Miracle Mile Neighborhood Watch

THE MIRACLE MILE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH IS HERE!

Changing the way we neighbor in the Miracle Mile to reduce crime and build community…



THANK YOU TO OUR BLOCK CAPTAINS!

  • If your block does not have a block captain it will not benefit from our Neighborhood Watch. Please volunteer today!
  • Block captains simply keep a roster of your block – private and exclusive to your block.
  • Sign up to be a block captain – email: kari.garcia@MiracleMileLA.com

            BLOCK                          STREET                        BLOCK CAPTAIN

1          700 block              South Orange Grove Avenue

2          700 block             South Ogden Drive

3          700 block             South Genesse Avenue

4          700 block             South Spaulding Avenue

5          700 block             South Spaulding Avenue–Mark Overbach (Wilshire Galleria HOA)

6          700 block             South Stanley Avenue–Tamara Johnson

7          700 block             South Curson Avenue–Tamara Johnson

8          700 block            South Ridgeley Avenue

9          700 block            South Burnside Avenue

10         700 block           South Dunsmuir Avenue

11         700 block            South Cochran Avenue–David Raven

12         700 block           South Cloverdale Avenue

13         700 block            South Detroit Avenue–Dash Hawkins

14         800/900 block              South Orange Grove Avenue

15         800/900 block              South Ogden Drive–Jasmin Hotop

16         800/900 block              South Genesse Avenue–Ellen Belic

17         800/900 block              South Spaulding Avenue–Audrey Scheck

18         800/900 block              Alandale Avenue–Ross Cerny

19         800/900 block              South Stanley Avenue–Jonathon Parson

20         800/900 block              South Curson Avenue

21         800/900 block              South Sierra Bonita Avenue–Medrene Gee

22         800/900 block              Masselin Avenue–Seth Reed

23         800/900 block              Hauser Boulevard–Zee Spezzano

24         800/900 block              South Ridgeley Drive–Kevin Glynn

25         800/900 block              South Burnside Avenue–Jeanette Corcuera

26         800/900 block              South Dunsmuir Avenue

27         800/900 block              South Cochran Avenue–Scott Boyett

28         800 block                       South Cloverdale Avenue–Thao Tran

29         900 block                        South Cloverdale Avenue –Aliza Durand

30         800 block                        South Detroit Street–Carol and Micheal Bellino

31         900 block                         South Detroit Street

32         1000 block                      South Stanley Avenue

33         1000 block                      South Curson Avenue

34         1000/1100 block           South Sierra Bonita Avenue–Charles Rogers

35         1000/1100 block            Masselin Avenue

36         1000/1100 block            Carmona Avenue

37         1000/1100 block            Hauser Boulevard–Karen Bowman

38         1000/1100 block             South Ridgeley Avenue–Jennifer O’Brien

39         1000/1100 block             South Burnside Ave.–Constance Watson/Beverly Moore

40         1000/1100 block              South Dunsmuir Avenue–Kari Garcia

41         1000/1100 block              South Cochran Avenue –Carl Waitz/MK Flannery

42         1000 block                         South Cloverdale Avenue

43         1000 block                         Meadowbrook Ave–Clark Braunstein

44         1000 block                         South Redondo Blvd.–Donna Benton/Karyn Balzary

45         1000/1100 block               South Sycamore Avenue

46         1000/1100 block               South Orange Drive

47         5400/5500                         Edgewood Avenue

48         5400/5500                         San Vicente Boulevard

49         1100 block                           South Cochran Avenue

50         1100/1200 block                South Cloverdale Avenue

51         1100 block                            South Meadowbrook

52         1100 block                            South Redondo Boulevard

53         1200 block                           Meadowbrook Avenue–Rhonda Hayter

54         1200 block                            South Redondo Boulevard–Sherie E. West-Rainey

55         1200 block                            South Sycamore Avenue

56             1200 block                        South Orange Drive–Shannon Ryan/Paula Yerman


IMPORTANT NUMBERS TO KEEP ON YOUR CELL PHONE

POLICE NUMBERS & MORE:

Emergency or crime in progress: call 911 or text 911

Non-emergency and/or to report suspicious behavior: 1-877-ASK-LAPD

Dispatch non-emergency: 213-928-8223

Text 911 (see guidelines/limitations here:

https://www.lafd.org/news/text-911-comes-los-angeles

Your private patrol company:

(Name of company) ______________ #: ______________

Always call LAPD first

Call your private patrol company as well

See something – say something

When in doubt – call it in

Notify your neighbors via block text alert (BAND app),

Nextdoor.com alert, and/or email your block

Wilshire Division Station:

4861 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90019

Online police reporting:

LAPD had now expanded our online reporting. If you are the victim of Harassing Phone Calls, Lost Property, Theft, Theft from Vehicle or Vandalism, please follow the link: http://www.lapdonline.org/home/content_basic_view/60409

or

https://secure.coplogic.com/dors/en/filing/selectincidenttype?dynparam=1535308473457

Making a report for these crimes is the same as coming into the station or completing it over the phone.

If you have any questions, please contact Wilshire Community Relations Office

at 213 473-0200

District Attorney City Prosecutor: Wilshire Division –

Mehrnoosh Zahiri

mehrnoosh.zahiri@lacity.org

213-978-2220

HOMELESS:

Online outreach request http://LA-HOP.org

LA County Hotline: 211

24/7 Crisis Line: 323-686-0950

Hollywood Wilshire office: 323-957-6843

TRAFFIC:

LAPD West Traffic Bureau:

213-473-0222

Captain Gary Walters – 27959@lapd.online

Abandoned vehicles:

1-800-ABANDON/1-800-222-6366

LADOT (Los Angeles Department of Transportation):

Parking Violations Communication: 213-485-4184 or 818-374-4823

http://ladot.lacity.org

http://myladot.lacity.org/sr/ladothtml5viewer/

CITY SERVICES:

Bulky item pickup/report encampments/graffiti removal/broken streetlight and a lot more: Dial 311

MYLA311 app to request services online

https://www.lacity.org/myla311


CITY & GOVERNMENT WEBSITES:

TO FIND YOUR CITY COUNCIL MEMBER:

https://www.lacity.org/your-government/elected-officials/city-council/council-directory

TO FIND YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL:

http://neighborhoodinfo.lacity.org/index.cfm

TO FIND YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS:

http://www.losangelesforvisitors.com/about/neighborhood-associations.htm

TO FIND YOUR LAPD SENIOR LEAD OFFICER FOR YOUR BLOCK: WILSHIRE COMMUNITY POLICE STATION:

http://www.lapdwilshire.com/wilshire-senior-lead-officers.html

TO FIND THE CITY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY:

District Attorney City Prosecutor: Wilshire Division:

Mehrnoosh Zahiri

mehrnoosh.zahiri@lacity.org

213-978-2220

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH & LAPD: Your Community Police Advisory Board meetings are the 3rd Thursday of every month – next CPAB Meeting is August 16th at 7 pm at Wilshire Division.

To track crime in your area: crimemapping.com <http://crimemapping.com/>

CITY SERVICES:

Bulky item pickup/report encampments/graffiti removal/broken streetlight

and a lot more…

Dial 311

MYLA311 appto request services online

https://www.lacity.org/myla311


 

24/7 RESPONSE ARMED PRIVATE PATROL IN THE MIRACLE MILE

ADT & ACS Patrol companies are in our area and they are offering special rates to Miracle Mile neighbors. [The MMRA does not officially endorse any patrol company; this material is provided for informational purposes.]

24/7 response private patrol is a huge part of how we will deter crime in our neighborhood.  The many ways you benefit from 24/7 response private patrol and more will be explained at your block Neighborhood Watch meeting.  (Date and time TBA – make sure your block captain has your email.)

Here is the contact info for your convenience:

ADT – Miracle Mile Rep: Mario Escobar, 818-402-3536

Alarm and patrol options, new ‘GO app’ which allows you to summon police help from any location.

ADT Miracle Mile Services

ACS – Miracle Mile Rep: Eino Hill, 310-903-8649

Offering full service with dedicated 8 hour ACS car patrolling our area (as of last week).

ACS Miracle Mile services

What is private patrol? Isn’t it expensive?

Private Patrol is a service meant to supplement the efforts of the LAPD to deter crime.  Once hired, security officers drive through our neighborhood several times a day to keep watch.

You can call private patrol to handle suspicious activity; in an emergency; for an escort to and from your car/home; or to stop by your house while you’re on vacation. Officers are armed and able to detain suspects until LAPD can arrive on scene. LAPD is still to be your first call for an emergency or crime in progress (call 911) but receiving immediate response from private patrol can make a difference.

Many neighbors in the Miracle Mile are already signed up for this service and can provide positive references. The more households signed up, the more daily patrols we get. The goal is to have 24/7 patrol in the Miracle Mile. Costs vary from $50 – $62 per month.

You do not need to have an alarm to have patrol service.

Patrol is recommended for renters and homeowners alike. Apartments, duplex, quadplex and house – all will benefit from 24/7 response private patrol service. 


In the news…

Larchmont Buzz, March 27, 2018:

Miracle Mile Residential Association Hosts 35th Annual Meeting

Larchmont Buzz, October 18, 2017:

Two Local Neighborhoods Mobilize Crime Against Crime

Larchmont Chronicle, March 2018:


Miracle Mile Crime Watch Update and Holiday Security Tips

from Kari Garcia and Kelly Perkins, MMRA Safety Committee


Ring Security Camera and Floodlights.

With the holidays in full swing it’s even more important to protect yourself and your property.  Here are some simple tips to help:

Leave lights on, inside and out: Did you know that you are significantly less likely to be a victim of crime if you leave lights on? Consider adding automatic dusk sensing LED light bulbs to existing fixtures or adding new fixtures in dark areas of your property. Inside, add timers to a few lamps around the home to make it appear that you are home. Check out the links below for affordable solutions:

Automatic Dusk-to-Dawn LED light bulbs
 Solar Motion Sensors
Lamp Timers
Ring Security Camera and Floodlight
Honeywell Outdoor Light Timer

 Protect your property when you’re gone: 

Be sure to set your alarm if you have one. If you are using private patrol, schedule a vacation watch to have your patrol company stop by and check on the property daily.

Lock all doors and windows of the house, garage and vehicles. Do NOT leave valuables in view.

Let your neighbors/block captain know you’re leaving and be sure someone has your current contact information.

Ask for help picking up all mail/deliveries. Letting these things pile up is a clear sign that you’re not home and puts you at risk for theft!

Leave lights on (see above).

Watch out for yourself: 

Stay alert in dark places such as stairwells, parking garages and streets. Put your phone away and keep your head up.

Go out in pairs after dark, if possible.

Listen to your gut; if something doesn’t feel right, leave the scene immediately as ask for help from a security guard, store personnel or the police.

If you feel threatened or witness a crime in progress, call 911 immediately, then private patrol

Use your private patrol to escort you to and from your vehicle if you are arriving home late and feel uncomfortable.

Report all suspicious behavior to your neighborhood block captain, private patrol, Next Door and the LAPD. Use 1-877-ASK-LAPD or see this link for more options. 

Many of you have heard about the MMRA’s newly established safety committee and efforts to launch a new Neighborhood Watch program. Here’s a look at a few of the questions we’ve been getting.  Please contact us if you have any additional suggestions, questions or want to get involved.

Neighborhood Watch Frequently Asked Questions: 

What is the Miracle Mile Neighborhood Watch program? 

The Neighborhood Watch program is an effort to unite all residents of Miracle Mile against crime. We aim to help people better detect, deter, report and reduce crime in our area by encouraging better communication amongst neighbors, providing information on how to secure your property and immediately improving safety in our neighborhood by partnering with the LAPD, city council and private patrol.

What does a block captain have to do? 

The commitment is minimal. You simply collect contact information for all neighbors on your street to establish better regular communication. In the event of a crime or any suspicious behavior, you can quickly contact your neighbors via email. Neighbors should also contact you to disseminate information upon witnessing anything suspicious. The MMRA safety committee will include you in regular communications via email and block captain meetings so you can pass along helpful information to your neighbors.

Who will have my/my neighbors’ information once they provide it? 

Only the block captain of your street will have contact information for his/her neighbors.  The MMRA safety committee will have contact information for all block captains in Miracle Mile.

How do I sign up to be a block captain? 

 If you’d like to sign up, please contact Kari Garcia: Kari.Garcia@miraclemileLA.com

What is private patrol? Isn’t it expensive?

Private Patrol is a service meant to supplement the efforts of the LAPD to deter crime.  Once hired, security officers drive through our neighborhood several times a day to keep watch.  Their bright yellow cars are branded “ACS Security” for example, to make their presence known.  You can call private patrol to handle suspicious activity; in an emergency; for an escort to and from your car/home; or to stop by your house while you’re on vacation. Officers are armed and able to detain suspects until LAPD can arrive on scene. Their response time is significantly faster than LAPD.

Many neighbors in Miracle Mile are already signed up for this service and can provide positive references. The more households signed up, the more daily patrols we get. The goal is to have 24/7 patrol in Miracle Mile.  The cost is $50 per month with not contract period.

 Now Playing on the MMRA Channel on YouTube:

Miracle Mile Neighborhood Safety Meeting

Watch the video to learn what you can do to protect yourself and your neighbors from crime. Moderated by Kari Garcia, MMRA Safety Committee, the video features a question and answer session with Senior Lead Officer Hebel Rodriguez, LAPD Wilshire Division. Eino Hill from ACS Security Services discusses the advantages of private patrols. The meeting was sponsored by the Miracle Mile Residential Association. Recorded Oct. 16, 2017 at the Westside Jewish Community Center, Los Angeles.

For more information contact:

Kari Garcia: kari.garcia@MiracleMileLA.com

Kelly Perkins: kelly.perkins@MiracleMileLA.com

For crime, safety, and policing questions in the Miracle Mile contact:

Senior Lead Officer Perry Jones, LAPD Wilshire Division

Phone: 213-793-0782 | Email: 27507@LAPD.online


Miracle Mile Crime Watch Update

from Kari Garcia and Kelly Perkins, MMRA Safety Committee


Senior Lead Officer Perry Jones, Kelly Perkins, and Kari Garcia.

More Block Captains Added to Roster

Thanks to all who joined us at the recent MMRA neighborhood safety meeting on October 16 at the Westside Jewish Community Center. It’s great to see so many motivated to keep our beautiful neighborhood safe. Since the meeting we’ve continued to see burglaries, robberies and other crimes occur in our area. Below you will find resources on securing your property, understanding a neighborhood watch program, and more. As always, please continue to reach out to us with any questions and stay tuned for more updates!

What we need from you:
Volunteer to be a block captain!  

Organizing your block is the first step in securing your street. Should suspicious behavior arise, you’ll be able to more quickly detect, deter and report crime by having contact information of those nearby.

The commitment is minimal. We are asking you to simply pass out a contact form to your neighbors. You’ll collect the information you receive and start an email/text thread that can be used for quick communication as needed. Some blocks that are organizing are also choosing to meet regularly, hold block parties, etc. – it’s a great way to meet your neighbors!

We have 14 of 51 block captains needed. Take a look at the spreadsheet below to see if your block is represented and consider helping out! Please contact Kari Garcia or Kelly Perkins if you are interested:

kari.garcia@MiracleMileLA.com

PRIVATE PATROL:  Many Miracle Mile residents are signing up for private patrol services; police agree that these services help deter and reduce crime quickly. Should you have a concern about suspicious behavior or in-progress crime, you can call your private patrol service and they will respond within minutes. Our goal is to have enough households signed up to achieve 24/7 patrol in Miracle Mile. Private patrol services also offer escort service to and from your vehicle and vacation watches for a very affordable monthly cost. If you are interested in learning more, please contact:

Eino Hill, ACS Security
(310) 903-8649
ehill@acssecurity.com