Category Archives: Crime/Police

Suspected Wrongdoing at the DWP and City Attorney’s Office Is Uncovered

The following tale, which has more turns than a mystery novel, involves the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, misconduct at the City Attorney’s Office and the increasingly high utility rates paid by residents. The story begins in 2013 … Continue reading

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Letter: Officer John “Rusty” Redican Writes about His New Position with the LAPD

  Sorry that I have been a bit silent as of late. Many of you have asked for updates, but the way my department works, I had to remain silent until my new position was secured. I will be leaving … Continue reading

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LAPD Officer Redican Leaves Palisades Position; Takes New Role in Elysian Park

  Officer John “Rusty” Redican was honored on Wednesday, September 15, with a farewell luncheon at K’s Bakery in the Highlands. After almost six years in Pacific Palisades working with the homeless, he will become an LAPD firearms instructor working … Continue reading

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Latest Pacific Palisades Crime Report

Senior Lead Office Brian Espin released the crime report for this area from September 5 to 11. “We had a busy week with seven auto-related crimes and four burglaries,” Espin said. “We need to stay vigilant and look out for … Continue reading

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Help Neighboring Police by Playing Poker

Palisades resident and former Santa Monica Police Sergeant Steve Heineman tipped Circling the News that the Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) is sponsoring a poker tournament for adults (21 and older).  The event starts at 5 p.m. this Saturday … Continue reading

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Flags in Village Green to Honor 9/11 Victims

  By SUE PASCOE Editor, Circling the News The phone rang around 6:30 a.m. I was still in bed. From the living room, I could hear the sounds from the television set. That meant that one of my three kids … Continue reading

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Uptick in Homeless in Pacific Palisades; Transients Return to Venice; New Ballona Fire

  A resident sent a video and photo of a homeless person camping in Los Leones Canyon on August 30 to the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness. This kind of camping is forbidden because this state parkland is in … Continue reading

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Crime/Accident Roundup in Pacific Palisades

“HOMELESS PEDESTRIAN STRUCK,” ran in Musings on August 9: “Around noon on Monday, August 9, a homeless individual was struck by a vehicle on PCH at Sunset. LAFD responded and the individual was transported to the hospital. The driver that … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer Files Report

Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin filed a July 29 crime report before leaving on vacation for the month of August.  Officer Jose Bermudez (402732lapd.online) will cover for Espin while he is away. Espin warned, “This last week we had … Continue reading

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New Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin Will Assume Duty August 1

West Los Angeles LAPD Captain Jonathon Tom told Circling the News that Officer Brian Espin will assume the Senior Lead Officer position in Pacific Palisades on August 1. He will replace long-time SLO Michael Moore, who retired in January. Twelve … Continue reading

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