Move Your Car Saturday Or Enjoy The Tow!

Saturday is the Annual Christmas Run – and if you park your car Friday night on Pacific or part of Venice (see map) your car will be towed as of the wee wee hours Saturday morning. Tell your newb neighbors (or not) – signs don’t elaborate on the impending parking doom. The run is awesome though. Not the running part – but the costumes. 

Homicide Victim Found In Santa Monica – Crime Believed To Have Happened In Venice

Two nights ago Santa Monica PD requested LAPD to respond to 1548 5th St., a low income housing facility – where a male suffering from what are assumed to be gunshot wounds died at the scene. That call came out about 2:30 a.m. Before he died it was determined that the crime happened in Venice, possibly Oakwood. I had several messages that day regarding a number of incidents – which is typical. People see police or hear something, gunshots … screaming…airships… and they want to know what is going on. If you heard gunshots or a crazy fight Tues night / Wed am around midnight to 1 a.m. – LAPD would love to know. Right now I have no info on victim or the rest of the crime. Will try to follow up – but like the other homicide last week on Windward where the suspect lived in our hood – details are few and far between until an arrest is made. This is why it is important that if you see something, say something. Solving a murder can sometimes boil down to an obscure tip. 

Surveillance Video Of Altercation That Led To Fatal Stabbing

First view is at normal framing, then zoomed in on group.
The victim is dressed in black and is facing away from the camera near the rear of the car. She appears to have what may be the suspects cell phone and is using it, you can see the screen illuminate her face. Prior to this on the video the victim was standing with the group and talking for a long time. They seemed to know each other. Then the victim seems to toss the phone, which appears to go into the car with the screen lit. The suspect then immediately turns and grabs the victim and stabs her. They go out of frame, then the group all pile in the car, the suspect then appears in frame, agitated, runs to the front of the car. You can see the knife in her hand… then she adopts this weird march, and seems to tuck the knife into her shirt, she gets in the passenger seat and they haul ass out of there, leaving the victim to die.

Suspect w knife in hand.

Suspect w knife in hand.

UPDATE: Victim Dead – Girl Has Throat Cut – Possible Gang Shankin’ On Windward

NBCLA just updated this info: Just learned the victim from last night’s stabbing in Venice was a mom with another baby on the way. Family: Jasmine Preciado was 24. @nbcla
UPDATE NUMERO DOS: So scrap the first wit accounts… it is pretty clear the victim and the suspects all knew each other. Two females, and possibly two males pulled up in a 4 door black SUVish looking quasi-soccermom mobile. They hang out. Smoke. Pace. Smoke. Twirl hair. Chat people up. Smoke with those people. Walk around the block a few times. Then at some point two females in their 20’s which are part of the group get into a scrap with the victim after passing a cell phone around – and the stabbing goes down… but the entire group was parked on Windward hanging out around, and getting in and out of their SUV until they shank their friend and high-tail it… looked like 4 people piled into the SUV when it took off and a few other people scrambled away. Left the girl for dead. The female that did the stabbing looks like a female hispanic, chest length dark brown hair parted in the middle, grey long sleeve sweatshirt, blue jeans with distressed tears on the left leg and black shoes. Her female friend was wearing a similar uniform.

UPDATE: The female victim of the stabbing has died. Now a murder investigation. Apparently she had no pulse when the ambulance arrived. They started CPR & continued to hospital…. didn’t make it. No ID. Listed as a Jane Doe right now.  The suspects all appeared to be in their 20’s. 2 females, 1 male (driver) – dark colored smaller SUV. Fled SB Pacific. Witnesses implied there seemed to be some kind of beef based on the brief exchange. Super F’d up.

At about 9:30 p.m. A car driven by a male pulled up to 80 Windward, two Hispanic girls got out- approached a female, started shouting at her asked her if she wanted to die – and slit her throat. They got back in the car and drove off. The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition. Windward is shut down – LAPD believes it is probably gang related. Lots of video of course… 

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TONIGHT! Neighborhood Investment Once A Month At CPAB – Give it a try…

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The most enlightening, informative and valuable learning experience I have had as an adult has been getting to know our local LAPD and the Community Police Advisory Board. They have a meeting once per month. Although it has formal protocol as most serious meetings do… it is full of neighbors and the police that patrol our streets, and the command staff that guides them. Sometimes dry? Yes. Always informative? YES!

If you can spend a few hours on a Wednesday once per month at 7 p.m. you will learn a lot about why some things happen and some don’t when it comes to keeping our community safe… and the KEY part to this is the community… which includes you. Tonight is a great time to meet the folks who go, learn about what is coming up for 2017, and the nitty gritty on the LAPD Thanksgiving Potluck dinner.

If you can… go. It is worth it. Info below:

Tonight’s our annual end of year potluck and election of CPAB Officers!

Come for the food stay for the opportunity to help Pacific CPAB move forward and achieve greater things for our communities!

PACIFIC AREA 
COMMUNITY POLICE ADVISORY BOARD

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 7pm

Pacific LAPD Community Center, 12312 Culver Blvd, LA CA 90066

Park on the street and go to the Pacific Station Front Desk. You’ll be given access or escorted to the community center. If you have your CPAB ID bring it. Guests are always welcome.

From our Prepare and Serve (Nov. 23, 2016) – Chris Williams Memorial Officer Appreciation Dinner Team
http://www.perfectpotluck.com/                 Coordinator – Pastor-Hanna            Password – LAPD

In addition, tax deductible donations have also been simplified this year, as the Pacific Division Booster has established a PayPal account. You can donate as little or as much as you’d like. The funds help us fill in the holes, and purchase basic supplies. Here’s the link – http://bit.ly/OfficerThanksgivingPotluck…

Please do pass the flyer along to friends, neighbors, and businesses within our community (from West LA to Westchester) to solicit their participation. If you download email the flyer, the links are embedded, so others can easily click and go!

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New 85.02 Prohibits Living In Vehicles In Residential Hoods

Good news for those who haven’t had every shred of optimism squeezed out of them when they step outside and look around their neighborhood. Apparently the LA City Council passed a new and improved L.A.M.C. 85.02 on Friday which will prohibit people from living in their vehicles including RV’s between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. in residential areas. The notion brings me back to the days of LAPD enforcing the prior ordinance which effectively removed over 250 RVs that were clogging the streets of Venice, and that was just west of Lincoln.

Then LA’s fave homeless attorney sucked a few more million into her coffers litigating against it and related laws which brought them back in droves. Residents revolted, and were able to petition for OVO signs (Oversized Vehicle Ordinance) which prohibited vehicles over 7′ from parking between 2-6 a.m. – which did little good. Recently after getting messages from several residents about RV’s not getting ticketed on street sweeping days, I left my car parked between a line of 3 RV’s on Strongs Drive behind my apt. I got a ticket. The RV’s did not. Explanation from the Council Office was “They can’t pay the ticket anyway – so we aren’t ticketing them.” I was in shock. If I don’t pay my tickets, I can’t register my vehicle. So why do these fools get a free pass? How does the City know who can and can’t pay, and gives them a pass based on that? Aside from being disgusted over that… setting an alarm and calling Parking Enforcement to get an oversized RV ticketed did ZERO. They rarely if ever responded. There are 16 large vans, trucks and RV’s that park around just my block, have for over a year or more, and move only on street sweeping days, and move right back… violating the 72 hr parking rule.

So, apparently this new 85.02 update which The City believes will shield them from another 9th Circuit ruling is the new cure. That is, if LAPD enforces it. And if you were around in the prior days of the old enforcement of 85.02 … how do you “prove” someone is sleeping in their vehicle or living in their RV if they don’t “answer the door” or open it?

This of course will require LAPD to be trained by the City Attorney on the new ordinance, how to write tickets so they don’t get tossed, blah blah blah. I would suggest letting your local area Captain know this issue is important to you, and ask about what the plan is.

Listen to Councilman Englander comment on the sitch here.

John Hefner, 48, had been living on the street for three years prior to being able to move into an RV last December, parking it in Venice. A federal appeals court on Thursday overturned L.A.'s ban on homeless people living in vehicles. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)

John Hefner, 48, had been living on the street for three years prior to being able to move into an RV last December, parking it in Venice. A federal appeals court on Thursday overturned L.A.’s ban on homeless people living in vehicles. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)

Help Badge Of Heart Give 500 Turkeys To Local Families In Need

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From http://www.badgeofheart.org  where you can also read more & donate!

On November 19, 2016 Badge Of Heart is preparing their 2nd Annual Turkey Drive for 500 deserving low income families from the Communities of Venice, Mar Vista, Palms, Westchester & Culver City.

These families will be identified by Police Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department (Pacific Division).  In addition to Officers we have also partnered with our local Schools & Churches to help us identify these families.

However, none of this could be done without the help of our Community and Corporate help.

We are seeking to raise a total of $10,000.

The money raised will buy us 500 Turkeys, side items and “It’s for the kids” gift items for this Holiday season.

This wonderful Community event will help those, who need it the most during this Holiday Season.

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If you have any questions or want to help Sponsor this event, please contact Officer Ken Lew at ken@badgeofheart.org.

Join The Vigil For Hailey Clement Venice Pier 5:30 p.m. & Wear Something Purple

Hailey Clement died tragically this past weekend in an auto accident exiting the 405 S at Venice Blvd. Please join her friends & neighbors remembering her tonight (Tuesday) at 5:30 p.m. At the Venice Pier – and wear something purple, her favorite color. 

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