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Recent Crimes: LAPD Wilshire Division Report

A mural inside LAPD’s Wilshire Station.

LAPD’s Wilshire Division has a new weebly website and it’s pretty hip looking – besides providing a good amount of valuable information. Bookmark it to visit online. You can find details of crimes in your neighborhood by knowing your Basic Patrol number – click on that and it will call up a map showing location and description of crimes in your area.

We also suggest residents subscribe to LAPD’s E-policing to get emails in your inbox about crime and news specific to your address.

A brief wrap-up of some of the recent crimes in the area follows. Please note that there are dozens of theft from motor vehicle crimes and grand theft auto crimes, not listed here.

On their new website, LAPD Wilshire also shared: “If you are on the sidewalk while talking/texting on your cellphone, please be careful! We have had a few cellphone snatches this last week. Suspects target people who are very distracted with their devices.” Thieves are also still targeting catalytic converters however, this last week has seen fewer thefts and with a wider variety of vehicles (not just Honda Elements.)

Recent Crimes:

6/23/14, 9:50 am: Burglary on 800 block of S. Victoria Ave. Suspect smashed front window, entered residence and removed jewelry, luggage and money.

6/26/14, 4:52 am: Burglary on 700 block of South Windsor Blvd. Suspect removed furniture from complex lobby.

6/26/14, 5:30 am: Robbery at Beverly Bvd./Detroit St. Two male black suspects pushed female victim to ground and stole purse, vehicle a white Honda.

6/28/14, 12:45 am: Robbery on Las Palmas Ave / Rosewood Ave. Two suspects struck female victim with handgun and attempted to take handbag. One suspect Hispanic, other unknown, vehicle a black 1990s Honda sedan.

6/28/14, 1:00 am: Robbery on 1400 block of South Orange Dr. Suspect: black female pulled a knife on victim walking on the sidewalk, fled with victim’s money.

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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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