Tag: Burglary

Burglary Transpires At J.R.’S Diamonds & Jewelry

November 22, 2023 ·

SHERMAN OAKS—The Los Angeles Police Department are investigating a burglary that transpired at J.R.’s Diamonds & Jewelry in Sherman Oaks on Saturday, November 18. According to reports, authorities received a call after 1 p.m. at the establishment located on 15053 Ventura Boulevard.

Cameras captured an SUV ramming into the front of the business, before the burglars got out and started to steal items from the store. A large amount of damage was done to the store in the aftermath.

The company has the following message posted on their website:

“We have the very best, lowest prices based on the jewelers’ bible, “The Rap Sheet.” We not only share this diamond trade publication, we share all we know about diamonds.
We have the largest selection of GIA & EGL USA certified diamonds in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. We are Sherman Oaks’ wholesale jewelry store for everyone.

A lovely experience of shopping at this family owned shop, with 3 generations of knowledge & expertise. And we have loads of 5 star ratings on Yelp!”

No information on the suspects or the amount of damage to the business has been disclosed to the public. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department.

By Trevor

Cordell Studley Wanted For Attempted Rape, Burglary

September 4, 2023 ·

SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate Cordell Dionte Studley, 29, for attempted rape and burglary. Lt. Erika Aklufi of the SMPD indicated in an email to Canyon News that on September 2, at approximately 1 a.m., Dispatch received a call from a resident on the 1500 block of 15th Street.

She informed authorities she woke up and found a nude man standing next to her bed. They struggled briefly, before the victim was able to open the front door of her apartment and force her attacker out.

The Santa Monica Police Forensics Unit, in addition to detectives responded to the scene.  Authorities identified that Studley was observed at the apartment complex two times on the previous day. He is wanted for 220(b) PC – Assault with intent to commit rape, 459 PC – Residential Burglary, and 236 PC – False Imprisonment.

Anyone with details about Studley or his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Brian Spencer 310-458-8420, Sgt. Chad Goodwin 310-458-8931, or the Watch Commander (24 Hours) 310-458-8427.

By Trevor

Two Dozen Luxury Cars Burglarized on PCH

June 12, 2023 ·

MALIBU—A total of two dozen luxury vehicles parked along Pacific Coast Highway were reportedly vandalized and burglarized between Memorial Day weekend and June 8, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. 

At least two suspects were captured on a resident’s home security camera near Las Flores Canyon in Malibu.

According to KTLA5, the footage shows the suspect shattering a window of the vehicle, and allegedly wiping off their fingerprints. The suspect got into a waiting vehicle with the hazards on and took off. 

The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating the matter as the suspects have yet to be identified. Anyone with details on the incident or if anyone recognizes the suspects in the footage should contact local law enforcement. 

By Paige Strickland

Carvel Ice Cream Vandalized On New Year’s

January 4, 2023 ·

WESTWOOD—Five windows of a Carvel Ice cream shop located in Westwood were shattered by vandals on Sunday, January 1. The store’s cash register containing less than $200 was taken during the process. 

The business’s owner, Steve Winick, discovered the damage through a friend who sent him images of the shattered windows. 

It is unknown how many people were involved in the crime. In months prior, the property owner removed security cameras and according to the store operator, were never replaced. 

Winick set up a GoFundMe account to help cover his $5,000 deductible for the damage and have raised a total of $1,804 of the goal. 

On January 3, Armando Chavez, who works at a window company offered to help Winick replace his shop’s windows and clean up after hearing initial reports of the crime. Winick offered free ice cream to Chavez and his 500 employees as a thank you for the gesture. 

There have been three other businesses near Carvel Ice Cream subjected to similar crimes in recent months. It is unknown if the crimes are related. 

Canyon News reached out to Winick for a statement but did not hear back before print.