LAPD: Meet SLO Espin – Crime Report July 10 to 16

Members of the LAPD Beach Detail patrolled this morning.

Hike or Have Coffee with a Cop

There are two upcoming opportunities to meet and chat with Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin.

Hike with a Cop, will take place at 9 a.m. on Sunday, July 31, at 1501 Will Rogers State Park. Participants are invited to join Espin on the Inspiration Point Hike, which is an easy 2.2-mile hike on a loop trail above Will Rogers Historic Pike. For more details email Espin

If you don’t feel like a bit of exercise, then join Espin for coffee at 9 a.m. on Sunday, August 7 at Estate Coffee, 847 Via de la Paz. There is no agenda, just a chance to say hi and ask any questions you may have.




July 15, 9 p.m., in the 15200 block of La Cruz Drive (library). The suspect and victim were known to each other. The suspect punched the victim to the ground from behind and kicked the victim in the face several times. The suspect brandished a knife and said, “I’m gonna a stab you.”


July 12, at 3:08 p.m. in the 1200 block of Piedra Morada Drive. The suspect entered through an unsecured side gate. The suspect then attempted to pry open the front door. The victim’s wife screamed, which startled the suspect, who fled. The suspect’s vehicle was a white Volkswagen. Suspect’s prints may have been lifted.


July 15, 7:40 p.m. to 8:30 a.m., in the 17300 block of Sunset. The Suspect pried open, entered the business, pried open the cash register drawers, removed currency.


July 10, 10:50 to 11:40 a.m. at Pacific Coast Highway and Temescal Canyon Road. The suspect entered the vehicle and took property.

July 15 to 16, 6 P.m. to 7:45 a.m. in the 500 block of Spoleto Drive. The suspect(s) picked the vehicle door lock to open the hood. They removed the battery and tampered with the ignition and transmission.


July 11, 9:45 a.m., at 17300 Pacific Coast Highway. The victim’s vehicle was taken from the gas station, because the victim had left keys in the ignition and the engine was running.


July 13, 1:50 to 2 p.m.,  in the 1000 block of Swarthmore Avenue. The suspect entered location, grabbed property and ran past cash registers without any attempt to pay.


Espin provided these additional tips:

  • Security-Window Film : There are many different brands and companies that make shatter-proof window film.  It is an added measure to make it harder for criminals. When someone smashes a window its usually just one hit.  The film makes it harder to smash and obviously the person has to hit the glass several times creating more noise (which they do not want).
  • 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.
  • I encourage everyone to get a security system that will give you instant notification if someone is on your property.  This helps us (LAPD), if you can see that someone is in your house and can give a good description of the suspects.  It will bump our response up to a priority call instead of a non-priority (alarm only).
  • If you have security cameras on your property, it is helpful for an investigation to have one or more cameras angled towards the street or sidewalk.  Investigators can back track areas where people are seen coming from based on video footage. Hopefully with other cameras showing vehicles or other suspects, investigators can obtain valuable information.
  • Please continue to secure (lock) your house and vehicles and do not leave valuables in your vehicle. Let’s make it harder for these criminals to get our stuff.
  • Remember to be aware of your surroundings. We can deter most crimes when we acknowledge the people around us. Most criminals do not want to be notice.


Espin (310) 444-0737 or email 37430

Non-emergency police number (877) 275-5273 (877-ask-lapd)

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