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    An inmate escaped while being escorted to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department bus in West Hollywood on Friday, authorities said. The man, who was handcuffed at the time, was being transferred from the jail at the sheriff’s West Hollywood Station in the 700 block of North San Vicente Boulevard about 6 a.m. when he broke free and ran, according to the Sheriff’s Department. He was still at large as of 2 p.m. No physical description of the inmate of the given and the charge under which he was jailed wasn’t released.
    If you were to listen to Fox News, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and felon O.J. Simpson, you would think West Hollywood is under assault. They say crime is out of control, residents are cowering in their homes, and the blasé West Hollywood City Council just made the place more dangerous by voting to defund the Sheriff’s Department. If you listen to activists on the left, the City Council is keeping far too many armed deputies on the streets, and those who think differently are being swayed by right-wing “copaganda.” Reality, of course, is more nuanced. The City Council voted in late June to reduce the number of deputies in the West Hollywood sheriff’s station gradually and to increase the number of unarmed security guards — dubbed “ambassadors” — patrolling the streets. Their action has placed the city on the front lines of the culture wars. California Starbucks says these L.A. stores are too unsafe to operate. Not everyone buys that While many Starbucks customers and workers said they understood concerns around stores given the worsening...
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- Re-imagining public safety is underway in West Hollywood after the city council voted 3 to 2 in favor of eliminating four Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, potentially over the next nine months. One deputy on average costs the city $330,000 a year."Prioritizing people's safety doesn't just mean people with guns and badges on the streets," said West Hollywood City Councilwoman Lindsey Horvath.Since 2013, West Hollywood has been supplementing its public safety efforts through its Block by Block program, which uses unarmed security ambassadors who patrol the city by foot and on bikes. It costs roughly $70,000 a person. The city council set a goal of adding 30 Block by Block members, using most of the money they'll save from eliminating the four sheriff's deputies."You never know until you try, but clearly the current situation is not working," said West Hollywood resident Anna Lee."Police and law enforcement agencies are asked to do so many functions in society that they aren't trained to do, and that real public safety means further investments in affordable housing, permanent supportive...
    The mayor of West Hollywood condemned the city council's vote to defund their sheriff's department despite sporting one of the highest crime rates in the nation.  The proposal, passed by a narrow three to two vote, will see the current force of around 60 sheriff's deputies reduced by four, while also hiring 30 unarmed 'security ambassadors' under a scheme called Block By Block. Lauren Meister, the Democratic mayor who voted against the plan along with one other member of the council, called it illogical, noting that the Los Angeles enclave is afflicted by a rising tide of crime and violence. 'Most of the residents and businesses I have heard from are opposed to cutting the Sheriff's budget,' Meister told Fox News.  'They are outraged that people and organizations from outside our city are dictating to council how to run our city,' she added, appearing to reference the controversial Defund the Police movement occurring nationwide. 'The narrative that we can have 'either Sheriff's or social services,' or 'either Sheriff's or unarmed security teams' is false.'  Lauren Meister, the mayor of West Hollywood,...
    West Hollywood's city council voted on Monday to defund their sheriffs - despite crime earlier this spring rocketing 137 percent, year on year. The five-member council was split on the proposal, which will see the current force of around 60 sheriffs' deputies reduced by four. The funds saved by reducing the headcount will be used to pay for unarmed 'security ambassadors', under a scheme called Block By Block. Yet despite slashing the policing budget, the council agreed to stump up funds for a Russian arts festival - increasing their contribution by $14,000 to $50,000. Lauren Meister, mayor of West Hollywood and a member of the council, voted against the plan. She said that it was illogical, noting that the Los Angeles enclave is afflicted by violence. West Hollywood's city council voted on Monday to defund their sheriffs - despite crime earlier this spring rocketing 137 percent, year on year (file image from 2020)   West Hollywood Sheriff's Station polices the City of West Hollywood and the unincorporated communities of Franklin Canyon, Universal City - which includes Universal Theme Park, Studios, and...
    Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators are searching for at least four suspects who are believed to have stolen $19,000 worth of luxury watches from two people in West Hollywood early Sunday before fleeing in a black Rolls-Royce. Deputies responded to a battery call in the 8800 block of Sunset Boulevard about 12:52 a.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. At the scene, the deputies heard from the female victim, who said the suspects approached her and the male victim and stole watches from both of them, a Rolex valued at $18,000 and Michael Kors valued at $1,000, according to the sheriff’s statement. The suspects were not armed, authorities said. The suspects then got in the vehicle and drove southbound toward Larrabee Street, according to the statement. Authorities said there could be up to six suspects involved. The statement said the victims did not know the suspects before the robbery. One of the victims sustained minor injuries. Nobody has been arrested for the incident, authorities said. Anyone with information about the incident is instructed to call...
    A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department vehicle was involved in a crash that left two people injured in West Hollywood late Wednesday night. Firefighters were called at 10:15 p.m. to the intersection of La Cienega and Sunset boulevards and took two people to a hospital, said Michael Pittman, a supervising dispatcher for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Pittman couldn’t confirm whether the injured people were deputies. A Sheriff’s Department spokesperson said he could not confirm any information about the crash and referred The Times to the department’s West Hollywood Station. A deputy at the station told The Times no one was available to answer questions. Images broadcast by a KTTV Channel 11 helicopter show a Sheriff’s Department patrol SUV stopped near a telephone pole at the intersection. The SUV’s door is open. Debris litters the ground nearby. Feet away, a dark-colored sedan can be seen with significant front-end damage. Further information was not available late Wednesday night.
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (CNS) -- Sheriff's detectives were searching Sunday for a driver who struck and seriously injured two pedestrians in West Hollywood.The crash took place around 3 a.m. Saturday in the 9200 block of Sunset Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.The two victims were taken to a hospital with serious injuries but were expected to survive, the LASD reported.A description of the vehicle was not immediately available, but the department said a video of the crash was apparently circulating on social media and detectives were following up on leads to obtain it.Anyone with information on the crash was urged to call the West Hollywood sheriff's station at (310) 855-8850. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.Copyright 2022, City News Service, Inc.
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A pair of frightening sex assaults involving a homeless man now has Los Angeles police and sheriff's investigators asking people in the West Hollywood area to be on alert.The first incident happened around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of North Vista Street in Los Angeles. Authorities say that a woman was pushed into a garage, but was able to get away.About 15 to 20 minutes later, a similar incident happened in the 7600 block of Hampton Avenue in the city of West Hollywood.A woman was pushed into her apartment. In that case, the woman screamed and the man ran off.Detectives describe the transient as a man in his early 30s who was wearing dark clothing at the time and carrying a bag.No arrests have been made.Anyone with any information regarding the incident in West Hollywood is urged to contact the L.A. County Sheriff's Department at (310) 855-8850. Anyone with information on the incident in the city of Los Angeles is asked to call LAPD's West Bureau Special Assaults at (213) 473-0447.Officials remind the community...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities searched the home of rocker Marilyn Manson on Monday after allegations of physical and sexual abuse by several women. Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Eva Jimenez said a search warrant was served on the home of Manson, whose legal name is Brian Hugh Warner. She would give no further details. The Sheriff’s Department said in February that its detectives had begun investigating Manson over reports of domestic violence between 2009 and 2011 in West Hollywood, where he lived at the time. The women involved were not identified, but several women have publicly alleged this year that they were physically, sexually and emotionally abused by Manson around the time of the incidents under investigation, and some have filed lawsuits. Manson’s attorney Howard E. King declined immediate comment. Manson has denied the allegations, and King has called them “provably false.” The search of Manson’s home was first reported by TMZ. The 52-year-old shock rocker’s former fiancee, “Westworld” actor Evan Rachel Wood, named him as her abuser for the first time in an Instagram post in February. Manson...
    WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an alert member of the public recognized him as the person wanted in a stabbing in West Hollywood, according to Los Angeles sheriff’s officials. David Cook, 44, was in custody Monday on suspicion of attempted murder, and is being held on $1 million bail, according to authorities. READ MORE: Red Flag Warning Still In Place As Dry Winds Whip Up Wildfire RiskSheriff’s officials had released images on Friday of a man they were trying to identify in connection with a stabbing last Monday in the 7800 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. Firefighters had arrived to find a man bleeding profusely from his neck and upper torso, and he told deputies he had just been walking home with a bag of sodas when he was attacked. The man was taken to the hospital, but has since been released and is recovering at home. READ MORE: Sleeping Man Rescued From Burning Laguna Niguel Apartment Fire Thanks To Thermal Imaging CameraAccording to the sheriff’s department,...
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (CNS) -- Deputies from the West Hollywood Sheriff's Station on Sunday arrested a man suspected of stabbing another man in West Hollywood as he walked home from a store.Forty-four-year-old David Cook was arrested at Beverly Boulevard and Martel Avenue in Los Angeles, according to a Sheriff's Department press release.A member of the public recognized Cook from a photo from surveillance video published in a press release and alerted the LAPD, leading to the arrest, the sheriff's department said.
    Authorities are investigating after a woman was fatally shot in a West Hollywood apartment building Thursday night. The shooting was reported about 7:30 p.m. in the 7300 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, according to Sgt. Michael Yost of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Upon arrival, deputies found the woman in the building’s hallway suffering from a gunshot wound to her upper torso, Yost said. The woman, whose name and age were not released, was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. As of Friday morning, there was no known motive or suspect information, Yost said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- A woman was shot and killed in West Hollywood Thursday evening, prompting an investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.LASD said the shooting occurred in the 7300 block of Santa Monica Boulevard around 7:30 p.m.The woman was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead, authorities said.A large law enforcement presence was seen outside an apartment complex as authorities investigated.Details regarding a suspect were not immediately provided.The investigation into the shooting was ongoing. Anyone with information was asked to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
    WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies, from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, arrested a man in the early morning hours Friday on suspicion of kidnapping. Sheriff’s deputies said  50-year-old Fernando Diaz was seen carrying an unconscious woman to his 1997 Dodge Ram van near Robertson Boulevard and Melrose Avenue. Authorities said the woman was completely intoxicated and didn’t know who’s vehicle she was in. READ MORE: Exclusive Interview: Father Of Kolby Story, Whose Remains Were Discovered Last Week Near Venice, Speaks About His Daughter “I don’t know what I would do in that situation, especially if I was drunk,” WeHo resident Marissa Dunlevy said. “I try not to walk around intoxicated by myself. I try to have someone with me.” Investigators said a witness who saw the suspect with the woman flagged down a deputy to report what happened. “I’ve heard of other people being approached by strangers in cars. I’ve seen it,” WeHo resident Frank Javaheri said. “Definitely there’s a shift of people moving from other neighborhoods to this kind of neighborhood and with that comes...
    WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies, from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, arrested man in the early morning hours Friday on suspicion of kidnapping. According to a tweet put out by LASD West Hollywood, 50-year-old Fernando Diaz was seen carrying an unconscious woman to his 1997 Dodge Ram van and driving away. READ MORE: Coast Guard Searching For Missing Fisherman In Ocean Waters Off Seal And Sunset Beaches The incident occurred at about 2 a.m. Friday in West Hollywood’s bar and nightclub area. Diaz was arrested, according to sheriff’s inmate records, at about 3 a.m. “…detectives would like to speak with any additional witnesses or anybody that had contact with Diaz on the night of the incident or in the past under similar circumstances,” a LASD West Hollywood station tweet read. Diaz, who is described as Hispanic, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 165 pounds, with blue eyes and gray hair, was released at around 2:19 a.m. Saturday on $100,000 bail, according to inmate records. READ MORE: As Cases Surge, State, Local And Community Leaders Push To Get...
    A man who was seen in West Hollywood carrying an unconscious woman into a white van and driving away has been arrested and charged with kidnapping, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Saturday. A man with gray hair was seen carrying the woman, who had recently left a bar on Melrose Avenue near Robertson Boulevard, into a white 1997 Dodge Ram van about 2 a.m. Friday, said Lt. Jose Aguirre of the sheriff’s department West Hollywood substation. As the van started to pull away, a witness flagged down a passing sheriff’s department patrol car and reported what he had seen, Aguirre said. The deputy, Kevin Herrera, told NBC Los Angeles that the witness pulled up next to him and told him what had happened. When he began following the van in his patrol car, the van’s driver parked and walked away. Herrera said he opened the van’s door and found a woman inside who “appeared confused, did not know where she was, did not know whose van she was in.” “Had the deputy not intervened, he...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — An armed robbery suspect disguised in a bandana and letterman-style jacket in the heart of West Hollywood got away and now authorities are asking the community to be on the lookout. This latest incident, among a string of similar crimes, happened near Larrabee Street and Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. The victims were able to record the encounter and the video is now being shared with hopes of tracking down the unknown robber. RELATED: Caught On Camera: Police Searching For Robbers Targeting Shoppers In Melrose Area With a gun in hand, the masked suspect robbed a group of people in an alley Saturday night just steps away from the L.A. County sheriff’s station. Sheriff’s deputies say the thief escaped with a designer purse and may have had a car waiting for him. An LASD helicopter was dispatched at the time to search for the suspect, but couldn’t find him. There at least three security cameras in the alley that would’ve caught the whole thing on camera, but deputies say since the business is closed down...
    WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Authorities say they’ve arrested a man in connection with a West Hollywood sexual assault, but believe he may be responsible for other similar crimes. (credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department) Bryant Guerrero, 34, of Los Angeles, was identified by Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives as the suspect in a Jan. 21 sexual assault. A 28-year-old woman reported that a man had broken into her home and sexually assaulted her. It turned out that Guerrero had been arrested by the LAPD’s Hollywood Division on Jan. 23 and was being held in an unrelated sexual assault, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Anyone with information about Guerrero or believes they may have been a victim can contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-5273 or via email at [email protected]
    Three people have been arrested on suspicion of beating a man to death last week in West Hollywood, a killing that sheriff’s detectives say was committed at a busy intersection and in front of a number of onlookers. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives on Monday arrested Neko Anthony Denson, 23; Natali Adrianna Gonzalez, 27; and Krissie Morales, 29. All three were booked on suspicion of murder, the Sheriff’s Department said. They have yet to be charged by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office, a spokesman said Tuesday. Just before 12:30 a.m. on Feb. 12, Luis Enrique Vega, 49, was beaten to death near the intersection of La Cienega Boulevard and Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, the Sheriff’s Department said. The agency previously said deputies from the West Hollywood sheriff’s station were called to the intersection for a report of a fight. Before they arrived, someone flagged down officers from the Los Angeles Police Department and alerted them to a person lying in the crosswalk on the northwest corner of the intersection. Vega, a resident of Long Beach, was...
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A 49-year-old man was beaten to death early Friday outside a West Hollywood bar and restaurant where he and two suspects had been patrons, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. A fight was reported at 12:27 a.m. at Melrose Avenue and La Cienega Boulevard but before deputies could get there Los Angeles police officers were flagged down and found the victim unresponsive in a crosswalk. Firefighters were unable to revived the victim and he was pronounced dead, a Sheriff's Department statement said. Investigators learned that the assailants were a man and woman who fled on foot. Before the assault, the victim had been at a nearby rooftop bar and restaurant with friends, the statement said. The two suspects were also at the restaurant but investigators did not know if an incident occurred there that led to the assault. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: California, Associated Press
    WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) – Authorities believe a man who was found dead on a West Hollywood street early Friday morning was likely the victim of a violent assault. Feb. 12, 2021. (CBSLA) At around 12:30 a.m. Friday, Los Angeles police officers who were on patrol in the area were flagged down to the victim in the 8500 block of Melrose Avenue. The victim, a man in his 50s, died at the scene, according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. He was not identified. At the same time that LAPD officers had discovered the victim, L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies had also been called to a fight near a bar at the corner of La Cienega Boulevard and Melrose Avenue. Deputies learned that some patrons from the bar had gotten into a fight outside the bar that may have involved the victim. It appears the victim may have been repeatedly stomped or kicked in the head, a sheriff’s department spokesperson said. No arrests have been made. The suspects were only described as a Hispanic woman and a Black man. Sheriff’s detectives are...
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (CNS) -- Authorities are seeking public help to find a man who sexually assaulted a woman in her West Hollywood home.The crime occurred on Jan. 21 in the 8400 block of Fountain Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported.According to the department, the man entered the 28-year old woman's home through her patio sliding door."The suspect grabbed the victim by the neck and shoulders and forced her onto the living room couch,'' a sheriff's department statement said. "The suspect undressed the victim and sexually assaulted her. The victim was able to fight the suspect off by striking him, resulting in the victim breaking free.''The man fled on a black "crossover/hybrid type bike'' with medium-sized tires, the department reported.The suspect was described as white or Hispanic, in his early 30s, 5-feet-7 inches to 5-feet-11 inches tall, with short black hair and brown eyes. He may have had a tattoo on his right arm.Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the sheriff's Special Victims Bureau tipline at 877-710-5273, or send an email to [email protected]
    Six people were arrested in West Hollywood on Friday night during a protest decrying the police killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky., with video posted on social media showing a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy beating a person with a riot shield while the individual was pinned to the ground. Other sheriff’s deputies appeared to fire so-called less-lethal munitions toward protesters. The sheriff’s department said in a statement that force was used during the arrests and an investigation was being conducted. A spokesman said he did not have information about what type of force was used but that the department was aware of the video. The crowd at one point numbered more than 100 people as the march headed toward the Grove, according to KTLA. Later in the evening, authorities declared an unlawful assembly and issued an order to disperse after several acts of vandalism took place, the sheriff’s department said in its statement. “After the order was given, two pickup trucks were seen driving recklessly on Sunset Boulevard with multiple subjects hanging out of the truck bed,”...
    WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Dozens of people participated in a “Dance for Black Lives” protest in West Hollywood on Saturday evening. “We’re out here to have fun, rekindle the passion that we’ve had for these past three months, protesting every day. We just want to fill each other up again so we can out there and protest and make a difference in the world,” said one of the participants. The protest took place near the West Hollywood Sheriff’s station at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard. Participants said they want to get the attention of Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, as others call for his resignation following several officer-involved shooting deaths within the department. There were dozens of armed deputies at the protest, but the group remained peaceful throughout the night.
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- L.A. County sheriff's deputies in West Hollywood will start to crack down on people who don't wear face coverings in public.Deputies in the city will issue citations for people without face coverings, with first-time offenders facing a $300 fine, according to the West Hollywood sheriff's station.Authorities made the announcement Wednesday evening."Beginning this month, we will start issuing Administrative Citations for people who are not conforming to the Order to wear a face cover/mask in public," a statement from the station said. "Our last option was to conduct enforcement by issuing an Administrative Citation, but the risk to Community health is too great." Update: The fine is $250 and a fee of $50 for a total of $300 for the first offense. pic.twitter.com/o6QE3fkucu— LASD West Hollywood (@WHDLASD) July 2, 2020WATCH: How to make your own face mask at homeEMBED More News VideosSouthern California resident Jennifer Ruvalcaba, known as Randomly Riley on Instagram, shows us how to make face masks at home. First-time offenders will be fined $250 and a $50 fee, for a total of $300.Gov....
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- L.A. County sheriff's deputies in West Hollywood will start to crack down on people who don't wear face coverings in public.Deputies in the city will issue citations for people without face coverings, with first-time offenders facing a $300 fine, according to the West Hollywood sheriff's station.Authorities made the announcement Wednesday evening.RELATED: Coronavirus California: Gov. Newsom issues statewide order to require face masks in high-risk settings"Beginning this month, we will start issuing Administrative Citations for people who are not conforming to the Order to wear a face cover/mask in public," a statement from the station said. "Our last option was to conduct enforcement by issuing an Administrative Citation, but the risk to Community health is too great." Update: The fine is $250 and a fee of $50 for a total of $300 for the first offense. pic.twitter.com/o6QE3fkucu— LASD West Hollywood (@WHDLASD) July 2, 2020WATCH: How to make your own face mask at homeEMBED More News VideosSouthern California resident Jennifer Ruvalcaba, known as Randomly Riley on Instagram, shows us how to make face masks at home. First-time offenders...
    The West Hollywood police station said Wednesday that it’s set to issue fines for those not in compliance with California’s recent compulsory mask ordinance. “Beginning this month, we will start issuing Administrative Citations for people who are not conforming to the Order to wear a face cover/mask in public,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) West Hollywood Station said in a statement on Twitter. Update: The fine is $250 and a fee of $50 for a total of $300 for the first offense. pic.twitter.com/o6QE3fkucu — LASD West Hollywood (@WHDLASD) July 2, 2020 A first offense fine in the West Hollywood area is $300. Subsequent fines reportedly reach $1,000 for a second offense, $2,000 for a third and up to $5,000 for the fourth violation, according to CBS Los Angeles. LASD West Hollywood has been “educating people about face covers/masks since the first Order,” another tweet said The fines come after Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s June 18 statewide face mask mandate. Residents of the Golden State “must wear face coverings” when undergoing “high-risk” activities, according to the recent...
    By STEFANIE DAZIO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in the Southern California city of West Hollywood will issue citations to people who are not wearing masks in public, ramping up enforcement of a rule that previously had been imposed largely without penalties. The West Hollywood station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department wrote in social media posts Wednesday night that the increased enforcement would begin this month. “Our last option was to conduct enforcement by issuing an Administrative Citation, but the risk to community health is too great,” the statement said. The non-criminal citations come with a fine of $250 for a first offense, as well as a $50 fee. The city of West Hollywood contracts with the sheriff's department for law enforcement. It was not immediately clear if deputies throughout the county would also begin issuing citations for being in public without a mask. Sheriff Alex Villanueva has previously said that the department seeks to have people comply with stay-at-home orders voluntarily. He said deputies would work to educate people who are trespassing in areas...
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