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  • CCPD Officers Foil Residential Burglary

    Apr 4, 2024

    Tuesday morning, March 26 Culver City Officers responded to a call of a possible residential burglary in progress. A quick thinking citizen noticed a suspect enter a garage and immediately called CCPD. Officers quickly responded and located the individual described in the call. When the suspect saw the Officers, he tossed a box he had taken from the victim's residence. The burglary suspect was arrested, the victim's items were returned, and a stolen firearm and ammunition were recovered. A...

  • FBI Offers $25,000 Reward, Seeks Information to Identify Party Responsible for Attack at Electrical Substation in Torrance

    Apr 4, 2024

    The FBI is offering a reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or group responsible for an attack on an electrical substation in Torrance, California, in 2023. On August 20, 2023, an unknown suspect or group attempted to destroy and cause a system failure of a Southern California Edison electrical substation by shooting one of the transformers and turning off various circuit breakers. The Southern California Edison substation is located at 21760...

  • Public Health to Distribute 60,000 Free Gun Safety Locks in LA County

    Apr 4, 2024

    To address the public health crisis of gun violence, the Los Angeles County Office of Violence Prevention, housed in the Department of Public Health, has made 60,000 gun safety locks available to the public; free, no questions asked. Free gun safety locks will initially be available at six County medical facilities: · Harbor-UCLA Medical Center · High Desert Regional Health Center · Los Angeles General Medical Center · Martin Luther King Jr. Outpatient Center · Olive View-UCLA Medical Center · Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center La...

  • Police Discuss Racial Profiling Report

    Apr 4, 2024

    The Culver City Police Department invites the community to join a Community Meeting tonight to discuss the 2023 Racial Identity Profiling Act (RIPA) Report: 📍 Mike Balkman Council Chambers9770 Culver Boulevard, Culver City. 🗓️ Thursday, April 4th ⏰ 6:30 pm Persons unable to attend in person will have the option to attend virtually via Webex. The Webex link will be available on the Culver City Police Department’s website under “Events” on April 4th, 2024. To view the 2023 RIPA Report and for more information, please visit the Culver City Pol...

  • Death of Child on Freeway Maybe Linked to Woodland Hills Murder

    Apr 4, 2024

    Police Tuesday are exploring possible connections between an infant girl who was found dead and a young girl who was found suffering from moderate injuries on the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway in the Culver City area and authorities said their discovery may be tied to a Woodland Hills homicide and a Redondo Beach fatal car crash. The California Highway Patrol responded around 4:30 a.m. Monday to the northbound 405 Freeway near the Sepulveda Boulevard/Howard Hughes Parkway exit, and they fou...

  • Thirteen Mexican Mafia Members or Associates Charged for Alleged Roles in Drug Smuggling Ring Inside the Los Angeles County Jail System, and Violent Assault on Inmate

    Mar 28, 2024

    Thirteen members or associates of the Mexican Mafia prison gang were charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for their alleged roles in a narcotic smuggling operation and violent assault that took place within Los Angeles County jail system. Two of the defendants charged were arrested on March 14, and one was arrested on March 15. Eight defendants charged were already incarcerated on unrelated charges. Two individuals are being sought by members of the Los Angeles County She...

  • Swimmer Drowns in Late Night Swim

    Mar 28, 2024

    A body was found Wednesday morning by searchers looking for a missing swimmer in the ocean near Playa del Rey. He went swimming with friend in the middle of the night and drowned. Rescue personnel from the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the 8100 block of Vista Del Mar shortly after 1 a.m. Lifeguard rescue boats also joined the search, and the U.S. Coast Guard was notified. Lifeguards urge the public to avoid swimming at night when lifeguards...

  • California man sentenced to federal prison for defrauding Local business out of $10 Million

    Mar 28, 2024

    A California man was sentenced in U.S. District Court here today to 51 months in prison for embezzling more than $10.2 million from his employer and violating orders of the Court in a related civil lawsuit against him. Brinson Caleb Silver, 43, of Culver City, California, used his position as a high-level executive to create a scheme involving shell companies, inflated contracts and a stolen identity. Silver pleaded guilty in November 2023 to one count each of wire fraud and contempt of court....

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF – SCAM ALERT

    Mar 14, 2024

    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department would like to warn the public of phone call scammers Impersonating L.A. County Deputies using spoofing apps that show their number on the victim's caller ID as the Sheriff's office or local police agencies. Los Angeles County continues to receive reports from residents receiving phone calls from scammers claiming to be a Sheriff's office Sergeant, Lieutenant or personnel asking for payment for missing grand jury duty subpoena. The scammers will then ask...

  • Culver City Police made multiple DUI Arrests

    Mar 14, 2024

    Late Saturday evening, Officers received a radio call of a non-injury traffic collision. When they arrived, Officers observed that one of the parties involved in the collision displayed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. After an investigation at the scene, the driver was arrested for suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence. A few hours later, just before 4 am, Officers received a radio call of a traffic hazard at the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Culver...

  • Kayla Reifschneider Arrested For Actions in D.C Riot

    Mar 7, 2024

    A woman from the San Fernando Valley was arrested by federal authorities Wednesday for her alleged actions during the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the United States Capitol. Kayla Reifschneider, 27, of Northridge, was arrested in Los Angeles and charged with a criminal complaint filed in Washington D.C. She faces felony charges for obstructing an official proceeding and several misdemeanor charges related to her alleged actions that day, which were described by the United States Department of Justice...

  • CCPD Puts Brakes on Street Racing

    Mar 7, 2024

    Over the weekend, Officers responded to multiple calls for service regarding vehicles racing up and down Washington Boulevard in the area of the Costco shopping center. A crowd was forming and there were vehicles driving recklessly. Responding officers found 200-300 people gathered and based on the size of the crowd, neighboring agencies responded to assist. Officers were able to de-escalate this attempted sideshow event without any confrontation. The crowd began to disburse when officers were...

  • The Los Angeles CountyDistrict Attorney has Announced Nearly 200 Cases Filed to Combat Organized Retail Theft in Los Angeles County

    Mar 7, 2024
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    Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón today announced that nearly 200 organized retail theft cases involving adult and juvenile defendants have been filed by the office. These cases were filed through the efforts of the regional organized retail task forces which is comprised of regional law enforcement agencies and the District Attorney's Office partnering together to prosecute these crimes. "Organized retail theft is not a victimless crime, it harms our community's sense of...

  • DA Charges Additional Men in Multiple Murders Los Angeles County

    Feb 29, 2024

    Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón has announced charges against two additional individuals, 18-year-old Joseivan Mendoza and 17-year-old Deair Fleming Delerence, for their involvement in separate shootings during a multi-city crime spree that killed six people, including a 14-year-old boy, in November 2023 and February 2024. "Last week, our office charged two men in the murders of four innocent people, including a child," District Attorney Gascón said. "This week, we have c...

  • Federal Indictments Allege International Organized Crime Syndicate Imported and Exported Narcotics Across North America Tuesday, January 30

    FBI-Office of Public Affairs|Feb 29, 2024

    Ten people were arrested in multiple cities over the past day in relation to two federal indictments charging members of an organized crime syndicate who allegedly conspired to traffic and import hundreds of kilograms of cocaine and other controlled substances from Mexico through Los Angeles for export to Canada or re-distribution throughout the United States. Arrest and search warrants were executed this morning by a coalition of international law enforcement partners in various cities,...

  • Engineer Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Trade Secret Technology Designed to Detect Nuclear Missile Launches and Track Missiles

    Feb 22, 2024

    A former engineer at a Southern California company has been arrested on federal charges alleging he stole trade secret technologies developed for use by the United States government to detect nuclear missile launches and to track ballistic and hypersonic missiles, the Justice Department announced today. Chenguang Gong, 57, of San Jose, California, was arrested Tuesday morning. Gong, who is a native of China and became a United States citizen in 2011, is being held in custody until a detention...

  • One Dead in Del Rey House Fire

    Feb 22, 2024

    The Los Angeles Fire Department, with assistance from Culver City Fire Department battled flames in a fully-engulfed one-story single family home in DelRey that appeared to be vacant. It took 37 LAFD firefighters 41 minutes to extinguish the flames, holding the fire to the unit-of-origin. 4922 S. Sycamore Dr., near where Sepulveda Boulevard crosses Ballona Creek, After eliminating the blaze, two patients were found inside. One was transported to a local hospital in unknown condition, and sadly,...

  • Doctor Convicted of $2.8M Medicare Fraud Scheme

    Feb 22, 2024

    A federal jury convicted a California man for his role in a scheme to defraud Medicare by billing $2.8 million for hospice services that patients did not need. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Dr. John Thropay, 74, of Arcadia, was the medical director of several hospice companies, including Blue Sky Hospice Inc. located in Van Nuys, California. From October 2014 to March 2016, Thropay fraudulently certified Medicare patients of Blue Sky as having terminal illnesses t...

  • Armed Robbery of Suspected Drug Deal

    Feb 2, 2024

    On Thursday February 1,, at 11:07 pm, a Culver City Police Officer on patrol in the area of Culver Boulevard and Ince Boulevard was alerted by victims of an armed robbery that had just occurred. The Officer quickly put out a broadcast and requested additional units to assist in searching the area for the suspect involved. Still, after an extensive search, the suspect was not located. Officers immediately began investigating and learned that three adult victims had arrived at the 9000 block of...

  • CCPD Arrests 2 Burglary Suspects

    Feb 1, 2024

    Sunday night, January 28 at 10:18 pm, Culver City Police responded to a call for service of an alarm activation at a business located on the 5000 block of Uplander Way. Officers determined that two suspects had entered the business through the roof and noises coming from the building indicated that they may be attempting to break into a safe inside the business. Culver City Police Drone Team operators were able to determine that two suspects were still inside the business. At approximately...

  • Culver City Police Officers to bicycle 300 Miles to Honor Fallen Brothers

    Feb 1, 2024

    7 members of the Culver City Police Department are preparing to embark on a journey to honor police officers killed in the line of duty known as the Police Unity Tour. Thousands will gather from across the country to bicycle nearly 300 miles together to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC. The tour aims to raise awareness and funds for the memorial to ensure those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community are never forgotten. Our officers have...

  • Long Beach Man Sentenced to Life in Prison

    Jan 25, 2024

    A Long Beach man was sentenced today to life plus an additional 30 years in federal prison for building and planting a package bomb that detonated inside an Aliso Viejo day spa in May 2018, killing his ex-girlfriend, severely injuring two spa clients, and causing significant damage to a commercial office building. The jilted lover, Stephen William Beal, 64, was sentenced by United States District Judge Josephine L. Staton, who said at today's hearing, "The cold, calculated nature of this crime...

  • Koreatown Lawyer Charged with Money Laundering, Tax Evasion and Obstructing Probe of $2.1 Million Payment from Swiss Oil Company

    Jan 25, 2024

    A federal grand jury has indicted a Koreatown lawyer with multiple felonies arising from an alleged $2.1 million bribe, which he received while serving as an officer of Nigeria's state-owned oil company in connection with negotiating favorable drilling rights for a subsidiary of a Chinese state-owned oil company, the Justice Department announced today. Paulinus Iheanacho Okoronkwo, 67, of Valencia, who practices immigration and personal injury law out of an office in Koreatown, was charged in a...

  • Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

    Jan 25, 2024

    On Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at approximately 7:35 pm Culver City Police responded to a call for service of an armed robbery that had just occurred at the 3700 block of Robertson Boulevard. The victim reported that he was unloading an estimated one hundred and twenty pounds of marijuana from a vehicle when two suspects exited a vehicle with handguns. Suspect one is described as a Male, Black, approximately six feet tall, 20-30 years of age, wearing dark colored jeans, a black hoodie with whit...

  • The Los Angele County District Attorney's Office Jordan Kahari Isaac with Murder

    Jan 25, 2024

    Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón has announced charges against Jordan Kahari Isaac who killed three people while driving under the influence of alcohol in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve. "Mr. Isaac's negligence and disregard for the safety of others resulted in the tragic death of a father, mother and their five-year-old child," District Attorney Gascón said. "Not only was this young family destroyed, but left behind a one-year-old who was also injured in the crash and now l...

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