WEHO CRIME REPORT 🚔 Week 2, 2024

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The sheriff’s weekly crime report reveals frightening details about two robberies committed within hours of each other by the same suspect.

Just after midnight on Friday, a woman returning to her home on Rangely Avenue was attacked from behind by a man who placed her in a bear hug outside her front door. The man tried to pull her into her apartment, but the woman pepper sprayed and punched him. She escaped and took shelter in a neighbor’s apartment. The man took her cell phone and fled. 

Two hours later, the suspect entered another home on Rangely Avenue through the window of the kitchen. The homeowner, a woman, heard the ruckus and confronted him. He threatened to hurt her if she made any noise, so she ran out of the house. Deputies arrived soon after and arrested the subject. 

Note: The images in the article are artistic interpretations included for illustrative purposes, not literal depictions of the events.

Here are the notable crimes in West Hollywood reported from Jan. 8-14, 2024, investigated by the L.A. County Sheriff Department’s WeHo station:

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January 8th

Grand Theft

  • Location: 8900 block Santa Monica Blvd
  • Date and Time: 01/08/2024 @ 0130-0230
  • Description: An unknown suspect removed a cell phone and wallet from the victim’s purse while inside the club.
  • Incident number: #00131

 

Grand Theft

  • Location: 400 block Norwich Drive
  • Date and Time: 01/08/2024 @ 1700
  • Description: An unknown suspect removed an unsecured electrical bike from the front yard of the residence.
  • Incident number: #00132

 

Other Burglary (Attempt)

  • Location: 8700 block Santa Monica Blvd
  • Date and Time: 01/08/2024 @ 2201
  • Description: A man opened the electrical panel and turned the power off to the building. The suspect attempted to pry the rear door open but was unsuccessful.
  • Incident number: #00135

 

Residential Burglary

  • Location: 900 block N La Jolla Avenue
  • Date and Time: 01/08/2024 @ 1530-2000
  • Description: An unknown suspect broke a rear window to gain access and removed a bag, shower kit, box of coins, and paperwork from the interior.
  • Incident number: #00136

 

January 9th

Vehicle Burglary

  • Location: 1100 block N Ogden Drive
  • Date and Time: 01/09/2024 @ 1800-1000
  • Description: An unknown suspect cut the soft top to gain access and removed a bag containing a laptop computer, cell phone, and earphones from the front seat.
  • Incident number: #00157

 

January 10th

Grand Theft

  • Location: 7100 block Santa Monica Blvd
  • Date and Time: 01/10/2024 @ 1453
  • Description: A man removed miscellaneous products from display areas and left the store without payment.
  • Incident number: #00161

 

Other Burglary

  • Location: 1100 block Hacienda Place
  • Date and Time: 01/10/2024 @ 1500
  • Description: An unknown suspect gained access to the secure apartment complex and pried resident mailboxes open and removed mail.
  • Incident number: #00174

 

January 11th

Vehicle Burglary

  • Location: 1000 block Harper Avenue
  • Date and Time: 01/11/2024 @ 0232
  • Description: A man cut a hole in the rear driver’s side plastic window and was reaching inside the vehicle when the owner of the vehicle yelled and caused him to run away.
  • Incident number: #00178

 

January 12th

 

Residential Burglary

  • Location: 7700 block Fountain Avenue
  • Date and Time: 01/12/2024 @ 1645
  • Description: Two men smashed a bathroom window to gain access and removed a television. Both suspects were found inside the residence by the homeowner and were arrested by responding deputies.
  • Incident number: #00200

 

Strong Arm Robbery

  • Location: 9000 block Rangely Avenue
  • Date and Time: 01/12/2024 @ 0001
  • Description: The victim was opening her apartment door when a man approached her from behind and placed her in a bear hug. A struggle ensued as the suspect attempted to pull the victim into her apartment. After punching and pepper spraying the suspect, the victim ran into her neighbor’s apartment. The suspect took the victim’s cell phone after it fell to the ground during the struggle and fled the area on foot. The suspect was arrested two hours later while committing a residential burglary, refer #24-00190.
  • Incident number: #00189

Residential Burglary

  • Location: 9000 block Rangely Avenue
  • Date and Time: 01/12/2024 @ 0155
  • Description: A man removed a kitchen window to gain access and was confronted in the kitchen by the homeowner. The suspect told the victim to be quiet or he would hurt her, and the victim ran from the house. The suspect was arrested by responding deputies and linked to a strong arm robbery that occurred earlier that same evening.
  • Incident number: #00190

 

January 13th

Other Burglary

  • Location: 1000 block San Vicente Blvd
  • Date and Time: 01/13/2024 @ 0250
  • Description: A man used a stolen key card to gain access and removed headphones and miscellaneous clothing from the hotel room.
  • Incident number: #00223

 

Vehicle Burglary

  • Location: 700 block Westmount Drive
  • Date and Time: 01/13/2024 @ 1400-2115
  • Description: An unknown suspect bent the driver’s side door window frame to gain access and removed a leather bag containing cash and credit cards from under the front seat.
  • Incident number: #00222

 

January 14th

Aggravated Assault – Other Weapon

  • Location: Palm Avenue / Santa Monica Blvd
  • Date and Time: 01/14/2024 @ 0045
  • Description: A man hit a security ambassador on his back with a metal wrench after he was asked to leave the area. The suspect was located and arrested by responding deputies.
  • Incident number: #00224

 

Other Burglary

  • Location: 8700 block Beverly Blvd
  • Date and Time: 01/14/2024 @ 0401
  • Description: Two men smashed the front glass door to gain entry and then cut open and bent a metal gate to gain access to miscellaneous pharmaceuticals. The suspects removed an unknown number of narcotics and fled the area.
  • Incident number: #00228

 

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Safety First
Safety First
1 month ago

The incidents on Rangely are extremely bold and troubling.

Rather than West Hollywood emphatically making a known priority of SAFETY FIRST, and duplicating that approach by swift action they have chosen an incremental approach that treats would be criminals with kid gloves. A strong policy first and foremost would be the best line of defense, eventually supplementing with security types. Unfortunately the city was too timid and presented the weakest line of defense first.

voter
voter
1 month ago

Every one of these crimes was committed by a so-called “man” or “men.” Good to know.

Cy Husain
1 month ago
Reply to  voter

So do you suspect a gang of women disguised as men are out committing crimes to frame men❓🤣

Joshua88
Joshua88
1 month ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

Hah!!!!!

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