Police swarm Beverly Crest mansion occupied by squatters



Los Angeles police officers swarmed a Beverly Crest mansion that squatters have turned into a party house on Friday. Authorities responded to reports of a hot prowl burglary at the home located on Beverly Grove Place shortly before 3 p.m.

Several suspects had reportedly entered the home, with at least one suspect armed with a knife. A group of people inside the home were seen lined up, detained and handcuffed on an outdoor patio.

Parties at the unoccupied home began in October 2023 when the squatters would host rowdy nightly gatherings and even charge admission to partygoers. Authorities have failed to shut down the parties as the squatters claimed they had a legitimate lease on the property. Neighbors said the disruptive gatherings have not only kept them up all night, but have also left them fearing for their safety.

KTLA’s Chris Wolfe reports on Jan. 26, 2024.

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