Good news for the Basic Car area as we continue our downtrend in Residential Burglaries and Burglary from Motor Vehicle activity.
The local neighborhoods have been quiet and, through this first quarter of 2014, we have reached the lowest number of vehicles and homes being broken into I ever seen in my time here at Devonshire.
Having said this we need to be more diligent in securing our property and keeping track of the smaller valuables as we are seeing an increase in miscellaneous thefts especially involving cell phones & wallets (while being left unattended) and thefts of delivery packages such as UPS, FED EX etc. especially when they are left on the porch for an extended period of time.
Neighborhood Watch Events:
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Saint Euphrasia Church, 11767 Shoshone Avenue in Granada Hills.
Crime Prevention Information:
Don't open your door to strangers - this includes all solicitors. Ask what their business is without opening the door. If they claim they are there to do repairs or maintenance ask them to leave a copy of the work order outside the door way. Confirm the work order with the legitimate agency before granting access to any serviceman.
RULES FOR DOOR TO DOOR SOLICITATION
· Occurring anytime between 8 AM and 8 PM
· The solicitor has the product immediately available
· The solicitor can provide ID if over 18 years of age
· The solicitor has a business license (if he/she is in-fact offering items for sale) - enforced by Office of Finance.
Report all prowlers and suspicious activities to the L.A.P.D. direct dispatch (non-emergency) by calling 1-877-275-5273.
Senior Lead Officer Del Core