Silver Lake meeting to target crime

NeighborhoodWatchLogo.JPGThe Silver Lake Neighborhood Council will hold a Town Hall on Thursday to address concerns about crime in the southern portion of the neighborhood, including the recent robbery and stabbing of a sidewalk fruit vendor.  “In light of the significant rise in home burglaries in the past 18 months in the [Silver Lake] area, the gunshots on Sunset and elsewhere, car break ins,  it is something whose time has come,” said neighborhood council board member Rusty Millar. Officers from the Rampart Division have been invited to come to the meeting as well as representatives from the Bureau of Sanitation and Parking Enforcement.

The  town hall will begin at 6:30 P.M. at the Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Cathedral  at 650 Micheltorena St.

Also, a Silver Lake resident said a neighborhood watch group – Plata Neighborhood Watch – was started six months ago in the southern portion of the neighborhood.


  1. I surely don’t think we need to turn a concern over a rise in crime in the area into an excuse to give out even more parking tickets! The parking people should not even be in on this meeting! But then, that’s how the city exploits a fear of crime to make even more money. Neither should the Sanitation Department.

  2. It’s way overdue if you asked me. In the past few weeks we’ve witness packs of soccer playing coyotes patrolling our daytime streets. Werewolfism continues un-checked a stones throw to a park where children streak at all hours. I’ve personally come under attack from “helicopters” flashing my house looking for a refreshing pool! If smacking gang members parking tickets and tossing werewolf trash for adolescent shin bones will help, well then I’m all for it!!!

  3. Lt. Wes Buhrmester, Rampart Patrol Division

    The town hall meetings are designed to cover a variety of topics of interest to the community, not just crime. They often turn to crime matters if that is topical, but many entities are present to answer questions. The Department of Transportation sends a representative not to issue citations, but to hear issues of interest to community members. Same with DWP, Sanitation, Streets, Building & Safety, Animal Regs and other advocacy and support groups. Usually the concerned city council person or their field deputies attend. The groups distribute literature and answer citizen queries, which is often handy when dealing with complex issues such as building permits, street improvements and so on.

    (213) 484-3400


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