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News Release

Monday, November 17, 2003

Media Relations

LAPD to conduct Crime Task Force in Van Nuys Division


Los Angeles: On Tuesday, November 18, 2003, dozens of Los Angeles Police Department officers from Van Nuys Area, Valley Traffic Division and Valley Bureau Headquarters will focus on violent crime and community quality of life issues in an effort to reduce crime in San Fernando Valley. This task force will emphasize the apprehension of Grand Theft Auto, Burglary from Motor Vehicle and Property crime.

The target zone will be Sherman Way to the north, Victory Boulevard to the south, the San Diego Freeway on the west and Woodman Avenue on the East. This includes a portion of the Sepulveda Boulevard corridor.

Operations will commence at 7:00 a.m., to 4:00 a.m., the next morning. There will be zero tolerance for traffic violations and criminal acts in the affected area. Recent past task forces in other parts of the Valley have resulted in hundreds of traffic citations and vehicle impounds, and dozens of arrest. Other similar task forces to combat violent crime and improve the quality of life will be conducted in other parts of the Valley throughout the year.

For further information contact Van Nuys Area Commanding Officer, Captain James Miller, Van Nuys Area Commanding Officer or Captain Michael Moriarty Van Nuys Patrol Commanding Officer at 818-756-8332.

This news advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Lucy Diaz, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.