Category Archives: Crime/Police

Brian Cruz Sentenced to Life in State Prison

According to the City News Service, Brian Thomas Cruz, now 50, who went on a one-day crime spree in Pacific Palisades on August 11, 2014, has now been sentenced to 141 years to life in state prison. Many residents may … Continue reading

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CRIME IN PACIFIC PALISADES: Surge in Criminal Actions from Late June through Early July

Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore filed the following crime report before leaving on vacation for the next five weeks. ATTEMPTED CARJACKING: June 24, 4 p.m. at Entrada and East Channel. The suspect (male Hispanic with black hair and … Continue reading

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Why You Should Register Your Bike with the Nonprofit Bike Index

My family has had three bikes stolen at two different times from Pacific Palisades. Once the driveway gate was open and someone walked up to the garage and took two bikes. The second time, a bike was parked along the … Continue reading

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CRIME: Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore’s Report

Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore released the following crimes reported in Pacific Palisades in recent weeks. After a few months of “safer at home” mandates, it appears there has been an uptick in crime as people once again populate neighborhoods … Continue reading

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Warning to Homeowners Who Are Renting a House or a Room: Watch Out for Grifters

Circling the News ran a touching personal story by Paul Morantz (“The Tarot Cards Foretold the Future of Two Friends”) on June 8. Morantz followed up, asking if CTN wanted to know about a rental scam by grifters that he felt … Continue reading

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Captain Jonathon Tom Sends Public Safety Message

(Editor’s note: The following message was sent to the Pacific Palisades community on June 6, from LAPD Captain Jonathon Tom, Commanding Officer, West Los Angeles Area.) “Recently information from a leaked Los Angeles Sheriffs (LASO) document was distributed and shared … Continue reading

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Possible Problems in Pacific Palisades Today with Looters

(Editor’s note: I was asked by several subscribers to post the warning that I sent out this morning, so that others might read it. Additionally, around noon, Captain Jonathon Tom, Commanding Officer for West Los Angeles sent a notice to … Continue reading

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National Guard Comes to Pacific Palisades to Enforce Curfew and Deter Looters

Circling the News received the following email this morning: “Just wondering what is going on this a.m. in the Palisades….is the National Guard around?” Saturday night at Fairfax and Melrose, near Rick Caruso’s Grove, and then Sunday afternoon in Santa … Continue reading

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CRIME–Senior Lead Officer Moore’s Report for Pacific Palisades

Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore released the following crime statistics on Memorial Day. The majority of the crimes were Burglary/Theft from Vehicle. Residents are reminded that nothing valuable should be left inside their cars. With out-of-town residents once … Continue reading

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Scams Abound During Coronavirus Times: Crime Update

Lookout for Scams: On April 26, Circling the News reported a scam that involved a criminal who used an email address that looked accurate to the recipient, but was off by a letter or two. The bad guy convinced the … Continue reading

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