Police Blotter: Battery, Bike Theft and Vandalism

One burglarized subterranean garage also makes this week's crime roundup.

This week's blotter includes two reported cases of graffiti, one residential burglary, and battery assault outside a bust stop. Read on for more information on incidents that occurred within the past week as compiled by the .

Bicycle theft

Someone stole a secured bicycle on the 1400 block of Laurel Avenue on Jul. 10 at about 10:30 p.m. The 1-year-old bike was taken from an apartment building's subterranean garage. The loss was valued at about $1,000.


Someone vandalized an undisclosed West Hollywood home on Jul. 11 between 3:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. A suspect allegedly threw a brick through the rear view window of a vehicle parked outside the residence, as well as one through an office window. The informant, who was house-sitting, was awoken by a loud noise around 3:30 a.m. on Monday. At 6:30 a.m., he allegedly discovered shattered glass. The deputy reported no witnesses or surveillance cameras near the residence. Damage amounted to $1,000. The report also noted the homeowner's son held a party Monday that was broken up by the Sheriff's Department. 

A case of graffiti/tagging was reported Jul. 11 on the 1100 block of La Brea Avenue. While patrolling northbound around 6 a.m., a West Hollywood Sheriff's deputy observed large amounts of graffiti murals and tagging on the south-facing upper and lower walls of a vacant Discover Flooring. There was additional tagging discovered on the north-facing wall of the main building, as well as on the detached building. The loss was valued at $2,150. The deputy contacted the property owner.


A woman was physically assaulted outside a bus stop on the 1100 block of La Brea Avenue on Jul. 11 around 5:30 p.m. The victim allegedly asked the male suspect about his tattoos while riding the bus. Both exited. The victim went to Carl's Jr. to get something to eat, and as she headed back to the bus stop, the suspect allegedly elbowed her in the chest, stood in a boxing stance, and proceeded to punch her in the nose for about 30 seconds. The suspect ran northbound on La Brea out of site. 

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