As of the Beginning of November 2009, the Basic Car area has had a -38% decrease in Violent Crime (serious crime) and a -11% decrease in total Part 1 crime (serious and property crime combined) year to date. I attribute much of the success in reducing crime to the community and police partnerships, Neighborhood and Business Watches and overall community awareness.
Currently Burglary Theft from Motor vehicles (BTFMV) account for most of the crime in the Basic Car Area. Any items left in plain view, regardless of its value, will be targeted. The cost of repairing a smashed window ranges from $500 to over $1000 depending on the type of vehicle you drive. This crime is preventable simply by removing ALL property from your car, regardless of value.
Construction site Burglaries and Thefts are on the rise, especially in the hillside areas north of Sunset Blvd. These are difficult to impact due to the number of remodel and new build construction projects occurring throughout the West Los Angeles Area. Securely locked metal and steel storage containers have proven ineffective to deter these crimes. The property being targeted has primarily been construction tools and equipment. It is our recommendation that all tools and equipment be carried on and off site on a daily basis unless there is an onsite security guard after hours.
Senior Lead Officer
West Los Angeles Community Police Station
Westholme Ave north of Lindbrook Ave. RD 834. 10/29/09, at 2215 hours, the victim was walking southbound on Westholme Ave towards Lindbrook Ave on the east side of the street. Suspect #1 walked towards the victim and asked the victim for the time. As the victim reached into his pocket to check the time on his cell phone, suspect #1 demanded the victim's property. The victim fearing for his safety gave him his cell phone and a writing pen. Suspect #1 walked southbound on Westholme Ave and met up with suspect #2. The suspects entered an unknown make model and color vehicle and fled southbound on Westholme Ave. Suspect #1: Male black 5-9, NFD, wearing baggy clothing. Suspect #2: Male Black NFD. Weapon: Verbal Threats. Vehicle: Unknown make, model, and color sedan. Property Taken: Cell phone and pen
10300 block Rochester Ave, RD 0829. MO: On 11/03/09, between 1030 and 1500, suspect(s) entered the single family residence via an unlocked rear bathroom window, removed jewelry and computers.
11000 block Strathmore Ave, RD 0837. MO: On 10/31/09, at 0335, the victim awoke to find the below described suspect standing in her kitchen. The suspect fled without removing property. It was found that the suspect pried the condo rear window. Suspect: Male Hispanic 509 160 20/30 black shirt and pants, mustache.
100 block Greenfield Ave, RD 0815. MO: Between 10/28/09 at 2300 and 10/29/09 at 0600, suspect(s) entered the SFR unlocked garage, committed two TFMV's, removed change.
10400 block Kinnard Ave, RD 0829. MO: On 10/29/09, between 0830 and 1645, suspect(s) pried SFR side door, removed coins and jewelry.
14400 block Mullholand, RD 0807. MO: Construction site. Between 10/27/09 at 1500 and 10/29/09 at 0700, suspect(s) torched lock from tool container, removed tools.
1500 block Kelton Ave, RD 855. MO: On 10/21/09 between 1100 hours and 1500 hours, unknown suspect(s) entered through an opened side door and ransacked the residence then took electronics and jewelry.
10600 block Rochester Ave, RD 834. MO: On 10/21/09 between 1300 hours and 1400 hours, unknown suspect(s) cut and removed the screen from an opened window. Once inside the suspect(s) ransacked the residence and removed a watch and handbags.
BURGLARY THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE:
11-01-09, 1700/0700 RD 0809 9400 Cherokee Lane Carport Unk Wallet, cash
11-03-09, Unk time RD 0817 1000 Broxton Ave Unk Unk
11-01-09, 1500/1545 RD 0805 11300 Bellagio Rd. Pkg lot Smash Purse, cash
11-01-09, 1820/1910 RD 0807 2900 N. Beverly Glen Bl. Pkg lot Smash Purse
10/27/09, 1400-1100 RD 0855 1500 Camden Ave. prkg gar. Unk cash, ID, purse, cell
10/28/09 0030-0730 RD 0806 1030 Somera Rd. street smash I.D., purse, cc
10-27-09, 1600/1630 RD 0833 1200 Sepulveda Bl. Street Smash Purse, cash
10-23-09, 1900/1030 RD 0855 1700 Glendon Ave. Sub Gar Susp removed cash, food
Residential-10200 block Charing Cross RD 0819 Cellphone $500
Residential Yard-944 Tiverton Ave RD 0817 Bikes $1000
Residential-10200 block Charing Cross RD 0819 Cash $482
Business- 1100 block Westwood Bl. RD 0817 Laptop $1100
Church-500 block Hilgard Ave RD 0828 Purse $800
Residential-10200 block Charing Cross RD 0819 Purse, cellphone $2700
Residential-400 Midvale Ave RD 0816 Laptops $2800