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Wet Hollywood Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an assault with deadly weapon early this morning at Santa Monica Blvd and Larrabee.

The incident was reported at about 2:20AM and deputies were on the scene in moments, detaining four individuals at gunpoint.

Upon investigation, deputies took one man into custody on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.  The weapon was a beer bottle.

Witnesses and victims also reported that a gun was brandished by another individual, but that suspect apparently fled the scene before deputies arrived.

“There was just a crazy number of cop cars,” said one Weho Daily reader.  “Cops were jumping out of  them with nightsitcks in hand, people were running from the bar. It looked major.”

“All I heard were the words ‘gangbangers’ and ‘guns’,” said another reader who happened on the scene.

Information about any injuries sustained by victims was not immediately available.

If you have any information about the incident, please contact the West Hollywood Sheriff’s station.

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13 Comments

  1. me says:

    does anyone else notice how the west hollywood sheriffs dept over-does EVERY call they get?…..saturday, 4/16 a man was on the ground in front of the gas station across from voyeur…..it brought out 12 police cars and several other emergency vehicles and traffic was backed up for miles because of course they had to block the whole street ….are they THAT eager for something to go down in the city, or does each of those cars count as a statistic for funding their dept???….they’ve also been flying at a high rate of speed through the city and someone is going to get hurt, mark my words

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  2. admin says:

    To “me” … it’s hard to find fault with the deputies in this incident. The man engaged them in a fight immediately when they arrived, and even after they hit him with a taser and they were about to handcuff him, he started fighting again! Whenever a deputy or any law enforcement officer gets into a fight ANYWHERE, or is otherwise in danger, there will be a huge response by their fellow officers to assist. The drugged out suspect in this incident is totally responsible for the very normal law enforcement response to this incident. West Hollywood deputies respond to a dozen calls of people acting erratically and causing disturbances without much incident. This is NOT one of those incidents.

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  3. me says:

    dear “admin”…..does this mean you are the admin for this website?….although this may be the case for “this” incident, my response was based on seeing the sheriffs dept respond like this almost daily, and i have to believe there aren’t this many such incidents in the city on a daily basis….are you familiar with what happened at the incident in front of the gas station too?….

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  4. admin says:

    Hi “me” apologies… the reply I made was actually about the GAS STATION incident (I mistakenly posted it as a response to your comment here). In this incident with the bottle, there was also a report of a GUN being brandished, and anytime there are weapons involved or alleged to be involved, you will see a very substantial sheriff’s response. Isn’t that a good thing to know they are on top of things? Replying in force is actually the way to exercise CAUTION for the safety of both the public and deputies. Oftentimes, deputies will not move into an active crime scene until they are backed with other deputies…. it’s a safety thing.

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  5. Working class hero. says:

    “Me”…u have absolutely zero clue about which u speak. You are ill informred and come off sounding extremely ignorant. The Sheriffs Department DOES have numerous emergency calls in the city every day, and they manage to get their without jilling anyone every day. Did you know one of the leading ways police die is in traffic accidents? Knowing that do you really think they drive around with their lights and sirens just for fun?

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  6. Kenshin says:

    @Me, trust ne, if you were getting robbed, raped, or assaulted by a psychotic meth addict youd want the police to get there as fast as possible. If you really think the Sheriffs “over do it” then wwhy dont you go on a ridealong with them and find out the truth….if you have the courage.

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  7. Annabelle says:

    “Me”…it’s really sad to see you have so little regard or respect for the people that risk THEIR lives to protect you and your community evry day. Truly sad.

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  8. me says:

    ha, well i see the sheriffs dept staff visits this website…..as for the dumb “ride along” comment, anyone knows that they won’t allow that…..i won’t address the other comments…..i’ll just say that i dont see the LAPD racing 10 cars through hollywood everyday like the weho blue do…..i urge the city to investigate this issue

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  9. admin says:

    “me”… actually anyone can go on a ride along with the Sheriff. I believe you just need to show up and sign a form and then they call in a deputy to take you out with them. Or you may be able to arrange it in advance. But either way, it’s absolutely something they do so I’m not sure why you say it is not. Regarding response with lights and sirens, use of these “code 3″ rolls is tightly controlled, requiring authorization on a unit-by-unit basis via the Sheriff’s dispatch center. They only authorize it for extremely urgent calls, and then most of the time for only one, or maybe two units. If the sheriff is detaining someone at gunpoint, like this incident, or if deputies are in a fight like the gas station incident, more units than normal do use lights and sirens. But it is generally very limited and many times deputies are told to “shut down” their lights and sirens en route if enough other deputies arrive to the scene first, or if a single deputy arrives and says it isn’t urgent. There are a few reasons why you might not see LAPD with lights and sirens as often. One is that they take an unbelievable amount of time to respond to many, many calls. Robbery victims can stand on a corner and wait 30, 45 minutes or more to have someone come to assist them. Recently, a robbery victim ended up going HOME because they got tired of waiting for the LAPD. Is that lack of attention something you would prefer for our city?

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  10. admin says:

    Let me add one more comment. I have actually been on a ride along with the sheriff before. And in the 3 or 4 hours I was out with them one night, I didn’t go on a single “code 3″ lights and sirens response. That was actually quite disappointing as it certainly would have been exciting!

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  11. Chris Bray says:

    A friend who lived in Hancock Park told me a few years ago that someone had gone all the way down his block one night, breaking into car after car. When he called the LAPD in the morning and reported a dozen-plus car burglaries, they said that the owners of the cars would be welcome to come down to the station and get courtesy reports. I’ve heard many, many versions of this story from friends who live in Los Angeles — the LAPD is a very strange police department, with a very particular culture of paramilitary policing. The Sheriff’s Department is spectacularly different. I’ve lived in West Hollywood for eight years, and have called the Weho LASD station maybe a half-dozen times. Once I saw a guy passed out in a flowerbed on a very cold night, with the sprinklers on, his clothes soaked, and no sign that he noticed. I called 911 — there was a deputy there in a minute and a half, with the paramedics right behind him. My experience with the Weho sheriff’s deputies is that if you call them for help, they always respond quickly and put in their best effort. The Sheriff’s Department is an enormously professional organization, and their batting average is well ahead of the norm. I thought they badly overreacted to the fight at the Key Club, and I was shocked by the deputy who shot at the liquor store employee, but it seems to me that they get it right far more often than they get it wrong.

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  12. West Hollywood Sheriff says:

    @me: We would be happy to have you on a ride-along if you are a West Hollywood resident. Please contact the station at 310-855-8850 to set one up.

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  13. Brian Hamilton says:

    I’ve lived in West Hollywood over 20 years, and I feel darn lucky to have the Sheriff’s department protecting us. They’re professional, courteous, well trained, and quick to respond; sometimes risking their lives for someone they’ve never met. A large amount of gratitude from me.

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