Eastside Crime Watch

A murder at an Echo Park pot clinic and a shooting outside an Echo Park nightclub were the most serious crimes reported last week.  Boyle Heights was hit with three violent robberies; two aggravated assaults were reported in Highland Park. Click on the link below for a break down of some of the crimes committed during June 21 – 27 as found on the LAPD crime map and EveryBlock.com:

Angeleno Heights, Echo Park & Silver Lake (90026)

The biggest crime news of the period was the fatal shooting at the Echo Park pot clinic and the shooting outside of the Echo nightclub that left three people injured.  There were also two aggravated assaults in the northern edge of Echo Park and Elysian Heights (0n Valley View and and Cove streets).  One violent robbery and three vehicle break-ins were reported in the western edge of Silver Lake.

Elysian Valley, Lincoln Heights & Montecito Heights(90031)

With the exception of a burglary and violent robbery in Lincoln Heights, most of the crime was vehicle related, including two reports of grand theft auto.

El Sereno & Monterey Hills (90032)
A trio of personal thefts and an aggravated assault were reported in the western edge of El Sereno

Boyle Heights (90033)
Three violent robberies, and aggravated assault on Sheridan and five stolen vehicles were among the crimes reported.

Atwater Village, Elysian Valley & Silver Lake (90039)
Crimes included a Silver Lake burglary on Glendale Boulevard;  two stolen cars and violent robbery in Atwater; and an aggravated assault in Elysian Valley.

Eagle Rock (90041)
Two stolen vehicles and two burglaries were among the crimes reported.

Highland Park (90042)
Two burglaries, two aggravated assaults and a vehicle break-in were reported on or near Figueroa between Sycamore Park and Avenue 54.

Cypress Park, Glassell Park & Mt. Washington (90065)
An aggravated assault was reported in Glassell Park. A burglary and personal theft were reported in Mount Washington.

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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  1. we need the report about rosehills there aint no kinds of report about this part of los angeles 90032

  2. Lt. Wes Buhrmester, Rampart Patrol Division

    Good morning,

    In re the violent crimes in Rampart, here are the synopses:

    Dr No. 10-0213723, a robbery in the 1500 block of Rockwood St., a citizen hears something in his driveway, to discover his car being driven away. He pursues, and catches up to his vehicle in the area of 6th St. & Bonnie Brae St. He confronts the car thieves and tries to get the keys out of the vehicle the suspects are driving, and they overcome his efforts physically. This turned the vehicle theft into a robbery, since now they are using force or violence to facilitate the theft. The vehicle was abandoned and the suspects fled on foot.

    DR No. 10-0213646 and 10-0213647 are the homicide and assault at the collective in the 1300 block of Sunset Blvd. Per our policy, certain crimes against persons, even if committed in one singular act, generate one report number per victim, even if only one physical report is written. In this case, there were two victims.

    DR No. 10-0213461, -62 and -63 are the shooting at the Echo, in the 1800 block of Sunset Blvd. As above, even though it’s one incident and one report was written, three victims were hit, thus generating three report numbers. I will try to get status updates on the two aforementioned investigations.

    (213) 448-5822

  3. Lt. Wes Buhrmester, Rampart Patrol Division

    Yesterday, June 30, 2010, at approximately 2:30 pm, there was a shooting with no hits at Rosemont Ave. and Temple St. A male went to a residence in the 400 block of Rosemont Ave. to confront the person living there, regarding some type of financial scam. A male warned him away, threatening to shoot him if he did not leave. The victim walked away, and a short time later at Rosemont Ave. & Temple St., a subject on a scooter fired several shots at him from a handgun, then rode away.

    The victim was not cooperative, and no evidence could be found. In fact, officers located him due to citizen calls regarding the shots, and not the victim calling it in. The situation was aggravated by the fact Rosemont Ave. Elementary School is very near the scene of the shots fired. The investigation is continuing.

    (213) 484-3400 (new number)

  4. Lt. Wes Buhrmester, Rampart Patrol Division

    I just spoke with our detectives who are handling the shooting case at the Echo. The witnesses are being interviewed again by the detectives, which is standard for such a matter, to see if further details have surfaced, those which may have been overlooked during the stressful aftermath of the incident itself. The suspect at this time remains unidentified.

    As for the Higher Path homicide, that investigation is being handled by Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD). I am awaiting word from them as to the investigation’s progress. RHD is handling the investigation due to the string of crimes being committed against marijuana dispensaries city-wide. By having one entity conduct all the investigations, crucial information which may be pertinent to multiple crimes is not lost in the shuffle. RHD is also handling the homicide that occurred at a dispensary in Hollywood, on the same day. I’ll post updates as they occur.

    (213) 484-3400

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