Have Coffee with Detectives: Crime Report February 27 to March 5

Have Coffee with a Cop

The West Los Angeles Area Los Angeles Police Department is providing residents the opportunity to have “Coffee with Detectives” from 7 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, at the police station, 1663 Butler Avenue.

This is an opportunity for citizens to speak with detectives of the West Los Angeles Community Police Station in a casual atmosphere. There is no agenda, just coffee, conversations and questions. To attend or receive the Zoom link, contact WLA Senior Lead Officer Lavenson 30627@lapd.online or Detective Miranda 35101@lapd.online.


Crime Report from February 27 to March 5:

Officer Brian Espin

Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin released the crime report (below).

“As you can see, we got hit hard with auto-related crimes,” Espin said. “The few by PCH and Sunset and on Temescal were all hikers or surfers hiding their keys while they go in the water or leaving valuables in the car. These criminals are waiting for the opportunity, let’s not give them the chance to take our stuff.  Even if your vehicle is parked in your driveway the criminals don’t care. I recommend installing motion sensor lights for your property.”


March 1, in the 17000 block of Tramonto Drive. The suspect entered via an unlocked rear door. Miscellaneous items were taken. When confronted by the witness, suspect fled out the door.


February 27, 9:30 a.m. at Temescal Canyon Road and Pacific Coast Highway. Suspect found victims hidden car key, opened victim’s vehicle and removed property.

February 28, 11:24 a.m., at 17200 Pacific Coast Highway. The victim was pumping gas at a gas station. Suspect #2 enters the vehicle and takes victim’s property and flees in vehicle drive by Suspect #1.

March 2, 8:20 to 9:22 a.m., in the 15500 block of Sunset Boulevard. Suspect smashed victim’s vehicle window, removed property and fled.

March 2, 8 to 9:45 a.m., at Sunset and Temescal Canyon Road. Unknown suspect smashed victim’s vehicle window, removed property and fled in unknown direction.

March 2 to 3, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Rustic Road. Suspect removed catalytic converter from victim’s vehicle.

March 3, 3 to 7:07 p.m., in the 700 block of Chapala Drive. Suspects entered victims unlocked vehicle, removed property and fled.

March 3 to 4, 8:11 p.m. to 7: 25 a.m. in the 500 block of Stassi Lane. Suspects removed catalytic converters from both of victim’s vehicles.

March 5, 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. in the 17000 block of Pacific Coast Highway. Suspect found victim’s key in gas cap, opened vehicle and took items.

March 5, 8:45 to 10:30 a.m., in the 1400 block of Will Rogers State Park Road. Suspect took victim’s credit cards from her wallet in her unlocked vehicle.

March 5 to 6, 1:30 to 8:15 p.m., in the 900 block of Fiske Street. Victim parked vehicle on street. When victim returned property had been taken.

March 5, in the 1500 block of Will Rogers State Road. Victim parked vehicle in parking lot. The victim was notified that the car door lock was broken.


February 27 to 28, 10 p.m. to 7:40 a.m., in the 900 block of Las Pulgas Road. The vehicle was taken from the street.

March 2 to 3, 1 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., in the 15000 block of Bestor Boulevard. The vehicle was taken from the street, keys were left in the car.

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3 Responses to Have Coffee with Detectives: Crime Report February 27 to March 5

  1. S. Alarcon says:

    Why would anyone leave their keys in a car parked on the street?!

  2. Sue says:

    With the new keyless ignitions, its easy to forget the keys, because you don’t have to pull them out.

  3. Pali Pal says:

    It would be especially nice if our Senior Lead Officer, that we’ve had for over a year, actually did what Rusty used to do for us for all those years. You know, like actually come out and work in our community. This new guy is not working out! Our homelessness issues are getting worse and worse. And now that fire season is upon us, and we have no police in our town, we are sitting ducks.
    When do we get a new senior lead officer?

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