According to a November 23 L.A. Daily News story (“Homicides in L.A. Top 300, most since 2009”), Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore had warned of a possible increase in crimes because budget cuts at the LAPD, passed by the L.A. City Council in June, are resulting in downsizing of the force.
“The spate of violence Saturday (four people were fatally shot) comes just over a month after LAPD Chief Michel Moore warned of the alarming number homicides reported this year,” the News reported. “Moore said the violence may partly be the result of the economic hardship faced by many people left without work as businesses were ordered to cut operations or close to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.”
To read more about what Moore said about downsizing the force on the Westside, read the Circling the News report.
Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore sent his weekly crime for this area.
August 25 to November 19, 3 to 10:30 a.m., in the 16600 block of Merivale. The suspect (male) forced open a door to victim’s home and took a handbag.
November 7, 12 to 8 a.m., in the 700 block of Latimer. The suspect attempted to pry open a door to victim’s home but was unable to gain entry.
November 14, 1:30 to 8:55 p.m., in the 900 block of Iliff Street. The suspect entered victim’s home through an unlocked door and took jewelry and a laptop computer.
November 18 to 19, 6 p.m. to 8 a.m., in the 100 block of West Channel Road. The suspect entered victim’s business and took money.
November 19 to 20, 4:30 p.m. to 7 a.m., in the 900 block of Lachman Lane. The suspect entered an unlocked vacant home and took victim’s tools.
November 19 to 20, noon to 7 p.m., in the 500 block of Spoleto. The suspect entered victim’s home and took watches.
BURGLARY/THEFT FROM VEHICLE
November 15 to 16, 10 p.m. to 7:15 a.m., in the 16800 block of Calle Montecito. The suspect entered victim’s vehicle and took a wallet and credit cards.
November 16, 11 to 11:35 a.m., in the 16500 block of Akron Street. The male suspect, 25-35 years old, entered victim’s vehicle and took a square reader.
November 16 to 17, 2 p.m. to 8:40 a.m., in the 600 block of Bienveneda. The suspect entered victim’s vehicle and took golf clubs and a tennis racket.
November 17 to 18, 6 p.m. to 8:30 a.m., in the 1800 block of Chastain Parkway. The male white suspect, 30, with black hair, 5’9″ 180 lbs., entered victim’s vehicle and took money and checks.
November 22, 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., in the 800 block of Alma Real. The suspect entered victim’s vehicle and took a purse, wallet and money.
November 21, 4:35 p.m., in the 14700 block of Pacific Coast Highway. A male, 39, was arrested for robbery after shoplifting at victim’s business and punching a security guard who tried to stop him.
November 15 to 17, 6:30 to 6 p.m., in the 600 block of Via de la Paz. The suspect took victim’s vehicle from a driveway.
November 18, 3:53 a.m., in the 15500 block of Via de la Olas. The two suspects, a male and the second there is no further description, pulled up to victim’s driveway in a white SUV. Suspect #1 ran up to victim’s front door and took ice skates.
To report a crime in progress, call 9-1-1. To report any non-emergency crime, call (877) 275-5273. A crime that has occurred may be reported in person at the West L.A. police station, 1663 Butler Ave. (Call 310-444-0702, or some crimes may be reported online.) Senior Lead Officer is Michael Moore phone (310) 444-0737 and his email is firstname.lastname@example.org.