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News Release

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Media Relations

LAPD to Conduct Crime Task Force in Van Nuys

 

Los Angeles: On Wednesday, August 20, 2003, dozens of Los Angeles Police Department officers from the Van Nuys Area, Valley Traffic Division, and Valley Bureau Headquarters will focus on violent crime and community quality of life issues in an effort to reduce crime in the San Fernando Valley. This task force will emphasize the apprehension of Grand Theft Auto suspects and the recovery of stolen vehicles.

The crime target area will be the Southern Pacific Railroad on the North, Vanowen Street on the South, Sepulveda Boulevard on the West and Woodman Avenue on the East.

Operations will commence at 8:00 a.m. on August 20, 2003, and continue until 4:00 a.m., the next morning. There will be a zero tolerance for traffic violations and criminal acts in the affected area. Recent past task forces in other parts of the Valley have resulted in hundreds of traffic citations, vehicle impounds, and dozens of arrests.

For additional information contact Commander Michel Moore, Valley Bureau Assistant Commanding Officer, at 818-756-8303, Captain James Miller, Van Nuys Area Commanding Officer, at 818-756-8332, or Captain Greg Meyer, Valley Traffic Division Commanding Officer, at 818-756-8722.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.