Encampment Arrests NR21251rc

September 20, 2021

Van Nuys: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Van Nuys Division announce the arrest of three individuals in an encampment.

On September 17, 2021, around 9 a.m., Van Nuys Officers went to the area of Sepulveda Boulevard and Oxnard Street just east of the freeway to a large encampment, south of the area that was cleaned up on previous occasion.

Officers observed that a new large encampment was set up and an illegal power hook up was coming from one of the tents. Officers did a foot-beat through the area and arrested 42-year-old Gregory Carlton Allan Jr. for Trespassing on State Property 555 PC, 47-year-old James Daniel Wilson for Theft of Utilities from DWP 484 (b) PC, 45-year-old Jonathan Bedford for a Misdemeanor Warrant 56.11 LAMC.

gun recovered

Inside a tent officers found a .22 caliber bolt action rifle in plain view. The Los Angeles Police Department ask’s the community that if they “see something to say something.”

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.