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Kristan Delatori No Longer SLO of 3rd Ave, Oakwood Area; Adrian Acosta to Take Post


(3 August 2019) Kristan Delatori six-year Senior Lead Officer (SLO) of the 3rd Ave (Oakwood) area is no longer Senior Lead Officer. She was a veteran of the Pacific Division for 20 years.  She has written a letter to applicable recipients.

She will be replaced by SLO Adrian Acosta who was SLO for area north of Venice Blvd, east of Lincoln, south of Sawtelle.  It is not known who will take Adrian Acosta’s area.  Officer Michael Putrah will be assisting Acosta.  Acosta’s cell is 310-622-3973; email as of today is 37285@LAPD.online.

At this time it is not known whether Delatori is retiring or, as rumored, moving to the Van Nuys police department.

Good Afternoon All,

I’ve included Mr. John Ruby, Senior Director of Safety and Security, Public Storage, who I have been working with for the past two years on the Public Storage Property Located at 315 S. 4th Ave, Venice, CA. This property has been a challenge since I took over as Senior Lead Officer for Basic A Car A13, approximately 6 years ago. As a Department and as a community we have made great strides over the past 6 years. The encampment had taken over Rose Ave between 3rd and 4th, 4th Ave between Rose and Sunset, Sunset between 3rd and 4th, and 3rd between Rose and Sunset. Over the past 6 years we have seen the significant reduction of the encampment through the combined efforts of Community Projects, Sanitation Efforts – Both by The City and Public Storage and LAPD.  The encampment on 3rd Ave between Rose and Sunset is still quite significant, for a variety of reasons. There is also still activity on 4th Ave between Rose and Sunset, the number of individuals fluctuates from 4 or 5 to 10 to 12 on any given day. On Fridays during the Clean Up on 3rd Ave this number can go upwards of 20 to 30 individuals. The other two locations for this area specifically, Rose between 4th and 3rd and Sunset Between 4th and 3rd have remained unoccupied for over 2 years.

Mr. Ruby along with several other individuals from Public Storage have been working on a project for the location at 315 S. 4th Ave, I’ll let him respond with follow up information.

I’ve also included your New Senior Lead Officer Adrian Acosta, I am confidant that I am leaving you all in excellent hands as he has been a Senior Lead Officer for several years and has worked in Pacific Division for several years!

I have really enjoyed the experience of working in the Venice Area for the past 20 years and hope I have had a positive impact of some of your lives!

Take Care and Be Safe!



Comments (2)

  1. Bonehead Bonin

    One wonders what Adrian Acosta did to deserve this miserable and hopeless SLO posting. He thought he had his hands full with the bum encampment on Venice under the 405, wait until he sees what he has to deal with now. At least the Mar Vista bums are concentrated in a few areas, Venice has them crawling everywhere.

  2. Rick Swinger

    And speaking of Rat Infestations Mike Bonin’s favorite Westside Encampment on 3rd I named “Rat Camp” and Google just got cited for Norway Rat Infestations by the County Health Dept! Let that sink in for a bit. 1.5% of L.A. Rats already have the Bubonic Plague! Now we have Rats in an encampment next to a 200,000 sq ft Warehouse with 1800 individually locked units (how does one rat inspector handle that?) and a massive Google Building Complex and a Massive Homeless Encampment next to 1000’s of residents, restaurants, tourists, employees and folks going to the World Famous Gold’s Gym! How is that for incompetence! https://imgur.com/gallery/dauoLEl #CBSLA #NBCLA #KTLA #ABC7eyewitness #foxLA

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