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News Release

Tuesday, November 4, 2003

Media Relations

LAPD to Conduct Crime Task Force in The San Fernando Valley

"LAPD to Conduct Crime Task Force in The San Fernando Valley"


Los Angeles: On Wednesday, November 5, 2003, dozens of Los Angeles Police Department officers from the North Hollywood Area, Valley Traffic Division, and Operations Valley Bureau 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 Burbank Boulevard on the North, the Hollywood Freeway on the West, Acama Street on the South, and the City of Burbank on the East.

Operations will commence at 7:00 a.m., and continue to 4:00 am the next morning. There will be a zero tolerance for traffic violations and criminal acts in the affected area. Recent 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 violent 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 William Sweet or Captain Ronald Marbrey at, North Hollywood Area, at 818-623-4006.

This news release was prepared by Public Information Officer James Chong, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.