Friday, November 14, 2014

LAPD: Community Crime Report

COMMUNITY ALERT NOTIFICATION LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF WEST LOS ANGELES AREA Basic Car Area 8A29 COMMUNITY ALERT! 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. You may access the crime mapping feature listed below on a day to day basis to obtain up to date crime information for your area or any other area in the city. To sign up for E-Policing, simply go to the E-Policing link below and enter your address and your email address. You will receive crime updates and Community Alert information from the Los Angeles Police Department. You may also view recent crimes that have occurred in the area on the LAPD website. To receive text alerts when critical information is sent, sign up for Nixle. Feel free to print this out or share this information. Contact me directly should you have any questions or concerns. EMERGENCY: 911 NON-EMERGENCY: 1-877-275-5273 All other City Services: 311 LAPD Website: E-Policing: Crime Statistics and Maps: Nixle: Christopher Ragsdale Senior Lead Officer West Los Angeles Community Police Station Office: 310-444-0741 Cell: 213-305-5895 Email: Website: 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! Business Robbery: 1700 block Westwood Blvd. (Restaurant) RD: 0855. On 10/29/14, at 6:00 PM, the suspect entered business and demanded money for sweeping up front sidewalk area. Victim complied out of fear and just wanted suspect to leave. Suspect description: Male, African American, 5'10", 190 lbs., 35 years old wearing a green plaid shirt. Assault: 300 block Thurston Ave. RD: 0815. On 10/30/14, at 9:00 AM, victim and suspect engaged in an argument regarding victim putting dog feces into victim's trash container. During course of argument, suspect became upset and threw a dumbbell toward the victim which landed on the ground. Burglary: 900 block Casiano Rd. RD: 0805. On 11/10/14, between 4:45 PM and 6:50 PM, unknown suspect(s) forced open a side garage door, entered residence and removed a laptop, camera and jewelry. 300 block S Mapleton Dr. RD: 0819. On 11/7/14, at 11:20 PM, unknown suspect(s) cut rear glass door to gain entry and fled when alarm sounded. Surveillance video depicted a Male White suspect and a black Dodge Pick Up truck. 10700 block Rochester Ave. RD: 0834. On 11/7/14, between 12:00 AM and 7:40 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered residence via unlocked side garage door and removed laptops. 10800 block Massachusetts Ave. RD: 0855. On 11/8/14, at 7:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) entered residence by unknown means and removed jewelry. Suspect(s) fled when occupant yelled out. 1700 block Westholme Ave. RD: 0834. On 11/1/14, at 2:30 PM, suspect entered apartment via open balcony door and removed cash. 10300 block Santa Monica Blvd. RD: 0829. Between 10/31/14, 5:30 PM and 11/1/14, 6:15 AM, suspect(s) unsuccessfully attempted to smash front window to gain entry. 9500 block Dalgrove Dr. RD: 0809. Costruction site. Between 10/18/14, 12:00 PM and 10/22/14, 12:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) removed plywood door covering and removed appliances. 1000 block Hilts Ave. RD: 0828. Construction site. Between 10/28/14, 7:00 PM, and 10/29/14, 6:40 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered structure via unlocked side door and removed tools. 1500 block Bentley Ave. RD: 0855. On 10/29/14, between 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) entered apartment via unlocked front slider and removed TV. Grand Theft Auto: 10500 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0828. On 11/11/14, between 12:2 PM and 1:05 PM unknown suspect(s) stole a 2014 Ducati motorcycle from the street. 1700 block Coldwater Cyn. RD: 0809. On 11/9/14, at 7:30 AM, unknown suspect(s) stole a 2008 Lexus which was parked in the driveway. Thayer Ave/Eastbourne Ave. RD: 0834. On 10/31/14, between 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) stole a 2012 Lieke Motorcycle which was parked on the street. Burglary Theft from Motor Vehicle: 10100 block Angelo Dr. RD: 0807. On 11/11/14, at 11:05 PM, unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle parked on the street and removed money and sunglasses. 900 block Moraga Dr. RD: 0805. Between 11/5/14, between 3:30 PM and 11/6/14, 7:15 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered and SUV parked in the driveway by unknown means and removed the 3rd row seats. Westwood Blvd./Weyburn Ave. RD: 0817. Between 11/3/14, 11:30 PM and 11/4/14, 1:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered unlocked vehicle parked on the street and removed a Purse containing a wallet and credit cards. 200 block Ashdale Ave. RD: 0805. Between 10/28/14, 7:00 PM and 10/29/14, 8:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered unlocked vehicle parked on the street and removed Sunglasses and Umbrella. Grand/Petty Theft: 10800 block Santa Monica Blvd. RD: 0834. Between 11/9/14 and 11/10/14, unknown suspect(s) removed cable box. 1000 block Broxton Ave. RD: 0817. On 11/10/14, at 12:20 PM, suspect entered the cellular phone store and removed three cell phones from the wall display. Suspect fled from location. 1100 block N. Beverly Dr. RD: 0809. Between 11/7/14 and 11/9/14, unknown suspect(s) removed bracelet from hotel room. 10300 block Santa Monica Blvd. RD: 0829. Between 10/31/14 and 11/5/14, unknown suspect(s) broke the lock to the metal cage around the City Backflow device and removed the brass backflow fitting. 1000 block Gayley Ave. RD: 0817. On 11/3/14, between 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) removed bicycle from rack. 500 block Landfair Ave. RD: 0837. On 11/1/14, suspect asked the victim if he could use her phone and the suspect fled with victim's phone. 1400 block Camden Ave. RD: 0855. On 10/22/14, between 5:45 AM and 5:55 AM. suspect entered the parking garage and cut the locks off of victim's bicycle. The suspect fled with bike in his vehicle. 10400 block Santa Monica Blvd. RD: 0829. On 11/1/14, suspect selected several items from store display and fled without paying. 1600 block Malcolm Ave. RD: 0855. On 10/29/14, between 9:00 AM and 11:15 PM, unknown suspect(s) removed the victim's bicycle from the carport. 2100 block N. Beverly Glen Blvd. RD: 0807. Between 7/6/14 and 8/17/14, unknown suspect(s) removed watch from residence during open house. 10000 block Westwanda Dr. RD: 0807. Between 7/1/14 and 7/9/14, unknown suspect(s) entered unsecured, unoccupied, location and removed appliances. Please do not respond to this email, replies are not monitored Important Telephone Numbers | EMERGENCY CALL 911 CITY-WIDE DIRECTORY 311 | NON EMERGENCY 1-877-ASKLAPD for additional Crime Prevention information, Log on: Support the LA Police Foundation: To unsubscribe from LAPD e-policing click here