Captain Bill Murphy sent out a crime update for the Northeast Division, reporting that Echo Park has been “Very clear – looks great.” Although the LA Times crime map displays some property crimes from March 14-20 (vehicle thefts, burglaries, etc.), there were no violent crimes.
Year-to-date crime numbers covering January 1 through March 17 this year show some improvement for the Northeast area overall. Read more details from Captain Murphy after the jump.
Part I (Total Crime): Up 2.2% (up 22 crimes YTD from last year)
Many of you have seen the press conference we gave this past Friday at Northeast Station regarding the kidnap incident that occurred while a student was walking to the Sotomayor Learning Center. We are still actively searching for the suspect and are requesting the public’s help in identifying anyone that looks like the suspect (go to our facebook for composite viewing) and drives a similar vehicle (older red Toyota pickup with scrap metal or tools in the bed). If you have any information please contact Northeast Juvenile Detectives at (323) 344-5741 and reference DR number 12-11-00622.
Last week, had four BFMV adjacent to Eagle Rock Boulevard between the hours of 6 PM to 6 AM. This is high for this area and we are sending extra officers into the area.
Overall, the crime looks good…a few property crimes…no trends or patterns.
Had a team of security guards who were patrolling the Figueroa Corridor become the victims of an AGG by three Avenues gang members. Northeast patrol responded and arrested the three-gang members (please go to facebook for more details and a dialog on the incident).
Also had some property crime issues in Highland Park with a cluster of three GTAs, one theft, and one burglary near the area where the AGG occurred (couple of blocks that surround Figueroa in the Avenue 50s/60s). Our gang unit is focusing on this area with extra support from patrol.
A few property crimes adjacent to Eagle Rock Boulevard near Yosemite. Otherwise, looks pretty clear.
Just a few property crimes along Los Feliz Boulevard.
Very clear – looks great.
Overall, looks good…just a few property crimes. We have focused on this area with our property crimes detail.
Very clear – one crime
Sporadic property crime with no trends or patterns – crimes are at different times.
A few property crimes – no trends or patterns.
Had a few property and violent crimes in area. Did have an AGG involving two prostitutes who got into a fight. We ran a trick task force there approximately one month ago and will set up another one. Have not received any major complaints of this type of activity – just want to get on top of it before it expands.
Very clear – couple of BFMV.