For the past two weekends in a row, there have been street fights reported in West Hollywood on Santa Monica Boulevard in the heart of the city’s Rainbow LGBT District, known for its busy nightlife. Both street fights occurred walking distance from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station.
A fight broke out either Saturday night, or early Sunday morning this past weekend after the last call for alcohol. Video footage posted on Twitter shows two men brawling on the crosswalk and two other individuals got caught up in the fight while trying to break it up. The incident occurred on Santa Monica Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard intersection in front of Heart WeHo, and across the street from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s station.
It’s not yet clear what started the fight, or whether Sheriff Deputies were called to the scene, but the both men lost their shirts during the physical altercation.
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The other street fight broke out in front the Yogurt Stop on Santa Monica Boulevard and Palms Avenue the previous weekend. A video posted on Twitter on Sunday, July 10th, shows a group of about 6 individuals fighting, shoving and screaming. The physical altercation also involved women towards the end of the scuffle.
It is also not yet known if sheriff deputies were called to the scene.
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The city of West Hollywood recently reinstated West Hollywood Sheriff’s Entertainment Policing Team (EPT) who patrol the busy streets of West Hollywood on the weekends.
EPT arrested two alleged cellphone thieves recently. The West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station reported an arrest was made Friday night, July 8th. A male and female suspected of pickpocketing and cellphone grand thefts were spotted by EPT while they were patrolling WeHo’s nightlife bars. According to a statement, 17 stolen phones were recovered and five of those phones have been returned to their rightful owners.
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West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station polices the City of West Hollywood and the unincorporated communities of Franklin Canyon, Universal City (which includes Universal Theme Park, Studios, and Citywalk), and the Federal Enclave in West Los Angeles.