Studio City: Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Bureau homicide detectives and agents from the FBI announce the arrest of a murder suspect.
On October 2, 2019, around 7:00 p.m., LAPD officers from North Hollywood Division responded to an ‘Assault with a Deadly Weapon’ (ADW) radio call in the 6700 block of Tujunga Avenue. Upon arrival, officers determined that the victim and suspect had rented separate beds at the location (a hostile) and became involved in a lengthy argument. The dispute escalated to a physical altercation and the suspect produced a knife, stabbing the victim in the left leg. The suspect fled the scene in his black 2019 Nissan Sentra vehicle. The victim, identified as 31-year-old Noel Cabrera, was treated by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics and transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injury.
Detectives from LAPD’s Valley Bureau Homicide Division responded to the scene and discovered the victim had bled to death as a result of a single stab wound to the left leg. Detectives gathered vehicle and suspect information and ultimately obtained a search & arrest warrant for the suspect. Members of the LAPD & FBI Fugitives Task Force located the suspect in Studio City three days later where he had been living in his vehicle. The suspect, identified as 45-year-old William Rivera was arrested for murder pursuant to a Ramey warrant. On October 8, 2019, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Van Nuys Branch, filed one count of murder, 187(a)PC, against William Rivera.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call LAPD Valley Bureau Homicide, Detective G. Bucknell at (818) 374-9550. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.