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Brentwood Police Blotter: 4 Home Burglaries, 2 Grand Theft Auto

The following information was supplied by the West L.A. Division of the Los Angeles Police Department.

4 home burglaries

  • Between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. April 26 in the 400 block of Barrington Avenue, suspect(s) entered a home by smashing out a rear window pane and opening the door. According to Los Angeles police, the suspects ransacked bedrooms and took unknown property. Police say the victim was out of town and her sister made the report. On the following day, the victim called police and said her laptop had been taken.
  • Between 5:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. April 24 in the 1100 block of Kenter Avenue, suspect(s) pried open a side bathroom window and removed a portable safe with cash and jewelry.
  • Between 11 p.m. April 29 and 7:45 a.m. April 30, suspect(s) cut a garage door lock at a construction site and removed tools.
  • Between 4 and 10 p.m. May 3 in the 12200 block of Canna Road, suspect(s) attempted to pry the rear sliding door, but no entry was made.

Grand theft auto

  • Between 9 and 10:30 a.m. April 29 in the 11600 block of Montana Avenue, a 2008 Nissan Altima was stolen from the street.
  • On April 30 in the 11600 block of Mayfield Avenue, a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle was stolen. No further information was given.

Vehicle burglary

  • Between 8 and 10 p.m. April 22 in the 11600 block of San Vicente Boulevard, suspect(s) removed a laptop from a vehicle parked in a parking lot/valet.
  • Between 7 p.m. April 30 and 8 a.m. May 1 in the 1100 block of Barry Avenue, suspect(s) removed an iPod and a charger from a vehicle parked in a carport.
  • Between 8 and 12 p.m. April 30 in the 11800 block of Goshen Avenue, suspect(s) removed a GPS from a vehicle parked in a parking lot.

Theft

  • On April 22 in the 11600 block of Montana Avenue, currency, valued at $30,000, was stolen from a home.
  • On April 23 in the 12000 block of Chalon Road, iPods, valued at $23,000, were stolen from a business.
  • On May 2 in the 12200 block of Darlington Avenue, jewelry, valued at $12,000, was stolen from a home.
  • On May 6 in the 100 block of North Church Lane currency, valued at $2,200 was stolen from a residence.

A message from Senior Lead Officer Maria Gray:

The numbers look good in terms of crime trends for the area. I would imagine that since I’m always complaining about people leaving things in their cars it’s only right that I give kudos when it appears that the numbers of break-ins are declining! (Or did I just jinx us?) So keep up the efforts to always, always remove or hide any items within your cars when parked and remind your family and guests to do the same. Also, the patrol officers for the area are dedicated to the area and I would encourage everyone to give a wave or hello or holler out a kind word -- officers hear far too many unkind words in this line of work! Thank you and please stay vigilant!!

If you see anything that you feel is suspicious, but not an emergency, go to www.alertcommunity.com. It allows citizens to document suspicious activity quickly, easily, and anonymously.

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