Hi folks,

Here’s your 2023 Quarterly Crime Summary for January 1 through March 31, 2023.  

While there were only 2 home burglaries in all of 2022, this year we’ve already seen 2 break-ins in the first quarter alone. Time for us to stay alert.

Recently a few CyberWatch members have asked: 

Q.  How safe is South Shores compared to other neighborhoods?
A.  “One of the safest in the entire harbor area”, according to the Harbor LAPD.

The following map, provided by our LAPD partners, compares South Shores to adjacent neighborhoods. This picture tells the story better than dry numbers alone.

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The map legend below shows the map’s icons by crime type. 

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Much of the credit for last year’s record goes to the 600+ CyberWatch members looking out for each other. Credit also goes to  our strong support from the Harbor LAPD and Senior Lead Officer Melody Shortle.

1st Quarter 2023 (January – March).

February 22: 3000 block of S. Anchovy Ave. – 10:00 p.m.
March 8: 2100 block of Vallecito Dr. – 3:00 p.m.  This break-in was actually a home invasion, because the resident was at home at the time..  When the homeowner confronted the surprised suspect, he made a rapid exit.

February 2: Moray Ave. and 25th St. – 12:01 a.m. –  7/11 store, shortly after midnight.

January 22: 1900 block of Cumbre Dr.  Across the street from Bogdanovich Park. –  11:30 p.m. –  A shot was fired into a garage door with the round passing through a door on the opposite wall.  No one was in the garage at the time.
February 20: 6500 block of 34th St. – 10:30 p.m. – Child abuse (physical).  Aggravated assault.

March 6: 3700 block of Stargazer Ave. – 8:00 p.m. – Car was stolen from the front of the owners’ home.   Investigation is continuing.

January 24: 3500 block of Spearing Ave. 10:00 a.m. – Petty theft from vehicle. ($950 and under).
February 28: 1600 block of 25th St. (Smart & Final parking lot.) – 7:00 a.m. – Petty theft from vehicle. ($950 and under).

February 6: 2200 block of Wanderer Dr. – 1:45 p.m. – Petty theft of $950 and under.

Just a reminder, folks, the crimes in this summary are only those filed in LAPD police reports. Some crimes, like petty thefts from vehicles and many catalytic converter thefts, often go unreported. So, the number of those thefts shown here are probably understated.

Thanks to all CyberWatch members for your past 10 years of continued vigilance. Your dedicated efforts in keeping South Shores safe are making a world of difference!

Stay well, folks. Observe. Report.