To the many new CyberWatch members who signed up at the SSCA Annual Meeting a few weeks ago at the Elks Lodge: This CyberWatch Crime Report summarizes all police reports filed with the Harbor LAPD for South Shores only. Please keep in mind that not all crimes are reported to the police — especially vehicle break-ins. This crime tends to be under-reported because the theft is often pretty small.
Congratulations on the record-breaking year so far! Bob Genest is pleased to report that for the first nine months of 2022, South Shores had only one home burglary! Compare that to the 17 break-ins back in 2013 — a serious situation that prompted the creation of CyberWatch.
Credit for this achievement goes to CyberWatch’s 616 members. Their constant vigilance and reporting made this possible. Kudos also go to CyberWatch’s 10 year partnership with Harbor LAPD and its responsive team members like our Senior Lead Officer Melody Shortle. If you see Officer Shortle around town, please feel free to say “hi” and thank her for her tireless efforts in helping us maintain our South Shores quality of life.
SPOUSAL ABUSE – AGGRAVATED ASSAULT (1)
August 18: 1700 block of Palacios Drive. – 5:00 a.m.
VEHICLE BREAK-IN THEFT (1)
August 26: 1600 block of W. 20th Street – 6:00 a.m.
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT (1)
August 15: 1700 block of Perch Street – 9:00 p.m
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON (1)
September 20: 2000 block of W. 35th St. – 2:00 p.m.
We invited Officer Shortle to add some crime prevention pointers to this report:
- Make sure vehicles, doors and garage doors are locked and secured before going to bed.
- Leave no valuable items inside vehicles or in PLAIN VIEW.
- Stolen vehicles in our area have been Kias and Toyotas. Unable to garage your cars? Make sure they’re parked in a well lit area.
- Holidays are coming and so are the Porch Pirates. If you’re expecting a package and will not be home, alert a neighbor to keep an eye out for the delivery. Or use Amazon lockers nearby. Holidays are coming and so are the Porch Pirates. If you’re expecting a package and will not be home, alert a neighbor to keep an eye out for the delivery. Or use Amazon lockers nearby. The “bad guys” follow UPS, FEDEX, and Amazon trucks.
Stay tuned for an upcoming “Coffee with a Cop” at 25th and Western. Space permitting, the date will be determined sometime in November.
One more quarter in 2022 to go, folks! Let’s make 2022 South Shores safest year to date.