Here’s where you’ll find the latest information available on crime and public safety in West Hollywood. We urge readers who know of violent crimes to contact WEHOville.com at Henry@WEHOville.com so that we can report them.
Coffee with the Captain has morphed into Coffee with a Cop (or several cops really).
Capt. Sergio Aloma, the newly appointed commander of the West Hollywood Sheriff's Station, announced the change at the city's Public Safety Commission meeting last night. The first Coffee with a Cop under his command will take place next Wednesday from 8 to 9 a.m. at Astro Burger, 7475 Santa Monica Blvd. near North Gardner.
Coffee with the Captain was a community gathering launched by former... Read More
My evil Uncle John was a “police reporter” early in his long journalism career and filled a column every day with the criminal antics of his city. John’s reporting was rather dull, pedestrian and dry, but some of the local lads still used its items as part of their resumes. Looking back, those days were […] Read More
Below is the weekly crime report from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station that calls out incidents in WeHo from April 17 to 23. The list also includes each case number.
Grand Theft. 8600 Block Melrose Avenue between at 1 and 1:30 p.m. A man removed a purse from a tabletop while the victim was eating. Loss $2,500. #01980
Residential Burglary. 7700 Block Fountain Avenue at 2 p.m. A man used an unlocked bedroom window to gain access to the bedroom. The... Read More
A former television fitness expert who allegedly crashed into an electrical pole in West Hollywood and then backed her vehicle toward a sheriff's deputy in February pleaded not guilty today to charges including driving under the influence and assaulting a peace officer.
Jacqueline Renee Waddell -- who was known as Jackie Warner on her Bravo TV series ``Work Out'' -- is charged with one felony count of assault upon a peace officer and one misdemeanor count each of driving under the... Read More
The shooting death of a young woman in West Hollywood last night is being investigated as part of a murder-suicide now that the body of a man found dead in his vehicle two hours later has been identified as that of her former boyfriend.
The woman, Whitney Jade Washuta, 25, lived on Rosewood Avenue in West Hollywood. Homicide detectives responding to a call at about 8:43 p.m. discovered Fire Station personnel attending to a gunshot wound to her upper torso. Washuta died at the... Read More
Below is the weekly crime report from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station that calls out incidents in WeHo from April 10 to 16. The list also includes each case number.
Nothing significant to report.
Armed Robbery. Romaine Street / Laurel Avenue at 11:45 p.m. A woman was walking her dog northbouynd on Laurel Avenue when a man approached her armed with a handgun and demanded her property. The victim complied. Loss $30 (Purse). #01874
Armed Robbery.... Read More
Homicide detectives from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department tonight are investigating the shooting death of a woman on Rosewood Avenue in West Hollywood.
A Sheriff’s Department representative said a call came in at around 8:43 p.m. alerting them to the incident. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, which was in the 8700 block of Rosewood between Robertson Boulevard and Sherbourne Drive.
At the time of this publication no additional information is available as... Read More
The West Hollywood Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in identify a man who broke into a jewelry store on Beverly Boulevard and stole $100,000 worth of jewelry.
The break-in occurred last Thursday, April 6, just after 10 p.m. at Brilliant Earth, a store at 8797 Beverly near Robertson.
The suspect is described as a white adult man who appears to be the same person caught on a surveillance monitor attempting to enter the shop on April 4.
Anyone with... Read More
Below is the weekly crime report from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station that calls out incidents in WeHo from April 3 to 9. The list also includes each case number.
Strong Arm Robbery (Suspect arrested). 8700 block Shoreham Drive
at 9:55 p.m. A man was arrested after he used force to take the keys and cell phone of a tow truck driver who was legally towing the suspect’s vehicle. #01715
Vehicle Burglary. 7500 block Hampton Avenue Between midnight and 10 a.m. An... Read More
West Hollywood Sheriff’s deputies closed Sherbourne Drive to pedestrian and vehicular traffic this morning in response to a bomb threat.
Lt. Edward Ramirez said the office manager at a law firm on Sherbourne received a text message saying there was a bomb in the building.
Deputies responded a little after 7 a.m. and walked through the office and noticed a lunch box on a counter that couldn’t be accounted for.
Ramirez said the Sheriff’s Department’s arson and explosive... Read More
Sheriff's detectives asked for the public's help today to find a woman suspected of assault with a deadly weapon and theft in West Hollywood.
A woman entered a business in West Hollywood about 9 p.m. on March 29
and stole an employee's cell phone, phone case and credit card, according to Deputy Lisa Jansen.
The suspect then tried to buy a computer at a Target store with the
stolen credit card but the transaction was denied, Jansen said.
The victim tracked her cellphone and... Read More
Below is the weekly crime report from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station that calls out incidents in WeHo from March 27 to April 2. The list also includes each case number.
Armed Robbery 600 block Kings Road at 11:45 p.m. A woman was walking on the sidewalk when a man approached her armed with a knife and demanded her cell phone. The victim complied and the suspect ran to an awaiting vehicle and fled the area. Loss $500 (phone). #01563
Armed Robbery Cynthia... Read More