Palisades Crime Update Through April: LAPD Safety Recommendations

Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin reported in an April 17 email, “Our Beach detail has been doing a great job of checking our known areas where people have been known to camp out. As you can see in the picture attached, Officers contacted an individual a couple weeks ago who had just started to set up shop. Let’s give our Beach Detail a pat on the back when you see them for helping keep our hillsides clear.”

Espin also recommends that Palisades residents look at security window film, which makes windows shatter proof. When someone smashes a window its usually just one hit,” the SLO said.  “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).”

Espin also asks families to have conversations with teens about being mindful of neighbors. There have been increased reports of teen drinking, unsafe driving and occasionally lighting fireworks, especially around the Rec Center. There have been so many reports that the area has now been designated as an extra patrol location.



April 17, 11:48 to noon, in the 1000 block of Swarthmore. A locked storage unit was entered through unknown means and removed victim’s property.

April 20, 8:30 p.m. to 12:01 a.m., in the 1100 Block of Napoli. The suspect used an unknown tool to smash a rear glass window. It was unknown if property was taken.

April 25, 9:30 p.m., in the 200 block of Chautauqua Boulevard. Suspects entered victim’s property, damaged victims alarm panels and fled without taking property.

(Hot Prowl) April 28, 4:51 p.m., in the 100 block of Ocean Avenue. The victim was upstairs when a suspect smashed the downstairs sliding glass door. The suspect removed Apple products from the victim’s daughter’s bedroom. Prints were requested.


April 21, 1:15 p.m. in the 17000 block of Pacific Coast Highway. The suspect used a hard object to pry open the victim’s vehicle door and removed property.

April 23, 10:50 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the 17300 block of Pacific Coast Highway. Suspect used an unknown pry tool to unlock victim’s passenger door. Suspects removed victim’s property and fled location.

April 27 to 28, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., in the 400 block of Sycamore Road. Suspect removed property from victim’s vehicle.

April 28, noon to 1:45 p.m. at Temescal Canyon Road and PCH. The suspect smashed driver’s side window of victim’s vehicle and took property and fled.


April 25 to 26, 11:59 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the 800 block of Brooktree Road. The vehicle was taken from street or driveway.


April 28, noon, in the 15000 block of Sunset Boulevard. A suspect (employee) was seen on video loading property from employer into his vehicle.

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