Posts Tagged ‘crime prevention’

LAPD information for 9-1-1

Monday, July 7th, 2014

LAPD | Crime Alerts and Contact Information

Monday, July 7th, 2014


If you are on the sidewalk while talking/texting on your cellphone, please be careful! We have had a few cellphone snatches this last week. Suspects target people who are very distracted with their devices.

Thieves are still targeting catalytic converters however, this last week has seen fewer thefts and with a wider variety of vehicles (not just mainly Honda Elements).

Scammers are still actively posing as debt collectors, usually claiming to be from a utility company.

Just a reminder, when your vehicle is parked: LOCK IT, HIDE IT, KEEP IT. Wilshire is constantly experiencing burglaries and thefts from vehicles. We have seen thieves targeting vehicles for break-ins for things as inexpensive as spare change and phone chargers!

One on vehicle battery thefts:

And one on Grand Theft Autos:

Emergency 9-1-1 – please see flyer below for more information
General information and reporting:


LAPD website

Twitter @lapdwilshire

Address 4861 West Venice
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Phone 213-473-0476 Voice
213-485-2112 TDD/TTY


LAPD website

Address1130 S. Vermont
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone  213-382-9102


Windsor Square Association Hosts Successful Block Captain Event

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Sixty Windsor Square Association block captains and guests gathered at the South Norton home of Larry and Wendy Guzin on September 14th to dine, socialize and better their efforts to serve the Windsor Square community.  Block captains are volunteer liaisons between their neighbors and the board of directors of the Association.  This was the first gathering of block captains in over 10 years.

After a buffet diner catered by Prado restaurant, a speakers’ program to invigorate and inform began with a welcome and thank you to the block captains by Association president Larry Guzin.

Following, emergency preparedness information was provided by block captain coordinator Wendy Savage, including expert advice by LAFD speaker Kurt Howard, a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) instructor.  Howard emphasized the importance of off-concrete home storage of at least one gallon of water a day for each resident for an estimated two-week emergency period.

Presentations on crime prevention methods were provided by LAPD Wilshire and Olympic commanders Eric Davis and Tina Nieto, joined by Senior Lead Officers David Cordova and Joe Pelayo.

Other guests included board of directors of the Association and former Association president Carolyn Ramsay, now deputy chief of staff for Councilmember Tom LaBonge.

After the event, South Irving Boulevard block captain Dena Bloom commented, “Last night was a wonderful event.  Not only were we spoiled by the beautiful and gracious home and delicious food, but we were enlightened and energized.”

Along with Guzin and Savage, Association directors Katie Jones-Badami, Andrew Woodward and June Bilgore helped organize the successful event.