Redondo Beach Crime: Grease Theft Attempt

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

The Redondo Beach Police Department recently dealt with a thief allegedly attempting to steal grease, a sexual assault and burglaries, according to the department's Recent Law Enforcement Events news release covering reports received Jan. 14 through last Wednesday.

Sexual Assault

Jan. 27, 7:45 a.m.; Beryl Street
Redondo Beach Police were dispatched to the parking lot of the Vons grocery store on Beryl Street to meet a female who said that she was a victim of rape. According to police, the victim consumed alcohol, walked to Dominguez Park and then passed out. When she awoke, police said she believed that she was the victim of a sexual assault. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Redondo Beach Police investigations division at 310-379-2477, extension 1-2714. 


Jan. 22, 12:03 a.m.; 2500 block of Curtis Avenue
During an argument, police said a male intentionally splashed beer in the face of a female victim and then allegedly vandalized her parked car by smashing the windshield with an unknown object. The male suspect then fled the scene but police say he returned a short time later and hid inside the residence. Police said they were eventually able to make contact with the male.

Commercial Burglary

Jan. 29, 11:50 p.m.; 200 block of North Harbor Drive
Ian Salavaria was arrested after police said he used bodily force to gain entry to a storage shed to allegedly steal used grease. No grease was stolen.

Jan. 24, 1800 block of South Pacific Coast Highway
A suspect described as a male white adult, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds allegedly entered a business office, opened an unlocked safe and took money from it.

Jan. 23, 1800 block of South Pacific Coast Highway
An unknown person entered a business through the front door and took a Coach purse, keys, coins, gift cards, drivers license and prescription medication from underneath a desk.

Drug Possession/Intent to Sell

Jan. 19, 4:30 p.m.; 100 W. Torrance Boulevard (Redondo Pier)
Officers at the Redondo Beach Pier arrested a man on suspicion of possession of LSD and marijuana with the intent to sell. Officers also obtained a search warrant for the man's home in Lawndale and additional narcotics and money in his home, police said.

Unresponsive Individual

Jan. 15, 5:00 p.m.; 1400 block of the Esplanade
A male adult was found unresponsive in his vehicle and was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police said there was no evidence a crime occurred and the case is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Coroners Office.

Residential Burglary

Jan. 27-28; 2400 block of Harriman Lane
Someone entered an unlocked garage and stole a baby seat, stroller and a silver 2012 Chrysler Town & Country van. Police are still looking for the vehicle which has California license plates reading 6WNA108.

Jan. 22-25; 1300 block of Amethyst
An unknown person used a tool to remove the door knob to a garage then proceeded to take an electric guitar and two amplifiers

Jan. 26; 3500 block of Gibson Place
Someone removed the window screens of a residence in an attempt to gain entry to the home. However, the person was no able to gain entry and no items were taken.

Jan. 18, 9:00 p.m.; 400 block of Avenue E
Someone entered an unlocked residence and allegedly stole a computer, wallets and other property totaling more than $9,000 in value. Police said the crime scene investigator responded to the home to collect evidence. The investigation is ongoing.

Jan. 19, 10:30 p.m.; 500 block of Camino Real
After returning home from dinner, a resident and family members found that their home had been burglarized. Police said the burglars took more than $50,000 worth of property including jewelry and electronics.

Vehicle Burglary

Jan. 27-28; 2400 block of Artesia Boulevard
Someone gained entry to a vehicle and took a camper, cash, paperwork and gifts from the vehicle.

Jan. 27; 500 block of the Esplanade
An unknown person smashed the passenger window of an SUV and proceeded to take a Magelan GPS, Garmin GPS, two dive tanks, a scuba BCD, scuba regulators, dive computer, sunglasses and cash.

Jan. 25-26; 400 block of Firmona Avenue
An unknown individual attempted to punch in the door lock of an SUV's driver's side door. No items were taken from the vehicle.

Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m.; 900 block of Pacific Coast Highway
An unknown person or persons allegedly forced their way into two locked vehicles at Harmony Yoga by smashing their windows and proceeded to take designer purses, cell phones and other valuables totaling $4,000 in value.

Driving Under the Influence

Jan. 14, 12:45 a.m.; 400 block of El Redondo Avenue
A driver of a vehicle allegedly ran his car into a chain link fence bordering the parking lot of Redondo Union High School. Upon arrival, police said they found the damaged fence along with a vehicle that had damage to its front end. Upon investigation, police said they discovered the driver of the vehicle was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Stolen Vehicles

Jan. 28-29; 700 block of North Catalina Avenue
A 2013 Carson racer trailer was stolen along with a 2007 Honda 150R red motorcycle and 2010 Honda 250R red motorcycle that were parked inside of it.

Jan. 24, 9:35 p.m.; 2600 block of 190th Street
A helicopter from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Torrance Police Department located a stolen SL63 Mercedes vehicle by using vehicle tracking equipment. The car was found in a parking lot with nobody inside. Police say the vehicle was stolen from Manhattan Beach and thus notified Manhattan Beach Police about the recovery of the vehicle.

Jan. 23-24; 1000 block of Emerald Street
A black 2007 Chevy Avalanche with California license plate 8N34728 was stolen.

Jan. 23-24; 1200 block of Gertruda Avenue
A gray 2009 Ford F150 truck with license plates 8L67977 was stolen.

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

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Wolfman February 25, 2013 at 05:24 PM
I am proud of the Redondo Beach Police Department for not getting involved with the LAPD shooting of the two innocent newspaper ladies


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