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2nd UPDATE #LASD SEB, Barricaded Suspect Arrested at the 8200 block of De Longpre Avenue, West Hollywood

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detectives had learned when the suspect, Benjamin Owen Hales was placed in custody he was not in possession of a weapon. 

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's West Hollywood Station at (310) 855-8850.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
 
 
Written by:
Grace Medrano, Deputy
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700

**Update**
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) has concluded their tactical response regarding the armed barricaded suspect at the 8200 block of De Longpre Avenue, West Hollywood. 
 
SEB deputies learned that on Saturday night, August 5, 2017, at approximately 9:45 p.m., West Hollywood Station personnel responded to a “Disturbance” call at the location. When deputies arrived the informant, who lives at the location, told deputies that he walked out of his apartment temporarily and left his door open and unlocked, when he returned his door was closed and locked. He believed someone was in his apartment and was refusing to come out.  
 
After several verbal attempts to persuade the suspect to surrender, SEB deputies introduced tear gas into the residence but the suspect continued to resist surrender. Early Sunday morning at approximately 7:15 a.m., SEB deputies made entry into the apartment and detained 36-year-old, Benjamin Owen Hales. The team continued to search the location for suspects and/or occupants with negative results.
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The area was deemed safe and all neighborhood evacuees were allowed to return to their homes.
 
Hales was arrested and transported to West Hollywood Station where he was booked for Burglary and Vandalism, and is being held in lieu of $55,000.  
 
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's West Hollywood Station at (310) 855-8850.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
 
 
Written by:
Guillermina Saldana, Deputy
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700

****** Original Press Release ******
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) Special Weapons Teams have responded to the 8200 block of De Longpre Avenue, West Hollywood, to assist West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station deputies with an Armed Barricaded Suspect.
 
SEB deputies have assumed command of the tactical response and Crisis Negotiation Team personnel are on scene to bring the situation to a peaceful resolution.
 
There is no additional information available at this time.
 
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station at (310) 855-8850. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP, or “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired, on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
 
Authored by:
Deputy Kelvin Moody 
Sheriff's Information Bureau - Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Hall of Justice - First floor  
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1850

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