University Park Blotter: Jan. 8 – 14, 2019

Crimes reported to the LAPD in Los Angeles’s University Park neighborhood

In the style of old police blotters in newspapers, our Crosstown University Park Blotter is a weekly rundown of crimes here. We include as much relevant information as we can find in the LAPD data. University Park is unique in that there are two law enforcement agencies patrolling the area – the LAPD and the Department of Public Safety (DPS). We are focusing on crimes reported to the LAPD, but we do link to weekly DPS reports below.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019

 

9 a.m.

Grand theft

600 block of W. 35th St.

Unattended property of at least $950 in value was stolen from a student.

 

2:50 p.m.

Theft from motor vehicle

3700 block of McClintock Ave.

Multiple suspects robbed a delivery vehicle in an alley. A juvenile was arrested.

 

9 p.m.

Stolen bike

900 block of W. Adams Blvd.

A bike was stolen from a student’s apartment complex.

 

10:30 p.m.

Burglary

1300 block of W. 29th St.

An unlocked student’s residence was burglarized.

 

DPS also reported two alarm responses for this day.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019

12:01 a.m.

Theft

3400 S. Figueroa St.

Victim reported several unspecified items stolen.

 

4 a.m.

Felony vandalism

800 block of Bloom Wk.

Building at the University of Southern California was vandalized by graffiti.

 

8:30 a.m.

Theft

1000 block of W. 34th St.

Unattended property stolen from an office building.

 

11 a.m.

Theft from motor vehicle

3200 block of Royal St.

Suspect removed car parts from a student vehicle that was left unlocked in a parking structure.

 

1 p.m.

Stolen bike

3100 block of S. Hoover St.

A student’s unlocked bike was stolen.

 

DPS also reported one alcohol overdose and one fire alarm for this day.

 

Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019

 

11:10 a.m.

Miscellaneous crime

3200 S. Flower St./Jefferson/USC Expo Line

A crime was committed on public transit by a customer. No other details available.

 

DPS also reported one psychiatric check and one elevator rescue for this day.

 

Friday, Jan 11, 2019

 

1:30 p.m.

Stolen bike

3100 block of McClintock Ave.

A student’s bike was stolen from a house.

 

9 p.m. 

Identity theft

3500 block of S. Figueroa St.

Stranger impersonated victim and used their bank account information.

 

DPS also reported two alcohol overdoses for this day.

 

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019

1 a.m.

Robbery

3100 S. Hoover St.

Multiple suspects brandished a knife of six inches or less and approached student on a sidewalk. Victim was robbed. Suspect used vehicle to escape.

 

9 a.m.

Theft

2800 block of Menlo Ave.

A student’s property valued at $950 or less was stolen from a home.

 

11 a.m.

Identity theft

1300 block of W. 24th St.

Stranger impersonated victim. No other details available.

 

3 p.m.

Felony vandalism

1300 block of W. 24th St.

A vehicle was vandalized.

 

9:30 p.m

Battery/simple assault

3500 block of Watt Way

Victim, who was a security guard, was strangled, suffocated or put into a chokehold by suspect.

 

10 p.m.

Intimate partner assault

2700 block of Menlo Ave.

Victim was pushed to the ground by suspect, who was their former/current partner.

 

DPS also reported a traffic collision without injuries.

 

Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019

12:01 a.m.

Stolen bike

600 W. 28th St.

Bike stolen from student housing.

 

7:30 p.m.

Stolen bike

600 W. 28th St.

Bike stolen from student housing.

 

DPS also reported one instance of vandalism for this day.

 

Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

 

12:30 a.m.

Shots fired, vandalism

1200 block of W. 23rd St.

Suspect shot at student’s car and broke the vehicle’s window.

 

8 a.m.

Theft from motor vehicle

600 block of W. McCarthy Way

Suspect took victim’s ID or license from an unlocked vehicle in a parking lot.

 

8 a.m

Stolen vehicle

1200 block of W. 23rd St.

A vehicle was stolen from the street.

 

9:30 a.m.

Theft

800 block of Bloom Wk.

A student’s property was stolen.

 

10:50 a.m.

Shoplifting

3000 block of S. Figueroa St.

Suspect shoplifted a hat from a store.

 

12:09 p.m.

Grand theft

3500 block of S. Figueroa St.

Multiple suspects, including at least one juvenile, overwhelmed a victim and took the victim’s property, worth more than $950. They used a vehicle in the course of committing the crime, and also asked to use the phone or toilet.

 

6 p.m.

Theft from motor vehicle

1900 block of Norwood St.

Suspect quietly opened victim’s car and burglarized their vehicle.

 

11:37 p.m.

Theft

2700 block of S. Figueroa St.

Someone stole something, worth $950 or less, from a restaurant.

 

DPS also reported one fire alarm for this day.

 

 

We looked at publicly available LAPD data on reports of crimes in the University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. For neighborhood boundaries, we rely on the borders defined by the Los Angeles Times. Learn more about our data here.

 

LAPD data only reflects crimes that are reported to the department, not how many crimes actually occurred. In making our calculations, we rely on the data that the LAPD makes publicly available through the Open Data Portal. On occasion, LAPD may update past crime reports with new information, or recategorize past reports. Those revised reports do not always automatically become part of the public database.

 

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