WEST LOS ANGELES DAILY CRIME BRIEFING
For Monday, Sept. 21 through Tuesday, Oct.6 in the Brentwood Area.
100 S. Saltair Ave (Home Invasion Robbery)
On 10/02/2015, at 2305, the victim (70+ years old) observed the suspect standing right outside her bathroom door. The suspect immediately pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded money. The victim demanded he leave her residence. The suspect left the location without taking any of the victim’s property.
Suspect #1: Male, No further description. Weapon: Handgun
ASSAULT OR ADW (Assault with a Deadly Weapon): 3
1200 Getty Center Drive
On 10/1/15, at 1340, the suspect was leaving the parking lot without paying. Parking lot attendants attempted to stop suspect who struck one victim’s foot and struck the other victims hand.
12400 Mountain Gate Dr.
On 10/02/15, at 1030, the victim approached the suspect and asked him why he was making fun of him. The suspect became angry and hit the victim over the head with a glass cocktail glass, causing two, 1” lacerations, to the left side of the victim’s head. Weapon: Glass cup
Sunset Blvd / Barrington Ave
On 10/02/15, at 1050, the victim and suspect became involved in a traffic accident. When the victim approached the suspect’s vehicle, the suspect sped off, hitting the victim’s leg. The victim fell down striking his forehead on the suspect’s left side door. The victim sustained a 2” laceration on his forehead. Suspect: Male, White, 20-25 years old. Weapon: Vehicle: 2010 – 2015, Chevy Malibu, 4Dr, White.
12000 Coyne Street
On 09/18/15, between 1415 and 1635, unk suspect(s) entered opened rear door of residence and fled with victim’s property.
700 Teakwood Rd
On 09/28/15, between 0720 and 1450, unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through the side window after removing the screen and removed cash and jewelry valued at $7,000.00
3000 Corda Dr.
On 09/30/15, between 1200 and 1630, unknown suspect(s) entered the residence by cutting the screen on the open window and removed jewelry, a $100,000 loss.
11600 Terryhill Place
On 09/28/15, between 1300 and 1630, unknown suspect(s) entered the garage of the residence by opening the unlocked front door and removed a bicycle, a $400 loss.
11900 Kearsarge St
On 10/05/15, between 0930 and 1500 hours, unknown suspect(s) entered the residence by cutting the screen on the open window and removed jewelry, a $15,000 loss.
GRAND THEFT AUTO: 0
BFMV (Burglary and/or Theft from Motor Vehicle): 7
On 09/21/15, between 1250 and 1055, while parked on the street, the plates off of a Mercedes vehicle were stolen.
600 Gretna Green
On 09/23/15, between 1800 and 0600 the next day, while parked in a driveway, credit card and receipts were stolen.
On 09/25/15, between 2300 and 0930 the next day, while parked in an apartment garage, a laptop was stolen.
On 09/26/15, between 0700 and 0915, while parked in a subterranean garage, window was smashed and a tool box and knife were stolen.
On 09/26/15, between 1100 and 1230, while parked in an apartment parking lot, window was smashed and electronics were stolen.
On 09/29/15, between 0001 and 1200, while parked in a driveway, an iPhone was stolen.
11900 Foxboro Dr
On 09/29/15, between 2005 and 2015, while parked in a driveway, a laptop was stolen.
GRAND THEFT & PETTY THEFT: 3
11700 Chenault (residence)
Between 09/23/15 at 0800 and 10/01/15 at 1600, victim hosted a parties where numerous guests had access to area where her jewelry was kept. Victim discovered her jewelry valued at $50,000.00 had been taken.
600 S Barrington Ave # (apartment complex)
On 9/24/15, between 1000 to 1530 hours, unknown suspect(s) used a cutting tool to cut bike lock. Bike valued at $1,710.00
400 Barrington (condominium complex)
Between 09/25/15 at 1500 and 09/28/15 at 0830, unknown suspect(s) damaged a lock in attempt to gain entry. There was no evidence the suspect gained entry, but the lock was taken. Lock valued at $5.
Regarding the above posted Home Invasion Robbery: investigators are actively pursuing all leads and tips and will advise me as to any outcomes, updates or information that can be shared with the community. Until then, I unfortunately have no further information.
On September 30, at approximately 11 pm, a woman driving in the area of Sunset Blvd and Capri noticed a white sedan with two males inside, one possibly wearing a bandana (no further description), driving behind her as she drove up the neighborhood to her residence. Although not initially concerned, she became more alarmed when they followed her onto her residential street of Sorento Drive. Her entrance gate opened and they followed her onto her property. They exited their vehicle and started walking towards her. Frightened, she started honking her horn at which time family exited her house and triggered motion lights. The suspects then fled out the gate.
Sadly, this is not an uncommon ‘MO.’ So this particular note is especially directed to you ladies. Always, always, ALWAYS, drive with your doors locked and pay attention to your surroundings, especially if coming home later in the evening. There are bad guys out there that specifically look for lone females, often attracted by a glittering wedding rings or other jewelry seen from the cab of your car (tip: drive with your rings turned inward toward your palm to attract less attention). If you make random turns and they are still behind you, call 911 (in this case it would be more than OK to use your cell phone while driving). If you suspect you’re being followed, go to a well-lit public location (ideally, the police station if possible). Don’t let yourself get boxed into a cul-de-sac. If you do find yourself boxed in, start honking. Try to get as much attention as possible in the hopes that it will frighten them away – as it did in this case. If, however, they’ve already approached you and they are armed or threaten you, then please keep in mind that property can always be replaced, lives cannot be. I can’t tell you what to do, since every incident is different, but trust your instincts. A general suggestion is that you should comply with their demands if they are interested in stealing your property. But if they’re interested in stealing you, then fight and scream with all your might. But only you can decide at that moment, given the circumstances, what your instincts tell you to do. But give it some thought, and have a plan, and make sure the lovely ladies in your lives are aware of this possible crime method.
All the best,
Senior Lead Officer Maria Gray
LAPD West Los Angeles Division