Newton Detectives Announce the Effort to Replace Boy’s Stolen Leg Braces NA15116jr

June 17, 2015

WHAT: News Conference

WHEN: Wednesday June 17, 2015 4 p.m.

WHERE: LAPD Newton Area Community Police Station 3400 South Central Avenue Los Angeles, California

WHO: Ms. Analilia Ramirez and son Newton Auto Detectives and Officers LAPD Officer Peter Repovich, Los Angeles Police Protective League.

WHY: 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. After learning that the young boy’s braces were taken from him and that he relies on them for walking, the officers and other LAPD personnel have organized efforts to replace the braces the child needs to be fully mobile.

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

For further information, contact Newton Area Auto Detective Robert Rivera at, (323) 846-6592. 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.