July 9, 2009

Raid! Toonerville Gang Taken Down in North Atwater Village

Suspect DescriptionFROM THE LAPD: "Today, the Northeast Division of the Los Angeles Police Department conducted a focused and deliberate raid on the Toonerville Gang in the Northern part of Atwater Village including the Chevy Chase Park Areas surrounding the Community Center.

"Your NOE LAPD Officers and Detectives were able to arrest suspected gang members that were recently served with warrants since the Toonerville Gang Injunction was enacted into law in Los Angeles County."
  • LA Times reports police made 20 arrests, including 4 murder suspects, confiscating 58 weapons.
  • Glendale News-Press quotes LAPD Capt. Bill Murphy saying Toonerville had "terrorized" Chevy Chase Park and that ongoing police programs are going to "turn that neighborhood."
  • 89.3 KPCC also says police will remain in the area – as they did when they targeted the nearby Drew Street Gang.
And at least one reader of this blog was caught in the fray. Via email: "I heard gunshots at 4:00 am and a helicopter was circling my street with the spotlight shining into my windows. Then, when I went to leave this morning, the freaking SWAT team was on my lawn. They told me the whole neighborhood was on lock down and that I couldn't leave... They finally let me leave around 9am..."

Tonight officials from LAPD, City Council President Eric Garcetti's office, and the LA City Attorney's office will discuss the raid and ongoing anti-gang activity in the neighborhood. Atwater Village Community Meeting:
  • Thursday July 9, 2009, 6:00pm
  • New Hope Chapel
  • 2861 Los Feliz Blvd.

6 comments:

Dodo Bird said...

I'm a new Atwater resident, and live just a few blocks away from the raid--I had no idea what was going on. Will definitely keep up on all the local biz with this great blog!

..fLaCa.. said...

The cops shouldnt be so rude!! They dont care about no body.

andrew said...

this is a perfect time for rascals to strike there is gnna be a war soon i can feel it just watch...just watch

THEVILLERIFA said...

SHUT UR LAME ASS UP FOOL!!! BRING THE WAR U FOOLS ARE JUST GONNA DROP ON UR BACKS ANYWAY!!! U LAMES CANT HANG! B TVX NELX! CCP

edgar said...

MAN BOTH OF YOU SHUT UP!! THE NORXH EA'SX BELONGS XO XHE AVENUES GANG DREW SIDE PEE WEE GANGSTERS. SMASH ON TUNA'S AND TRA'SH ALL DAY EVERYDAY A'S UP ENEMIGAS DOWN

you know your wrong. said...

Huh? Talk English fools. If the LA educational system wasn't such a joke, maybe these poor kids might have a chance at something. Perhaps understand something more than just violence and broken English, which not even they can understand at times. Don't you realize your just a bunch of tools, and they want you to kill yourselves over your broken English threats, your un-legible tags on garage doors, and for the hustle you think your controlling. Wake up. Like terrorizing some 15 year old kid and his girlfriend, or harassing a family is gonna make your life better. IT'S CALLED 'PROJECTING' - Look it up, educate yourself, then improve yourself.