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Hello, hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the last few days of hot weather. A big event we have going on for October is the FABA 7th annual Golf Tournament on the eleventh. It will be held at the Angeles National Golf Club, in Sunland. Come and support Foothill Station by participating and socializing with the men and women of Foothill Area by playing a few rounds of golf. Or, adopt a cop for that day. For more information call the Community Relations office at (818) 756-8866.
Thank you and see you out there…Be safe.
Don’t forget to sign up with NIXLE.COM for community crime alerts and information from Foothill Division that is text messaged to your cell phone. This is a great way of staying informed with information that comes from your police station. You will have up-to-date information and be well informed of what is going on in the community.
In my area, South Pacoima, our major problem is still property crimes. Burglary, Grand Theft Auto and Burglary from Motor Vehicle. We can’t stress enough that it’s very important that you lock and secure your homes, please do not leave anything valuable in your vehicle. Remember to Lock It, Hide It, Keep It. You can prevent being a victim by paying attention to detail when it comes to your property. Call me with any questions or issues.
Don’t forget, drop by the station and get the special screws for your plates… free. Come on down and we (police) will change out the screws in a few minutes.
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU TAKE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS:
* Be alert of strangers in your neighborhood. * If possible, obtain an alarm or lock for your car. * If someone is “hanging around” in your block that does not belong, notify your neighbors. * Report suspicious activity. Call the Foothill Desk and keep the SLO Officer (me) informed. * Foothill Desk (818) 756-8861. * ALWAYS CALL 911 when observing unknown suspects breaking in to any vehicle or home.
FOR ADDITIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT FOOTHILL AREA AUTO OR BURGLARY DETECTIVES AT (818) 834-3115.
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH NEWS
There are different locations for the community to attend a neighborhood watch meeting. Please make it a point to attend any of the following and do your part for your neighborhood.
The Hansen Hills Neighborhood Watch - October 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm. At the Pacoima Community Center, 11243 Glenoaks Blvd.
The San Fernando Gardens Neighborhood Watch meeting is on October 17 at 5:00 pm located at 10982 Lehigh Ave.
The David Gonzalez Park Neighborhood Watch meeting will be on October 16, 2013 at
5:30 pm located at David Gonzalez Park, 10943 Herrick Ave.
NEW, The Haddon Neighborhood Watch meeting will be on October 17, 2013 at 5:30 pm located at Haddon Elementary, 10115 Haddon St.
You can also attend the Pacoima Neighborhood Council meetings and have a voice for your area. October 16 at 6:30 pm at the Pacoima Community Center, 11243 Glenoaks Blvd.
We Have our Community Police Advisory Board (C-PAB) meeting on October 10 at 6:00 pm at the Japanese American Community Center, 12953 Branford St.
Please join us. It is a good way to find out what is going on in your area.
If there are any problem traffic areas that you would like to have patrolled, please call Valley Traffic at (818) 644-8142.
A reminder about the 3-1-1 system. Any of the Los Angeles City services can be obtained from that phone number. Remember that the number can only be dialed from your home telephone. When you are finished ask for a confirmation number from the operator.
Basic Car 16A59 (Tujunga Area)
Senior Lead Officer Richard Wall
Cell Phone 818-634-0754
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH NEWS
Hi everyone! Last month 40 people came to hear Sergeant Hammet speak about the parole compliance unit. The next neighborhood watch meeting will be at 6:30pm, Tuesday October 15th at 7747 Foothill Blvd. Please park in the rear auditorium near the park.
My Community Coffee is every first Tuesday of the month at the Starbucks (near the Albertsons) at 6240 Foothill Blvd. The next one will be on October 1st from 8:00-9:30 AM.
Our largest crime concern is still vehicle thefts, burglaries, and burglaries from motor vehicles. I can’t express enough how important it is for everyone to keep their homes and cars secure. As I continue reviewing the crime reports there has been one recurring factor. Most of the burglars have been able to walk into an unlocked door or get into an unlocked window or car doors. It is imperative that all of us help each other.
Numerous burglaries from motor vehicles have occurred at the La Tuna Canyon / 210 FWY trail head. Please leave nothing in your vehicle and be sure to lock your car! Please leave nothing of value in your car! The first thing they do is to check and see if the vehicles doors are unlocked. Even if it is locked, if they see something of value they will break a window to take it. If you see someone hanging around the neighborhood that you know doesn’t live there please call the non-emergency number for the Police Department (818) 734-2223.
If you see a crime in progress then please call 9-1-1. Please lock all your doors and windows when you leave or go to sleep at night. Remember to lock the doors on your vehicles as well.
An amazing tool that we have been using is FREE and EASY to sign up for. I ask that all of you sign up with NIXLE.COM for community crime alerts and information from Foothill Division. That is text messaged to your cell phone. This is a great way of staying informed with information that comes from your police station.
Please remember to slow down. Valley Traffic Division will be enforcing traffic laws in the Foothill Area. I too will be monitoring and enforcing the law within the Tujunga area. Please help yourself avoid the potential financial strain of a citation. Slow down. Give yourself enough time to get where you’re going. Please remember to pick a designated driver prior to attending a party or barbecue. It would be a shame to have to watch one of our young citizens become injured in a senseless act of drunk driving.
If there are any problem traffic areas that you would like to have patrolled, please call Valley Traffic at 818-644-8142, and leave a message for Officer Flores
Once again, just a reminder about the 3-1-1 system. Any of the Los Angeles City services can be obtained from that phone number. Remember that the number can only be dialed from your home telephone. When you are finished, ask for a confirmation number from the operator.
Last but not least, here are some useful phone numbers for everyone. Please make note of the following:
DISPATCH…(non emergency)…………………………………818 734-2223
FOOTHILL FRONT DESK…………………………………756-8861
VALLEY TRAFFIC MOTOR OFFICER ……………….….756-9203
CITY OF LOS ANGELES INFORMATION…(any city entity)..3-1-1
OPERATION BRIGHT LIGHTS………3-1-1…or….…800-303-5267
BULKY ITEM PICK UP……………… 3-1-1…or……..800-773-2489
Basic Car 16A81 (West Sun Valley)
SLO Esther Vasquez
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
CURRENT CRIME TRENDS
Basic Car 16A81, Saticoy north to the 5 Freeway and the 170 Freeway east to the border of Burbank. Welcome to October and we are well into our autumn season. It is nice to have a break from the sweltering summer heat that we had. It is also nice to see that crime has decreased since the summer as well. There has been a decrease in all crimes in the area.
So far in September there has been one robbery. That is compared to August where we had a total of five for the month. Fortunately, the September robbery has already been solved and there is a person behind bars right now. As for aggravated assaults, there were two for the month of August, and so far two for the month of September. One of the aggravated assaults that occurred in September was a homicide. Our homicide detectives here at Foothill have already solved the heinous crime and have a suspect in the slammer as I type right now. That was a great job done by the detectives and true to form, solved in the first 48 hours! Statistically year to date, we are down approximately 6% in these types of crimes.
As for property crimes, there has been a huge decrease! We put a lot of resources into reducing property crimes and it paid off with a substantial reduction in crime. For burglaries, the area showed a decrease from 13 in August to, so far, 3 in September. There is one particular burglary in September that resulted in an arrest of a suspect that was not only good for burglaries in the Foothill area, but the North Hollywood Area as well.
As for cars getting broken into, there were approximately 17 in the month of August and so far in September, 10. The interesting thing is half of the 10 that occurred in September were thefts from motor vehicle. A theft from motor vehicle means that there wasn’t any entry into the vehicle, but the property taken was from the outside, for instance, gas was siphoned out, tools from the bed of a truck and even tires from the vehicle itself. In order to try and prevent this type of crime, be sure to park in well-lit areas, take property out of the rear bed of trucks, and listen if your dog(s) (provided you have one) bark. These methods also apply to stolen cars. Stolen cars have decreased as well, but only slightly. I still encourage all of you to use some type of locking device on your vehicles, even the older ones. Let’s work together to help combat these types of crimes.
Sancola Street Neighborhood Watch
Thursday, October 3, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Sun Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Meeting
Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 12:00 p.m. Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center 10631 Vinedale
Sun Valley Neighborhood Council Meeting
Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 6:30 p.m. Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center 10631 Vinedale
Community Police Advisory Board (CPAB) Meeting
Thursday, October 10, 2013, 6:00 p.m. Japanese American Center 12953 Branford
FABA 7th Annual Golf Tournament – Benefiting LAPD Foothill Division
Friday, October 11, 2013, 9:30 a.m. Angeles National Golf Club 9401 Foothill Blvd.
Holy Rosary Church Carnival
Friday, October 11 to Sunday, October 13, 2013,
7800 Vineland, Holy Rosary Church
Strathern Street Neighborhood Watch
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Church of the Nazarene 12120 Strathern
North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council
Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Fire Station 89 7063 Laurel Canyon
Crockett Street Neighborhood Watch
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 6:00 p.m. Industrial Metal Supply 8300 San Fernando Road
Halloween night is coming soon. Remember not to let kids go trick or treating alone. Take a flashlight and a reflective vest (if you have one). Keep the group on the sidewalks and give constant reminders to not run. Running in the dark is dangerous. Have a safe and fun night.