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Lost/Stolen Smartphone/Tablet Recovery Tips

Losing a smartphone, or having it stolen is sometimes as bad as having a wallet or purse lost or stolen. Nowadays, many smartphone users store a good amount of personal information on their phones. If their phones got into the wrong hands, it could potentially be devastating. There are many ways to help prevent becoming a victim of a lost or stolen smartphone. Below are three quick tips.

  1. Set your phone to require a password or passcode each time it is turned on. For more information on how to do so, visit your phone manufacturers’ website (i.e., for iPhones, visit www.apple.com).
  2. Never leave your phone unattended. For example, placing your phone on a table at a fastfood restaurant or coffee shop to reserve the table; then walking away and standing in line. If you must leave your phone, or any other valuable property, make sure to LOCK IT, HIDE IT, or KEEP IT, to prevent its theft.
  3. Use a locator app and/or smartwatch in case you lose your phone. For Apple iPhones, use the app “Find my iPhone.” For Samsung Galaxy smartphones, visit http://findmymobile.samsung.com/login.do. For all other makes and models, visit your manufacturer and/or wireless carrier’s website. Smartwatches such as the Pebble work with both Android and iPhones, and can emit an audible beep to a lost phone; however, they are connected via bluetooth, so the maximum effective range is approximately 30 feet.

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The Los Angeles Police Department announces an arrest in the weekend murder that occurred near Benedict Canyon.

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 3:57 PM, West Los Angeles Police Officers responded to a call of a possible homicide in the 10000 block of Westwanda Drive in Los Angeles’ Beverly Crest Neighborhood.

When police officers arrived they conducted a safety sweep of the residence and discovered a male adult victim with apparent gunshot wounds. Officers established a crime scene.

A Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Ambulance responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene. The victim was later identified as 28 year-old Angelo Armani Eppolito-Autry. Eppolito-Autry was found by a co-worker. Residents reported hearing shots fired at about 3:30 PM.
Investigators and surveillance officers worked around the clock and arrested 31 year-old Gerson Sanchez, in Lakewood. Sanchez was a former employee of Eppolito-Autry and the two had an ongoing dispute over money. Sanchez is being held on one million dollars bail and will be arraigned on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Anyone with information on this murder should contact West Bureau Homicide investigators at (213) 382-9470.

Address/Location
LAPD – West L.A.
1663 Butler Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1

Sergeant Mark Durrell will be leaving West Los Angeles (WLA) Community Police Station effective April 20, 2014

Hello All, Sadly I must advise you that Sergeant Mark Durrell will be leaving West Los Angeles (WLA) Community Police Station effective April 20, 2014. Sergeant Durrell arrived at WLA in June 2009 and soon after became the Sergeant in Charge of the WLA Senior Lead Officers. He came to WLA from the Office of the Chief of Police and brought a wealth of experience and knowledge after closely working with many diverse communities. He has been a solid champion for WLA and instrumental in crime reduction, beautification of WLA, which included landscaping, painting, renovation of the Situation (Conference) Room, workout room, cot room and break room. He was the first supervisor to effectively coordinate a very successful fundraiser carnival in WLA for which the funds benefited the WLA Youth Program. He has responded to many of your community concerns and been an effective problem solver. Sergeant Durrell has many more accomplishments while assigned to WLA, however, the most important one is he has truly been a valuable member of the WLA family and community.

His next move is to Operations-South Bureau as the coordinator of the in-car video unit.  If you would like to wish him well his email is, [email protected].  Please join us as we bid him farewell. He is always welcome back and will be sorely missed.

Sergeant Justin Scott will remain at WLA and is the Officer in Charge of the Community Relations Office.  His telephone is 310-444-0743 and his email is, [email protected] 

Evangelyn Nathan, Captain
Area Commanding Officer
West Los Angeles Community Police Station
1663 Butler Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90025
Email: [email protected]
Office: (310) 444-0710

Police And Community Together (P.A.C.T.) and it’s contribution to WLAPD

Dear C-PAB Members and Community Leaders.

I am sending you the following link to you: http://www.lapdpact.com to encourage you to contribute to Police And Community Together (P.A.C.T.) You can make a tax-deductible contributions to PACT through their website.

The critical mission of PACT to increase revenue, as the needs of WLA Station continue to grow. As you heard from Matthew S. Rodman at our last meeting how much your contribution is badly needed. Everyday items to maintain the offices and mission of the station are actually purchased with contributions made to P.A.C.T. and not from City funds.  

PACT plays a critical role in maintaing the role our station has “To Protect and Serve” our Community. I don’t have to tell how well our Station does in meeting their role in protecting us, as crime in our geographical area is at record lows. I encourage you to seek out businesses, individuals and groups to contribute as well and pass on this link http://www.lapdpact.com on to them. The station still has many needs and anything you can contribute will be deeply appreciated.

If you have futher questions or want to participate in P.A.C.T.  please feel free to contact Matthew S. Rodman or Christina Chan at  (310) 444-0713  or [email protected].

Best regards,

Robert A. Ringler
Co-Chair
LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Advisory Board (C-PAB)

West Los Angeles Community Police Station
1663 Butler Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90025

Mayor’s Teddy Bear Drive

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Crisis Response Team have launched a Teddy Bear Drive to help children who have experienced trauma or loss.

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We are collecting new stuffed animals to give to children who have experienced trauma or loss. Please join this worthy cause by donating one or more new stuffed animals. A donation box is located in the front lobby of the West Los Angeles Community Police Station (1663 Butler Avenue). Please see the attached flyer for more details. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

For full details, view this message on the web.

The C-PAB Holiday Party is Tuesday, December 17th

Dear WLA Community Police Advisory Board Members and Community Leaders,
 
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It’s that time of year were are gearing up for our yearly WLA C-PAB Holiday Dinner Party.  We have a place that I know you will enjoy. This year it will be at the Flame International Restaurant on 11330 Santa Monica Blvd. 90025 on Tuesday, December 17th around 7:00pm. The exact time has yet to be determined.
Among our SLO’s and Captains our Reserve Officers will be joining us. As is in past Holiday Dinner parties I would like to extend an invitation to our community leaders, businesses and our clergy to attend as well. Please RSVP to Officer DeWayne Davis at [email protected] as soon as possible.

Community-Police Advisory Boards Celebrate 20 Years

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In 1993, the Los Angeles Police Department established the first official police-community relationship in the City of Los Angeles called Community-Police Advisory Boards.

Twenty years later, there are 21 community policing stations in Los Angeles, each with a Community-Police Advisory Board (C-PAB) made up of volunteers who live and work in the neighborhoods they represent. C-PABs are the voice of their communities on policing matters. They play a critical role in problem-solving and awareness-raising within our neighborhoods on a daily basis.

Today, public safety in our City rests on the cooperation between the LAPD and the communities they serve. On Saturday, the LAPD will celebrate this important anniversary with city officials including Mayor Garcetti, Commissioners Steve Soboroff and Paula Madison, and LAPD Police Chief Beck. The summit will focus on community policing efforts, gang intervention and prevention, youth programs, and citywide public safety issues.

National Night Out – August 6, 2013

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013
5:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Stoner Park Recreation Center
1833 Stoner Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025

FREE BBQ & REFRESHMENTS
For further information, call
West Los Angeles Community Police Station,
Community Relations Office: 310-444-0735

  • FOOD
  • MOVIE IN THE PARK
  • FACE PAINTING
  • SNOW CONE MACHINE
  • INFLATABLE RIDES