Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin sent an August 24 email and noted that most of the crimes are burglary theft from vehicles (BTFV).
“I’m sure you are all aware that the school year has started, which means traffic around the area has increased. With the increase in traffic there is also the potential for drivers to become very frustrated and agitated with the congestion,” Espin said. “I have had numerous complaints regarding parents and students driving habits at pick up and drop off. We (LAPD) are short staffed and have limited ability to be present at all of the schools on the Westside.”
He also noted that a U.S. Postal carrier was held up at gun point on August 21, in the 700 block of Ocampo, but it had not been reported to LAPD. “The US Postal investigators office is the entity handling the investigation,” he said, the possible suspect was described as light-skinned, wearing a black mask and fled in a gray Tesla. The criminal demanded and took postal keys that open blue boxes and boxes in condos and apartments.
The following crimes were reported from August 13 to 19.
August 15, at 2 a.m., in the 800 block of Alma Read Drive. The suspect smashed the front glass door with a large rock. The suspect entered and took 10 tennis rackets worth $1,000.
August 15, 5:30 a.m. in the 15000 block of Albright Street. The suspects pried open door to an apartment complex to gain access to the mail area of building. Suspect(s) pried open mailboxes and fled with mail. CCTV available.
BURGLARY THEFT FROM VEHICLE:
August 13, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Sunset Boulevard and Temescal Canyon road. The suspects pried open the door to locked vehicle, removed property and fled the location.
August 13, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at 17000 Pacific Coast Highway. The suspects gained entry to vehicle by unknown means and fled with property.
August 13, 10:45 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., at Pacific Coast Highway. The suspect entered vehicle by unknown means, took property and fled.
August 13, 1:45 to 2:45 p.m., in the 900 block of Temescal Canyon Road. Suspects smashed the victim’s vehicle window, removed property and fld.
August 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the 17000 block of Pacific Coast Highway. The victim parked a locked vehicle near the beach. The suspects pried open the door lock and fled with property.
August 19, 9:45 a.m. to noon, in the 17700 block of Pacific Coast Highway. The victim hid the key, the suspect found it and used it to open the door and then fled with victim’s property.
August 19, 9:45 a.m. to noon in the 17700 block of Pacific Coast Highway. The suspect entered victims unlocked vehicle and fled with victim’s property.
GRAND THEFT AUTO:
August 18 to 19, 11 a.m. to 6 a.m., in the 200 block of Surview Drive. The vehicle was taken from the street/driveway.
August 14, 1:20 p.m. in the 1800 block of Palisades Drive. The suspect was hired to assist with moving the victim’s property, but instead took it and fled.
August 17 to 21, 5 to 9:30 p.m., in the 500 block of Radcliffe Avenue. Property was taken.