Brentwood Crime Update, August 24, 2021 – August 31, 2021
Submitted by LAPD Senior Lead Officer Matthew Kirk
08-28-21 1000 Hrs/ 08-28-21 2100 Hrs, 11700 Block of Chenault St, Susp(s) forced open front door and entered the location. Susp(s) ransacked the location and removed property. Property taken was jewelry, purses and Iphone.
*I you have any ladders on your property please secure them in a locked garage, storage shed or secure with chain to prevent suspects from gaining access to the second story. Most suspects expect the second story of a home to not be alarmed like the first floor*
Remember always lock your doors and windows when you leave your home. If you have an alarm please use it and if you have security cameras, make sure they are working, and the footage can be accessed.
ADW (Assault With Deadly Weapon):
BFMV (Burglary from motor vehicle)/ TFMV (Theft from motor Vehicle):
08-25-21 0015 Hrs, 11900 Block of Dorothy St, Susp(s) entered underground parking garage and cut of catalytic converter from victim’s vehicle. Victim’s vehicle was a 2008 Toyota Prius.
Remember DO NOT leave key fobs in your vehicle. Most new cars will not allow you to lock your car with the key fob inside. Also, please don’t leave valuables inside your vehicle, especially if they are visible from outside the vehicle. Are car parked in a secure parking garage does not make it immune from being broken into.
GTA (Grand Theft Auto):
Please don’t leave your car unlocked and most importantly NEVER leave your keys in the car. This makes it way too easy for thieves and they will continue to target the area if the opportunities a readily available.
08-27-21 2100 Hrs/ 08-28-21 1300 Hrs, 11800 Block of Darlington Ave, Susp(s) entered subterranean parking garage by unk means. Once inside the susp(s) cut off lock securing the bicycle.
08-28-21 1200 Hrs/ 08-30-21 0730 Hrs, 800 Block of S. Bundy Drive, Susp(s) entered building lobby by unk means and opened victim’s mail box and removed mail.
I just want to remind everyone that if some call or e-mails stating that you need to send money or gift cards most likely it’s a scam. If they say they are from a reputable company contact thecompany with a phone number that you acquire and check that way. Sometimesthese suspects can be very convincing but never just hand over money, gift cards or any personal information.
If you are going to sell an item on the internet and meet in person make sure you have someone else with you and make the transaction in a public location. Many people meet in front of police station to make the transaction and advise the buyer of the location prior to meeting. Also, when you are shopping please keep your purse on your person and not left in the shopping cart. Thieves will many times work in pairs to distract the victim while the other suspect takes the purse. If you feel it is necessary to keep your purse in the shopping cart have it zipped up and place it in the bottom.