Category Archives: Crime/Police

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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Crime in Pacific Palisades—July 5 through July 17

Temporary Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin sent the following message to residents, along with the crime report: “We had a couple of burglaries last week you should be aware of. Always be aware of your surroundings, especially when … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Scammed — Join Thursday’s Senior Alliance Program for Helpful Advice about Various Frauds

The Palisades Alliance for Seniors will hold a virtual program highlighting various senior scams this Thursday, July 22, “Stop Senior Scams.” The program will start at 10:30 a.m. and is presented by the Stop Senior Scams Acting Program of Los … Continue reading

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Tragedy in Venice: Girlfriend of 18-Year-Old Killed in Random Shooting Speaks Out

(Editor’s note: this story is reprinted by permission from Venice Current. Many in Pacific Palisades may have heard about the two young people who were shot in Venice—and the young man who died, Tyheam “TY” Bray Jr. 6’1” 275 pounds, … Continue reading

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Shooting near Gladstone’s in Early Morning Hours

LAPD’s Pacific division received word that two shooting victims had been admitted to UCLA Hospital in the early morning hours on July 5. It was determined that the victims had been injured on the beach between Gladstone’s and the Bel … Continue reading

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Crime Uptick from June 20 to 26

Pacific Palisades temporary Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin released the Part 1 Crime report for June 20-26 that included 10 incidents. BURGLARY: June 20, in the 14700 block of McKendree Avenue. The suspect removed a garage opener from a vehicle … Continue reading

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Agencies Meet to Address Fire/Homeless Concerns in Pacific Palisades Area

The recent Palisades Fire brought together City, County and State officials, because it spread through those jurisdictions that included City (the Highlands), the County (Topanga) and State parks (Will Rogers and Topanga). LAPD Captain Jonathan Tom, commanding officer of the … Continue reading

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City Council Votes 13 to 1 to Pursue Homeless Feasibility Study

  The L.A. City Council voted today to approve a motion by Councilmen Mike Bonin and Mark Ridley-Thomas (Motion 21-0350) to study the feasibility of using Will Rogers State Beach, Dockweiler Beach, LAX land and two city parks, Mar Vista and … Continue reading

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OPINION: Times Editorial Calls Bonin Enterprising, Shames Pacific Palisades Residents

The Los Angeles Times editorial on Sunday (“Shelter Next to the Beach?”) stated that Councilman Mike Bonin’s idea of turning the Will Rogers Beach parking lot into a village for the homeless should be considered. Since many Circling the News … Continue reading

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Street Racing and RVs Addressed at PCH Task Force Quarterly Meeting 

RV overnight parking and street racing continue to be a challenge, according to CHP and L.A. County Sheriffs. At the quarterly virtual meeting of the PCH Task Force on May 12, both enforcement groups voiced frustration. (LAPD and Santa Monica police were … Continue reading

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