CRIME: Reported in Pacific Palisades through December 11

CRIME: The following crimes were reported in Pacific Palisades through December 10. Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore sends this report every week. These are the reported crimes and residents are reminded to file police reports.

Regarding thefts of delivered boxes from homes, LAPD Chief of Police Michel Moore wrote on Twitter: “Too many of these Grinches are roaming around LA, trying to steal Christmas. Here are some tips to protect your packages from porch pirates: Don’t leave packages unattended; get them delivered to a business address; or pick them up at a drop-off facility.”


December 1, 8:45 p.m., in the 100 block of Adelaide Drive. A 40-year-old male was arrested for burglary after a witness identified him from committing the burglary earlier that day.

December 5, 7:20 p.m., in the 1100 block of Napoli Drive. The male suspect attempted to enter victim’s home through a second-floor window but fled in a white vehicle when discovered by victim.

December 7, 2:20 to 3:49 p.m. in the 1400 block of Brinkley. The two male Hispanic suspects, 30 to 40 years of age, pried open a door to enter victim’s home and took jewelry, an iPad and a watch. The suspects fled in a black four-door Lexus.

December 10 to 11, 4:40 p.m. to 7 a.m., in the 200 block of Entrada. The suspect pried open a door to enter victim’s office and took tools.

December 1, 12:41 p.m., in the 16900 block of Bollinger. The two suspects (a male Hispanic, 40, brown hair, 6’, 190 lbs. and a female Hispanic, 35 to 40 years old, with black hair, 5’4” and 150 lbs.) pried open a door to enter victim’s home and took clothing. The suspects fled in a red Chevy pickup truck.


November 30 to December 1, 9 p.m. to 2:10 a.m. in the 800 block of Hartzell. The suspect smashed a window to enter victim’s vehicle and took sunglasses.

December 1 to 3, 10 p.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the 14600 Bestor. The suspect took both license plates from victim’s vehicle.

December 5, 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the 500 block of Los Liones. The suspect entered victim’s vehicle and took a wallet and money.

December 7, noon to 1:30 p.m., in the 800 block of Temescal Canyon Road. The suspect smashed a window to enter victim’s vehicle and took money and a purse.


December 11, 6:21 p.m., at Sunset Boulevard and Bienveneda. A 50-year-old female was arrested for DUI after being involved in a traffic collision.


November 27, 3 p.m., at 15000 Sunset. The suspect told victim that she would get $300 if she gave the suspect her account number. The suspect then took $1,000 from victim’s account.

December 8, 6:30 to 6:40 a.m., in the 1300 block of Lachman Lane. The male suspects (the first described as Hispanic, 30, bald, 5’10” 150 lbs. and the second, no further description) took a package from victim’s front porch.

December 10, 6:30 p.m., in the 1000 block of Swarthmore. The male suspect (Asian, 60, black/grey hair, 5’2” and 140 lbs.) entered victim’s business, took clothing and exited without paying. The suspect fled in a dark gray Land Rover SUV.

December 10, 10:30 a.m. to 1:40 p.m., in the 1200 block of Monument. The suspect, pretending to be victim’s boss, tricked victim into buying gift cards and sending the suspect the card pins.

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 and his email is


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One Response to CRIME: Reported in Pacific Palisades through December 11

  1. Rosalie says:

    Those are good ideas to stop porch pirates, if you know a package is being sent to you. But the recipient sometimes has no idea a package will appear at the door because it’s an unexpected gift. So there’s no chance to redirect it to another address. Basically, you need to check the porch or door continually for packages, not knowing if anything’s on its way.

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