More Car Break-Ins and Alleged Mail Thieves Arrested in WeHo Last Week

Below is the weekly crime report from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station that calls out incidents in WeHo from Aug. 1 to 7. The times are indicated in Military Time, a form in which midnight is indicated as 0000 and noon as 1200. The list also includes the case number.

CrimeAug. 1

Grand Theft – Unlocked Vehicle. 8200 block Santa Monica Boulevard. @ 0730. $1,000 in cash was taken from the floorboard of the unlocked vehicle. #04439

Residential Burglary. 900 block Westbourne Drive. @ 0900-2359. A laptop and cosmetics were taken from the living room. No sign of forced entry. Loss $1,500. #04456

Aug. 2

Grand Theft. 7500 Block W Norton Avenue. @ 1100. $1,500 cash was removed from the victim’s wallet. #04462

Aug. 3

Armed Robbery. 8500 block Sunset Boulevard. @ 2055. A man entered the store with his face covered by a bandana and approached a store employee. The suspect forced the employee to place cell phones in a bag and then fled the area on foot. Loss: Unknown. #04496

Vehicle Burglary. 600 block N Croft Avenue @ 1430-1600. The front passenger’s side window was smashed and a duffle bag, laptop, camera and clothing were taken from the front seat. Loss $3,500. #04493

Mail Theft – Suspects Arrested. 1200 block Kings Road. @ 0612. A man and woman were arrested after they were seen pulling on the front doors of several apartment complexes attempting to gain entry. Both suspects were in possession of counterfeit U.S. Mail postal keys as well as stolen mail. Identify theft equipment and methamphetamine were also recovered. #04483

Aug. 4

Strong Arm Robbery – Suspects Arrested. 8500 block Santa Monica Boulevard. @ 0229. While walking eastbound on Santa Monica Boulevard, a man reached into the victim’s back pocket and removed his wallet. The victim fought back and a struggle ensued. The suspect, assisted by another man, took control of the wallet and fled on foot. Deputies responded and arrested both suspects. #04504

Aug. 5.

Commercial Burglary. 7600 block Santa Monica Boulevard. @ 2000-0745. The metal window bars were bent to allow access and a laptop was taken from the office. Loss $750. #04529

Residential Burglary. 900 block Palm Avenue. @ 0320. The suspect pushed the garage gate off of its track to gain access and broke the lock to the complex gym. Loss $100 (lock). #04533

Vehicle Burglary. 800 block Westbourne Drive. @ 1800-1930. The front passenger’s side window was smashed and a backpack containing clothes was taken from the front seat. Loss $375. #04545

Vehicle Burglary. 9000 block Santa Monica Boulevard. @ 1750-1840. Luggage, wallet, cash and a laptop were taken from the trunk. No sign of forced entry. Loss $53,000. #04549

Aug. 6

Vehicle Burglary. 9000 block Santa Monica Boulevard. @ 1430-1500. The rear passenger’s side window was smashed and a backpack containing clothing was taken from the back seat. Loss $600. #04578

Vehicle Burglary. 7800 block Santa Monica Boulevard. @ 2000-2035. The front driver’s side window was smashed and a camera that was sitting in a cup holder was removed. Loss $700. #04584

Vehicle Burglary. 7200 block Santa Monica Boulevard. @ 0630-2130. The front passenger’s side window was smashed and a backpack containing a laptop and passport were taken from the front seat. Loss $200. #04589

Vehicle Burglary. 7200 Santa Monica Boulevard. @ 1930-2030. The rear passenger’s side window was smashed and a backpack containing a laptop, tablet, camera and glasses were taken from the back seat Loss $6,000. #04596

Aug. 7

Nothing significant to report.

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J Simmons
J Simmons
4 years ago

“Foolish” I would agree, but no less a serious felony for the perp. When a “perp” is successful, decades of statistics show he/she will find other local opportunities to commit another act. The longer theb “perp” remains uncayght … the more braising risk they feel they can take … and think the srill won’t get caught.

“THE PERP” you mentioned is now everyone in our neighborhood Problem that could become the guy that could commit a felony on any unsuspecting law abiding resident of weho.

MrEguy
MrEguy
4 years ago

The first incident is a real head shaker: “$1,000 in cash was taken from the floorboard of the unlocked vehicle.” Really?? That’s sheer foolishness–and the perp must’ve known where the loot was stashed. The other numerous cases of “a laptop, tablet, camera” etc., being left in plain sight are easily preventable losses. Lock valuables in the trunk, at the very least! Thieves go for the easiest smash and grab they can find.