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News Release

Thursday, May 22, 2003

Media Relations

LAPD to Conduct Crime Task Force in Van Nuys


Los Angeles: On Wednesday, May 28, 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, Victory Boulevard on the south, Valjean Avenue on the west and Woodman Avenue on the east.

Operations will commence at 8:00 a.m. on May 28, 2003, and continue until 4:00 a.m., the next morning. 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.

For additional information contact Commander Michel Moore, Valley Bureau Assistant Commanding Officer at 818-756-8303, Captain Robert McNamara, Van Nuys Area Commanding Officer at 818-756-9952, 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.