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WESTWOOD NEWS for my neighbors:
West Los Angeles Area, Basic Car Area 8A29
Protect your home from Residential Burglary. A common MO that has been occurring is suspects who typically knock or ring the doorbell to verify if the resident is home. When there is no answer, the suspects enter the side or rear of the residence and force entry by smashing the window or door glass to gain entry. Suspects are targeting the master bed and bath areas of the home and removing Jewelry and small electronics.
If you are home when someone knocks on the door or rings the doorbell, announce yourself to let them know that someone is home but do not open the door unless you verify who they are and you know the person at the door.
Another Burglary trend that has been occurring is construction thefts and break ins. Items of value being targeted are construction tools, equipment, appliances and building materials. If you observe after hours suspicious activity at a construction site or major remodel location, call 911 immediately!
The Los Angeles Police Department recommends the following tips to help secure your home and harden the target.
• ALARMS: Ensure that security alarms are in good working order and set when not at home whether leaving for 10 minutes or 10 hours.
• ALARM RESPONSE: Consider a private patrol alarm response to enhance your current alarm and security system. In many cases private patrols are already contracted in many neighborhoods or associations.
• SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS: Web based surveillance camera systems will allow homeowners to view and monitor activity from any smartphone or computer which are motion sensor activated and will alert your device when there is activity. They also lend valuable information and clues to the investigation.
• GATES: Ensure that all gates and access points to the side or rear of the residence are locked and secured.
• DOOR AND WINDOW LOCKS: Ensure that all doors and windows are locked and secured with sturdy secured locks and that there are second locking mechanisms securing all doors and windows as a second line of defense.
• MAKE IT LOOK LIKE YOU’RE HOME…Even when you’re not.
• NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Monitor suspicious activities in your neighborhood and alert your neighbors. Should the activity escalate to a crime about to occur, crime in progress or crime that just occurred, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!
• SECURITY PATROLS: Consider after hours on site security at construction sites or major remodel projects. Many neighborhoods contract with private security patrols which monitor neighborhoods and can quickly respond to burglar alarm activations or reports of suspicious activity when they occur.
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10500 block Eastborne Ave. RD: 0834. On 5/20/14, between 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) opened side window and removed computers, wristwatch.
300 block Thurston Ave. RD: 0815. Between 5/19/14, 4:00 PM and 5/20/14, 8:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) used unknown tool to compromise door lock to gain entry. Once inside suspect(s) removed construction tools.
11000 block Ophir Drive. RD: 0837. Between 5/19/14, 10:20 PM and 5/20/14, 12:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered residence via open front window and removed a laptop and guitar.
400 block Kelton Ave. RD: 0816. Between 5/16/14, 10:30 PM and 5/17/14, 9:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) pried Apartment front screen, partially opened window and attempted to gain entry. Entry not gained.
11000 block Ophir Drive. RD: 0837. On 5/13/14, between 2:30 PM and 8:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) opened upstairs balcony sliding glass door and removed to gain entry and removed a video camera, guitar, and a gallon of orange juice.
10500 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0834. Between 03/01/14, 8:00 AM and 05/12/14, 5:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) entered condo unit through possible unlocked front window and removed a TV and jacket.
1300 block Laurel Way. RD: 0808. Between 5/08/14, 4:30 PM and 5/09/14, 6:10 AM, unknown suspect(s) pried construction site side door, interior doors, and removed construction tools.
10900 block Wellworth Ave. RD: 0833. Between 5/06/14, 7:30 PM and 5/07/14, 9:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) forced rear business door to gain entry and removed guitars and other instruments.
Grand Theft Auto:
1600 block Westwood Blvd. RD: 0855. On 5/18/14, between 5:00 PM and 11:15 PM, unknown suspect(s) stole a 2009 BMW 528I, which was parked on the street.
10900 block Ashton Ave. RD: 0833. On 5/7/14, between 7:30 PM and 6:15 AM, unknown suspect(s) stole a 1999 Acura Integra, GSR, which was parked in an apartment garage.
Burglary Theft from Motor Vehicle:
600 block Levering Ave. RD: 0837. Between 5/20/14, 10:00 PM, and 5/21/14, 11:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) removed license plate from 2002 VW, Beetle.
1400 block Midvale Ave. RD: 0833. On 5/19/14, 8:00 PM, and 5/20/14, 9:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) removed Sunglasses and Emergency Kit from vehicle parked in driveway.
200 block Tavistock Ave. RD: 0815. (Multi-2) Between 5/18/14, 1800 and 5/19/14, 4:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) removed a GPS system, watch and sunglasses from two vehicles parked in the street.
1300 block S. Sepulveda Blvd. RD: 0833. On 5/18/14, between 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) removed property from vehicle parked in parking lot.
1500 block Greenfield Ave. RD: 0855. On 5/12/14, 9:00 PM, and 5/13/14, 7:35 PM, unknown suspect(s) smashed window and removed Bronze Statues from subterranean garage.
1400 block Bentley Ave. RD: 0855. On 5/12/14, 10:30 PM, and 5/13/14, 11:10 AM, unknown suspect(s) smashed window and removed a GPS, Laptop and bag, from subterranean garage.
Veteran Ave/Cashmere Ave. RD: 0815. On 5/9/14, 9:00 PM and 5/10/14, 10:30 AM, unknown suspect(s) removed a Laptop Computer and necklace from vehicle parked on street.
500 block Gayley Ave. RD: 0837. On 5/9/14, 7:00 PM and 5/10/14, 12:45 PM, unknown suspect(s) entered unlocked vehicle and removed Guitar and Cell Phone Charger from vehicle parked in an apartment garage.
300 block Dalehurst Ave. RD: 0819. On 5/8/14, 3:00 PM, and 5/9/14, 7:30 AM, unknown suspect(s) smashed window and removed Glasses from vehicle parked on the street.
10800 block Ohio Ave. RD: 0855. On 5/8/14, 11:30 PM, and 5/9/14, 4:15 PM, unknown suspect(s) smashed window and removed Ipod from vehicle parked on the street.
Bellagio Road/Sunset Blvd. RD: 0805. On 5/8/14, at 4:45 AM, suspect (Male, White, 19 years old) removed Money, Drivers License, and Credit Card, after victim offered suspect a ride home from a party.
1400 block Holmby Ave. RD: 0829. On 5/6/14, 10:00 PM and 5/7/14, 6:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) smashed window of vehicle parked on street. No property taken.
11000 block W. Sunset Blvd. RD: 0805. Between 9/18/13 and 5/20/14, unknown suspect(s) removed photos and legal documents residence.
1700 block Thayer Ave. RD: 0834. Between 5/15/14 and 5/17/14, unknown suspect(s) removed recyclables from carport.
400 block Loring Ave. RD: 0819. Construction Site. Between 5/15/14 and 5/16/14, unknown suspect(s) torched a metal tool box and removed construction tools.
11000 block Strathmore Ave. RD: 0838. Construction Site. Between 5/15/14 and 5/16/14, unknown suspect(s) used a crowbar to pry open gate and removed construction tools.
10800 block Weyburn Ave. RD: 0817. On 5/17/14, 24 year old male suspect attempted to steal razors and teeth whiteners before he was arrested by Loss Prevention.
10700 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0828. On 4/23/14, unknown suspect(s) removed money and jewelry from a secured desk drawer in apartment.
10800 block Weyburn Ave. RD: 0817. On 5/12/14, at 9:45 PM, suspect (45 year old Male suspect, Transient), entered store and removed liquor and toiletries from display, and attempted to leave without paying.
10900 block Weyburn Ave. RD: 0817. On 5/08/14, at 12:00 AM, victim left his property unattended inside of coffee shop to make a phone call on a payphone across the street. When he returned his property was missing.
1700 block Westwood Blvd. RD: 0855. On 5/08/14, at 4:40 PM, suspect entered tax business and removed a file not belonging to her from file cabinet.
1700 block Westwood Blvd. RD: 0855. On 5/07/14, at approximately 2:15 PM, suspect removed victims purses containing cash and credit cards from office reception area. Suspect attempted to use the victim’s credit card soon after the theft.
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