Violent crime over the past week has prompted the Los Angeles Times to issue a crime alert in Eagle Rock, although far fewer than five incidents occurred in the neighborhood than appear to have been erroneously reported by the newspaper.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, no more than two incidents of violent crime occurred in Eagle Rock over the past week.
(The Times lists five incidents of aggravated assault from Nov. 2 through Nov. 8 in what the paper refers to as Eagle Rock. Four of the incidents refer to the exact same crime—on Eagle Rock Boulevard—and although two of them have been “deleted” on the paper’s website, the total of five crimes remains curiously intact. A Nov. 2 aggravated assault incident isn’t even in Eagle Rock but in Highland Park, where violent crimes are relatively higher.)
The more severe of the two violent crimes in Eagle Rock revolved around a robbery that occurred last Wednesday on the intersection of Eagle Rock Boulevard and Hill Drive.
A 68-year-old woman was walking to a bus stop in broad daylight when a female snatched her purse, according to Detective Jeana Franco of the Crime Against Persons unit of the LAPD Northeast Community Station.
The victim, who lives in the area, hurt her arm as she was flung to the street while trying to clutch onto her purse, Franco said. The robbery occurred at 11:25 a.m.
In the second violent incident, an ongoing dispute between two men got out of control on Nov. 4 as one of them swung a baseball bat at the other on the 4200 block of Eagle Rock Boulevard, near a taco truck, according to Franco.
Although nobody was injured, the bat risked dangerously wounding not only the intended target but another person within range, Franco said, adding that the suspect is under custody and a case of assault with a deadly weapon has been filed against him.
In other significant crimes over the past week, reported on the Crimemapping.com data base, three vehicles were stolen in Eagle Rock. The vehicle thefts occurred on the 2500 block of Medlow Avenue, the 4800 block of Wiota Street, and the 2000 block of Yosemite Drive—on Nov. 7, Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 respectively.
Three burglaries intended to commit a crime or a felony also occurred on the 5300 block of Live Oak Avenue (Nov. 5), the 2200 block of Colorado Boulevard (Nov. 4), and the 4600 block of Marwood Drive (Nov. 8), according to Crimemapping.com statistics.