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LAPD Tools: Vehicle Dwelling Map & Art Theft Web Page

Neighborhood detail of the new LAPD Vehicle Dwelling Map, showing where it is and isn’t legal to live in vehicles.

Everyone knows about the daily work of our Los Angeles Police Department, but in addition to answering emergency calls, taking crime reports and assisting with crime prevention, the LAPD also provides many handy tools and services, two of which have crossed our desk in the last 24 hours.

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The first of these, and brand new, is a handy map clarifying new city rules about living in cars and other vehicles, and identifying the exact locations in the Wilshire Division area where living in vehicles is allowed, isn’t allowed, or is allowed only during certain hours.  (Note:  we haven’t seen a similar map yet for Olympic Division, but we will pass it along if/when we do.)  Please check the map before reporting such activity to the police.

This 1946 Bruno Bernard (a.k.a. Bernard of Hollywood) photo of a young Marilyn Monroe is among the stolen artworks listed on LAPD’s Art Theft website.

The second tool, which isn’t new, but which we just learned about and found quite fascinating, is a whole section of the LAPD website which is devoted to the unique subject of art theft.  The site contains lists of specific artworks (e.g. Andy Warhol prints, Marilyn Monroe photos, African statues, Academy Awards, etc.) which have been stolen in the city, a description of LAPD’s special Art Theft Detail, stories of art theft crimes that have been solved, and much more.  There’s even a page with tips for telling fake from real artworks that may be being offered for sale at any given moment.  Art thefts are the stuff of many great crime dramas…but they’re also a very real problem for art owners, buyers and sellers.  And, as we said…fascinating.

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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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