LAPD Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore released the crimes reported through February 15. 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.
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
Friday, February 15, between 9 and 9:17 p.m. at PCH and Entrada, by the Chevron station. The suspect (no description) stabbed victim’s abdomen once, then fled the area. The young male Hispanic victim was uncooperative and did not describe the suspect. He required surgery.
February 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Grenola St. The three suspects (no further description) entered victim’s home and began ransacking rooms when they were confronted by victim’s son. The suspects fled the area in a black four-door vehicle.
February 14, 9:04 p.m. in the 500 block of Amalfi. The suspect smashed a window to enter victim’s home and took jewelry.
February 14 to 15, 6 p.m. to 7:30 a.m., in the 5100 block of Pacific Coast Highway. The suspect smashed a glass door to enter location and took a backpack and clothing.
BURGLARY/THEFT FROM VEHICLE
February 10 to 11, 7:30 p.m. to 8 a.m., in the 17000 block of Palisades Circle. The suspect took the rear license plate from victim’s vehicle.
February 6, 4:35 to 4:40 p.m., in the 17200 block of Pacific Coast Highway. The suspect (30- to 35-year-old male Hispanic, black hair, brown eyes, 5-7, 160 lbs,) attempted to smash a window on victim’s vehicle but was unable to enter and take any property.
January 28, 6:45 to 9:30 p.m., in the 500 block of Lucero Avenue. The suspect (possible caregiver) took an envelope full of money from victim’s bedroom.
February 4, noon, in the 200 block of Bellino Drive. The suspect tricked victim into believing she had been hired for a job and sent the victim a check to deposit. The suspect then had the victim purchase a gift card and provide the suspect with the redemption code. The victim discovered the check was not valid.
February 10, 11:20 to 11:30 a.m., in the 15200 block of Swarthmore (Palisades Village Drive). The suspect (40-year-old male, dark hair brown eyes, 6-1, 195 lbs.) entered victim’s business and took food and water without paying after creating a disturbance at the location.
February 13, 12:30 p.m., in the 14800 block of Pacific Coast Highway. The suspect (20-year-old male Hispanic, brown hair, brown eyes, 5-8, 130 lbs.) entered victim’s business, took alcoholic beverages, and exited without paying
OTHER TOWN THEFTS:
A resident wrote to Circling the News that after getting approval from her entire family, she planted a “Bernie for President” sign from 2016 in her front yard over the weekend.
“This morning February 12 about 7 a.m., I noticed my sign was gone. I have no idea when it disappeared,” she wrote. “Maybe another Bernie supporter walked off with it because he did so well in New Hampshire and Iowa. I can only hope!”
Folks, people are being stabbed in this town.
Can we all agree that a certain amount of civility is paramount and just let the lawn signs alone?
And will whoever stole the “Santa Stop Here” sign from my yard in 1996, please return it?
“People are being stabbed in this town” uh…. I beg to differ and call that alarmist. A single incident involving a young Hispanic at a gas station on PCH is hardly “this town”
PCH is a highway, a major artery between cities and beaches. A lot of people pass through that artery, many pass through that gas station, I’d wager most are not locals, officer Moore doesn’t identify the victim as a Palisadian. It’s more accurate to say there was an incident at the Chevron station. The fact that the victim didn’t want to press charges for such a serious crime almost certainly cements the notion this is gang related, the victim knows his attacker and feared reprisals. Gangs do come to the beaches, to these enclaves but they seem to be stabbing themselves instead of us locals. They’d get in a lot more trouble if they stabbed one of the locals and they seem to know that. I wouldn’t let this incident cause us to believe people are likely to get stabbed here.
As for the theft of political lawn signs I must point out that we are in unprecedented political times. With extreme polarization our historic norms of civility are being tossed aside. (Not to mention the constitution and the rule of law, so I won’t, so there). With a president who calls people names, bullies and punishes them with “you’re fired!” traditional politeness has become a quaint thing of the past, it’s passé now. Tolerance of your neighbor’s favorite candidate isn’t trendy anymore. The president has made bullying “okay” again so the theft of lawn signs is a version of that behavior, it has become fair sport. Don’t expect the next ten months to be civil.
I really don’t think we can blame the theft of lawn signs on someone else. That’s why I included the theft of my Santa sign back in 1996–that was long before the current administration.
As for unprecedented political times and extreme polarization–please read about the Battle of Gettysburg – nothing tops the Civil War. Everytime I go to the National Park in Gettysburg, Pennyslvania, I am horror-striken. . . .the anger and hated that existed . . .
People just need to do the right thing and not blame others for their behavior. Every mom knows their kid, at sometime or another, tries to blame a sibling or friend for his/her own bad behavior. Parents need to make sure the kid takes responsibility for their own actions.
I’m really tired of hearing “The President made me do it.” That doesn’t excuse the President’s actions, but as a parent, I feel its time to stop blaming him for someone else’s bad behavior. Those that do the actions should be held responsible.
Maybe you, the community, has not noticed, but ever since the strict gun control statues went into effect, knifings have increased to the point that LAPD now has a new weapon that can be used to subdue a suspect brandishing a knife. How interesting. Maybe we ought to outlaw all knives.