Car Break-Ins on the Rise Again, with 21 Reported in West Hollywood Last Week

Vehicle burglaries were on the rise in West Hollywood last week, with 21 reported to the local Sheriff’s Station. Vehicle break-ins have been a major issue in West Hollywood and adjacent cities and neighborhoods for some time.  However, the city saw a decline after the arrest in November 2017 of two men from Oakland.

““Both of suspects were from what we believe to be a known criminal street gang, part of an organized crew that has been committing crimes in the West Hollywood area for many months now,” said then-Capt. Sergio Aloma.

What follows is a list of all Part I (serious) crimes reported in West Hollywood last week, with case numbers included.

Crime Mapping, a website that allows you to track both serious and not so serious crimes throughout West Hollywood, using data provided by the LA County Sherff’s Department, can be accessed here

Feb.  25.

Grand Theft. 8800 block Santa Monica Boulevard between 11:30 and 11:40 p.m. An unknown suspect removed a cell phone from the victim’s pocket while inside the club. #01273

Feb.  26

Vehicle Burglary. 8200 block Santa Monica Boulevard between 8:15 and 9:50 p.m.  An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed property from back seat. #01281

Vehicle Burglary. 8500 block Holloway Drive between 9 and 9:35 p.m. . An unknown suspect smashed the front passenger’s side window and removed property from the front seat. #01282

Vehicle Burglary. 8400 block Holloway Drive between 9 and 10:55 p.m. An unknown suspect smashed the front and rear passenger’s side windows and removed property from the front floorboard. #01286

Vehicle Burglary. 800 block Larrabee Street between 5:45 p.m. and 12:18 a.m.  An unknown suspect smashed the front passenger’s side window but did not take anything. #01287

Vehicle Burglary. 8500 block Santa Monica Boulevard between 11 p.m. and 1:05 a.m. An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed property from the rear floorboard. #01288

Vehicle Burglary. 800 block Larrabee Street between 11 p.m. and 1:15 a.m. An unknown suspect smashed the front passenger’s side window and removed property from the rear floorboard. #01289

Vehicle Burglary. 800 block Larrabee Street between 9:15 p.m. and 1:45 a.m. An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed property from the back seat. #01290

Vehicle Burglary. 800 block Larrabee Street between 8:50 p.m. and 2:05 a.m. An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and searched the vehicle but did not take anything. #01291

Vehicle Burglary. 800 block Larrabee Street between 8:55 p.m. and 215 a.m. An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed property from the back seat. #01292

Feb.  27

Aggravated Assault – Gun. 7100 block Romaine Street at 5:28 p.m. A man was walking on foot when he fired several shots at a vehicle. It’s unclear what happened prior to the incident. The victim in the vehicle did not report the incident. #01305

Strong Arm Robbery (Suspect Arrested). 7100 block Santa Monica Boulevard at 3:13 p.m.  A man removed ten razors from a display area and left the store without payment. When confronted by store security, the suspect pushed the victim and tried to run away. The suspect was arrested by responding deputies. #01301

Armed Robbery (Suspect Arrested). 9000 block West Beverly Boulevard at 9:05 p.m.  Two men removed food items and left the store without payment. When confronted outside the store by store security, the suspect pulled a knife from his pocket and threatened the victim. Both suspects were located and arrested by responding deputies. #01311

Vehicle Burglary. 8900 block Melrose Avenue between 2 and 2:49 p.m.  An unknown suspect smashed the rear windshield and removed property from the trunk. #01302

Vehicle Burglary. 600 block La Peer Drive at 10 p.m. An unknown suspect smashed the rear driver’s side window and removed property from the back seat. #01309

Vehicle Burglary. 600 block North Kings Road between 5:45 p.m. and 4:50 a.m.. An unknown suspect smashed the front passenger’s side window and removed property from the front seat. #01318

Vehicle Burglary. 8500 block Santa Monica Boulevard between 10:45 and 11:15 p.m. An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and the rear windshield and removed property from the trunk. #01314

Feb.  28

Grand Theft (Suspect Arrested). 7100 block Santa Monica Boulevard at 5:57 p.m.  A man removed miscellaneous products and clothing from a display area and left the store without payment. The suspect was detained by loss prevention officers and arrested by responding deputies. #01325

Residential Burglary. 1000 block Carol Drive between Feb. 28 and March 2. An unknown suspect broke the lock on a rear bedroom window to gain access and removed property and a vehicle key from the bedroom.  The suspect then took the car from the driveway. #01365.

Strong Arm Robbery (Suspect Arrested). 8900 block Santa Monica Boulevard at 10:20 p.m. While in the parking lot, a man took money from a woman he met inside the club. The suspect was arrested by responding deputies and the money was recovered. #01334

Vehicle Burglary. 7100 block Santa Monica Boulevard between 12:30 and 1 p.m. An unknown suspect smashed the front passenger’s side window and removed property from the front seat. #01322

Vehicle Burglary. 7300 block Santa Monica Boulevard, Avalon between 1 and 1:10 p.m. An unknown suspect smashed the front passenger’s side window and removed property from the front seat. #01323

March 1

Grand Theft (Suspects Arrested). 600 block North Robertson Boulevard at 12:51 a.m.. Two men were arrested for stealing three cell phones from customers while inside the club. #01336

Grand Theft. 8400 block Melrose Avenue at 3:50 p.m. A man removed 16 pieces of clothing from a display area and left the store without payment. #01361

Vehicle Burglary800 block Westmount Drive at 2:37 a.m. An unknown suspect smashed the front passenger’s side window and removed property front seat. #01338

Vehicle Burglary. 9000 block Melrose Avenue between 6:47 and 8:47 p.m. An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed property from the backseat. #01352

Vehicle Burglary. 9100 block Sunset Boulevard between 10 and 10:20 p.m. An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and the rear windshield and removed property from the trunk. #01353

Vehicle Burglary. 1000 block Hancock Avenue between 7 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed property from the rear floorboard. #01359

Vehicle Burglary. 8500 block Holloway Drive between 2 and 4 a.m. An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed property from the back seat. #01368

March 2

Aggravated Assault – Hands, Fist, Feet. 600 block Robertson Boulevard  between 2 and 2:10 a.m.  During an argument in the club parking lot, two women threw another women to the ground and punched and kicked her several times in the face and body. The fight was broken up by club security guards and the suspects fled the area. #01356

Vehicle Burglary. 1000 block La Cienega Boulevard at 8:45 a.m.. An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed property from the back seat. #01358

March 3

Nothing significant to report.