Category Archives: Crime/Police

CRIME – Officer Espin Reports January: Homeless Encampment off El Medio

Senior Lead Officer has released the crime report from January. “Overall part one crime is lower,” he said in a January 26 email. “The only category that experience a rise was residential burglaries. We have had five since the beginning … Continue reading

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Telling the Story of the Death of Keenan Anderson

The Wall Street Journal in a Saturday letter from the publisher wrote “reliable information is the most valuable currency of the epoch. A faulty news dispatch can send massive ripples. Hyperbole, infatuation with spectacle and thinly sourced media reports with … Continue reading

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CRIME—Dead Body, Public Safety and Espin Report

Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin reported on December 23 that “West LA Area Officers received a call for service regarding a decomposed body located a quarter mile off of Parker Mesa trail. At this time there is no … Continue reading

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CRIME- Pacific Palisades from December 4 to 10

Pacific Palisades Senior Lead officer Brian Espin wrote on December 15 “As you can see our area was very busy last week. If you notice two of the burglaries occurred in the same location. This was because areas of a … Continue reading

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Captain Craig Heredia Speaks about Local Crime and Recruitement

(Editor’s note: Part I of the interview with Captain Craig Heredia, who is the new Commanding Officer of the West L.A Division, ran on November 22. This is part two.)  This past February, Captain Craig Heredia was promoted to Captain … Continue reading

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Captain Craig Heredia Assumes Command of West L.A. LAPD

Captain III Craig Heredia was appointed to the head the 65-square mile West L.A. Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) at the beginning of November. Heredia was the West L.A. Patrol Commanding Office under Captain Jonathan Tom, who was promoted as … Continue reading

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CRIME REPORT: October 26 through 29 – Senior Lead Officer Report

Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin wrote: I hope this email finds you well. We are now getting into colder weather in our area. We (LAPD) are continually checking for encampments where people could possibly be setting up cooking or … Continue reading

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Two Homeless Men Arrested for a Shooting at a 7-11 in Santa Monica

On October 29, 2022, at 9:35 p.m., Officers responded to a report of shots fired at the 7-11 located at 1865 Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica. Upon arrival, officers found the glass from one of the front doors shattered along … Continue reading

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CRIME REPORT: Two Kids Terrorized by Hot Prowl

At the Pacific Palisades Community Council zoom meeting, a crime which occurred on October 17, in the 700 block of Hartzell, involving a “hot prowl” was discussed. Two kids were in the house around 7 p.m., while the parents were … Continue reading

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Captain Jonathan Tom Promoted: Bids Community Goodbye

(Editor’s note: It was with much joy that this editor learned that Captain Jonathan Tom had been promoted, because he deserved it. But his promotion also brought sadness. Tom went out of his way to try and work with this … Continue reading

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