Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

From Coronado Street to a Restaurant Near You

On today's Marketplace:
EVE TROEH: Home gardeners love to share their yield. Robert Coughlin is no exception. His 14-square foot plot is just dirt right now -- it's resting. But this spring it was full of lettuce.
A friend told him about Forage, a trendy new restaurant less than a mile from Coughlin's home in the Silver Lake neighborhood. The chef there would take produce from local gardeners, but the veggies had to audition.
Forage's chef Jason Kim took every leaf.
JASON KIM: That night we took his lettuces and we created Robert's Coronado Street Salad.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tow Truck Scam in the Neighborhood

From: Captain Bill Murphy, Northeast LAPD

Subject: Northeast (NOE) Newsletter

Echo Park: Had a few property crimes last week (BTFV). This week looks real good - only two BTFVs associated with Dodger Stadium. Pay attention to tow trucks. We have arrested several tow truck drivers who have taken vehicles without having proper paperwork/permission (say from an owner of a parking lot who posts no parking signs). This is a scam as the charge the vehicle owners $300 to get their car back.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Reckless Driving

Submitted to: LAPD

Type of Offense: Reckless Driving

Vehicle: Dodge Caravan LE, blue with brown, California license plate 2PME686

Description: Suspect driving recklessly near school (Mayberry Street Elementary School) and along quiet residential street (south on 1200-1300 blocks of N. Coronado St.) between 5:30 and 6:00pm on Sept. 15, 2010.

Suspect rolled through multiple stop signs, flashed headlights as he approached vehicles from behind, swerved left and right aggressively toward oncoming traffic, attempted to pass moving traffic on residential streets, attempted to hop curb with pedestrians present.

This is second time behavior has been observed with same suspect in recent weeks.

Mohawk and Sunset

Thursday, September 9, 2010

From LAPD: Robberies!

Robbery Information

On September 7th, 2010 at approximately 12:05 AM a street robbery occurred in the Echo Park area.

The victim, a female, was walking near Laveta Terrace and Scott Avenue with a male friend. Two suspects appraoched on foot, one armed with a baseball bat. They demanded the victims property then struck the victims friend on the leg with the bat. The victim complied and surrendered her property. The suspects then fled the area by vehicle.

Approximately 50 minutes later near Ames Street and Ben Lomond in the Franklin Hills area, a lone male was walking home when he was approached by two suspects that were armed with baseball bats. The suspects demanded his property. When the victim refused and began to scream for help, he was struck on the head with the bat. The suspects fled on foot.

The suspects are described as being male hispanic, approximately 16 to 20 years of age and wearing dark colored hoodies. In one incident their vehicle was described as a white 4 door sedan, possibly a 1980s model.

While both crimes occurred miles apart , they have a variety of similarities that have led us to believe that they were committed by the same suspects.

The investigations continue, and at this time there is nothing that indicates that the victims were chosen based on sex, descent, race, or sexual preferance. It does appear that the most common factor is the location of each crime and time of day.

Both areas were dark with little vehicle or foot traffic. It has not been determined if the incidents are gang related.

Anyone with any information on these two incidents is urged to contact the Northeast Robbery Detectives at (213) 485-2566 or after hours, the Northeast Watch Commander at (213) 485-2563.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

LAPD Would Like You to Stop Here

The Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer parked this morning at the intersection of Benton and Scott would like you to stop at the stop signs, please.