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LAPD sets up perimeter, searches for parolee near the Venice Pier [Updated]

September 13, 2011 |  9:47 pm

LAPD search area in Venice.
Los Angeles police were searching vehicles leaving an area along the Marina Peninsula on Tuesday night as they looked for a parolee at large in the beachfront neighborhoods south of the Venice Pier.

A perimeter had been set up in an area bounded roughly by Washington Boulevard on the north, Strongs Drive on the east and Pacific Avenue on the west, said Officer Karen Rayner of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Officers were searching vehicles to ensure that the unidentified parolee would not flee the area. It was unclear what caused police to look for the parolee.

The incident was first reported on Twitter by Venice 311, which monitors LAPD scanner reports in the area.

No other details were immediately available.

[Updated 10:59 p.m.: Some LAPD units had been released, but officers were still searching for the suspect who was wanted in connection with property thefts in the area, Rayner said.]

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Map: The area being searched by the LAPD. Credit: Times Mapping L.A.

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