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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

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Arrest of Serial Vandal: Detectives Seek Any Additional Victims Or Information NR21225jc



Roland Morrow


Oakwood: Detectives from The Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division are seeking the public's assistance after arresting a serial vandal in Los Angeles in connection with several acts of vandalism that were committed in Venice near Lincoln Boulevard and Rose Avenue, Flower Avenue, and Vernon Avenue.


During the weekend of August 20-22, 2021, the suspect terrorized the community by using a folding knife to slash the tires of multiple parked vehicles. The suspect also threw a brick at a window causing it to shatter. The suspect fled the area riding a bicycle. Early estimates place the value of the damage caused by the suspect in the thousands of dollars. Pacific auto detectives conducted a thorough investigation and after speaking with numerous victims, witnesses, and reviewing evidence the suspect was identified as Roland Morrow, a parolee at large. On August 23, 2021, Roland Morrow was located and taken into custody without incident.

The suspect has been identified as 48-year-old Roland Morrow, a black male weighing 220 pounds and standing at 6 feet 5 inches. Roland Morrow was booked for violation of California Penal code §594 (B) (1) - Felony Vandalism, his booking number is 6236160, and his bail is set at, "no bail" due to an unrelated parole warrant.

Anyone with information about this or additional incidents involving this suspect, or for any additional information, is asked to call Pacific Area Auto Detective Carlos Carias at (310) 482-6420 or email 35790@lapd.online or Detective Kathleen Roditis at (310) 482-6367. 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. 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.



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