ADW (Assault with a Deadly Weapon): 0
100 El Medio (Construction site) RD 0825
Between 05/07/15 at 1800 and 05/08/15 at 0700, unknown suspect(s) pried tool shed door and removed power tools.
12200 Paisley RD 0825
On 05/08/15, between 1135 and 1615, unknown suspect(s) smashed rear glass door and removed computers and a watch.
GRAND THEFT AUTO: 0
BFMV (Burglary and/or Theft from Motor Vehicle): 2
12000 Goshen Ave RD 0831
Between 05/03/15 at 1700 and 1100 the next day, while parked in a subterranean garage, a purse and glasses were stolen.
1000 Bundy Ave RD 0831
On 05/04/15, between 0330 and 0530, while parked on the street, door forced open and cash, a laptop and phone were stolen
GRAND THEFT & PETTY THEFT: 5
1300 Capri Dr. (residence, late report) RD 0803
On 04/29/15, at 0100 hours, an unknown suspect entered the victim’s backyard and removed the victim’s mounted TV valued at $5,000.00
11900 San Vicente (commercial) RD 0831
Between 05/06/15 and 05/07/15, an unknown suspect(s) entered the victim’s office and broke the lock on the victim’s desk to remove victim’s property. Computers and cash valued at $3,600.00
11600 Mayfield Ave (multi-unit parking garage) RD 0832
On 05/11/15, between 0726 and 0748, a male, 6′ tall, approx. 28 years old, entered the storage unit and removed a tool and tent valued at $280.00 from an unlocked storage unit in the parking garage.
12000 Goshen (apartment) RD 0831
On 05/12/15 at 0700, the suspect, who was hired by the victim to care for victim’s dog while victim was out of town, refused to return the dog to the victim when the victim returned from her trip. Yorkshire Terrier dog valued at $700.00
12000 Wilshire Blvd (commercial) RD 0831
On 05/12/15, at 1815, a male, black, 5’06” tall, 150 lbs, in his 30’s, concealed a dental guard valued at $69.48 in his waistband and exited store without paying.
Auto key fobs-those neat little devices that are becoming the standard for vehicle door locks allow drivers to walk up to their car and have it automatically unlock just by being in its proximity. Very cool– the problem is, that thieves have discovered that they can use power amplifiers which increase the range for which the car searches for its compatible fob. So in a nutshell, you can be in your home, with your fob on your bureau, and the bad guy can use a power amplifier to increase the radius of the search (to within your residence) and when it recognizes it, it unlocks the car for the thief. No broken windows, no suspicious noises, nothing unusual going on that would make someone suspect a car is being broken into or stolen. The suspect simply walks up to your car and the lock unlocks. It’s been suggested that the best way to prevent this from happening is to conceal your vehicle’s fob within a metal container of some sort which would block the power amplifier from connecting with it. The refrigerator or freezer seems to do the trick. Just something to keep in mind.
Auto Detectives asked me to pass along a message regarding a recent crime trend in West LA. Within the last few weeks, Grand Theft Auto suspects have taken advantage of folks, particularly those who live in multiunit residential complexes, who leave their own keys or the keys of roommates, inside their vehicles to make it easier to juggle the parking situation amongst multiple tenants. Suspects sometimes are now sometimes taking two cars from one parking lot. Please send out this information to your families, friends, tenants, neighbors, HOA boards, etc., advising them to immediately discontinue this risky practice.
All the best,
Senior Lead Officer Maria Gray
LAPD West Los Angeles Division