Captain Stephen Los Angeles County Sheriff's Marina del Rey Station

Joseph Stephen

Marina del Rey Sheriff's Station

(310) 482-6000
13851 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Serving the areas of: Marina del Rey, Santa Monica Bay, Ladera Heights, Windsor Hills, View Park.

Marina del Rey Sheriff's Station

(310) 482-6000
13851 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Serving the areas of: Marina del Rey, Santa Monica Bay, Ladera Heights, Windsor Hills, View Park.

Captain Stephen Los Angeles County Sheriff's Marina del Rey Station

Joseph Stephen

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Missing Monday Mary Spears

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#MissingMonday Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit Investigators are asking for the public’s help locating Mary Elsie Spears She was last seen leaving her home on the 44600…

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#LASD IS PROUD TO ATTEND THE SO CAL CALIFORNIA PEACE OFFICERS’ MEMORIAL. #LASD is proud to attend the So Cal California Peace Officers’ Memorial 2019 in Sacramento this week, along…

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#CrimeTimeTuesday Law Enforcement Agencies Collaborate and Man is Sentenced to LWOP for 2010 Home Invasion Murders

#LASD, @HawthornePD, and @LAPDHQ investigated the brutal murders and home robberies of Hanna Marcos, Denice Roberts, and Leamon & Robyn Turnage between September 2010 and October 2010.  

John Wesley Ewell, a 62 year-old man pled no contest to four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of first-degree residential robbery in a negotiated plea agreement, which included admitting special circumstance allegation of murder during a residential robbery.  He was sentenced to life in state prison without the possibility of parole.    

September 24, 2010, Suspect Ewell broke into the Hawthorne home of 80 year-old Hanna Marcos.  Before he robbed her home, Ewell choked and hit Ms. Marcos causing her to have a heart attack resulting in her death.  

October 13, 2010, Ewell broke into, 53 year-old, Denice Roberts Los Angeles home and strangled her to death during the robbery.  

October 22, 2010, Ewell broke into the Hawthorne home of 69 year-old Leamon Turnage, and his 57 year-old wife, Robyn.  He robbed their house and then killed the couple by hitting and strangling them.  They were found bound.  

Detectives conducted an intensive investigation and doggedly followed all leads and John Wesley Ewell was taken into custody without incident.  Thanks to the combined effort and teamwork of the involved agencies, this dangerous suspect will no longer be able to violently victimize innocent members of society.

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#BearGoesEverywhere visited the east side of Los Angeles County to visit Bonelli Regional Park, in the City of San Dimas.

The park is a man-made recreational area and it’s named after former L.A. County Supervisor Frank G. Bonelli. The park includes a 250 acre lake called Puddingstone Reservoir. Along with a waterfall, the park provides a place for fishing, swimming, sailing, wind surfing, boating, kayaking and jet skiing.

Other fun activities including hiking and biking may be enjoyed. There are RV campgrounds adjacent to the park, as well as family picnic areas, which can be used for a variety of group events and gatherings.

Bonelli Regional Park happens to be located next to one of the nation’s largest water parks, Raging Waters.

The San Dimas Sheriffs Station serves not only San Dimas, but also the surrounding communities of Covina, Azusa, Glendora, La Verne, Claremont, Azusa Canyon, Mount Baldy and Angeles National Forest (State Route 39).

Until next time, everyone stay safe and look out for the Bear in your city.#LASD

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Marina Del Rey Sheriff's Station

#FraudFriday- Friendship Scam

We are always willing to help a friend in need. But when does it become questionable. Recently, there have been emails received by people indicating that a friend is in a bit of a financial situation. But look closely. Does it sound like your friend, or more like a possible scam. Con artists are always looking for new ways to steal money from vulnerable victims.

This is how the scam works:
• You may receive an email from someone you know (friend or family)
• Within the email, your so-called friend says they are out of the country and needs you to wire them money.
• You may later talk to your friend, after the money has been received by the scammer, and realize the email was fake.

Tips to avoid being scammed:
• After reading the email, notice if your friend's requests sounds unusual.
• Call or text your friend, or send them an email (do not reply to the current email) to verify the request.
• Never give personal information or money without confirming the recipient.

Con artists are targeting victims on a personal level. Always verify before believing what you read. Don’t be a victim.
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Additional Information and Links

Captain (310) 482-6090

Captain’s Secretary  (310) 482-6092

Operations (310) 482-6091, (310) 482-6091, (310) 482-6093

Scheduling and Training (310) 482-6032

Harbor Master (310) 482-6091

Harbor Operations (310) 482-6033

Watch Commanders (310) 482-6082, (310) 482-6081

Watch Sergeant (310) 482-6083

Community Relations (310) 410-7604

Supv. Station Clerk  (310) 482-6046

Supv. Station Clerk AM’s (310) 482-6046

Parking Control (310) 410-7612

Timekeeper (310) 482-6043

Detectives (310) 482-6020

Law Enforcement Technicians (310) 482-6044

Telephone Operator (310) 482-6000

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Marina del Rey Station, located in west Los Angeles county, provides police services for the unincorporated County area and operates six patrol boats in the harbor waters. Marina del Rey station is responsible for patrol in three unincorporated county areas.

The Marina area, referred to as our “west-end”, consists of the land immediately surrounding the harbor itself as well as a small island of territory about 1 mile inland which we fondly refer to as the “Lost RD”. We are also responsible for the harbor and have a shared responsibility for the Santa Monica Bay. Lastly, we patrol our “east-end”, which is the communities of Ladera Heights, Windsor Hills, and View Park.

Marina del Rey Sheriff Boat at sea

Marina del Rey is the world’s largest man-made small craft harbor and is home port to approximately 6500 boats. About fifteen percent of those boats are “live-a-boards”, which are folks who live year round on their boats. The Harbor Patrol detail is responsible for law enforcement on the water and on the docks. Part of the detail’s job is education and crime prevention.

The docks are checked regularly for safety and local ordinance violations. Typical observations or calls for service range from enforcement stops for boating law or safety violations to open water rescue and medical emergencies. In the past couple of years the boat detail has responded as first responders to incidents such as airplane crashes, numerous boat fires and explosions, cars in the water and capsized vessels.

The unit works closely with the US Coast Guard, LA County Lifeguard Baywatch units, and the LA County Fire Department which has multiple fire fighting vessels attached to Station 110. At night, as we are a 24 hour operation, we are the first responder rescue unit for the entire Santa Monica Bay; from Point Dume near the Ventura County line to Palos Verdes Point.

Additionally, the LA International Airport cannot operate without an on-duty rescue vessel available due to its proximity to the water. Our vessels fulfill that requirement and carry life rafts that can be easily transported and deployed at a crash site. Multi-agency air crash scenario training is conducted frequently as well.

Deputies receive over 800 hours of training as well as intensive training put on by the State Department of Boating and Waterways in order to become a boat operator. All are E.M.T. certified (emergency medical technicians) and are Rescue/Recovery Dive Team members. Harbor Patrol deputies are proud of their special skills and training and of the service they provide not only to the residents of LA County, but to the boating community that visit Marina del Rey harbor.

For more information about harbor-related topics, please call (310) 482-6033; 24 hours for general questions.

Marina Del Rey Dive Team underwater

The Dive Team

Marina del Rey Station has a Dive/Rescue Team which has been in existence since 1965. Since he L.A. County Harbor patrol was merged with the Sheriff’s Department in 1984, the dive team’s experience has increased. Today, the dive team is comprised of over 15 certified divers, most of whom are qualified as Emergency Medical Technicians and patrol boat operators. Together they have a combined total of over 200 years of diving experience.

At any time, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, there are dive team members on duty and capable of responding to any dive emergency. Additionally, all members can respond as needed on a call out basis.

Under the auspices of Emergency Services Detail, the mission of the Marina del Rey Sheriff’s Dive Team corresponds with the current jurisdiction of the Marina del Rey Station. Its primary area of responsibility is the harbor of Marina del Rey with a secondary coverage responsibility of the Santa Monica Bay. It is also possible for the team members to respond county wide depending on the needs of the Department.

The Sheriff’s Department Reserve Dive Team

Designated “Marine Company 218,” this unit assists the Sheriff’s Department Emergency Services Detail (ESD) in its aquatic missions and consists of both scuba divers and boat operators, civilian and sworn.

Most divers are instructors, some of whom have more advanced certifications and others prior military experience. All have extensive dive resumes. We support ESD, respond to LASD dive operations not resolved by first responders, and assist marine operations wherever needed.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department covers an extensive coastline, including Catalina Island along with numerous lakes, dams,
rivers, aqueducts, and reservoirs. The unit has seen operations under ice, at extreme depth, in zero visibility, raging currents, bio-hazardous conditions, and overhead environments.

At the unit’s disposal is a 28′ twin-outboard boat and dive truck that contains spare gear, rope, lift bags, first aid, weights, anchors, and just about everything needed to conduct a search and recovery operation.

Reserve divers have logged thousands of dives and have been involved with a variety of underwater operations, including missing persons searches, missing scuba divers, body recoveries, homicide-related weapons searches, stolen vehicle recoveries, and crashed aircraft.

The team does not do recreational diving, where the calmest conditions and clearest water best serve the day. Many operations are in poor visibility and deep waters. Due to these circumstances the team trains regularly, observes safety protocols, and seeks divers who feel both challenged and comfortable in situations normally avoided.

But isn’t that what law enforcement is all about? If you have a work schedule flexible enough to allow infrequent activities at any time, AND are an experienced, fit diver with a complete set of gear and an zeal for something different, OR an experienced boat operator with expertise in launching, trailering, and driving a boat and are familiar with dive operations, please email Dive Team Captain David Gjertson,

Meetings are held the second Monday of each month and train the following weekend.

Marina del Rey Bike Team next to bikes

The Bike Team During the busy summer months from Memorial day to Labor day, Marina del Rey station staffs a full time bicycle team. The Summer Enforcement Team, SET, usually consists of six deputies and a sergeant. The team is supplemented by two additional Harbor Patrol deputies who police the additional summer boating traffic with two one man 20 foot patrol boats. Team members work a 4/10 schedule on a day/pm overlap with coverage of the busy weekend days being a scheduling priority.

Community 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.

Reserve 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.

Operation 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.

Neighborhood 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 neighborhood.