New Weapon in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

New Weapon in the Fight Against Human Trafficking Many communities within our borders and around Los Angeles have complained about the  consequence of local prostitution in their neighborhoods -- from condoms in gutters to late night activity outside their homes. Prostitution in California has grown into a thriving, professional business and the exploitation of women and children trapped…

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POLICE WORK AND FIREWORKS

POLICE WORK AND FIREWORKSThe rampant use of illegal fireworks on and around the 4th of July sparked a buzz in local social media circles prompting many to wonder how the LAPD handles illegal fireworks violations. Captain Patricia Sandoval with the Wilshire Division and Captain Tim Nordquist with the Olympic Division agreed to sit…

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Cell Phone Grabs On the Rise

Cell Phone Grabs On the RiseDetective Romero from the Wilshire Robbery Division reached out to TNN and asked us to alert our readers to a rise in cell phone robberies in our community.  In the last month there have been a rash of cell phone snatches along Crenshaw Blvd. from Venice up to Pico.  …

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Rash of Local Grand Auto Thefts

Rash of Local Grand Auto TheftsIn late February, the Wilshire Division of the LAPD responded to an increased number of grand theft auto incidents in its southern region, which is roughly bounded by Fairfax Avenue and West Boulevard to the west and east and Pico Boulevard and the 10 Freeway to the north and south.…

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Kinney Heights Neighborhood Up in Arms Over Prostitution Invasion

With the growing use of community online groups like Facebook or Nextdoor, neighborhoods have a new tool for fighting crime.  Prior to these options people might have shared concerns with their close neighbors but these internet “gathering” places allow for a greater variety of people in a wider radius…

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Is Your Neighborhood Getting Flocked?

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Flocked?Between September 19 – 25 there were 18 home break-ins in the community of 6th  to 10th St. between Redondo and Arlington.   Between September 28 to October 4 there were twenty between Olympic and 8th, west of Orange and then over by La Cienaga and San Vicente. “Flockin” a…

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Gang Activity Has Community on High Alert

Police are tightlipped about a rash of shootings and murders that took place in the Jefferson Park, West Adams and Baldwin Hills communities in early September. Several of the shootings were retaliatory and started with a confrontation in Benny Hahn Potter Park.  At a community meeting residents expressed concern about…

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First-Hand Account of Shooting at Wilshire Division

First-Hand Account of Shooting at Wilshire Division  On April 7 Daniel Christoph Yealu walked up to the desk officers in the east lobby of L.A. Police Department's Wilshire Division. He was talking to the officers when he suddenly pulled out a gun and began firing shots. He shot one officer seven times, three in the…

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CAUTION! LADWP SCAM Targets Seniors

LAPD Wilshire Community Police Station SLO Charles Thomas and Ofc. Robert Davenport want community members to be on the lookout for calls from people posing as LADWP workers.  The LADWP imposters claim that a customer has an unpaid bill and must pay it immediately or her/his services will be terminated.…

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Shooting Leaves an Unidentified Man Dead and One Injured

The Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) who killed an unidentified male adult and wounded a second victim.  On March 08, 2014 around 1:35 A.M., Wilshire patrol officers responded…

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Established in August of 2008 by writerartist Dianne V. Lawrence, The Neighborhood News covers the events, people, history, politics and historic architecture of communities throughout the Mid-City and West Adams area in Los Angeles Council District 10.

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