“Swatting” Call at Residence in Wilshire Division

September 24, 2021

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call for service at a residence in the 2100 block of Wellington Road.

Earlier today, around 9:30 a.m. Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division police officers responded to a radio call of a possible attempt suicide. The responding officers attempted to contact the occupants of the residence by knocking on the front door. It was determined there was no trouble at the residence, and the call was likely a “swatting” incident. The term “swatting” refers to someone who places a false emergency call for service, generally of a nature which causes a large police response. The “swatting” practice is dangerous and places the community and first responders in harm’s way.

A report for Electronic 9-1-1 abuse was completed. The investigation is ongoing and Major Crimes Division is writing a search warrant to aid in attempts to identify the individual(s) responsible for this crime. The investigation is preliminary, and it is unknown if there is any connection to a prior incident at the same location. ”

Anyone with information is urged to call Major Crimes Division at 213-486-7280. 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.