Thursday, March 26, 2015

LAPD: Community Crime Report

Serving the Westwood, Westwood Hills, Holmby Westwood, Holmby Hills, Bel Air, Beverly Glen, Benedict Canyon and Coldwater Canyon Communities.
West Los Angeles Area, Basic Car 8A29

COMMUNITY ALERT!
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.
• MOTION SENSOR LIGHTING: Install motion sensor lighting around your home to illuminate normally dark areas around the home. This will also alert residents to outside activity around the home when motion lights are activated.
• 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.

You may access the crime mapping feature listed below on a day to day basis to obtain up to date crime information for your area or any other area in the city.
To sign up for E-Policing, simply go to the E-Policing link below and enter your address and your email address. You will receive crime updates and Community Alert information from the Los Angeles Police Department. You may also view recent crimes that have occurred in the area on the LAPD website. To receive text alerts when critical information is sent, sign up for Nixle. Feel free to print this out or share this information.

Contact me directly should you have any questions or concerns.

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Christopher Ragsdale
Senior Lead Officer
West Los Angeles Community Police Station
Office: 310-444-0741
Cell: 213-305-5895
Email: 26690@lapd.lacity.org
Website: www.lapdonline.org

Current Trending Analysis:
Residential Burglaries: North of Santa Monica Blvd. (0 crimes), North of Wilshire Blvd. (5 crimes). North of Sunset Blvd. (3 crimes). Auto related crimes (Break Ins and Stolen Vehicles): North of Santa Monica Blvd. (3 crimes), North of Wilshire Blvd. (0 crimes) North of Sunset Blvd. (4 crimes). Package Thefts appear to be trending throughout the area. Packages being delivered and left unattended in accessible areas are being stolen. Please arrange to have packages dropped off in a secure location or receivable location.

Protect yourself from becoming a victim and crime statistic. Ensure that you remove all visible items and valuables from inside of your vehicle. Your car, regardless of whether it's locked and secured or not, is not a safe or secure place to leave ANYTHING! Remember, Lock It, Hide It, Keep It!
Burglary:
15500 block Aqua Verde. RD: 0805. On 3/22/15, between 4:30 PM and 4:40 PM, suspect entered residence by unknown means. Unknown property was taken.

500 block Hilgard Ave. RD: 0828. Between 3/22/15, 3:30 PM and 3/23/15, 10:00 AM, suspect(s) entered church rectory by unknown means and used a locksmith to open safe.
11300 block W. Sunset Blvd. RD: 0815. On 3/15/15, between 11:20 AM and 12:15 PM, unknown suspect(s) pried rear window screen in an attempt to gain entry. Entry not gained.
800 block Moraga Drive. RD: 0805. Between 3/14/15, at 11:45 PM and 3/15/15, at 2:00 AM, suspects used key card to enter business and removed portable safe containing cash and documents.
2300 block Bowman Drive. RD: 0809. On 3/13/15, between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) smashed rear slider to gain entry and removed jewelry.
500 block Glenrock Ave. RD: 0837. (Hot prowl). On 3/13/15, between 3:00 AM and 7:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered apartment via unlocked front door and removed gaming system.
500 block Glenrock Ave. RD: 0837. On 3/13/15, between 2:00 AM and 9:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered apartment via unlocked side window and removed laptop, gaming system, and Google Chrome.
500 block Glenrock Ave. RD: 0837. On 3/13/15, at 4:00 AM, victim heard suspect(s) remove slider screen and then attempted to open rear slider. Entry not gained.
Grand Theft Auto:
1400 block Greenfield Ave. RD: 0855. Between 3/19/15, 9:00 PM and 3/20/15, 9:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered subterranean garage and stole a 2014 MV-Agusta Motorcycle.

Burglary Theft from Motor Vehicle:
10700 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0834. Between 3/22/15, 5:00 PM and 3/23/15, 8:30 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered vehicle at valet park and removed XM radio and radar detector.

1500 block Manning Ave. RD: 0834. Between 3/18/15, 10:30 AM and 3/19/15, 9:40 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered vehicle parked in carport and removed Mercedes headlights and grill.
2600 block Hutton Drive. RD: 0808. Between 3/18/15, 4:40 PM and 3/19/15, 1:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) entered vehicle parked on the street and removed Tool Kit.
2200 block N Beverly Glen Place. RD: 0807. Between 3/14/15, at 11:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered vehicle parked on street and removed vehicle trim.

1000 block Brooklawn Drive. RD: 0806. Between 3/11/15, 5:30 PM and 3/12/15, 6:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered vehicle parked on the street and removed a watch.

1600 block N. Beverly Glen Blvd. RD: 0807. Between 3/11/15, 10:30 PM and 3/12/15, 5:30 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered vehicle parked in carport and removed Drapes.

Grand/Petty Theft:
10500 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0834. On 3/22/15 between 1:30 AM and 4:00 AM, suspects removed victim's cellphone while the victim was sleeping.

1500 block Camden Ave. RD: 0855. Between 3/20/15, 6:00 PM and 3/21/15, 8:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered parking garage and removed bicycle and lock.
14800 block Mulholland Drive. RD: 0807. Between 3/18/15, 4:30 PM and 3/19/15, 7:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) used unknown cutting tool to cut lock on connex storage box and removed tools.
2900 block Beverly Glen Circle. RD: 0807. On 3/18/15, at 2:30 PM, suspects concealed items in a bag and fled with property without paying.
1600 block Warnall Ave. RD: 0829. Construction Site. Between 3/17/15, 4:00 PM and 3/18/15, 8:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered the construction site and removed City Inspectors papers and City permits.
100 block Groverton Place. RD: 0805. On 3/17/15, between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) opened the gate to the backyard of the dog sitter's residence and removed dog.
2900 block Beverly Glen Circle. RD: 0807. Between 3/13/15 and 3/16/15, a named suspect entered business and removed cash from the cash register.
2500 block Bowmont Drive. RD: 0809. Between 3/5/15 and 3/15/15, unknown suspect(s) removed the bikes from inside fence.
1300 block Tower Grove Drive. RD: 0808. On 3/14/15, at 2:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) removed 3 framed rugs and a statue from residence.
Wilshire Blvd./Westwood Blvd. RD: 0817. On 3/12/15, at 7:00 PM, the victim fell asleep while riding on the bus. When he awoke he discovered his iPad had been taken.
10800 block Weyburn Ave. RD: 0817. On 3/13/15, at 12:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) removed cell phone from shopping cart.
10600 block Eastbourne Ave. RD: 0834. On 3/12/15, at 10:30 AM, unknown suspect(s) removed ipad from residence.
10800 block Wellworth Ave. RD: 0833. On 3/6/15, at 6:35 PM, suspect entered an open business and removed cosmetics from display and concealed them in a grocery bag. The suspect exited the store without paying.
10800 block Le Conte Ave. RD: 0818. On 3/1/15, at 2:00 AM, the suspect entered business and removed the liquor.
1500 block Bentley Ave. RD: 0855. Between 12/8/15 and 3/8/15, unknown suspect(s) removed jewelry from bedroom drawers.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Important ICO Update: Victory for Bel-Air & Victory for the Bel-Air Association




To our Friends and Neighbors in the Bel-Air Community,
On Wednesday, March 18th a revised ICO (Interim Control Ordinance) advocated for by the Bel~Air Association passed in the LA City Planning and Land Use Committee and will be approved by the full LA City Council this week.

As previously communicated, the Bel-Air Association lobbied for a superior version of the ICO vs. the original version that did not do enough to get dirt haul trucks off our streets.
           
To illustrate why the Bel-Air Association demanded a better solution, and why the BAA did not blindly support the original ICO, we asked Councilmember Koretz's Office if the original ICO would have stopped the Somma Way project's thousands of dirt haul truck trips approved to travel up and down Stone Canyon.  The answer was "probably not."

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity with other community stakeholders to sit down with our Councilman Paul Koretz to discuss Bel~Air’s real issues and the fact that the law must address dirt haul truck trips directly, and not simply “grading.”

As a result, the ICO was revised as follows:

Bel Air. Notwithstanding any section of the LAMC, no building permit shall issue for a Project in Bel Air on a Hillside Area lot where the import and export of exempted graded earth exceeds 6,000 cubic yards.

Although this change is only a few words, the literal impact is substantial.

Most simply put, the ICO’s wording changed from limiting one category of exempted grading (i.e., excavating and/or filling dirt on a property) to limiting dirt import and export (i.e., trucking dirt to and from a property) under all exempted categories.

Of course, the ICO’s interplay with the rest of the LA building code erodes away some of the power behind its literal wording, yet this is a huge step forward as the Bel~Air Association has helped to redefine the law to finally focus on the devastating truck traffic that has been endangering our community.

So in conclusion, we are delighted to share:

  • The Bel~Air Association helped secure a revised ICO that will better protect our community by directly limiting dirt haul trucks on our streets.

  • In a world of increasing hostile behavior, the Bel~Air Association was still able to achieve this superior result through professionalism and respecting all of our community members and stakeholders.  

  • There is much more work to be done, and it should now be abundantly clear that the Bel~Air Association is still Bel~Air’s best advocate for positive change.
The Bel-Air Association has been representing the best interests of Bel-Air for 72 years, and we will continue to do so for the next 72 years.  

We greatly appreciate you and all of our Bel~Air Residents, and acknowledge that without your continued support, our amazing victory could never have been achieved.

Sincerely,

Ron Hudson
Bel-Air Association President

Thursday, March 19, 2015

UPDATE - DWP Resuming Work: LA DWP Bel-Air Road Area Project

Note from DWP:

"DWP will restart up the pipe replacement project in the area of Bel Air road, Copa De Oro road, St. Cloud road and St. Pierre Road on OR around Monday, March 30TH. We will try to minimize our impact to the neighborhood, but there will be times when we have to detour the traffic around our work area(s). The work that is left should take approximately 7 to 9 weeks to complete. "

City of LA Planning Dept: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - 760-808 Stradella Road





Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Upcoming presentation by LADWP on Regulator Station Bypass Line project


 The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Water Distribution Division is going to speak at the Bel-Air Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council on March 25, 2015 regarding an upcoming Regulator Station Bypass Line project taking place on Hilgard Ave. between Charing Cross Rd and Sunset Blvd. The project will begin June 2015 and end mid-January 2016. LADWP will be installing a 36- inch welded steel pipe along Hilgard Ave. The project will involve street closures along Sunset Blvd and Hilgard Ave., which will impact many of our residents.

The CD-5 office has been asked by LADWP to assist them in reaching out to the community. They highly recommend everyone joining on March 25, 2015 at the Neighborhood Council meeting to raise any concerns you may have. 

If you have any questions, please refer to Marvin Hermosillo who is the outreach liaison of LADWP.

When: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm (Presentation will be in the beginning of the agenda)  

Where: American Jewish University- Room 223 of the Main Campus on the 2nd Floor.
15600 Mulholland Drive. Bel Air, CA 90077
Accessible from the west side of Casiano Road. Park at lower parking Lot 1 below the security kiosk.)

Contact information: Marvin Hermosillo, Construction Engineer

(213) 367-1089

Friday, March 13, 2015

A Special Note from Bel-Air Mail Carrier Gwen Mayes - She is Retiring

A note from Bel-Air Mail Carrier, Gwen Mayes:
_________



Dear All,

It's time to hang up my uniform.

It's been a privilege serving you for the past 10 years in Bel-Air, and the past 33 years as a mail carrier.

I will be retiring May 29, 2015.

Thank you for everything you've said and done for me. Will miss you all.

Best,
Gwen Mayes
Your Mail Carrier

LAPD Community Crime Report

West Los Angeles Area, Basic Car 8A29

COMMUNITY ALERT!
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.
• MOTION SENSOR LIGHTING: Install motion sensor lighting around your home to illuminate normally dark areas around the home. This will also alert residents to outside activity around the home when motion lights are activated.
• 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.

You may access the crime mapping feature listed below on a day to day basis to obtain up to date crime information for your area or any other area in the city.
To sign up for E-Policing, simply go to the E-Policing link below and enter your address and your email address. You will receive crime updates and Community Alert information from the Los Angeles Police Department. You may also view recent crimes that have occurred in the area on the LAPD website. To receive text alerts when critical information is sent, sign up for Nixle. Feel free to print this out or share this information.

Contact me directly should you have any questions or concerns.

EMERGENCY: 911
NON-EMERGENCY: 1-877-275-5273
All other City Services: 311

LAPD Website: http://www.lapdonline.org/
E-Policing:
http://www.lapdonline.org/e_policing
Crime Statistics and Maps:
http://www.lapdonline.org/crime_mapping_and_compstat
Nixle:
www.nixle.com

Christopher Ragsdale
Senior Lead Officer
West Los Angeles Community Police Station
Office: 310-444-0741
Cell: 213-305-5895
Email: 26690@lapd.lacity.org
Website: www.lapdonline.org

Current Trending Analysis:
Residential Burglaries: North of Santa Monica Blvd. (5 crimes), North of Wilshire Blvd. (1 crimes). North of Sunset Blvd. (1 crimes). Auto related crimes (Break Ins and Stolen Vehicles): North of Santa Monica Blvd. (2 crimes), North of Wilshire Blvd. (0 crimes) North of Sunset Blvd. (4 crimes). Package Thefts appear to be trending throughout the area. Packages being delivered and left unattended in accessible areas are being stolen. Please arrange to have packages dropped off in a secure location or receivable location.

Protect yourself from becoming a victim and crime statistic. Ensure that you remove all visible items and valuables from inside of your vehicle. Your car, regardless of whether it's locked and secured or not, is not a safe or secure place to leave ANYTHING! Remember, Lock It, Hide It, Keep It!
Burglary:
10800 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0833. On 3/11/15, at 5:00 AM, suspect entered via unlocked front door and removed keys and pressure washer.
800 block N. Beverly Glen Blvd. RD: 0819. (Construction Site) - Between 3/6/15, 3:00 PM and 3/9/15, 8:00 AM, suspect(s) opened the fuse box to short the electrical system, entered location via rear door and removed the alarm security sensors. Suspect(s) then removed tools and appliances.
10800 block Wilkins Ave. RD: 0833. On 3/5/15, between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) removed rear kitchen window screen to gain entry and removed cash and jewelry.
10400 block Santa Monica Blvd. RD: 0829. On 3/4/15, at 11:30 PM, suspect entered open business and waited for the store to close and lock up. Suspect then pried pharmacy door and removed prescription drugs.
10400 block Wilkins Ave. RD: 0829. On 3/3/15, between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) pried rear screen to gain entry and removed property.
1400 block Pandora Ave. RD: 0829. On 3/2/15, between 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) smashed side window of residence to gain entry and ransacked interior.
1000 block Westholme Ave. RD: 0828. Between 3/1/15, 9:00 AM and 3/2/15, 11:30 AM, suspect(s) entered unlocked residence garage and removed bike.
Grand Theft Auto:
Briarwood /Beverly Glen Blvd. RD: 0807. On 3/7/15, 7:30 PM and 11:35 PM, unknown suspect(s) stole a 2011 Ford Escape parked on the street.

Burglary Theft from Motor Vehicle:
2000 block N. Beverly Drive. RD: 0808. Between 3/10/15, 8:30 PM and 3/11/15, 5:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) removed electrical equipment from vehicle parked on the street.

10500 block Kinnard Ave. RD: 0834. Between 3/8/15, 10:00 PM and 3/9/15, 8:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) pried open window and removed Airbag from Honda Civic parked on the street.

1400 block Pandora Ave. RD: 0829. Between 3/8/15, 3:00 PM and 3/9/15, 7:30 AM, unknown suspect(s) removed Airbag from 2007 Mercedes parked on the street.

9800 block Portola Drive. RD: 0808. 3/3/15, 8:00 AM and 3/4/15, 11:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered unlocked vehicle parked in driveway and removed money and a candy bar.
9800 block Portola Drive. RD: 0808. Between 3/2/15, 5:30 PM and 3/3/15, 7:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) entered unlocked vehicle parked in driveway and removed money and phone charger.
Grand/Petty Theft:
10500 block Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0828. On 3/10/15, at 4:30 AM, two suspects "jimmied" open apartment building garage door and removed a bicycle from the rear rack of vehicle.

800 block Hilgard Ave. RD: 0828. On 3/10/15, 3:30 PM, unknown suspect(s) removed wallet and cellular phone from residence.
Westwood Blvd./ Wilshire Blvd. RD: 0817. On 3/9/15, at 8:00 AM, unknown suspect(s) removed the victim's Laptop, diary and bag from the bus bench.
3100 block Benedict Canyon Drive. RD: 0808. (Construction Site). Between 3/5/15 and 3/6/15, unknown suspect(s) entered open incomplete garage and removed Copper Wiring, Tools, and lighting.
500 block S. Mapleton Drive. RD: 0819. Between 3/5/15 and 3/8/15, unknown suspect(s) removed cash and watches from safe that was not securely closed. The victim had workers in his house during this time.
1000 block Gayley Ave. RD: 0838. Between 3/5/15 and 3/6/15, unknown suspect(s) removed a poster from office.
1000 block Broxton Ave. RD: 0817. On 3/7/15, between 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM, Victim placed her purse on a public bench outside restaurant. Victim walked approximately 10 feet away to talk to her friend for approximately 30 minutes. When she returned, she discovered her wallet with her ID and money had been stolen.
1000 block Westwood Blvd. RD: 0817. On 3/3/15, at 12:30 PM, suspect removed cosmetics from display and fled without paying. When confronted by Loss Prevention, the suspect dropped the bag and the merchandise was recovered.
10900 block Weyburn Ave. RD: 0817. On 3/3/15, at 11:15 PM, the suspect asked the victim to use her cell. The victim handed the suspect her phone and the suspect fled with victim's phone.
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