Thefts and burglaries to homes, businesses and vehicles in Studio City have continued at a steady pace since September, reports the Los Angeles Police Department, and they are looking to have more officers patrolling the Ventura Boulevard cooridor as a result.
Check out the latest timeline for October's crimemapping in Studio City, courtesy of the Los Angeles Times. The LAPD's .pdf map report for September in Studio City is attached to this post.
Senior Lead Officer Michael Lewis said the week of Sept. 13 to Sept. 20 there have been roughly 16 vehicle break in's reported, which does not even include stolen vehicles, thefts and other robberies.
Once to twice a week Lewis, along with three to four other officers, are walking Ventura Boulevard in plain clothes attempting to catch theft suspects on foot. Lewis notes they have experienced good results and arrests from the patrols.
The plain clothes LAPD foot patrols will continue until the end of the year, he added.
In September, Lewis issued a community alert to residents in the Dona's neighborhood to be careful, warning that video surveillance caught suspects trying to break into parked vehicles, even jumping a security gate to see if a victim's car was unlocked.
As with most LAPD divisions' mantras, Lewis notes to lock your vehicles and hide or remove all valuables, known as "lock it, hide it, keep it."
One Studio City residents tells Patch he witnessed a car break in in mid-October at Blue Canyon and Sunshine Terrace at approximately 10:30 p.m. at night.
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