Category Archives: Crime/Police

Garden Café and Cafe Vida Are Burglarized; Detectives Seek Help in Identifying Suspects 

Palisades Garden Café on La Cruz Drive was broken into around 2 a.m. on April 19. The suspects smashed through the front door. There was only change in the café register, and they took snacks, then proceeded to Café Vida … Continue reading

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SCAM: Don’t Be Fooled by Con Artists

(Editor’s note: Long-time resident Haldis Toppel, who serves as Area 3 representative on the Community Council, has shared the following story with Circling the News in hopes that it might prevent others from being scammed. The story is true, but … Continue reading

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CRIME: LAPD Discovers Fire Pit; Weekly Crime

LAPD Beach Patrol Discovers Fire Pit The LAPD Beach Patrol that works with the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness made a discovery on March 29. A firepit had been set up at the base of the Via de las … Continue reading

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CRIME: Shooting on PCH Near Temescal Canyon Road 

Circling the News received the following information from a resident, who was traveling southbound on Temescal Canyon Road around 7 a.m. today (Sunday). “A man on the side of the road right at PCH and Temescal was lying on the … Continue reading

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CRIME REPORT: New SLO Introduction

Ever since the long-time Senior Lead Officer in Pacific Palisades, Michael Moore, retired in January, LAPD West Division Commanding Officer Jonathan Tom has been unable to replace him, thanks to budget constraints. Instead, our area has a recurring SLO “substitute.” … Continue reading

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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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CRIME: Pacific Palisades through March 8

LAPD Officer III Jae Lee, who is currently serving as Palisades Senior Lead Officer, released the following crimes reported in Pacific Palisades through March 8. His email is 40824@lapd.online. BURGLARY: March 1, 5:30 a.m., in the 15900 block of Miami Way. Suspect(s) … Continue reading

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Suspects for March 1 “Hot Prowl” Burglary

Neighbors who live close to Palisades High School were awakened by police cars and a helicopter around 6:30 a.m., on March 1. There had been a “Hot Prowl” burglary near 15945 Miami way and that one suspect had been apprehended. … Continue reading

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Robbery on Miami Way: One Suspect taken into Custody

Neighbors who live close to Palisades High School were awoken by police cars and a helicopter around 6:30 a.m., today March 1. A LAPD officer stationed at Radcliffe and Carthage said there had been a robbery near 15945 Miami way … Continue reading

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CRIME: Pacific Palisades through February 20

Pacific Palisades Temporary Senior Lead Officer Jae Lee filed the following report for crimes through February 20. His email is 40824@lapd.online. As a reminder, our permanent SLO Michael Moore retired in January and according to West L.A. Commanding Officer Jonathon Tom: “The selection for … Continue reading

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