Category Archives: Crime/Police

Alert Resident Stops the Illegal Removal of Parkway Trees

A resident taking a walk in the Huntington Palisades on November 25 alerted Cindy Kirven that large trees along the street parkway were being removed. Kirven, who is the co-president of the Pacific Palisades Community Council Forestry, went to the … Continue reading

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Crime Continues to Plague Town

  A resident shared the following video of people trying to break into cars in the Huntington Palisades area.   Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin sent the crime report on November 22. He reported that the Beach Detail Officers took … Continue reading

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Home on Kingman Broken Into and Robbed

Be on the lookout for this man. Especially if you plan to be out of town this weekend or over the holiday, know there are criminals who are trying to gain access to your home. A Santa Monica Canyon resident … Continue reading

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Scammers Call and Want Money for a Family Member in Jail

  A friend and an Optimist Club member sent me the following note: you may know about this ‘scam and you may want to use it in one of your editions.” He explained that he received a call (his third … Continue reading

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Canyon and Kenter Canyon Schools Were in Lockdown November 15

Canyon Elementary School went into lockdown on November 15 around 2:30 p.m. and then later the same day Kenter Canyon Elementary School also went into lockdown, according to Gates Security CEO Scott Wagenseller. Both schools had received shooting threats. Again, … Continue reading

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CRIME- October 22 to November 4 Reported by SLO Espin

Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin and his partner passed out candy on Halloween. “We stopped at a couple of intersections in the neighborhoods and passed out candy with the police car lights on. I know some people were … Continue reading

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LAPD Sends Letter to Schools

(Editor’s note: Attached you will also find a badge note Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin drafted and will be disseminated to the parents/gradians of Palisades Charter High School and Paul Revere Middle School regarding the recent juvenile behaviors.) November 08, … Continue reading

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Young Girl Tasered by Another Youth at Rec Center

(Editor’s note: the story was updated on November 8 with a description of the youth that tasered an eighth grade girl and a photo of the taser mark.) In a scene straight out of “Lord of the Flies,” a group … Continue reading

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Man Reported for Pulling a Knife

In between refereeing soccer games at the historic Belmar Park on Sunday, November 5, this editor called 911. The Park is 3.5-acres, but the centerpiece is a large artificial turf field, which is located across from Santa Monica High School … Continue reading

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PALISADES CRIME UPDATE October 15 to October 21

Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin wrote in an October 26 email that “Last week we had seven auto-related crimes. Most of the problems are around the tourist locations of the Palisades. The beach and hiking trails have been the … Continue reading

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