our communities valley bureau valley bureau news
 
BUREAU INFO
 
STAY INFORMED
 
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

 

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, November 29, 2012
Media Relations
   
   
Los Angeles Area Cargo Thefts NR125551vh

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating information about individuals responsible for a series of cargo thefts in the Los Angeles Area.  The thefts have included baby furniture, toys, electronics, beer, pharmaceuticals and copper metals.

In 2012, cargo thieves in the greater Los Angeles area (specifically the San Fernando Valley) have been  stealing container loads from trucks parked in secure facilities, containers parked at various locations and unsuspecting shippers.  Related thefts being investigated have also occurred in the cities of Compton, Santa Clarita, and Vernon.  Lost and stolen freight have cost millions of dollars in property loss.

Detectives have arrested six individuals, but need the public’s assistance in locating additional suspect information and associated cargo crimes.  The individuals arrested recently include San Fernando Valley residents: 40 yr old Toros Tufenjian, 23 yr old Movses Dermishyan, 26 yr old Akop Amalyan, 40 yr old Artak Harutyunyan,  39 yr old Ara Hayrapetian and 38 yr old Miguel “Angel” Moreno.

The most recent incident occurred on November 27, 2012, in Chatsworth at Nordhoff St and Eton Ave in Topanga Division.  Patrol officers arrested four males attempting to steal cargo from a semi-trailer parked at the location.  It was determined that the suspects belong to an Armenian organized theft ring.  Two of the suspects were arrested in July in the city of Vernon for the same crime.  Three of the suspects have posted bail, and the fourth is being held on a felony no bail arrest warrant for a narcotics violation.

Detectives from the LAPD Commercial Crimes Division, Cargo Theft Unit are conducting a widespread investigation into these crimes.  We are requesting the assistance of all community members in the apprehension of these criminals.  Anyone with information regarding these crimes is urged to call Detectives Zavala or Woods at 818-832-7510 or 818-832-7508.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may 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) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can 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