STUDIO CITY—On Wednesday, October 25, the Los Angeles Police Department’s North Hollywood Area detectives announced they arrested Daniel Garcia for Stalking and making Criminal Threats.
The LAPD reported around 5 a.m., the victims, identified as being of Jewish descent, were at home and asleep at their home in the 3000 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard. They were awakened by the suspect, later identified as Garcia, described as a Hispanic male, wearing only underwear attempting to kick in their rear door. He was heard yelling, “Free Palestine,” and “Kill Jews, kill Jews.”
One of the victims concerned that Garcia was about to enter the property pushed him away from the door. The suspect continued to yell and threaten to kill the victims. Patrol officers responded, and Garcia was taken into police custody.
Detectives conducted further investigation into the incident and discovered that Garcia who was possibly suffering from mental illness, acted alone and his actions appeared motivated by the victims’ religious beliefs. In addition, it appeared the suspect may have prior contacts with the victims.
He was subsequently booked at Van Nuys Jail for 646.9 PC (Stalking), and 422 PC (Criminal Threats) with a Hate Crime enhancement. His bail is currently set at $225,000. Booking Number 6700064.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact North Hollywood Detectives at 818-754-8301. During non-business hours, or on weekends, contact 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu.
STUDIO CITY—The Log Angeles Police Department announced on September 20 that three suspects were arrested in connection to residential burglaries that transpired in the region. The LAPD reported North Hollywood Division Burglary Detectives on September 15 were informed about 3 residential burglaries in Studio City.
Surveillance footage captured three masked suspects smashing rear glass sliders and entering the residences. Once inside, the suspects ransacked the homes and removed property, jewelry, and handbags. The suspects exited the locations with the property and fled in a black 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio with a stolen license plate.
Officers responded and conducted the initial burglary investigation and discovered one of the suspects took a designer handbag containing a concealed tracking device. A victim from one of the burglaries tracked their property to the community of Mar Vista and drove to the location and observed a burglary in progress and contacted 911 while the suspects were fleeing.
The officers tracked the device to an apartment complex in Inglewood. With the assistance of the LAPD’s Air Support Division, a tactical flight officer observed suspects attempting to pry open a safe that was taken in the Mar Vista burglary. Authorities contained the suspects within a perimeter and all three were arrested. Officers located the victim’s stolen property, as well as three firearms, that were taken during additional residential burglaries in the San Fernando Valley Area.
The Los Angeles District Attorney filed burglary charges on all three suspects who are believed to be members of a burglary crew that are responsible for approximately 20 residential burglaries in West Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley. Taken into custody were: Vernon Harvey, 22, of Los Angeles; Qwaee Wright, 18, of Los Angeles and Bobby Bolton, 21, of Los Angeles.
The LAPD is still investigating the case. Any additional details can be referred to Los Angeles Police Department, North Hollywood Burglary Detectives Timothy Kirkpatrick and Gus Ramirez at (818) 754-8377. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.
STUDIO CITY— The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a $50,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest of three suspects responsible for robbing a mail carrier at gunpoint, which occurred on Tuesday, July 11. Suspects were later caught on surveillance footage entering into a Studio City apartment complex with a key and ransacking tenants’ mailboxes.
At around 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday, near 5522 Vineland Avenue, one suspect – described as a Black male, approximately five foot, eleven inches to six feet tall, 25 to 35-years-old, wearing all black clothing and black sneakers and armed with a black semi-automatic handgun – followed a USPS mail carrier into a business, brandished his gun and stole the carrier’s master keys, Officer Madison told Canyon News.
The suspect then fled the scene with two other suspects – one described wearing a white face mask, grey hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and white sneakers and the second was the driver of the vehicle who’s description is unknown at this time – in a black BMW SUV heading northbound on Vineland Avenue.
Later on that day, a Studio City apartment complex at 12946 Valleyheart Drive was broken into twice and robbed of its mail. Surveillance footage shows a suspect – wearing a black hoodie and white sneakers – entering the apartment complex with a key around 10 p.m, and robbing mail from tenants boxes. Several hours later, at around 3 a.m., the man can be seen returning with a second suspect to steal more mail.
The U.S. Postal Service will be replacing the locks on the community’s mailboxes and until then residents will be inconvenienced to pick up their mail directly from local post offices, ABC 7 reported.
It has not been confirmed if the two incidents, the robbery and the apartment burglarizing, are connected.
If you have any information about this incident, please contact the: U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455 (say “Law Enforcement”), reference Case No. 4074202. All information will be kept strictly confidential.
STUDIO CITY—On Wednesday, June 14, a man stole a copper pipe from a Studio City apartment complex causing major flooding. The thief departed from the scene on a bike around 3:30 a.m. Fire department officials was called to shut off the water shortly after the suspect left the scene.
Footage obtained by the apartments surveillance cameras shows the suspect in a black medical face mask and a hoodie. He is shown prying at the fixture exposing his hands which appear to have distinctive tattoos.
Copper can be found in plumbing materials as well as electrical wires.
Local recycling centers will pay anywhere from $1 to $3.60 per pound for the metal.
The penalties for a violation of PC 487j which is grand theft of copper materials can be similar to those used for a basic grand theft charge. Individuals should only be charged with grand theft of copper materials if they steal, carry away, or take more than $950 worth of these materials. These items include copper cables, wires, piping, or tubing.
An arrest has not been made and police are still looking for the suspect.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact LAPD at 818-754-8300.
STUDIO CITY— Authorities are searching for a male hit-and-run suspect, who crashed a white Alfa Romeo Stelvio into Akira Sushi at 11830 Ventura Boulevard on Monday, May 22.
At 1:35 p.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene to find the vehicle inside the restaurant without the driver – described as a Black male wearing gray sweatpants, gray and white sneakers, a blue long-sleeve shirt and an ankle monitor – who reportedly fled on foot with a dog following the accident. Urban Search and Rescue specialists assisted with the removal of the car from the business, LAFD indicated.
The white vehicle was reportedly heading eastbound on Ventura Boulevard before veering off the road, crashing into two vehicles – a white, delivery truck en route and a parked silver BMW – an electrical box, then coming to a complete stop in Akira.
The suspect proceeded to flee the scene on foot with a dog that was in the car. He reportedly grabbed a woman on the street to ask for her phone to “call his wife,” a witness told KCAL 9 news. She declined and the suspect proceeded to get into a cab and was not seen again.
“He must have been going at least 80 to 100 miles per hour,” Matthew, a manager of a neighboring business, told Canyon News. “It wasn’t determined to be a stolen car, but the driver was not the owner,” Matthew continued.
Akira, which has only been open for two months, is closed for business on Mondays. A chef was in the back prepping for service on Tuesday when the crash occurred. No injuries were reported, LAFD reported.
The business sustained major damage and is now boarded up while it undergoes renovations. It is set to reopen in the first week of June, according to its Yelp page.
Police are reportedly going to use the ankle monitor to help track down the suspect.
Anyone with additional information about the suspect is asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department North Hollywood station at (818) 754 -8300.
SANTA MONICA/STUDIO CITY—Lt. Erika Aklufi of the Santa Monica Police Department indicated in an email to Canyon News that authorities discovered human remains in the courtyard of an abandoned property in the 2900 block of Santa Monica Boulevard.
The Los Angeles County Coroner took possession of the remains and are currently working to determine the cause of death. On Saturday, May 6, the coroner positively identified the remains as those of Beau Mann, who was born on February 1, 1982.
Mann was last seen on November 30, 2021 leaving a 7-Eleven around 2 p.m. Mann sent a text to 911 before his disappearance. He was reported missing to the Los Angeles Police Department on December 4, 2021. The LAPD reported he was last seen on Berkeley Street and Santa Monica Boulevard. Less than 10 minutes later, a text was sent to 911 from Mann’s cellphone, indicating that he needed help and was in an Uber. Mann gave no further details as to why he needed help.
According to Mann’s fiancé, Jason Abate, Uber records show that Mann was dropped off at the 7-Eleven at around 2:05 p.m. It then shows that he was dropped off at Berkeley Street in Santa Monica, California at 2:35 p.m. “Nobody heard from him again, and he hasn’t been heard from since,” Abate said in a Facebook live video.
He last spoke with family on November 28, 2021. His family alerted authorities at the time that Beau was struggling with mental health issues and they were concerned about his safety. Beau was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, dark sweatshirt, dark pants, and black shoes. He was carrying a large backpack.
Police reached out to him twice and got no response, Amy Mann, Beau’s mother, told the Telegram.
Abate runs the HelpFindBeauMann Facebook page and frequently does Facebook and Instagram Live’s to raise awareness about his fiancé’s disappearance. “The thing that saddens me the most is that we really don’t have any tips,” Abate said on a Facebook live on April 11, 2022.
“We’ve done everything you can possibly think of and more. You have no idea how much we actually have done as far as trying to figure out where Beau is or went. Yes we have gone through his accounts, yes we have pulled his credit report numerous times,” Abate said.
Mann is the founder of Sober Grid, an app designed to provide people suffering with substance abuse, with “easy access to private support at any time and at any stage of the recovery journey,” the app’s website states. The goal of the app is to help users “maintain their path to sobriety.”
When he was younger, Mann suffered from substance abuse issues and wanted to create a support system for people to stay clean and sober, Abate told Dateline.
Sandra H. Eggers, who was a close friend of Beau released the following statement on Facebook:
“Unfortunately Beau has been found dead. Jason is devastated and is not up to posting. Pls send him your love and support. It seems his body was found in yard at last address he was dropped off at by Uber driver. At the current moment, there are no further details. We will be investigating and keep you posted. Rest In Peace Beau. Your smile will always light us up. So many fond memories. You are missed and will always be remembered.”
Beau’s aunt, Rhonda Mann posted on Facebook:
“This is a very hard time for all of us. As Beau’s aunt, I wanted to send this statement from the family:
‘We were notified by the Santa Monica, California police this weekend that Beau’s remains were found in a grassy area about a mile from where an Uber dropped him off on November 30, 2021. His identity was confirmed through dental records. At this point, we have no further details on what led to his death.
We want to thank all of those who helped us search for him and who prayed for Beau’s safe return over the past year and a half. Beau was a beautiful soul who spent the better part of his life helping others. We miss his infectious smile and positive attitude every day. We know his spirit will live on through his company and passion, Sober Grid, as it continues to help those struggling with the grip of addiction.’”
Anyone with any details pertaining to this incident or person(s) involved is asked to contact SMPD Detective Ismael Tavera at 310-458-2256, Ismael.email@example.com, or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427.
STUDIO CITY—The Angeles County District Attorney announced on Monday, April 24 that a man has been charged for falsely claiming to be a licensed doctor and practicing medicine on thousands of individuals, offering treatment for serious medical conditions including cancer.
“Practicing medicine without a license is not only a criminal activity in California, it can cause irreparable harm to the health of unsuspecting people, some with serious illnesses, who believe they are under the care of a licensed physician,” District Attorney George Gascón.
Stephan Gevorkian, 44, of Studio City is facing five felony counts of practicing medicine without a certification in case BA514156. His preliminary hearing setting was scheduled for May 24 in Department 36 of Foltz Criminal Justice Center. The case was filed for warrant on April 19 and he was arraigned in court on April 21.
On November 17, 2022, an undercover investigator received consulting from Gevorkian, who owns and operates Pathways Medical in North Hollywood. The business conducts blood tests on patients, advises them on treatments and offers treatment for serious conditions including cancer and viral infections. During the consultation, Gevorkian allegedly failed to accurately address abnormal levels of a hormone that could indicate a serious medical condition. He is accused of practicing medicine without a license on thousands of individuals for several years. The Pathways Medical website currently notes it is “under construction” and notes “This page is undergoing maintenance and will be back soon.”
The case is being investigated by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Division of Investigation and prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Consumer Protection Division.
Anyone who thinks they may have been a victim of Stephan Gevorkian is asked to call the Consumer Protection hotline at (213) 257-2465.
STUDIO CITY—A dog named Nova was transported to a 24-hour veterinarian after ingesting drugs at Woodbridge Park located at 11249 Moorpark Road in Studio City. The pet’s owner, Andrew Epstein noticed the dog wasn’t okay after their daily jaunt.
Epstein told reporters, “She was out of it. Her eyes were dark,” and Nova was not up and around like usual.
The dog had to stay overnight at the clinic where THC and cocaine were found in Nova’s bloodstream. She accidentally ingested the discarded drugs.
Epstein mentioned that Studio City does have an ever-growing homeless population along the 101 Freeway, not far from Woodbridge Park. It is not clear who left the drugs at the establishment.
The Woodbridge Park website indicates areas of the park are under renovation, and that it is family and pet friendly. There is a playground, picnic area, and children’s sporting events held at the park.
STUDIO CITY—The Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Detectives are investigating a fatal hit-and-run that occurred on Thursday, April 6 at 8:30 p.m. on Laurel Canyon at Keswick Street in Los Angeles, CA, 91605.
They are seeking the public’s help to identify the driver of the vehicle (shown above). The truck is described as a two-tone blue older model pickup truck that is either manufactured by Nissan or Toyota. The driver pulled into an unspecified nearby parking lot nearby following. The incident caused damage to the front of the vehicle.
“[The] pickup truck was traveling southbound Laurel Canyon at Keswick Street when it ran the red light and hit a pedestrian who was walking inside a marked crosswalk. The pedestrian was pushing a small cart and got stuck on the truck causing the pedestrian to travel southbound colliding with the roadway. The driver of the truck continued traveling southbound on Laurel Canyon towards Saticoy Street without stopping to render aid to the pedestrian who was left on the roadway. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian in grave condition to a local hospital where she died,” the LAPD stated on their website.
The victim is described as a 55 year-old Hispanic female. Under the Hit-And-Run Reward Program Trust Fund, a reward of up to $50,000 is available to those who provide information that lead to the “offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detective Davis, Serial No. 38353 at (818) 644-8032 or (818) 644-8000. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).
Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.
BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills indicated in a press release that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) will issue a new Health Officer Order that requires customers to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination prior to entering indoor bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs and lounges.
Under the modified Order, employees and customers are required to have at least one vaccine dose by October 7 and both doses by November 4.
The New Health Officer Order will require workers and attendees at outdoor mega events (consisting of crowds over 10,000 people) to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before working or attending the event.
Attendees at indoor mega events are already required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test prior to entry. These requirements will also apply to theme parks within the county.
While not required, LACDPH also recommends vaccine verification at indoor portions of restaurants to reduce transmission risk.
This announcement impacts businesses in the City of Beverly Hills. When available, theupdated Health Officer Order can be viewed at beverlyhills.org/coronavirus.
To find the nearest vaccination site, visit VaccinateLACounty.com or beverlyhills.org/covidvaccine. For questions about business impacts from the new Health Office Order, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To stay updated on the latest COVID-19 news, visit beverlyhills.org/coronavirus or call the City’s COVID-19 Hotline Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. at 310-550-4680.
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