Property crime was the big news, with more than a dozen vehicle break-ins reported in Echo Park and Silver Lake and another dozen vehicles stolen in Boyle Heights. The northern part of Echo Park also saw three aggravated assaults, and there were two violent robberies in Lincoln Heights. Click on the link below for a break down of some of the crimes committed during March 22 – 28 as found on the LAPD crime map and EveryBlock.com:
* Update: Capt. William Murphy of the LAPD Northeast Division, which stretches from Echo Park and Silver Lake to Eagle Rock and Highland Park, said that 46 vehicles were broken into during March 21-27. Burglary and other property crimes are also running far above last year’s levels. More details in his Northeast Newsletter.
Meanwhile, Lt. Wes Buhrmester provides more details about some of last week’s crimes – including several individuals robbed at gunpoint – in the Rampart Division, which covers the area primarily south of Sunset Boulevard. He is also requesting information in connection with the theft of a $50,000 laser-tattoo removal machine from a Beverly Boulevard nonprofit.
Angeleno Heights, Echo Park & Silver Lake (90026)
Three aggravated assaults were reported in northern Echo Park and Elysian Heights, and two burglaries were reported on Patton Street south of Temple Street. In Silver Lake, there was a violent robbery in the 1500 block of Silverlake Boulevard and four burglaries across the neighborhood. One dozen vehicle break-ins were reported north of the 101 Freeway in both neighborhoods.
Lincoln Heights & Montecito Heights (90031)
Three burglaries two violent robberies were reported in Lincoln Heights. Two personal thefts and a vehicle break-in were reported in Montecito Heghts
El Sereno & Monterey Hills (90032)
Two burglaries and an aggravated were reported north of the EL Sereno Recreation Center. Three vehicle break-in, a violent robbery and a personal theft were reported on or near the eastern section of Huntington Drive.
Boyle Heights (90033)
More than a dozen vehicles – about half south of the 60 Freeway – were stolen. There were also four aggravated assaults and four violent robberies across the area.
Atwater Village & Silver Lake (90039)
Two burglaries and two personal thefts were reported in Atwater. Four vehicle break-ins were reported in Silver Lake. Two burglaries were reported in the northern section of Elysian Valley.
Eagle Rock (90041)
Two stolen vehicles and one burglary were among the crimes reported.
Highland Park (90042)
Five personal thefts and three stolen vehicles were reported.
Cypress Park, Glassell Park & Mt. Washington (90065)
Five personal thefts were reported in Glassell Park. Five vehicles were broken into in Cypress Park. Mt. Washington had two vehicle break-ins and a burglary.
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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