*UPDATE* #LASD has #LOCATED #Missing Jubaline Herrera safe today #Palmdale #LosAngeles #MissingMonday Thank you to the public, the media, Aero Bureau, and deputy personnel for their tireless efforts in the search for Jubaline.
#CrimeTimeTuesday #LASD Investigates Murder of an Infant, Mother Sentenced to 15 Years to Life On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 24 year-old Calixta Landa was sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison for killing her 19 day-old son, Sebastian L. Deputy District Attorney Colby Cano of the Family Violence Division, Complex Child Abuse Section, prosecuted the case. Suspect Landa pled no contest to one count of second-degree murder. On Thursday, July 14, 2016, family members took baby Sebastian to a local hospital. Hospital officials contacted LASD Century Station. Deputies from the station and Special Victims Bureau detectives responded to conduct a child abuse investigation. In the course of the investigation the mother, Calixta Landa, admitted to abusing Sebastian, causing blunt force trauma to his brain. Two days later, baby Sebastian passed away, and his mother was arrested. http://da.lacounty.gov/media/news/mother-sentenced-murdering-infant-son
Tragic News from @ChpRiverside - A #CHP Officer has been killed. Please join us in sparing a moment & a prayer in support for our #CHP partners. We are all devastated and grieve alongside them.
#MissingMonday #LASD Needs Your Help Locating Missing Person Jubaline Herrera, Missing Since July 24, 2019 #Palmdale #LosAngeles Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit Investigators are asking for the public’s help locating Jubaline Alexia Herrera who lives in Palmdale. She contacted her family Wednesday, July 24, 2019, saying she was in Los Angeles and would be home the following day. Jubaline is a female Hispanic 19 years-old, 5'4” tall, 140lbs, brown hair, brown eyes and a heart tattoo on her left arm. She was last seen wearing a black tank top, blue jeans and sandals. Her loved ones are very worried and asking for your help locating her. Anyone with information about this missing person is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Missing Person Unit at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS(8477), or by using your smart phone and downloading the “P3” Tips Mobile App on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
Today is #NationalSonsAndDaughtersDay! Celebrate with your kids before school starts. Below are two Deputies pictured with their amazing kids. Pic #1 #LASD Deputy selected as the American Legion, Department of California Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for Valor, and his #1 fan, his daughter. Pic# 2 #LASD Sergeant who has over 30 years on, at badge pinning ceremony with his son, who is also third generation “crime crusher” to join our Department from their family. Do you have a mini-me or son/daughter who is following your career path ?
Palmdale Sheriff's Station detectives need your assistance in identifying this suspect. The suspect is responsible for taking photographs underneath the victims skirt while waiting for the train in Palmdale. Anyone who can identify this suspect or has additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Palmdale Station's Detective Nisenoff at 661-272-2465. Please remember you can also submit anonymous tips to crimestoppers.com or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS.
Longtime Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau Detective Norris Stensland was the 1st to use new forensic methods, including fingerprint examination and crime scene photography in the #1920s. An impression of the friction ridge skin of the fingers or palms of the hands transferred to another surface is called a latent print. Collecting latent prints to identify them is the basis for one of the earliest forms of scientific criminal investigation. Because of the vast numbers of crimes scenes where this tool can be used, it is considered the most powerful scientific crime solving tool in existence. Before chemicals were introduced, powders were used in the field to process latent prints. Throughout the years, various technologies have been developed to enhance the detection, development and recovery of latent fingerprints. #LASD crime lab is now using an advanced digital capturing system assisting technicians in documenting prints that cannot be lifted in the traditional sense, like those developed with infrared powder. Forensic science plays a vital role in the modern criminal justice system. Advances in forensics have given us an unprecedented ability to solve cases. Former Homicide Bureau Captain Bergner expressed the appreciation to the staff assigned to Scientific Service Bureau, “They are the ones that process evidence and testify in court—providing the backbone to the criminal convictions on some of the most heinous crimes committed in the county….We truly look at the crime lab personnel as our partners in each and every case we investigate—we couldn’t do it without them.” ***photos provided by SSB*****
#CrimeTimeTuesday #LASD Assists #WestCovinaPD Investigate Robbery Spree, Ends in Sentence, 25 Years to Life
#LASD Needs Help Locating At-Risk #Missing Person Kyle James Ruiz 18y/o, 6'0"/280lbs, short bro hair, bro eyes, beard & bipolar disorder. He was last seen in #CulverCity 7/23/19. Lives in #Palmdale #AV411 Call 323-890-5500 or Anonymously 800-222-8477
As you spend time with family, fire up the grill to barbeque, and watch the spectacle of fireworks burst in the air, remember the true importance of this landmark event in our American history. The day our founding fathers declared independence from Great Britain. Play the patriotic music and be proud! @LASDHQ wants everyone to celebrate the #4thofJuly safely and responsibly.
#CrimeTimeTuesday #LASD Special Victims Bureau Suspect Sentenced for Three Sexual Assaults, Los Angeles...
#MissingMonday #LASD Needs Help Locating #Missing Person Joshua Jang, 23y/o, 5’7”, 180lbs, missing since May 31, 2019 #HaciendaHeights. Call with ANONYMOUS TIPS 800-222-8477 or Investigators at 323-890-5500.
#BearGoesEverywhere traveled to Pasadena Superior Court to visit their sworn members. Pasadena Court is 1 of 16 courts managed by our Court Services East Division. Pasadena Court has a vast great history with our Department. For one, it is Headquarters to the security for the famous Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. Many Sworn Personnel come into Pasadena Court to check-in, get their assignment and go take part of this yearly event. Our sworn personnel are actively involved in many charity events; they have donated toys and foods for different locations, such as March of Dimes, 999 for Kids and Ronald McDonald House. The personnel have also been involved in courthouse activities, such as bring-your- kid-to-work-day, showing them how a courtroom works, and our many duties as a court Deputy. Pasadena Superior Court, has a great group of personnel. You see it the moment you walk into Pasadena. From the Security Staff to the Captain, it truly is an incredible professional family environment. For fun, they play competitive games of basketball inside the parking lot. It’s an inter-league 3-on-3 competition between sworn staff. So far, the court Bonus Deputy and his teammates hold the lead in their league. Pasadena Superior Court has 31 sworn personnel plus 2 armed LASD security officers, 5 security assistants, and 17 bench officers (13 Judges, 4 Commissioners). There are 17 courtrooms - 1 traffic court, 1 unlawful detainer court, 1 small claims court, 2 family law court, 2 civil courts, 8 felony criminal courts, and 2 misdemeanor criminal courts; and a daily average of 40-50 inmates coming through this courthouse alone. Pasadena is a full service court house which arraignments, preliminary hearings and holds trials. The LASD levy crew office performs levies and evictions. Also housed in the courthouse is the District Attorney’s office, public defenders, city attorneys, an adult probation office, a self-help center, etc. The original courthouse (Municipal side) was built in the 1930’s and the Superior Courthouse was built in 1970. Until next time, everyone stay safe and look out for the Bear in your city. #LASD
#FraudFriday- Healthcare Scam Every year many of us shop around for the best health care insurance; however, some healthcare scams prey on the unsuspecting. These criminals pose as representatives from a healthcare company to persuade victims to provide personal information related to Medicare or Medicaid accounts for identity theft. Once the criminals obtain personal information, they use it to submit fraudulent medical charges. How the Scam Works: • The scam starts with an email, text message, or phone call that appears to be from a government agency requesting to update account information in order to send a new medical card. • They will ask for your account number in exchange for free equipment or services. • You may receive threatening robocalls purporting to be from HealthCare.gov or the Health Insurance Marketplace to verify personal information that may result in a fine or penalty. • You’re told you must buy health insurance or face a fine. Sure enough, you’re soon asked to provide personal information. Tips to Spot This Scam: • Research to find out the authenticity of a healthcare call or email. • Con artists use official names or hide their area codes to make you trust them. Don't fall for it. • Don’t release personal information to a person who contacted you unsolicited, whether it’s over the phone, by email, or on social media. Information may include banking and credit card information, your birthdate, Social Security or Social Insurance number, and, of course, your health insurance number. Don’t’ make your heart (or your bank account) skip a beat and avoid the latest healthcare scam. Spread the word and tell your friends or family members who may not follow social media.
#LASD provides tips to help prevent burglaries Alarms • Find out about Alarm systems and what is most appropriate for your home. • The basic of an alarm device is to deter an intruder from entering your home or to alert law enforcement of an illegal entry and assist in the rapid apprehension of the suspect. • If you are away from home a lot, it may be worth the cost. Lighting • At night, properly placed lighting will deter burglars. More light usually means less crime. Doors • Keep all doors locked including the garage. • Install easy-to-use deadbolt locks. • Don’t attach an ID tag to your key ring. • Install new locks if you move to a new home or lose your key. • All exterior doors should be constructed of steel or aluminum alloy or solid-core hardwood. • Glass doors should have burglar resistant glass. • Double doors should be particularly well secured. • The frame of the door must be as strong as the door. Windows • Lock windows. • Draw the curtains and blinds at night. • Sliding glass windows and single or double hung windows should have locking pins, bolts, locks or latches installed to prevent opening from the building’s exterior. • First floor windows should be protected with burglar resistant glass. • Mylar window coverings are inexpensive deterrents. In addition: • Skylights, ventilation openings, air conditioning/heating ducts and crawl spaces are all potential entry points for burglars. Permanently secure these openings by installing metal grilles or grates. If these openings cannot be permanently secured be sure they are protected with an alarm system. • Install and use a peephole. • Never open the door to strangers or let them know you are alone. Ask service people for an ID before you open the door. Remember, chain locks can be forced open. • Protect valuables. Keep money and securities in a bank. • Have you Social Security or pension check deposited directly into your account. • Mark all valuables with an ID number and your state’s abbreviation. Let’s stay alert and vigilant as we continue to strive to reduce crime in our community.
#WantedWednesday DO YOU KNOW WHERE NOAH IS? #LASD Needs Your Help Locating Attempted Murder Suspect Noah Becerra, #CanyonCountry #AV411 . Call ANONYMOUSLY 800-222-8477 or 323-890-5500.
Yesterday #LASD attended the 2019 #PinkPatchProject kick-off. We are joining with LA County Police Chiefs Association and 412 official law enforcement agencies to raise awareness and funds for #BreastCancer. Get your #LASD pink patch at http://lasdpinkpatchproject.com
#LASD SVB Seeking Additional Victims of Child Molestation by Former La Puente/Rowland Heights Teacher Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau is investigating a former teacher from Rorimer Elementary School in La Puente, for lewd acts on a child under 14 years-old, in 2010. The most recent female victim reported an incident to Industry Sheriff Station on April 7, 2019. Investigators have learned that Industry Station deputies responded to Rorimer Elementary School on the 18700 block of Rorimer Street in La Puente on April 7, 2019. The female victim, currently 16 years-old, told deputies she was the victim of child molestation at that school by her first grade teacher, Jose Martinez, in 2010. The case is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau. On May 2, 2019, Jose Martinez was additionally charged with two felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 years of age. He is currently being held in Los Angeles County jail awaiting court on July 8, 2019, at Pomona Superior Court, for the new charges. Suspect Jose Martinez, male Hispanic 55 years-old, and former resident of Rowland Heights, was previously convicted of lewd acts on a child under 14 years-old in 2018. He is currently serving prison time for that conviction; there were several female victims in the previous case. All the victims were students at Rowland Elementary School on the 2000 block of Fullerton Rd in Rowland Heights, from 2015-2018. That case was also investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau. Special Victims Bureau believes there may be additional victims of Suspect Jose Martinez. If you believe you are an additional victim, or have information regarding this case, please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau, toll free tip line at (877) 710-5273 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to remain anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), using your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP” on Google play or the App Store, or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
#MissingMonday #LASD Needs Help Locating #Missing Person Dhan Fabros, 31y/o, 5’7”, 165lbs, missing since April 15, 2017. #LosAngeles #OrangeCounty Call with ANONYMOUS TIPS 800-222-8477 or Investigators at 323-890-5500.
Our Sheriff @lacosheriff visited Industry Station to connect with the men and woman that keep our communities safe and also in remembrance of our beloved Deputy Michael Arruda who passed away 15 years ago today.
Green Belt Challenge Annual Youth Boxing event sponsored by the World Boxing Conference in cooperation with LASD Youth Services Unit of the Community Partnerships Bureau, is a three day event showcasing 180 bouts for amateur youth boxers from all over including international participants. Sheriff Alex Villanueva was given a plaque for supporting the #greenbeltchallenge Special guests appearance from Sugar Shane Mosley and many others.
On Thursday, June 13, 2019, Kidsave hosted the “Kidsave Miracle Gala,” a night of elegance that took place in the city of Beverly Hills. Among the guests was Sheriff Alex Villanueva, County of Los Angeles. The Kidsave Miracle Gala was an opportunity for everyone to share Kidsave’s mission to create change, so all children grow up in families and connect with caring adults. One of their goals is to increase placement by shining a light on older kids in foster care. Sheriff Villanueva was honored as a “Champion for Kids” and recognized for his excellent work and efforts throughout his years as a deputy sheriff, and the dedication to help improve the lives of youth in the communities he patrolled. He discussed the importance of finding kids homes so they can be successful in their path of life. He also applauded the work the organization does for the children, and expressed the will to work with the organization to show the kids career potentials. Sheriff Villanueva thanked the members of Kidsave and all of the attendees for being recognized and honored during this wonderful fundraising event. Kidsave is a nonprofit organization. For more information, visit them on Facebook at @KidsaveInternational, Twitter @Kidsave_Intl or visit https://www.kidsave.org/
#LASD Chief Bruce D. Chase presided over Custody Assistant Class 100 Graduating Custody Assistant Class 100 was presided over by LASD Chief Bruce D. Chase, Friday, June 14, 2019, at the S.T.A.R. Center, Whitter. He was joined by LASD Commander Chris E. Marks and Commander Donald Mauk, Long Beach Police Department, in presenting diplomas to the 39 graduates. The recruits completed the eight week long academy at S.T.A.R. Center, Whitter. Of the 39 recruits, there were 29 males and 10 females; 37 were Los Angeles County Custody Assistants and 2 from Long Beach Police Department. Class 100 is a culturally diverse group with 9 recruits born outside the United States, and 25 able to speak a language other than English (Cantonese, Spanish, Bengali, Hindi, Arabic), 2 have Armed Services experience (Army), 9 have lived abroad (Ghana, Nigeria, Honduras, Mexico, Syria), 5 have a Bachelor’s degree or higher (Engineering, Criminology, Liberal Studies, Business Admin, Criminal Justice, Criminal Psychology), and 13 have family members in Law Enforcement (LASD, Montebello PD, LAPD, ICE, Irwindale PD, San Marino PD, Anaheim PD, California Highway Patrol), Los Angeles County LASD Chief Bruce D. Chase, was the keynote speaker and delivered inspirational remarks to the graduates and their guests. In a special segment of the ceremony, Custody Assistant Margarita Duarte of Long Beach Police Department, was named the Honor Recruit and Academic Recruit. This award is given to the recruit who achieves the highest numerical average based upon leadership qualities, academics, and physical performance throughout the training period. Congratulations, Custody Assistant Academy Class 100, and thank you for the fine qualities you bring to our department!
#Fraud Friday - Father’s Day is just around the corner and you may searching for that perfect gift to give that special man in your life. Unfortunately, there are criminals wanting to take advantage of this National holiday. When looking to purchase a gift, be wary of deeply discounted deals offered via email or online stores. Things to look for: • An overflow of emails promoting the “Perfect Gift for Father’s Day” that may include liquor, cigars and other popular items for dad. • Once the buyer decides to purchase an item from what they think is a reputable company, they may give personal information and a credit card number to buy the gift. The thieves will then use the stolen information for their own spending spree and the gift is never sent to the consumer. Tips to avoid being a victim: • Don’t be lured by bogus coupon codes that promise huge discounts. • Don’t click on the URL contained in the spam message that will redirect consumers to a website with the fake offer. • If the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. May sure you do your research before you buy! #LASD
Attention hikers who hike with their pets! We have responded to three canine rescues in the past month or so, with two of the four legged victims perishing. Pets can die very quickly while hiking in the heat, so please take this advice from K9 “Viper” of #MalibuSAR: Keep us trim and fit. If your dog is older or out of shape, leave the dog home. Bring tons of extra water. Most of the people we encounter have insufficient fluids for themselves, let alone their dogs. Hike with us only in the early morning or evening hours if temps are cooler. We dehydrate very fast and can succumb to heat stroke within minutes. Since we can’t talk, you won’t know until it’s too late. We don’t have to be hiking long before things go bad. Take frequent breaks in the shade to rest and hydrate us. Watch us for signs of heat stroke: excessive panting, curled tongue at the end, drooling, a dazed look, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, bright red eyes/gums, refusal to walk further, collapse, or shaking. Check our paw pads during the hike. We tend to get burned pads, thorns, pebbles and other painful obstructions. Don’t hike with us mid-day. Don’t hike in areas with foxtails, goatheads or stickers. Don’t take out short snouted dogs in the heat. Don’t ever leave us in a car. It becomes an oven. Call 911 immediately when you see that we aren’t feeling well. If you are close to a trailhead, carry the dog out. Actively cool them with wet towels and fanning and get them water to drink and into an air conditioned vehicle. Delays result in death so quickly. We know you love us but it’s best to leave us home when you hike in temps over 75 degrees or on high humidity days. #VipersAdvice #canine #K9 #caninerescue #k9rescue #k9searchandrescue #caninesearchunit Los Angeles County Sheriff's DepartmentLost Hills Sheriff's Station
#LASD Emergency Operations Bureau provides a variety of specialized services throughout @CountyofLA Including strategic planning for emergencies, coordinating out-of-county Search and Rescue Team requests and responding to strike scenes to render services as needed. They are continuously training. Today, Incident Management Teams trained for a natural disaster emergency response. #ThursdayThoughts
#ThrowbackThursday 1970’s: #LASD ‘s Bureau of Identification started collecting and filing fingerprints in 1915, 10 years ahead of the FBI. Today’s digital fingerprinting technology century enabled transmitting booking/criminal record check in seconds.
#MissingMonday Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit Investigators are asking for the public’s help locating Dilbert “Deno” Dennis Baker. He was last seen Friday, January 4, 2019, at approximately 2:00 p.m., on the 1300 block of 109th Street in Los Angeles. Mr. Baker is a male Black 36 years-old, 5'7” tall, 140lbs, long brown dreadlocks, brown eyes, and a beard. His loved ones are very worried and asking for your help locating him. Anyone with information about this missing person is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Missing Person Unit at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS(8477), or by using your smart phone and downloading the “P3” Tips Mobile App on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
Unfolding in @CityofAuburnAL #Alabama, a police officer has lost their life at the hands of a suspect. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to family, friends and partners who must somehow carry on in the aftermath of such a horrific event.
It was a wonderful Event #Ramadan with the Muslim Community in the Annual Interfaith #Iftar. A special thank you from @lacosheriff and #lasd to the Community Members who assisted and Sponsored the Event.
#lasd Come down and meet your local Deputy and Firemen at the Cerritos Safety Expo. You can get information from the Red Cross, Volunteer Program, Neighborhood Watch and other programs available.
Enacted in 1949, and declared a national holiday in 1961, #ArmedForcesDay is a time to pay tribute to those who have served in the various branches of the military for their service to this great nation. We at @LASDHQ honor and appreciate your dedication to protection of our country. We are eternally grateful to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the security of our nation. And we salute those @LASDHQ members who have served, and continue to not only serve their country, but the @CountyofLA as well.
@lacosheriff I had a great meeting today with many city council members from the communities LASD provides law enforcement services, at the annual Contract Cities Seminar. We continue to work well together to ensure the safety for all who call Los Angeles County home.
@specialolympics - Law Enforcement Softball Tournament went without a hitch and the first #lasd teams played this morning. Pico, County Services and CRDF played very competitive. Let’s go Tan and Green !!
@specialolympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Softball Games are being hosted today. Members are signing up now. Games begin at 8am. Come support your Team.
#LASD #WantedWednesday $20K REWARD: You can make a difference! Murder Victim Karla Villa’s loved ones and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are asking you to please call with information that can help investigators find the suspect(s) responsible for taking a beautiful young girl’s life while she stood on the sidewalk talking to friends. The shooting of 15 year-old Karla happened Saturday night, January 6, 2018, on the 4500 block of North Heathdale Avenue, in an unincorporated area of Covina, known as the Charter Oak community. Information that you have could make a difference in case. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://www.lacrimestoppers.org/ For more information regarding this incident click on the link below: Homicide Detectives Announce $20K Reward for Information in Shooting Death of 15-Year-Old in Unincorporated Charter Oak Community https://bit.ly/2MtGt8R
In observance of #PeaceOfficersMemorialDay, we honor all peace officers across the United States who made the ultimate sacrifice, and laid down their lives while serving and protecting their communities. We also hold the families of those brave men and women in our hearts for the hardships they have faced after losing a loved one. We at @LASDHQ express our gratitude for the sacrifices made by these families.
#ThrowbackThursday #1913, #LASD formed 1st motor units 4 traffic enforcement. Today, duties also include dignitary escort, ceremonial duties & responding to calls 4 service. Thx for protecting us #Ridesafe #Motorcycles #HarleyDavidson Photo: @LASDMuseum
During Public Service Recognition Week, we like to honor the men and women of @LASDHQ and @CountyofLA who dedicate themselves to the service of county residents. Your dedication and sacrifice to serve the public and keep communities safe is recognized and appreciated. Thank you for your service. #PublicServiceRecognitionWeek
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has approximately 1,350 full time Custody Assistants, also known as Jailers or Correctional Officers. Custody Assistants are assigned to work at the jails, courts or one of local stations. Our Custody Assistants maintain order and security, while working alongside Deputies. Custody Assistant duties include searching, booking, photographing and fingerprinting inmates as well as maintaining inmate records. They are a vital part of securing our jails. On behalf of our Department, Thanks to all correctional officers! #NationalCorrectionalOfficersWeek
@lacosheriff Enjoyed meeting Zhang Ping, the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles and his distinguished associates. Joined by Undersheriff Timothy Murakami. We always strive to enhance the great relationship #LASD has with the community that we serve so proudly.