Eastside Crime Watch *

LAPD police helicopter over Echo Park.Boyle Heights was the scene of numerous aggravated assaults while a pair of violent robberies were reported along North Broadway in Lincoln Heights. Vehicle break-ins were a problem in Echo Park and Silver Lake; five vehicles were stolen in Eagle Rock.  Click on the link below for a break down of some of the crimes committed during July12 – 18 as found on the LAPD crime map and EveryBlock.com.

Angeleno Heights, Echo Park & Silver Lake (90026) *
More than a dozen vehicles were broken into across Echo Park and Silver Lake. Two personal thefts were reported in Echo Park near Glendale Blvd. and Alvarado St., and an aggravated assault took place in Silver Lake on Coronado Ter. near Sunset Blvd.

* Update: Lt. Wes Buhrmester with the Rampart Division provided more details in a comment to this post about some of the Echo Park and Silver Lake crimes reported south of Sunset Boulevard, including two burglars who were caught in the act at Belmont High.

Elysian Valley, Lincoln Heights & Montecito Heights(90031)
Two violent robberies were reported on North Broadway in Lincoln Heights, where three aggravated assaults also took place.

El Sereno & Monterey Hills (90032)
Two aggravated assaults – one in the 5200 block of Alhambra Ave. and the other in the 4200 block of Stillwell Ave. – were reported in El Sereno.

Boyle Heights (90033)
Nine aggravated assaults were reported, with most of them located between Cesar Chavez Ave. and the 10 Freeway.  Five violent robberies were reported – three of them near Fourth Street and the 5 Freeway.  Six properties were burglarized.

Atwater Village, Elysian Valley & Silver Lake (90039)
Nine vehicle break-ins were reported, with three in Atwater south of Glendale Blvd. and five in northeast Silver Lake.

Eagle Rock (90041)
Five vehicles were stolen and two properties burglarized.

Highland Park & Hermon (90042)
Three personal thefts, a violent robbery and aggravated assault were reported on or near Figueroa St.

Cypress Park, Glassell Park & Mt. Washington (90065)
Seven vehicles were broken into and four were stolen across the three neighborhoods.

* 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. Glassell Parker

    Thank you Eastsider. Getting crime information about our neighborhoods from Northeast PD is dismal. Captain Murphy’s email newsletters offered no information at times unless to announce their events. There was a murder in Glassell Park about a month ago and absolutely nothing went out to our community. We don’t know if it was a targeted or random crime. Sad, we have to get our information from you and not from the police who are suppose to “protect and serve”.

  2. Lt. Wes Buhrmester, Rampart Patrol Division

    Here are synopses of the burglaries listed on the crime watch. There appeared to be no crimes against persons during this extraction period.

    DR No. 10-0214808, 200 Witmer St., July 17, 2010, was a burglary at an apartment complex, wherein a victim returned home from work to find a TV, DVD player and DVDs missing. The suspects made entry through a second story bathroom window. Unfortunately, a ladder to the roof is located adjacent to the window, and that is how the suspects accessed it.

    DR No. 10-0214734, 1500 W. 2nd St., July 17, 2010, was interesting. At 4:48 a.m., two LAUSD police officers responded to a silent alarm at Belmont High School. Entering the campus, they found the cafeteria door pried open, and another window broken. Going through the cafeteria, they entered the school’s main building before hearing breaking glass on the third and fourth floors. Also at this time, their dispatcher reported alarm activations on the floors above them. Additional school police and Rampart officers responded to assist.

    As the officers moved through the school, two suspects ran toward the north side of the complex. One, Nathaniel Nelson, 18, Los Angeles, was arrested without incident. The second, a 17-year-old male, escaped but has been identified and is being sought on the burglary and an unrelated felony warrant. Nelson was in possession of a backpack containing about a dozen audio headsets, and a couple of screwdrivers. He was wearing gloves. He was subsequently booked for burglary.

    DR No. 10-0214756, 600 N. Rampart St., July 16, 2010, should more appropriately be a trespass. A 31-year-old male illegally entered his ex-girlfriend’s apartment through a window, argued with her, then punched her. The 25-year-old victim was not seriously injured. The elements of burglary are to enter a structure with the intent to commit any theft, or any felony.

    DR No. 10-0214621, 600 Maltman Ave., July 14, 2010, was the fellow whose pants were rifled by the suspect who reached into his residence through a screen door, and which was described in an Eastsider LA post earlier.

    If anyone has questions regarding any other crimes, feel free to call, e-mail or inquire on The Eastsider LA, and I’ll provide what information I can. I usually touch on violent crimes, or in this case, felonies, but if you’re curious about any others, for example if they occurred near your residence, feel free to ask.

    (213) 484-3400

  3. Lt. Wes Buhrmester, Rampart Patrol Division

    Glassell Parker, if you haven’t done so, have you contacted your Senior Lead Officer? I know most of Northeast’s SLOs, and have found them to be very responsive.

    (213) 484-3400

  4. Any info on the aggravated assault on Coronado Terrace would be appreciated.

  5. It doesn’t appear to be on the list (don’t know if it was reported) but my neighbor had his car broken into. His car was right in back of mine. No other cars touched, and nothing taken (In Silverlake).

  6. Lt. Wes Buhrmester, Rampart Patrol Division

    Mark, do you have a date of occurrence and a hundred block for the Coronado Terrace crime?

    (213) 484-3400

  7. Lt. Buhrmester,

    Thank you for your suggestion. I know all the SLO’s at Northeast PD and they are very responsive to the community needs. We had a wonderful SLO(SLO Red Falconer) until he got transferred out to another station. We didn’t have to ask for any information, Red always sent out alerts and weekly crime reports. The new SLO has yet to any type of alert. Many in Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Atwater Village, and Mt. Washington are not happy with his lack of communication with the community.

    So my question is, why should we have to ask for this information? Why is it some neighborhoods get alerts regarding crime trends and some don’t? We know the drill, letters, emails have been sent to Capt. Murphy, got us nowhere. So we watch out for each other and hope for the best.


  8. Lt. Wes Buhrmester, Rampart Patrol Division

    Glassell Parker,

    Let me check on that. I think that basic car is undergoing a transition with senior leads, which is not an excuse, but perhaps a reason there seems to be an issue with continuity. If you e-mail me at the address below, I will e-mail the concerned SLO, I am certain they put out e-mail blasts with community and crime info particular to their areas. I live in Hollenbeck Division across the freeway from Northeast, and my SLO does them. Of course, I will not divulge your e-mail info to anyone other than the SLO.

    (213) 484-3400

  9. Do you have any additional information about the scene on Glendale and Montana St. in front of the KFC? There were multiple cop cars and multiple people on the ground.

  10. Hi Lt.

    It looks like the aggravated assault on Coronado Terrace occurred at 11:55 PM on 7/16. I spotted it on the LAPD crime map, but not on Everyblock.


  11. Forgot to mention it was in the 1000 block!

  12. Lt. Wes Buhrmester, Rampart Patrol Division


    Sorry for the delay in responding. The incident to which you referred was a domestic assault. A couple was arguing, and it moved outside to the front yard. The suspect threw three ceramic flower pots and a vase at the victim, striking him once but inflicting only a minor injury. The suspect was arrested without incident. The case was referred to the City Attorney’s office, who deferred charges in lieu of counseling for the couple. That is not an uncommon disposition in domestic incidents where no great injury results, and there is no aggravated pattern of conduct.

    (213) 484-3400

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