Do You Know This Burglar?

Community Message has been issued by the LAPD Headquarters.

Wednesday February 16, 2011 7:22 AM PST

Suspect Who May Be Responsible for Series of Westside Burglaries Shown on Surveillance Video

Los Angeles Police Department West Los Angeles Area detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of a suspect whom they believe is responsible for a series of burglaries.

In an area of West Los Angeles near the border of the city of Santa Monica, numerous residents have been subjected to burglaries since early October of last year. Most of the burglaries have targeted storage units in parking structures, although detectives believe the same suspect is also responsible for several grand thefts, stealing property from parked vehicles and various petty theft crimes.

At one of the more recent incidents, a suspect was seen entering an underground parking structure where his image was captured on camera by a security surveillance system. The suspect appears to be a 25- to 30-year-old white or Hispanic male. He has short, dark hair, weighs 160 to 190 pounds and stands between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall.

Anyone with questions or information about this suspect or series of crimes is urged to call West Los Angeles Detective Bowens at (310) 444-1524 or (310) 444-1522. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (213) 978-6500 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.

Illegal Lodging in Vehicle ( 85.02 )

Report Submitted to Venice 311:

There’s an RV that is always on Hampton just south of Rose. It usually only moves during street clean and then will remain there for days. The guy lives in there. He will occasionally ride around on his bike or climb or top of the RV to clean it off. Definitely lives there and has been parking there for at least 6 to 7 months.

Location: On Hampton just south of Rose right by Gold’s Gym.

Venice 311 Action:

Information submitted to homeless task force for evaluation.

Illegal Dumping of Human Waste from Human or Vehicle

Report Submitted to Venice 311:

Areas behind Venice Clinic on Rose and 6th. Homeless camp out on walkway and bushes along Clinic/6th St. then proceed to urinate and defecate behind the building trash dumpsters as well as behind neighbor trash cans, underneath tree foliage directly behind the clinic. We live on Flower directly behind the clinic and many days we pull out our vehicles into the alley to be greeted by piles of human feces and feces covered paper towels directly at our rear gate. The smell lingers for days and is just disgusting. Since the police have been clearing out the RV’s it has been getting a little better, but homeless will still camp out at the clinic and whenever they are there, human waste follows.

Location:  Alley behind Clinic on Rose and 6th, Flower Ct.

Venice 311 Actions:

Went to alley and took photographs. Contacted the VFC and are distributing notices to the residents in that area to see if they would be agreeable to having motion detecting lights installed in the back alley in the problem areas. Discussion of adding a 24 hour security patrol are also being discussed.

Abandoned Shopping Cart BE GONE!

Report submitted to Venice 311:

Pacific & Lighthouse – Bridge over the Canal.

Shopping cart after shopping cart, day after day. Sick of finding them. They seem to originate mostly from Albertson’s and Ralph’s.

Is there a shopping Troll living under the bridge?

Help find this cart thieving fiend!

Venice 311 Actions:

  • Called shopping cart removal tip line
  • Followed up next day with the following photo… carts are gone!

Emergency Phone Numbers


For non-emergency calls dial 1-877-ASK-LAPD (1-877-275-5273)

LAPD Pacific Station:

12312 Culver Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

LAPD Pacific Division Facebook page

LAPD Pacific Division Twitter

LAPD Beach Substation ( Not staffed 24 hrs. ) 1-310-392-5170

Venice Beach Lifeguards: 310-394-3261


Other Important Numbers:

California Missing Children Hotline: 1-800-222-FIND

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Los Angeles: 213-477-6565

Secret Service: 1-213-894-4830

Marina Del Rey Harbor Patrol: 310-823-7763

Large item removal ( mattresses, refrigerators ) 800-773-2498

Health Hazardous Materials Emergency Response: 1-323-890-4317

Mental Health Department Psychiatric Emergency: 1-800-854-7771

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-2738255)

Poison Control Center: 1-800-222-1222

US Postal Inspection Service Criminal Investigations: 1-877-876-2455

Trespass Arrest Authorization Letter

One way to ensure your property is protected is to post “NO TRESPASSING” signs in appropriate areas. Many property owners in Venice have learned that when someone parks and blocks their own garage door, if they do not have a proper sign stating that it is private parking with the name of the tow company… the vehicle can not be towed.

It is a good practice to make sure you have “NO TRESPASSING” signs posted on your property. Equally important, you should fill out a Trespass Arrest Authorization Letter and submit it to LAPD. You can download a letter and fill it out by clicking on this link. If anyone is to trespass on your property this will assist LAPD in filing the proper charges and making an arrest.


Homeless Services in Venice

Venice has been an attractive area for the homeless, and is considered by many to be the new “skid row”. Easy access to drugs, alcohol and panhandling along the Venice Boardwalk has contributed to a significant increase in homeless and transients in the neighborhood.

In an effort towards positive community outreach we are encouraging residents and visitors to direct the homeless to local social services agencies. Most homeless shelters have restricted hours and may require an intake screening, and for the individual to check in and be monitored towards case management to improve their living situation. Please make note of the following agencies in Venice. If you know of one that is not listed here, please add it by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.

Bible Tabernacle Mission Shelter

1761 Washington Way

Venice, Ca 90291


Intake requires a phone screen prior to entering the facility. Individual must have ID. Individual must agree to work towards self sufficiency. Intake hours daily 3:30 – 6 p.m.

Natiional Guard Armory Shelter

Emergency Shelter provided on a daily basis from Dec-March. To enter the shelter individuals MUST get on the shuttle pickup from 4:45 to 5:15 Daily at Market St. & Ocean Front Walk. Armory provides:

  • Showers at 6 p.m.
  • Dinner at 7 p.m.
  • Lights Out 10 p.m.
  • Warm sleeping area 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Breakfast 6-7 a.m.

Daily bus to the National Guard Armory Shelter in Culver City

St. Josephs Center

204 Hampton Dr.

Venice, Ca 90291

(310) 396-6468

Homeless Service Center starts by providing basic services. Here, homeless men and women can make a reservation to eat at Bread and Roses Café, do a load of laundry, take a shower and have access to phone and mail service. Through meetings with our staff, they can also be connected with emergency shelter, medical care, and mental health and substance abuse treatment. They can also receive help with transportation and advocacy to apply for government benefits.

Homeless individuals who are ready to make long-term change may enroll in case management. Service plans developed jointly by the individual and the case manager assess each person’s strengths and needs and lay out a pathway to long-term stability and increased self-sufficiency by addressing issues such as permanent housing, job training, employment and ongoing treatment.

Homeless / Social Service Provider in Venice

Do you know of registered and licensed social services provider in Venice? Please fill out their information using the form below and we will add it to our homeless services directory.

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