|Los Angeles Police Department
Community Police Advisory Board Executive Committee
Southwest Division Police Department
May 8, 2014 - 6:30PM
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order by Co-Chair Johnnie Raines at 6:30pm.
Welcome & Introduction of Members:
Co-Chair Johnnie Raines
Captain Paul Snell gave an update about the divisional inspection which was held in April 2014 at the Los Angeles Coliseum. For the first time C-PAB Co-Chair Mr. Johnnie Raines was and Teen C-PAB Omar Prudencio was invited to be a part of the inspection. Captain Snell said to them “Now you are about to inspect the best Senior Lead Officers”
Thanks to boosters Max Im and Connie Chang who provided funds for uniforms for the officers, and paint and fixtures for the entire station. The entire station was clean and C-PAB Co-chair Mr. Johnnie Raines along with Teen CPAB Co-Chair Omar Prudencio pictures are on the wall in the lobby. The Police Station community facility Custodian did a tremendous job and we are very proud for their help. Special thanks to Chief Green for all his help in getting this done.
Thanks to the SLO’S, uniform and gear inspection was in perfect order. You can now access what is going on at Southwest Division by accessing Face book and Twitter as we now have a full time social media officer. You can Google LAPD. West and access Twitter @LAPDS.W.
Sergeant l Andre Wright (SLO Supervisor) asked for a moment of silence in honor of Officer Roberto Sanchez
Teen C-PAB Comments:
Omar Prudencio – Southwest Teen CPAB Co-chair and Cadet reported that the majority if their members are going off to college and there are positions open for a Co-chair and Secretary.
Their next meeting date is schedule for May 29th, 2014 in the roll call room
Basic Car Reports:
SLO 3A57 Nichol Garner (USC) 358 reported that there’s an increase in theft and they are on the alert since its home stretch for commencement exercise. Moving dates for the students are 5/14-15, 2014 so please look for open U-haul trucks. Students sometimes donate some of their personal belongings and food.
SLO 3A19 Geraldine Vasquez reported on moving homeless out of area.
SLO 3A41 Kevin Beard reported on property issues, people leaving their cars unlocked and people drinking at the bus stops. Also the Baldwin Hills now have cameras at strategic places
SLO 3A63 Jose Saldana reported about property crime in the Baldwin Village area, Aggravated assault; suspect got away but tracked down and arrested. Six cameras were donated by Target.
SLO 3A31 John Biondo reported theft of SUV third row rear seats and problem with knock/knock burglary.
SLO 3A57 Pierre Olega (Basic Car 55) Jefferson Park/King Park community reported two or three rubbers every two weeks. The Arco Gas Station is a problem a problem as it relates to robbery and persons leaving personal property inside their cars. Please look out for your neighbors. SLO with the Dept of Health have confiscated lots of goods. Such as food, trash etc.
SLO 3A99 Sam Salazar reported that Manual Arts was place on an awareness alert.
SLO 3A15 Tracy Banuelos reported burglary at the Kenny Heights area. Twenty four Gramercy Community members afraid to call 911
SLO 3A1 Sergio Sanchez reported problems at Target Store – 8 thefts, McDonalds has 2 cameras only. They are requesting help from the community.
SLO 3A73 Sunny Sasajima reported that crime look good compared to last year. This year residential burglary is down by 25% and vehicles are the same. Look out for daytime burglary and door to door solicitation. The Donald Sterling issue was peaceful at Leimert Park. Sunny, also spoke about marijuana dispensaries in the area. SLO’s and Narcotics are mailing letters to business alerting them that proposition D is in effect as of 2/1014. There were forty-one dispensaries between MLK and Vernon, now only two are open. City will file to close down dispensaries.
Approval of Minutes 4/2014:
Minutes were approved by Iona Diggs and all members by raising their hands
Issues and Concerns:
Iona Diggs issued her concerned regarding numerous shootings in the area of (Menlo and 43rd St.). Captain Snell and will deploy officers immediately.
Leslie reported that in the past until one year ago, the police could clean an area and throw things away, however, the new law is that you may not remove the homeless property for ninety days. It also takes up to one year to persuade a homeless to accept services as they do not trust the system. In the West Adams area, there are illegal auto shops which have long records with Building and Safety Department. They paint and do repairs outside the facility and are sited every year. Building and Safety Department is not solving problem. There is a vacant motel at Normandie and Jefferson; the Normandie is boarded up with plywood.
MTA Ron Macias brought everyone up to date on the Crenshaw rail system. He said that construction for each area is approximately four and one half years.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:56pm and approved by all present.
Next Meeting: Thursday, June 12, 2014
Venue: LOS ANGELES CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER
3787 SOUTH VERMONT AVENUE
Minutes prepared and submitted by Phyllis Palacio