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WeHo Solicits Nominations for Public Safety Awards

WeHo Solicits Nominations for Public Safety Awards

Thu, Mar 23, 2017 with 1 Comment

The City of West Hollywood is soliciting nominations for its annual Public Safety Awards. The Public Safety Awards are an opportunity to recognize individuals, group, and businesses that have made significant efforts towards enhancing public safety in West Hollywood. The city’s Public Safety Department is currently seeking nominations in two awards categories: -- Outstanding Contribution to Public Safety — Individual; and -- Outstanding Contribution to Public Safety —...  Read More




WeHo Offers Free Motion Detector Lights to Residents, Businesses

WeHo Offers Free Motion Detector Lights to Residents, Businesses

Thu, Mar 23, 2017 with 0 Comments

West Hollywood is promoting its “Lights On West Hollywood” program, which provides free motion detector lights to qualifying properties in the city. All West Hollywood addresses are eligible for participation in the Lights On program. “The Lights On program is a simple, yet highly effective, way in which the city is responding to community concerns about safety on the city’s Eastside,” said City Councilmember John Heilman. “We all have a part to play in keeping our...  Read More



Nearly $11,000 in Thefts from Cars Reported in WeHo Last Week

Nearly $11,000 in Thefts from Cars Reported in WeHo Last Week

Thu, Mar 23, 2017 with 3 Comments

Below is the weekly crime report from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station that calls out incidents in WeHo from March 13 to March 19. The list also includes each case number. March 13 Grand Theft. 8900 block Santa Monica Boulevard between 5 and 5:25 p.m. An unknown suspect removed $1,500 in cash from a wallet that was left unattended in a shopping cart. #01327 March 14 Nothing significant to report. March 15 Vehicle Burglary. 7900 block Norton Avenue between 11:15...  Read More



Wyclef Jean, Alleging Racial Profiling in WeHo Handcuffing, Demands Investigation

Wyclef Jean, Alleging Racial Profiling in WeHo Handcuffing, Demands Investigation

Wed, Mar 22, 2017 with 8 Comments

Rapper Wyclef Jean is asking for an investigation into being briefly handcuffed by Sheriff’s deputies in West Hollywood on Tuesday, alleging that it was an incident of racial profiling. Jean also is calling on the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Black Lives Matter (BLM) to get involved. “Mr. Jean is requesting a formal investigation into racial profiling by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, LAPD chief Charlie Beck and the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Department, while...  Read More



On the Run: WeHo Sheriff’s Officers Do the Baker to Vegas Relay This Weekend

On the Run: WeHo Sheriff’s Officers Do the Baker to Vegas Relay This Weekend

Wed, Mar 22, 2017 with 0 Comments

Twenty runners, 120 miles. It's about the comradery say the runners, who include long time veterans and newcomers.  Read More



Rapper Wyclef Jean Briefly Cuffed by WeHo Sheriff’s Deputies

Rapper Wyclef Jean Briefly Cuffed by WeHo Sheriff’s Deputies

Tue, Mar 21, 2017 with 7 Comments

Rapper Wyclef Jean was briefly handcuffed early this morning after being stopped on West Knoll Drive by West Hollywood Sheriff’s deputies investigating an armed robbery. After a brief questioning, Jean was released when deputies determined he wasn’t one of the suspects in the robbery. The handcuffing was captured on video and posted by Wyclef Jean on his Twitter page @WyclefJean, along with his complaints about the incident, erroneously citing the Los Angeles Police...  Read More



Sheriff McDonnell Says He Can’t Reveal Details on WeHo Deputy-Involved Shootings

Sheriff McDonnell Says He Can’t Reveal Details on WeHo Deputy-Involved Shootings

Tue, Mar 21, 2017 with 0 Comments

In his response to WeHo City Manager Paul Arevalo’s request for information on the status of investigations into two deputy-involved deaths of innocent men in West Hollywood, L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell essentially says no information can be released. The first incident was the shooting of two young men fleeing a knife attack on April 7, 2014, at 939 Palm Ave. Several deputies fired their guns as the two men raced out the door, killing John Winkler and seriously wounding...  Read More




Reports of Serious Crime in WeHo Remained Low in February

Reports of Serious Crime in WeHo Remained Low in February

Sat, Mar 18, 2017 with 0 Comments

Serious crimes reported in West Hollywood last month continued to remain low, with an increase of only 3% from February 2016, according to a report by the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station. In January, the increase was only 2% from the same month last year. The report lists 120 serious crimes last month compared to 117 in the same month last year. The largest percentage increase was in the Center City area, which runs from La Cienega Boulevard to Fairfax Avenue. The report lists...  Read More



Man Assaults Photographer and Drag Performer in WeHo’s Boystown

Man Assaults Photographer and Drag Performer in WeHo’s Boystown

Fri, Mar 17, 2017 with 4 Comments

A West Hollywood photographer walking with a group of friends that included RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Trinity Taylor and Valentina was assaulted in the early morning hours today after leaving Flaming Saddles, the gay country/western bar at Santa Monica Boulevard at Larrabee Street in West Hollywood's Boystown nightlife district. Jason King described the incident on his Facebook page and praised the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station and Deputy Daniel Martinez for their...  Read More



Study Proposes Traffic Calming Measures for WeHo’s Norma Triangle

Study Proposes Traffic Calming Measures for WeHo’s Norma Triangle

Fri, Mar 17, 2017 with 11 Comments

West Hollywood’s Community Development Department is proposing to install speed bumps on Norma Avenue and Elevado Street as the first in a wide range of suggested moves to reduce traffic flow and speeding in the Norma Triangle neighborhood. The traffic bump installation and many of the other suggested traffic calming measures would be implemented as tests to see if they actually reduce traffic flow or speeding. The City Council will be asked Monday to approve installation of the...  Read More



Few Reported Crime Incidents in WeHo Last Week

Few Reported Crime Incidents in WeHo Last Week

Thu, Mar 16, 2017 with 0 Comments

Below is the weekly crime report from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station that calls out incidents in WeHo from March 6 to March 12. The list also includes each case number. March 6 Aggravated Assault - Hands, Fist, Feet (Suspect Arrested). 8700 block Melrose Avenue at 9:52 a.m. A man was standing on the sidewalk when he was punched in the face by without provocation by a homeless man. The victim fell to the ground and the suspect continued to punch the victim in the face....  Read More



Man Arrested with Explosives Before Last Year’s LA Pride Parade Ordered to Stand Trial

Man Arrested with Explosives Before Last Year’s LA Pride Parade Ordered to Stand Trial

Tue, Mar 14, 2017 with 2 Comments

An Indiana man who was bound for the L.A.Pride parade in West Hollywood when he was arrested in Santa Monica, where police seized weapons, ammunition and bomb-making materials found in his car, was ordered today to stand trial. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Upinder S. Kalra found sufficient evidence to require James Wesley Howell, 20, to proceed to trial on one felony count each of possession of a destructive device on a public street, possession of an assault weapon and...  Read More



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