In this week’s Crime Report, Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin writes, “I encourage everyone to get a security system that will give you instant notification if someone is on your property. This helps us (LAPD), if you can see that someone is in your house and can give a good description of the suspects. It will bump our response up to a priority call instead of a non-priority (alarm only).
“If you have security cameras on your property, it is helpful for an investigation to have one or more cameras angled towards the street or sidewalk. Investigators can backtrack areas where people are seen coming from based on video footage.”
Espin reminds everyone to lock your house and vehicles. “Let’s make it harder for these criminals to get our stuff.” He also asks people to be careful in traveling in and around schools. “I have had a few complaints regarding speeding and erratic maneuvering when parents and kids are dropping off or trying to park.”
October 19, noon, in the 200 block of Ocean Way. Suspect forced open the rear locked window by pushing it. Suspect entered the residence and removed property, a backpack, and fled the location.
A Rustic Canyon resident wrote CTN, adding this information. “A male transient was captured on a neighbor’s RING camera gaining entry to his house. 911 was called and the individual was caught by LAPD and arrested for burglary.”
October 22, 7:50 a.m., in the 200 block of Entrada Drive. The suspect entered the unlocked front door of the victim’s guest house, took victim’s reusable grocery bag and fled with the victim’s property.
The West Los Angeles Basic Crime Map adds this information: “A transient was squatting in a guest house of a vacant home. The resident returned home and made contact with the squatter, who stated he was renting the place. He was arrested.”
BURGLARY THEFT FROM VEHICLE:
October 18, 4 a.m. in the 1000 block of Fiske Street. Unknown suspects used an unknown tool device to gain entry into the victim’s vehicle, removed victim’s property and fled in an unknown direction.
October 22 to 23, 11:40 p.m. to 9:30 a.m., in the 800 block of Fiske Street. The victim parked and secured the vehicle on the street. An unknown suspect used an unknown tool to enter the victim’s vehicle, removed property and fled in an unknown direction.
October 23, 4:30 to 5 p.m., in the 1100 block of Will Rogers State Park Road. Unknown suspects smashed victims front passenger window with an unknown tool, grabbed victims property and fled the location.
GRAND THEFT AUTO:
October 18 to 19, 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. in the 16800 block of Bollinger Drive. A vehicle was taken off the streets.
October 21, 6:30 p.m., at Sunset and Pacific Coast Highway. The suspect approached the victim while he was filming and took the property next to the victim. Suspect fled with the property.
To reach Brian Espin, email firstname.lastname@example.org