Recent Residential Burglaries

Here is an alert from the Los Angeles Police Department about two recent incidents involving burglars.


Senior Lead Officer Ron Carter reports there were two recent residential burglaries. Here is Ron's information.

1. The first incident was along the 14900 block of Jadestone Drive in Reporting District 0991, between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.. The suspect (s) smashed in the laundry room door, entered the residence and ransacked the rooms, locating some cash , kept in the closet. There were no suspects seen by the returning residents, who wisely waited for Police, and did not enter their residence. It is always best to assume that there may still be someone inside your home and await the arrival of Police. Any neighbors who may have seen any person or persons in the area around that time of day are urged to contact the Van Nuys Detectives at 31047@lapd.lacity.org or 25895@lapd.lacity.org. With this small window of opportunity, it appears that the suspects may have been in the area, looking for residents who are leaving their homes. Please be aware of any strange vehicles in the area and call us if they do not belong in your neighborhoods.

2. The second was along the 14200 Block of Valley Vista Boulevard. In this case, the alarm scared off the suspect (s) and there was damage to the rear window and the alarm box, which was smashed, but no property was noticed missing/taken at this time. Fortunately, the alarm continued to ring and the suspect (s) climbed over a front yard fence and fled. The alarm worked and if you observed anyone suspicious in the area between 8:30-9:00 p.m. on the 11th, please contact the Burglary Detectives listed above.

Our efforts continue with dedicated patrols in the area, under-cover officers conducting surveillance and our Air-Ships (Helicopters) checking the areas from above when available, but the best resource is the Neighborhood Watch and the "Eyes and Ears" of you and your neighbors. Please remain vigilant in your efforts to watch out for yourselves and your neighbors.
Van Nuys Division - Senior Lead Office

Contact Information:
Ronald Carter
Van Nuys

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Scott Killeen January 17, 2012 at 06:24 PM
It's NOT the police fault when people think a dog is a valid security device, leave their garage doors open, have wrought iron fences to backyards, don't have motion sensitive lighting around their house, leave expensive gift boxes sticking out of trash cans, leave kids toys laying around, newspapers not picked up, leave out going mail FOR the mailman to pick up, they leave items inside their cars, some people don't even lock their car doors, house windows without locks, no dead bolt backdoor lock... Sherman Oaks is within a valley with 1.7 million people, do the odds they are not getting better every year. Not everyone is a good person.
PM January 17, 2012 at 06:42 PM
The city's inaction towards Sherman Oaks lies at city hall. They knew crime would rise with the on/off ramps and did nothing to prepare for it. Encino has neighborhood streets blocked to thru traffic at Kester off ramp - a simple solution which would have stopped a lot of this crime - but it would have forced more traffic onto the Ventura/Sepulveda intersection. We do need more of a police presense during the day in Sherman Oaks - it is obvious. We don't need them after the crime, we need them before to help deter crime. This mayor has sold this area of the valley down the river.
Karen Davis January 17, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Getting homeowners to subsidize a gate/guard at Del Gado, Royal Woods and Valley Meadow might help.
Hi, Vikki Flam ( Flam's Lock and Key) again in response to PM. You comment that we don't need the police "after the crime" but before, to help deter crime, also applies to our locksmith buisness. You need good 'high security' locks "before" you are a victim, not after.The goal of security is so simple, if your home or business is harder to break into than your neighbors than you have accomplished the goal.You can never prevent crime but you can decrease your odds that you will be a victim.
Karen Davis January 19, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Yesterday, 1/18: BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) INCLUDES VESSELS Case #12100475, 15600 ROYAL OAK RD Los Angeles Police 1/18/2012 2:15:00 PM


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