Police crime scene

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.

Relatively Few Crimes Reported in WeHo Last Week

Relatively Few Crimes Reported in WeHo Last Week

Thu, Mar 09, 2017 with 0 Comments

Below is the weekly crime report from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station that calls out incidents in WeHo from Feb. 27 to March 5. The list also includes each case number. Feb. 27 Nothing significant to report. Feb. 28 Nothing significant to report. March 1 Armed Robbery. Romaine Street / Sweetzer Avenue at 1 p.m. A man was walking north bound on Sweetzer when he was confronted by three men who demanded his property. One of the suspects showed the victim a...  Read More




WeHo Is Installing New Red-Light Cameras at Four Intersections

WeHo Is Installing New Red-Light Cameras at Four Intersections

Thu, Mar 09, 2017 with 20 Comments

If you run a red light at one of four major intersections in the City of West Hollywood, WeHo’s digital paparazzi will be tracking you. The city announced today that it will install new red-light photo enforcement technology at four existing photo-enforced intersections. The new digital cameras, which are capable of documenting vehicles that run red lights from the front and the rear with video and still photos, are replacing the previously installed film-based cameras that only...  Read More



Capt. Holly Perez Steps Down as Head of WeHo Sheriff’s Station, with Lt. Sergio Aloma to Replace Her

Capt. Holly Perez Steps Down as Head of WeHo Sheriff’s Station, with Lt. Sergio Aloma to Replace Her

Wed, Mar 08, 2017 with 3 Comments

Capt. Holly Perez, head of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station for 12 months, is being promoted to a role that will remove her from management of the local station. Perez’s new role has not yet been announced. She will be replaced by Lt. Sergio Aloma, operations lieutenant at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, who will assume the role of captain. Perez took over leadership of the West Hollywood Station in February 2016 and began a well-received effort to improve...  Read More



Lindsey Horvath Presses for Info on Status of Death by Deputies Investigations

Lindsey Horvath Presses for Info on Status of Death by Deputies Investigations

Mon, Mar 06, 2017 with 2 Comments

City Councilmember Lindsey Horvath is pressing the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department for information on the status of two incidents in West Hollywood that resulted in the deaths of a local resident and the employee of a local business at the hands of Sheriff’s deputies. One is the shooting death of John Winkler, then 30, who was shot and killed by Deputy Gerardo Valdivia on April 7, 2014, as he fled a knife attack at an apartment at 939 Palm Ave. The other is the death of...  Read More



Michael Grimm:  Dead or Alive? And Where?

Michael Grimm: Dead or Alive? And Where?

Mon, Mar 06, 2017 with 0 Comments

The gay man who hung out in West Hollywood disappeared 17 years ago, but his mother hasn't given up hope.  Read More



WeHo Saw $6,620 in Vehicle Burglaries Last Week

WeHo Saw $6,620 in Vehicle Burglaries Last Week

Tue, Feb 21, 2017 with 0 Comments

Below is the weekly crime report from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station that calls out incidents in WeHo from Feb. 13 to 19. The list also includes each case number. Feb. 13 Aggravated Assault - Other Weapon (Suspect Arrested). 8400 block Sunset Boulevard at 11:30 p.m. A women was hit in the back of the head by a rock thrown by a male transient. Deputies responded, located and arrested the suspect. #00817 Grand Theft. 9000 block Elevado Avenue between 10 p.m. and 9:15...  Read More



Former WeHo Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads No Contest in Off-Duty Killing

Former WeHo Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads No Contest in Off-Duty Killing

Tue, Feb 21, 2017 with 0 Comments

A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy pleaded no contest today to second-degree murder for the off-duty shooting death of his son's neighbor in Sylmar nearly five years ago. Francisco Gamez Jr., 45, was immediately sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison following his plea to second-degree murder for the June 17, 2012, killing of Armando Casillas, and the attempted murder of a second man who escaped injury, according to Deputy District Attorney Rosa Alarcon. Gamez...  Read More




WeHo Mayor Meister to Host Sheriff’s Capt. Perez and Community Over Coffee

WeHo Mayor Meister to Host Sheriff’s Capt. Perez and Community Over Coffee

Mon, Feb 20, 2017 with 0 Comments

West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister will host a "sunrise discussion" on Wednesday with West Hollywood Sheriff's Station Capt. Holly Perez and members of the community. The event will take place at 8 a.m. at Dialog Café, located at 8766 Holloway Drive at Palm Avenue. “If you live or work nearby, please join us,” Meister said in an announcement of the event. “I can’t think of a more enjoyable way to meet our sheriff’s station captain and our city’s public safety...  Read More



Justin Bieber Allegedly Gets Into It in WeHo (Again)

Justin Bieber Allegedly Gets Into It in WeHo (Again)

Thu, Feb 16, 2017 with 2 Comments

Justin Bieber got into fights at a pre-Grammy's party at West Hollywood's Serafina restaurant early last Sunday morning according to an allegation by the restaurant's head of security. Sheriff's deputies who responded were told that the young singer had gotten into two separate altercations at around 2 a.m., which is closing time for alcohol service. The security guard said he broke up the fights and asked Bieber to leave. Bieber refused and remained at the restaurant. The guard...  Read More



$25,275 in Stolen Goods:  Another Expensive Week for Negligent WeHo Car Owners

$25,275 in Stolen Goods: Another Expensive Week for Negligent WeHo Car Owners

Wed, Feb 15, 2017 with 2 Comments

Below is the weekly crime report from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station that calls out incidents in WeHo from Feb. 6 to 12 5. The list also includes each case number. Feb. 6 Vehicle Burglary. 600 block Robertson Boulevard between 12:05 and 1:45 a.m.. The rear passenger’s side window was smashed and a backpack, clothing, cologne, and phone charger were taken from the front seat. Loss $1,000. #00680 Feb. 7 Residential Burglary. 8800 block Rangely Avenue between Jan....  Read More



Serious Crimes in WeHo Increased Modestly in January

Serious Crimes in WeHo Increased Modestly in January

Wed, Feb 15, 2017 with 0 Comments

Serious crimes reported in West Hollywood last month were up a modest 2% from January 2016, according to a report by the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station. The report lists 168 serious crimes last month compared to 164 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 42 serious crimes in that area last month, an increase of 35% The largest number of Center City...  Read More



Aussie National Arrested In WeHo in Series of Immigration Raids

Aussie National Arrested In WeHo in Series of Immigration Raids

Sat, Feb 11, 2017 with 0 Comments

An Australian man was arrested in West Hollywood last week in a series of raids throughout Southern California by federal immigration officials targeting "criminals in the country" and others here illegally. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said the raids were carried out in six Southern California counties beginning Monday and ending around noon Friday. The operations targeted ``at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives.'' In its...  Read More



Let WEHOville Email the News to You