Thursday, October 2, 2014

LAPD: Weekly Community Crime Report

West Los Angeles Area, Basic Car 8A29

Protect your home from Residential Burglary. A common MO that has been occurring is suspects who typically knock or ring the doorbell to verify if the resident is home. When there is no answer, the suspects enter the side or rear of the residence and force entry by smashing the window or door glass to gain entry. Suspects are targeting the master bed and bath areas of the home and removing Jewelry and small electronics.
If you are home when someone knocks on the door or rings the doorbell, announce yourself to let them know that someone is home but do not open the door unless you verify who they are and you know the person at the door.
Another Burglary trend that has been occurring is construction thefts and break ins. Items of value being targeted are construction tools, equipment, appliances and building materials. If you observe after hours suspicious activity at a construction site or major remodel location, call 911 immediately!
The Los Angeles Police Department recommends the following tips to help secure your home and harden the target.
• 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.
• MOTION SENSOR LIGHTING: Install motion sensor lighting around your home to illuminate normally dark areas around the home. This will also alert residents to outside activity around the home when motion lights are activated.
• 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!
• SECURITY PATROLS: Consider after hours on site security at construction sites or major remodel projects. Many neighborhoods contract with private security patrols which monitor neighborhoods and can quickly respond to burglar alarm activations or reports of suspicious activity when they occur.

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Christopher Ragsdale
Senior Lead Officer
West Los Angeles Community Police Station
Office: 310-444-0741
Cell: 213-305-5895

Current Trending Analysis:
Residential Burglaries: North of Wilshire Blvd. and Sunset Blvd. and adjacent hillside areas. Auto related crimes (Break Ins and Stolen Vehicles): South of Wilshire Blvd. between Sepulveda and Beverly Glen Blvd. Package Thefts appear to be trending throughout the area. Packages being delivered and left unattended in accessible areas are being stolen.
Protect yourself from becoming a victim and crime statistic. Ensure that you remove all visible items and valuables from inside of your vehicle. Your car, regardless of whether it's locked and secured or not, is not a safe or secure place to leave ANYTHING! Remember, Lock It, Hide It, Keep It!

Home Invasion Robbery:
200 block Denslow Ave. RD: 0815. On 9/22/14, at approximately 10:20 PM, the victim returned home late at night was confronted by two suspects. The suspects simulated having a weapon and demanded property. The suspects removed cash and jewelry and fled location. Suspects 1 & 2: Male, Black, 6'0" 170 Lbs, wearing dark clothing and leather Gloves.
11000 block Cashmere St. RD: 0815. On 9/29/14, between 10:30 AM and 11:10 AM, suspect entered residence via unlocked rear door and removed a laptop and jewelry. The suspect fled when confronted by occupants. Suspect: Male, Black, 6'0" to 6'2", 175 lbs, 18 to 20 years, wearing white football jersey.
Suspect Vehicle: 2011-2014, dark gray SUV, paper plates.

100 block Barlock Ave. RD: 0815. On 9/29/14, at 11:25 AM, suspect(s) entered residence through rear French doors by unknown means, activating alarm. Suspects ransacked through doors in bedroom and then fled taking no property. A witness described suspects as follows:
Suspect 1: Male, Black, 5'11", 200 lbs, 30 to 40 years old wearing a white shirt.
Suspect 2: Male, Black, bald, 240 lbs, 40's.
Suspect vehicle: Newer model BMW sedan, black, with white paper plates

10900 block Weyburn Ave. RD: 0817. Between 9/28/14, at 5:30 PM and 9/29/14, at 10:00 AM, suspect(s) entered business by unknown means and removed optometry equipment.
10900 block Ohio Ave. RD: 0855. On 9/23/14, between 10:30 AM and 4:40 PM, suspect(s) entered apartment by unknown means and removed computers.
Grand Theft Auto:

Burglary Theft from Motor Vehicle:
1600 block Veteran Ave. RD: 0855. On 9/27/14, between 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) entered subterranean garage, smashed window removing portable GPS.
1000 block Broxton Ave. RD: 0817. On 9/28/14, between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) entered public parking garage and removed Laptop, Tablet and money from an unsecured vehicle.
10400 block Holman Ave. RD: 0829. Between 9/28/14, 9:00 PM and 9/29/14, 7:10 AM, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into vehicle parked on street removing Air Bag and Mirrors.

Mapleton Dr/Charing Cross Rd. RD: 0819. Between 9/26/14, 5:50 PM and 9/27/14, 4:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) removed Laptop from an unsecured vehicle parked on the street.

1600 block Camden Ave. RD: 0855. Between 9/22/14, 8:00 PM and 9/23/14, 8:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) removed tires and rims from a 2014 Mercedes parked in subterranean garage.
10500 block Wilkins Ave. RD: 0834. On 9/25/14, between 12:30 AM and 9:30 AM, unknown suspect(s) removed mirror and front grill from vehicle parked on the street.
Grand/Petty Theft:
10900 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0817. On 9/30/14, between 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) cut the lock to a gym locker and removed victim's wallet and money.
10500 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0834. Between 9/19/14 and 9/26/14, unknown suspect(s) cut the lock and removed bicycle from bike rack.
10700 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0828. Between 9/7/14 and 9/24/14, an unknown suspect(s) removed jewelry from a drawer with a key left in the lock.
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