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Southeast Community Newsletter
Vol. 5, No. 5
SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY POLICE STATION
BASIC CAR NEWSLETTER
Captain Phillip Tingirides
Basic Car Area 18A1
Senior Lead Officer Oscar Ontiveros
Cellular Phone (213) 793-0717
During the month of April, there was a decrease in residential burglaries and street robberies in Reporting Districts 1801 and 1802. However, there was a slight increase in stolen vehicles and burglary from motor vehicles. Prevention is key! Do not leave anything in your vehicle, in plain view that would entice a break-in. Lock your doors and roll up your windows. If possible, park in your driveway. If you must park in the street try and park under a street light. If you leave town for a few days, ask one of your neighbors to keep an eye on your vehicle. Ask your neighbors to call for police response if they should see suspicious activity.
Several victims of car theft have reported several items stolen from their vehicle. Items such as sunglasses, cell phones, backpacks, purses, laptops, iPods and iPads. Before leaving your vehicle parked, please remove all of your valuables from plain view. Several vehicles have also had their batteries removed. These suspects are believed to be selling these batteries to recycling centers and mechanics. If you have any information of who is purchasing these batteries, please call my number listed above. Be ready to leave me a message with your name and number to reach you. You may also leave a brief message of the location (name and address) that is purchasing the stolen batteries. Your information will remain confidential.
In most cases suspects involved in burglary from motor vehicles will be apprehended due to concerned neighbors calling in suspicious activity. This is when it becomes important to be a good neighbor and telephone suspicious activity to our police department (see telephone numbers below). If you witness something that appears out of the ordinary at your neighbor’s house or vehicle or please, call 9-1-1.
Illegal dumping has decreased dramatically within the area of Flower/Grand between 92nd St thru 87th St. The above area has been clean for the last month now. Please ask your neighbors to help keep this area clean. If you see it happening, report it. If you have items in need of disposal, simply telephone 3-1-1 and request that the City of Los Angeles remove the trash.
Graffiti from 18 Street and Hoover gang-members has decreased in Reporting District 1801. If you see this crime in progress, please call 911 and report it. Both problems are considerable eyesores and can be reported to the 3-1-1 system. The 3-1-1 system is used when the suspects have left the area and a request may be placed to clean it up.
If you see problematic gang members loitering in certain areas be a good neighbor and call the police. Below are multiple phone numbers at your disposal.
Crime Prevention Tips:
To report any crime element in your neighborhood, you can call anonymously the Southeast Area Police Station at (213) 972-7828. Please remember these important phone numbers for Non-Emergency police response: 1-877-275-5273 (1-877-ASK-LAPD) or 9-1-1 for police, fire or medical emergency.
Please do not be intimidated by local gang members. If you witness gang activity in your neighborhood please notify me for non-emergency situations and 9-1-1 for emergencies.
3-1-1. This number connects you to a city of Los Angeles operator trained to identify your needs in order to transfer you to the most appropriate City department or entity (i.e.: DOT, DWP, Street Services, etc.). This number can also be used for non-emergency police dispatch requests.
I encourage all residents in Basic Car Area 18A1 to attend the Southeast Neighborhood Council meeting, at the Constituent Service Center, which is located at 8475 S. Vermont Ave. The meeting is held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Please come and get involved in your community!
Also, the Watts Gang Task Force meets every Monday at 10:00 AM. The meeting is held at the Los Angeles City 15 Council district Office located at 10221 Compton Ave. Again, please come and get involved with this organization. Help us put an end to gang violence and neighborhood intimidation!
Also, the Community-Police Advisory Board (CPAB) meeting, at the Heritage Ready Academy, which is located at 10101 S. Broadway. The meeting is held on the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM. Please come and get involved in your community!
Also, the Spanish Community-Police Advisory Board (CPAB) meeting, at the Saint Lawrence Church, which is located at 10122 Compton. The meeting is held on the 1st Monday of each month at 6:30 PM. Please come and get involved in your community!
Also, the 90th Street Plus Block Club meeting, at the Prince Hall Memorial Auditorium, which is located at 9027 S. Figueroa Ave. The meeting is held on the 1st Saturday of each month at 6:30 PM. Please come and get involved in your community!
Also, the Saint Michaels Church meeting, which is located at 1016 W. Manchester. The meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Please come and get involved in your community!
Basic Car Area 18A3
Senior Lead Officer George Chavez
E-mail: 27109 @lapd.lacity.org
Cellular Phone (213) 793-0718
During the month of April 2013, robberies continue to be a major concern like the past several months. Several arrests were made and we will continue to monitor the area. Another crime starting to increase is the Burglary from Motor Vehicle throughout the area. Again, victims are leaving some personal items inside the vehicle in plain view and inviting suspects to break into the vehicle. Another item taken is the car battery, Please secure your vehicle either in your driveway or in a garage.
Commendable Capers by Officers and Citizens:
Avalon Garden Housing Development is known to be a drug location to make, purchase, and use rock cocaine. The last 6 months, Narcotic Detectives have made three large arrests by serving search warrants in units. The last search warrant served was three weeks ago with two known gang member arrested. Three tenants have been evicted. Residents have stated that they feel more secured and children can actually go outside and play without fear of the gang members.
Crime Prevention Tips:
The best crime prevention for burglary and Burglary from Motor Vehicle is not only securing your property but having a Neighborhood Watch in your street. Knowing your neighbors and having a good relation is the best crime prevention. It’s good to let your neighbor know when you will be out the house and them having a telephone number in case of an emergency.
If you ever experience an emergency, please call 9-1-1. If you need non-emergency police dispatch, please call 1-877-275-5273 (1-877-ASK-LAPD). For any City services, including the police department, please call 3-1-1.
Please help increase the number of neighborhood watch clubs in the Southeast community. If you are interested in learning how to start a neighborhood watch club in your neighborhood, please call Senior Lead Officer George Chavez at 213-793-0718.
The Avalon Gardens Housing Development Residents Advisory Council (RAC) will hold its monthly meeting on the second Thursday of every month.
The Southeast Empowerment Council meeting is held every third Tuesday at 8423 S. Vermont Avenue starting at 6:30 pm
Basic Car Area 18A17
Senior Lead Officer Jeffrey Bright
E-mail: 34213 @lapd.lacity.org
Cellular Phone (213) 793-0723
Lately we have been getting hit with burglaries in the area of 95-102 and from Main to Vermont. As usual, this is a very difficult crime to prevent. Though preventing burglaries may be difficult we as a community can do things to make our home safer.
1 Lock all your doors and windows when you leave.
2 Keep your valuables out of view.
3 Trim your hedges around your home. Overgrown hedges or plants can give criminals concealment as they attempt to break in.
4 Install outside lighting around your home (motion sensors) are ideal.
5 Try to keep from getting in a routine such as leaving at the exact same time every day.
Crime Prevention Tips:
It is a good practice to be aware of suspicious persons loitering around cars or near your place of residence. Please call the police (1-877-275-5273 for non-emergencies, or 9-1-1, if you believe that the situation is an emergency) to report any potential criminal or criminal gang activity. Get to know your neighbors. This will make it easier to prevent crimes and to assist each other during an emergency.
The monthly meeting at the YMCA (9900 South Vermont Avenue, on the north-east corner of Vermont Avenue and Century Boulevard) is back on the schedule. Officers will provide community-related event information and a crime update. This group meets the fourth Saturday of every month at 11:30 A. M. Due to the holiday season, monthly meeting have been put on hold and will most likely began after the beginning of the year.
9-1-1 Emergency - As we know this is the number used to summon police, fire, or ambulance services for emergencies only. Please use 9-1-1only when needed because 9-1-1 operators are limited.
3-1-1 – This number connects you to a City of Los Angeles operator trained to identify your needs in order to transfer you to the most appropriate City department or entity (i.e.: DOT, DWP, Street Services, etc.) . This number can also be used for non-emergency police dispatch requests.
1-877- 529-3855 (1-877-LAWFULL) - This is the anonymous tip hotline. You never have to leave your name when reporting a crime. This phone number is a great tool to report ongoing or suspicious activity while remaining completely anonymous.
Basic Car 18A26
Senior Lead Officer Anthony Lopez
Officers assigned to basic car 18A26 have been working the area of Wilmington to Graham from 92nd Street to Century Blvd in an attempt to reduce the recent increase in Burglary from Motor Vehicle (BFMV). So far Officers have arrested (2) individuals in two separate incidents for BFMV. The 1st arrestee was arrested for breaking into (3) vehicles on Wilmington Blvd and the 2nd arrestee was taken into custody during an investigation. These two arrests have reduced the activity but Officers will continue their enforcement in this area.
Quality Of Life Issues:
Graffiti and illegal dumping continues to be a big nuisance and eye sore in Basic Car 18A26. Contact Southeast officers, your senior lead officer or “311” if you witness individuals vandalizing properties (tagging) or illegally dumping trash.
Please do not try to confront these individuals yourself, we ask that you be a great witness by observing the individuals description, their clothing, the vehicle they are using or the vehicle`s license plate. Try to observe the direction they fled in.
Burglary from motor vehicles continues to be a problem in an around Basic car 18A26. Please keep your vehicle locked and any personal property out of sight or in the trunk. Contact Law enforcement regarding any illegal activity or any suspicious persons or activity.
Watts neighborhood council meeting are held on the second Tuesday of every month. All individuals are welcome to attend. The meeting is held at the Watts Senior Citizen center located at 1657 E. Century Blvd. Meeting starts at 6:30PM. The next meeting is scheduled for 3/12/13. Hope to see you there. Together we can make a difference.
The next Spanish CPAB meeting is scheduled for 03/18/2013 at St. Lawrence Church at 10122 Compton Ave. Meeting start at 6pm
Basic Car Area 18A34
Senior Lead Officer Floro B. Pinzon
Cellular Phone: (213) 793-0722
During this period, Avalon corridor is again a hot spot for street robberies. The suspects targeted victims with gold chains, cell phones and purses. Residential and commercial burglaries are still being committed in the middle part of the basic car. Incidentally, arrests had been made to some of these burglaries.
Battery thieves are still active in the area of 93rd Street, Central Avenue, Avalon Boulevard and 98th Street. Crime prevention flyers were given out to the residents in the area during the community meeting. Community involvement is critical to assist the police curtail not only the burglary problems but also any criminal activity.
Commendable Capers by Officers and Citizens:
On April 22, 2013, approximately 0430 hours, Officers Ponce #39567 and Gonzalez #38572 were assigned uniform patrol in a marked black and white police vehicle. The officers were responding to burglary alarm call at a business located at 609 East Century Boulevard. Upon their arrival, they met with the business owner of the Metro PCS cell phone store. The owner told them that he had a motion alarm to his business that was activated at 0430 hours. Officers looked inside the locked business and observed damaged ceiling tiles on the floor directly under an air vent. Believing that a burglar suspect may still be inside the location, they requested additional units and Air Unit. Upon the arrival of the additional units, Officers Ponce and Gonzalez formulated a tactical plan to gain entry into the business. Using the business key provided by the business owner, the officers entered and located a suspect crouched behind the counter. The suspect was subsequently arrested and booked for commercial burglary.
Officers Ponce and Gonzalez are commended for their quick response, attention to detail, keen observations, excellent investigative skills and tactics that resulted to the apprehension of a burglar.
Crime Prevention Tips:
Community involvement is the best crime deterrent that a neighborhood can have. Please give serious consideration to joining or starting a Block Club or a Neighborhood Watch Club, if you do not already have one or belong to one in your neighborhood. Please report any suspicious individuals or activity in your neighborhood. It is good to monitor and report; and, please do not try to take any enforcement action yourself. Remember that suspect apprehension requires special training and many police resources not readily accessible to community members. If you believe the situation may arise to an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
Remember, prevent crimes and get to know your neighbors by starting or participating in a Block or Neighborhood Watch Club. Watch out for each other. For more details, call Senior Lead Officer Floro Pinzon at 213-793-0722.
The monthly Safe Passage Collaborative meeting is held at Southeast Area roll call room every first Wednesday of the month. Pinzon discusses the crime trends and hot spots in and around the schools in Southeast Area.
On April 4, 2013, Officer Pinzon attended the monthly meeting of the Southeast Area Community Police Advisory Board (C-PAB). Officer Pinzon discussed the crime trends in the basic car and discussed crime prevention tips.
On April 10, 2013, Officer Pinzon attended a meeting at the Council District 8 Constituents Office with members of parents and Green Dot personnel regarding after school and hot spots in and around Locke High School. Officer Pinzon discussed the hot spots and crime prevention in the area.
On April 13, 2013, Officer Stewart attended the 94th Street Block Club meeting in behalf of Senior Lead Officer Pinzon. Officer Stewart discussed the crime trends in the area and gave out crime prevention flyers.
Basic Car Area 18A35
Senior Lead Officer Robert Yanez
E-mail: 30020 @lapd.lacity.org
Cellular Phone (213) 793-0720
Robberies are occurring on Compton Ave between 110th Street and Imperial Highway. These robberies are occurring between the hours of 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. The suspects would approach the victim and use bodily force to take the victims’ property. Majority of the time the suspects would target victims wearing a gold necklace. On two incidents, there were 2 suspects and a metal pipe was used.
Senior Lead Officer Yanez and officers assigned to the basic car are providing extra patrol in the area. Southeast Detectives are working on identifying the suspects involved.
Commendable Capers by Officers and Citizens:
On April 10, 2013 at approximately 8:00 P. M., Officer Mercado and Officer Sierra were assigned to patrol when they received call from Officer Danaher, advising them of robbery suspects in the area of 115th Street and Alvaro. The suspects committed a robbery on April 10, 2013 at approximately 4:45 A.M. The suspects used a metal pipe during the commission of the crime. Officers responded, arrested 2 suspects and recovered the weapon used.
The Officers are commended for their attention to duty, proactive work and for their keen investigative skills in locating a robbery suspect.
The Watts Gang Task Force (WGTF) meeting is held every Monday at 10:00 A. M. at 10221 South Compton Avenue. Members of the WGTF board are looking for volunteers to assist with the program.
The Nickerson Gardens Resident Management Council meeting is held on third Wednesday of the month at 11:00 AM at 11251 Compton Avenue.
Basic Car Area 18A41
Senior Lead Officer Angelo Stewart
Cellular Phone: (213) 793-0725
During this period, there have been several gang shootings in the area between Vermont Ave and Figueroa St, from 109th Street to Imperial Hwy. Please keep a look out for any suspicious people, lurking in your neighborhood or walking the streets. Southeast patrol units and Gang Officers are working hard to make the area safer and arrest all offenders. However, community involvement is the best tool to reduce crime.
Quality of Life Issues:
The Southeast Area Vice unit is continuously enforcing the prostitution laws along the Figueroa corridor. The unit makes multiple arrests on prostitution related crimes on daily basis. These efforts help to improve the quality of life for area residents and reduce crime associated with prostitution. The Southeast Vice unit will continue to respond to this problem and make prostitution an enforcement priority. The District Attorney’s Office has filed a prostitution injunction on some of the repeat offenders on the Figueroa Corridor. This will help to control the prostitution activity on Figueroa Street.
Crime Prevention Tips:
Due to numerous crimes in the area, it is a good practice to be aware of suspicious persons loitering around cars or near your place of residence. Please call the police to report any potential criminal or gang activity. Another good tip is to get to know your neighbors. This will make it easier for neighbors to assist each other during an emergency.
The 108th Street Block Club will also be conducting its monthly meeting at the Hoover Community Church, 10611 South Hoover Street on May 15, 2013 at 7:00 o’clock PM. Officer Stewart will be informing the members on crime prevention.
Basic Car Area 18A49
Senior Lead Officer Kevin Marr
Cellular Phone: (213) 793-0724
Crime statistics continue to remain low in my Basic Car Area. This is not to say that there has been no crimes but those that have been reported have been few and far between. Currently there are no crime trends within the area. However, summer is rapidly approaching and the criminal elements that lurk amongst us are aware of that. As such, I encourage you to take some extra precautions while you are away from your residence. Make sure all your windows and doors are closed and locked when you are not at home. The same can be said for when you arrive home….take that extra look around your property for anything unusual.
Again, I would like to remind residents in the area to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity that they encounter. As always when dealing with the 9-1-1 operator, your identity can remain confidential and the responding officers WILL NOT contact you, if that is your desire. When reporting a crime (such as the above-mentioned burglaries) a description of the suspects to include ethnicity, approximate height and weight as well as clothing worn is a huge help to responding officers. If the suspects leave the location, their method (such as on foot or in a vehicle) and their direction of travel is helpful information.
Crime Prevention Tips:
To report any crime element in your neighborhood, you can call anonymously the Southeast Area Police Station at 213-972-7813. Please remember these important phone numbers for Non-Emergency police response: 1-877-275-5273 (1-877-ASK-LAPD) or 9-1-1 for police, fire or medical emergency. Please do not be intimidated by local gang members.
If you witness gang activity in your neighborhood please notify me for non-emergency situations and 9-1-1 for emergencies.
3-1-1. This number connects you to a city of Los Angeles operator trained to identify your needs in order to transfer you to the most appropriate City department of entity (i.e.: DOT, DWP, Street Services, etc.). This number can also be used for non-emergency police dispatch requests.
I encourage all residents in Basic Car Area 18A49 to attend the Watts Neighborhood Council meeting at the Watts Senior Citizen Center, which is located at 1657 E. Century Blvd. The meeting are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Please come and get involved in your community!
Also, The Watts Gang Task Force meets every Monday at 10:00 AM. The meeting is held at the Los Angeles City Council, District 15 Office, located at 10221 Compton Ave. Again, please come and get involved with this organization. Help us put an end to gang violence and neighborhood intimidation.
The Spanish Police Advisory Board (Spanish C-PAB) meets on the third Monday of each month at the Saint Lawrence Catholic Church at 10122 S. Compton Ave. This meeting starts at 6:30 PM and is conducted in both Spanish and English. All community members are invited.
Basic Car Area 18A63
Senior Lead Officer Robert Martinez
Cellular Phone: (213) 793 0726
During this past month there has been numerous gang affiliated shootings along the Avalon Blvd corridor and several on 120th St. near Main St. Suspects are targeting male blacks in the neighborhood. Another gang shooting occurred at 119th St and Main St. At this location a single male Hispanic was shot and killed on the corner. All investigations are still on-going.
Crime Prevention Tips:
Due to the increase of residential burglaries and burglary from motor vehicles be cautious of locking and securing your homes. A good tip would be to join a neighborhood watch program or get one started. Be cautious of abandon homes and report any suspicious activity in your neighborhood. Remember to park your cars in your driveways if possible or in lighted areas. Do not leave any items of value inside your vehicle, don’t make your property easily accessible to suspects.
Spanish CPAB will continued to be held the 3rd Monday of the month 6:00 PM at 10122 Compton Ave, St. Lawrence church. For further information please contact Officer Martinez at 213-793-0726.
Basic Car Area 18A97
Senior Lead Officer Hugo Valdez
Cellular number (213) 793-0727
During the month of April, there was a decrease in residential burglaries and street robberies in Reporting Districts 1831, 1871 and 1881. However, there was a slight increase in stolen vehicles and burglary from motor vehicles in the area of El Segundo Blvd from Vermont to Figueroa. Prevention is key! Do not leave anything in your vehicle, in plain view that would entice a break-in. Lock your doors and roll up your windows. If possible, park in your driveway. If you must park in the street try and park under a street light. If you leave town for a few days, ask one of your neighbors to keep an eye on your vehicle. Ask your neighbors to call for police response if they should see suspicious activity. Don’t forget to lock it, hide it and keep it!!!
Commendable Capers by Officers:
In the month of April, 2013, patrol officers assigned to SOE Area made an arrest of two females for Burglary. The two females had burglarized a residence in the 149th block of Orchard and were apprehended minutes after the incident took place. This was thanks to the community involvement and quick response by our patrol officers. Great Job!!
On May 2nd, 2013, Councilman Joe Buscaino will be hosting a P.A.C.E (Pro-Active Code Enforcement) meeting. This meeting will help with a new program that will bring together Council District #15, the Los Angeles Police Department, Building and safety, Bureau of Street Services/Street use investigation unit and the Los Angeles Housing Authority. Please join us and address issues related to quality of life issues.