WeHo Sheriffs Send Community Safety Alert on Assailant

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The West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station and the Los Angeles Police Department released a Community Safety Alert in West Hollywood to make residents aware of an assaultive transient.

The Community Safety Alert reads as follows:

“Today, February 15, 2022, at approximately 1 pm, a female adult was walking in the 800 block of N. Vista Street in the City of Los Angeles. A male, black, transient, early 30’s, wearing dark clothing and carrying a bag, pushed the female into a garage. The female victim was able to quickly get away from the male suspect. Approximately 15-20 minutes later, in the 7600 block of Hampton Ave in the City of West Hollywood, a male, black, transient, early 30’s, with dark clothing carrying a bag, pushed a female adult into her apartment. The female victim screamed, and the male suspect ran out. This is preliminary information.

If you see something or someone suspicious, please contact West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station at (310) 855-8850 or 911 if it is emergent. If you have information for the incident in LAPDs area please contact the Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Special Assaults at (213) 473-0447. LASD would like to remind community members to walk/run in pairs, have your head up, and be aware of your surroundings.”

If you see something, say something. Anyone with information leading to the arrest of the suspects can do so at https://www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Your identity is always encrypted and anonymous. No personal information, phone number, e-mail, IP address or location is ever requested, saved, traced, tracked or monitored. Period.

The purpose of Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers is to prevent and reduce crime, by forming a partnership among the community, law enforcement and the media to offer anonymity and cash rewards to anyone providing information leading to an arrest.

Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy.

Crime Stoppers uses a three part approach to preventing and solving crimes. The first part of the program is to empower the community by providing a safe way to report criminal activity. Secondly, Crime Stoppers partners with all forms of media in the Los Angeles region to inform the community on how to anonymously report crimes. Law Enforcement is the final part of the triangle; they follow-up on tips from
community members.

The Crime Stoppers program is funded by private donations and annual fund raising events. No tax dollars are involved. The reward money paid out by the program is from the fund raising and donations from concerned citizens and businesses.

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