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January 28th, 2013 by Temple City Tribune
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Temple Station provides 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. The following is a summation of the crime statistics for the month of December for each of those communities.
December marked an overall reduction in crime for the city of Rosemead, Duarte and the areas comprising our unincorporated communities. Auto theft and burglary from automobile cases, remained consistent with the previous months statistics. Bradbury had no entries for the listed crime categories and Temple City showed a slight increase in five of the eight categories. Saturation and directed patrols, along with crime analysis techniques, continue to support our efforts to identify and prevent crimes in problem areas. Residential and commercial burglary numbers were down within most of our communities. There was a slight increase in assault and robbery incidents, but no reported rapes or homicides to close out the year 2012.
We encourage you to enjoy the wonderful outdoor, shopping and dining experiences your communities provide, but do not forget to assess your surroundings when you venture out. Good security measures at home are equally important. Install good lighting and make sure windows and doors are locked, and not obscured by shrubbery or plant overgrowth. Alert neighbors, paper and mail delivery services should you plan a vacation or other time away from home. If you received or purchased expensive electronic or other luxury items during the holiday’s, do not discard the empty cartons or packaging in plain sight on trash day. A criminal “casing” an area, might be alerted to new or expensive property in your home by what you discard.
Please Report suspicious activities or persons as soon as possible and/or safe. Timely information increases our ability to make an apprehension and/or prevent crimes and other illegal acts from occurring.
Please stay ever vigilant and beware of confidence (con) games and schemes. There have been reports of criminals operating within our jurisdiction, whom have preyed upon a segment of our community. Victims with strong religious beliefs and others, who embrace cultural lore and superstition, have been separated from their jewelry and often times, large amounts of cash. Thieves have lured victims into believing a curse has been placed upon them or family member. The con-man and/or woman make claim; the only way to remove the hex or spell is to place their valuables into a sealed “prayer” vessel and/or bag and wait a specified time for a miracle. The victims later find it was a hoax, as the thieves made-off with their money and property. If you choose to patronize businesses or persons operating as spiritual forecasters, please do so with caution. If you know someone or have experienced similar circumstances, been witness to such an incident, please contact Temple Station immediately.
Automobile theft continues to be a problem. The brands stolen most; are Honda, Toyota and Nissan models. Honda models are the most frequently stolen vehicle and account for almost half of all vehicle thefts in our cities and communities. Take the time to employ precautionary measures and use alarms or other anti-theft devices to keep your vehicle from being an easy target.
If you need to report an incident or have concerns, please call Temple Station at (626) 285-7171 or dial 9-1-1in the case of an emergency. Together we can make difference!