Search for Car Thieves Leads to Shutdown of Holloway Drive and Arrest of Three

Sheriff’s deputies arresting one suspect on Westmount Drive near Trader Joe’s.

Part of Holloway Drive and streets leading south from Holloway to Santa Monica Boulevard were closed this afternoon as West Hollywood Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call about an attempted carjacking on Rugby Drive and Westbourne Avenue this afternoon.

The suspects failed to steal the car and drove away in another vehicle. Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division saw that vehicle, ran the license plate number, and saw that it was reported stolen. The vehicle took off and ended up crashing at Trader Joe’s at Santa Monica Boulevard and Westmount. All four suspects ran north west from that location.

The shutdown of traffic on area streets was set up with LAPD Wilshire Division officers and West Hollywood Station deputies. LAPD helicopters were immediately at the location, as well. A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department helicopter also responded, as did a department canine team.

One suspect was found.  A little while later, two other suspects were located.  A resident reported a sighting of the possible fourth suspect running through yards.  Another containment was set up, and the LASD helicopter returned.  That person was not located.  The other three suspects were arrested. 

The operation was a “great collaboration between LASD West Hollywood Station deputies and LAPD Wilshire Division officers to keep our communities safe,” said Lt. William Moulder of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station.

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Long Time Resident
Long Time Resident
2 months ago

What a bunch of whiners! You are all supposed to be staying home anyway.

Danny
Danny
2 months ago

This was a 5 hour search and capture which more than likely cost taxpayers $225k… and the officers from two separate police forces could not even capture all four of the suspects? I’m sure Andy Griffith and Barney Fife could have handled the job from beginning to end for much less

08mellie
08mellie
2 months ago
Reply to  Danny

DANNY – 100% spot on. I was nearby and it looked as if WH Sheriff emptied their cruiser parking lot.

Gabe
Gabe
2 months ago
Reply to  Danny

I had the same initial thought, but it is important. Criminals need to know if they come here, they aren’t going to get away with it. Where I’m from in the Southeast U.S., police simply would come and take a police report and never actively tried to do anything for mid-level crimes. Crime rates are much higher there than out here because everyone gets away with it there.

Jenny
Jenny
2 months ago

Thanks to our police and sheriffs, for fast response.

Laura
Laura
2 months ago

so is there one suspect still at large?

M H
M H
2 months ago

I was not allowed to leave my apartment from 230pm until around 7pm. It suuuucked

Dr Meowmeow.
Dr Meowmeow.
2 months ago

Thank you! I’m glad someone is communicating to us about this. Sheriff’s dept seems to be deathly allergic to informing us if we can leave our homes or not.

JAy
JAy
2 months ago

thanks for the article but then why hasn’t the helicopter patrol stopped ?

Henry (Hank) Scott
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  JAy

Story has been updated to note that they are still searching for a fourth suspect.

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