Violent Crimes in Eagle Rock Trigger L.A. Times ‘Crime Alert’

The paper lists five crimes, but only two violent incidents occurred last week, according to police.

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.

Sebastian Owl November 13, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Things are getting worse. In the part year, my wifes' car has been broken in to 3 (!) times. I also witnessed and helped the police identify 3 criminals who were breaking into cars up and down eagle rock Blvd. What is happening to our fair city!? The fact that there was a mugging very close to my house makes me worry for the entire neighborhood. What are the police doing about this? What can we, as a city, do about this. Where can we make our voices heard? I have never feared for my neighbors and families safety in eagle rock until recently. This needs to be addressed.
John November 14, 2012 at 12:13 AM
My aunt was mugged and knocked down on two separate occassions - but that was in 1979. She moved to Leisure World and never set foot in Eagle Rock again. Street crime, burglaries and car thefts reduce property values. Only walking patrols can deter these crimes. Please educate your kids on costs and consequences of crime.
Christiana November 14, 2012 at 09:54 PM
I live on Live Oak View Ave (I think there was a typo above, missing the "view") and am wondering where I can find more information about what happened. I checked the LA Times website, but could not find detailed info about whether anyone was injured, etc. Anybody know how I can obtain more information? I have had a couple of small items stolen from my porch (pillow and statue) and have since removed everything decorative for this reason.
Duff Strong November 14, 2012 at 10:33 PM
I find it ironic that this comes AFTER the scary dispensaries have all been closed. Where's your boogeyman now, eagle rock? What a failure.
AFG November 15, 2012 at 03:52 AM
How is it that you have tied this, yet again, to MMDs? Nobody ever said they were solely responsible for ALL of the crime in ER - so what's your point?
bbkong November 15, 2012 at 07:15 AM
@AFG Still having a problem recognizing irony and sarcasm, I see. Last month every crime imaginable was attributed to the MMD's in an orgasmic flurry of blame and woe, led by our unscrupulous crusader, Mr. Larsen. I expect him to call any moment now for the National Guard to set up roadblocks and solve the crime problem in Eagle Rock with a Final Solution. That's what we need, just remake Eagle Rock into a gated community and chase out all these degenerate undesirables!
Anonymous Nimby Crank November 15, 2012 at 06:18 PM
@Duff I thought you and the green slate had big plans for Eagle Rock, after having lost the ERNC election. Besides having a vendetta against Michael Larsen and holding a vigilance for drug dealers, what have you done?
Dspencer November 15, 2012 at 11:24 PM
yeah and which member of the Green Slate are you, Duff ? Obvious, how sore you are about dispensaries closing down... one of them yours, perhaps ?
Duff Strong November 15, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Larsen is the ONLY one that still calls them the 'Green Slate'. Take a look at the comments for yourself. You're a poor Anonymous character Larsen.
Anonymous Nimby Crank November 16, 2012 at 12:16 AM
@Duff Ill ask you again, and maybe you won't avoid the question. "I thought you and the green slate (or whatever you ended up calling yourselves) had big plans for Eagle Rock, after having lost the ERNC election. Besides having a vendetta against Michael Larsen and holding a vigilance for drug dealers, what have you done?" Anything??
Duff Strong November 16, 2012 at 12:42 AM
lol. You're absolutely clueless and I love it. http://pastebin.com/qg7Jrft4
Anonymous Nimby Crank November 16, 2012 at 01:11 AM
Erykah, As you have clearly documented, Michael Larsen has no problem posting under his own name, you are a bit of a diversion queen and can't seem to answer a simple question as to what your political slate has done for Eagle Rock since you and your husband lost the election, besides having a vendetta against Michael Larsen and holding a vigilance for drug dealers.
Duff Strong November 16, 2012 at 01:16 AM
Duff Strong November 16, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Bwahaha!! Yes! Please go bug Mrs. Grande so she could laugh in your face too!
Anonymous Nimby Crank November 16, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Thank You for taking that bait and proving you are two people sharing the Duff Strong account, I always knew it. Buahahah and Bwahaha spelling the same word differently within three minutes either proves you are two people or one dumb one.
Duff Strong November 16, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Duff Strong November 16, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Oh! An imposter's first post! Cute.
Duff Strong November 16, 2012 at 01:59 AM
Oh noes! You've just figured me all out! I guess that vindicates everything Larsen has said and done to make eagle rock look stupid. http://pastebin.com/qg7Jrft4
Anonymous Nimby Crank November 16, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Its all good, and it doesn't matter what I think anyway. All I know is that the party that Nelson Grande was in charge of pledged to be an asset to Eagle Rock even though he lost the ERNC election and now that the pot stores are gone, he and his promise has gone by the wayside as well. Mr and Mrs Grande thank you for proving to everyone that you really were all about the pot in the first place and that the residents of ER made the right decision. As far as who Duff Strong really is, I think those who follow this thread can make their own deductions.
Duff Strong November 16, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Mr. and Mrs. Grande have no idea who I am, dunce. You're right about one thing though. It really doesn't matter what you think.
Anonymous Nimby Crank November 16, 2012 at 02:24 AM
You mean who "we" are. Love the name calling, classy. Are you guys getting upset? And obviously it didn't matter what you thought either seeing how all of your beloved pot stores got shut down.
Christiana November 16, 2012 at 02:48 AM
Wow regretting that I posted a concerned Eagle Rock citizen question because I keep on getting these ridiculous posts via email. Can you both stop posting about nonsense?
Anonymous Nimby Crank November 16, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Hey Duffs, Here is what dawned on me. Except for me, no one is even responding to your whole pastebin time waster. There is no outcry, and not for lack of you posting it everywhere you can think of or distributing it (by paid proxy mind you) at a ERNC meeting and God only knows where else. Why? because no one cares, and nothing is going to come of it. You clearly have a lot of time on your hands and an axe to grind, but no one gives two sh!*ts but you and a few people in your mutual admiration club here on The Patch. Get over it. You lost. The weed is gone and ML is still here with many people in his debt for getting rid of the public nuisance that was the weed stores. You should stop before you become more and more pathetic sounding to the majority of Patch readers who don't post.
Jinx November 16, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Girls, girls, you're all pretty. Is there a single thread on this blog that doesn't turn into weed Q_Qers? In more actually relevant commenting, anyone still dreaming that this city is or has been fair over the past 50 or so years is walking around blindfolded and/or living in their attic with no windows. I live far from ER Blvd, in a quiet part of Eagle Rock. I was raised here. It looks pretty with all the trees but it's just as susceptible to crime as any other part of LA, Glendale, and our surrounding areas. My quiet street has seen things that make breaking into your car a mild offense, and this is supposed to be the picturesque, made-for-tv part of ER. ER is definitely not the worst part of LA, but it's not Pleasantville. Let's not lie to ourselves too long, m'kay? Open your eyes and try to look past the end of your own nose once in a while. You'll be less shocked and awed at the end of the day.
EagleRockMom November 16, 2012 at 03:23 AM
I've alternated between Green Party and Green Slaters.
EagleRockMom November 16, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Simply unsubscribe. It's easy.
Duff Strong November 16, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Lol. Clueless. http://pastebin.com/qg7Jrft4
Jerry Langford November 16, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Those of us who are concerned about crime in Eagle Rock should do something about it, by getting help from the people whose job it is to protect us. Did you know there was an Eagle Rock Neighborhood Watch meeting tonight, where we could have talked to the Senior Lead Officer for ER? I sure didn't, but I found out on Facebook (too late to attend, unfortunately). I got the notice because I "liked" the ER Neighborhood Council page on Facebook a long time ago. Recently they've started sending notices out about things going on in the community. This is a welcome development.
Andrew Hindes November 29, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Having lived through New York City in the 1970s, it doesn't surprise me that crime appears to be increasing at a time of economic hardship and local government budget cuts. When people feel helpless and hopeles they turn to desperate measures. Participating in neighborhood watches is important, but so is supporting our schools and other youth and poverty programs through volutneering and political action. We ignore these programs at our peril, whether we have children in school or not.


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