TOMORROW, TUESDAY! LAPD BURGLARY DETECTIVE HEADLINES TUJUNGA NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH!
► Come to Tujunga McDonald's front play room || 6510 Foothill Blvd. || 8:30AM SEE BELOW a summary of January-February S-T Neighborhood Watch meetings + useful LAPD contacts: ☼► FOOTHILL DIV. HAS LOWEST CRIME RATE IN CITY! ◄☼That includes all 21 LAPD divisions from Topanga to Playa del Rey! However...Sunland is currently up 20% over last year. At year-end, it WAS down 17-18%, but 2 assaults and 2 burglaries spiked it. Because crimes here are few, one or two up or down loom as large percentages. If 4 assaults rose to 5, that's a scary 25% jump. If it drops from 5 to 3, that's a decrease of 40%. Both seem more significant than they are in real numbers. ►► REPORT THESE LESSER CRIMES ONLINE: ◄◄ http://www.lapdonline.org/home/content_basic_view/60409 > Hit and run to parked or moving vehicle > Vandalism > Theft from vehicle > Theft from publicly accessible location, e.g., porch, restaurant > Harassing phone calls, emails, texts (not spam) > Lost or found personal possessions ► OUR NIGHT PATROL OFFICERS KRAWLEY & POTTER like working Sunland-Tujunga and are eager to respond. But calls are in a "severity queue." Your prowling vehicle call comes after a bar fight and before loud kids. ► Sunland Park has an increase in encampments and unhandled bulky items. Keep using MyLA311 to report, report, report. ► If we don't report a crime, "it never happened" in LAPD or City records. Report important crimes at Foothill Station. ► Because new cars are hard to steal, the driver usually left a key or fob in the car. Officers report people leaving their car running outside a liquor store! ►► WHO'S ON YOUR SIDE? WHO'S NOT? ◄◄ ↓↓ CA State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) proposed Senate Bill 889. It says no one UNDER AGE 20 can be automatically charged or tried as an adult! IF Sb 889 passes, prosecutors must convince a judge the crime warrants adult-level punishments. So a mature 19-yo gang member who rapes and kills for his gang initiation could be charged as a minor and never receive adequate punishment. His friends see no deterrent and mimic his actions up to their 20th birthdays. ↑↑↑↑ CD7 Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and staff have created safe, out-of-the-way, overnight parking and housing for homeless—and are working on more. ↓↓ LAPD, CITY SANITATION AND VOLUNTEERS tried to clean up Echo Park (Yay!), but women knelt with babies and toddlers in front of City trucks to prevent cleanup. (Boo!) Who paid/convinced those sad, misguided people to risk children's lives to "Keep LA Dirty"? ↓↓ CD12 FOUND AN OLD HOTEL TO HOUSE HOMELESS (YaY!), but the City deemed it unacceptable because it was next to a freeway. (Boo!) So...tourists once paid happily, but today's homeless might object? ↓↓ Homeless' diseases are becoming more dangerous to police: One officer brought home a staph infection. Another brought home scabies (burrowing, egg-laying skin mites) to family. Fleas are a constant foe; some officers carry flea spray for risky encounters. ↓↓ 80 homeless are exit each night when Metro Train closes, then reboard when it reopens. ↓↓ Land ownership can be a problem in removing homeless. One tent ground is part SoCal Edison, part federal, part State of CA. Without reps from all three on-site simultaneously, tents are just dragged across the property line. ↑↑↑↑ ☼ If you are CERTAIN—and can provide PROOF—of drug dealing, contact Foothills Narcotics Det. Travis Coyle at 818-834-3136, [email protected] ☼ ↑↑↑↑ WITH ENOUGH HORSE-OWNER VOLUNTEERS, Foothill Sta. hopes to re-establish its mounted volunteer corps. Contact SLO Cesar Contreras or Off. Eric Pérez (see below) if you wish to join. LAPD Metro's horse-mounted team has arrested a few flagrant troublemakers. ▲▲ LAPD HAS BEGUN A LARGE PUSH TO RECRUIT RESIDENTS as PART-TIME VOLUNTEERS! Pick your duty—patrolling, presenting a PR presence at events, distributing handouts, running errands, telephoning victims, or office work. Every hour you volunteer frees a uniformed officer to work on the street. That's where we want them! Right? > TO VOLUNTEER: Officer Eric Perez: [email protected] > TRAFFIC: Officer Joel Flores, [email protected] > SENIOR LEAD Officer Tujunga: Gloria Caloca: [email protected] > SENIOR LEAD Officer Sunland: Cesar Contreras: [email protected] Best Wishes and Stay Alert! Jon von Gunten ([email protected]) STNC Rep to LAPD's Neighborhood Watch