"I just wanted to send out a community announcement regarding increase police presence as well as police perimeters in the Atwater Village communities. Northeast gang units have been conducting enforcement due to increase of gang activity in the area.
"The good news is that after several gang operations, multiple local gang members were taken into custody pending Firearm violations. I can not disclose details at this time due to the ongoing investigations.
"I do want to remind folks that it is important that you keep your doors and windows locked at all times. As these gang members flee on foot they may attempt to enter through open windows and doors that are unlocked.
"I also want to caution folks that if you see police activity in your area involving the police helicopter hoovering over property, stay inside your homes."
Many neighbors have noticed increased police presence lately, especially helicopters in the wee hours of the night. How is it on your block?
- Emergency call 911
- City-wide directory 311
- Non-emergency 1-877-ASK-LAPD
(On the other hand, at least, graffiti has been reduced by 75%!)