ANGELENO HEIGHTS –– The Eastsider reported last week on a vehicle break-in spree in this 19th-Century enclave, with eight break-ins taking place within a matter of days. But some Angeleno Heights resident says the problem is much worse than that and have asked the LAPD for help. “We are tired of it,” said one resident.
The resident, named Natalie, wants to raise awareness of the problem and shared a map of the break-ins plotted by neighbors since December. In some cases the crimes have not been reported to police, she said, and don’t show up on CrimeMapping.com, which relies on information from the LAPD. Some of the figures collected by neighbors include break-ins posted on NextDoor.com, Natalie said.
“My neighbors and I have documented 31 break-ins since December around the neighborhood,” she said. “We’re having an epidemic that the Rampart station is well aware of.”
Natalie said police have expanded their presence. The pace of break-ins seems to have eased but the continue. During the past week, a vehicle break in was reported in the 1400 block of Wallace Street and a vehicle was stolen from the 600 block of Laveta Terrace.
The Eastsider has contacted the LAPD Rampart Division for more information.
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