Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Eastside Crime Watch: Assaults and rape in Echo Park and burglaries in Eagle Rock

The most serious crimes between Monday, July 20 and Sunday, July 26 included aggravated assaults and a rape in Echo Park, burglaries in Eagle Rock and nine stolen vehicles in Cypress Park, Glassell Park and Mt. Washington.

Echo Park & Silver Lake (90026)
The 29 crimes reported included the gang related shootings near Effie and Glendale Boulevard on Wednesday night and a rape on Belmont Street just south of the 101 Freeway. Echo Park car and truck owners had a rough week, with eight thefts from vehicles reported.

Lincoln Heights & Montecito Heights (90031)
Two aggravated assaults reported in the 2900 block of Manitou Avenue in Lincoln Heights were among the most serious of 15 total crimes reported.

El Sereno & Monterey Hills (90032)
Three out of the eight crimes in the area occurred in the 5000 block of Valley Boulevard, where a burglary, theft from auto and personal theft were reported.

Boyle Heights (90033)

Three violent robberies were reported out of a total of 17 crimes.

Atwater Village & Silver Lake (90039)
The northeast corner of Silver Lake near the 2 Freeway was the scene of some thefts from vehicles and grand theft autos. There were also two violent robberies in and near Elysian Valley and a trio of stolen vehicles, including two from the 2900 block of Los Feliz Boulevard, in Atwater.

Eagle Rock (90041)
Four out of the 11 crimes reported were burglaries scattered through the neighborhood.

Highland Park (90042)
Two violent robberies and six aggravated assaults, half of them apparently connected to one incident on Shipley Glen Court, were the most serious of 12 crimes reported.

Cypress Park, Glassell Park & Mt. Washington (90065)
Nine vehicles were stolen, three of them near Asbury and Isabel streets.

This weekly report is based on the LAPD's online crime maps and police department reports filtered through

Photo by bcmasac1 via Flickr


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  2. i don't know where to post this, really - atwater village has a message board, but i couldn't find one for echo park. i don't have a phone so i don't know how to contact the police. but, i wanted to warn women in echo park that a very scary man is out there - he followed me tonight around 2 a.m. as i walked my dogs trying to block my path with his vehicle & yelling 'hey, get over here'. he was in a green mini van that was a little louder than your average car, but not as loud as having no muffler. he was a chubby latino male with short hair & he appeared to have at least one gold or silver tooth - he might have had more - in the front of his mouth. he'd been sitting on laveta terrace (sp?) two blocks up from sunset when he first started harassing me & then he followed me in his mini-van up laguna. so, i don't know if this comment will do much good - but i really felt the need to post somewhere about this creep since i don't have any sort of phone to contact the police.