The Mission Hills Neighborhood Watch meetings take place on the 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 is Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7pm.
Please don’t be a victim. Remember, personal responsibility is the best
prevention to becoming a victim. Remember to never leave anything valuable
in your vehicle or in plain sight and remember to always lock your doors.
Remember to Lock It, Hide It, Keep it.
What GRAFFITI means to a community:
The more social disorder and graffiti in a neighborhood, the louder the message is sent that “nobody cares.” This sets off a vicious cycle that encourages further crime in affected neighborhoods. Most vandals are young people, from grade school age to young adults, who damage property for reasons of boredom, anger or revenge. Others vandalize to show defiance toward rules, laws and authority or to draw attention to a “cause.” Graffiti is often the first sign that gangs are taking over a neighborhood. Gangs use graffiti as their street “telegraph,” sending messages about turf and advertising their exploits. Graffiti identifies territorial boundaries, lists members, and communicates threats to rival gangs.
Each year millions of dollars are spent to clean up graffiti. Communities can adopt a zero tolerance policy for vandalism. The first step is to identify locations or objects prone to graffiti and to teach property owners effective removal methods. Participants should include property owners victimized by graffiti, schools, government, businesses, recreation facilities, public transportation, utilities, public works, and shopping malls among others. For removal of graffiti call 311. Smart phones at http://www.lacity.org/MyLA311/index.htm
City of Los Angeles Ordinance #165152:
The City of Los Angeles has established Ordinance #165152 which declares it unlawful for an owner or person in control of a building or structure to permit the accumulation of trash, debris, vehicle parts, rubbish, excessive vegetation or other nuisance on or surrounding the owner’s property. It is also unlawful for the owner or person in control to allow any graffiti to exist on a building or fence that is visible from a street or public alley.
Criminals scavenge through our trash and recycling bins on trash day. Please shred all papers thrown
in the trash or recycling bin that contain personal information. If you see someone going through
yours or your neighbor’s trash, immediately call (877) 275-5273 and request a Patrol car in your area.
Mark your calendar:
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Come on out to North Hills Park for Family Fun Day.
8756 Parthenia Place at Sepulveda just north of Parthenia from 11am to 2pm. Fun, snacks, music, games and more.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
National Pray Day: Join us at Mission station 11121 Sepulveda, Mission Hills in front of the station.