December 20, 2019 UPDATE NR19332jl
Suspect Arrested for series of Vandalisms in
West Los Angeles
West Los Angeles: Investigators from the Los Angeles Police
Department Major Crimes Division have arrested an individual in
connection with a series of vandalisms that occurred throughout
the West Los Angeles and Calabasas areas between December 14,
2019, and December 16, 2019.
On December 19, 2019, 44-year-old Israel Herrera Perez, was
arrested and booked into the LAPD Metropolitan Detention Center,
in connection with the crimes, which included the spray painting
of numerous vehicles and three schools in the Beverlywood,
Pico-Robertson, Brentwood, and Westwood Communities of Los
Angeles. Investigators were also able to connect Perez to similar
acts of vandalism in the Calabasas Community in Los Angeles
The investigation is ongoing and no additional suspect(s) have
been identified at this time.
West Los Angeles: Los Angeles
Police Department Major Crimes Division detectives are
investigating a series of hate crime/vandalism incidents that
occurred throughout the West Los Angeles area between December
14, 2019, and December 16, 2019.
On December 14, 2019, between 6:00 p.m. and December 15, 2019,
around 9:00 a.m., suspect(s) spray painted and vandalized numerous
vehicles in the Beverlywood and Pico-Robertson Communities of Los
On December 16, 2019, around 9:00 p.m., three Jewish Schools along
the 15000 block of Mulholland Drive were vandalized with spray
On December 16, 2019, between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., several
additional vehicles were vandalized in a similar manner near the
Brentwood and Westwood Communities of Los Angeles.
The suspect(s) have not been identified at this time.
Anyone with information regarding these crimes is urged to call
Major Crimes Division Detective B. Banachowski or Detective E. Hurd
at (213) 486-7220. 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