Below is the weekly crime report from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station that calls out incidents in WeHo from Oct. 10 to Oct. 16. The times are indicated in as Military Time, a concise form in which midnight is indicated as 0000 and noon as 1200. The list also includes the case number.
Aggravated Assault. 8400 block Santa Monica Boulevard @ 1:35 a.m. A man was asked to leave the bar because he was intoxicated. The man began to argue with employees while walking out of the bar and began to fight with his twin brother. The brother suffered injuries to his face. #06030
Residential Burglary. 8600 block West Knoll Drive sometime between 2 p.m. on Oct. 10 and 9:45 a.m. Oct. 11. A window at the rear of the residence was pried open to gain entry and mail was taken from inside. Loss (not applicable). #06060
Armed Robbery. 600 block Westbourne Drive. @ 12:45 p.m. A man was retrieving items from his car when an older model Lexus came to a stop next to him. A man exited the rear passenger’s side door armed with a knife and demanded the victim’s property. The victim began to resist, and the suspect grabbed two gold chains from the victim’s neck and returned to the vehicle, which was driven by a woman. Loss $560. #06039
Vehicle Burglary.7200 block Santa Monica Boulevard between 7:45 and 10:05 p.m. The rear passenger’s side window was smashed and a backpack containing a laptop and clothing were taken from the back seat. Loss $1,400. #06045
Grand Theft. 7100 block Santa Monica Boulevard @ 5:20 p.m. A purse was taken from a shopping cart that was left momentarily unattended. Loss $1,700. #06064
Nothing significant to report.
Vehicle Burglary. 8400 block Holloway Drive between 7:45 p.m. and 9:15 a.m. The front passenger’s side window was smashed and a purse was taken from the floorboard and a dress from the center console. Loss $675. #06106
Armed Robbery. Orange Grove Avenue / Santa Monica Boulevard @ 9:25 p.m. Two men were walking northbound on Orange Grove when they were approached by two male suspects. The suspects demanded the victim’s cell phones and shoved one victim to the ground. One of the men pointed a metal object at one of the victims during the incident (it’s unclear if the object was a firearm). Loss $10,000 (jewelry, two cell phones). #06115
Grand Theft. 8500 block Sunset Boulevard @ 4:25 p.m. Three men removed ten pairs of glasses from a display case, placed them into a bag and left the store. One of the suspects also took an employee’s IPad from the counter. Loss $4,500. #06125
Residential Burglary (Suspect Arrested). 1200 block North Detroit Street @ 4:43 a.m. A man broke a window pane to the front door to gain access. The suspect reached his hand inside the door to unlock it but was scared away when the homeowner yelled at him. Responding deputies located and arrested the suspect. Loss $200 (damaged window). #06142
Vehicle Burglary. 9000 block Cynthia Street between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The rear passenger’s side window was smashed and a briefcase was taken from the floorboard. Loss $3,650. #06147
Chris Sanger — I disagree. WeHo is safe to the extent that I feel safe enough to walk around without the risk of being raped, murdered, etc. Which, don’t get me wrong, I value greatly. But WeHo’s street robberies? Off the charts, and that’s apparent from crime reports. I’ve been reading WeHo’s crime reports for years, and long ago noted the frequency of robberies on quiet, “safe” residential streets — even during times of day when there is a lot of foot traffic. I remember thinking back when I first started reading the reports regularly that it would only be… Read more »
I believe the 8600 Westknoll incident is inaccurate. It was a guest’s room at the Chamberlain Hotel with a hotel guest facing a terrifying forced entry while asleep. My HOA was asked for assistence by the hotel to see if any of the numerous security cameras caught anything. First hand knowledge on this one. I assume the hotel (despite my repeated concern expressed to the hotel manager about increasing homeless and criminals growing in the westknoll triangle … again first hand experience. I walk my dog, and see it. I have a giant scary looking, but sweeter than can be).… Read more »
We go weeks with little to see in these reports, virtually no comments, then a couple of unfortunate and scary to be sure armed robberies and all of a sudden we’re in a high crime zone. It’s not only Trump supporters nationally who live in a delusional world. WeHo remains at the high end of safe for residents in as dense and highly visited by outsiders urban area.
I, for one, do not want to fee like I’m being watched everywhere I go, with video surveillance cameras everywhere. I do support more Sheriff Deputies on the street. Cops walking a beat is a good idea, but it won’t help in the residential streets where many of these robberies and burglaries are taking place at all hours of the day and night. Nir, the Government has had a failing “War on Drugs” for 30 or 40 years. Nothing is going to stop it except for individuals deciding to stop using drugs themselves. The City can’t do anything about it.… Read more »
Armed robbery at 12:45 pm, right by Le Pain Quotidien and Urth Caffe. WTF. By the way, note to the WeHo Sheriffs: This is how armed robberies should be handled — http://patch.com/california/beverlyhills/suspect-beverly-hills-armed-robbery-quickly-arrested. Even if we can’t afford to have a police force like Beverly Hills Police, no reason the Sheriffs can’t try to learn from them (speaking from experience).
I think WEHO should do what the Castro does.. Walking cops. get them out of the cars and walking the streets to meet the people and see whats going on.
Crime in Weho is becoming more prevalent and more violent. We need to have more police patrolling across the city as these incidents are happening on lit streets and sometimes during the day. We need this deterrent or these problems are going to continue to occur.
yes, I did moved to ISRAEL, but i own properties in WEHO. i would love for you to come visit me in TEL AVIV. Alison, yes, you are right , I KEEP SAYING THE SAME THINGS because i keep seeing and reading about the same challenges of our city for too many years, and nothing is done, but talking. yes, too many people blaming the sheriffs instead of looking at the truth. i been in the station and lots of them are my friends. even now when I’m in TLV. Nobody is promoting Drugs? Get real, it’s in almost in… Read more »
@Nir – Nobody is promoting drugs or alcohol, Nir. What do you want us to do, become a dry City? It won’t happen.
Nobody that I know blames the Sheriff’s Department.
You post the same stuff every week, Nir.
I thought you moved to Israel.
How safe is our city of West hollywood? It’s about time to stop blaming our sheriff station and start giving them more money so they can do more. we keep spending so much money on our city fake “IMAGE”. Time to spend money on our residents safety, more sheriffs, more education on prevention and most of all on our METH, HEROIN and DRINKING challenges. most of the crime is not been done by our homeless, people. we creating it by promoting DRUGS, ALCOHOL. those who use drugs will do what ever it take to get money so they can get… Read more »