Blotter: 3 Cars Stolen From the Esplanade

The following information was supplied by the Redondo Beach Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

FILE PHOTO: Police lights. Photo credit Nicole Mooradian.
FILE PHOTO: Police lights. Photo credit Nicole Mooradian.

The following information is from the Redondo Beach Police Department's Part I Crime Recap news release covering reports received Jan. 10-16.

Commercial burglaries

Police arrested Jeannie L. McGill in connection with a burglary at 8:45 p.m. Jan. 14 at Target in North Redondo Beach. Officers believe McGill entered the business and took items without paying before fleeing. No loss was reported as the items were recovered.

Authorities believe McGill may also be connected to a theft at Target on Nov. 9. The culprit entered the open business and took an entertainment system and two vacuum cleaners.

Nickolas L. Fortune was arrested in connection with a burglary in the 1500 block of Hawthorne Boulevard on the evening of Jan. 13. Police believe he entered a grocery store and removed items without paying before fleeing. Food was stolen, but another item was recovered.

Someone entered an open tower in the 600 block of the North Redondo Beach Bike Path at some point Jan. 11-12. The culprit stole binoculars and vandalized the walls with graffiti.

Six bottles of liquor were stolen from an open business in the 1700 block of Aviation Boulevard on Jan. 11. One of the culprits was described as a 5-foot 10-inch, 150-pound, 24-year-old black man with black hair and brown eyes. The second burglar was only described as a 5-foot 8-inch black man.

Two women entered an open business in the 600 block of North Pacific Coast Highway on Jan. 9 and tried to steal merchandise. When confronted, they dropped the items and assaulted store personnel. No loss was reported as the items were recovered. The culprits were described as 5-foot 4-inch black women in their 20s with brown hair and brown eyes. They were driving a four-door blue Chevrolet, license No. 6WOX702.

Five purses were stolen from the South Bay Galleria on Jan. 8. One culprit was described as a 5-foot 7-inch, 160-pound Hispanic man in his 20s, while the other was described as a 5-foot 9-inch, 180-pound Hispanic man in his 20s.

Residential burglary

Two boys and two girls were arrested on suspicion of burglary Jan. 15. Police believe they entered a home in the 1600 block of Ford Avenue via an unlocked front door and stole a pair of keys.

Vehicle burglaries

A burglar described as a Hispanic man in his 20s tried to break into a 2013 Volkswagen Passat parked in the 2200 block of Marshallfield Lane on Jan. 12. No loss was reported.

Someone on Jan. 8-9 smashed the rear window on the driver's side of a 1994 Honda Accord parked in the 400 block of South Prospect Avenue and stole a garage door opener.

On Jan. 8, someone smashed the rear passenger window of a 2012 Chrysler 200 parked in the 1900 block of Manhattan Beach Boulevard and stole a Macbook, purse, six gift cards, personal paperwork and a set of car keys.

Stolen vehicles

On Jan. 16, Covina police recovered a white 1994 Toyota Camry stolen from the 1300 block of the Esplanade between Jan. 9 and 13.

A green 2004 Toyota Tacoma, license No. 7K10520, was stolen Jan. 12 from the 1700 block of the Esplanade.

A white Volkswagen GTI, license No. 5WKW352, was stolen Jan. 9-10 from the 500 block of the Esplanade.

A silvery blue 2006 Toyota Matrix SR, license No. DUMBLE, was stolen Jan. 9-10 from the 2100 block of Phelan Lane.

A silver 2002 Toyota Tacoma, license No. 7H37070, was stolen Jan. 9-10 from the 2300 block of Mathews.

Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Century Division on Jan. 10 recovered a blue 2006 Toyota Solara that was stolen Dec. 30 from the 2800 block of Pinckard Avenue.

Inglewood police officers on Jan. 9 recovered a gray 1994 Honda Civic stolen from the intersection of Emerald Street and Pacific Coast Highway on Dec. 20.

Questions on this blotter should be addressed to editor Nicole Mooradian at nicole.mooradian@patch.com.


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