Century Glen HOA -- Supporting Neighbors and Our Community
Our Senior Lead Officer (SLO) Ballesteros is the officer in charge of Basic Car Area 35 within the West Los Angeles geographic division. SLO Ballesteros's area runs from Sawtelle to Fox Hills Drive and from Little Santa Monica Blvd to the 10 Freeway. SLO Ballesteros makes monthly LAPD Crime Reports at the WNC Meetings on the second Thursdays of the month which you can join here: http://wncla.org
Officer Ballesteros can be reached at email@example.com
SLOs are tasked with working with detectives to solve crimes, working with vice, narcotics and gang units to develop intelligence and they focus on the enforcement efforts of those specialized units, developing crime fighting strategies for their Basic Car crime problems and liaising with other community entities, such as the City Attorney Neighborhood Prosecutor; other city, county, state, federal, LAPD and NGO resources to solve long term problems of blight, crime and traffic. SLOs are expected to obtain information from crime reports, detectives, community groups and individuals, and then prioritize and seek resources to develop strategies. Their specialty is developing partnerships among community members as well as government and non-government resources to solve these problems. To view a map of Basic Car Area 35: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/61f88144904c93266899a85d/t/627f3c3a3e6cf938df000566/1652505659520/West+LAPD%27s+Weekly+Crime+Maps+5-01-22+to+05-07-
WLAPD Community Update Zoom Mtg., Wed., Sept. 7, 7-8:30pm.
WLAPD Captain Jonathan Tom, Captain Craig Heredia, and available Senior Lead Officers will be updating us on current events in WLA. Guest Speaker: Alison Berglass of the American Red Cross will speak on Disaster Preparedness, followed by a Q&A.
If you have specific questions for items on the Agenda or other issues within WLA, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or text to (310) 365-5723 by noon on Wednesday, September 7th. They will be forwarded to the appropriate person/persons.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 208 796 9708 / Passcode: 915421
You may also join by phone (669) 900-6833 using the above Meeting ID and Password.
For party, construction, hotel noise nuisance complaints:
The West LA police station said if there’s noise day or night, call (877) 275-5373 and they will dispatch a car to the offending location to talk. Also please call the senior lead officer's number (310) 444-0735 to file a report. Multiple reports indicate the severity of the nuisance, so do not be afraid to "bother" the LAPD. They need your report to make an impact against the offender.
There is power in numbers. Multiple reports from multiple households give the police and the City more power to intervene on our/your behalf.
If you are interested in collaborating with your Block Captain, Neighbors, and HOA to apply for a Neighborhood Watch Sign...
Century Glen has been registered as a Neighborhood Watch HOA. Contact your Block Captain if you are interested in having a sign installed. The Application process will go through the LAPD and LA-DOT. You and your committee of neighbors can choose the street lamp pole on which you'd like a sign installed, make the application, and see if the City will approve a new sign. Fundraising can cover the costs of the new sign and stickers for homes that want to indicate that they are participants in the Neighborhood Watch.
Our Senior Lead Officer is SLO Rick Ballesteros. If you ever have an incident, call 9-1-1. If the incident needs a report made, make sure you get the Officer's card with whom you can make an emailed filing. To connect with SLO Officer Ballesteros, his email is email@example.com
Reach out to your Block Captain for more information. Put in the subject line (using the "Contact Us" link): "Neighborhood Watch/Block Captain's Name"
Did you know you could be a part of CERT for your community?
The LAFD CERT Team is comprised of dedicated volunteers who have not only completed the CERT 17.5 hour training but also have shown the dedication and ability to go further in their training. There are several steps to qualify for the LAFD CERT Team. After passing all qualifications, the LAFD CERT Team member is allowed to wear the LAFD CERT Uniform, and can participate in Deployments.
If you are interested in joining up with this community of helpers, you can contact Jeff Hronak, WNC Seat 3 Board Member for more information -- firstname.lastname@example.org
LAPD is offering Catalytic Converter Engraving and Registration.
Contact Officer Chris Baker email@example.com
Share with neighbors real time incidents as they are unfolding. Keep alert to what's happening in the neighborhood and the westside area.
7/30 -- Robbery attempt - just intercepted a robbery attempt. latino male approx. 35-40 years old 5'7" at least 200 pounds the guy was trying to break into a door on the ground floor of an apartment building's storage room I asked him what he was doing and he told me I needed to mind my business or I would get hurt. I stood within 15 feet of him. Face to face. I am a large male and did not back down. He left. There was a second vehicle double parked very near by. May have been a spotter. happened at 3:15AM License plate 9ABS777 late model japanese small car like a Honda Reported to police Vehicle 1 Color: grey, Make: honda? , License plate: 9ABS777
10320-10330 Almayo Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
8/9 -- Heard metal clanging and rustling on Almayo Ave 10300 block around 12:30 am and stepped out to the street. A man wearing a large backpack came out from near 10340 Almayo. I believe he saw me since he walked quickly down the street toward Fox Hills Dr. Not enough time to get a picture or video but description is below. Person Hair: Black beanie or hood, Top: Black jacket with white stripes on arms, Bottom: Dark pants, Sex: Male, Physical Build: Medium
10330-10340 Almayo Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
8/9 -- Package stolen from house porch yesterday at 10342 Ilona in the early evening.
Kia/Hyundai Car Theft Challenge on TicToc. See article -- https://www.dailynews.com/2022/08/31/thousands-more-kia-hyundai-vehicles-stolen-in-los-angeles-this-year-because-of-a-tiktok-challenge-lapd-says
Fox Hills Drive:
8/25 -- House Robbery, look out for a White KIA. 5 men in a White KIA sedan. Call LAPD if you see it casing the neighborhood. 1910-1920 Fox Hills Drive. Search "Century Glen" NEXT DOOR link.
There have been reports of daytime construction noise at the Marriott Hotel. Permitted Construction/Demolition Hours are as follows:
To report a non-allowable working hour's noise complaint, contact The LAPD at 311 or click here.
Random individual drifting continues on Century Park West in the wee hours of the morning. But currently, no street takeovers have been present.
To Obtain a Traffic Collision Report Form:
COMPSTAT Traffic Statistic Report:
Citywide Nuisance Abatement Program
The Citywide Nuisance Abatement Program (CNAP) began in 1997 and is coordinated under the supervision of the Office of the City Attorney. CNAP is a multi-agency task force, the first of its kind in the nation, charged with targeting the worst abandoned structures and nuisance properties plaguing Los Angeles neighborhoods.
CNAP is staffed by personnel from five core participating agencies: LAPD, City Attorney's Office, Department of Building and Safety, Housing Department and the Planning Department, collectively known as the Problem Property Resolution Team (PPRT).
Three of these agencies (LAPD, City Attorney's Office, and the Department of Building and Safety) had worked together since 1990 through the federal grant-funded FALCON (Focused Attack Linking Community Organizations and Neighborhoods) Narcotics Abatement Unit.
The participating agencies developed a coordinated, comprehensive approach to revitalizing buildings and neighborhoods with histories of pervasive narcotics activity. The FALCON Narcotics Abatement Unit has been integrated into CNAP.
In addition to traditional narcotics abatement cases, CNAP has developed strategies for abating other types of long- standing nuisance locations. CNAP is responsible for:
1)abating narcotics and vice nuisance activity at occupied residential and commercial locations;2)abating vacant structures, open to unauthorized entry , which are sites of drug, gang, or other criminal activity or which are fire damaged; and,3)implementing neighborhood block projects in each of the LAPD's four geographic bureaus, with efforts focused on the areas of crime reduction and prevention, physical improvements and enhancements, and community outreach.
This program's major objectives are:
1)to eliminate nuisance locations through the implementation of available remedies, including: encouraging voluntary compliance from owners; filing criminal complaints for non-compliance with Building and Safety orders or Zoning conditions; imposing conditions or revoking conditional use permits through the Zoning Administrator; filing narcotics abatement and/or red light abatement lawsuits; preparing asset forfeiture lawsuits; and demolishing vacant buildings declared public nuisances by the Board of Building and Safety Commissioners;2)to establish integrated networks of law enforcement and governmental agencies, community-based organizations and concerned citizens;3)to provide neighborhood crime prevention and education programs to residents and businesses in targeted areas; and,4)to foster community coalitions among property owners, tenants, residents and business owners.
CNAP attorneys and building inspectors helped draft a "Vacant Building Ordinance". Effective September 30, 1999, the ordinance declares both vacant and unsecured or boarded buildings public nuisances. Additionally, the ordinance creates consequences if no action is taken by a property owner to eliminate the boarded building status.
The ordinance requires property owners, once their property becomes vacant, to submit a "Statement of Intent" describing their short-term and long-term plans for the property.
The ordinance also requires owners of vacant properties to:
1)secure, clean, and fence vacant properties;2)submit and implement a maintenance agreement plan for the period the property is to remain vacant; and,3)submit a plan and timeline for the lawful I occupancy, rehabilitation or demolition of the structure. Failure to comply with the requirements of the ordinance may result in misdemeanor prosecution by CNAP attorneys and/or imposition of civil and/or administrative penalties.
CNAP uses a number of strategies to abate narcotics and other nuisances on private property. These include:
Identifying and Targeting Nuisance Locations and Identifying and Targeting Drug Offenders
LAPD reviews crime statistics and referrals to identify nuisance locations and narcotics and vice offenders.
Coordinating Multi-Agency Investigations and Formulating Long Term Solutions
Code inspectors, local police officers and specialized vice and narcotics I officers are consulted during the development of strategies for criminal and regulatory enforcement. Administrative procedures, such as boarding and fencing vacant buildings, and demolitions of nuisance buildings are enforced expeditiously to ensure that neighborhoods do not suffer the negative effects that a vacant property can generate. The Housing Department evaluates properties as well, to determine eligibility for financial assistance.
Evaluating Nuisance Remedies, Notifying Property Owners and City Attorney hearings
City attorneys and police officers examine possible remedies such as voluntary abatement, civil abatement, property seizure and forfeiture, and criminal prosecution. They determine which remedies would be most effective in abating particular nuisances. These profiles are presented to property owners at city attorney hearings.
Filing Civil and Criminal Lawsuits
City attorneys prepare abatement filings and review forfeiture cases against owners who fail to voluntarily abate nuisances at their properties. Prosecutors file criminal cases against property owners and tenants who fail to comply with orders issued by regulatory inspectors.
CNAP Supervisory Personnel
310 / 575-8500
Mary Clare Molidor, Sr. Asst. City Attorney
Director of Nuisance Abatement
Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
1645 Corinth Ave., Room 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Asha Greenberg, Supervising Deputy City Attorney
Tina Hess, Supervising Deputy City Attorney
Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
Detective Lori Miller, Acting Officer-in-Charge
Los Angeles Police Department
Mark Morrow, Sr. Building Inspector
Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety
Chris Hatzikian, Sr. Housing Inspector
Bob Mitschell, Sr. Management Analyst
Los Angeles Housing Department
Cora Smith, City Planner
Los Angeles City Attorney Personnel:
310 / 575-8500
77th & Southwest Areas:
Amy Brothers, Deputy City Attorney
Harbor & Southeast Areas:
Janet Karkanen, Deputy City Attorney
Onica Cole, Deputy City Attorney
Helen Yun, Deputy City Attorney
Daniel Whitley Deputy City Attorney
William Larsen, Deputy City Attorney
Reginald Chun, Deputy City Attorney
Barbara Hamilton, Deputy City Attorney
Central & Northeast Areas:
Jonathan Cristall, Deputy City Attorney
Foothill & Van Nuys Areas:
Gretchen Smith, Deputy City Attorney
Devonshire, North Hollywood & West Valley Areas:
Colleen Courtney, Deputy City Attorney
Hollywood, Pacific, West L.A. & Wilshire Areas:
Jan Reyes, Deputy City Attorney
Dear Century Glen Homeowners:
We’re generally a friendly neighborhood and LAPD has praised us for looking out for one another. Crime and safety is of increasing concern within our neighborhood.
Because we care, here is some information which you might want to incorporate. Bicycle registration: https://bikeindex.org Neighborhood Watch Program: Actions are being taken to establish a Century Glen Neighborhood Watch with support from LAPD. LAPD Senior Lead Officer (SLO): Ricardo Ballesteros (310) 444-0738 email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please regularly check your doors and windows (home, garage, ADUs, and vehicles); household security camera systems and alarm systems; and Outdoor Motion Sensing Security Lights. These are inexpensive and some are solar powered.
Don't be afraid to ask neighbors or family members to watch your house and pick up your newspapers, mail, and other deliveries for extended periods from home. Mail and newspaper deliveries may be placed on hold.
Think about investing in Vehicle Anti-Theft: Steering Wheel Locks “The Club”. Also: Dash Cameras; Vehicle GPS Tracking Devices; Catalytic Converter Cages; Car Key Signal Blocker / Faraday Bags; Tire Lug Nuts Locks; Pedal Locks and Personal Safety Devices.
Get involved with Century Glen HOA and Westside Neighborhood Council. Attending meetings has become so easy! Monthly on-line Zoom meetings. Information and links are available at https://centuryglen.org and at http://wncla.org/.
There are often updates about crime and security on Nextdoor. Additional Street Captains are needed. Please volunteer by email: email@example.com We’d be fools to think that there’s such a thing as “fool-proof” security. Deterrents and remaining vigilant, however, may convince criminals that our neighborhood is a waste of their time and energy.
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