So I’ve been receiving the LAFD Alerts for a while and appreciate getting notifications in my inbox about stuff going on around the city.
If you’re in the Westwood area, you should definitely follow the UCPD (UCLA Police Department) Crime Alert Bulletins: http://map.ais.ucla.edu/portal/site/UCLA/menuitem.789d0eb6c76e7ef0d66b02ddf848344a/?vgnextoid=e95bad9386bab010VgnVCM100000db6643a4RCRD
Here’s one from earlier this week:
UCPD Crime Alert
January 28, 2008
At approximately 7:35 a.m., a female UCLA staff member was walking on Westwood Blvd, approaching Weyburn Ave, when an unknown suspect grabbed her from behind and attempted to pull her towards the opposite side of the street. The victim punched the suspect in the face and the suspect released his grip and fled into an awaiting van parked across the street.
#1: Male, Hispanic, 5’7″/160lbs, approximately 25 yrs, black ski mask, all black clothing, tattoo on top of right hand
#2: Male, Hispanic, all black clothing, black ski mask
Weapon: Physical Force
Suspect vehicle: White, “working van”, tinted windows
The Daily Bruin reports a string of crimes in Westwood recently.