ADW (Assault with a Deadly Weapon): 1
Sunset Blvd & Church Lane
On 9/14/14, at approximately 4:30 pm, the suspect and victim became involved in a road rage incident. Stopped at a tri-light, the suspect exited his vehicle, struck the victim’s vehicle door with his fist, and returned to his vehicle. When the victim exited his vehicle to look at possible damage, the suspect drove at victim and ran over victim’s foot.
12000 San Vicente (Commercial)
Between 09/13/14 at 9:00 pm and 09/14/14 at 3:56 am, unknown suspect(s) smashed glass front door and attempted to open the pharmacy box. No property loss.
On 09/17/14, between 11:00 am and 9:15 pm, unknown suspect(s) entered residence via unlocked rear window and removed cash and jewelry.
200 Bowling Green Way
On 09/22/14 at approximately 8:20 pm, the victim returned to his residence and confronted a suspect inside. Suspect fled location. The rear door had been forced. No identified property loss. Suspect described as a Male, Black, 6’2″, dark clothing,
Between 09/25/14, at 5:30 am and 10/01/14 at 8:30 pm, unknown suspect(s) entered an apartment by unknown means and removed jewelry.
16500 Park Lane Cr,
On 10/02/14, between 10:00 am and 12:30 pm, unknown suspect(s) entered residence via unlocked rear door and removed jewelry.
GRAND THEFT AUTO: 3
Between 9/17/14 at 7:20 and 9/18/14 at 9:30 am, while parked on the street, a 2008 Volvo was stolen
On 09/24/14, unknown time period, while parked on the street a 2007 Cadillac Escalade was stolen
100 Medio Dr
Between 10/03/14 at 8:00 pm and 10/04/14 at 8:00 am, while parked on the street, a 1986 Toyota pick-up truck was stolen
BFMV (Burglary and/or Theft from Motor Vehicle): 13
11700 Chenault Ave
Between 9/15/14 at 10:00 pm and 9/16/14 at 8:00 am, while parked in a garage, vehicle was unlocked, a check was stolen
200 N. Bristol
Between 9/16/14 at 5:00 pm and 9/17/14 at 7:00 am, while parked on the street, vehicle was unlocked, a purse and laptop were stolen
On 09/20/14, between 2:00 pm and 11:00 pm, while parked in an apartment garage, window smashed, bags were stolen
On 09/20/14, between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm, while parked in a parking lot, window smashed and a bag was stolen
Between 09/21/14 at 11:00 pm and 09/22/14 at 5:00 am, while parked on the street, window smashed and a bag stolen
Between 09/23/14, at 5:00pm and 09/24/14 at 8:00 am, while parked in a subterranean gagarage, unknown means, laptops were stolen
Between 09/26/14 at 6:00 pm and 9/27/14 at 10:00 am, while parked on the street, tools were stolen
Between 9/26/14 at 4:30 pm and 9/27/14 at 9:40 am, while parked in a subterranean garage, an I-pod and Bluetooth were stolen
Between 09/27/14, at 2:45 am and 9/28/14 at 2:45 am, while parked on the street, a nebulizer was stole
Between 09/29/14 at 9:00 pm and 9/30/14 at 8:00 am, while parked on the street, an I-PAD was stolen
Between 09/29/14 at 10:00 pm and 9/30/14 at 8:30 am, while parked on the street, a GPS was stolen
100 Bowling Green Way
Between 09/29/14 at 10:20 pm and 9/30/14 at 9:30 am, while parked on the street, window smashed and a dog carrier was stolen
Between 9/30/14 at 8:30 pm and 10/01/14 at 11:00 am, while parked on the street, window smashed and a brief case and gym bag were stolen
GRAND THEFT & PETTY THEFT: 6
500 S. Barrington Ave (residential)
Between 9/15/14 at 5:00 pm and 9/16/14 at 6:00 pm, unknown suspect(s) entered a subterranean garage and removed an unsecured mountain bicycle valued at $2,000.00
11600 San Vicente Blvd (commercial)
On 9/17/14, at 2:30 pm the named suspect stated she had to get purse from her car to pay for a cosmetic procedure. She never returned. Loss was $570.00
500 S Burlingame (commercial)
On 09/20/14 between 9:00 pm and 11:00 pm, the suspect, who was hired to do photography for an event, stole the camera belonging to the establishment. Camera and total loss valued at $4,000.00
900 Grandville # (residential)
Between 09/21/14 at 6:00 pm and 09/23/14 at 8:00 am, unknown suspect removed victim’s Oxycodon from his bathroom sink. Victim had numerous workers in his home at the time.
1100 S. Barrington Ave (residential)
On 09/26/14 at approximately 6:30 pm, unknown suspect entered victim’s garage area and took victim’s locked bike valued at $500.00.
11600 Montana (residential)
Between 09/17/14 and 10/03/14, an unknown suspect removed the victim’s bike from the parking garage. Bike valued at $2,500.00
First, the numbers… Brentwood area is down over 8% in crime, year to date. There were no ‘upticks’ in burglaries, neither in residential nor commercial properties. West of us, in the Palisades, there was an especially upsetting burglary a few weeks back involving the killing of a dog during the commission of the crime. A truly unfortunate event compounded by the loss of a beloved pet. But at some point it was rumored to have occurred in the Brentwood Glen vicinity. Thankfully, that was not the case. Not to say that those things can’t ever happen in Brentwood, however, this was simply a rumor that spun out of control.
So in this episode of my ‘Note’ section I’m going to include a couple of phone numbers to call in the event that you can’t reach me and you need some answers to quell a growing concern (please keep in mind that we officers don’t have ‘smart phones’ that forward our e-mails to us when we are away from our desks– so unless we are physically sitting at our desks we cannot retrieve our messages and emails). The direct line to our Community Relations Office is 310-444-0735. The direct line to the LAPD West Los Angeles Area front desk is 310-444-0702 and the direct line to the West Los Angeles Area Detectives is 310-444-1580. All of these are good numbers to keep handy.
On another ‘note’, twice now at different times during my 21+ years of service I been on duty talking to a transient in uniform (me, not the transientJ) and persons have approached us and handed the transient a one hundred dollar bill. In both cases the person didn’t know if I was affecting an arrest or simply warning for panhandling or even talking to someone suspected of murder! They just wanted to send me (not me personally, but me, as a representative of the LAPD) a message to ‘quit hassling this poor guy’. I advised them that they could be arrested for interfering in an investigation and had better move on. Of course, this method of ‘helping’ the homeless/transient population has its effects on our community. There are better ways of helping the homeless/transient population that simply handing them money.
If you would like a really good perspective from an LAPD Senior Lead Officer and his suggestions on the ways and means to constructively help the homeless, please go to ‘Officer Deon Joseph Speaks About Public Feedings on Skid Row’ on www.youtube.com It is a great way to get the perspective of how police officers, some-not all, feel about what are the best ways to help the homeless and what help may actually be contributing to the problem.
And although Skid Row seems like it’s an entirely different planet from Brentwood, consider that it is only a 25 minute drive away (with no traffic that is…) and it DOES have an impact on our lives here in Brentwood. In fact, many of the changes in policy and law regarding the homeless began in Skid Row. It’s worth checking out. On a safety note however, please don’t ever, ever, EVER bring strangers into your homes or even tell them where you live. I’ve been involved with way too many kind hearted community members who wanted to help by opening up their homes to people and have been victimized by desperate and/or unscrupulous people. It’s hard not to say ‘I told you so…’ in those unfortunate circumstances.
All the best,
Senior Lead Officer Maria Gray