DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - In the Central City Crime Report, we survey the recent week in public safety. All information is provided by the LAPD’s Central Division.
If You Can’t Stand the Heat: An unidentified individual climbed over a fence and entered an unlocked storage room at Vankirk Electric, at 936 S. Olive St., on May 2. The person took $24,150 worth of electrical wiring for residential ovens.
Marijuana + Bike = Theft: A man brought his bike inside a medical marijuana dispensary at 102 E. 12th St. on May 8. Two suspects awaiting their medicinal marijuana stole the road bike from inside the dispensary and fled.
Tenacious Thief: An unidentified man entered the clothing store New Fashion at 1160 Santee St. on May 4 and grabbed some cash from the register. The owner confronted the suspect, who put the money on the counter, then grabbed a briefcase the owner was holding. The thief ran out of the store.
Repeat Offender: Larry Donnell Earley was arrested on suspicion of taking an unattended wallet at Eighth and Los Angeles streets. The wallet had $1,000 in cash inside. Earley has been arrested more than 20 times.
Shattered Glass: Two police officers arrested a man on suspicion of aggravated assault at Maple Avenue and Seventh Street on May 9. After getting into the back of the patrol car, the suspect kicked out the back window, shattering the glass. The officers were treated for shards of glass in their eyes.
Ugly Scene: Firefighters on May 9 found a body covered with a bloody sleeping bag in the 300 block of North Main Street. Authorities found a bloodstained concrete block 10 feet from the deceased man.
More Bikes Stolen: Six bikes were reported stolen from May 3-9, including a $1,200 business improvement district bike left unattended and unlocked on the sidewalk in the 600 block of South Olive Street.
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