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|CRIME PREVENTION TIPSThe Marina del Rey Sheriff's station offers the following crime prevention tips:
- Know your neighbors and watch out for each other.
- Report suspicious activities and crimes to the Sheriff’s Station.
- KEEP YOUR GARAGE DOOR CLOSED WHEN NOT IN USE.
|Marina del Rey 50th Birthday Bash Los Angeles County Sheriff's Marina del Rey Captain Joseph H. Stephen, Transit Policing Division Commander Reginald D. Gautt and LA County Board of Supervisor, District 4, Donald R. Knabe Celebrated Marina del Rey 50th Birthday Bash and Marina Fest Boat Show at Burton Chace Park.
|LASD is now hiring for Deputy Sheriff Trainee and lateral positionsFor applicants interested in the Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Deputy Sheriff Trainee – P.O.S.T. Trained and Deputy Sheriff – Lateral positions, please review the Dual Track Career Path Information & Brochure.
|L.A. County lifeguard dies during training exerciseA 20-year Los Angeles County lifeguard veteran died Thursday morning during a training exercise in the Mira Costa High School pool.
Brian Kutil, 42, was in the middle of a timed 500-meter swim, along with about 25 lifeguards as part of a yearly recertification course, when he began struggling.
“The lifeguards on deck noticed that he was slowing down and he didn’t look right so they pulled him out of the water,” said Los Angeles County Lifeguard Section Chief Chris Linkletter. “At that point, he wasn’t breathing.”
Despite life-saving efforts by lifeguards and the Manhattan Beach Fire Department, Kutil was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 7:01 a.m.
The cause of death has not been released.
“We don’t have any indications of what exactly happened, and we don’t have any indication that he’s had any prior medical issues,” Linkletter said.
Kutil, an El Segundo native and graduate of El Segundo High School, worked as a deckhand on the lifeguard Baywatch rescue boats, covering the water from Malibu to San Pedro.
“He was truly doing what he loved to do — being a lifeguard,” Linkletter said. “It was his dream job.”
Lifeguard colleagues were clearly reeling Thursday from the death of one of their own.
“He is beloved by our lifeguard family,” said A.J. Lester, an ocean lifeguard specialist. “He was just a great guy, an all-around really nice person who everyone really liked.”
Lester said the lifeguards were reminiscing about the “countless” rescues Kutil had made over the years, including several “heroic” dives off the rescue boat in Venice last summer.
This is the first death of an on-duty Los Angeles County lifeguard in recent memory, Linkletter said. An active L.A. County lifeguard passed away late last year from cancer.
“All of us are shocked by this terrible early morning news,” said Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby. “Our hearts go out to his family, friends and his Fire Department family. Please keep everyone in your thoughts as we mourn this tragic loss.”
According to Mira Costa Principal Ben Dale, students were in the pool area at the time of the incident so grief counseling services were made available to students throughout the day.
Kutil is survived by his parents and one sister.
|Burglary Subjects Arrested in Lower LaderaOn Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 10:10 am, Marina del Rey Station deputies responded to a burglary alarm call at a residence in the 6700 block of Bedford Avenue in Lower Ladera. Upon arrival deputies detained two juvenile subjects near the residence. After further investigation, deputies determined the subjects had broken into the residence via a rear patio window. Deputies also discovered pry marks around the window frame and later learned that an electrical breaker panel had been switched off. The subjects did not make entry into the main residence and fled, possibly due to the audible burglary alarm. Evidence was recovered on one subject’s person, linking him to the crime. Both subjects admitted being associated with each other and neither had a valid reason for being in the area or absent from the school they attend. One subject lied about his identity, which was discovered when he was booked and fingerprinted at the station. This subject is currently on probation for burglary and trespassing from other cases. Both subjects were transported to Los Padrinos juvenile hall and released to the Probation Department. Any residents who witnessed this incident and have information to assist in the investigation, should contact Detective Eric Matias at (310) 482-6026.
Marina del Rey Station wants to remind all residents to be mindful of our neighborhoods, and when you see something out of place, please call and report the activity immediately. Only by working together will we be successful in combating such activity. Residents can reach our station at our business line (310) 482-6000 or via 911 in cases of emergencies.
Lieutenant Brian Bishop
PM Shift Watch Commander
|Expo Station Construction Crenshaw Blvd ClosuresCrenshaw Blvd will undergo extended closures.
|Marina del Rey Community RelationsCommunity Relations / Special Problems Team personnel organize, mobilize, and facilitate communication with the public and motivate community members to participate in problem solving partnerships. They organize groups such as neighborhood watch meetings, Community Advisory Councils, business owners' associations, and homeowners' associations. They attend comunity meetings and advise the public on neighborhood safety, crime awareness, and building security. Duties also include organizing youth activity leagues that provide a positive outlet for juveniles through activities such as sports, volunteer work, and education.
|Marina del Rey Reserve ProgramReserve Deputy Sheriffs are citizens who are utilized to supplement the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's law enforcement manpower at Marina del Rey Station. Like full-time deputies, Reserve Deputies are professionally trained and duly sworn law enforcement personnel and perform general law enforcement duties, including crime prevention and investigation, responding to calls, traffic control, and enforcement of laws. Contact Sergeant Ron Thrash at the Ladera Sheriff's Service Center (310) 410-7604.
|Marina del Rey Operation Kid PrintOperation Kid Print is a program that provides parents a confidential way of recording a child's vital identification information and a physical description card of their children, for their records. Contact Deputy Keith Harrison at the Ladera Sheriff's Service Center (310) 410-7600.
|Marina del Rey Neighborhood Watch ProgramNeighborhood Watch is an effective program aimed at keeping crime out of your neighborhood. It relies on the best crime-fighting tool ever invented - a good neighbor. Fortunately, good neighbors are found everywhere. Neighborhood Crime Watch encourages citizen participation in reducing crime. Residents and law enforcement work together to achieve one common goal – "Making Their Neighborhoods Safe." Residents are taught how to protect their property and report suspicious activities to the police. Neighborhood Watch also helps build pride and serves as a springboard for efforts that address ther community concerns. They also receive important information immediately by fax or email on any crimes that are occurring near them. Contact Deputy Joseluis Tapia to start a Neighborhood Watch program in your