Serving Larchmont Village, Hancock Park, and the Greater Wilshire neighborhoods of Los Angeles since 2011.

‘Tis the Season – For Crime Too

A man was robbed at gunpoint in the vicinity of Larchmont and 3rd St on Tuesday, Dec 6, about 9 pm. The man was uninjured and the suspect, a black male, fled on foot, according to LAPD Officer Cordova. Anyone with information should contact Officer Cordova at 213-793-0650 or [email protected].org.

Officer Cordova is hoping to hold a neighborhood meeting later this week to hear residents’ concerns. The time, date and location will be announced in the Buzz Calendar (lower right column.)

While recent crime statistics from the Wilshire Division are relatively low compared with other parts of the city, when people are attacked on our home turf it never fails to worry residents. Burglary Theft from Vehicle (btfv in lapd lingo) is up by 23%, but most other criminal activity was down 10-25%  from Nov 6 – December 2.

You can view the specific listing of all crimes for the Wilshire Division in the COMPSTAT WILSHIRE PROFILE report or online on the LA Times Crime Mapping site.  The LA Times site, if you haven’t visited yet, is quite detailed. It gives you specific locations, on a map, of crimes. You can search by neighborhood name or zip code.

Still – a few reminders from the LAPD:

-If you’re leaving town, make sure your papers aren’t delivered and your mail is picked up. Let your neighbors know you’ll be gone. Put timers on a few lights in the house – the winter solstice is almost upon us so there’s more night than day these days.

-Always be aware of your surroundings and don’t walk alone, particularly at dusk and night.

-Don’t leave any valuables in the car, and lock your car at all times, regardless.

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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. 5 pm Thursday 12/8/11. We still haven’t been able to confirm with Officer Cordova if he’s been able to arrange a neighborhood crime meeting time and place. We’ll post as soon as we hear from him again and the meeting is set.

  2. We now have confirmation that anLAPD meeting is set for MONDAY, DEC 12 at 7pm to discuss crime in the region, including CD5 and probably CD4. Location: John Burroughs High School, 660 McCadden Place. Questions can be directed to LAPD Senior Lead Officer Dave Cordova at (213) 793-0650.


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