Monday, December 2, 2013

LAPD Weekly Crime Report


The holiday shopping season has arrived and criminals will be looking for complacency and easy targets. Burglary Theft from Motor Vehicles (BTFMV/Car break ins) is one of the highest occurring crimes in the West Los Angeles Area. This is due to very valuable and expensive personal property frequently being left visible inside unattended vehicles.
An automobile is not a safe or secure place to leave any valuables regardless if the vehicle is locked or not. If any property is left unattended in the car for even just a few minutes, IT MAY BE STOLEN! Even something as simple as a small sun glass case, an empty backpack or gym bag will cause your car window to be smashed resulting in hundreds of dollars in damage alone.
Car burglars are stealing a variety of small expensive electronics and valuables. The top items being taken in most car burglaries is small electronics, lap top computers, purses, wallets, portable GPS devices and money. The West Los Angeles Area continues to be a target rich environment.
The Los Angeles Police Department is making every effort to combat this problem. Community awareness and involvement is instrumental in the prevention of these crimes. Help us in preventing these crimes by removing all valuables and visible property. Please do not leave ANY personal property visible in the car!
Please review your home security, below are a few tips:
· ALARMS: Ensure that security alarms are in good working order and set when not at home whether leaving for 10 minutes or 10 hours.
· ALARM RESPONSE: Consider a private patrol alarm response to enhance your current alarm and security system. In many cases private patrols are already contracted in many neighborhoods or associations.
· SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS: Web based surveillance camera systems will allow homeowners to view and monitor activity from any smartphone or computer which are motion sensor activated and will alert your device when there is activity. They also lend valuable information and clues to the investigation.
· GATES: Ensure that all gates and access points to the side or rear of the residence are locked and secured.
· DOOR AND WINDOW LOCKS: Ensure that all doors and windows are locked and secured with sturdy secured locks and that there are second locking mechanisms securing all doors and windows as a second line of defense.
· MAKE IT LOOK LIKE YOU'RE HOME…Even when you're not.
· NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Monitor suspicious activities in your neighborhood and alert your neighbors. Should the activity escalate to a crime about to occur, crime in progress or crime that just occurred, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!
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Contact me directly should you have any questions or concerns.
NON-EMERGENCY: 1-877-275-5273
All other City Services: 311
Christopher Ragsdale
Senior Lead Officer
West Los Angeles Community Police Station
Office: 310-444-0741
Cell: 213-305-5895
11800 block Bel Terrace. RD: 0805. MO: On 11/26/13, between 0830 and 1800 hours, suspect(s) ransacked unlocked garage, smashed glass front door, entered and removed DVD player and computer router.
10700 block Wellworth Ave. RD: 0834. MO: On 11/26/13, between 1200 and 1900 hours, suspect(s) forced the rear bedroom window and removed cash and jewelry.
1900 block N. Beverly Drive. RD: 0808. MO: On 11/22/13, 1920 hours, suspect(s) removed rear window screen and opened window activating alarm. No entry.
200 block Woodruff Ave. RD 0819. MO: On 11/23/13, between 2010 and 2035 hours, suspect(s) pried the rear bathroom window and entered. No property taken.
900 block Manning Ave. RD: 0828. MO: On 11/22/13, between 0900 and 1230 hours, suspect(s) entered unlocked front door of rear guest house removed clothing. Victim suspects estranged male friend.
1500 block Woodruff Ave. RD: 0829. MO: Between 11/20/13, 1200 and 11/22/13, 1600, suspect(s) entered apartment by unknown means removed computer, jewelry, microphone.
10500 block Eastborne Ave. RD: 0834. MO: On 11/22/13, between 1000 and 1500 hours, suspect(s) entered apartment via unlocked side window and removed laptops, coins.
1400 block Sepulveda Blvd. RD: 0855. MO: Between 11/07/13, 1100 and 11/23/13, 0430 hours, suspect(s) cut apartment rear window screen and removed clothing, cash, electronics.
Grand Theft Auto:
11-22-13 0010/0900 Strathmore Ave/Midvale Ave. RD: 0816 Street 2000 Volkswagon Jetta
Burglary Theft from Motor Vehicle:
11-22-13 2200/2330 RD: 0817 Broxton Ave./Weyburn Ave. Pkg lot Smash Laptop, bag
Grand/Petty Theft:
10400 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0829. MO: Between 04/01/13 and 11/20/13, a suspect, possibly a caretaker, removed the victim's tax returns from a closet located in the caretaker's room in the victim's house.
1600 block Camden Ave. RD: 0855. Between 11-15-13 and 11-22-13, an unknown suspect removed the victim's bike from his parking garage. $200
1400 block Veteran Ave. RD: 0855. Between 11/17/13 and 11/24/13, an unknown suspect removed the victim's bike from his parking garage. $300
600 block Veteran Ave. RD: 0816. Between 11/20/13 and 11/21/13, an unknown suspect removed the victim's bike from his parking garage. $120

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