Eastside Crime Watch

Last week’s major crimes included a rape on the edge of Eagle Rock and string of violent robberies across Echo Park and Silver Lake. Boyle Heights saw far fewer robberies but still plenty of stolen cars and trucks to report. Click on the link below for a break down of some of the crimes committed during Feb. 15 – 21 as found on the LAPD crime map and EveryBlock.com:

Echo Park & Silver Lake (90026)
Nine violent robberies were reported across Echo Park and Silver Lake, including two muggings in the Angeleno Heights area. There were also five personal thefts reported in Silver Lake, most of them south of Sunset Boulevard. There were also vehicle break-ins across the area.

Lincoln Heights & Montecito Heights (90031)
Four violent robberies and two aggravated assaults were reported in Lincoln Heights..

El Sereno & Monterey Hills (90032)
Three aggravated assaults and six vehicle were reported stolen in El Sereno.

Boyle Heights (90033)
There was a substantial drop in the number of violent robberies reported but there was still plenty of vehicle related crime to report: 16 vehicles were stolen. There was also a cluster of crime west of USC University Hospital, including a burglary, aggravated assault and personal theft.

Atwater Village & Silver Lake (90039)
Two aggravated assaults were reported in Atwater north of Los Feliz Boulevard. Two personal thefts were reported near the Costco shopping center.

Eagle Rock (90041)
A rape was reported on the border of Eagle Rock and Glassell Park Feb. 17 in the 4300 block of Eagle Rock Boulevard (Northeast Division Capt. Willam Murphy said last night that a suspect may have been caught in this case). There was also a cluster of three burglaries and three personal thefts southwest of Occidental College.

Highland Park (90042)
Six vehicles were stolen, including the “Dream Bug” on Avenue 65. There were also three violent robberies and three personal thefts.

Cypress Park, Glassell Park & Mt. Washington (90065)
Two burglaries were reported in Mount Washington. In Cypress Park, two violent robberies and two vehicle break-ins were reported near Figueroa and Marmion. Also, an aggravated assault and two personal thefts were reported on or near Figueroa south of Avenue 28. Three aggravated assaults were reported in Glassell Park north of the 2 Freeway.

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 often discrepancies between the LAPD and EveryBlock statistics at the time when Eastside Crime Watch is compiled. Some crimes also fail to show up but might be added to the reports following the publication of this post.

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