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Friday, March 19, 2021

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Homicide in Encino NR21081dm

March 24, 2021

Detectives are seeking additional victims of Adam Dimmerman. If you believe you were a victim, or have any information, please call Detective Steve Castro, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1925.

March 18, 2021

The suspect arrested for the Assault with a Deadly Weapon on Coronet Drive, has been booked for the murder on Alonzo Place. His information is as follows:

Suspect: Adam Dimmerman
Booking #: 5986867
Date and Time of Arrest: 03/18/21 @ 1:00 p.m.
Location of Arrest: 17600 block of Karen Drive
Charge: 187(a) PC - Murder
Bail: $2,000,000.00

Encino: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for killing a 100-year-old man.

On March 18, 2021, around 11:50 a.m., West Valley patrol officers responded to a radio call of an Assault with a Deadly Weapon in the 4400 block of Coronet Drive in Encino. Upon arrival, the victim and several other citizens directed officers to a male White suspect. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. An axe and knife were covered at scene.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded. The victim sustained minor injuries that did not require treatment.

Around 12:50 p.m., West Valley patrol officers responded to a Fire Department request in the 17700 block of Alonzo Place. An elderly man was located with numerous contusions and lacerations inside his residence. He was pronounced dead at scene by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics.

Valley Bureau Homicide detectives have a suspect in custody for the initial Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The investigation is in its preliminary stages. Detectives will be interviewing the suspect to determine if he is responsible for the elderly man's death.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Steve Castro, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1925. 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 Tipsters may also visit, 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.