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LAPD Nabs Organized Burglary Crew Operating Across Southern California

LAPD patrol car
LAPD patrol car

In a significant breakthrough, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) recently apprehended a four-member organized burglary crew responsible for a series of thefts across Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. The arrests were made on Feb. 29, just as the crew was gearing up for additional criminal activities.

Detectives from the LAPD tracked down the suspects, leading to their arrest in Pacific Palisades. Three of the individuals were apprehended inside their vehicle near the intersection of Castellammare Drive and Sunset Boulevard around 1:30 p.m. A dramatic foot chase ensued, resulting in the successful detention of the 17-year-old suspect who attempted to flee, shedding his cellphone and changing clothes in the process.

Upon inspecting the suspects' vehicle, detectives discovered an array of burglary tools and potential evidence linked to the crew's illegal activities. The individuals arrested were identified as 20-year-old Patricio Lian, facing charges of felony burglary and felony parole violation; 20-year-old Carlos Antonio Gonzalez-Ravest, charged with outstanding felony warrants for burglary and grand theft, along with a conspiracy to commit burglary charge; 19-year-old Joaquin Elias Munoz, charged with conspiracy to commit burglary; and a 17-year-old juvenile, facing charges of conspiracy to commit burglary.

This successful operation by the LAPD highlights the dedication of law enforcement in addressing organized crime and enhancing community safety. Authorities are urging anyone with additional information related to this investigation to contact LAPD's Northeast Division detectives at 323-561-3220. Anonymous tips can also be submitted through L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or online at L.A. Crime Stoppers.

The incident serves as a reminder for residents to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to protect their homes and communities from criminal activities. Stay informed and connected with local law enforcement to contribute to the ongoing efforts in maintaining a secure environment for all.

Source: KTLA


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