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Machetes, rooftop entries, and knowing the drill: This Week in Newton

Feb. 24, 2012, 12:30 p.m.

The headquarters of the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Division. (Credit: Google Maps)


In "This Week in Newton," OnCentral recaps some of the week's occurrences in Newton Division of the Los Angeles Police Department.

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For the week beginning with February 17 and ending on February 24, incidents within the division included:

[February 18, 2012 at approximately 3:30 a.m.] 1200 block of East Vernon Avenue: A 36-year-old male Hispanic got into a verbal dispute with a 34-year-old Hispanic male in a multi-unit dwelling and then hit him over the head with a stick. The suspect and victim were related and both were intoxicated. The suspect was arrested.

February 19, 2012 at approximately 5:30 p.m. Intersection of Hooper Avenue and 50th Street: A 29-year-old black male attacked a 21-year-old Hispanic male with a machete. The suspect was arrested.

February 19, 2012 at approximately 3 p.m. 600 block of East 28th Street: A 37-year-old black male with black hair and brown eyes shot a 31-year-old black man in the head with a handgun in what is believed to be a dispute over the victim's history of domestic violence. The suspect is 5'10" and 200 pounds and is still at large. No arrests were made.

February 19, 2012 at approximately 2 p.m. Intersection of 21st Street and Central Avenue: Two Hispanic males approached a 35-year-old black male and asked where he was from; when the black male replied that he didn't partake in illegal gang activities, one of the suspects produced a knife and stabbed him numerous times. Both suspects fled and are at large. No arrests were made.

February 22, 2012 at approximately 9:30 p.m. 1500 block of East 22nd Street: A male suspect approached a 47-year-old black man, who was standing on his porch, and shot at him with a hand gun. The victim was shot. The suspect is at large and no arrests were made.

February 22, 2012 at approximately 1 a.m. 2300 block of Hill Street: Four suspects pried open the rear window of a car belonging to an Asian female and removed clothing, jewelry, money and computer equipment from the vehicle. The suspects are described as follows: a black 20-to-25-year-old black man with black hair and brown eyes, between 5'10" and 6'02" and weighing between 170 and 180 pounds; a 20-to-25-year-old male with a goatee, between 5'08" and 6'0" and 160 and 170 pounds; a male between 5'06" and 5'10" weighing between 150 and 160 pounds; and a female between 5'04" and 5'06" weighing between 165-180 pounds. All four suspects are still at large and no arrests were made.

February 22, 2012 at approximately 8:30 p.m. 2400 block of Griffith Avenue: An unknown suspect entered a building through the roof by way of an electrical pole, removed computer equipment from the building and then left the premises at his or her point of entry. The suspect is at large and no arrests were made.

February 22, 2012 at approximately 5 p.m. 4900 block of Ascot Avenue: A 16-year-old black male with brown hair approached a 14-year-old victim who was on a bike, brandished a knife and said, "You know the drill." He then shoved the victim off his bike and took it. The suspect, who is 5'09" and 140 pounds, is still at large. No arrests were made.

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