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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Temple Station is responsible for providing law enforcement services to the cities of Bradbury, Duarte, Rosemead, South El Monte and Temple City, as well as the unincorporated county communities of South San Gabriel, El Monte, Monrovia, Arcadia, Duarte (M.A.D.), East Pasadena, and North San Gabriel. Below you will find a summary of the reported crimes during the month of May for each of the above listed communities.
During this past month, we have experienced an increase in most of our theft related crimes in the majority of our communities. A good number of these thefts are related to crimes of opportunitywhere victims become complacent.
Additionally, although not an epidemic, we must be mindful to watch over our senior citizen family members and neighbors. This segment of the population is susceptible to trickery and day time burglaries. Help educate and advise them that not all persons are honest and will pose as utility or city workers, who asked the victims for access into their residences to inspect water pressure, electrical lines, or other utility service related areas.
If contacted by any individual who asks to enter your residence to conduct an inspection, request to see official identification. If you have any doubt as to whether or not the individual is working for a legitimate utility company or agency, please call Temple Station immediately. We also ask that you monitor your neighborhood for suspicious vehicles or persons walking door to door. If you notice something or someone suspicious, again please telephone Temple Station and ask for a patrol unit to respond.
Vehicle thefts are also a main area of concern. Thieves continue to targetHondas, model years 1998 through 2006. Please remember to lock and secure your vehicle, taking all valuables with you. This includes laptop computers and navigational equipment. Remember, prevention and deterrence starts at home.
Temple Sheriff’s Station’s partnership with community members is our strongest asset in the fight against crime. Please remain vigilant, and if you see something or someone suspicious, call Temple Station at (626) 285-7171 or in cases of emergency, dial 911.