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Neighborhood Crime Roundup

Police are still investigating the death of a man burned inside a vehicle in Mount Washington, and property crime spikes in Glassell Park.

Mount Washington:

Police offered no new details about the discovery of body inside a burned SUV near the 4800 block of Marmion Way in Mount Washington.

As of Friday, Detective José Carrillo could only confirm that the victim was a male and had indeed been shot before being burned in the vehicle.

Asked if crime was gang-related, Carrillo said he "was not going to speculate."

"We don't even know who the victim is yet," Carrillo said. "So, we're not going to speculate or compare it to any past incidents."

Glassell Park

Property crime increased significantly in Glassell Park in the seven days between Sept. 2 and Sept. 8, according to the Los Angeles Times crime tracking data.

According to the Times, 11 property crimes were recorded between those dates, higher than it's three-month average of 7.4 property crimes per-week.

Property Crime Alert for Glassell Park

Highland Park

It was a peaceful week in Highland Park, according to data provided by crimemapping.com. No shootings were reported between Sept. 8 and Sept. 14, however, there were two car break-ins, two automobile thefts and two robberies reported in that time.

Crime reports for Highland Park

dr September 15, 2012 at 07:16 PM
shocking they aren't speculating it as gang activity.
Steve South of York September 16, 2012 at 05:57 PM
That's because if they speculate that it was gang related, the implication is that there is a larger, more powerful gang than they who has greater control. If these are random acts of violence, well then they can't control everyone, can they?
nonoise September 17, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Was there some crime committed last night at the carnival/fair at Divine Saviour Catholic Church? I heard something about someone was threatened with a knife? Please verify.

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