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Monday May 10th, 2010 :: 09:49 a.m. PDT


North Hollywood Area Monthly Newsletter- May 2010

North Hollywood Captain’s Corner:
As the commanding officer at North Hollywood Area, I am happy to report that there are many positive developments in our ongoing struggle to keep crime down. Although overall crime remains at a low level, we are still experiencing problems with property crimes in North Hollywood. I have taken a number of steps to reduce property crime in North Hollywood over the past several months, including the establishment of the Crime Suppression Task Force. This task force saturates areas most affected by property crimes, providing a strong police presence with the emphasis on preventing these crimes from occurring. Also, all units under my command, from Detectives to the Senior Lead Officers, are focused on reducing property crimes. These strategies have reported some results including the reduction of burglaries and thefts from motor vehicles, which continues to be an ongoing problem in North Hollywood Area.

As always, I am counting on you, the North Hollywood community member, for your support. You are our eyes and ears in our neighborhoods, and we rely upon you to report suspicious activity. What’s more, your involvement in Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, and Apartment Watch groups has never been more essential. These efforts, in which the community and police work together, are already having a great impact on crime, and they’ll continue to impact our community in positive ways as we move forward. For your efforts in this regard, I thank you.

For more information on the Neighborhood Watch program or to start one in your neighborhood, please contact the Senior Lead Office, at (818) 755-7679.

Community Announcements

North Hollywood Area continues our efforts to increase the penetration of the Nixle system in North Hollywood. Nixle is a valuable communications tool, allowing the police to advise specific neighborhoods about crimes in progress, emerging crime trends, and even community events in real-time. Nixle is a Twitter-like service that utilizes text messaging to accomplish this goal, and has proven to be extremely effective in disseminating real-time information to affected communities. Any interested party can sign up for Nixle at

Crime Briefing:
Overall for this year to date Part I crimes, which are a combination of all violent and property crimes, stayed the same as last year.

Violent crimes are down 12 percent this year to date. This reduction includes a 17 percent reduction in robberies, and a 20 percent reduction in rapes.

Property crimes are up two percent, which includes an 18 percent increase in burglary/theft from motor vehicles. We did see a 20 percent reduction in burglaries.

Crime Prevention Tips
Our number one crime in North Hollywood Area is burglary/theft from motor vehicle. Below is a synopsis of just a few crimes that occurred this past week.
On April 16, a vehicle was broken into near Riverside and Tujunga. The suspects stole an iPod, GPS, and cell phone. On April 23, a vehicle was broken into at the 11600 block of Kittridge. The suspects stole an iPod and cell phone. On April 23 a vehicle was broken into at the 5600 block of Denny. The suspects stole an iPod and cell phone. All three of these crimes could have been prevented if the owner had taken the property with them when they left the vehicle. Leaving these types of items in your vehicle in plain sight is inviting thieves to break your window and take your property. Please take these items out of your vehicle when you park it. This is one of the easiest crimes to commit, AND is one of the simplest to avoid.

Current Crime Trends-Basic Car 15A3- SLO Gabriel Ahedo
Based on my statistics for this period there was a major decrease in burglary/theft from motor vehicle and petty thefts. However, there was a slight increase in aggravated assaults and grand theft auto. Unfortunately, there was a homicide this period. On April 13, 2010 at approximately 10:00 pm, near the 12200 block of Gault Street, the suspect approached the victim who was seated inside her vehicle and shot her multiple times in the torso. The suspect fled the location in an unknown direction. The suspect is identified as a male. The investigation is still on-going.

Community Events
Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Church of San Pablo
Monday, May 10, 2010
7:00 pm

Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Dehougne Street/Radford Avenue
Pentecostal Church
Wednesday, May 19, 2010.
7:00 pm

North Hollywood Northeast Neighborhood
Council Meeting
Strathern Street Elementary
7939 St. Claire Avenue
Thursday, May 20, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.

Current Crime Trends- Basic Car 15A21- SLO Carol Sawamura
During the last period, Basic Car 15A21 experienced an overall decrease in all Part I crimes, with the exception of a slight increase in grand theft auto. As we talked about in our last meetings, vehicles and purses are tempting targets when there is something of value tempting the eye of an opportunist. Also, if you park in large shopping areas, for example, Bally’s Gym, located on Victory Boulevard, or any of the retail shops on Sherman Way, please be extra careful to hide all valuable items from sight in your vehicle and lock and secure your car doors and windows when parking your vehicle.

Community Events
North Hollywood Northwest Neighborhood Council
Saticoy Elementary School
7850 Ethel Avenue, North Hollywood
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
6:30 pm

First Business Watch Meeting Being Planned!
Keep an eye out for news of the first Business Watch Meeting for Basic Car 15A21 to be held the first week in June!

Current Crime Trends- Basic Car 15A27-SLO Fortunato Mariscal
Based on the current crime statistics, my area had a slight increase in crime. There were two street robberies in the area of Victory Boulevard and Cleon Avenue and Tujunga Avenue and Vanowen Street. Also, there was a slight increase in the amount of burglary/theft from motor vehicles. The areas affected were Oxnard Street and Vineland Avenue. Please remember to lock and secure your car doors and windows when parking your car.

Community Events
Cleon Neighborhood Watch Meeting
6633 Cleon Avenue
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
1:00 pm

Lankershim Business Watch Meeting
6644 Lankershim Boulevard
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
1:00 pm

Current Crime Trends-Basic Car 15A33-SLO Jennifer DuVally
For this period, overall crime was up slightly. Aggravated assaults and thefts are the leading cause of the increase. Sears and Macy’s Department Stores have accounted for the majority of the increase in thefts. Conversely, burglaries have decreased. Robbery and vehicle break-ins remained the same.

Community Events
Valley Village Neighborhood Watch
Victory Elementary
6315 Radford Street
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
7:00 pm

Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council
Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Monday, May 3, 2010
7:00 pm

Current Crime Trends-Basic Car 15A39- SLO John Catalano
While robberies were down this reporting period, there was an increase in residential burglary and in burglary/theft from motor vehicle crimes. My area focus will be around the East Valley High School, and focusing on truants in an effort to reduce these numbers. We are also working jointly with the Los Angeles Unified School Police. Additional resources are also working the area, including the North Hollywood Crime Suppression Task Force. Many arrests have been made in and around the NoHo Arts area. More detailed reports will be available in the next few weeks. I am encouraging community residents and business owners to get involved in an area “Neighborhood Watch” groups. Working in a partnership will help reduce crime and improve the quality of life in the area.

Community Events
Mid Town North Hollywood Council Meeting
East Valley High School
5525 Vineland Avenue
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
6:30 pm

15A39 Neighborhood Watch
Sendak Elementary
11414 Tiara Street
Thursday, May 13, 2010
7:00 pm

Current Crime Trends- Basic Car 15A43- SLO Manuel Arreygue
Based on the current crime trends, burglaries and burglary/theft from motor vehicles are the most frequent crimes within this Basic Car area. The majority of these crimes are occurring on Chandler Boulevard between Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Whitsett Avenue. The items still being taken are electronics (e.g. iPods, stereos, GPS).

Community Events
Valley Village Neighborhood Council
Colfax Elementary School
11724 Addison Street, Valley Village
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
6:30 pm

Valley Village Neighborhood Watch
Victory Elementary
6315 Radford Street
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
7:00 pm

Current Crime Trends-Basic Car 15A67-SLO Robert Benavidez
Based on the statistics for this period, overall crime in my area is up compared to last month. We continue to see a steady occurrence of burglary/theft from vehicles in the NoHo Arts area. This area had been down last month, but picked up again this month. The area south of Magnolia Boulevard had reduced the number of car break-ins during the last part of the March, but picked up again this month. We continue to deploy additional police resources in and around the Metro Red Line Station.

Community Events
Rio Vista Residents Association
Rio Vista Elementary School
Monday, May 3, 2010
7:00 pm

Toluca Lake Annual Pancake Breakfast
Fire Station 86
4305 Vineland Avenue
Saturday, May 8, 2010
9:00 am

Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council Meeting
Toluca Elementary
4840 Cahuenga Boulevard
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
7:00 pm

Current Crime Trends- Basic Car 15A85-SLO Michael Lewis
In looking at the crime numbers for Studio City, crime is down from the last reporting period. The major problem continues to be burglary/theft from motor vehicles. There remains a heavy concentration of crimes in Reporting District 1586. This is south of Moorpark Street to Ventura Boulevard from Tujunga Avenue to the 170 Freeway.

On a positive note, we have made a number of arrests recently of suspects who are believed to be involved in these burglary from motor vehicles. I will be looking at my crime numbers closely and hopefully the numbers will decrease due to the arrests.

Community Events
Studio City Residence Association Meeting
Beverly Garland Hotel
4222 Vineland Avenue
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
7:30 pm

LAPD - North Hollywood Area
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Los Angeles, CA 91601

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