@0851508745722731508745722.

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 eniln1508745722o.dpa1508745722l@0851508745722731508745722.

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

Sign up for our new private patrol serviceMAPP – Melrose Action Patrol Program. Click or tap here for details. http://www.melroseaction.org/melrose-action-patrol-program-mapp/

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Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch Meeting For October Set

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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 eniln1508745722o.dpa1508745722l@0851508745722731508745722.

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 eniln1508745722o.dpa1508745722l@0851508745722731508745722.  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
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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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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
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•  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
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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 eniln1508745722o.dpa1508745722l@0851508745722731508745722

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Melrose Action Newsletter/Crime Report 9/1/2017


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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.
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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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