Burglar alert issued for south Silver Lake *

NeighborhoodWatchLogo.JPGA pair of daytime burglaries in which the victims lost everything from  laptop computers to G.I. Joe dolls prompted police to issue a crime alert for southern Silver Lake.  Senior Lead Officer Mario Mota with the Rampart Division said both crimes occurred about two blocks apart on Thursday Dec. 16, with one crime taking place in the 600 bl0ck of Dillon Street, the other in the 600 block of Occidental Boulevard. In the Occidental Boulevard crime, burglars entered through an unlocked front door when the resident was in her garage for about 45 minutes.

“We are seeing an increase in burglary activity in the Silverlake area,” Mota said in an email. “Please provide extra patrol and spread the word amongst neighbors.”

* Correction: A previous version of this post gave the wrong date of these crimes. The correct date is Thursday, Dec. 16


  1. The resident was home in the 600 Occi burglary? Wow that’s bold!

  2. The story above says these occurred on Wednesday, February 16th. Is that a typo? Please advise. If these are recent I want to forward them to our neighborhood watch.


  3. Belated thanks to Eastsider for posting the theft of my bike on 12/15, also in Silverlake. Extra bummer on that incident – whoever took my bike also entered storage area underneath the building. They opened empty boxes, moved things around, went through my stuff and clearly marked up (aka finger prints) a few items. LAPD said they could not, would not send a unit out since there was no evidence of forced entry or ‘valuables’ missing. I guess the bike did not count as a ‘valuable item’.
    It’s frustrating to me to think these incidents could be linked and we had/have possible evidence etc., not attended to by LAPD.
    I know they are busy, but….

  4. @ Rizzo. Sorry about my mistake on the day and date. The correct date is Thursday, Dec. 16

  5. Great. Thanks for the update/correction.

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