Palisades Crime Update
A home invasion burglary occurred on Tuesday, January 23, on Galloway Street sometime after 5:55 p.m. According to a neighbor’s report and a report on Nextdoor Palisades, the grandmother left the home shortly before 6 p.m.
The father took the two toddlers upstairs for their bath and the mother took the baby upstairs to breastfed. The mom sensed that someone was in the house but did not verify or call the police. At 7 p.m., the home was locked for the night.
The next morning the father woke at 6 a.m. to exercise, but the car keys, his wallet and wife’s purse were gone, as was the 2020 Volvo van.
A neighbor told Circling the News that he called Councilman Mike Bonin’s office and Rick Caruso, whose Palisades Village is two blocks away, to alert them to the crime.
At the Pacific Palisades Community Council meeting on Thursday, Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore was not able to provide any more information about the home invasion because he and all SLO’s were taken off their beats and assigned to “school duty” during the teacher’s strike.
At the January Business Improvement District (BID) meeting, Moore reported that there was no business crime for the prior period. Overall, “there were less burglaries than previous years,” he said.
Moore told BID members that with home break-ins, “Detectives are warning that criminals are going to the second floor to enter, because those windows are not alarmed.”
Although residents, via surveillance cameras, have videos of the faces or images of those breaking in, it is hard to identify the criminals.
Moore said if residents could capture the license plates of cars used by the criminals, that would help in tracking them down.
Crime Report Through January 19
January 16 at 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of El Media/Junaluska, four suspects approached two victims and demanded property at knife point. The suspects fled in a white four-door Toyota Corolla driven by a fifth suspect. The four males were described as 1) black, black hair, brown eyes, 6’3” 170 pounds, 28 years old; 2) black, black hair brown eyes, 5’4” 110 pounds, 28 years old; 3) black, 20 years old—no further description; and 4) white male, 18 years old—no further description.
BURGLARY/THEFT FROM VEHICLE
December 12, 6 to 10:20 a.m. at Sunset and Pacific Coast Highway. Suspect removed catalytic converter from victim’s vehicle.
December 23, 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. in the 300 block of Mesa Road. Suspect entered victim’s vehicle and took a laptop computer, cell phone chargers and the vehicle registration.
January 15-16, 5:30 p.m. to 9:45 a.m., in the 1400 block of Brinkley, the suspect entered victim’s vehicle and took a handicap placard.
January 16, 12:51 a.m., in the 1400 block of Beckwith, the male suspect (no further description) entered and ransacked victim’s vehicle but did not take any property.
January 19-20, 11 p.m. to 11 a.m., in the 300 block of Beirut, the suspect entered victim’s vehicle and took a purse, jewelry and clothing.
January 20, 9 to 11 a.m., in the 15800 block of Sunset, the suspect smashed a window to enter victim’s vehicle and took a wallet and camera.
To report crimes:
1) a crime in progress, call 911
2) a crime that has occurred can be reported in person at the police station (1663 Butler Ave.) or
3) call the LAPD front desk (310) 444-0702
To reach Officer Moore, call (310) 444-0737 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.