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Added Patrols Lead to Quiet Weekend in Highland Park

Detective Juan Aguilar said no major crimes were reported on Saturday or Sunday.

"It was a really quiet weekend," said LAPD Northeast Gang Unit Detective Juan Aguilar.

After two weeks of almost daily shootings, added patrol units from LAPD's Central Bureau were deployed throughout Highland Park this past weekend.

Aguilar said he noticed an immediate impact.

According to Aguilar, no gang related arrests were made over the weekend, but the presence of added officers seemed to stem the recent stream of violence.

"Absolutely, they made a big impact. Just their presence alone helped to calm things down," he said.

A total of 12 shootings have been reported since July 6 in Highland Park, according to crimemapping.com,  one of which resulted in the death of . Daniel F. Aguilar, 19, for the murder of Morales and non-fatal wounding of his brother.

On Thursday, July 19, on North Figueroa Street.

Aguilar said police are hopeful they will be able to make an arrest in the recreation center shooting.

"We have some good leads," Aguilar said. "We have some suspects--we're looking for some persons of interest."

nonoise July 31, 2012 at 01:30 AM
No quiet weekend in Cypress Park with Divine Saviour Catholic Church banging their amplified sound system all day long every day of the week. Why doesn't LAPD cite for California Penal Code 415. Churches are not "above the law".
The Weasel July 31, 2012 at 02:04 AM
It is about time time. I guess LAPD can redeploy after all. So how how long are we going to be fortunate to keep the added patrols. This is not just a weekend problem. Well LAPD, you have the floor. And LAPD's response is???
nonoise July 31, 2012 at 03:55 PM
The response is that the city council and the mayor have cut their budget. They lied in meeting about increasing trash fees to have more officers. LAPD and the mayor have cut the LAPD Budget and the City Attorney's budget. Go, put blame where it belongs, with our city councilmembers (that voters voted in) and the mayors office and ourselves for voting in these fools.
HLPSUCKS August 02, 2012 at 06:34 PM
thanks no noise.you said it and i didnt vote cuz "the peoples vote"doesnt really matter theyre all corrupt
nonoise August 06, 2012 at 11:46 PM
The people's vote does matter. We need to vote for the right people and stop voting for the wrong ones.

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