Thursday, October 22, 2009

Eastside Crime Watch

Rapes and sexual assaults in Boyle Heights, Cypress Park, El Sereno and Lincoln Heights were among the major crimes reported last week. Here are some of the crimes reported during the week of Oct. 12-18 based on information from the LAPD crime map and EveryBlock.com:

Echo Park & Silver Lake (90026)
Most of the crime was vehicle related, with a cluster of thefts reported in Echo Park near Lemoyne and Effie streets and near Academy Road and Morton Avenue (about a dozen thefts from vehicles were reported in both neighborhoods). EveryBlock showed a pair of aggravated assaults on Effie Street in Echo Park. A recent email newsletter from Northeast LAPD Capt. Bill Murphy said officers had recently made arrests in connection with numerous car break-ins in the area.

Lincoln Heights & Montecito Heights (90031)
A rape on Avenue 24 near Broadway and two violent robberies in Lincoln Heights were among the crimes reported. Two thefts from vehicles were reported in Montecito Heights near Avenue 43 and Griffin Avenue.

El Sereno & Monterey Hills (90032)
The Huntington Drive corridor was the scene of several crimes, including a rape in the 5100 block of Huntington (related to a rape in Hazard Park); a burglary; a pair of aggravated assaults; and two thefts from vehicles.

Boyle Heights (90033)
A rape was reported in Hazard Park, with police arresting a man suspected of this and a sexual assault in El Sereno There were also three vehicle break-ins and a personal theft near County-USC Medical Center as well several stolen vehicles reported near Soto and Wabash Avenue. There were four personal thefts in the blocks north of Whittier Boulevard.

Atwater Village & Silver Lake (90039)
A violent robbery and two personal thefts were reported in or near the Costco shopping center in Atwater. Four vehicle break-ins were reported immediately east of the 2 Freeway and two burglaries were reported between the 2 Freeway and Glendale Boulevard.

Eagle Rock (90041)
Several crimes were reported on or near the length Colorado Boulevard, including three thefts from vehicles, a burglary and a trio of personal thefts.

Highland Park (90042)
Three violent robberies, two on Avenue 56 and one on Omaha Street, were reported. About half a dozen vehicles were also reported stolen.

Cypress Park, Glassell Park & Mt. Washington (90065)
A rape was reported in the 600 block of Romulo Street in Cypress Park. In southeast section of Mt. Washington, one vehicle was stolen and three others were broken into.

This weekly report is based on the LAPD's online crime maps and police department reports filtered by ZIP code through EveryBlock.com. There are sometimes discrepancies between the LAPD and EveryBlock statistics at the time when Eastside Crime Watch is compiled. Additional crimes might be added to the reports following the publication of this post.

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