In "Last 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 June 3 and ending on June 9, incidents within the division included:
June 4, 2012 at approximately 9:00 a.m.: 4400 block of South Central Avenue: A Latino woman in her mid-to late twenties drove her car into oncoming traffic in an attempt to hit an acquaintance, who might have been her neighbor or landlord. After missing the victim, the suspect fled to an unknown location. The suspect was driving a black 1995 Chevrolet. No arrests have been made.
June 8, 2012 at approximately 8:30 p.m.: 1300 block of 42nd Street: A 58-year-old man threatened to harm a victim in an residential complex. The 5’10”, tattooed suspect pulled out a butcher knife and made stabbing motions, which caused the victim to back up in fear. The suspect was later arrested.
June 4 to June 5, 2012, sometime between 9:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.: 1500 block of E 32nd Street: The battery from a black 1990 Honda was forcefully taken from under the hood of the car, which was pried open. An unknown suspect fled in an unknown direction. No arrests have been made.
June 6 to 7, 2012, sometime between 9:30 p.m. and 6:40 a.m.: 1100 block of East 43rd Street: An unidentified suspect cut the registration sticker off the license plate of a white 2003 Honda – without permission from the owner of the car. The suspect has not been identified and no arrests have been made.
June 6, 2012 at approximately 2:30 p.m.: 1100 block of East 27th Street: An African Grey parrot on the front porch of its owner was taken from its cage by a Latino male between 20 and 30 years old. The suspect took the bird out of the cage and escaped in his blue 1990 Toyota and fled the scene. No arrests have been made.
June 7, 2012 at approximately 5:30 a.m.: 200 block of East 25th Street: A 5-foot-5 Latino male and a 5-foot-8 red-headed female stole the wallet of a victim. The female suspect came up to both victims and said, “Give me your money.” The victims refused, causing the male suspect to hold up a baseball bat and threaten the victim. The victim then gave them his wallet. The suspects fled and no arrests have been made.
June 7, 2012 at approximately 9:45 a.m.: Intersection of 36th Place and Maple Avenue: A 35-year-old man approached a woman and asked her what time it was. The suspect then tried to take the victim’s necklace from her. The victim yelled, causing the suspect to flee to an unknown location. No arrests have been made.
June 8 to 9, 2012, sometime between 9:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. 4500 block of Alameda Street: Two men gained access to the roof of a swap meet shopping area, then broke through a window of the shop and removed electronics and clothing. Witnesses at the scene detained the suspects at the scene of the crime. The suspects were later arrested.