University Park Blotter: a handgun shot and three punches

Feb. 27 - March 5, 2019

Our weekly Crosstown University Park Blotter is a rundown of crimes in one neighborhood. University Park is unique in that there are two law enforcement agencies patrolling the area – the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and DPS.

You can find the most recent two editions of our blotter here and here. In the style of newspaper police blotters, we’re choosing a selection of incidents, some criminal and some not, reported to both the LAPD and DPS.

 

Feb. 27, 2019

 

From DPS:

 

Battery | 2 p.m. | 30th Pl. and Vermont Ave.

“A student reported that a suspect punched him in the face without provocation while he was jogging near the location.”

 

From the LAPD:

 

Battery | 10:30 p.m. | 3000 block of Royal St.

Suspect, who was victim’s roommate, pushed victim to the ground on the street. The victim was a 19-year-old Asian male.

 

Feb. 28, 2019

From DPS:

 

Fire alarm | 5:44 a.m. | The Kathleen L. McCarthy Honors House (3096 S. McClintock Ave.)

“A fire alarm was activated by smoke from burnt food.”

 

From the LAPD:

 

Battery | 4:10 p.m. | Adams Blvd. and Figueroa St.

Suspect, who was homeless or transient, physically assaulted victim. The suspect was known to the victim. The victim was a 55-year-old Hispanic male.

 

Aggravated assault | 6:10 p.m. | Adams Blvd. and Figueroa St.

Suspect followed victim using vehicle and shot at them using a handgun. Nobody was injured. The victim was a 19-year-old black female.

 

Intimate partner assault | 11:40 p.m. |  28th St. and Figueroa St.

The victim’s current or former partner physically assaulted the victim on the street. The victim was an 18-year-old black male.

March 1, 2019

From DPS:

 

Welfare Check | 7:46 a.m. | The Lorenzo Apartments (325 W. Adams Blvd.)

“A welfare check was conducted on a student at the location who had not been attending classes or turning in his assignments for several weeks. The student was unharmed when contacted by officers and they cleared the scene after concluding that he was not a danger to himself or others.”

 

Battery | 3:30 p.m. | A Popeyes location near USC

“A student reported that a suspect punched him in the face without provocation while he was standing near the location.”

 

From the LAPD:

 

Aggravated assault | 1:55 p.m. | 27th St. and Orchard Ave.

A student was punched by the suspect and knocked unconscious on the sidewalk. The victim was a 22-year-old Asian male.

 

Vandalism | 6 p.m. | 2200 block of Toberman St.

Suspect vandalized victim’s property and caused damages worth $400 or more. The suspect was above the age of 60 and is the victim’s sister. The victim was a 62-year-old black female.

 

March 2, 2019

From DPS:

 

Sexual battery | 11:22 a.m. | Von KleinSmid Center (3518 Trousdale Pkwy.)

“A suspect on a bicycle approached a non-USC female from behind and slapped her buttocks as he passed her. The suspect then rode away and disappeared from sight.”

 

From the LAPD:

 

Sexual assault | 11:15 p.m. | 500 block of W. 27th St.

Suspect, after a date with the victim and while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, forcibly performed oral sex on the victim. The victim was a 19-year-old white female.

March 3, 2019

From DPS:

 

Theft | 9:30 a.m. | Target Express (3131 S. Hoover St.)

“A suspect removed a cellular phone.”

 

March 4, 2019

From DPS:

 

Battery | 7:50 p.m. | Keck Hospital of USC (1500 San Pablo St.)

“A non-USC male reported that his brother punched him in the face and abdomen during a dispute inside the location. The male did not desire criminal prosecution of the matter.”

 

March 5, 2019

From DPS:

 

Welfare check | 1:14 a.m. | The Lorenzo Apartments (325 W. Adams Blvd.)

“A welfare check was conducted on a student at the location who was reported to be distraught over school and family issues. The student was asleep when officers arrived and he was left in the care of his roommate.”

 

From the LAPD:

 

Intimate partner aggravated assault | 12:15 a.m. | 1900 block of Bonsallo Ave.

Victim was kicked by the suspect, who was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The suspect was/is their partner. The victim was a 30-year-old Hispanic male.

 

How we did it: We looked at both publicly available LAPD data and the daily log DPS of reports of incidents and crimes in the University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. For neighborhood boundaries, we rely on the borders defined by the Los Angeles Times. Learn more about our data here.

 

LAPD data and DPS logs only reflect incidents that are reported to the department, not how many crimes actually occurred. In making our calculations, we rely on the data that the LAPD makes publicly available through the Open Data Portal and the logs DPS makes publicly available on its website. On occasion, LAPD or DPS may update past crime reports with new information, or recategorize past reports. Those revised reports do not always automatically become part of the public database.

 

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