Vandalism at Unfinished High-Rise Building NR24042cm

February 1, 2024

Los Angeles: On January 30, 2024, around 12:43 a.m., Central Area officers responded to a vandalism call in the 1200 block of South Figueroa Street. During the investigation, a Tactical Flight Officer with LAPD’s Air Support Division observed over a dozen suspects in the building, trespassing and possibly spray-painting on the building. Additional patrol units arrived, however, the suspects, except for two, had fled the location prior to the additional units’ arrival.

These suspects were arrested and transported to Central Area station where they were issued Release From Custody Citations for California Penal Code (PC) Section 602 (o): Trespass on Private Property. Both suspects are residents of the city of Los Angeles.

Suspect 1: Victor Daniel Ramirez, 35 years of age, Release From Custody Citation #K83263

Suspect 2: Roberto Perez, 25 years of age, Release From Custody Citation #K83262

On February 1, 2024, around 12:52 p.m., Central Area officers responded to a vandalism call in the area of West 11th Street and South Flower Street for suspects spray-painting on the 30th floor of the building under construction. Officers were advised by security at the location that the suspects were fleeing from the building in a vehicle. The officers located the vehicle and gave the driver commands to stop, however, the driver failed to yield to officers. The vehicle was again located, and a traffic stop was conducted a short distance away. The driver was cited for California Vehicle Code Section 21806: Failure to Yield to an Officer. The passenger was questioned and released.

Central Division detectives are investigating this matter and will work to identify those responsible to make arrests.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Central Area Burglary Detective Lee at (213) 833-3750. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.