September 7, 2010

LAPD Advice for Atwater Village: "Keep Your Doors and Windows Locked at All Times"

Neighborhood FroTHIS JUST IN from the Los Angeles Police Department's Senior Lead Officer Gina Chovan:
"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."
  • Emergency call 911
  • City-wide directory 311
  • Non-emergency 1-877-ASK-LAPD
Many neighbors have noticed increased police presence lately, especially helicopters in the wee hours of the night. How is it on your block?

(On the other hand, at least, graffiti has been reduced by 75%!)

6 comments:

K-Sean said...

definitely been hearing increased police activity and helicopters lately

heres an example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo09cFv6CQY

Miles said...

we've seen/heard a lot more helicopters, too. usually 2 or 3 in the morning. that said, and not to make light of it, but none of the choppers have been "hoovering".

AVN said...

Oops. Cleaned up another typo, but missed that one.

Dodo Bird said...

Have heard helicopters consistently day and night for the past few weeks in north Atwater (near Chev Chase and Brunswick). Also heard a series of gunshots in the middle of the night about a week ago which brought the chopper out for hours.

Miles said...

at least four shots heard around 10p Sunday night on Perlita, followed by requisite chopper and cops with guns drawn. closed the doggy door, turned off the lights and watched through living room window. actually alternated between law and order on tv and law and disorder in the street. within 30 minutes, the hub bub was over.

Darren said...

The good news is that after several gang operations, multiple local gang members were taken buy Acai Berry into custody pending Firearm violations. I can not disclose details at this time due to the ongoing investigations.