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Local Crime Heats Up with the Weather


The LAPD and local security services report an uptick in property crime, not surprising given the hot days and open windows that seem to make crime soar in the summer.

Some of the area crimes that have occurred in recent days:

Windsor Square:

Burglary: On 09/05/13, at 11:53 am, in the 300 block of S. Lucerne. Caught on video cameras, a suspect, described as a male, African-American, 20’s,  knocked at front door of residence. When no one answered, the suspect walked to a black compact car and departed. Thirteen minutes later, the suspect was seen on video cameras in the back yard prying open a rear French door, 3 minutes later he left. Jewelry and a lap top computer were stolen. The private security service SSA responded within minutes, as did LAPD. The GPS locator on laptop was activated and simultaneously LAPD-Wilshire stopped a suspect on the street, searched his car, arrested the suspect and all property was recovered.

Attempted Robbery: On 09/01/13 at 03:00 am robbery on 4800 block of W 4th (Plymouth.)


Burglary: On 08/27/13, between the hours of 10:40 pm – 6:30 am, in the 900 Block of Muirfield Rd, unknown suspect(s) entered victim’s residence through an unlocked window (and non-working porch light) near the front door. Once inside, they removed the victim’s wallet and car keys. The suspect(s) then exited the home and took victim’s car. During the incident, the victims were asleep in their bedroom. They were awoken at approximately 2:30 am by their barking dog and what appeared to be a momentary illuminated light in the dining room area. Victims believed the light was possibly a security company patrolling the area and went back to sleep. It was the morning when they discovered they had been burglarized. The vehicle was later recovered in West LA near the area of Wilshire and Santa Monica. No suspect(s) were seen during this incident.

Windsor Village:

Burglary: On 08/27/13, between the hours of 6:15 am – 11:30 am, in the 1000 Block of Lucerne Blvd, suspect(s) pried open the rear bathroom window, entered and ransacked the home removing victim’s property. No suspect(s) were seen.

Wilshire Highlands:

Burglary: On 08/29/13, between the hours of 2:00 pm -3:30 pm, in the 1300 Block of S Orange Dr, unknown suspect(s) gained entry into the home through an open window. Suspect removed victim’s property and fled. No suspect(s) were seen.

Wilshire Park:
Burglary: On 08/26/13, between the hours of 8:45 – 5:15 pm, in the 600 Block of Bronson Ave, unknown suspect(s) entered victim’s secured residence by smashing the rear window. Suspect(s) entered and removed victim’s property.

LAPD reminds everyone to lock windows and doors and keep an eye out for suspicious activity in your neighborhood. Sign up for E-Policing at  to receive current information via email from the Senior Lead Officer in your area.

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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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  1. Was also informed of 1 on Elmwood / Van Ness, tenant had their bike stolen from a basement storage area.

    I’ve heard from a couple of folks who’ve recovered their newly stolen bikes by doing a search on Craigslist.


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