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Friday 1/28/22 Venice Beach, CA boardwalk homeless clean up aka sweep. Filmed by Cop Watch Venice

"Park Rangers are back for the Friday boardwalk homeless clean up and are pretty nice to everyone today. LAPD was out at night again harassing everyone into moving for no reason, so there wasn't much for anyone to do. It's disgusting how LAPD is out in the middle of the night harassing elderly homeless people in wheelchairs, more disgusting this is the treatment the wealthy property owners ask for. They like helping the city screw themselves over apparently.

The Ferrari was there for a renegade photo shoot, LAPD did not care they were driving around illegally, they were too tired from waking up people sleeping in wheelchairs."

Cop Watch Venice follows LAPD pacific division on world famous Venice beach, showing a point-of-view style cop watch and update on Venice's current conditions. We make edited shorts, full scenes and are working on a documentary about homelessness and city failures. Donate to Cop Watch Venice via Cop Watch Venice Paypal


Video by Brian Behrens:

An early morning on October 27th, 2021


The Los Angeles Fire Department’s Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section today arrested a suspect in connection with a recent series of arson fires in the Venice area and is seeking the public's help in locating an additional suspect in the crimes.

The fires occurred early Tuesday, January 25, 2022, on Ocean Front Walk near Westminster Avenue. Thanks to prompt reporting of the fires to 9-1-1, firefighters quickly extinguished the blazes before flames could cause injury or extend to any structure.

Police say the suspect, a homeless male, is alleged to be involved in a string of fires on the Boardwalk.

In canvassing the community in the hours that followed, plainclothes LAFD Investigators - working closely with Patrol Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Community Police Station, received helpful tips from neighbors, including surveillance video that allowed them to quickly apprehend a suspect and obtain imagery of his suspected accomplice.

Suspect Jonathan Michael Noriega, age 32, is currently in custody and expected to be charged with the crime of arson. His suspected accomplice remains at large.

"Protecting our community from the scourge of firesetting takes teamwork, and in this case, that teamwork paid off with the timely arrest of a suspected arsonist," said Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief Roy Paige, Commander of the LAFD Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section.

Anyone who knows the identity or location of the outstanding suspect (seen in a photo below) or who can tie these individuals to other crimes or fires should call the Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 222-8477.



ARRESTEE:
Name: Jonathan Michael Noriega
DOB: 01/01/1990
Last Known Residence: Norwalk, California Court Case: Will Be Presented to Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
Bail: TBD by DA’s Office
Charge: TBD by DA’s Office
Date and Time of Fire Incident: January 25, 2022 at 2:31 AM PST
LAFD Incident Number: 01252022-0117



OUTSTANDING SUSPECT:
Unknown Adult Male, Approximately 6'1" tall, Thin Build, Wearing a Dress-Like Cloth On His Legs


Video by Noshington Wells:

Topanga on Wednesday, January 26th.


Another night of arson on the Venice Boardwalk. Earlier this week, the live webcam caught 2 assholes setting fire to trash destroying a bench, now on Tuesday night 15 trash cans were set on fire.



Filmed on 1/26/22 by Cop Watch Venice

" LAPD and sanitation surprise everyone left on the boardwalk with a Wednesday clean up. They are doing it because of the upcoming super bowl and playoffs and surprisingly wasted more money than normal with this one. Over 10 cops standing around, 12 sanitation workers, and nobody did anything. The business improvement district guy power washed the pagodas after sanitation kicked everyone out, but they are not supposed to clean the boardwalk whatsoever and are paid by property owners separate money to clean around their properties only. They broke major federal laws acting as city employees and misappropriating homelessness funding. This is a federal crime that happens all the time because people here don't care what the city does and apparently like it. FBI is currently investigating the city and it's intentionally wasting homelessness funding, hopefully my reports on it will lead to an indictment or two."

Cop Watch Venice follows LAPD pacific division on world famous Venice beach, showing a point-of-view style cop watch and update on Venice's current conditions. We make edited shorts, full scenes and are working on a documentary about homelessness and city failures. Donate to Cop Watch Venice via Cop Watch Venice Paypal
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) continues cautioning residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to be careful of swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters:

Mother’s Beach in Marina Del Rey
Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica
Pico-Kenter Storm Drain at Santa Monica Beach (South Tower 20)
Leo Carrillo State Beach in Malibu
Malibu Lagoon at Surfrider Beach
Topanga Canyon Beach in Malibu

The warning has been issued due to bacterial levels exceeding health standards when last tested.

Use the map below to obtain the current water quality status of your favorite beach location. Use your mouse wheel to zoom into a particular location. Click on the marker to identify the sampling location.




Beach Hazard Statement in effect through Wednesday evening per the National Weather Service. A long period west swell will bring rising surf to area beaches through Wednesday, along with strong rip currents. Elevated surf conditions of 4-6' and strong rip currents will exist for most Los Angeles County Beaches.


Caltrans wants to know if you prefer construction work on the Big Rock Retaining Wall project in Malibu, to take place during the day or night.

Share your preference for daytime/nighttime construction work by taking the online survey through January 31 at Malibu Secant Wall Project Survey

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