Suspected Hollywood Gunman Booked; Police Find Weapons, Props in Apartment

Police say suspect who allegedly opened fire on a group of construction workers was believed to be intoxicated.

A stick of dynamite, which was later determined to be a movie prop by LAPD's bomb squad, prompted a second closure closure of Sunset Boulevard and surrounding neighborhoods after police arrested a suspected gunman Monday afternoon.

The incident began at 3:30 p.m. when police received reports of shots fired in the 6600 block of Sunset Boulevard, said Sgt. Rudy Lopez. No one was injured.

Witnesses told police they saw a man firing from a third floor apartment building, Lopez said. Around 5 p.m., police took into custody two men and one woman. They surrendered at the request of police.

During a search of the apartment police also found ammunition, a sawed-off shot gun and an airsoft gun, Lopez said. 

Authorities believe the main suspect was intoxicated, Lopez said. Police did not immediately release the suspect's name, but neighbors identified him as entertainment industry prop master Robert Page-Roberts, NBC4 reported.

Sheriff's online booking records showed a Robert Page, 42, was arrested at 5 p.m. Monday and booked around six hours later at the LAPD's Hollywood Station, where he was being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.

When officers searched the apartment, another man and a woman were also taken into custody, Rayner said. They were later released without being charged, said Lt. David Ferry of the Hollywood Station, who did not know their relationship to the suspect or if they lived in the apartment with him.

The man was booked on suspicion of firing at an inhabited dwelling, and additional filings were possible, including illegally altering a firearm and discharging a firearm within city limits, Ferry said.

— City News Service was used to compile this report.

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Greg Wood August 28, 2012 at 04:23 AM
ANOTHER one...AGAIN??? This stuff is getting more and more common...why?
BigB August 28, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Is 15 minutes of fame worth 15 years in Lompoc?
Scott Zwartz August 28, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Hard times impact the marginal the most. We tried telling Garcetti that crime was increasing but he nd the Chamber simply deny it. None of these things which happen almost daily occurr as far as theya re concerned. Instead, they want raise our taxes so they can give away more tax dollars to the developer buddies. Meanwhile, they cut fire and paramedic services. The police equipment is wearing out and they are understaffed. Toay we learned how terrible the cash shortage -- Tony V and Garcetti don't ahve enough cash to make all the political payoffs and the goniffs are not fighting among themselves. They city gave $67 M to one hotel and now the other hotels are complaining and want their money. In April 2012, the City passed a resolution to pay for the rehabbing of hotels in Los Angeles! CM # 12-0493 Really, the city takes money away from the firemen and paramedics and gives it to their friends to make their fancy hotels even fancier!
Anabell Jones January 10, 2013 at 11:40 PM
At least he is playing with fakes guns http://www.airsplat.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=GP-WE-SIG-F228 and not real guns :-/


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