Monday, July 20, 2009

LAPD Northeast Newsletter: July 3 was Dogtown Day

The LAPD's newest anti-gang program requires each division to launch an all-day crack down on a single gang. On July 3, the Northeast Division selected Highland Park's Dogtown gang, with officers arresting 44 suspects, issuing 56 traffic citations, and impounding four vehicles, said Northeast Division Capt. Bill Murphy in the most recent Northeast Newsletter. "This effort dramatically reduced gang violence in this area over the 4th of July weekend," he said.

As for crime between July 5th through July 15, car thieves were busy in Cypress Park, where eight vehicles were stolen (Hondas were hot) in the late evening hours. Stolen cars and other property crime also continued to be a problem in Echo Park near Sunset and Glendale boulevards. Murphy said a few arrests were made in connection with the Echo Park crimes. In Highland Park, store owners might feel a bit safer after a burglar suspected of stealing cash from registers along the Figueroa Street corridor was arrested after being identified on a store video tape in Glendale.

In upcoming events, the Northeast Division and the Episcopal Dioceses in Los Angeles will host a luncheon Tuesday, July 21, in Echo Park to draw members to the Northeast Division Clergy Council. On July 28, the department will hold a summit of Senior Lead Officer, who are supposed to serve as the main connection between the neighborhood residents and the department, at Dodger Stadium. All residents are welcome to attend the free event.

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1 comment:

  1. no mention of whatever happened on thursday night with the manhunt in Murphy's report? typical.