Eastside Crime Watch *

A gang-related killing in Boyle Heights and a pair of violent robberies in Echo Park were reported this week. But vehicle related crime was down in Highland Park, Silver Lake and other neighborhoods. Click on the link below for a break down of some of the crimes committed during Dec. 7 – 13 as found on the LAPD crime map and EveryBlock.com:

Echo Park & Silver Lake (90026)
Two violent robberies on Sunset Boulevard – one at Alvarado, the other at Portia – in Echo Park were among the crimes reported this week. Two vehicles were reported stolen from Hamilton Way in Silver Lake.

[* Update: LAPD Det. Wes Buhrmester posted a comment with more information on the Echo Park robberies described above.]
Lincoln Heights & Montecito Heights (90031)

Two violent robberies were reported and three vehicles stolen in Lincoln Heights

El Sereno & Monterey Hills (90032)
Grand theft auto remained a problem this week, with reports of six vehicles stolen, most of them north of Huntington Drive. Still, that’s down from 10 vehicles stolen in the previous week. Four burglaries scattered across El Sereno were also reported.

Boyle Heights (90033)
A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in the 2100 block of E. Cesar Chavez Avenue on Dec. 7

Atwater Village & Silver Lake (90039)
Far less car-related crime reported in Silver Lake this week. Elsewhere, one aggravated assault in the northern section of Elysian Valley and two burglaries in Atwater were among the crimes reported.

Eagle Rock (90041)
Five vehicle were reported stolen and four vehicle break-ins – in the hills between Eagle Rock Boulevard and the 2 Freeway – were reported. Two personal thefts took place along the western stretch of Colorado Boulevard and violent robbery was reported on Figueroa Street near Colorado Blvd.

Highland Park (90042)
After being hit with five violent robberies and 10 stolen vehicles last week, there were far fewer crimes reported this week, including an aggravated assault in the 6700 block of Figueroa.

Cypress Park, Glassell Park & Mt. Washington (90065)
A trio of thefts from car vehicles in Mt. Washington and two burglaries in Glassell Park were reported.

This weekly report is based on the LAPD’s online crime maps and police department reports filtered by ZIP code through EveryBlock.com. There are sometimes discrepancies between the LAPD and EveryBlock statistics at the time when Eastside Crime Watch is compiled. Additional crimes might be added to the reports following the publication of this post.

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