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THE ARREST OF A BURGLARY SUSPECT TO AN OCCUPIED RESIDENCE WHO WAS ON PAROLE AND ARMED WITH A KNIFE DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS.
Link to Original: https://local.nixle.com/alert/4827421/?sub_id=737175
On May 15, 2012 at approximately 4:51 am, Marina del Rey Station, Deputies responded to 5800 block of Mansfield Ave. Los Angeles, regarding an occupied residential burglary in progress, the suspect was being detained. The Deputies arrived and met a 15 year old male and his father who were detaining the suspect. It was later learned that the 15 year old, armed with a baseball bat, confronted the suspect who was inside the family’s home taking property. The 15 year old yelled out to wake his father and warned him as to the intruder inside the residence. The father came to the aid of his son; they detained the suspect and called the Sheriff’s Department. The Deputies arrived and took custody of the suspect and booked him at the Marina del Rey Station’s jail without incident. The Deputies recovered a knife at the residence the knife was determined to belong to the suspect. As the investigation continued it was learned that t an attempted burglary on the same block about 3 hours early. The suspect in custody was recently released from prison and is actively on State parole.
The bold and swift actions by the 15 year old resident played an active role in protecting his family from potential harm.
The quick and immediate response and arrest by Marina del Rey Station Personnel is critical to maintaining the public peace and safety to the communities that we serve.
The following was reported from a neighbor in Ladera. Be aware as they may also target homes in View Park-Windsor Hills!
From: Marti McFall
Date: April 3, 2012 9:22:06 AM PDT
I live in the 5300 block of Garth Avenue. Last evening my neighbor notified me that he had seen a car of men parked across the street and one of the men at my front door. He was tall, lean, African American wearing a hat. The car was an electric blue, PT Cruiser. This a.m. my daughter was home and a man came to the front door, fitting the description of the man that was there yesterday. He persistently and repeatedly was banging on the front door. The dogs were barking profusely which did not deter him at all. Thankfully, I had scheduled a garage door repair this a.m. and they drove up just as my daughter was on the phone with me. She went outside and asked the repairman to ask them what they were doing.. they quickly left. Today they were in a beige older Mercedes sedan. The three in the car were wearing bandanas.
I have called the sheriff's department. They will be adding patrol in the area. If you see ANYTHING suspicious. Please call the Sheriff @310 482-6000 or 911. This is VERY alarming.
The contractor has completed installation of the chain link fence except for the northbound off ramp at La Cienega. Also, the concrete barrier on the east side of La Cienega Blvd up to Stocker has been constructed. There are some metal beam guard railings being installed throughout the project which is now about 25 percent complete. On Wednesday, January 25th, the contractor will begin work under the Slauson bridge on La Cienega Blvd in order to construct the concrete barrier on both sides of La Cienega Blvd. This work will require permanent closure of one traffic lane in each direction and temporary closure of the second lane (9:00am to 3:00pm), while work is performed in order to provide safety for the workers in this area. As a result, there will be only one lane of traffic for each direction at a time. This work is anticipated to be completed within the next two weeks. The entire project is scheduled for completion in April of this year. Any additional questions please contact:
Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
County of Los Angeles, 2nd District
+ 213.741.9292 | Phone
+ 213.743.5665 | Fax
Our neighbors in Ladera have reported the following:
A red-headed woman has been casing houses with another woman. They have been seen traveling in an older brown van, perhaps a Chevrolet (redhead driving), and knocking on doors in both lower and upper Ladera. If confronted or if a person answers their door, the redhead is reported to say that she is "looking for Louise and they must have had the wrong house." The redhead is believed to be white, but could also be a very fair-skinned black or latino.
Reports of people knocking on doors, apparently casing homes, in Windsor Hills and View Park are also being reported and a recent break-in in Windsor Hills was reported in the middle of the day.
The Sheriff's Department has asked that you contact them at (310) 482-6000, if you see the van or the women in the neighborhood or any suspicious activity. STAY ALERT!
This is a public safety officials' message about the planned 10-mile, 53-hour closure of the I-405 freeway July 15 through July 18, 2011. The freeway will be closed between the U.S. 101 and the I-10 beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, July 15th, and ending at 7 a.m. Monday, July 18th.
During this closure, traffic conditions on local streets and freeways within the Los Angeles County area and beyond are expected to be severe, with significant, multi-hour delays.
If you plan to travel through the Los Angeles region during the closure period, please use alternate freeways or public transportation.
Here is an important email received yesterday. If you have had property stolen, the police may have recovered it ... read below.
From: "Pratt, Nicole"
Date: July 14, 2011 2:45:15 PM PDT
On June 15, 2011 -- we had a home invasion (5147 Chesley) Fortunately, no one was hurt.
At approx 9:00am a black male jumped our rear fence (mask + gloves) & entered the rear upstairs window using OUR ladder in the garage. My son and father-in-law were downstairs while the intruder was upstairs for approx 5 minutes (unaware of his presence). He left our premises the same way he entered (the entire incident was captured on our cameras).
On the morning of July 13th, the assigned detectives informed me that a black male who lives @ 5142 West Blvd (my rear neighbor) committed the robbery - which we suspected. He is in jail and they said he will be there for a long time. They commented on him being connected too many crimes but they wouldnt elaborate.
Additionally, they presented stolen property asking me if any of it belonged to me (so far I have gotten back a designer handbag being worn by a woman who also resides in the same residence). They asked me to refer any neighbors recently robbed to them.
If you or someone you know in the neighborhood has been burglarized contact the detective below (they may have some of your belongings).
LAPD -- 77th Patrol Division
7600 S. Broadway
Detective Ricardo Gutierrez (213) 485-4175
(or Det. Hoffman - female partner)
LASD MARINA DEL REY STATION UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAIN OCEAL VICTORY WILL HOST
"Fighting Crime with a Collective Effort"
Saturday, July 23rd from 10am to 1pm at the Junior Blind of America - 5300 Angeles Vista Blvd.
Download flyer below.
UPDATE: A great deal of interest has been generated regarding this event. Our allied Law Enforcement agencies will be inviting guest to attend the symposium as well. With that in mind, there are no reserved spaces so please come on time to secure your spot, don't be left out. The Junior Blind of America can accommodate 300 guest, with Los Angeles City (Leimert Park area), Los Angeles (Mar Vista/Playa Vista area), City of Inglewood and Culver City expressing interest the capacity can easily be reached. It is important that we hear your concerns.