Palisades Crime Report: Rampage and 8 Burglaries

An LAPD van parked outside 111 Marquez Pl. on Monday, Aug. 11 where an elderly woman was kidnapped and carjacked.
An LAPD van parked outside 111 Marquez Pl. on Monday, Aug. 11 where an elderly woman was kidnapped and carjacked.

The following crime report is supplied by the Los Angeles Police Department West L.A. Division. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

Kidnapping, home invasion and carjacking rampage

Between 7 and 8 a.m. Aug. 11 in the 100 block of Marquez Place, 15700 block of Bowdoin and 16800 block of Sunset, Brian Cruz, 44, of Los Angeles, was arrested for carjacking/kidnapping after entering the first victim’s home and demanding car keys. The suspect carjacked a second victim and did a home invasion/carjacking on a third victim, according to Los Angeles police. He’s been charged with four felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon; three counts of carjacking; two counts each of first-degree burglary, second-degree robbery, criminal threats and reckless driving causing injury; and one count each of kidnapping and false imprisonment by violence.

Home burglaries

  • 200 block of Notteargenta – Between 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. July 29, a suspect entered a home through an unlocked door and took a camera and a laptop computer.
  • 1100 block of Via de la Paz – At 5:55 a.m. Aug. 5, two suspects entered a construction site and took tools. Police describe the suspects as a white man, 5’7” and 180 pounds, between 40 and 50 years old. The second suspect is a white man, 5’9” and between 20 and 30 years old.
  • 200 block of Monte Grigio Dr. – Between 5:15 and 5:35 p.m. Aug. 5, the suspect entered a home through an open door and took jewelry and iPads.
  • 17000 block of Bollinger – Between 5 and 10:15 p.m. Aug. 11, a suspect entered a victim’s home by prying open a window and took jewelry.

Vehicle burglaries

  • 14600 block of Drummond – Between 9 p.m. Aug. 3 and 6:30 a.m. Aug 4, a suspect entered a vehicle and took golf clubs, sunglasses and an iPad.
  • Temescal Canyon/Sunset – Between 9 and 10:30 a.m. Aug. 10, a suspect smashed a window on a vehicle and took a purse, money and keys.
  • 1100 block of Monument – Between 12 and 6:30 a.m. Aug. 10, a suspect entered an unlocked vehicle and took a wallet, money and credit cards.
  • 600 block of Kingman – Between 10 p.m. Aug. 10 and 8 a.m. Aug. 11, a suspect entered a victim’s vehicle and took gift cards.

Vandalism 

17500 block of Posetano – At 12:05 p.m. Aug. 3, a suspect, who has been identified,  smashed the front window of a home.