Palisades Crime Update: November 7 to 13

Officer Brian Espin is Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer.

Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin reminds residents that if they are victims of crime, it should be reported. The number of police cars assigned to an area of the City is dependent on the number of recorded crimes.

Espin notes:

  • When calling 911 or the non-emergency line, please be patient and know your location and a detailed description of the incident you are calling about. LAPD Dispatchers are 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.  Hopefully with other cameras showing vehicles or other suspects, investigators can obtain valuable information.
  • Please continue to secure (lock) your house and vehicles. Let’s make it harder for these criminals to get inside.
  • Be mindful if you are traveling in and around our local schools.  I have had a few complaints regarding speeding and erratic maneuvering when parents and kids are dropping off or trying to park.



November 12, in the 800 block of Alma Real Drive. A male juvenile brandished handgun at a female juvenile during a verbal altercation.


November 8 to 9, 6:20 p.m. to 7:45 a.m., at Hartzell and Carey. Victim discovered a wallet was stolen from the side door of the car on the driver’s side.

November 11, 4:30 to 6:20 p.m., in the 500 block of Los Liones Drive. Unknown suspect smashed victim’s vehicle window, removed property and fled the location.

November 12, 5 to 8 a.m., at Fiske and Bashford. The suspect(s) removed catalytic converter from victim’s vehicle and fled the location.

November 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the 17000 block of Pacific Coast Highway. An unknown suspect found victim’s car key that was hidden under the vehicle tire. Suspects entered victim’s vehicle, removed property and fled in an unknown direction.


November 9, 2:30 to 3 p.m., in the 900 block of Hartzell. The vehicle was taken from the driveway.

November 11 to 12, 8:30 p.m. to 7:15 a.m., in the 600 block of Erskine Drive. The vehicle was taken from the street.

To reach Officer Espin, email: or call (310) 444-0737.



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