April 24, 2014 Alan Finkel

WLA Crime Report April 1st – 14th


ADW (Assault with a Deadly Weapon):     0


11900 Wilshire (commercial)

Between 3/28/14 at 7:00 pm and 3/31/14 at 8:00 am, unknown suspect(s) entered unlocked office building and then pried office suite front door.  Computers were stolen.

100 N Carmelina (construction site)

Between 3/29/14 at 4:00 pm and 3/31/14 at 8:00 am, unknown suspect(s) removed plywood cover from door well, cut locks on interior lock boxes and removed tools.

11600 Gorham # (residential)

On 4/05/14 between 2:00 am and 6:00 am, unknown suspect(s) entered apartment via unlocked front slider and removed computers.

100 Westgate (residential)

Between 4/07/14 at 3:45 and 4/08/14 at 6:30 am, unknown suspect(s) entered residence via open rear framing for remodel.  They then pried interior door and removed computers.

100 N Anita (residential)

On 04/10/14 between 11:15 am and 4:40 pm, unknown suspect(s) smashed residential rear window and removed jewelry and computers.

300 N Saltair (residential)

On 4/10/14 at 1:15 pm, suspect pried screen off residential side window then fled when confronted by occupant.  No property loss.

Unknown suspect description, in red/burgundy sedan

400 Barrington (construction site)

Between 4/11/14 at 5:00 pm and 4/12/14 at 6:50 am, unknown suspect(s) cut locks off Connex containers and removed tools.


11600 Kiowa

On 4/3/14, between 10:30 pm and 5:30 am, while parked in a sub-garage, a 2002 Toyota Camry stolen

11700 Darlington

On 4/4/14, between 7:30 pm and 12:30 pm, while parked in an alley, a 1987 Yamaha motorcycle stolen

11700 Montana

On 4/6/14, between midnight and 1:00 pm, while parked in a sub-garage, a 2011 BMW 335D was stolen

BFMV (Burglary and/or Theft from Motor Vehicle):                  3

11300 Montana

On 4/3/14, between 4:00 pm and 7:30 am, while parked on the street, sunglasses stolen

100 Gretna Green

On 4/5/14, between 8:00 pm and 6:00 am, while parked on the street, Prius side view mirrors stolen

300 Saltair

On 4/5/14, between 4:00 pm and 4:00 am, while parked on the street, Prius side view mirror stolen


11700 Darlinton Av.

On 3/30/14, unknown suspect(s) removed the victim’s bike while he was loading items into his car.  The bike was leaning against his car.  Bike valued at $400.00

600 S. Barrington Av.

On 3/30/14, unknown suspect(s) entered and cut the victims cable lock that secured his bicycle.  Suspect removed the bicycle and fled in unknown direction. Bike valued at $3,000.00

1100 Amherst Ave

Between 3/30/14 and 3/31/14, unknown suspect(s) removed victim’s property from apartment garage area. Dumbbells valued at $160.00

2100 Beverwil Dr.

On 4/07/14, unknown suspect(s) used a screwdriver to force entry into the victim’s garage, once inside the suspects used a blow torch to cut he locks off of two tool boxes and removed the victim’s property.  Heavy duty tools valued at $5,815.00

300 Homewood Rd (construction site)

On 4/08/14, unknown suspect(s) cut fence, entered the location and removed copper pipes and fittings. Copper pipes valued at $1,200.00

200 Homewood Rd (construction site)

On 4/08/14, unknown suspect cut fence, camera wires, security screen and turned the camera away from the tool boxes.  Suspects entered the location and removed copper pipes and fittings.  Copper pipes valued at $3,600.00

San Vicente & Gretna Green

On 4/13/14, female/white suspect removed victim’s money from purse and fled in unknown direction. U.S. Currency     $650.00

During the past few years of economic hardship and recession, property managers and/or property owners have struggled to keep their rentals occupied.  As the difficult years continued, it seemed that in some cases the rental criteria or standards were lowered and tenants that were maybe once considered risky (poor credit, etc) were now being accepted in order to fill vacancies that were costing managers heavily.  The aftermath of this however, is the community is sometimes adversely affected by problematic neighbors and/or disrespectful tenants.  As a police department, we can’t enforce against disrespect or being an unpleasant neighbor, but we can take action against chronically problematic neighbors and those who are violating the law.

If you have reason to believe there is illegal activity going on, call the police immediately at the LAPD non-emergency dispatch number 877-ask-LAPD.  Also, please let me know what’s going on or what you suspect.  Keep a log of what you see and when you see it.  The log doesn’t have to be formal and it can be back dated to include past experiences.  Approach your trusted neighbors and ask if they have had any similar experiences or suspicions. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call 800-222-tips or go to www.lacrimestoppers.org

If it’s an issue that’s not necessarily illegal, but there is strife going on that doesn’t seem to be going in the right direction or is difficult to resolve, the City Attorney offers a Dispute Resolution Program and Mediation to all parties involved, free of charge.   If you’re interested or have any questions, feel free to e-mail me.

All the best,

Senior Lead Officer Maria Gray
[email protected]