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Booking photo for Eldad Syton of Valley Village. He's accused of scamming elderly residents out of unneeded and ultimately unperformed home repairs. Courtesy the Los Angeles Police Department.
Zookeeper91326 July 10, 2014 at 12:32 pm
Throw the book at 'em!
Bill Wentz July 11, 2014 at 01:26 pm
I don't know Allan, that guy looks pretty white to me. I think it's safe to say that we can blameRead More white people for this.
Allan July 11, 2014 at 01:37 pm
Okay, how about white Israelis
Statistics released today show that violent crime in Los Angeles is on the rise the first half of 2014. Patch file photo.
Scott Zwartz July 10, 2014 at 12:15 pm
Let's wait and see if they do give more detailed info.
emma July 10, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Guess the rest of L.A. is doing great crime wise. ..or is someone cooking the books..maybe we allRead More should move out of Hollywood, Garcetti's old council district that he has left in an on going violent crime shambles, before we get shot, knifed, or raped, to all these other 'safe' places. Bring on more of his beloved nightclubs, cheap shot bars, density, glass and steel skyscrapers...more more more.. bring in the party buses to Hollywood, the big party place (this is his revitalized 'economic development'), and more drunken shootouts, guaranteed. He has created his west coast version of Times Square, before revitalization.. and without the Broadway Theaters, with the help of the irresponsible C.I.M., BID, and Hollywood Chamber..They are destroying Hollywood..none of them actually live here.. Think of what he can, and will do with the rest of L.A! His crime stats are as 'fatally flawed' as was his false population data to justify his illegal higher density (to accommodate his developer funder's projects), Hollywood Community Plan, that a judge threw out calling his numbers..'fatally flawed' and 'wishful thinking' Why would anyone believe anything he has to say about any data or stats at this point? About anything for that matter.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says LAPD won't detain suspects for immigration officials. Photo credit: Getty Images.
Willie Lump July 8, 2014 at 11:37 am
We like illegals in L.A. After all, laws are made to be broken...
Willie Lump July 8, 2014 at 11:41 am
What's a matter, Garcetti? Did I.C.E. detain your gardener or nanny? If L.A. refuses to complyRead More with Federal law, the Federal government should withhold Federal funds from L.A. Only fair and I'm sure the illegals and their supporters will joyfully pay for the city and county services...
TJ Hand July 11, 2014 at 01:31 am
LOL... You are the mayor, are you not? Immigrants are what makes the US the US of A. How can youRead More decide what is best for 8 million people? We all know that your a SHOW PONY and a hand puppet... Comes with the job.... At least try and act like you are doing your job... Are you going to be the mayor who has brown dead grass in your yard? Proudly drives in a dirty car?
A Tesla split in half after car thieves crashed it in West Hollywood. Patch file photo.
Candi Cane July 6, 2014 at 09:28 am
The car came with a guarantee. If it splits in half, you get to keep both halves.
Stephen Warren July 6, 2014 at 11:30 am
Was kind of hoping the theives were the only casualties and were hauled away in body bags. NeverRead More seems to work that way though, unfortunately.
RC Vic Kerman July 6, 2014 at 02:28 pm
It is an Electric car and can only run for about an hour so you just lay back and let the air patrolRead More follow the car until it has to stop for a charge and then you wouldn't endanger other innocent lives! Period!
Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone.
Jeremiah July 11, 2014 at 01:50 pm
SouthernBelle - I chased them for many many years - every time I would almost get old enough theyRead More moved the bar - I'm taking every one I can get! I earned them! **** Steve - you and SouthernBelle appear to be arguing (discussing) from two very valid viewpoints. I tend to agree that there need to be age limits on jobs like these simply because of my own situation. I am over that age and was and still am physically fit enough to qualify. But I also out of nowhere had a stroke, which I recovered from. They have not yet been able to find any physical cause for it other than age. It isn't about the person in the job - the age limit is based on the medical risk profile that would endanger both the employee and the public he is tasked with serving. The likelihood of sudden debilitating circumstances increases with age and these jobs have a stress level which can precipitate it. Are you saying that the Armed Forces also should allow people into combat who are physically fit and over age? It's a matter of medical probabilities, not individual circumstances and somewhere there has to be a guiding line - that is not age discrimination. **** As far as what SouthernBelle says about her personal belief that men and women are designed for different things, I think you replied with a tired old response that is completely outdated. The point wasn't about what is "allowed" or "social equality", it was about physical differences that make one sex or the other more suited for a specific job. That denigrates neither - it just sorts society into equally valuable jobs which are performed more efficiently by one or the other. **** And I bet SouthernBelle knows something many women and men have forgotten - it's a whole lot more fun acting out the roles when men act like men and women act like women and we all play the game and enjoy life as equal but thankfully different! **** Any good man who values his life knows women are superior to men and don't argue with them because even if you win, you lose!!! :-) **** Jeremiah
Jeremiah July 11, 2014 at 01:51 pm
SouthernBelle - I chased them for many many years - every time I would almost get old enough theyRead More moved the bar - I'm taking every one I can get! I earned them! **** Steve - you and SouthernBelle appear to be arguing (discussing) from two very valid viewpoints. I tend to agree that there need to be age limits on jobs like these simply because of my own situation. I am over that age and was and still am physically fit enough to qualify. But I also out of nowhere had a stroke, which I recovered from. They have not yet been able to find any physical cause for it other than age. It isn't about the person in the job - the age limit is based on the medical risk profile that would endanger both the employee and the public he is tasked with serving. The likelihood of sudden debilitating circumstances increases with age and these jobs have a stress level which can precipitate it. Are you saying that the Armed Forces also should allow people into combat who are physically fit and over age? It's a matter of medical probabilities, not individual circumstances and somewhere there has to be a guiding line - that is not age discrimination. **** As far as what SouthernBelle says about her personal belief that men and women are designed for different things, I think you replied with a tired old response that is completely outdated. The point wasn't about what is "allowed" or "social equality", it was about physical differences that make one sex or the other more suited for a specific job. That denigrates neither - it just sorts society into equally valuable jobs which are performed more efficiently by one or the other. **** And I bet SouthernBelle knows something many women and men have forgotten - it's a whole lot more fun acting out the roles when men act like men and women act like women and we all play the game and enjoy life as equal but thankfully different! **** Any good man who values his life knows women are superior to men and don't argue with them because even if you win, you lose!! :-) **** Jeremiah
Steve Mehlman July 11, 2014 at 02:01 pm
You are right about one thing. Even if you win, you lose. :)..... But age discrimination is a soreRead More point with me; I've had it happen to me. And I'd ask Southernbelle to walk a mile in my shoes before condemning me for just "bitching.".....I think that age discrimination robs our society of strong, competent, experienced, knowledgeable people....Also, Jeremiah if someone is physically and mentally fit for combat, why shouldn't they serve?.... There are so many ways to measure an individual's capabilities. So why do we ignore all of them and just base this life-altering decision on an arbitrary age...a calendar no more determines a person's fitness and ability than his wallet determines the amount of money he has.
Sherman Oaks Hospital. Patch file photo.
yoyo July 7, 2014 at 12:28 pm
Say what? This guy is unreal. Shoot him.
Desert Rat July 7, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Can we get a comment from Alice Cooper on this one?
all-c-ing-eye July 7, 2014 at 01:56 pm
not the 1st time some stiff got a stiff from a stiff.
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Chastity Lake July 5, 2014 at 04:31 pm
Buster, are a moron?
Chastity Lake July 5, 2014 at 04:34 pm
Buster - random DUI checkpoints are constitutional. Lorelei - no federal or state court can overruleRead More the SC.
Chastity Lake July 5, 2014 at 04:36 pm
There is only a time/manner/place restriction on DUI stops in California. A static location isRead More allowed, with every car that passes through checked. The reason is to avoid targeting based on impermissible grounds.
LAPD union reps have reached a contract agreement with the city. Patch file photo.
Scott Zwartz July 4, 2014 at 08:26 am
This leaking of the "deal" is the typical way Garcetti is untrustworthy and misleading.Read More The Union is showing integrity in face of Garcetti's unethical leaking of the "deal" in what will be shown to be a deceptive and misleading manner. Garcetti is famous for Headlines Uber Alles. All Garcetti wants are favorable headlines knowing that people remember nothing else and follow up stories, if they ever get printed, generally are inconsequential. For Garcetti, Headlines are more important than Anything else. Garcetti Speak has no room for integrity or truth. I look fowdard to learning about the real agreement which the City struck with the officers. I certainly hope that the City is treating the officers better than it has in the past, but I suspect training and updating of equipment are both seriously under-funded
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Jeff Allen July 4, 2014 at 10:32 am
Ziegler...detectives are in the same overtime pool as the police officers. They are not paying cashRead More overtime for either so the white time banks get filled up until they are forced to give time off. Because they don't have overtime cash to pay does not mean the work stops. Patrol has the same problem which is why the deployments are short. No other city or county is not paying cash overtime at this period. It is robbing Pete to pay Paul. The cash overtime they are talking about in this contract is less than the amount of cash overtime the department spent in the late 90's are early 2000's. But think about this...if a detective responds to a fresh homicide, processes the scene, attends the autopsy, interviews witnesses, does a canvas of the scene for additional witnesses, writes reports, books evidence, and possibly arrests a suspect and interviews the suspect, writes and serves search warrants, I think you can see that overtime gets piled up fairly quickly. It's no different if you are working burglary, robbery, or sexual assault crimes. So if they City gives you time on the books instead of case, guess what?, pretty soon you have around 600 hours on the book and the boss tells you to take some time off so that you don't get to a point where they have to pay you cash. But the same thing is happening in patrol. When an officer or detective retires or leaves the department, guess what?, you have to cash the person out at that time, and if that overtime was earned when the person was younger, before raises or promotions, they are going to be cashed out at what they are earning at the time. The reason you can't get a hold of a detective has nothing to do with the Union asking for more overtime. Many are not at the office because they are on forced days off because of banked overtime. In addition to that, detectives don't sit at desks all day even though television makes it seem like that. Detectives have to follow-up on crimes, meet witnesses, serve search warrants and subpoenas, attend crime control meetings, meet with the District Attorney's Office, stay in contact with witnesses and make sure they get to court which can be a task if they are not comfortable testifying, relocate witnesses, travel to prisons throughout the state to interview suspects......detective divisions are depleted due to the above, retirements, and the fact that the city is way below the amount of detectives they should have, however, with the city freeze on promotions, very few detectives have been made in the past few years, way below the attrition rate. Those are the reasons you may not be able to contact a detective and here right back from them. It has nothing to do with just working a 6 hour day because they work 40 hours a week like everyone else and probably several hours in overtime a week. Excessive overtime balances are forcing officers to take time off.
Ziegler July 4, 2014 at 03:23 pm
Dear Jeff Allen, other officers, and the Community, I wish that the patch would let us divideRead More paregraphs- oh well. I have personal experience galore regarding the hours that Detectives put in. I was brutally attacked by a viscious criminal who threatened my life and told me that he would murder me as he had done others unless I met him at a phone booth at Sepulveda and Roscoe St. Immediately I telephoned the police Station so that they could apprehend this fellow they had been desperately seeking. We are so sorry I was told, You know that only detectives are allowed to arrest the really bad felons, and Detectives do not work Saturdays, Sundays or after 4:00 p.m. weekdays. So with black and white police cars passing him on the Street he could not be arrested. Since that time Detectives who are as you say in the same pool, only they have some different rules as far as arrests go, and any cop should be able to make the arrest, FRIDAY HAS BEEN ADDED TO TIME OFF FOR DETECTIVES. If the public only knew these things THIS WOULD NOT CONTINUE. All of my life I have been law abiding, but I could not get help from the police when needed. Ultimately the guy was arrested and went to prison but he is out now and walks the streets, God help us all. The Federal Government helps Mafiosa and thevery worst law breakers to relocate but not for the law abiding victims of high crimes, for the money that is accumulated in California is in the millions of dollars unspent because victims must front the thousands of dollars up front. The only money from the fund is when a business goes under due to victimization. Let me be clear. I AM NOT CONDEMNING THE FORCE AND I AM VERY PRO POLICE. I take issue with some of the rules established over which you had no control, such as Fri. Sat. Sun. off for Detectives and not allowing you to make the arrest when you should when Detectives are off. At the time that the Attacker was free, I was forced to vacate my home and he was breaking in nightly. Detectives chose not to work at night so that he could have been arrested before he did further harm. Yes, he did do a great deal of harm he cut up a woman's face and raped her.
Jeff Allen July 4, 2014 at 07:55 pm
Ziegler, I am not discounting the fact that you have had a terrible experience which you were aRead More victim. I am just clarifying information. Some of the information that you are stating as far as detective hours and such is incorrect. If you were told this, then I am informing you that it is incorrect. ANY police officer can make an arrest at any time of the day or night and any day of the week, holidays included. If a patrol officer encounters a felony suspect of any crime he would be bound to make the arrest. It is not true that only detectives can arrest the really bad felony suspects. Patrol officers can make any arrest. It also not true that detectives do not work Fridays. It may be true that the particular detective that was assigned to your case may have been off on Friday. Many detectives work a 4/10 schedule, or 4 days at 10 hours a day. Some detectives take Friday off, some Monday, and some in the middle of the week, but there are detectives at work every weekday. Some detective still work a traditional 5 day a week 8 hour workday, and some a 9/80 schedule. If your particular detective is not working, another should be able to assist you. Most divisions also have at least 1 night detective working. Without knowing the particulars of your case, I can make an educated guess on what occurred based on what you stated. My guess is that the detective assigned to your case was off that day and you told whoever you were speaking to on the phone about the suspect and his location. If the officer you were speaking do did a small amount of research he may have determined that it was a case that was pending, in other words the detective was working on the case and as of yet did not have enough to file the case or obtain a warrant. Often people do not understand that in some cases it takes a substantial amount of investigation to have enough to file a case. You can have probable cause to make an arrest, but that does not mean that it is enough to file a case. You must file a case within 48 court hours or the arrestee must be set free. In many cases a detective will not want to make a premature arrest because they know the case will not get filed and the suspect will walk free and now knows the police are investigating him. It prohibits the detective from doing further investigation. My point is that there is often more to just going out and picking someone up. But please understand that any officer can make any arrest at any time. If you have a situation that you are not sure of, speak to the watch commander at the division. One more point, as I stated in a previous post, although detectives do not work on the weekend, often the night watch detective does and detectives are on-call for serious crimes on weekends. Some of the reasons that the overtime banks are high is because they are called in to work on there days off. If you are curious as to why detectives do not regularly work weekends it is because the courts are closed on those days. In that case, the detectives regular off days would be during the week which would cause overtime when detectives had to file cases or go to court. Again, I am not discounting your experience. I just want to make sure that you have the correct information so that you can be prepared if anything like that occurs again.
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desertpatriot June 28, 2014 at 05:30 pm
"very cute Hispanic lady who couldn't find her (epithet) with both of her hands."*****Read More 'breasts'????
The Beast ! June 29, 2014 at 11:44 am
Cops suing Cops over talking non-sense ! WTF ! SMFH !
The Beast ! June 29, 2014 at 11:44 am
What about the fact that someone obtained an illegal recording ?
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Ken Lewis June 29, 2014 at 04:49 pm
So how does it feel when one of your fellow trigger happy buddies kills one of their own? The manRead More says he could have killed a truck load of them. What a fine attitude from one of the city's finest.
Alex White July 3, 2014 at 01:38 pm
Posted July 3, 2014-- 3:08 AM; 3:11 AM; 1:40 PM; 1:43 PM zenia commented on the article "LAPDRead More Detective Relieved of Duty over Racist Comments He Made about 1997 Valley Shooting" you commented on in Police & Fire: so...let me get this straight...you're final point is "...I always thought that it was against the law to tape record another police officer in a police facility without a warrant or permission." I'm always amazed as to why people who think like the above are able to even get hired let alone become a peace officer, etc. Clearly, any one who is prejudiced, biased and frankly, quite stupid ought to be, as well, placed on home confinement the same as the idiot/racist/murderer in the article. Ad Hominem attacks aside, yeah, it's that bothersome constitutional thing again...really a nuisance when Due Process is involved. I didn't make up the particular Company Policy or write any of the myriad of laws legislated and duly enacted to protect the rights of the citizens of a democratic society-- even employees of LE agencies. But I do obey the laws that I do know so as not to get into trouble. It's fairly easy. I signed a paper when I was "authorized" to carry tape recorder in my pocket that I would obey the law and not abuse this particular tool. If I recall correctly, it was an FBI thing. Otherwise, I could get fired and get into some serious legal issues without employer representation. When called to task by supervisors-- as any employee will at some time have to endure-- it was always brought up that the tape recorder must be off-- at least mine. Get it? Personally, I always thought "breaking the law to enforce the law," or at least a personal vendetta, was pretty bogus, and also a small skid-mark over any person's Civil Rights. Fortunately, the prior 1997 "Road Rage" incident was thoroughly investigated, adjudicated, and the results were determined to be "justified." As such, it was discovered that there was no criminal activity, such as a homicide, except by Gaines who engaged in a "deadly assault and attempted homicide"-- still crimes irrespective of color, or "color of authority, or an uninformed, non-professional, personal opinion-- prejudicial and biased by default. The civil matter is an altogether different thing. I was not involved in "accessing" the matter, either criminally or civilly, so my personal opinion is merely that and mostly irrelevant. However, I did pay very close attention to the proceedings so as to avoid such incidents if possible-- either professionally or in private life. And so far I have. Sorry you find that offensive and "stupid," but then to each his own as they say.... Some people call it training, education, and being street smart. At least you didn't call me a Nazi and type in CAPS. Thanks for the laugh as I just luv intellectual satire and comedic irony.
zenia July 3, 2014 at 04:40 pm
"Thanks for the laugh as I just luv intellectual satire and comedic irony." if you thinkRead More this is bothersome to me...think again...you don't matter...you are are not only inhumane - you're less than a MAN...
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Irene DeBlasio June 26, 2014 at 09:18 am
@ChristineShade Probably sushi-powered -- Studio City is sushi-central, we are proud to say. LOL
D.L June 26, 2014 at 11:52 am
Hurrah!! for the brigade of firemen who fought this blaze!
Elke Heitmeyer June 26, 2014 at 12:58 pm
Seems strange. Irons shut themselves off after a few minutes of inaction. Thanks to the firefightersRead More for not letting the fire spread!
A hookah. Patch file photo.
Sheri Haas June 26, 2014 at 07:43 am
So go live where this is not illegal. Everyone wants to live in America and then complains. FindRead More somewhere that meets your needs better. Actually breathing is the point. I dont need my air polluted by smokers. Follow the laws or work to change them.
Ron O June 26, 2014 at 09:15 am
Why are you going to a Hookah lounge to eat Sheri? Let's ban cars too. People like you areRead More Stalinists.
Mary A June 26, 2014 at 12:35 pm
I'm a smoker and fully agree the LAPD was enforcing the laws, that's what they are supposed to do.Read More My unhealthy habit should not impose on others rights to have a smoke free eating area. If I need a fix, I go to a smoking area or someplace it won't bother others. It's not all about me.
Fireworks. Patch file photo.
Saltwater June 26, 2014 at 06:19 am
Thank you, LASD for reminding us how dangerous fireworks. How many helpless watermelon areRead More needlessly destroyed every year by fireworks?
molly rogers June 26, 2014 at 07:40 am
I wish everyone would go to the parks or beaches. They have beautiful displays there. Last yearRead More my neighbourhood was like a war zone with all the illegal fireworks. They literally shook my house. A neighbours's tree caught on fire, another's attic caught fire, another's porch was scorched. All the poor animals are terrified and several traumatized dogs were running down the middle of the road. We could not catch them. Everything is so dry because of the drought so they are a fire hazard. Not to mention all the injuries that occur every year. Used to be it was just July4th but now they start weeks before and end weeks afterwards.
Jannet Bornkomm June 26, 2014 at 10:14 am
In the 91343 zip code illegal fireworks are rampant. For the past few weeks flying illegalRead More fireworks can be spotted from my house. Why isn't law enforcement doing anything?
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