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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

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Suspect Sought in Series of Hate Crime/Vandalisms in West Los Angeles NR19332jl

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Suspect Arrested for series of Vandalisms in West Los Angeles

West Los Angeles: Investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department Major Crimes Division have arrested an individual in connection with a series of vandalisms that occurred throughout the West Los Angeles and Calabasas areas between December 14, 2019, and December 16, 2019.

On December 19, 2019, 44-year-old Israel Herrera Perez, was arrested and booked into the LAPD Metropolitan Detention Center, in connection with the crimes, which included the spray painting of numerous vehicles and three schools in the Beverlywood, Pico-Robertson, Brentwood, and Westwood Communities of Los Angeles. Investigators were also able to connect Perez to similar acts of vandalism in the Calabasas Community in Los Angeles County.

The investigation is ongoing and no additional suspect(s) have been identified at this time.

West Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Major Crimes Division detectives are investigating a series of hate crime/vandalism incidents that occurred throughout the West Los Angeles area between December 14, 2019, and December 16, 2019.

On December 14, 2019, between 6:00 p.m. and December 15, 2019, around 9:00 a.m., suspect(s) spray painted and vandalized numerous vehicles in the Beverlywood and Pico-Robertson Communities of Los Angeles.

On December 16, 2019, around 9:00 p.m., three Jewish Schools along the 15000 block of Mulholland Drive were vandalized with spray paint.

On December 16, 2019, between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., several additional vehicles were vandalized in a similar manner near the Brentwood and Westwood Communities of Los Angeles.

The suspect(s) have not been identified at this time.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes is urged to call Major Crimes Division Detective B. Banachowski or Detective E. Hurd at (213) 486-7220. 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.






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