June 20, 2012
C-PAB Members in Attendance
Margarita Amador, Mark Overstreet, Vera del Pogo, Raeleen Allard, Frank Wada, Hector Elizalde, Hector Hernandez, Ernest Sanchez Jr., Ernest Sanchez Sr., Vera del Pozo, Ken Kallman.
Captain Anita Ortega, Senior Lead Officers (SLO’s) Joe Chacon, Roger Medina, Oscar Casini, Austin Fernal and Police Officer III Mike Sanchez.
Amanda Del Pozo, Jonathan Martinez, Monsignor John Moretta, Judy Donovan, Sal Martinez, Anna Cortez-Medina, Bill Murray, Jim Pinon, Tammy Membrano.
Meeting Called to Order
Captain Anita Ortega called the meeting to order at approximately 6:13 p.m. The meeting was held at the Hollenbeck Community Police Station in the Community Room and adjourned at 7:35 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Hollenbeck C-PAB and Department members were introduced and participated in the pledge of allegiance.
Approval of Minutes
Hector Hernandez motioned to approve the meeting minutes. Second by Vera del Pozo. Vote was unanimous
Youth Services Officer (YSO) Nathan Rubalcava provided an overview of the Hollenbeck Cadet program. They are number one in Central Bureau and number two throughout LAPD. The last graduating class had 590 youth and 37 were from Hollenbeck. The keynote speaker was from Hollenbeck who has completed 500 plus service hours. The next class is already at 32 applicants and will begin August 4th.
- Lincoln Heights has had an increase of gang violence and shootings between Clover and 18th Street.
- There has been a shortage of patrol units due to the Lakers and Clipper events where Hollenbeck units were sent to assist.
- During the summer time crime trends will increase due to people being out later.
- COMPSTAT report: Homicides: 10 in 2011 and 7 to date (4 around Dolores Mission).
Shooting victims: 36 in 2011 and 44 to date.
Robberies: 156 in 2011 and 157 to date (3% increase).
Aggravated Assaults: 175 in 2011 and 199 to date (14% increase).
Burglaries: 165 in 2011 and 157 to date (decreased).
Stolen Vehicles: 310 in 2011 and 444 to date (43% increase).
- Neighborhood Watch Programs are very crucial in reducing crime. Please encourage everyone to join one or implement one.
- Hollenbeck continues to promote the “Hide it, Lock it, Keep it”, campaign.
- Grant Theft Auto has decreased from 2011 due to the outreach program.
C-PAB Co-Chair, Margarita Amador, spoke about the upcoming National Night Out campaign. Committee meetings will be set to delegate tasks to C-PAB members in the coming weeks.
Community Relations Update
Senior Lead Officer Roger Medina reported on the status of the injunction on transients and their shopping carts. The injunction continues to be in effect and makes it more difficult to remove a transient’s property. The Summer Night Lights program will kick off at four parks in Hollenbeck. Transients tend to congregate more during the summer months so the GED gang officers will be providing more patrol.
Officer Richard Contreras reported one robbery in the last four weeks and there have been no violent crimes in his area, but GTA’s continue to occur. On June 2, 2012, the Hermon community celebrated their Centennial. The Summer Night Lights will continue with their second year at Montecito Park. Officer Contreras is currently filling in for SLO John Pedroza.
Senior Lead Officer Joel Perez reported that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has posted no parking signs behind Sears and the area has improved by not having the diesel trucks use the streets as a rest stop and attracting prostitution. Property crime continues to occur around the area of Pico south of Olympic.
Senior Lead Officer Steve Morales will be participating in the annual Bicentennial parade, concert and firework show. The El Sereno area has no violent crimes; 19 property crimes, and seven grand theft autos. There have been some good leads on the June 13th homicide in University Hills.
Senior Lead Officer Austin Fernal reports violent crime has increased in the Lincoln Heights area between the Clover & 18th street gangs. A shooting occurred on Mozart Street last week; good leads were provided by community members that resulted in the arrest of a suspect. A community alert has been sent out regarding bike thefts.
Senior Lead Officer Oscar Casini reports crime has decreased around the Wabash Recreation Center. The Teen C-PAB has elected to work on a Public Service Announcement (PSA) on the subject of “Bullying” as their first project. A presentation on “Bullying” will be provided at the Benjamin Franklin Library on July 31st.
Mark Overstreet invited everyone to the University Hills Neighborhood Watch meeting on
June 28, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the proposed 7-Elven project at the Cal. State LA Public Safety Building.
Dates to Remember:
July 18, 2012
Hobk Station Community Room
2111 E. First Street
Los Angeles, CA
Meeting Starts at 6:00 p.m.