SLO James W Lavenson, Police Officer III West Los Angeles Area

August 19, 2017
Yes, we have had a busy couple of weeks. I am back from DTLA and the World games, I survived my duties as the Tennis Coordinator, and competitor.

I have reviewed all of the reports from my area, I believe some of these crimes may be avoidable. “Hide It, Lock It, Keep It”, please lock and secure your vehicles and residences. Some of our quality of life issues and rules need to be reinforced to our homeless population. I began this yesterday with outreach to both that community and our officers which serve you. I thank all of you for your tips and information, I will review our crime statistics this week.

Have a great and safe weekend.
James W Lavenson
Police Officer III
West Los Angeles Area
1663 Butler Avenue
Los Angeles, Ca. 90025
SLO 53
Email: 30627@Lapd.online
Office (310) 444-0742
Twitter: @LAPDWLAJIMMY

BURGLARY/THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE

13OO Wellesley Ave. 7-26-17 7:00 P.M
Suspect entered the victim’s vehicle by unknown means and removed property.

11200 Olympic Bl. 7-29-17 2:30 P.M
Suspect(s) removed fog lights from the victim’s vehicle and fled location with said property.

11600 Iowa Ave. 7-29-17 1:00 A.M
Suspect gained access to the victim’s vehicle by unknown means and removed property.

1400 S. Bundy Dr. 7-26-17 6:00 P.M
Suspect(s) pryed the victim’s vehicle door and removed property and fled the location in an unknown direction.

1500 Armacost Ave. 7-26-17 5:00 P.M
The suspect(s) opened the victim’s unsecured vehicle and removed property.

1800 Corinth Ave. 8-6-17 12:00 A.M
Suspect smashed the front passenger side window of the victim’s vehicle. Suspect(s) fled location with the victim’s property.

1500 Amherst Ave. 8-5-17 4:00 P.M
Suspect gained entry into the victim’s vehicle by unknown means. Suspect(s) removed property and fled location.

1200 Armacost Ave. 11:00 P.M
Suspect(s) entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and removed property.

1800 W. Olympic Bl. 6:30 P.M
Suspect(s) smashed the victim’s vehicle window and removed property.

11900 Walnut Ln. 8-3-17 3:30 P.M & 8-4-17 7:55 A.M
Suspect(s) removed the headlights from the victim’s vehicle and fled the location.

1800 Purdue Ave. 7:00 P.M & 8-4-17 7:00 A.M
Unknown suspect(s) gained entry to the victim’s unlocked vehicle and removed property.

1270 Granville Ave. 8-4-17 6:00 P.M
Suspect(s) gained entry to the victim’s unlocked vehicle and removed property.

1300 Wellesley Ave. 8-4-17 5:00 A.M
Suspect(s) opened the victim’s unlocked vehicle and removed property.

1900 Sawtelle Bl. 8-4-17 3:00 & 8-7-17 4:00 A.M
Suspect opened the victim’s unlocked vehicle and removed property.

1200 Barry Ave. 8-4-17 6:00 P.M & 8-6-17 9:00 P.M
Suspect(s) smashed the victim’s vehicle window and removed property from the vehicle.

11900 Walnut Ln. 8-11-17 6:30 P.M & 8-12-17 8:30 A.M
Suspect(s) smashed the victim’s vehicle window and gained entry. The suspect removed property and fled the location.

1200 S. Barrington Ave. 8-11-17 6:00 P.M
Unknown suspect(s) smashed the victim’s vehicle window and removed property.

1600 S. Westgate Ave. 8-12-17 5:30 A.M
Suspect(s) gained entry to the victim’s unsecured vehicle and removed property. The suspect gained entry into the parking structure by prying the door to the complex.

Bundy Dr. & Olympic Bl. 8-10-17 8:00 P.M
Suspect broke the victim’s passenger side window and gained entry and removed property.

1200 S. Barrington Ave. 8-10-17 7:30 P.M
Suspect broke the side window to the victim’s vehicle and removed property.

1800 Barry Ave. 8-7-17 4:00 P.M & 8-9-17 11:00 A.M
Suspect entered the victim’s vehicle by unknown means and removed property.

BURGLARY

11300 Nebraska Ave. 7-30-17 12:00 P.M & 8-1-17 8:30 A.M
Unknown suspect gained entry to the apartment complex and went into the laundry room. The suspect pried the machines and removed coins and fled the location.

11400 W. Olympic Bl. 8-5-17 2:00 A.M
Unknown suspect(s) gained entry into the building. The victim stated that no property was missing.

2200 Colby Ave. 8-8-17 1:25 A.M
Suspect(s) climbed over a fence and gained entry onto the victim’s property. The suspect removed electronics and fled the location.

1500 S. Saltair Ave. 8-14-17 4:00 P.M & 8-5-17 9:00 A.M
Suspect forced entry into the laundry room and removed coins from the machines. The suspect fled the location with victim’s property.

1200 Federal Ave. 8-9-17 5:45 A.M
Suspect(s) gained entry into the victim’s residence by unknown means, the property was ransacked. The suspect(s) fled the location in an unknown direction with the victim’s property.

ROBBERY

1500 Purdue Ave. 8-2-17 12:35 A.M
The suspect pushed victim to the ground and pulled a bag from his shoulder and fled the location. The victim was not injured, however the suspects fled the location with the victim’s property.

Wilshire Bl. & Texas 8-15-17 3:15 P.M
The suspects approached the victim in the alley and pulled a knife and demanded property from the victim’s pockets. The victims were in fear and gave their property to the suspects.

1700 S. Carmelina, Olympic Bl. & Bundy Dr. and the suspect was arrested on Berkeley & Santa Monica Bl.

7-28-17 5:00 P.M
This was a carjacking that involved multiple victim’s, several patrol units and our Air Unit. The suspect was arrested, no citizens were injured.

ARRESTS

We have made numerous arrests during the past two weeks, several for possession of narcotics and narcotics for sale, Burglary, Robbery and several other crimes.

Crime Report: Senior Lead Office West Los Angeles Community Police Station

Brian Espin #37430
Senior Lead Office
West Los Angeles Community Police Station
Officer Espin, Acting Senior Lead, WLA, reports recent crimes in the neighborhood.
He can be contacted at

Brian Espin #37430
Senior Lead Office
West Los Angeles Community Police Station
Office: 310-444-0730
Email: 37430@lapd.online
Website: www.lapdonline.org
NON-EMERGENCY: 1-877-275-5273
All other City Services : 311

And remember to share with your children how to get help in an EMERGENCY: 9-1-1

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SBRA’s newly forming Neighborhood Watch: Sign Up Available

Thank you to Officer Espin for his advice (attached)…and his encouragement to join a Neighborhood Watch program.

If you have not signed up to be a participant or block captain in SBRA’s newly forming Neighborhood Watch, please contact SBRA Neighborhood Watch chair Jason Wilson at jasonewilson@yahoo.com . Please include your name, email and home address and phone number.
Once established, people who register will be hearing from Jason or SBRA president Maya Davis regarding meetings and information related to Neighborhood Watch.
A meeting with block captains will be held in July.

Also, If you are interested in ACS patrol service or simply want more information, our ACS neighborhood rep Eino Hill can be reached by phone 310-903-8649 or by email at ehill@acssecurity.com.

Marylin Krell
Past President SBRA

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Brentwood Community ALERT: LAPD notes increase in burglaries

I am Officer Brian Espin acting Senior Lead Officer for the Brentwood Area While Maria Gray is out on leave. There is a significant increase in residential burglaries in a specific area within Brentwood. The area affected is Granville Ave East to Barrington Ave. San Vicente Bl North to Sunset Bl ( reporting district 827). Please be vigilant of your surroundings and keep your valuables locked and secured. Along the same note the Brentwood area is still a prime location for auto related crimes because of the high density of vehicles. Please do not leave any valuables in your vehicles. The trend we have seen are suspects entering car ports or garage/parking structures where they are hidden from the street. The suspects are looking for anything they think might have value. Even if it is an empty backpack in the back seat. To the suspect this could be a laptop or other valuable item. My contact info is below, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Brian Espin #37430
Senior Lead Office
West Los Angeles Community Police Station
Office: 310-444-0730
Email: 37430@lapd.online
Website: www.lapdonline.org
P.S
Check in with your neighbors as I have attended a few start up neighborhood watch meetings. It is a great idea since you (the resident) know your surroundings and neighborhood the best.

EMERGENCY: 911
NON-EMERGENCY: 1-877-275-5273
All other City Services : 311

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Burglary at the corner of Gorham and Amherst: Do you have a video footage?

Last night (March 7, 2017) there was a burglary at the corner of Gorham and Amherst. A container that had materials for the project at the construction site was broken into.

Please let me know if you have a near-by camera that might have recorded the burglary.

According to our crime reports, there have been many burglaries from construction sites and parked cars. Please leave nothing of value in your cars and keep them locked!

LAPD Burglary prevention tips are attached to remind you of safe practices.
Thank you,
Marylin Krell, President
MKrell1026@aol.com
South Brentwood Residents Association

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REGARDING BURGLARIES: From SBRA President Marylin Krell

Hello neighbors,

I have recently received emails from residents in South Brentwood who were victims of burglary…especially folks who live on Wellesley.
Several years ago Sr. Lead Officer Enbody asked SBRA to host a meeting because of the rise in crime in that area.
At that meeting, Officer Enbody said the single best precaution to take was to:
· SWITCH ON YOUR ALARM IF YOU HAVE ONE
· Be sure all locks are operational and lock your doors and windows
· Have back up devices in the event your alarm fails
· Dogs are a deterrent
· Install exterior lights that go on at dark and off at dusk, sensor lights.
· Close your draperies, put lights on, play TV or music.

Attached Sr. Lead Officer Maria Gray’s message about burglary she sent out in February 2016.
I recently received this message…
– Why don’t we choose one alarm company so we can get a dedicated car for each area?
And I received this message from a Wellesley resident a few months ago:
– FYI today a chair outside of our front yard was stolen. It was made of metal and had some heft so I don’t
know how someone could just take it when it was all the way into our driveway. Nevertheless this all just
worries me and I think we need to increase security and patrol in lower Brentwood

A request for a private security patrol has been suggested many times in the past. It may be something your neighborhood wants to consider. Please let me know if you would like SBRA to help you research this. Residents will have to pay for it, but it is done in neighboring communities.

May I suggest that your neighborhood compile a shared list of emails and contact numbers? That is an important first step toward safety….for protection and communication re: crime as well as during an emergency.

Please let me know if your neighborhood is already connected and how SBRA might help you.

Wishing you a safe and Happy New Year!

Marylin Krell

President
South Brentwood Residents Association
Please review SLO Maria Gray’s tips posted in February 2016

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Brentwood Neighbors Network is growing!

Welcome to everyone who registered through www.neighborsnetwork.net recently. Here is some info on the Network and some holiday security tips.

Brentwood Neighbors Network only sends out alerts and reports on suspicious incidents and crime in our area. If you see an email from BNN, you know something is going on.

Alerts, and how to send them:

1. Alerts come from you, your neighbors, and authorities like the police – e.g., if your home was burglarized, or your car broken into.
2. You email information on crimes or suspicious activity to judie@neighborsnetwork.net .
3. I send out the alert to the Brentwood Neighbors Network.
4. No spam, no extra emails – just the current info from neighbors or the police
5. FYI – your personal information is protected – for example, address and names are strictly confidential and are never shared.

As a network, we keep each other informed by reporting incidents to the network – after you report it to the police. We help reduce crime by talking to each other, exchanging information, watching out for each other, and networking with the authorities. We work together for a better, safer community.
The purpose of the Network is let everyone know what crime or suspicious incident has occurred as quickly as possible. The information and reports come from you and your neighbors, the police, and official security alerts. For example, if you have a break-in, theft, or other unhappy event, send me an alert. The information will then be sent out on the Network for everyone. Please remember to always make a police report.

On that note, December is holiday safety time, with some extra comments from me:
· This is wonderful weather for walking. Even on a short stroll you can run into neighbors and get to know new people. Super for local networking; get phone numbers and email addresses.
· Report crimes to the police – even if it is a hassle and insurance will take care of it.
· Set your house alarm –even when you are gone for 10 minutes.
· Packages: If you are leaving town, tell a neighbor. Ask them to pick up packages and flyers from the porch and driveway. Offer to do it for them as well.
· Do not leave items in your car. Lock your car. There are thieves checking for unlocked cars around 3 AM to 4 AM. They will go through your entire car looking for things to steal – even if it is parked in the driveway.
· Strangers at your door: Sit down for just a minute and talk to the help (housekeepers, baby sitters, etc.) in the house about what to do if someone comes to the door. Most door-knockers are legit and can be simply turned away, if you choose. Some are aggressive and annoying. Some are bad guys looking for an opportunity.

o Let the knocker know that you are home, whether you answer the door or not.
o If you are not home, leave the TV on. Set your alarm.
o If you get scared, call someone – a neighbor, family, or the police. Exchanging emails and phone numbers with neighbors is amazingly helpful at times.

Here is a link to the much more extensive list on crime prevention by LAPD – very useful and thoughtful. http://www.lapdonline.org/crime_prevention/content_basic_view/1376

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Crime Report: LAPD Brentwood

Please read Sr. Lead Officer Gray’s cautionary note at the conclusion of the report.
Also,please note that Senior Lead Officer Maria Gray’s email has changed:
Please be patient as our [LAPD] email system has just been changed and completely overhauled. Note my new email address: 30469@lapd.online I’m making every effort to import the Brentwood group and individual emails but it has not been easy. If you have any concerns that your emails are not reaching me, please feel free to call me at 310-444-0744 or use my new email address: 30469@lapd.online. Thank you for your patience.

EMERGENCY: 911
NON-EMERGENCY: 1-877-275-5273
All other City Services : 311

Maria Gray
Senior Lead Officer
West Los Angeles Community Police Station
Office: 310-444-0744
Email: 30469@lapd.online
Website: www.lapdonline.org

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