We don't have a neighborhood watch in our area so I put myself on the 'alert' list - here's the latest from Tujunga adjacent far north Glendale:
Residents of the North Area Command, Neighborhood Watch
Please alert your neighbors regarding several residential burglaries and attempt burglaries that occurred in our area today. The following streets are where the incidents took place: 3800 block of Mayfield, 3700 block of Santa Carlotta, 3300 block of Vickers, and the 5100 block of Fredrick. Yesterday, we also had a residential burglary in the 4200 block of Lauderdale.
In most instances, the burglars struck during the daytime when no one was home. However, in one instance a woman was in the shower when the burglar entered the home. Once discovered, the suspect immediately fled without confrontation. No description was obtained. Generally, the burglars gained entry to the homes through a window or sliding door at the back of the residences.
For additional information log into www.crimemapping.com to see the activity in your neighborhood. Today’s activity will not be posted until tomorrow morning.
Be the Eyes and Ears of the Community
The Glendale Police is asking for the community’s assistance by calling 911 or the non-emergency line at (818) 548-4911 if you should see anything suspicious.
The North Area has stepped up patrol by deploying extra officers in the area.
Please be vigilant and secure your properties.
Matt Zakarian Community Lead Officer North Command (818) 249-8173 or (818) 245-2506
You can tell that I know more about Tim Finn by my other posts -- or even what's going on daily in Afghanistan and Iraq -- than I do about local happenings. So Anni and I appreciate this thread Sharon started. And we are adjusting some of our habits at the house and being more vigilant, talking to our neighbors. (Burglars take note: We will have a housesitter when we attend Tim's show at the Troubadour.)
I remember thinking when the news broke a couple of months ago about the prevalence of heroin in the Crescenta Valley that smash-and-grab auto thefts and burglaries were next. Then street robberies usually follow. Let's hope this crime wave is being caused by only a few kids, that the cops catch them being stupid soon and the courts steer them into rehab instead of years in prison.