LAPD SubHeaders 11
newsroom breadcrumb arrow 2012 archives breadcrumb arrow january 2012
 
NEWS ARCHIVES
 
HOME
 
CRIME MAPPING
 
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
 
E-POLICING
 
JOIN THE TEAM
 
LAPD BLOG
 
LAPD EQUIPMENT
 
LAPD SPORTS
 
LAPD TV
 
NEWSROOM
 
OUR COMMUNITIES
 
POLICE COMMISSION
 
REPORT A CRIME
 
SOLVE A CRIME
 
SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING
 
SUPPORT LAPD
 
TRAFFIC
 
INSIDE THE LAPD
 
GET INFORMED
 
Alarm School
 
Contact Us
 
Crime Mapping and COMPSTAT
 
Crime Prevention
 
Domestic Violence
 
FAQs
 
For Your Family
 
Gang Injunctions
 
I Want to Know
 
LAPD General Fund Contracts
 
LAPD Adult Missing Persons Unit
 
Most Wanted
 
Read the Beat Magazine
 
Social Media
 
Sworn and Civilian Report
 
Trademark
 
Year in Review
 
Youth Programs
FILE A
COMMENDATION
OR COMPLAINT

translation logo: globe with lapd badge
 

Disclaimer:
The LAPDonline.org® website has made reasonable efforts to provide an accurate translation. However, no automated or computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace human or traditional translation methods. The official text is the English version of the LAPDonline.org® website. If any questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information presented by the translated version of the website, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

 

News Release
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Media Relations
   
   
Arizona Minor Suspected in Double Murder, Arrested in Skidrow NR12030pv

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles police patrol officers detained a 16-year-old boy from Peoria, Arizona, this morning in the skidrow area of downtown Los Angeles after the officers recognized the minor from a BOLO (be on the lookout) flyer that was shown in the patrol roll call briefings.

“This was police work at its best and most efficient this morning,” said Lt. Paul Vernon, commanding officer of Central Detective Division.  “We received the BOLO last night and put the information out to all the officers, including the shift that came in this morning.”

One officer who recognized the face and description of the 16-year-old from the flyer. He remembered seeing the youth sleeping near Wilson and 7th Streets yesterday morning, January 18.  The officer and his partner left their briefing and went directly to the location and found the boy sleeping.

The BOLO flyer named the subject and explained how he was suspected in robbing a Peoria medical marijuana clinic on January 17, 2012.  The suspect in that case shot to death a man and a woman, then shot another man. He stole the dead man’s car and abandoned it in Phoenix.  Local police believed the subject boarded a Greyhound bus to Los Angeles.  The robbery/murder was covered in local media, but the suspect was not named publically.

“When the officers returned to the last place they had seen the kid, there he was, sleeping,” Lt. Vernon added.  “They detained him at gunpoint, but he put up no resistance.”  The officers found a semi-automatic handgun in a bag of belongings.

Detectives from Arizona were still working on obtaining an arrest warrant for the youth named in the BOLO, and two Peoria detectives are already driving to Los Angeles.  In the meantime, LAPD detectives will book the minor for gun possession.  He will be taken to Eastlake Juvenile Hall and eventually extradited to Arizona.

If anyone has any additional information regarding this crime contact Central Detectives at 213-972-1203. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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.

     
 Follow @LAPDHQ  LAPD on Facebook
 Follow @lapolicefdtn
 
contact us  /  terms & conditions  /  los angeles police foundation
 
+ Powered By Radar Blue | © 2014 City of Los Angeles
 
Los Angeles Police Foundation Los Angeles Police Foundation