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News Release

Monday, September 15, 2003

Media Relations

LAPD to Conduct Crime Task Force in San Fernando Valley


Los Angeles: On Tuesday, September 16, 2003, dozens of Los Angeles Police Department officers from Van Nuys 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 Sherman Way on the North, Victory Boulevard on the South, the San Diego freeway on the West and Woodman Avenue on the East. This includes a portion of the Sepulveda Boulevard Corridor.

Operations will commence at 7:00 a.m. on September 16, 2003, and continue to 4:00 a.m. 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.

For additional information contact Commander Michel Moore, Valley Bureau Assistant Commanding Officer, at 818-756-8303; Captain James Miller, Van Nuys Area Commanding Officer, at 818-756-8332; 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.