Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin filed a July 29 crime report before leaving on vacation for the month of August. Officer Jose Bermudez (402732lapd.online) will cover for Espin while he is away.
Espin warned, “This last week we had an increase of vehicle crimes. People are still leaving valuables in the car. The majority of the time our criminals do not break into a vehicle unless there is something to take. If you leave items in the car, at least hide them and secure them in the trunk.”
He also urged people to look out for each other and for neighbors. “You don’t have to like your neighbor, but you should be there in case of an emergency,” he said. “Most crimes can be deterred by being aware of your surroundings and letting your neighbors know what is going on. When people are out and about with eyes on the street, most criminals take notice and will move on to another area.”
July 22, 10:30 p.m., at Pacific Coast Highway and Chautauqua. The victim was walking when the suspect approached the victim from behind. The suspect attacked the victim with a knife, cutting a V in the right forearm and then fled on PCH by foot.
BURGLARY THEFT FROM VEHICLE:
July 18, 2 p.m., Los Liones Drive and Sunset Boulevard. Victim parked car to go hiking. When victim returned to car, the trunk was broken into and property taken.
July 19, 7:15 to 9:30 p.m., at Will Rogers State Park Road and Villa View Drive Street. Suspect smashed victim’s vehicle window with unknown object and removed victim’s property.
July 19, 4:10 to 6 p.m., in the 500 block of Los Liones Drive. Victim parked vehicle to go on hiking and when victim returned, found a window shattered and property stolen.
July 19 to 20, 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., in the 16800 block of Livorno Drive. Victim discovered that the car’s catalytic converter had been cut from the car, which was parked on the street.
July 20, 3:22 to 9:30 a.m., in the 800 block of Galloway Street. Victim discovered the catalytic converter had been cut from the car.
July 22, 5 p.m., in the parking lot in the 15400 block of Sunset. The suspect smashed victim’s vehicle window, removed victim’s property and fled.
July 24, 11:50 a.m. to 1:40 p.m., in the 500 block of Los Liones Drive. The suspect(s) used unknown tool to unlock victim’s vehicle, took victim’s property and fled in an unknown direction.
July 18, 12:45 to 4:25 p.m., in the 15400 block of Sunset Boulevard. There was a theft at a gas station.
July 21, 4:10 p.m., in the 15100 block of Sunset. Suspect entered store via front door, went to the rear produce area, removed property and fled the location.
July 23, 12:10 p.m., at 15200 Palisades Village Lane. Suspects entered business and removed victim’s property and fled business in suspects’ vehicle.
To reach Espin by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The West L.A. nonemergency number is (877) 275-5273.