Eastside Crime Watch

The Eastsider will be attempting to spot some crime hot spots on a weekly basis using online crime information provided by the LAPD and distributed by EveryBlock. In addition to connecting the crime dots, the Eastsider will also check with the three LAPD divisions that cover the Eastside – Northeast, Hollenbeck & Rampart – to see if they can shed more light on what’s going on. It’s a work in progress and subject to much change.

These online maps and services are far from perfect, as an LA Times story recently showed. But they are getting better and provide more current information than the usually month-old stats delivered at neighborhood watch meetings. The information on the LAPD’s Crime Maps are updated more quickly than the same information that appears on EveryBlock. However, you can save the map and list of crimes using EveryBlock and also group them by zip code.

So, here’s the Eastside Crime Watch for the week ending Sunday, April 19.

Echo Park & Silver Lake (90026)
If you live near Waterloo Street north of Sunset Boulevard and your car was not stolen last week, consider yourself lucky. Four incidents of grand theft auto were reported in this area on April 16 & 17. A total of 18 crimes were reported during the period.

Lincoln Heights & Montecito Heights (90031)
5 vehicle related crimes.

El Sereno & Monterey Hills (90032)
A total of 7 crimes were reported, with most of them vehicle related incidents spread across the area.

Boyle Heights (90033)
There was trouble north of Hollenbeck Park. Two violent robberries were reported within two blocks of each other along Fourth Street. A total of 11 crimes were reported.

Atwater Village & Silver Lake (90039)
Only three crimes reported.

Eagle Rock (90041)
Two aggravated assaults were reported on the afternoon of April 16 near Yosemite and Rosemary drives.

Highland Park (90042)
11 crimes, about half of them Grand Theft Auto, reported across the area.

Cypress Park, Glassell Park & Mt. Washington (90065)
Nine crimes
, with the majority being theft from vehicles.

Photo from freedryk via Flickr

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