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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.

Officers Respond to Man, Likely Homeless, on Roof of 24 Hour Fitness

Officers Respond to Man, Likely Homeless, on Roof of 24 Hour Fitness

Mon, Apr 03, 2017 with 2 Comments

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




Sergio Aloma, WeHo’s New Sheriff’s Captain, Is a Real Man on the Run

Sergio Aloma, WeHo’s New Sheriff’s Captain, Is a Real Man on the Run

Fri, Mar 31, 2017 with 6 Comments

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



Domestic Assault and  Robberies in WeHo Last Week

Domestic Assault and Robberies in WeHo Last Week

Wed, Mar 29, 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 20 to 26 The list also includes each case number. March 20 Nothing significant to report. March 21 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



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 9 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



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