Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Eastside Crime Watch

Burglars were busy in Angelino Heights and there were three reports of violent robberies in Lincoln Heights during. Here are some of the crimes reported during the week of Sept. 7- 13 based on the LAPD crime map:

Echo Park & Silver Lake (90026)
Three burglaries in Angelino Heights- on the 900 block of Kensington, 11oo block of Laveta and the 500 block of Boylston - were among the crimes reported during the week. In Silver Lake, five cars were stolen in the blocks north of Sunset Boulevard between Coronado and Micheltorena.

Lincoln Heights & Montecito Heights (90031)
There were three violent robberies reported in Lincoln Heights. One of the robberies as well as a burglary and and a pair of personal thefts occurred along the North Broadway commercial strip.

El Sereno & Monterey Hills (90032)
Three auto related crimes and a personal theft along Huntington Drive in El Sereno were among the crimes reported.

Boyle Heights (90033)
Six cars were stolen around the neighborhood. Two of those stolen vehicle reports as well as a violent robbery and personal theft took place in the area around County USC Medical Center.

Atwater Village & Silver Lake (90039)
A burglaries and a pair of personal thefts around the Costco shopping center were among the crimes reported in Atwater.

Eagle Rock (90041)
Two burglaries along Eagle Rock Boulevard and a violent robbery in the 7300 block of Figueroa Street were among the crimes reported.

Highland Park (90042)
There were two reports of Grand Theft Auto and four thefts from vehicles in the Garvana area

Cypress Park, Glassell Park & Mt. Washington (90065)
Crimes includes three thefts from vehicles were reported on the north end of Cypress Park near Glassell Park.

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

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1 comment:

  1. Lt. Wes Buhrmester, Rampart Detective DivisionSeptember 16, 2009 at 7:01 PM

    Regarding the burglary which occurred in the 500 block of North Boylston St., on September 10, at 8:30 a.m., please be aware of the modus operandi. This, unfortunately, is a method which is not uncommon in Southern California. Two males posing at DWP employees will contact elderly people at their residence, and advise they need to check electrical or water connections inside their home, or in the back yard.

    When the victims are speaking with the "DWP employees," an additional suspect will enter their house and steal money and jewelry. The suspect prey upon the trust of the elderly victims. On the Boylston St. burglary, the victims were in their 80s.

    Please keep an eye open on behalf of your elderly neighbors, and report suspicious people lurking about. A valid DWP employee will have a service truck or other marked vehicle (city seal on the door with "water and power" written below it), and will gladly display valid ID if asked. If you have questions about the authenticity of a person claiming to be a DWP employee, phone their security service at (213) 367-3373 or (213) 367-9111.

    Wes Buhrmester, Lieutenant
    Rampart Detective Division