Neighbors who live close to Palisades High School were awoken by police cars and a helicopter around 6:30 a.m., today March 1.
A LAPD officer stationed at Radcliffe and Carthage said there had been a robbery near 15945 Miami way and that one suspect had been apprehended. They were still searching for a second person.
Circling the News contacted Officer Jae Lee, who is currently serving as Palisades Senior Lead Officer to see if there was additional information. In a March 1, email he responded “It is still an ongoing investigation and officers have one suspect in custody. Detectives are actively following up on leads.”
Additionally, Lee released the following crimes for this area between February 20 and 26.
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON:
February 25, 3:30 p.m. at Pacific Coast Highway and Sunset Blvd. Suspect threw a rock at victims, causing injury. Suspect was arrested for ADW.
(Editor’s note: one resident wrote to CTN: “A man stabbed someone at PCH and Sunset and was pepper sprayed by a bystander, yesterday (February 25). I heard Pali patrol detained the suspect and the police arrested him. The victim was taken to the hospital with minor wounds. I believe the suspect was homeless.”)
February 20 to 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the 1000 block of Anoka Place. Unknown suspect(s) entered locked gate, removed property and fled in an unknown direction.
February 26, 3 to 11 p.m., in the 1200 block of Corsica Drive. Unknown suspect(s) used unknown tool to enter location and fled in an unknown location.
February 26 to 27, midnight to 9:45 a.m., in the 1200 block of Rimmer Avenue.
Unknown suspect(s) entered locked gate, removed property and fled in an unknown direction.
BURGLARY/THEFT FROM VEHICLE:
February 20 to 22, 6 p.m. to 9:30 a.m., in the 400 block of Hillside Lane. Unknown suspect(s) smashed Victim’s windows and fled in an unknown location.
February 21 to 22, 3 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., in the 300 block of Sycamore Road. Unknown suspect(s) entered victim’s vehicle, removed property, and fled in an unknown direction.
February 23, 8:50 a.m., in the 17300 block of Sunset Boulevard. Suspect removed victim’s property from vehicle and fled westbound.
February 24 to 25, 9:30 p.m. to 6:20 a.m., in the 1200 block of Monaco Drive. Unknown Suspect(s) removed victim’s property from vehicle.
February 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the 16000 block of Sunset Blvd.
Unknown suspect(s) removed property and fled in an unknown location.
SERGEANT SCOTT ALPERT REPORTS:
Sergeant II Scott Alpert oversees the Senior Lead Officers in the West Los Angeles and Palisades Community. He sent the following message to residents.
“We are reaching out to ask your assistance in reaching the rest of the community in the West Los Angeles Area and specifically in the Pacific Palisades Area and surrounding communities. Over the past year and as of recent we have seen a rise in crime in certain areas: 1) burglary theft from vehicle (Breaking in and removing property; 2) Theft from Motor Vehicle (Removing Property); 3) Catalytic converter theft from vehicles; and 4) grand theft auto.”
He said there was no need to panic, but that LAPD was being proactive in reducing crimes and sent the following suggestions:
- Hide all valuables in your vehicle.
- Lock your vehicle.
- Do not leave your keys in your vehicle, ever.
- Park your vehicle in the garage or an illuminated area.
- Park your vehicle in a secure area, not the alley or street whenever possible.
- Make sure you have and alarm, club, or theft prevention device on your vehicle.
- Do not leave your vehicle running unattended, even to drop something off or to pick something up – even if it’s quick.
“We know you have long reaching arms in the community and our valuable partnership with you is what makes West Los Angeles Division so successful. Thank you in advance for your help on this matter,” Alpert said.