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Video: Police Report Glendale Burglaries on the Rise

Glendale Police Chief Ron De Pompa describes why he believes burglaries are on the rise in the Tri-City area and greater Los Angeles County.

Affluent residential areas, including Montrose-La Crescenta, are recent targets by burglars and outlaw gangs, according to Glendale Police Chief Ron De Pompa. 

"This isn't a Glendale problem. This is a regional problem in LA County," De Pompa said. 

These groups are focusing on residential burglaries in the past two months, De Pompa said. 

He believes that California state prison reform and overcrowding has allowed attributed to higher rates of burglaries in Glendale and the Tri-City area. These local cities include Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena. 

Locals are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts at Glendale APB. Residents can also check Crime Mapping and are urged to report all suspicious activity to the Glendale Police Department either by dialing 911 or anonymously at Glendale Crime Stoppers.

David Calabro April 23, 2012 at 08:58 PM
I also heard that they are targeting homes that have long driveways with no side gates or fences to have to jump so they just walk around back.
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J May 07, 2013 at 05:35 AM
About two weeks ago, I called 911 to report a suspicious person (and possible burgular) who was in the La Crescenta area, carrying several large bags which could have contained stolen items. The 911 operator told me that "this is not something to call 911 about" and that I need to call the Sheriff's office directly. The operator did not provide the Sheriff's number and just hung up. How is a concerned citizen supposed to report suspicious activity if 911 treats us like this?

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