WEST LOS ANGELES
DAILY CRIME BRIEFING
July 3, 2015 through July 15, 2015
ASSAULT OR ADW (Assault with a Deadly Weapon): 2
11900 Wilshire (clothing store parking lot)
On 07/07/15, at 1030, the suspect pushed the victim to the elevator floor and put a box cutter to her throat and attempted to remove her pants. Victim was able to escape and fled. The suspect was immediately located and taken into custody without incident
12000 Benmore Terrace
On 7/11/15, at 1310, the victims and the suspect, who all know one another and have had an ongoing dispute, became involved in an argument. The suspect and victim 1 argued and during the course of the argument the suspect armed herself with a machete. Victim 1 retreated. Victim 2, hearing the commotion, exited the residence and began to videotape the confrontation. The suspect then turned towards victim 2 and pointed the machete at him. Both victims fled inside the residence and called the police. The police responded and arrested the suspect.
12200 Shetland Ln (construction)
Between 07/03/15, at 1630, to 07/06/15, at 0730, unknown suspect(s) entered the location by breaking the lock box on the front door and using the key to enter through the same door to the construction site and took power tools and a T.V valued at $1,700.00
11700 Gorham Ave
On 07/03/15, between 0400 and 0500, two unknown suspects entered the underground apartment garage by prying the rear door and removed a bicycle that appears to have been unsecured. Suspects also cut the locks of other bicycles at the location but did not take them because they were double locked. Suspects appear to be in their late teens, early 20’s.
GRAND THEFT AUTO: 0
BFMV (Burglary and/or Theft from Motor Vehicle): 8
On 06/30/15, between 1800 and 0630 the next day, while parked in an apartment parking garage, a GPS, vehicle registration and clothing were stolen.
On 07/04/15, between 2340 and 1230 the next day, while parked in a parking lot, the window was smashed and an I-phone was stolen.
On 07/06/15, between 2200 and 1030 the next day, while parked in a carport, $25.00 cash was stolen.
12100 La Casa Lane
On 07/08/15, between 2015 and 0620 the next day, while parked in a driveway, a wallet and ID were stolen.
11600 Montana Ave
On 07/07/15, between 2130 and 0900 the next day, while parked in an apartment garage, a garage remote, laptop, and charger were stolen.
On 07/11/15, between 1500 and 0900 the next day, while parked in a carport, a laptop was stolen.
200 Acari Drive
On 07/11/15, between 1800 and 1130 the next day, while parked on the street, a briefcase was stolen.
On 07/12/15, between 0200 and 0500, while parked in a subterranean garage, the tires and wheels from a Mercedes Benz were stolen.
GRAND THEFT & PETTY THEFT: 5
300 S. Saltair Av (construction site)
Between 07/03/15 and 07/06/15, unknown suspect broke gate lock and removed construction tools valued at $5,351.88
1100 Gretna Green (residence)
On 07/06/09, between 1200 and 1000 the next day, the victim placed a brown paper bag full of jewelry on a shelf in her home. Victim then later discovered the bag and contents missing. The victim, who had recently moved and had movers in her home unsupervised. Jewelry valued at $88,205.00
11800 Wilshire Blvd (restaurant)
On 0707/15, at 1900, unknown suspect removed victim’s wallet from her purse while she was dining. Wallet valued at $100.00
11700 W. Sunset Blvd (apartment parking lot)
On 07/08/15 between 0600 and 0630, unknown suspect(s) drove a vehicle into an apartment garage area and removed victim’s bicycle valued at $1,000.00 Suspect’s vehicle described as a white Chevy SUV (no further description)
3100 Cavendish (construction site)
Between 07/11/15 at 1630 and 07/13/15 at 0730, uknown suspects removed boxes of tile from a construction site after cutting through wire fencing. Tile valued at $10,000.00
It has become a common and unfortunate practice for some folks that live in apartments or condominiums to leave their keys inside their vehicle in cases where tandem parking is necessary (parking directly behind another car when space is limited). Although it makes it a bit more convenient to switch around cars, it’s a terrible habit to get into and one that recently contributed to an ongoing series of break-ins. In this case, the suspects had great successes in taking advantage of people leaving their keys in their cars or on their tires and consequently, repeatedly returned to the property to commit more and more thefts. If your family or neighbors are engaged in this type of practice, please consider the message that it sends out to the bad guys that take advantage of this practice– It tells them that your building is an easy mark and if they want more stuff to steal without difficulty, come on back.
All the best,
Senior Lead Officer Maria Gray
LAPD West Los Angeles Division