A Mount Washington resident is advocating in favor of installing neighborhood watch signs at a few spots in the neighborhood, following a burglary that occurred on the 600 block of Crane Boulevard on Thursday, July 27.
According to neighborhood residents who witnessed the burglary, the suspects pried open the home's locked first floor window, ransacked the residence and made off with a laptop computer.
Paul Evleth, a member of the Mount Washington Homeowners Alliance, said in a message that was reposted on the Mount Washington Association's Facebook page that the recent burglary is "more the reason" that neighborhood residents should consider installing neighborhood watch signs around the area.
"Myself and Cheri Uno, active community member on Glenablyn, have studied various options over the past few weeks since we had a large increase in burglaries. We discovered some very nice looking signs in the Nichols Canyon area adjacent to Runyon Canyon," Evleth said. "The signs are sponsored by the Upper Nichols Canyon Neighborhood Association and send a clear message to visitors and residents that criminal activity will be noted and reported."
Anna Carpenter of the said the signs could be installed as soon as next month.
"The Mount Washington Association is going to have lots of info regarding neighborhood watch at our next meeting and possibly signs as well by then," Carpenter said. "We are working on sourcing them along with Cheri Uno and are going to have the Los Angeles Police Department's Senior Lead Officers for our areas be at our next Mount Washington Association in September."