CRIME: The following crimes were reported in Pacific Palisades through January 17. The PP Senior Lead Officer generally sends a weekly report and Officer James Allen, who has replaced the retired Michael Moore, filed the following report. These are the reported crimes and residents are reminded to file police reports.
January 15, 3:30 a.m., in the 17300 block of Pacific Coast Highway. The male, white suspect (35, 5’7”, 160 lbs.) was wearing light jeans and had been identified as a local transient. The suspect used a cutting tool to enter side door of the location. The suspect selected victim’s property and fled the location with victim’s property.
BURGLARY/THEFT FROM VEHICLE:
January 16, 12:04 to 12:15 p.m.., in the 510 block of Los Liones Drive. An unknown suspect entered victim’s vehicle and removed an iPhone and a wallet.
January 10 and 11, 9 p.m. to 9:30 a.m., in the 111 block of Marquez Place. The suspect took victim’s vehicle from the street.
January 15, 3 a.m., in the 111 block of Marquez Place. The suspect took victim’s vehicle from the parking garage.
January 15 to 16, 7 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in the 5916 block of Northfield Street. The suspect removed the victim’s vehicle from her driveway.
January 15, 9:45 p.m., in the 16070 block of Sunset. A male described as white or Hispanic entered victim’s apartment lobby and removed packages. Suspect fled in a parked silver sedan (no further description).
January 17, 2 p.m., in the 15088 block of PCH. A while male (no further description), dressed in a white shirt and dark shorts, removed packages from victim’s porch. Suspect fled the location in an unknown direction on foot.
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.) James Allen is currently serving as the Palisades Senior Lead Officer and his email is email@example.com
There needs to be an easier way to file a police report. And comparing the anecdotal reports of crime in the palisades using for example the next-door app to the weekly reports of crime above there appears to be a large discrepancy. I would I guess that’s because people don’t have the time to bother to file a police report and call the front desk. I have done this on multiple occasions and the time it takes our overworked officers doing their best coupled with the lack of prosecution or any purpose for filing claims results I would gather in an undercount. Maybe there is an insurance company database which would show reports made and compare them? Or we could create a community website to allow people to simply record them by zip code?