PALISADES CRIME UPDATE: Burglaries, Burglary Theft from Vehicles

SLO Brian Espin patrolling in the Castellammare area of Pacific Palisades.

October 31 through November 12:

Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin, wrote in his crime update: “As you can see, trends that we continue to deal with are auto-related crimes and residential burglaries.

“A few of the burglaries have been associated with our suspects gaining access to a vehicle in the driveway.  Our suspects then have used the garage door remote to gain access into the garage and take items.  Let’s try to find a good place to hide or secure the garage door opener.

“Be mindful of access points around your property,” Espin said. “The burglars are getting in through the side or backyard. Let’s make it harder for our criminals to get into our yards.”



November 1, 1:25 to 1:38 p.m., in the 800 block of Via de la Paz. Suspect waked into store during business hours and walked to the back of the story to the open safe and took property.

November 1 to 2, 5 p.m. to 6 a.m., in the 17000 block of Porto Marina Way. The suspect gained entry to victim’s garage with possible use of digital codes. The suspect removed property, which included bicycles and power tools.

November 2, 6 a.m., in the 600 block of Brooktree Road. The suspect approached victim’s vehicle, took the clicker form car, opened and entered garage, took items out of the garage that included bicycles.

November 7, 2:30 to 10:15 p.m., in the 1200 block of Lachman Lane. Suspects entered victims locked and secured hour through a rear glass door, removed victim’s property (watches) and fled. Latent prints were requested.

November 11 to 13, 5 p.m. to noon, in the 14900 block of Camarosa Drive. Suspect pried window open and entered building. The suspect took victim’s property (wallet).



October 30 to 31, 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 a.m. in the 1000 block of Iliff Street. Suspected entered vehicle through unknown means and took property.

October 31, 1 a.m. in the 900 block of Chattanooga Avenue. Suspect entered vehicle through unknown means and took property.

November 1, 6 p.m. in the 800 block of Alma Real Drive. Victim parked and locked and secured vehicle. Suspect took catalytic converter from underneath the vehicle.

November 3, 1 to 6 a.m., in the 17000 block of Sunset Boulevard. Suspect entered vehicle, took property and fled.

November 5, 9 to 11 a.m., in the 17000 block of Pacific Coast Highway. Suspect used pry tool to unlock victim’s camper. Suspect then found victim’s vehicle key. Suspect unlocked victim’s vehicle and removed property.

November 8 to 9, 8 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Sunset Boulevard and Rockingham Avenue. The victim was involved in a traffic collision with a loaner vehicle. While being towed to the mechanic shop, a suspect entered the unlocked vehicle, took a firearm and fled.

November 9, 5:30 p.m., in the 1000 block of Hartzell Street. The suspect removed victim’s property from victim’s vehicle and fled.

November 12, 3:30 to 6:15 p.m., in the 500 block of Los Liones Drive. Victim parked and locked and secured vehicle at hiking trailhead. A suspect entered the vehicle by unknown means and took property and fled. Credit cards taken, were subsequently used.



November 2, 5 to 7 p.m. in the 500 block of Swarthmore. The vehicle was taken from the street.

November 4, 11 a.m., in the 13000 block of Bienveneda. The vehicle was taken from the street but recovered.

November 6, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the 17000 block of Pacific Coast Highway. An unknown suspect took electric scooter.

November 10 to 11, 8 p.m. to 7:30 a.m., in the 1300 block of Bienveneda Avenue. Vehicle taken from street/driveway.


November 3, 9:15 p.m. in the 15200 La Cruz Drive. Suspect entered lobby area of building and took flag from the lobby and then fled.


Contact Espin (310) 444-0737 or by email


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