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 you’re home. Our criminals are waiting for the opportunity to go unnoticed and swoop in quickly to grab whatever they can. If you see suspicious activity, let your neighbors know.
“The more residents that are visible in the neighborhood that can be a big deterrent for keeping criminals out. Go out, take a walk and get to know your neighbors,” Espin said.
He also warned against leaving any valuables in your car when you park anywhere, even in front of your residence.
“Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or specific concerns,” Espin said. A non-emergency number is (877-275-5273) or the West L.A. Police Station is (310) 444-0737. Espin’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 5, 2 a.m., at Pacific Coast Highway and Sunset Boulevard. The suspect(s) and victim(s) engaged in a physical altercation. The suspect returned to his vehicle and retrieved an unknown type of handgun. Returning to the beach, the suspect shot at victims, striking one in the right leg and the second in the right thigh.
July 8, 4:45 a.m. on Posetano Road. A “Hot Prowl.” An unknown suspect gained access to a house by removing a screen on a side window. After the suspect entered the house, the victim woke up, and the suspect fled through a side door. No property taken.
July 11, 2 to 2:15 p.m., in the 14800 block of Sunset. Two suspects knocked on victim’s door, then smashed the victim’s rear glass door and entered the residence. They took victim’s property and fled.
July 12, 10:25 a.m. in the 200 block of Trino Way. The suspect entered the victim’s unlocked sliding window, went to the garage, took a bottle of water and then fled the location.
BURGLARY THEFT FROM VEHICLE:
July 4, 5 to 9 p.m., in the 500 block of Los Liones Drive. An unknown suspect(s) smashed victim’s window with an unknown hard object. The suspect(s) took victim’s property and fled in an unknown location.
July 7 and 8, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., in the 500 block of Erskine Drive. Unknown suspect(s) entered victim’s unlocked vehicle, removed property and fled in an unknown direction.
July 9, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the 500 block of Los Liones Drive. Unknown suspect(s) smashed victim’s vehicle window, removed property and fled in unknown direction.
July 10, 10 to 11:30 a.m., in the 500 block of Los Liones Drive. Unknown suspect(s) used unknown means to enter victim’s locked vehicle, removed property and fled in an unknown direction.
July 10, 9:30 to 11 a.m., at Pacific Coast Highway and Sunset. Unknown suspect used victim’s keyfob to unlock vehicle, took property and fled the scene in an unknown direction.
July 11, 4 p.m. in the 500 block of Los Liones. Unknown suspect entered vehicle and took a bag, wallet and laptop.
July 14 to 15, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. in the 16800 block of Bollinger Drive. The victim discovered that property was taken from the bed of a pickup truck.
July 15, 2 to 9 a.m., in the 200 block of Notteargenta Road. The victim discovered that his/her vehicle, which was parked in front of the residence, was broken into and property taken.
July 17, 9:30 to 10:30 in the 500 block of Los Liones Drive. The victim said property was removed from an unlocked vehicle.