Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore sent the following note:
“Dear members of the Pacific Palisades Community,
“Due to my pending retirement, this will be my last crime update. A series of officers will be filling in for me until LAPD makes a permanent selection to handle the job. The officers who fill in will send their version of the crime report to the Pacific Palisades Community Council. It has been great serving the Pacific Palisades community and I will miss being here.”
(Editor’s note: Officer James Allen will be the first temporary Senior Lead Officer for Pacific Palisades. Per the January 10 email from Commanding Officer Jonathon Tom to Circling the News, Tom said: “The selection for the SLO position is a competitive process. We will not be able to make any selections until the City lifts the moratorium on hiring and promotions.” Moore has been the Palisades SLO since March 2006-but served an additional three years as an SLO before coming here.
CTN asked Moore if he had retirement plans. In a January 11 email, he wrote: “I will be dabbling in woodworking/woodcarving and keeping up on the house chores.” When asked how his family felt about his retirement, he said, “My family said it couldn’t come soon enough.”)
Allen’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 24 to 28, noon to 9:30 a.m., in the 15200 block of DePauw. The suspect turned off the power to victim’s home prior to smashing a window to enter the location. The suspect took victim’s television and fled the area.
January 9, 5 to 7 p.m., in the 16100 block of Sunset. The suspect entered victim’s apartment through a patio door and took jewelry.
BURGLARY/THEFT FROM VEHICLE
December 27 to 29, 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., in the 200 block of Ocean Way. The suspect smashed a window to enter victim’s vehicle and took miscellaneous papers.
December 31, 6 a.m., in the 1200 block of Chautauqua. The two male Hispanic suspects (described as 5’9” and 180 lbs.) attempted to remove the catalytic converter from victim’s vehicle but stopped when observed by the victim. The suspects fled the area in a blue 1999 GMC SUV.
January 4, 1:45 to 11 a.m., at Will Rogers State Park Road/Villa Woods Drive. The suspect entered victim’s vehicle and took a purse and credit cards.
January 6, 10:45 a.m. to noon, in the 500 block of Los Liones. The suspect entered victim’s vehicle and took money and a wallet.
January 7, 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., in the 15900 block of Pacific Coast Highway. The suspect entered victim’s vehicle and took a purse and car key.
January 8, 2 to 3 p.m., in the 15900 block of Temescal Street. The suspect entered victim’s vehicle and took money and credit cards.
January 8, 2:30 to 4 p.m., in the 1500 block of Will Rogers State Park Road. The suspect entered victim’s vehicle and took money, clothing and headphones.
January 6, 6:15 to 8 a.m., in the 1200 block of Rimmer. The suspect took victim’s vehicle from a garage, using keys left in the vehicle.
January 9, 1 p.m. in the 15100 block of Sunset. The two male white suspects, both 35 to 40 years old, tricked the victim into giving them $5,000 to fix dents on a vehicle bumper. The first suspect is described as having brown hair, brown eyes, 5’5″ and the second also has brown hair brown eyes, 6′ and 250 lbs.