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VIDEO: LAPD Capt. Bill Murphy Discusses New Year Crime Stats

Violent crime is down but auto-related property crimes continue to be Northeast L.A.’s top problem.

Violent crime in Northeast Los Angeles went down 46 percent in January, compared to December 2012—the greatest reduction in any of the Los Angeles Police Department 21 stations—but auto-related crimes continue to be the region’s Number One problem, according to a weekend webcast by LAPD Capt. Bill Murphy.

The commander of the LAPD Northeast Community Station starts his nearly five-and-a-half-minute address by explaining changes currently underway to the force’s Senior Lead Officer positions in such neighborhoods as Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Echo Park, Silver Lake, Los Feliz and Atwater Village—a subject Murphy discussed at considerable length in his interview last month to Eagle Rock Patch.

The Northeast Division is adjusting to a recent change in crime patterns. “Most of last year and the very first week of this year, a lot of the crime was occurring on what we call AM 1—between midnight to 6 a.m.,” Murphy says in his webcast, alluding to grand theft auto and vehicle burglaries. “In the last three weeks, we believe that’s changed because we put so many police forces on that crime—we changed the criminal behavior.”

Much of the auto-related crimes are now occurring during the daytime to early evening, Murphy said, emphasizing the LAPD’s well-known “Lock it, Hide it, Keep it” advice regarding vehicles and personal possessions left inside them. A third of auto break-ins, the captain noted, occur because vehicles are not locked in the first place.

Click on the YouTube video above to hear Murphy’s Feb. 2 regional crime webcast.

Tim Ryder February 04, 2013 at 06:40 PM
Did Captain Murphy discuss the INCREASE in crime in Eagle Rock after he allowed the federal government to invade our community and shut down our medical marijuana collectives? The numbers don't lie! http://www.ccuwc.org/no-crime-around-collectives.html
Mick February 04, 2013 at 07:00 PM
" A third of auto break-ins, the captain noted, occur because vehicles are not locked in the first place." Ya, I deserve it! Way to shift the blame and take accountability. No one deserves to be victimized regardless if you lock your door or not. This is not a countermeasure for crime, I'd hardly call it a suitable band-aid.
Anonymous Nimby Crank February 04, 2013 at 09:09 PM
Tim- So what you are saying is that if people can't get their weed then they turn to violence?
ERHS Moms February 05, 2013 at 06:06 AM
Can the police actually allow (or disallow) the federal government to come in?
Tim Ryder February 06, 2013 at 12:48 AM
@ Anonymous #1 (Nimby) and Anonymous # 2 (ERHS moms). How about you reveal to us your real names (to prove you are Eagle Rock stakeholders and worthy of this board) and then I will contemplate answering your irrelevant and nonsensical inquiries in full.
ERHS Moms February 06, 2013 at 02:47 AM
@Tim - your irrational obsession with names and pen names is getting ridiculous! You call people rude names because they asked you a question that you most likely do not have an answer for. How would revealing a name PROVE a person is a stake holder, anyway? Typing a name does in no way prove where you live or where you own property. In fact, you typing Tim Ryder, in no way absolutely proves who you are either, other than to those who know you already. Please do us a favor and THINK IT THROUGH - if Jane Jones, or Mary Garcia, or Susan Smith asks a question how is it really different than potlover or duff? Other than that pen names irrationally tick you off, perhaps? You say crime has increased since stores closed- we say you have gotten way crabbier since they closed! Think this through, too, you are trying to convince the general public that MMJ and MMDs are wonderful, natural, rightful, etc. and that is open minded, yet you become a total stick in the mud at someone else's personal choice to not use their name. Why? Because only your choices are right? Your wild imaginings, foul name calling, and crazy accusations lead one to think that perhaps you are too wacky to tell one's name to.
Tim Ryder February 06, 2013 at 09:06 AM
I rest my case. An anonymous pseudonym like you types 13 lines and over 150 irrelevant words and yet still remains an anonymous nobody. Congratulations, a marijuana plant has more substance than you. At least it has form and structure while your existence is are as vaporous as the wind.
Nimby pimp February 06, 2013 at 05:02 PM
It seems to me that you are both a little nuts. I recommend you both back off from the keyboard for a bit. Chamomile tea, meditation, orgasm?
ERHS Moms February 06, 2013 at 05:08 PM
@Tim - We rest our case, too! Your vitriolic rudeness persists over a civil question and for no reason other than you have no answer, leading one to believe what is said about overuse of marijuana and reasoning skills. Looks like peace, love, joy, tolerance, etc. aren't necessarily part of the doob lover's dream :(
Anonymous Nimby Crank February 08, 2013 at 08:28 PM
Never give any non-anonymous information to Tim Ryder, he is in bed with the drug dealers of Eagle Rock who masked themselves under the shroud of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries. He will turn any information that he has about anyone trying to thwart the illegal drug trade over to them and you will then always have to look over your shoulder for retribution.

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