When two four year old twin girls turn up missing, Sgt. Friday and Officer Smith are called in. The girls are found, but were molested. The officers continue to investigate until they locate the perpetrator.
Sgt. Friday, Smith and newly married Sgt. Austin investigate a string of robberies taking place when people are on vacation. They track some of the property and learn of a moving van that appears at the empty houses.
When Friday and Smith learn that a showdown between two teenage gangs is about to take place within 48 hours, they do their utmost to prevent it. But for all their efforts a drama occurs: an eleven-year-old boy is killed.
A holdup man is sticking up bars. After he takes the money he kills many of his victims. Sargeant Friday has few leads other than that the holdup man likes a certain song on the jukebox and likes to drink scotch and water.
Someone is burglarizing businesses but only taking part of the money and leaving an empty milk bottle. When officers Friday and Smith apprehend the young Elroy they discover he's not doing it for monetary reasons.
A pregnant woman is run down by teens out joyriding leaving Sgt Friday and his fellow officer Smith to track down those responsible. They find that kids are uncooperative, refusing to inform on their friends.
This story is based on real life LAPD cases and real LAPD Officers, written by Jack Webb. In 1954 Los Angeles California was the center of development on the West Coast, bristling with growth, new suburbs and citrus field abound. With this vast development brought dreams of new jobs, new beginnings and new crimes, particularly Consumer Fraud Schemes. Dave Rotbart, a WWII Veteran Army Communications Tech, was now a Los Angeles Police Crime Lab Technician. It was Dave's job to combat crime by using his technical knowledge, working behinds the scenes to give Detectives ...