The Los Angeles Police Department recently stepped up enforcement in Highland Park and enforced a “zero tolerance” policy toward gangs in the neighborhood following violent encounters between rival members, according to Senior Lead Officer Craig Orange, who is in charge of public safety in Eagle Rock.
(Orange told Eagle Rock Patch during the Aug. 7 National Night Out celebration at Eagle Rock Plaza that a number of gang members in Highland Park had been arrested. On Aug. 2, a gang member alleged to be a notorious auto thief was arrested at Eagle Rock Plaza.)
According to Highland Park Patch, Crimemapping.com data shows that just one violent crime (a shooting at a moving vehicle) occurred in the neighborhood between Aug. 1 and Aug. 15. That’s in stark contrast to the 13 violent crimes—including many shootings—reported in Highland Park July 15 through July 31.
The reduced crime in Highland Park appears to be having a salutary effect on crime in Eagle Rock. Crimemapping.com data shows that in the week from July 29 through Aug. 4, no more than four crimes were reported—two thefts, a burglary and an attempted burglary from a vehicle.
The numbers were far lower than the 10 crimes reported during the previous week—including four stolen vehicles.
Here, then, is the Eagle Rock crime blotter for the week of July 29, according to Crimemapping.com:
Monday, July 30
At 8:45 p.m. on Monday—A theft valued at $950 or more occurred on the block of 1000 Colorado Blvd.
Tuesday, July 31
At 2 a.m. on Tuesday—A burglary intended to commit a theft or a felony was committed on the block of 1500 Yosemite Dr.
Wednesday, Aug. 1
At 12 noon on Wednesday—A theft valued at $950 or more was reported from a vehicle on the block of 4400 York Blvd., near the Eagle Rock Boulevard intersection.
Friday, Aug. 3
At 8 p.m. on Friday—A burglary from a vehicle was attempted on the block of 4400 York Blvd., near the Eagle Rock Boulevard intersection.