Recent Incidents Report, Message from Officer Acosta and Upcoming Event as of August 22, 2018

Happy Summer!  It has certainly been a warm one.  It is very tempting to have doors and windows open during this time, but please lock up before leaving home.  Most burglaries, theft from vehicles and stolen cars are due to unsecured homes or vehicles.  Don’t make it easy for the criminal.

Many residents use Next Door to distribute information, advertise garage sales and such.  Yes, it is good to see what goes on in the neighborhood, but posting on Next Door does not take the place of a police report. If a crime does occur,  the LAPD needs to know what is going on, that determines the assignments for patrol.  Every summer, there are 25-30 more officers patrolling Venice Beach, statistics have determined that need.

As many of you know, there was a shooting at the homeless encampment on Venice Blvd and the 405 fwy, last month.  Here is an August 1st news lease from LAPD. There is no further information.

Shooting near a Homeless Encampment NR18205mlVenice: The Los Angeles Police Department, Pacific Area detectives, are investigating a shooting that occurred at Venice Boulevard and Globe Avenue near a Homeless Encampment.

On Thursday July 26, 2018, at approximately 3:05 p.m., an older model Honda Accord traveling westbound on Venice Boulevard turned northbound on Globe Avenue and stopped.

The driver (Suspect-1), exited the Honda Accord and jogged toward the sidewalk where three male individuals were gathered near tents. Suspect-1 retrieved a handgun from his shorts pocket and fired multiple rounds at one of the three individuals. All three males scattered. The passenger, is seen exiting the Honda Accord, walked towards the tents, and is seen pointing to an individual taking cover behind a tent. Both Suspects then ran back toward the Honda Accord and drove away northbound Globe Avenue from Venice Boulevard.
The victim was transported to a local hospital and was listed in stable condition.

(Suspect-1) is described as a male, Hispanic, brown hair, standing at approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing approximately140 lbs., wearing a black hat, black t-shirt, and blue shorts.
(Suspect-2) is described a male, Hispanic, standing approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing approximately 240 lbs., wearing a red hat, black shirt, and blue jeans. It appears that the suspects knew the Victim and target him.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed these crimes are urged to contact Pacific Area Detective M. Campos at 310 482-6402, Detective L. Jurado at (310) 482-6369 or Detective C. Carias at, (310) 482-6372. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” and follow the prompts. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

Message from Senior Lead Officer, Adrian Acosta

Good Morning all!  I want to alert you all to some temporary changes that will be happening in the very near future.  I will be loaned to patrol beginning Sunday, September 2nd.  I’ll be working as a Field Training Officer assigned to Basic Car 25 so you’ll probably see me around the neighborhood.  However, I will not be able to respond to community meetings and or neighborhood watch functions, etc.  In my absence Ofcr Lamberto “Junior” Urrea will be covering the Senior Lead Officer duties.  He can be reached at or 424.339.5371.

As always I appreciate your continued support and I would ask that you support Ofcr Urrea when you see him in the neighborhood.

Thanks and I’ll be back before you know it!

Adrian D. Acosta, #37285
Pacific Area Senior Lead Officer
Los Angeles Police Department

Save the Date

LAPD Pacific Division Open House and Pancake Breakfast. Saturday, September 8th from 8 AM – 11AM, $5 per person. Meet your officers, take a tour of the station.

Please be aware of your surroundings, keep safe.