CRIME in Pacific Palisades from May 28 to June 4

Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin.

Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin sent the following crime report for May 28 to June 4.

“I have been in communication with our detectives, and we have seen a slight increase in our area burglaries,” Espin said in an email. “LAPD Detectives are working diligently to narrow down if the suspects are related to a crew working in the area or just random suspects looking for an opportunity. Please let your neighbors know when you see something suspicious or out of the ordinary on your street.”

Espin reminded residents to lock doors and windows. “Any security system you can get that gives you instant notification that someone is on your property is extremely helpful,” he said.

People dumping wood and other items along Temescal Canyon Road has been a problem. Too often the City is tasked with doing clean up. Espin caught a landscaping company dropping off a wood pile along Temescal Canyon. “I got them to clean it up and I notify LA Sanitation for the violation follow-up.”

Espin was also at the public safety fair held at Simon Meadow on June 10. To contact Espin, email: or (310) 444-0737.

Landscaping companies illegally dump wood along Temescal Canyon Road. Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin caught this group in action and told them dumping was not legal.



May 30, 2:15 p.m., at Bashford and Gallow. The victim was walking along the sidewalk. Two suspects pulled up in their vehicle, exited it and asked for directions. Suspect 1 tried to trick the victim by plying her with fake jewelry, while pulling the victim’s ring off. The suspects fled once they noticed another passerby coming.


June 3, 10:30 p.m., in the 400 block of Amalfi Drive. A suspect jumped on the victim’s fence and climbed on the second story balcony. The suspect smashed the victim’s master bedroom window and ransacked the bedroom and closet and fled with property.


May 28, 11:30 a.m., in the 15000 block of Sunset Boulevard. An unknown suspect entered secured vehicle and removed victim’s property and then fled the location.

May 28, 12:30 to 1 p.m., in the 15000 block of Sunset Boulevard. Suspects used unknown means to unlock victim’s vehicle. Suspects entered, removed property and fled.

June 2, 11:30 a.m., in the 15000 block of Sunset Boulevard. Suspect smashed victim’s passenger window, entered vehicle and took property.

June 2 to 4, 3:55 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., in the 300 block of Mesa Road. A suspect removed the victim’s catalytic converter from underneath the vehicle and fled the location.


May 28 to June 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the 17000 block of Sunset Boulevard. Vehicle taken from underground garage.

May 31, 8 to 9:30 a.m., in the 15000 block of Sunset Boulevard. Vehicle was taken from garage area. The vehicle was unsecured with keys inside.


May 21, 1 p.m. at Stassi and Entrada. Two suspects entered the victim’s residence. The victim, who was home, observed the suspects in the house coming out of a room. Suspects demanded property from victim then fled the location. Both suspects were arrested by officers using a tracking device from property taken. Victim’s property was recovered and returned.


June 2, 11:11 a.m., in the 17000 block of Pacific Coast Highway. The suspect took food items from store without paying.




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2 Responses to CRIME in Pacific Palisades from May 28 to June 4

  1. John Wild says:

    Sue – why no mention of the two purses stolen on the same Saturday night from local resturants – one in the Highlands Casa Nostra and the other at Sprozzos at the bottom of Palisades Drive ?

  2. Paul says:

    The Palisades are the safest they have ever been. We have real proactive Officers working the beach detail and the area. They don’t just drive around talking to people and drinking coffee. They are making arrests, handling investigations, conducting crime prevention. We haven’t seen this going on in years. Thank you Espin and the crew you have down at the beach. They really are the best.

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