After Someone Sees Them Breaking into Cars
There has been a recent spate of car burglaries along Pacific Coast Highway. Around noon on June 19, LAPD Officer Rusty Redican told Circling the News: “We just took a bunch of suspects into custody who were breaking into surfers’ cars at Topanga Beach, Will Rogers Beach and other areas of the Palisades and Venice.”
Redican reported that at Topanga Beach, a person observed the suspects breaking into the cars, called 911 and followed the car. He flagged down Redican, who called for additional resources.
Since the most recent crime had been committed in the Malibu jurisdiction, Malibu Sheriffs took the suspects into custody. Redican also passed the information on to LAPD detectives, who responded that they may have some police reports that will identify these suspects and their vehicle.
“Hopefully these car burglaries will stop for a while,” Redican said.
Report from Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore
June 11, 12:05 p.m. in 800 block of Via De La Paz. A 21-year-old female was arrested for robbery after using force to escape from being detained for shoplifting. Police took her into custody at Alma Real and La Cruz.
May 31, 12:20 to 7:30 a.m., in the 17200 block of Sunset. The suspect smashed a window on victim’s vehicle and took clothing and headphones.
June 7 to 10, 4 p.m. to 7 a.m. in the 700 block of El Medio. The suspect cut a lock off a trailer door and took victim’s tools.
June 9 to 10, 3 p.m. to 9 a.m., in the 500 block of Palisades Drive. The suspect entered victim’s closed business and took money and a lock box.
June 10, 2:55 to 3:07 p.m., in the 500 block of Los Liones. The suspect smashed a window to enter victim’s vehicle and took a backpack.
June 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Will Rogers State Park. The suspect smashed a window on victim’s vehicle and took a bag.
June 17, 10 a.m., in the 500 block of Radcliffe. The suspect entered victim’s home (possible through a door left open by workers) and ransacked a closet.
June 17 to 18, 1:30 p.m., Latimer Road. The suspect, possibly using a spare key, entered the location and took an accordion and keys.
June 5, 11:36 p.m., 15200 Palisades Village Lane. The suspect took victim’s purse from a restaurant table while victim was using the restroom.
June 18, 2:20 p.m., in the 14800 block of Pacific Coast Highway. The suspect (30-year-old male Hispanic, 5’6″ 190 lbs.) entered victim’s business, took alcoholic beverages, and fled without paying.
THROWING OBJECTS AT A MOVING VEHICLE
June 11, 9:45 a.m., at the intersection of Sunset and Rockingham. A 59-year-old male was arrested after throwing an unknown object at a moving vehicle causing damage to the vehicle windshield.