Senior Lead Mario Gonzalez 310-444-0740
Basic Car 8A95
8800 Pico Bl, occurred 10/26/11, 7:30 PM. Victim was carrying a back pack containing jewelry, when suspects drove up, punched victim and took the back pack. Suspect returned to waiting car and fled with the property.
10500 Troon A, occurred 10/14/11, 8:00 PM. Unknown suspect forced open garage door and removed property.
3100 Curtis Av, occurred 10/25/11, 12:00 PM. Unknown suspect smashed side window of residence to gain entry and removed property.
10200 Cresta Dr, occurred 10/20/11, 4:00 PM. Unknown suspect pried open garage door to gain entry and removed tools.
8900 Gibson St, occurred 10/20/11, 7:30 AM. Unknown suspect forced open sliding glass door to gain entry to residence and removed property.
9100 Gibson St, occurred 10/26/11, 11:30 AM. Unknown suspect stole a 1987 Toyota pick up, red in color from the street.
1400 S Rexford Dr, occurred 10/12/11, 1:00 PM. Unknown suspect stole a 1992 Honda Accord, white in color from the carport.
8800 Alcott St, occurred 10/19/11, 11:00 PM. Unknown suspect stole a 2001 Toyota Prius, silver in color from the garage.
Car Break ins:
3100 S Canfield Av, occurred 10/27/11, 7:00 PM. Unknown suspect removed car tabs from the license plate.
9000 Alcott St, occurred 10/25/11, 7:00 PM. Unknown suspect smashed car window to gain entry and removed a computer and bag.
8800 Alcott St, occurred 10/25/11, 11:30 AM. Unknown suspect smashed driver's side window and removed the GPS.
8800 Alcott St, occurred 10/19/11, 8:00 PM. Unknown suspect smashed car window and removed an IPOD.
9100 Alcott St, occurred 10/26/11, 10:30 PM. Unknown suspect smashed car window to gain entry and removed an IPOD.
3100 Curts Av, occurred 10/22/11, 10:00 PM. Unknown suspect opened unlocked drivers side door to gain entry and removed money.
1400 S Oakhurst Dr, occurred 10/25/11, 5:00 PM. Unknown suspect smashed car window and removed a wallet.
1400 S Beverly Dr, occurred 10/19/11, 10:00 PM. Unknown suspect smashed car window and removed keys.
1100 S Clark Dr, occurred 10/18/11, 9:30 PM. Unknown suspect smashed car window and removed money, IPOD and cell phone.
1400 S Beverly Dr, occurred 10/19/11, 8:00 PM. Unknown suspect smashed drivers side window to gain entry and removed a hand gun, money and jewelry.
1400 S Rexford Dr, occurred 10/19/11, 5:30 PM. Unknown suspect smashed car window and removed a wallet.
9800 National Bl, occurred 10/19/11, 10:00 PM. Unknown suspect entered car through unlocked car door and removed money.
(from our friends in the Beverlywood Community)
I have received a large number of e-mails regarding door to door solicitations...
It is not against the law, as long as they have filed with the Police Commission for a " information Card"...
Every city is governed by its own set of ordinances, the Los Angeles City Municipal Code (LACMC) Number 44.00 sets forth the criteria needed to solicit within the City limits.
Regardless of where the organization is based (even out of state charities) an application must be filed with the City of Los Angeles if the charity plans to solicit within the City.
The application must state the intent of the charity and where the funds raised will be dispensed.
A background check is conducted to gather information on the organization.
A permit or " information Card" is then given to the organization to proceed with any solicitation method they chose.
After the solicitation is completed the organization must file a report of results of activity with the City of Los Angeles.
Door to Door
If you don't want to buy a magazine, candy or anything else "Say No thank you, and close the door"...
If you are a person who has a hard time closing the door on a solicitor, do not open it in the first place...
Do not give cash
Take the time to learn about the charitable organization you support or considering supporting.
Tell the solicitor that you would like to do some research on the charity/organization.
Ask every charity solicitor who solicits money from you where and how your contribution will be used.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK, research the organizations, and do follow-ups with the city on these organizations. Don’t expect that every organization has all the proper paperwork they are supposed to have.
Post a sign, stating No Trespassing and No Solicitors.. But be prepared to back up the sign with an arrest if needed...
If they do not have an " information Card" Call 877- ASK LAPD (877 275-5273) and request an unit to respond to the area, please write down an description of the solicitor.
When the solicitor is stopped by a unit and they don't have an information card ....
They will be asked to leave the area and stop soliciting until they obtain one, they can be cited and or arrested if the officer doesn't receive any compliance...
Below is some information on the Give Wisely campaign is intended to assist the public in making informed decisions when donating money or personal time to non-profit organizations. The goal is to regulate charitable activity by encouraging the public to use common sense and research any solicitation before donating.
As the world continues to deal with natural disasters and societal concerns, Americans have been incredibly generous. For example, after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Americans donated over $2 billion; and when the tsunami crashed ashore in Southeast Asia on December 26, 2004, donors contributed $1.54 billion to charity. Even more amazing was the philanthropic response to Hurricane Katrina that generated $4.2 billion in donations.
Every year, hundreds of millions of dollars are donated to organizations for various causes, but a large percentage of funds are lost to deceptive individuals and organizations posing as legitimate charities. Questions frequently asked are “How do I know a charity is legitimate?” and/or “Where does the money go once donated?”
The Key To Wise Giving
Be an informed giver. Ask questions before you give. Find out how much of your donation will actually go to the charity.
If you don’t know who is asking, don’t give. When a stranger asks for donations, do not assume money is honestly being raised for charitable causes.
Call the charity. To avoid falling victim to a fraudulent solicitor, contact the charity directly before giving a donation and verify the solicitation is authorized and legitimate.
Refuse high-pressure appeals.
Do not allow a caller to intimidate you
to give “right now”. Legitimate charities won’t rush you to donate.
Watch out for similar sounding names. False charities often use names that closely resemble the name of a well-known organization.
DO NOT send cash. Always make contributions by check payable to the organization and insist upon a receipt.
Protect your identity. DO NOT give credit card or personal information over the phone.
Avoid “Instant” charity web sites.
The Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments DO NOT solicit donations over the telephone, by mail or door-to-door. Call the agency directly to ensure actual fundraiser participation.
What To Do About…
Direct Mail Solicitations:
Many individuals complain about the large quantities of direct mail received from charitable organizations and seek advice
on how to have their names removed from
a mailing list.
The easiest method to handle unwanted
mail is to destroy and discard. DO NOT feel obligated to support all groups writing to you; charitable organizations do not expect a donation from every person solicited.
For more information on ways to handle unwanted mail, write to:
Philanthropic Advisory Service of the Council of Better Business Bureau, 4200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22203
Door-to-Door and Street Solicitations:
DO NOT feel pressured to give a donation.
If interested in donating, do your research. Request to review a copy of the required Information Card and proper identification
from the solicitor.
Be assertive on the telephone with callers. If you do not want to receive calls, request that your name be removed from the list. However, if you choose to donate, ask the caller where and how your contribution will be used. Request written information, including financial statements, before making a decision to donate. Be wary of an organization that thanks you for a pledge you do not remember making.
In the City of Los Angeles, no person shall solicit a charitable contribution unless an Information Card has been issued per the
Los Angeles Municipal Code, Section 44.02. Any person soliciting contributions is required to display the Information Card or present it upon request. A copy of the card should be included in any direct mail solicitation.
The Los Angeles Police Commission’s Investigation Division, Charitable Services Section, issues the Information Card. The card provides information to the donor in order to assist in making an educated decision about whether to contribute to an organization.
Methods of Solicitation:
Direct mail or telephone requests
Direct in-person requests
Internet websites and email
Newspaper and magazine advertisement
It is easy to place faith into a “charity” that seems to be providing a great service for an organization in need. However, it is up to you, the individual “contributor”, to research where your money is going.
Please Give Wisely!
The following resources are available to provide searchable databases to learn
about specific charities in the state or to
report fraudulent activity:
Los Angeles Police Commission
Charitable Services Section
Los Angeles Police Department
Community Liaison/Crime Prevention Unit
California Attorney General
(800) 952-5564 or www.caag.state.ca.us
California Secretary of State
(213) 897-3062 or www.ss.ca.gov
(888) 687-2277 or www.aarp.org
Better Business Bureau
(909) 825-7280 or www.labbb.org
(757) 229-4631 or www.guidestar.org
National Do Not Call Registry
(888) 382-1222 or www.donotcall.gov
National Fraud Information Center
(800) 876-7060 or www.fraud.org
Wise Giving Alliance
(703) 276-0100 or www.give.org
Los Angeles Police Commission
Charitable Services Section
200 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The "I'm Your Neighbor Down The Street" Scam:
Many folks are being hit by a variety of scammers with this one. They may pose as a neighbor or as a Gas Co employee. In some cases they ask for money. In some cases they may be casing the property. Remember that you don't have to open your door.
see our crime reports Crime Reports
page for the latest official report.