Dangerous Suspect Sought, Publicís Help Requested NR10220kr
On Wednesday, June 3, 2010, at 8:30 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department’s Major Crimes Division (MCD) conducted a follow up investigation at a possible location where wanted suspect, Brian Alexik, was hiding. Detectives arrived to an apartment at the 300 block of Hewitt Street in Los Angeles and heard a man and woman talking within the apartment. After announcing their presence, the detectives asked the couple to come out of the apartment for questioning. Both parties refused to come out. The detectives made another request when the female, suspect Alexik’s girlfriend, came out. She was detained for questioning. Numerous attempts were made to talk the suspect out of the house and after no response, LAPD SWAT along with other department resources were requested. After a period of time, the suspect agreed to come out and surrender.
In this on-going weapons investigation it was discovered that suspect Alexik was a close associate of 32-year-old Gregory Charles Koller. Evidence developed during the investigation led detectives to believe that Koller was in possession of illegal firearms. Investigators obtained a search warrant for his Los Angeles residence in the 300 block of 38th Street. The warrant was served in the early morning hours of April 29, 2010, and Koller was subsequently arrested and booked for possession of crystal methamphetamine. He’s also facing additional charges for possession of marijuana and various weapons charges. His bail has been set at $10,000.
Brian Alexik is still at large, and detectives would like to remind the public that any information they may have on his whereabouts can be provided with complete anonymity. Alexik is believed to be hiding the Los Angeles area.
Los Angeles: A suspect wanted for possession of illegal weapons, manufacturing of weapon parts, counterfeit currency and narcotics, was able to elude police and his whereabouts is currently unknown. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), in cooperation with the United States Secret Service (USSS), is asking for the public’s help to locate him.
During the evening hours of April 19, 2010, the Los Angeles City Fire Department received a report of noxious fumes coming from a residence in the 400 block of West Olympic Boulevard. When they arrived at the location, they were unable to get a response from the resident inside and called LAPD for assistance.
Due to the exigent nature of the call, LAPD officers entered the residence and discovered a large cache of contraband. A search warrant was obtained resulting in the recovery of illegal firearms, (including an AK47), ammunition, narcotics, fraudulent identification cards and $15,000 in counterfeit US currency. Based on the evidence recovered at the location it was apparent that the resident, identified as Brian Alexik, 33 years of age, was illegally manufacturing weapon parts for illegal weapons, and printing counterfeit currency. He had escaped through a rear window of the apartment complex prior to officers’ arrival.
Alexik is wanted on three felony counts stemming from this investigation; possession of assault weapons, possession of a short barrel shotgun, and convicted felon with a gun. Alexik is to be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about Alexik’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately and make no attempt to contact him directly. He is described as a White man of Russian descent, brown hair, hazel eyes, 5 feet 10 inches tall, and 180 lbs.
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Anyone with information about Alexik is asked to contact LAPD Major Crimes Division, Detective Daniel Logan at 213-486-7386. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.