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News Release

Tuesday, June 3, 2003

Media Relations

LAPD to Conduct Crime Task Force in Devonshire Area


 

Los Angeles: On Wednesday, June 4, 2003, dozens of Los Angeles Police Department officers from Devonshire 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 zone is the area bordered by Lassen Street on the north, Raymer Street on the south, Woodley Avenue on the west and Woodman Avenue on the east. This area encompasses reporting districts from Devonshire Area and Van Nuys Area.

Operations will commence at 8:00 a.m. on June 4, 2003, and continue past midnight. There will be 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. Other similar task forces to combat crime and improve the quality of life will be conducted in other parts of the Valley throughout the year.

For additional information contact Commander Michel Moore, Valley Bureau Assistant Commanding Officer, at 818-756-8303, Captain John Sherman, Devonshire Area Commanding Officer, at 818-756-8193, or Captain Greg Meyer, Valley Traffic Division Commanding Officer, at 818-756-8722.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.