Here’s your Northeast Division Neighborhood Crime Update from Captain Bill Murphy:
We have a burglary trend in this neighborhood between noon to 6 PM. We have detained and/or arrested some suspects over the past week Some of these crimes maybe committed by juveniles and we have tremendously increased truant enforcement in the neighborhoods of Echo Park and Silverlake. One resident attempted to detain a subject (juvenile suspect) and unfortunately, he broke away and took off (please be careful about taking action into your own hands – your life is not worth taking this risk over). We did get a composite of this subject and put it out to all of our police officers.
Note: We did have an incident that occurred yesterday in East Hollywood (will not be in these crime statistics and the suspect is probably not involved in any Echo Park or Silverlake burglaries – but its an amusing story.)
Yesterday a lady came home and when she pulled into her driveway she noticed that her garage door was open and that a man was inside her garage rummaging through her other vehicle parked in the garage. She immediately asked him what he was doing in the garage and he yelled “I am looking for my friend.” Knowing that he was not her friend, she immediately pressed the garage door remote control she had in the vehicle she was driving – and then drove her vehicle up against the garage door to trap the suspect inside. She then calmly phone 9-1-1 and reported the burglary-in-progress as the suspect began to bang on the inside door pleading ” please let me out – I am on parole – I just got out of jail.- I can’t go back” He was immediately arrested and will be heading back to a confining 9 x 12 foot cell. While I do not recommend taking action – this was very quick thinking on the lady’s part which resulted in the suspect’s capture!
And for good measure, here’s the rest of the crime update for the rest of the Northeast area:
No other trends or patterns. A couple of car break ins in the middle of the night.
We have tremendously stepped up enforcement activities in this area and last week the burglaries dropped significantly. We still have not captured that suspects responsible for the series in Silverlake, but none occurred in the zone that was hit very hard two weeks ago.
Throughout Northeast Area we definitely have several crews (teams of suspects) committing burglaries. We will eventually solve these cases but in the meantime please do not leave your garage doors open, your windows open (even second story ones – suspects can climb), and keep an eye out for each other. If you see something or someone that is suspicious but not committing a crime – call 1-877-ASK-LAPD. If you see a crime in progress like the lady mentioned above please call 9-1-1 right away.
Very clear – couple of property crimes.
Same as Franklin Hills – very clear – couple of property crimes. Have placed a lot of resources in here at night.
Had a series of stolen cars (three) that occurred between midnight to 6 AM. Otherwise, it looks good.
Two weeks ago we had our third homicide occur here. This was a domestic incident (not gang related and therefore no chance of it causing any future incidents) that resulted in an immediate arrest.
Very clear. Our gang units are concentrating on Cypress Park and Highland Park in the wake of the two drive-by murders that we had two weeks ago. Both areas were very quite last week.
Only a few car break ins between midnight to 6 AM. Overall, the area looked very good last week.
Very clear. The whole east side of Northeast experienced a very good crime reduction week.
Looks pretty good. A few property crimes – no patterns or trends.
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