Category Archives: Crime/Police

Help Neighboring Police by Playing Poker

Palisades resident and former Santa Monica Police Sergeant Steve Heineman tipped Circling the News that the Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) is sponsoring a poker tournament for adults (21 and older).  The event starts at 5 p.m. this Saturday … Continue reading

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Flags in Village Green to Honor 9/11 Victims

  By SUE PASCOE Editor, Circling the News The phone rang around 6:30 a.m. I was still in bed. From the living room, I could hear the sounds from the television set. That meant that one of my three kids … Continue reading

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Uptick in Homeless in Pacific Palisades; Transients Return to Venice; New Ballona Fire

  A resident sent a video and photo of a homeless person camping in Los Leones Canyon on August 30 to the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness. This kind of camping is forbidden because this state parkland is in … Continue reading

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Crime/Accident Roundup in Pacific Palisades

“HOMELESS PEDESTRIAN STRUCK,” ran in Musings on August 9: “Around noon on Monday, August 9, a homeless individual was struck by a vehicle on PCH at Sunset. LAFD responded and the individual was transported to the hospital. The driver that … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer Files Report

Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin filed a July 29 crime report before leaving on vacation for the month of August.  Officer Jose Bermudez (402732lapd.online) will cover for Espin while he is away. Espin warned, “This last week we had … Continue reading

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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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