On Monday, June 17, 2019, at about 1:20 p.m., the Culver City Police Department received a radio call to assist LAPD regarding a stolen vehicle in the area of Overland Avenue and Braddock Drive. As officers arrived, they located the stolen vehicle in the area of Barman Avenue and Overland Avenue, parked alongside “The Plunge” swimming pool.
The vehicle was occupied by a male driver, so for safety purposes, our officers conducted what we call a “felony traffic stop” (ordering the occupants of a vehicle out at gunpoint). The sole occupant was taken into custody without incident.
The officers found the driver to be in possession of methamphetamine and other stolen property. It was later determined that the driver had an 11-year old child with him, who was swimming at the plunge. The driver was arrested, and the child was taken into protective custody and later released to a family member. The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services was contacted and made aware of the situation.
The stolen vehicle was returned to its owner.
As always, we encourage members of the community to contact The Culver City Police Department with any questions or concerns regarding police or criminal activity in Culver City.
For more information please contact Officer Marissa Yabko at her office at 310-253-6258, at her cell at 310-658-2891, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.