Part of Holloway Drive and streets leading south from Holloway to Santa Monica Boulevard were closed this afternoon as West Hollywood Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call about an attempted carjacking on Rugby Drive and Westbourne Avenue this afternoon.
The suspects failed to steal the car and drove away in another vehicle. Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division saw that vehicle, ran the license plate number, and saw that it was reported stolen. The vehicle took off and ended up crashing at Trader Joe’s at Santa Monica Boulevard and Westmount. All four suspects ran north west from that location.
The shutdown of traffic on area streets was set up with LAPD Wilshire Division officers and West Hollywood Station deputies. LAPD helicopters were immediately at the location, as well. A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department helicopter also responded, as did a department canine team.
One suspect was found. A little while later, two other suspects were located. A resident reported a sighting of the possible fourth suspect running through yards. Another containment was set up, and the LASD helicopter returned. That person was not located. The other three suspects were arrested.
The operation was a “great collaboration between LASD West Hollywood Station deputies and LAPD Wilshire Division officers to keep our communities safe,” said Lt. William Moulder of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station.
What a bunch of whiners! You are all supposed to be staying home anyway.
This was a 5 hour search and capture which more than likely cost taxpayers $225k… and the officers from two separate police forces could not even capture all four of the suspects? I’m sure Andy Griffith and Barney Fife could have handled the job from beginning to end for much less
DANNY – 100% spot on. I was nearby and it looked as if WH Sheriff emptied their cruiser parking lot.
I had the same initial thought, but it is important. Criminals need to know if they come here, they aren’t going to get away with it. Where I’m from in the Southeast U.S., police simply would come and take a police report and never actively tried to do anything for mid-level crimes. Crime rates are much higher there than out here because everyone gets away with it there.
Thanks to our police and sheriffs, for fast response.
so is there one suspect still at large?
I was not allowed to leave my apartment from 230pm until around 7pm. It suuuucked
Thank you! I’m glad someone is communicating to us about this. Sheriff’s dept seems to be deathly allergic to informing us if we can leave our homes or not.
thanks for the article but then why hasn’t the helicopter patrol stopped ?
Story has been updated to note that they are still searching for a fourth suspect.