Mid-City: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Major Crimes Division are investigating acts of vandalism which occurred at the Getty House.
On July 29, 2021 a group gathered in front of the Getty House to protest the recent provisions of 41.18 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) involving homeless camping. The group voiced their intent to camp out in front of the residence until City leaders repealed the provisions.
Officers from the LAPD’s Olympic Community Police Station were deployed to the area to ensure the safety of the group and local residents. As the group began using amplified sounds, officers approached the group to warn the individuals of the unlawful activity as per the LAMC.
Close to midnight, members of the group began to disperse, but about 30 protesters remained behind. Some individuals approached the Getty House and began to vandalize the property while also throwing items over the fence. As police officers quickly moved in to stop the acts of vandalism, the group dispersed. Officers discovered fresh graffiti on the sidewalk and on the fence facing the street. A vehicle parked inside the property was also vandalized. There were no reported injuries during this incident.
Major Crimes Division personnel are currently reviewing relevant evidence, interviewing witnesses, and are seeking to identify, locate, and arrest those involved. The Chief of Police stated, "Acts of violence meant to intimate our City leaders or any other community members have no place in Los Angeles. I am fully committed to ensuring the perpetrators are brought before the justice system."
Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Major Crimes Division at (213) 486-7220. 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 www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu. Tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.