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.
The City of West Hollywood has installed the first of a series of pedestrian crosswalks with stoplights on Santa Monica Boulevard.
The crosswalk, between North Orange Grove Avenue and North Ogden Drive, was activated on Wednesday last week. It replaces two unlighted crosswalks, one near Orange Grove and the other near Ogden.
The stoplight at the crosswalk can be activated by a pedestrian, who must push a button on a pole on the sidewalk. The light is coordinated with the traffic... Read More
A naked man climbed on top of a bus today in West Hollywood and was taken into custody after about 40 minutes.
Deputies were called about 1:45 p.m. to the 8300 block of Sunset Boulevard to investigate a report of a naked man walking down the street, and by the time they arrived the naked man was atop a bus, according to Sgt. Enrique Mandujan of the West Hollywood Sheriff's Station.
Deputies and firefighters managed to talk the man into surrendering about 40 minutes, Mandujan... Read More
This past weekend, 36 Oaklanders were killed when Ghost Ship, a warehouse that was converted into an artist colony, caught on fire. On the other side of the country, a 28-year-old man armed with an AR-15 rifle opened fire in Washington, D.C.’s Comet Ping Pong Pizzeria, claiming to be investigating an alleged child sex ring run by Hillary Clinton on the premises. The claim was unfounded, and fortunately no one was injured, unlike another incident involving an AR-15 back in June, when... Read More
On a recent Saturday afternoon, my doorbell rang with its usual authority. When I answered the call I found two smartly dressed young people wearing forest green uniforms with appropriately contrasting yellow and red emblems sewn on and sporting a larger, six-pointed star badge which I thought was that of the Los Angeles Sheriff. In short order I found that they were not deputies, they were members of ACS security patrol and they were soliciting subscriptions to their service. I found... Read More
Below is the weekly crime report from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station that calls out incidents in WeHo from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4. The times are indicated in as Military Time, a concise form in which midnight is indicated as 0000 and noon as 1200. The list also includes the case number. Nov. 28 […] Read More
L.A. Police Department officers are looking for two men who posed as police officers and stole a man's vehicle just outside West Hollywood last night.
The carjacking was reported around 8 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of North Clark Street, north of Sunset Boulevard, said Officer Mike Lopez of the LAPD's Media Relations Division.
The victim told police the two suspects exited a vehicle and approached his gray Toyota Corolla, saying they were police officers. The three men... Read More
Last week's conviction of a London man dubbed the "Grindr serial killer" highlights the risk of anonymous sexual encounters through mobile phone hookup apps. Such apps are in common use in West Hollywood, where roughly 40% of the population identifies as gay men.
Stephen Port, who English websites and newspapers call the "Grindr serial killer," was sentenced to life in prison for murdering four men he can met on gay hookup apps or websites and lured to his home with the promise of... Read More
Below is the weekly crime report from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station that calls out incidents in WeHo from Nov. 21 to Nov. 27. The times are indicated in as Military Time, a concise form in which midnight is indicated as 0000 and noon as 1200. The list also includes the case number.
Residential Burglary. 600 block North Croft Avenue between 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. The rear door was pried open and the bedroom and home office were ransacked. Loss $1,800 (door).... Read More
Former pro football safety Darren Sharper was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for drugging and raping two women he met in a West Hollywood nightclub, completing the legal downfall of the one-time Super Bowl champion and NFL Network analyst.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael E. Pastor also ordered Sharper to register as a sex offender for life and to submit to HIV/AIDS testing.
The 41-year-old former NFL player -- who will have to serve half of the 20-year term --... Read More
The City of West Hollywood will host an event to train business owners on how to deal with firearm attacks.
The training session will be help from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the House of Blues building, located at 8430 Sunset Blvd. at Olive. The training will be conducted by staff from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station.
It is open to the public and is aimed at providing readiness skills to people who work in local businesses and nighttime establishments. To reserve a... Read More
Firefighters responded to two incidents in West Hollywood today. One was a fire in a dumpster in an apartment building on Laurel Avenue. The fire sent smoke up a trash chute but no one was injured and no significant damage occurred.
A more serious incident occurred about 1:20 p.m. at 7530 Hampton Ave. Firefighters arrived to find fire and smoke isolated to a mattress in one apartment unit. The firefighters pulled the mattress out of the building and extinguished the fire in... Read More
A state appeals court panel today upheld a man's 12-year prison sentence for fatally stabbing and mutilating his live-in boyfriend at their West Hollywood apartment at 939 Palm Ave.
The three-justice panel from California's 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected the defense's contention that L.A. Superior Court Judge Mark Windham should have sentenced Andre Davids to six years in prison for the March 29, 2014, death of Kurtland Ma.
Davids, now 39, was convicted last December of... Read More