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News Release

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Media Relations

Newton Detectives replace boy's leg braces NA15199lp

Newton Detectives Will Present a Check to Boy Whose Leg Braces Were Stolen

News Conference

Wednesday October 21, 2015
2:00 p.m.

LAPD Newton Area Community Police Station
3400 south Central Avenue
Los Angeles, California

LAPD Deputy Chief Jose Perez, Central Bureau
LAPD Captain Jorge Rodriguez, Commanding Officer, Newton Division
LAPD Detectives, Newton Division
Representative from District Council 14
Ms. Analilia Ramirez and son

On June 9, 2015, around 6:30 a.m., Los Angeles resident Analilia Ramirez discovered that her vehicle had been burglarized. The unknown suspect stole several items including the vehicle battery and miscellaneous tools worth over $250.00.

However, the most important items stolen were her 9-year-old child's expensive orthopedic leg braces. On June 17, 2015, LAPD personnel organized a fund raiser and along with a generous donation from the Los Angeles Police Protective League were able to replace the braces he needed in order to be mobile. The officers and other LAPD personnel continued to raise funds through a GoFundMe account to help make their home more accessible and comfortable for the child.

Both the young man and his mother will be available for comment at the Newton Area Station.

For further information, contact Newton Area Detective M. Ventura at, (323) 846-5363. During on-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.