CRIME: June 27 through July 8: Uptick in Car Thefts

“This last week we have seen a significant spike in vehicle thefts,” Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin wrote in a July 15 email.

“I am working with our detectives and specialized units to address the problem. I encourage everyone to secure their vehicles and do not leave any valuables (even if it’s an empty bag) visible in the cab of your vehicle.

“I appreciate everyone who has sent me video or pictures of some of these crimes and attempted crimes occurring,” Espin said. “I send the info to our Detectives and Crime Analysis Detail (CAD) to see if any of the suspects and vehicles are related.

“Please reach out to me if you have any info or security footage that could possibly help,” Espin said.

BURGLARY:

June 27 to 28, 7 p.m. to 3 p.m., in the 400 block of Paseo Miramar. The suspect entered victim’s garage through unlocked garage door and entered victim’s unlocked vehicle. The suspect used the vehicle key left inside the vehicle and fled with the vehicle.

June 29, to 30, 9 p.m. to 1 p.m., in the 900 block of Chattanooga Avenue. The suspect entered victims unsecured garage door and took property and fled.

July 2, 6 a.m. in the 800 block of Swarthmore Avenue. The suspect/transient kicked in the front door at the location and entered. An alarm was activated. A security company responded and held the suspect until an officer arrived. The suspect was arrested.

July 7, 3 to 9 p.m., in the 700 block of Almar Avenue. A suspect used a tool to break into the victim’s residence, a second story balcony door, ransacked interior, took property and fled.

 

BURGLARY THEFT FROM VEHICLE:

June 30, 7 to 9 p.m., in the 15000 Block of Bowdoin Street. The suspect smashed the window to the victim’s car and removed victim’s property.

July 1, 2:40 to 4:30 p.m., in the 15900 block of Pacific Coast Highway. Suspect smashed victim’s rear passenger window with unknown tool. Suspect entered victim’s vehicle and took property.

July 2  4:40 to 7:52 p.m., in the 16000 block of Sunset Boulevard. The Suspect forced entry into victim’s vehicle, took property and fled location.

July 8, 9:17 a.m., in the 15600 block of Sunset Boulevard. The suspect possibly used an unknown electronic device to unlock the vehicle.

GRAND THEFT AUTO:

June 27 to 28, 9:15 p.m. to 9 a.m., in the 17000 block of Bollinger Drive. The vehicle was taken from the driveway.

June 27, 9 p.m., in the 600 block of Hightree Road. The vehicle was taken from the street. The vehicle was recovered.

July 2 to 3,  6 p.m. to 7:30 a.m., in the 600 block of Bienveneda Avenue. The vehicle was taken from the street. The vehicle’s GPS helped track and recover the vehicle. A suspect was arrested.

July 3, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the 100 block of Marquez Place. A vehicle was taken from the street. LAPD 77th Division officers stopped the vehicle for a traffic violation. The vehicle was recovered and the suspects arrested.

July 3, 1:10 to 4:30 p.m., in the 15800 block of Pacific Coast Highway. A vehicle was taken from a parking lot, and the vehicle was recovered.

July 3, 3:15 5o 4:15 a.m., in the 16000 block of Sunset Boulevard. The vehicle was taken from the street. The suspect was later arrested with the vehicle.

July 4 to 7, 2 to 4 p.m., in the 700 block of El Medio Avenue. The vehicle was taken from the street.

July 5 to 6, 4:30 p.m. to 6 a.m., in the 17000 block of Sunset Boulevard. The vehicle was taken from a parking lot.

July 7, 12:30 to 11:45 a.m. in the 400 block of Almar Avenue. The vehicle was taken from the street or driveway.

GRAND THEFT PERSON:

July 6, 6:18 to 6:30, at Sunset and Pacific Coast Highway. The victim was in their car. The suspect in a nearby car confronted victim (possible road rage). The suspect grabbed the victim’s phone that was on the lap and fled. No force or fear used. Suspect returned the phone to the victim after a verbal argument.

THEFT:

July 2, 5 to 6:10 p.m., at Corona del Mar and Toyopa Drive. A suspect removed the victim’s bicycle and fled location.

LAPD Participated in the July 4 Palisades parade.

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One Response to CRIME: June 27 through July 8: Uptick in Car Thefts

  1. Frank says:

    In a very short period of time there will be a critical mass with crime.

    The people who do crime, who are usually called criminals will see that it’s open season in the 90272

    How many cops are working in Palisades and will they help?

    They work for the citizens and should walk the streets. Not a drive by

    Cops are great and they know how to do this

    How many Police Officers do we have on our beat

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