Male & Female Suspects Sought In Venice Dispensary Murder

The following incident took place this morning at Golden State Dispensary on Venice Blvd.  Per online reviews shown below… not known for good customer service.

Mar Vista: The Los Angeles Police Department, West Bureau Homicide Detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for the robbery of a marijuana dispensary that left a man dead.
On January 18, 2017, around 11:30 a.m., Pacific Area uniformed patrol officers responded to a radio call of “Shots fired in the 12400 block of West Venice Boulevard” in the city of Mar Vista.

When the officers arrived, they were directed to the marijuana dispensary.  Officers entered the business and located a male victim with gunshot wounds, who was unconscious and not breathing.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the male victim dead at the scene.  The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.

Prior to the shooting a witness saw a male and a female enter the location.  Both the male and female were wearing hoodies.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department, West Bureau Homicide, at (213) 382-9470.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to  Tipsters may also visit, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip.  Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

Thanks to @PAKallman for the photos!

Not doing well in the customer service department.

24 Yr. Old Male Victim Of Fatal Hit And Run On Venice Blvd.

Around 4 a.m. Thursday morning LAPD received a call about a man laying in the middle of Venice Blvd. When officers arrived his shoes and belongings were strewn on the street and he was deceased, apparently the victim of a hit and run. The victim has been identified as Anthony Brown, 24 of Venice. LAPD Traffic believes he was struck by a car traveling eastbound on Venice near Venezia, past Ocean possibly by a newer model Toyota Corolla.

LAPD & Your Local Fuzz-O-Claus. A Little Way To Make The Season Bright.

The LAPD Santa’s sleigh has already made the rounds through our local neighborhoods. A lovely tradition that goes a long way in working to make a positive impression on kids in the community. Acosta. I never knew. 🙂


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… 







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


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!


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                 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 –…

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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