West LA Crime Briefing SLO Lavenson - Community Alert

Good morning,

I have had an opportunity to study our crime numbers with the assistance of our (CAD) Crime Analysis Unit.  We started the year with some fairly decent crime statistics.  However, the summer was not kind to your basic car 8A53.  These crime stats cover from Wilshire to the 10 Fwy and Centinela  to Beloit.  As I pointed out a couple weeks ago, we got hit with several random street Robberies, we continue to work these cases.  There was not a pattern or a consistent MO  in the these cases as some were in broad daylight.  Our Burglary and Theft from Motor Vehicles continues to escalate.  In some of these cases vehicles were left unlocked, and valuables were left in plain view.  Please be vigilant in locking your vehicles, hiding your possessions in the trunk.  These are crimes of opportunity, we have not all but some control of the target location. 

We started a new Neighborhood Watch program last month and I am always looking to formulate new Neighborhood and Business Watches.


I will be putting out an end of year report in December.  I will also be putting together a safety document for the holidays season.

Upcoming events:

Halloween Costume Contest, October 31st at Stoner Recreation Center

WLA Haunted House Saturday & Sunday October 27th & 28th, 1645 Corinth Ave.

Please continue to advise me of any suspicious activity in the neighborhood, this information can be quite valuable.

Enjoy your Sunday, if you need anything email me as I will be out and about in the neighborhood all day.



There has been a series of Residential Burglaries developing in the Westside communities. The suspects typically knock or ring the doorbell to verify if anyone is home. When there is no answer, the suspects enter the side or rear of the residence and force entry typically by smashing the window or door glass to gain entry. Suspects are targeting the master bed and bath as well as other areas of the home and removing Jewelry, cash, small valuables and small electronics.

Immediate Detection!Is key to prevention and apprehension. The Los Angeles Police Department recommends the following tips to help secure your home and harden the target:

    SURVEILLANCE/SECURITY CAMERAS:Web based surveillance and doorbell camera systems wilhalert and allow homeowners to immediately view and monitor activity from any smartphone or computer which are motion sensor activated and will alert your device when there is activity. They wilt also lend valuable information and clues to the investigation.

    ALARMS:Ensure that security alarms are in good working order and set when not at home whether leaving for 10 minutes or 10 hours. Accessible åééiairs doors & windows should håve alarm sensors and upstairs rooinS should have motion sensors to include the master bedroom.  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.

    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.

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