CRIME – Update from Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin

Senior Lead Office Brian Espin took a tour of the Palisades from aboard a helicopter.

Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin started his report with this information: this message is one that I sent out to some of the immediate neighbors of a burglary incident that occurred on Thursday, September 15.

“There was a burglary on Chastain Parkway on September 15.  Unknown suspects entered the residence through an unlocked door while house sitters were inside.

“One of the house sitters walked into the main area of the house and observed one suspect on the second floor of the house.  Once the suspect realized there were people in the house, the suspect fled the house possibly with some property.

“This prompted a police response with searching the area and neighboring residences for the suspect. It was later determined through surveillance footage, there were three suspects involved. All suspects fled prior to officers’ arrival,” Espin said in his report.

Espin also reminds residents When calling 911 or the non-emergency line (877-275-5273), please be patient and know your location and a detailed description of the incident you are calling about. Our LAPD Dispatchers are very good at determining the nature of response.”


September 7 8:22 to 8:46 p.m. in the 16500 block of Via Floresta. Unknown suspects smashed rear door, entered residence, took victims property.

September 8 to 9, 3 p.m. to 8:30 a.m., in the 300 block of Las Casas Avenue. Unknown suspects used a took to break rear window of a residence. The suspects reached through the window into a closed structure and removed victim’s safe.



September 4 to 5, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. in the 200 block of Ocean Avenue. Suspect opened vehicle, possibly unlocked door. Suspect then opened rear trunk and removed property and fled.

September 8, 9:36 to 11:45 a.m., at Pacific Coast Highway and Temescal Canyon Road. The unknowns suspect took victim’s key fob from the rear wheel, unlocked vehicle, took victim’s wallet and cellphone and fled.

September 9 to 10, 10 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., in the 16400 block of Sunset Boulevard. The victim had parked vehicle on the street. When victim returned, he/she found the vehicle had been rummaged through and property taken.



September 8, 1:30 to 4 p.m., in the 15000 block of Sunset. The suspect returned a phone back to the victim and demanded money for return of the phone. The suspect followed victim and grabbed the victim’s arm, then fled the scene.





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One Response to CRIME – Update from Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin

  1. Andrew says:

    Overall I’d say crime is down around the Palisades. We have some hard working, dedicated Officers working over there. It’s a team effort and no one person stands alone on this job. With the continued support from our community we can and will keep the area safe.

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