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Police Action Yesterday in Ridgewood-Wilton Neighborhood

Police searched for a burglary suspect in the Ridgewood-Wilton neighborhood yesterday. (Photo by Mary Rajswing)


Late Tuesday afternoon, police were called to a residence in the Ridgewood-Wilton neighborhood when a homeowner reported a burglary of weapons. It seems the victim thought the burglar was in the home, one of two on the property, and police activated a SWAT team response.

CBS Channel 2 News broadcast a story as the incident was unfolding. At that point, LAPD was just arriving on the scene.



Local resident Debi King told the Buzz the response was an over-abundance of caution, with officers concerned for the welfare of nearby neighbors. Officers escorted King into her house when she came home from work, and then back out when she decided to wait the situation out at another neighbor’s house nearby, since King’s home was adjacent to the house that was burglarized.

After more than four hours, the police swept the area with armed officers and police dogs, and concluded the suspect was not in the home. The only items stolen from the home were the weapons. No one was injured in the incident, and no arrests have been made yet.


A police helicopter was in the sky for several hours late Tuesday afternoon, monitoring the SWAT action in the Ridgewood-Wilton neighborhood. We took this photo from our back door.


Meanwhile, on the ground, the search area was cordoned off by police. (Photo by Mary Rajswing)



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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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