Eastside Crime Watch*

Three rapes/sexual assaults were reported in Boyle Heights while El Sereno got hit with three violent robberies.  Click on the link below for a break down of some of the crimes committed during July5 – 11 as found on the LAPD crime map and EveryBlock.com:

Angeleno Heights, Echo Park & Silver Lake (90026)

Five vehicles were stolen in Echo Park and seven break-ins were reported across Echo Park and Silver Lake.  Burglaries were reported on Allesandro. A violent robbery was reported near Bellevue Park in Silver Lake; two aggravated assaults were reported south of the 101 freeway.  Burglaries were reported in the 1400 block of Allesandro, the 2300 block of Mayberry and the 800 block of Hyperion.

Elysian Valley, Lincoln Heights & Montecito Heights(90031)
A violent robbery took place in the 3000 block of North Broadway.

El Sereno & Monterey Hills (90032)
Three violent robberies and six stolen vehicles were reported.

Boyle Heights (90033)
Three rapes/sexual assaults – including one near L.A. County USC Medical Center –  were reported. Nine vehicles were stolen across the area

Atwater Village, Elysian Valley & Silver Lake (90039)
A violent robbery near Glendale and Silver Lake boulevards was reported in Silver Lake.

Eagle Rock (90041)
A violent robbery near Colorado Blvd. and Mount Royal and a burglary in the 4400 block of Toland Way were among the crimes reported.

Highland Park (90042)
Two violent robberies and five stolen vehicles were reported.

Cypress Park, Glassell Park & Mt. Washington (90065)
An aggravated assault and two burglaries were reported in Glassell Park. A burglary and personal theft were reported in Mount Washington. A burglary and violent robbery were reported along Figueroa in Cypress Park

* Update: Please check the comments for additional details on Echo Park and Silver Lake crimes.

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 reports at the time when Eastside Crime Watch is compiled. Some crimes might be added or deleted to the reports following the publication of this post.

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  1. Lt. Wes Buhrmester, Rampart Patrol Division

    Regarding the violent crimes described for Rampart Division, they are synopsized as follows:

    DR No. 10-0214438, assault with a deadly weapon, 200 N. Alvarado St., July 11, 2010, 12:30 am. The victim was standing outside his apartment when an unknown assailant fired two rounds from a handgun, striking him once in the chest. He was transported via ambulance to a hospital, and will survive. He was not cooperative, however it was established that persons living at that complex are involved with gang activity.

    DR No. 10-0214529, robbery, Hyans St. & Benton Wy., July 11, 2010, 11:00 pm. The victim was walking on Benton Wy. when a 1995-2000 black Lincoln Towne Car pulled up alongside him. Two suspects exited, and one held a handgun to the victim’s back. The other suspect rifled his pockets and stole cash.

    DR No. 10-0214404, robbery, Maltman St. & Marathon Ave., July 10, 2010, 2:15 am. A lone male ped was accosted by three males, who by bodily force overpowered him and rifled his pockets. Taken were his ATM card, a California ID card and keys.

    There are no serial suspects operating in the Silver Lake / Echo Park area, and statistically crime is down. For Rampart Area, for example, comparing year to date, robberies are down 14.5%, and assaults are down 8.8%. However, those statistics are of little consolation if you are one of the souls described in the aforementioned paragraphs, or you’re a hard-working citizen who comes hom to a burglarized domicile.

    We are consistently working on being proactive with crime prevention, not just investigating past crime. As I’ve written before, you can help yourselves by hiding any valuables in your vehicle out of view, and don’t leave laptops, cellphones, iPods, GPS units and such sitting out. If you are on foot, be aware of your surroundings, as there are predators and bullies among the good populace. Avoid walking near buildings, where muggers may hide in alcoves or doorways, and try to use major thoroughfares. One needn’t “have their head on a swivel,” to use police lingo, but situational awareness is always a good thing.

    (213) 484-3400

  2. Thanks Officer. Is there any more information on the violent robbery at Glendale Blvd./Silver Lake Blvd. that happened during the day in 90039? That’s right by the new library and is surprisingly bold considering the time of day.

  3. Hi, Pathwalker. Detective Steven Flores with the Northeast Division (which covers Silver Lake and Echo Park north of Sunset Blvd). has this info about the violent robbery reported on July 9 at Glendale & Silver Lake:

    Three teenage girls were at a bus stop and were approached by 2 other teenage girls (suspects). One suspect attempted to snatch the purse of one of the victims then slapped her and demanded her cell phone. One victim gave up her cell phone and a make-up bag to the suspects. No one in custody, no leads at this time.

  4. Thanks, Eastsider and Detective Flores. It looks like Matt down on Reservoir (near the SilverSun intersection) is noticing a lot of activity down at that end of Silver Lake Blvd. It seems like there’s been a lot of activity at the northeast end by the new library where the violent robbery mentioned above took place (at the SilverGlen intersection). This summer is getting hot! Let’s all look out for each other around the vicinity of the reservoir. There are a lot of pedestrians out and none of us can let our guards down, at any time, day or night.

    Matt mentions the Thirsty Crow drawing a “rowdy crowd”. I see a lot of the same thing with the Cha Cha/Red Lion/Gingergrass/Wine Store combo. Along with the new path and library, there are a lot more people around these days. Silver Lake was a lot more sleepy when it was just Netty’s and Spaceland making the block jump.

    Is the reason we’re seeing more activity because there are just so many more people out and about? Does this tempt a criminal because there are more marks?

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