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Southeast Community Newsletter
 
 
April 2014
Vol. 6, No. 4

Basic Car Area 18A1
Senior Lead Officer Oscar Ontiveros
E-mail:  35946@lapd.lacity.org
Cellular Phone (213) 793-0717

Crime Trends:
During the month of March, there continues to be 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.

 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. I have organized a number of impromptu cleanups; however I need your help! 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 Main Street and Hoover gang-members has increased 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.

Community Event/Meetings:
SUMMER NIGHT LIGHTS will return this summer, I will confirm the dates as soon as possible. The Summer Night Lights program will take place at the Algin Sutton Park located on 8600 S. Hoover St. The program will start at 6pm and end at 11pm, Wednesday thru Saturday. There will be many activities for all ages. The park will be staffed with two LAPD officers to ensure the safety of all visitors. 

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 4th 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


Crime Trends
During the month of March 2014, there has been an increase of Burglary from Motor vehicle in the area of Avalon Blvd to Central Avenue and from Manchester Avenue to 92nd Street.  Suspects are looking for vehicle that has items in plain view.  Most of these crimes occur during evening hours.  Another location is at Superior Grocery located at 10211 S. Avalon Blvd.  Again suspects are looking and finding items inside and in plain view.  At this location, several of the vehicles were not secure or lock.   

Commendable Capers by Officers and Citizens
During this month, Southeast Narcotic Officers have made several arrest and shut down several locations that were selling illegal drug.  Some of these arrests were made possible because of citizens calling and reporting illegal activity.

 Prevention Tips
Remember, Lock it, Hide it, and Keep it.  These are tips from preventing you from becoming a victim of theft.  Lock your property in the trunk, Hide it from plain view, and if you follow these tips, you will be able to keep your property.

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.

Community Events/Meetings:
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 St. Michael Church Spanish meeting is held every third Wednesday of the month at 1016 E. Manchester Avenue starting at 7:00 pm.

The Southeast Empowerment Council meeting is held every third Tuesday at 8423 S. Vermont Avenue starting at 6:30 pm

Basic Car 18A17
Senior Lead Officer Hugo Valdez
E-mail: 31265@lapd.lacity.org
Cellular Phone: (213) 793-0723


Crime Trends/Prevention:
During the month of March, there continues to be 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, I-Pods and I-Pads. Before leaving your vehicle parked, please remove all of your valuables from plain view.

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.

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.

Community Events/Meetings:
The Community Police Advisory Board (CPAB) meeting is held on the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM.  This meeting takes place at the Heritage Ready Academy, located at 10101 S. Broadway Ave.  Please come and get involved in your community!

The 95th Street Neighborhood Watch Community Meeting is held every 4th Saturday of each month at 11:00 am. This meeting takes place at the YMCA located on Vermont Ave and Century Blvd.            
   

BASIC CAR 18A26
Senior Lead Officer Anthony Lopez
E-mail: 25421@lapd.lacity.org
Cell: (213)793-0721


CRIME TRENDS:
Vehicles are being stolen is becoming a big concern in the area of Maie Ave S/of 92nd Street to 99th Street (RD 1826). Officers and Detectives have been working hard, following leads and information provided by the community in an attempt to arrest those responsible of the thefts. Police presence will continue in the area in an an attempt to reduce the illegal activity.

QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES:

Vandalism has been on the rise in basic car 18A26 area. Unknown Suspect(s) have been witting graffiti (tagging) on block walls and buildings. If you see any one vandalizing any property in your neighborhood please contact the police department ASAP. After you contact the police department dial 3-1-1, to have the city remove the graffiti.


CRIME TIPS:

When you walk around your neighborhood try NOT to  use your cell phone. If you have to make a call please do so before you leave your home or when you get to where you are going. Victims have been robbed as they walk and talk on their cell phone. Victims never see the suspect(s) approach them until it`s too late. Suspect(s) are targeting victims who are not paying attention as they walk the streets.


COMMUNITY EVENTS:

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 04/03/14. Hope to see you there. Working together we can make a difference.

The next Spanish CPAB meeting is scheduled for 04/21/2014 at St. Lawrence Church at 10122 Compton Ave. Meeting start at 6pm
    
Basic Car Area 18A34
Senior Lead Officer Floro B. Pinzon
E-mail: 26758@lapd.lacity.org
Cellular Phone: (213) 793-0722


Crime Trends:
There were one hundred thirty four Part 1 Crimes committed in the basic car 18A34 from year to date. As compared to last year, it is a 0.7% increase. Grand theft auto (GTA) has the significant increase of 33.3 % whereas thirty vehicles were reported stolen. Thefts increased to 35.7 % also. The other Part 1 crimes had decreased tremendously.

Avalon corridor is still a hot spot during this period due to street robberies. In a weeklong period, residential burglaries were committed and reported along the 800 block of 107th Street.

Commendable Capers by Officers and Citizens:
Gang activity in the area of 109th Place and Avalon Boulevard has been a problem for years. The claimed territory by the notorious  “Baccstreet Crips” plagued the area with their illegal activities like narcotics use and sales, robberies, shootings and aggravated assaults. The gang members illegally dump bulky items like furnitures and used tires to prevent quicker response by the police when responding the area for police service. Their illegal activities and intimidation tactics feared the residents who live in the area. Officer Pinzon contacted and requested the assistance of the Southeast Gang Enforcement Detail (GED) to assist him in quelling the problem. On a daily basis, Officers Stephen Muther, Nick Cho and the members of the GED unit respond to the problem location and conduct strict enforcement. The GED officers had been successful in gun and narcotics arrests to some of the members of this gang. Once a week, Department of Sanitation removes the illegally dumped bulky items in the alley of the location. Officer Pinzon commended the joint effort of the GED unit and members of the Department of Sanitation in address the problem at this particular location. Their effort made a significant decrease of gang activity in the area.

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.

Community Events/Meetings:
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.

The monthly meeting of the Southeast Area Spanish Community Police Advisory Board (Spanish C-PAB is held every third Monday of the month at 6:00 o’clock PM, at the Saint Lawrence Catholic Church located at 10122 South Compton Avenue.

The monthly meeting of the Southeast Area Community Police Advisory Board (C-PAB) is held every first Thursday of the month at 10101 South Broadway Street.

On March 15, 2014, Officer Pinzon attended the monthly meeting of the 105th Street Block Club at 939 East 105th Street. Officer Pinzon discussed the crime trends in the area as well as crime prevention.

Basic Car Area 18A35
Senior Lead Officer Robert Yanez
E-mail:  30020 @lapd.lacity.org
Cellular Phone (213) 793-0720


Crime Trends
There has been an increase of car burglaries in the area of the Nickerson Gardens housing development. These burglaries are occurring between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM. The suspect uses an unknown hard object to break the glass and enter the vehicle, removes items. In the majority of the time the car battery has been taken. There is no suspect description at this time.  

Senior Lead Officer Yanez and officers assigned to the basic car are providing extra patrol in the area.

Community Events
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.

The Gonzaque Village Resident Management Council meeting is held on the last Tuesday of the month at 11:00 AM at 1515 East 105th Street.

The Seven Streets-n Unity block club meeting will be held on February 13, 2014 at 6:00 PM at 1751 East 114th Street.

Basic Car Area 18A41
Senior Lead Officer Angelo Stewart
E-mail: 27546@lapd.lacity.org
Cellular Phone: (213) 793-0725

   
Crime Trends
During this period, there have been several Robberies, Burglaries and Aggravated Assaults in the area. The suspects are all different descriptions from juveniles to adults. The area is very busy with vehicles and pedestrians on Figueroa St, Hoover St and Vermont Ave.  Gang and narcotics activity is very high in the surrounding area. 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.  

Community Events
The 108th Street Block Club will also be conducting its monthly meeting at the Hoover Community Church, 10611 South Hoover Street on April 16, 2014 at 7:00 o’clock PM.  Officer Stewart will be informing the members on crime prevention and answering any questions.


Basic Car Area 18A49
Senior Lead Officer Tyson Hamaoka
E-mail:  36892@lapd.lacity.org
Cellular Phone:  (213) 793-0724


Crime Trends
The area of 18A49 is off to a great start for 2014.  I am happy to report that both violent crime and property crime are down for the year (compared to 2013 statistics).  However, I’m sure we’ll all agree there is always room for improvement. With that being said, here are the biggest problems affecting our basic car area.

There has been an increase of residential burglaries on Anzac Av between 103rd Street and Santa Ana Bl.  The burglars are using pry tools to gain entry into the rear or sides of houses. Please be aware of unfamiliar people walking through the alleys (esp during the day). Suspect will walk the alleys and then jump into backyards before breaking into houses. Many burglars will do this during the day as they know many of you will be at work. If you see any suspicious activity please call 9-1-1.  Remember, you don't have to give your name or contact info (if that's what you wish).

During the nighttime hours, the areas of 103rd Street to Santa Ana & Wilmington Ave to Juniper St. has seen an increase of burglary from motor vehicles.  These property crimes are occurring during the late hours (midnight to 4am).  I cannot STRESS enough the importance of not leaving valuables in your cars overnight.  Also, make sure to lock your car doors as well, even if you are away for a short amount of time. Thieves love an easy target... so please don't become one.

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.  You can also call me on my cell phone.  I will keep all conversations confidential if you wish.


Commendable Capers
On 02-27-14 at approximately 2000hrs, Southeast Officer Leonidas (#37743)  received a radio call of a trespass suspect at a residence in the area of Lou Dhillon Av and 107th Street.  Upon his arrival, Officer Leonidas received additional information that the suspect was holding the victim against her will.  Officer Leonidas, realizing the gravity of the situation, requested additional units to his location.  Once appropriate assets were in place, officers ordered all persons out of the named residence.  Officers detained 2 suspects that exited the house and learned that they were both on parole. 

While clearing the house for additional persons, officers observed a 12 gauge shotgun in plain view in one of the bedrooms within the residence.  A thorough investigation by Officer Leonidas revealed that both of the suspects were members of a local criminal street gang.  After conducting the proper notifications to state parole officers both suspects were arrested for various parole violations and weapons charges.

Officer Leonidas is to be commended for his attention to duty, regard for public safety, and thorough investigation in removing 2 violent felons from the streets of Southeast Division.  Without a doubt, his actions improved the quality of life and safety for all those living in the area.

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.
 
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