CRIME:  January 28 to  March 3

(Editor’s note: I’ve included a couple of crimes that might interest Pacific Palisades residents. Many have wondered about juvenile crime–check out the Camaro thief.)


March 3, 4:20 p.m., in the 100 block of Marco Place. The suspect, a nude, heavyset man was lying down in the victim’s home, when two women returned to the residence and were shocked to find him. The suspect then went to the victim’s vehicle and took off in an unknown direction, according to the LAPD. The vehicle was found near Lincoln Boulevard and Suerbra Avenue.


February 29, 2:10 a.m. in the 2400 block of 2nd Street. A suspect broke into victim’s home and the victim reported waking up to find the man beside her bed, touching her face while engaging in masturbation, according to police. Anthony Romero, 28, was arrested by SMPD. He was on a parole violation from San Bernadino County.


February 25: A 16-year-old was turned over to his parents after being arrested for Camaro car theft. Detectives turned the case over to the district attorney’s office, who will decide if charges will be pressed.

The youth used a device, essentially a hand-held computer that enabled him to create a replacement smart key. That new key fob, can unlock Camaros and other vehicles, bypassing the vehicle’s existing security system. Once the user punches in the make, model and year of the vehicle into the computer, it is then able to reprogram the car’s ignition system and generate a new or universal car key.

“This young person was stealing the Camaros and taking them to street takeovers and then selling them for $2,000 or $3,000 on social media,” Newton Division Capt. Keith Green said in a news report.


Crimes are released by Senior Lead Office Brian Espin:

Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin.


February 1, 6 p.m., in the 600 block of Haverford Avenue. A suspect smashed a basement window, entered the residence and fled with property.

February 20 to 21, 10 p.m. to 5:10 a.m. in the 800 block of Via de la Paz. A suspect gained entry into the building, possibly through an unlocked front door. Once inside the building, kicked open a door to an office, took a money bag ($500) and fled location.

February 21, 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the 14900 block of Camarosa Drive. The suspect pushed and forced open a side door, gaining entry to a residence. The suspect ransacked the residence and fled with property.


January 29, 4:33 p.m., in the 1500 block of Will Rogers State Road. A suspect entered victim’s locked vehicle, removed items and fled.

February 2, 3:30 p.m., in the 800 block of Alma Real Drive. Suspect entered unsecured vehicle, removed property and fled location.

February 3, 11 a.m., at Sunset Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway. Suspect entered secured vehicle and fled with victim’s property.


February 2, 9:05 p.m., in the 16700 block of Charmel Lane. The suspect entered victim’s residence through an unlocked door, brandished a handgun towards the victim, demanded property and fled the location. The suspect had been under surveillance and was followed by undercover officers. He was later arrested in Torrance.


January 28, 1:45 p.m., in the 17300 block of Pacific Coast Highway. About 200 to 300 bikers entered business, removed property without paying for items and fled location (flashmob theft).

January 30, 1 to 1:40 p.m., in the 15700 block of Pacific Coast Highway. The suspect removed the victim’s property from the beach.

February 1, 5:08 p.m., in the 1000 block of Swarthmore Avenue. Two suspects entered the business and removed items from a display area. They fled the business without paying.

February 23, 6:46  to 7 p.m., in the 800 block of Swarthmore Avenue. A suspect removed the victim’s property and fled.

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2 Responses to CRIME:  January 28 to  March 3

  1. Frances Tibbits says:

    I didn’t receive a notice about the Potrero meeting set for 3/14. My block is short, so maybe it was skipped. How do we sign in to the meeting?

  2. Sue says:

    Go to the Pacific Palisades Community Council website–they have a link. Take the survey, while you’re there.


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