Purse left in shopping cart
On Sept. 9 at a grocery store in the 11700 block of San Vicente Boulevard, a woman left her purse in a shopping cart in the parking lot of a market. Within four minutes she realized she forgot her purse and returned to the parking lot. She found the shopping cart but her purse was gone. The total loss of value is $3,150, according to Los Angeles police.
Sweater shoplifting suspect ID'd
At 2:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the 200 block of 26th Street, a sweater was shoplifted from a business valued at $850. Police describe the suspect as a white woman, 5'6'' and 120 pounds and approximately 40 years old.
- Between 2:15 and 4 p.m. in the 1300 block of Monaco Drive, suspect(s) pried open a residential side window and removed an unknown number of handguns and silverware.
- Between 2 p.m. Sept. 5 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in the 100 block of South Layton Drive, suspect(s) smashed the residential rear glass slider and ransacked the interior. There was no identifiable loss.
- At 3:30 a.m. Sept. 12 in the 900 block of Wellesley Avenue, a suspect entered a residence via an unlocked rear door, activating an alarm. Police say the suspect grabbed a laptop, fled and was notB seen.
- Between 6:30 a.m. Sept. 16 and 9 a.m. Sept. 17 in the 11300 block of Montana Avenue, suspect(s) forced a construction site side window open and stole tools.
5 vehicle burglaries
- Between 8 p.m. Sept. 9 and 8 a.m. Sept. 10 in the 11900 block of Kiowa Avenue, an iPhone and bag were stolen from a vehicle parked in a subgarage.
- Between 3:40 and 5:05 p.m. in the 1000 block of Hanley Avenue, a purse and cash were stolen from a vehicle parked at a park.
- Between 10 p.m. Sept. 13 and 10:20 a.m. Sept. 14 at the intersection of Chenault and Westgate, clothing was stolen from a vehicle parked in the street.
- Between 4 p.m. Sept. 14 and 11 a.m. Sept. 15 in the 900 block of Barrington Avenue, a GPS and an iPod were stolen from a vehicle parked in a carport.
- Between 7 and 7:40 p.m. in the 11600 block of San Vicente Boulevard, an iPhone and bag were stolen from a vehicle parked in a garage.
A note from Senior Lead Officer Maria Gray:
Hate Crimes/Hate Incidents: We live in a very unique and culturally diverse community. Our residents represent nearly every culture, nationality, race and religion on earth. This diversity has significantly contributed to making Los Angeles the vibrant and dynamic City it is today. In fact, certain areas within the West L.A. area are recognized as being the most diverse communities in the country!
But sadly, there are people and groups who commit crimes and acts against members of specific groups. These crimes and acts are called “hate crimes” or “hate incidents.” It is important to know the facts about hate crimes and hate incidents because knowing these facts places the community in a better position to recognize hate crimes and incidents as a very serious community problem.
A hate crime is any criminal act or attempt directed against a person, agency or institution based on the victim’s actual or perceived race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or gender or because the agency or institution is identified or associated with a group or an identifiable race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or gender. Examples are: acts that result in injury – no matter how slight, destructive acts (vandalism), threats made verbally or in writing that can feasibly be carried out.
A hate incident is any non-criminal act including words directed against a person based on that person’s actual or perceived race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or gender. Examples are: epithets, distribution of hate material in public places, posting of hate material that does not result in property damage, the display of offensive material on one’s own property.
Historically, hate crimes have been underreported. Hate crimes can be prosecuted either as felonies or misdemeanors depending on the severity of the crime. If you or someone you know becomes a victim of a hate crime or hate incident it is important that it gets reported immediately to the police. Hate crimes and hate incidents are tracked by the Los Angeles Police Department.
Senior Lead Officer Maria Gray
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