Police searching for Silver Lake burglary suspect*

LAPD police helicopter over Echo Park.Officers assisted by K-9 units and a helicopter have spent more than an hour searching for a burglary suspect near Bates and Lexington avenues in the Sunset Junction area of Silver Lake.  The search began after a witness reported a residential burglary in the 1000 block of Myra Avenue, said Sgt. John Marroquin with the LAPD Rampart Division. the suspect fled on foot and was later seen near Santa Monica Boulevard.  Several streets, including Bates at Sunset Boulevard, were still blocked off  as of 7:15 p.m. as police look for the suspect.

* Update: The suspect, Eduardo Bouche, 38, of Baldwin Park, was arrested and booked on one count of residential burglary, said Lt. Wes Buhrmester with the Rampart Division. Bouche is suspected of other burglaries.  Buhrmester provided more details in the comments section.

* Correction: An earlier version of this post contained some references to a “robbery” suspect. That’s wrong. The suspect was involved in a burglary.


  1. Good morning,

    On December 28, 2010, at approximately 5:30 pm, officers responded to a radio call of a burglary in progress in the 1000 block of Myra Ave. A good citizen reported that a subject, later identified as Eduardo Bouche, 38, Baldwin Park, had just crawled out his neighbor’s side window. Bouche then reached back into the residence, removed a box and walked away. The citizen yelled at Bouche, who dropped the box and fled. Officers arrived shortly afterward, and a suspect description was broadcast.

    Two officers looking for Bouche spotted him in the area of Santa Monica Blvd. and Manzanita St. As they turned the car around to contact him, he fled into the neighborhood. A containment was established, and at approximately 7:00 pm, a plainclothes unit spotted Bouche in the area and detained him without incident. Evidence from the burglary on Myra Ave. was in his possession, and a witness identified him during a field show-up.

    Bouche was booked at the Metropolitan Jail Section for one count of residential burglary. He also had a burglary warrant issued by Rampart detectives, for a burglary committed in the north end of Rampart Division, and was a suspect in several others. This was an excellent example of good neighbors looking out for their good neighbors, and while not naming them publicly, if they are reading this, I hereby thank them for performing excellently as a good citizen!

    (213) 484-3400

  2. Bravo to the LAPD. Nice work.

  3. Congrats to the LAPD………and also thanks to the neighbor(s) who spotted and reported this! Good neighbors are a good thing, and we have lots of them in Silver Lake!

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