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Violent Crimes Up Significantly

The number of violent crimes in Sherman Oaks increased significantly during a recent seven day period according to LAPD reports.

In the seven days between January 17 and February 2, violent crime reports in Sherman Oaks increased significantly, according to data from the Los Angeles Police Department that is compiled by the Los Angeles Times.

The week's rate of 5.2 crimes per 10,000 people is higher than in nearby Van Nuys, and lower than Studio City and Encino.

During that period, there was one aggravated assaut, two robberies, and a grand theft auto reported, according to the LAPD reports.

There were 4 violent crimes and 30 property crimes that week, compared to an average of 1.9 violent crimes and 33.2 property crimes per week over the last three months.

The population of Sherman Oaks is estimated to be slightly more than 65,000 residents, according to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.


Location Crime Date and time 14000 block of Moorpark Street Theft from vehicle Feb. 2, 11 p.m. 5300 block of Sylmar Avenue Aggravated assault Feb. 2, 7:45 p.m. 14200 block of Ventura Boulevard Theft Feb. 2, 4 p.m. 14000 block of Ventura Boulevard (Deleted) Theft Feb. 2, 2:30 p.m. 14200 block of Huston Street Homicide Feb. 1, 6:10 p.m. Riverside Drive and Hazeltine Avenue Theft from vehicle Feb. 1, 6 p.m. 14400 block of Riverside Drive Theft Feb. 1, 3 p.m. 14400 block of Burbank Boulevard Theft Feb. 1, 2 p.m. 15200 block of Valley Vista Boulevard Burglary Feb. 1, 10 a.m. 5200 block of Buffalo Avenue Burglary Feb. 1, 9:10 a.m. 4300 block of Stern Avenue Theft from vehicle Jan. 31, 7 p.m. 15300 block of Weddington Street Burglary Jan. 31, 3 p.m. 14400 block of Ventura Boulevard Theft Jan. 31, 10 a.m. 4500 block of Cedros Avenue Theft Jan. 30, 1:07 p.m. 4600 block of Natick Avenue Burglary Jan. 30, 12:30 p.m. 13300 block of Riverside Drive Theft Jan. 30, noon 12900 block of Sarah Street Burglary Jan. 30, 11:30 a.m. Valleyheart Drive and Fulton Avenue Grand theft auto Jan. 30, 11 a.m. 5000 block of Ranchito Avenue Theft from vehicle Jan. 30, 10:20 a.m. 4400 block of Mary Ellen Avenue Theft from vehicle Jan. 30, 12:05 a.m. 3700 block of Woodcliff Road Grand theft auto Jan. 29, 10:30 p.m. 13100 block of Addison Street Burglary Jan. 29, 10:15 p.m. 5200 block of Sylmar Avenue Theft from vehicle Jan. 29, 10 p.m. 14100 block of Weddington Street Burglary Jan. 29, 10 p.m. 13500 block of Hesby Street Robbery Jan. 29, 5:50 p.m. 14000 block of Riverside Drive Theft Jan. 29, 5 p.m. 5400 block of Van Nuys Boulevard Theft from vehicle Jan. 28, 10 p.m. 4400 block of Van Nuys Boulevard Burglary Jan. 28, 8:15 p.m. 14500 block of Ventura Boulevard Theft Jan. 28, 4 p.m. Clark Street and Norwich Avenue Theft from vehicle Jan. 28, 2:30 p.m. 4300 block of Mammoth Avenue Burglary Jan. 28, 5:45 a.m. 3600 block of Scadlock Lane Theft from vehicle Jan. 28, 1 a.m. Magnolia and Van Nuys Theft Jan. 27, 11 p.m. Fulton and Burbank Robbery Jan. 27, 7:45 p.m. 15300 block of Ventura Boulevard Theft Jan. 27, noon
Alex Daniels February 10, 2012 at 04:39 PM
wait a minute, despite the vagrancy,homelessness, trash and filth that i see on our San Fernando Valley Streets, I was promised by our LAPD Neighborhood block captain that things were great in paradise, or is the Los Angeles City propaganda minister on vacation this week? Oh maybe the LAPD just needs to re-define crime again to skew the numbers once more....
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John February 10, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Wow, this took a little digging to find. http://projects.latimes.com/homicide/post/justin-dunlap/ I hope the local media is trying to play this down.
Momlee February 11, 2012 at 12:59 AM
I keep reminding my neighbors not to open your doors and keep your windows locked. If possible keep your cars garaged. Remember if you see something, say something. I have been noticing that every week I see more and more trucks dumpster diving. We have to understand that no place is safe anymore. Maybe now the police will spend more time in Sherman Oaks. We are close to freeways and if you live close to Ventura Blvd. these pockets are being hit big time. I have also noticed more phone calls even tho I'm on a no call list. Some calls are just hang-ups. Perhaps your phone bill is in the garbage. Try to shread everything. When you leave home take a look around to see if anyone is sitting in their cars. If so drive around the block to see if they are still there. If you feel they should be reported call 911 with the car model and license number. Hopefully this will help.
Pat February 15, 2012 at 05:00 AM
Yeah, I get hang-up calls from time to time. I just view them as crank calls and I don't dwell on them.


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