Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin and his partner passed out candy on Halloween. “We stopped at a couple of intersections in the neighborhoods and passed out candy with the police car lights on. I know some people were worried that there was an emergency happening down the street. But I made sure to let everyone know over the speaker we were there to pass out candy.”
Espin said that most likely the small brush fire at the bottom of Temescal Canyon on October 31 was possibly started by fireworks.
“Looking at our crime picture, we are still dealing with more auto related crimes for the area,” Espin said. “Most of the vehicle break-ins are around the hiking area of the Palisades. I am working with our auto detectives to see different ways we can deter or stop the auto related crimes from happening. We have done a couple undercover operations to try and catch these criminals.”
He added that “each time we are out there, nothing happens.”
He addressed the ongoing juvenile delinquency behaviors in this area (letter in a separate post).
Espin also said that “This past weekend, our station experienced the sudden death of fellow Officer Darrell Cunningham Shamily, early 30s. He was killed off duty by a reckless driver in the Valley area. The investigation is still ongoing to the cause of the accident, but the driver of the other vehicle is being investigated for possibly being under the influence. The driver spend through a red light in Northridge and slammed into the vehicle, killing Shamily and his front seat passenger.
“West LA Officers will be attending the services set for Wednesday,” Espin said. “Please keep the family and friends of Officer Cunningham in your thoughts.”
LAPD Chief Michel Moore said the department would do everything possible to support Cunningham Shamily’s “fiancée, two young boys, mom and two brothers.”
The officer worked the overnight shift at LAPD’S West L.A. station, and according to a statement by Moore was a “hardworking, honest, a person you can go to get the job done, with a great attitude.”
October 27, 11:30 a.m., at Sunset Boulevard and El Medio. This was reported as a road rage incident. The suspectm a white male, 25, driving a white Tesla, got out of his vehicle pulled up a T-shirt, exposing a possible black gun. The suspect than drove away.
October 27, 4:17 a.m. in the 800 block of Greentree Road. The suspect gained access to victim’s garage by prying side door with an unknown tool. The suspect removed a bike and fled.
October 28 to 29, 7 p.m. to 3 p.m., in the 1100 block of Tellem Drive. The suspect smashed a glass door, entered the residence, unplugged the landline phones and then fled the location. It was unknown if property was taken.
BURGLARY THEFT FROM VEHICLE:
October 23, 2:15 to 3:15, in the 15000 block of Sunset Boulevard. The suspect entered secured vehicle, removed property and fled.
October 24 to 25, 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., in the 17000 block of Sunset Boulevard. The suspect entered the parking structure, entered secured vehicle and fled with property.
October 27, 11 to 11:45 a.m., in the 1500 block of Will Rogers State Park Road. A suspect entered the vehicle, took property and fled.
October 28, 4:30 p.m., in the 15000 block of Sunset Boulevard. A suspect smashed the victim’s vehicle’s front passenger window, entered the vehicle and fled with property.
October 28, 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., in the 400 block of Los Liones Drive. The victim parked and secured the vehicle and went on a hike. Upon returning, found there was property missing.
October 28, 10 a.m. to noon, in the 500 block of Los Liones Drive. A suspect pried the door lock of a vehicle, took victim’s property and fled.
October 30, 10 a.m. to noon in the 17000 block of Pacific Coast Highway. The suspect entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle, removed property and fled.
November 4, 10 to 11:45 a.m., in the 15900 block of Pacific Coast Highway. The suspect entered the secured vehicle, removed property and fled.
November 4, noon. In the 500 block of Los Liones Drive. The suspect entered a secured vehicle, removed property and fled.
October 27, 11:30 a.m. in the 15200 block of Palisades Village Lane. The suspects entered a store, took property off a rack and fled in a vehicle.
November 2, 8:30 a.m., at Sunset Boulevard and PCH. The suspect entered business, took items and fled without paying for the items. The suspect was arrested.
November 3, 8 to 11:30 a.m., in the 15100 block of Pacific Coast Highway. The suspect removed victim’s property from the location and fled.