What is a Senior Lead Officer?

The Senior Lead Officer is an officer in charge of a designated area within the police station's borders.Senior Lead Officers (SLO) provide a link that unites the LAPD station with the various neighborhoods it serves. They are responsible for monitoring crime trends in basic car areas, working with Community-Police…

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Bernie Oliver's Community Service Recognized by Wilshire Police Division

Bernie Oliver's Community Service Recognized by Wilshire Police DivisionMid-City's Bernie Oliver, an active and engaged community member was recognized by th Wilshire Police Division as an Outstanding Community Member. Congratulations Bernie!

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LAPD & FBI Clean Up Our Streets

LAPD & FBI Clean Up Our StreetsThe Los Angeles Police Department's Southwest Division aligned itself with the FBI to develop a preventive initiative to connect with the community and reduce the fear of crime. This resulted in a clean up on November, 22. Photos By Carla PinedaDubbed a Community Impact Initiative,the effort consisted of a clean…

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Marijuana Dispensary Closing

Olympic Division Narcotics officers have closed the marijuana dispensary on Western and Venice. and are working on more closures.  They ask for community patience since the process is very political and long. Please contact your local police if you see suspicious or inappropriate activity around these locations. Community response…

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Officer-Involved Shooting

An officer-involved shooting resulting in the death of a gang member in the 2700 block of 14th Street occurred August 28 around 3:25 p.m., Senior Lead Officer (SLO) Eric Mollinedo reported in the Neighborhood Watch News.  Before the shooting, officers “observed a possible robbery in progress by the…

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Koreatown Gambling Houses Busted

The Asian Crime Unit, within the Gang Support Section of Gang and Narcotics Division, initiated an illegal gambling investigation in August 2013. The investigation focused on several residences situated within the Koreatown community of Los Angeles that housed illegal gambling equipment, including slot machines and card tables.  The residences are…

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Dejon Willie Ward Murder

Dejon Willie Ward MurderAt a news conference Aug. 27, Wilshire Community Police Station officers announced a $50,000 reward for any information about the murder of Dejon Willie Ward, 21, near Venice Boulevard and 12th Street July 12 around 12:45 p.m. Ward, a resident of Victorville, had become lost in the Wilshire area…

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Officer Shootings at Wilshire Division

Officer Shootings at Wilshire Division About 25 community members attended a community meeting at the Wilshire Community Police Station July 1 to hear the latest developments in the ongoing investigation of the attempted murder of LAPD officers, Offc. BernardRomero and Det. Humberto Tovar, in front of the gates of the Wilshire station June 25 at about…

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Queen Anne Park Shootings

Two unrelated shootings occurred on May 1 and May 22 near and in Queen Anne Park, according to LAPD Senior Lead Officer (SLO) Ruben Gonzales. The May 1 incident occurred around 6:15 p.m. when an LAPD patrol car patrolling the Queen Ann Park area stopped a driver and his passenger…

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Crime update Feb: Gold Chain Snatching Warning

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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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