Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Crime Desk: Arson (1/3)

All it can take is a simple strike of a match – and an entire home, building, city block… livelihoods and lives can be destroyed forever.
Scary enough that such danger can teeter on an accidental mishap like a kitchen grease fire, or a misplaced candle... But terrifying when at the hands of an arsonist who creates this devastation with intent.
After LA's bravest have fought and quelled a fire – if the responding fire chief determines any cause for suspicion, the LAPD Arson Crime Desk is alerted and its detectives go to work meticulously examining the scene for clues.
As Detective Cole Phelps working the Arson desk, you will see firsthand the charred ruins, scorched corpses and anguished survivors that are the victims of this most heinous of crimes.

Head of the Arson desk, Captain Lachlan McKelty relays the grisly details of a new fire.
Thorough examination can turn up key pieces of evidence.
Phelps looks over the unfortunate victims.
One of L.A.'s bravest surveys the devastation.
Sifting through the wreckage of a devastating fire.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Crime Desk: Vice (2/2)

At the precinct, Phelps accepts Lieutenant Colmyer's wishes on a job well done.
Phelps and Earle pay a visit the Parnell Soup Co. to question its owner on some employees possible involvement in marijuana smuggling.
A suspicious late night shipment to the Parnell Soup Co.
An unusual coin found on the body of a dead drug dealer - could this be linked to other members of the drug ring?
Phelps examines a weapon in the aftermath of a shootout with local drug dealer, Juan Garcia Cruz.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Crime Desk: Vice (1/2)

Vice is a desk that can replace any officer's wide-eyed optimism - with hardened cynicism - in no time at all.

LAPD Vice detectives plunge themselves down into the seedy underbelly of LA, overturning the most decrepit of stones to expose the city's dregs, druggies, pimps, pushers, prostitutes, bootleggers, bookies, mob lords, thugs and gangsters. Working these cases will defy your worst and lowest expectations of humanity.

Cole Phelps 'graduates' to this department following a harrowing stint investigating murders on the Homicide desk, to find that things can indeed get even more vicious in LA. Among the crimes Phelps and his Vice partner Roy Earle will face are illicit gambling activity, the case of a missing boxer, and an investigation into the latest casualties in the dope scourge plaguing the city.

The switchblade - a favored weapon of the underworld's street thugs and hustlers.
A big fight in LA brings spectators of all kinds, from petty gamblers to powerful mobsters.
Illegal slot machines designed to take advantage of Los Angeles' gambling addicts.
In Hollywood, Phelps phones in to Central on a police phone, or "Gamewell".
Taking a witness statement at the 111 Club, where a shootout has occurred.