Studio City

“Reflector Vest Crew” Burglars Arrested By LAPD

July 10, 2024 ·

Photo courtesy of the LAPD.

STUDIO CITY/WEST HOLLYWOOD—On Tuesday, July 9, the Los Angeles Police Department North Hollywood Division burglary detectives along with the LASD Major Crimes Bureau and Burglary-Robbery Task Force, worked together to arrest burglary suspects coined the “Reflector Vest Crew” on June 27 and July 3.

The LAPD reported that the “Reflector Vest Crew” name was coined for using reflective clothing worn by construction workers as a ruse. The suspects would send one person wearing the clothing to knock on the victim’s residence to see if they were home without raising suspicion. If the residence appeared unoccupied, other suspects would emerge and enter through the rear. The “Reflector Vest Crew” sought out residences in wealthy enclaves of Los Angeles, including Studio City, West Los Angeles, and West Hollywood. Detectives have identified over 30 homes that were targeted by the crew during this investigation.

On multiple dates from March 2024 to June 2024, three suspects, later identified as Roderick Dennis, 39, of Los Angeles, Michael Mitchell, 21, of Ontario, and Munya Jones, 21, of Los Angeles, were identified in a string of residential burglaries focused on taking high-end purses, jewelry, watches, and cash. The defendants used multiple rented vehicles and sophisticated techniques to prevent detectives from uncovering their identities.

In recent weeks, investigators were able to locate sufficient evidence and submit the case to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office for filing after detectives caught the suspects during an in-progress burglary in Studio City on June 27. All three defendants were booked and charged with multiple counts of residential burglary.

On July 3, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Burglary-Robbery Task Force executed a search warrant in connection with the “Reflector Vest Crew” investigation. The search warrant resulted in the arrest of Ashely Ellison, 33, the girlfriend of defendant Roderick. The investigation revealed that Ellison was renting vehicles for Roderick, which he used to commit the burglaries.

It was also revealed that Ellison was storing stolen items at her home for Roderick. During the search warrant, North Hollywood Burglary detectives recovered thousands in US currency, two stolen firearms, jewelry appraisals, and additional evidence linking Roderick and others to the burglaries. Ellison was arrested for 496(A) PC- Receiving Stolen Property.

Detectives are actively working to identify additional suspects and other crimes potentially committed by this group. The case is being prosecuted by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, Major Crimes Bureau. Detectives are seeking additional information on these burglaries and are requesting the public’s help.

Detectives are asking anyone with information that could lead to the identification of additional victims or witnesses to contact LAPD North Hollywood Burglary Detectives at 818-754-8410. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 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 Tipsters may also visit , and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip.

By Trevor

LAFD Rescues Woman From Slope

July 3, 2024 ·

The LAFD had to rescue a woman from a slope on July 3. Photo by Spencer Davis via Unsplash.

STUDIO CITY—On Wednesday, July 3, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported that it had to rescue a woman from a slope.

The incident was reported at 1:58 a.m. at 8469 Mulholland Dr. The LAFD performed a ground-based rescue of a 23-year-old female from a low-angle slope.

A LAFD helicopter was in the air to assist with illuminating the region. No vehicular involvement was needed and there was no major injuries reported.

By Trevor

LAFD Firefighters Rescue Hiker in Distress

June 20, 2024 ·

Vladimir Kudinov photo via Unsplash

STUDIO CITY—On June 19, at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) firefighters were dispatched to 8591 Mulholland Drive to rescue a hiker in distress.  Video footage captured at the scene and posted at approximately 11:30 p.m. shows an LAFD first responder propelling down the hillside of a canyon with his rescue gear to help the distressed hiker.

When he got to the hiker who was down in the brush and could not get to his feet on his own. It took awhile for the paramedic to get the hiker up on his feet, straps on and in a position where he could make the trek up the hill.

The fireman eased the hiker up the hill, helping him with each step until they made it to the top, where at least a dozen other LAFD first responders were ready to assist.

When reaching the top, the hiker was able to slowly walk on his own. There were no reported injuries other than the soreness and perhaps his pride.

The Los Angeles Fire Department posted the following reminders of how to prepare for a hike.

“With springtime weather giving way to summer, we are seeing an increase in ill or injured hikers whose predicaments were preventable. Before you take out to hike LA, take a moment to review and share these hiker safety tips from your friends at the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Hike with a friend or family member

Take plenty of drinking water.

Let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return.

Don’t walk off-trail

Be aware of the wildlife that lives in all of our state parks.”

By Sharon

Decomposed Body Discovered on Embankment in Studio City

June 20, 2024 ·

Makeshift Shelter photo by Grant Durr via Unsplash

STUDIO CITY—On Tuesday, June 19, at approximately 9:00 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) responded to a call from dispatch of what responding officers reportedly referred to as, “A death in plain view.” A decomposed body was discovered near the 101 Freeway on the embankment area near Moorpark Street, in Studio City approximately 133 yards below the wash not far from Laurel Canyon.

First reports indicate that the body was found in a makeshift shelter and that no cause of death could be determined. The investigators from California Highway Patrol concluded that there was no evidence of foul play.

There is no information regarding the deceased as the individual was in the advanced stages of decomposition. Responding officers indicated the death occurred at least two months ago. The body had decayed beyond recognition leaving police with no physical description to report.

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office now has custody of the body and has now taken over the investigation.

By Sharon

Woman Dies After Stabbing At Metro Station

April 22, 2024 ·

Photo by Tada Images/Shutterstock.

STUDIO CITY—A woman in her 50s died after she was stabbed in the neck after leaving a Metro Train at on Monday, April 22.

The incident transpired on 3900 block of Lankershim Boulevard shortly after 5 a.m. Paramedics were called to the scene to treat and transport the victim to a local hospital where she later died. The name of the victim has not been announced to the public.

LA Metro posted on X Monday morning:

“B LINE: Trains SKIP Universal/Studio City due to police activity. For alternate service, use North Hollywood and ride back to Universal via Metro bus shuttles or Line 224. Follow announcements.”

Metro was offering free rides to the public in honor of Earth Day (April 22).

A suspect was taken into custody by police. The name and age of the suspect has not been disclosed to the public. No details on a motive for the stabbing have been released to the public.

Anyone with details about the stabbing is asked to contact the LA Regional Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-222-TIPS or 800-222-8477

By Trevor

LAPD Mourns Loss Of Recruit Firefighter Jacob Fuerte

April 16, 2024 ·

Recruit Firefighter Jacob Fuerte died on Monday, April 15. Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

STUDIO CITY—On Monday, April 15, the Los Angeles Fire Department announced on their website they are mourning the loss of Recruit Firefighter Jacob Fuerte, 22.

It was reported at 5:14 a.m. on Monday, an incident occurred on the NB 101 freeway at Vineland Avenue in Studio City. Fuerte was on his way to the Drill Tower Academy for training may have been involved in a traffic collision. He got out of his vehicle to assess the situation and help anyone in need when he was struck by another car. LAFD firefighter paramedics responded to the scene, but declared Recruit Firefighter Fuerte deceased.

Fuerte joined the LAFD on February 12, 2024. He was in week 10 of a 20-week rigorous training program. He is survived by his father, two sisters, and a brother.

Recruit Fuerte’s father is a 17-year veteran Firefighter/Paramedic with the department, and has dedicated his life to helping others.

“I received devastating news this morning that one of our colleagues lost their life tragically. He had just started his firefighting career, which requires courage, bravery, and prioritizing others before oneself. Our thoughts and prayers remain with his family during this most difficult time.” said City of Los Angeles Fire Chief Kristin Crowley.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is conducting a hit-and-run investigation into this tragedy’s circumstances. Any members of the public with information that may assist with this investigation, are encouraged to contact the CHP West Valley Area Office at 818-888-0980 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

By Trevor

River Rescue Near Laurel Canyon Boulevard

March 25, 2024 ·

The Los Angeles Fire Department participated in a rescue near the Los Angeles River on Sunday, March 24. Photo by Levi Meir Clancy via Unsplash.

STUDIO CITY—On Sunday, March 24, the Los Angeles Fire Department announced a river rescue transpired at 5:03 p.m. on the Los Angeles River East of Laurel Canyon Boulevard.

LAFD ground and air response, following a sudden rainstorm, had to assist an adult female first discovered in the concrete-lined Los Angeles River flood control channel near Whitsett Avenue. The victim was “less than knee depth” in water that was moving at approximately 15 miles-per-hour, the LAFD indicated.

After being thrown a flotation device and briefly holding onto the lower portion of a 24-foot wooden ladder lowered by the first arriving LAFD crew along the vertical concrete wall of the Los Angeles River, the 35-year-old woman was again swept a short distance downstream by the 15 mile-per-hour flow of storm water, before being rescued by an LAFD Rescue Helicopter crew using a hoist cable and harness.

She and her LAFD rescuer were safely hoisted aboard the aircraft where she received continuous in-flight care for minor injuries, including hypothermia, during direct helicopter transport to an area hospital. The woman has confirmed there were no other persons or animals with her or known by her to be in peril. No additional details about the incident were provided by the LAFD, who gave another update at 5:42 p.m.

By Trevor

Firefighters Extinguish Fire At Baked Potato Jazz Club

March 20, 2024 ·

Firefighters battled a blaze at the iconic Baked Potato Jazz Club on March 19. Photo by Tolga Ahmetler via Unsplash.

STUDIO CITY—The Los Angeles Police Department disclosed that the Los Angeles Fire Department battle a blaze at the famed Baked Potato Jazz Club on Tuesday, March 19.

It was posted on Facebook that the blaze erupted at 3787 Cahuenga Blvd. near the rear portion of the businesses audio/visual equipment room. The fire was reported at 5:28 a.m., with firefighters responding to the one-story commercial building with smoke emerging from the rear.

Crews quickly deployed hose lines to the rear and extinguished the flames, keeping them from extending inside the main portion of the business. It took 34 firefighters 17 minutes to extinguish the flames. There were no reports of any injuries during the fire.  The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

“As firefighters, we take our task to protect property seriously, whether fighting fire in a shed or a mansion. But sometimes there’s a little extra pride and joy that comes with saving a building as iconic as the Baked Potato, founded 54 years ago. We hope the community continues to enjoy this local Studio City venue for years to come, and we are happy to now be a part of the history of this famous Jazz Club,” the LAFD noted on Facbeook.

The jazz club is located at 3787 Cahuenga Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604. All ages are welcome and the establishment is open for business nightly from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. The kitchen is open till 11:30 p.m.

“The Baked Potato Jazz Club has been the home venue for some of the greatest musicians since 1970. The world famous Baked Potato Jazz club offers stellar music nightly and great food. We invite you to buy tickets to one of our upcoming events and experience the LA Jazz Music Scene for yourself, and see some of the greatest musicians since 1970. The world famous Baked Potato Jazz club offers stellar music nightly and great food. We invite you to buy tickets to one of our upcoming events and experience the LA Jazz Music Scene for yourself,” the Baked Potato Jazz Club website states.

By Trevor

Blaze Ignited At Studio City Commercial Building

March 19, 2024 ·

Firefighters battled a commercial building fire in Studio City. Photo by Anna Popovic via Unsplash.

STUDIO CITY—The Los Angeles Fire Department announced on Tuesday, March 19 that they extinguished a fire that occurred at a commercial building. The fire was reported at 5:28 a.m. at 3787 N Cahuenga Blvd.

Firefighters responded to a 25’ x 100’ one-story commercial building with smoke emerging from the rear. Firefighters found a detached A/V room with fire inside behind the main building, with flames threatening the commercial structure.

Crews quickly deployed hose lines to the rear and extinguished the flames, keeping them from extending inside the main portion of the business. It took 34 firefighters 17 minutes to extinguish the flames. There were no reports of any injuries during the fire.  The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

By Trevor

Cara Delevingne Studio City Home Destroyed By Fire

March 18, 2024 ·

An early morning fire has destroyed the home of actress and model Cara Delevinge. Amador Loureiro via Unsplash.

STUDIO CITY—The home of model and actress Cara Delevinge, 31, was destroyed by a fire on Friday, March 15. The Los Angeles Fire Department noted they responded to the blaze at 6:13 a.m. at 3265 N. Oakdell Lane in Studio City.

Firefighters arrived to find a 6,650 square foot two-story home built in 1971, with heavy fire in the rear, which consumed one room in the rear and developed into a deep-seated attic fire. Crews confirmed all occupants were out of the home, and then pulled back into defensive mode due to the long duration of heavy fire exposing the structure. The house subsequently sustained a roof collapse, as firefighters continued to apply hose streams from the exterior.

It took 94 firefighters two hours and 16 minutes to access, confine, and extinguish the flames. One firefighter was transported in fair condition, and one occupant sustained minor smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by officials.

It was reported earlier that both of Delevinge’s cats died as a result of the fire, but the model later clarified via social media that those reports were inaccurate.

Delevingne was not home at the time of the fire. She posted the following message on her Instagram page:

“My heart is broken today. I cannot believe it. Life can change in a blink of an eye. So, cherish what you have.” She also posted on her page. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the firefighters and people that have showed up to help…”

The actress has appeared in the films “Paper Towns,” “Suicide Squad,” “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” and “Tell it Like a Woman.” She has walked in fashion shows for Tory Burch, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Dolce and Cabana and Louis Vuitton.

By Trevor

Pedestrian Killed In Fatal Hit-And-Run In Studio City

March 11, 2024 ·

The LAPD are investigating a fatal hit-and-run involving a pedestrian in Studio City. Photo by David Von Diemar via Unsplash.

STUDIO CITY—On Sunday, March 10, the Los Angeles Police Department announced that they are searching for the driver involved in a hit-and-run that left a pedestrian dead.

Valley Traffic Detectives indicated on February 7, around 6 p.m., a red sedan was traveling westbound on Ventura Boulevard near Fruitland Drive, when it collided with a pedestrian who was crossing the street west of Fruitland Drive. The driver of the sedan fled traveling westbound on Ventura Boulevard, failing to stop, identify themselves, or attempt to render aid to the pedestrian, as required by law.

Paramedics with the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. The pedestrian was described as a White female in her 30s. Her name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.

LAPD Valley Traffic Detectives are investigating and seeking the public’s help in locating the driver of the vehicle. If you were driving in the area of Ventura Boulevard and Fruitland Drive around 6 p.m., on February 7 or witnessed the collision they should contact Valley Traffic Detectives.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves. The public is informed that as pedestrians, they should exercise caution when crossing streets, obey traffic lights, cross within marked crosswalks, and obey the rules of the road.

On April 15, 2015, the Los Angeles City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit-and-Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members that provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with details about the accident is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Officer Reyes at (818) 644-8114 or Detective Ortega at (818) 644-8035. 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to

By Trevor

Daniel Garcia Arrested For Stalking, Making Criminal Threats

October 26, 2023 ·

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 Tipsters may also visit and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu.

By Trevor

Three Suspects Arrested In Studio City Residential Burglaries

September 25, 2023 ·

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

By Trevor

U.S Postal Service Offering $50K Reward For Robbery Suspects

July 14, 2023 ·

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.

By Lacy

Pipe Theft Causes Major Flooding In Studio City Apartment

June 16, 2023 ·

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. 

By Christianne

Hit-And-Run Suspect Crashes Into Akira Sushi

May 23, 2023 ·

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.

Suspects vehicle being removed from Akira Sushi.

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.

Damage sustained to the delivery truck.

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.

LA City Transportation workers fixing the damaged electrical box.

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.

Aftermath inside Akira Sushi.

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.

Sign posted by the owner of Akira.

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.

By Lacy

Skeletal Remains Of Beau Mann Discovered In Santa Monica

May 8, 2023 ·

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.

This individual helped discover the remains of Beau Mann.

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,, or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427.

Additional Victims Of Fake Doctor Stephan Gevorkian Wanted

April 25, 2023 ·

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.

By Casey

Nova The Dog, Ingests Drugs At Woodbridge Park

April 13, 2023 ·

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. 

Woodbridge Park

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.

By Sharon

LAPD Seek Public’s Help Investigating Fatal Hit-And-Run

April 10, 2023 ·

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
By Rob

Vaccination Required For Bars, Wineries, Breweries And More

September 20, 2021 ·

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

To find the nearest vaccination site, visit or For questions about business impacts from the new Health Office Order, email

To stay updated on the latest COVID-19 news, visit or call the City’s COVID-19 Hotline Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. at 310-550-4680.

By Donald