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.
Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters responded this afternoon to a call about a man leaning over the edge of the roof at 24 Hour Fitness on Santa Monica Boulevard.
Sgt. Gabriel Akchyan of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station said the call likely came from someone who thought the man, who likely was homeless, might jump.
“Deputies contacted him,” Akchyan said. “They talked to him. He left the location voluntarily. He had no intentions of hurting himself.”
Akchyan... Read More
There’s a new sheriff in town. Well, at least a new captain at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, as Sergio Aloma takes charge starting on Sunday.
While Aloma may be new to the job of captain, he’s a familiar face in town, having spent 15 of his 30 years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stationed in West Hollywood. He started his career as a deputy here and currently serves as the station’s operations lieutenant.
Normally, a lieutenant being promoted... Read More
Below is the weekly crime report from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station that calls out incidents in WeHo from March 20 to 26 The list also includes each case number.
Nothing significant to report.
Armed Robbery (Suspects Arrested). 8900 block West Sunset Boulevard at 12:40 am. A man and a woman were walking on the sidewalk when a man approached them armed with a handgun and demanded their property. The suspect placed the gun near the man’s... Read More
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
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
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.
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
Nothing significant to report.
Vehicle Burglary. 7900 block Norton Avenue between 11:15... Read More
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
Twenty runners, 120 miles. It's about the comradery say the runners, who include long time veterans and newcomers. Read More
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
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
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
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