Neighborhood Watch meetings are held the 4th Tuesday each month
( Not the last Tuesday, as some months have 5 Tuesdays )
Senior Lead Officer Phil Ruiz and Betty Ley
Hello from SLO Phil Ruiz
Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well and all the Father’s
out there had a wonderful Father’s Day. I hope you were able to
enjoy your day with family and friends; maybe a BBQ or sports.
With July 4th just a few weeks away, I want to wish everyone a safe Fourth of July holiday. I would also like to remind everyone that ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL in the City of Los Angeles, even the so called “Safe and Sane” ones. It is unlawful to possess or purchase fireworks in any city for use within the City of Los Angeles. Please do your part to help make this a safe and enjoyable Independence Day!
Remember the telephone number to Mission Station front desk is (818) 838-9800. You may call the station directly to obtain general information, crime related advice and to make crime reports.
The Mission Hills Neighborhood Watch meetings take place on 4th Tuesday of each month at Mission Community Police Station Community Room and begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions regarding joining or creating a neighborhood watch group in your area, please do not hesitate to contact me at (818) 838-9843. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 7pm.
At the moment, Part-1 Crime in the Mission Hills Area is currently down (- 8%) from a year ago. Last year through June 17, 2016, Mission Hills Area had a total of 298 reported Part-1 crimes. So far this year through June 17, 2017, We have had a total of 274 reported Part-1 crimes. Thank you to all the residents that take the time to report all suspicious and criminal activity in your neighborhoods. The extra effort is definitely helping.
We are still having lots of vehicles being broken into. The hottest crimes at the moment is burglary thefts from motor vehicles. Please remember to secure your vehicles and personal belongings at all times, whether you are parking your vehicle at home or out at a shopping center. Once again, personal responsibility is the best prevention to becoming a victim.
2017 Los Angeles Fire Department
SPREAD THE WORD “COMMUNITY ALERT REMINDER”
The Los Angeles Fire Department reminds you that ALL FIREWORKS, even the so-called “safe and sane” variety are ILLEGAL in the City of Los Angeles. Those who use, possess or merely transport ANY type of fireworks are subject to severe penalty.
Fireworks within the City of Los Angeles are a violation of Municipal Code 57.55.01A, or Section 12677 of the Health and Safety Code.
Going to a professional fireworks show is truly the safest way to celebrate the 4th of July.
Check out www.safejuly4th.org/fw/fwshows.htm after June 26, 2017 for fireworks show information. NOTE: The Los Angeles Fire Department does not sponsor any of the shows listed on the above website.
Fireworks can be traumatic and create stress for many seniors, children and even pets.
- Violators risk serious fines, confiscation of fireworks, and jail time.
- Our fire investigators and police officers will be out in full force this year.
Homeless is increasing due to lack of shelters, affordable available housing and jobs.It can cause increase in crime and quality of life issues; such as shoplifting, burglary from motor vehicles, loitering, trespassing, drinking in public, drugs, public urination and the blocking of public sidewalks. It can cause problems on public property as well as private property.
Even though there are several resources available for the homeless; we find that so many of them do not want the resource help due to the rules, policies and curfew time(s). They cannot be forced to receive assistance.
The LAPD Neighborhood Prosecutor Program has the H.O.P.E. project: Homeless Outreach Partnership Endeavor. The program is a combined effort to give homeless individuals and their families an avenue to better their living conditions. The program will address quality of life issues and provide access to food, shelter, short time housing, medical services and mental health resources.
One can call the police to report homeless encampments but law enforcements hand are tied as they can only give the homeless a warning to move on. If changes to our laws are to be made then it will need to come from the Mayor and City Council. The more constituents that complain to the Mayor and City Council the better chance to get laws changed.
Our Senior Lead Officers can only warn the homeless; they cannot make them leave unless there are “No Trespassing” signs posted and if on freeway on/off ramps which is State property then contact your State Elected Officials.
If you have blight properties in your neighborhood call and report it to
LA Department of Building and Safety at either 311 or 888-524-2845.
You can also submit a complaint online. Your identity will be protected.
A well kept community is a caring community.