Category Archives: Parker Center Cop Shop Files

LAPD Parker Center Cop Shop Files DR 73-402-191

In case you just tuned in, I was given a box of material that was cleaned out of the old press room after Parker Center closed. The items consist of photos, press releases and random bits of ephemera. There is … Continue reading

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LAPD Parker Center Cop Shop Files: Bank Robber DR 73 491 959

I was given a box of material that was cleaned out of the old press room – the “Cop Shop” – when Parker Center was closed. Today we have a picture of a bank robber. The DR number is 73 … Continue reading

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LAPD Parker Center Cop Shop Files: John Doe No. 52 DR 73 478 242

In case you just tuned in, I was given a box of material that was cleaned out of the old press room — the “Cop Shop” — when Parker Center was closed. Today we have an artist’s sketch of John … Continue reading

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LAPD Parker Center Cop Shop Files: A Memo From Chief Davis on Media Relations

In case you just tuned in, I was given a box of material that was cleaned out of the old Cop Shop at the LAPD’s Parker Center and I’m slowly scanning the files. This is a memo sent by Chief … Continue reading

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LAPD Parker Center Cop Shop Files: Celina Renee Manning, Missing Teenager

Jan. 23, 1974 In case you just tuned in, I was given a box of material that was cleaned out of the old Cop Shop at the LAPD’s Parker Center and I’m slowly going through the files. Our subject is … Continue reading

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LAPD Parker Center Cop Shop Files: Jane Doe, Sept. 5, 1973

Note: Last year I was given a box of news releases, photographs and random pieces of paper from the old press room at Parker Center. I’m gradually posting the material. These are the earrings and the label from a pair … Continue reading

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LAPD Parker Center Cop Shop Files: The Freeway Rapist

I was given a box of material that was cleaned out of the old press room at the LAPD’s Parker Center headquarters, sometimes called “the cop shop.” The box was a jumble of press releases, photographs, artists’ sketches and other … Continue reading

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LAPD Parker Center Cop Shop Files

I was given a box of material that was cleaned out of the old press room at the LAPD’s Parker Center headquarters, sometimes called “the cop shop.” The box was a jumble of press releases, photographs, artists’ sketches and other … Continue reading

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LAPD Parker Center Cop Shop Files: Sandra Bowers

I was given a box of material that was cleaned out of the old press room at the LAPD’s Parker Center headquarters, sometimes called “the cop shop.” The box was a jumble of press releases, photographs, artists’ sketches and other … Continue reading

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LAPD Parker Center Cop Shop Files

In 2013, I was given a box of material that was cleaned out of the old press room at the LAPD’s Parker Center headquarters, sometimes called “the cop shop.” The box was a jumble of press releases, photographs, artists’ sketches … Continue reading

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LAPD Parker Center Cop Shop Files (Updated)

In 2013, I was given a box of material that was cleaned out of the old press room at the LAPD’s Parker Center headquarters, sometimes called “the cop shop.” The box was a jumble of press releases, photographs, artists’ sketches … Continue reading

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LAPD: Parker Center Cop Shop Files — Slaughter at Bob’s Big Boy, Part II

1980 was a bloody year in Los Angeles, with more than 1,000 killings for the first time in its history. For the LAPD, homicides increased 30% from 1979 to 1,038 in 1980.  The Sheriff’s Department also a reported a 7.9% … Continue reading

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LAPD: Parker Center Cop Shop Files — Slaughter at Bob’s Big Boy

  Suspect 1, DR-80-585-895 Suspect 2, DR-80-585-895 Dec. 14, 1980: The takeover robbery of Bob’s Big Boy at 1845 S. La Cienega Blvd. was part of a rising tide of violence in the 1980s. As The Times noted, “the latest … Continue reading

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LAPD: Parker Center Cop Shop Files — Mystery Guest No. 1

In case you just tuned in, I was given a box of material cleaned out of the press room at Parker Center that was crammed with photos, artist sketches, press releases and some tattered maps. I have organized the material … Continue reading

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LAPD: Parker Center Cop Shop Files

In going through the jumbled mass of pictures, press releases, artist sketches and tattered maps of the LAPD Parker Center Cop Shop Files, I found this photograph. And then a few more. And a few more. Was she a city … Continue reading

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LAPD: Parker Center Cop Shop Files

I was given a box of material that was cleaned out of the old press room at the LAPD’s Parker Center headquarters, sometimes called “the cop shop.” The box was a jumble of press releases, photographs, artists’ sketches and other … Continue reading

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LAPD: Parker Center Cop Shop Files — ‘Little Cowboy’

Police sketches of “Little Cowboy” by LAPD artist F.G. Ponce. I call her “Little Cowboy” because her shirt said “I’m a Little Cowboy.”  She was Jane Doe No. 62, coroner’s No. 77-8735, DR 77 596-048 In case you just tuned … Continue reading

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LAPD: Parker Center Cop Shop Files

June 23, 1976: William C. Harber and Constance Thorn are found beaten to death in an apartment at 3416 Manning Ave. The case has never been solved. Several weeks ago, I was given a box of material that was cleaned … Continue reading

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LAPD: Parker Center Cop Shop Files

Several weeks ago, I was given a box of material that was cleaned out of the old press room at the LAPD’s Parker Center headquarters, sometimes called “the cop shop.” The box was a jumble of press releases, photographs, artists’ … Continue reading

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LAPD: Parker Center Cop Shop Files — Mysterious PC Numbers

Here’s an example of what I’m talking about. This anonymous fellow was captured by a bank security camera and the photo is marked PC 45080. Often in these cases, the PC number will be rendered PC 450 (80), in which … Continue reading

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