Follow Up re: N. Gower attempted burglary
- Captain Davis,
I wanted to thank you again for your attention to my concerns following the
attempted break-in at our home on Gower (while I was home). SLO Cordova
stopped by the other day and we had a good long talk about it all -- he had
contacted me a couple times earlier but we were away on vacation. I really
do appreciate you all taking the time. I know you all have far bigger
issues to deal with than our attempted-but-not-successful break-in
situation. While I was obviously very rattled after the whole thing
happened, and frustrated with the initial response from Wilshire Division
and the hassles of having our block separated down the middle of the street
with Olympic Division, I do appreciate the time you, SLO Cordova and SLO
Pelayo at Olympic Division have taken to give some advice/info and respond
to my concerns.
Per *everyone*'s advice, we are re-activating our alarm system with a good
audible alarm! And per other advice, in the future we will call 911
(though hopefully never again necessary) to ensure we're directed to the
right place right away -- as SLO Cordova said, if I'd actually realized
what was happening *when* it was happening (v. 90 minutes later when I woke
from a nap and realized the noise I'd heard had been a crow bar bashing on
our door) and had called 911, the "cavalry" would've been here in moments.
And we will, as advised:
-keep our doors and windows locked -- especially when it gets cooler out
and we tend to open them more, we'll be militant about checking
-be on the alert for the "knock knock" bad guys and report ALL suspicious
-ensure lots of lighting around our property at night, including motion
-consider getting a security camera (even a fake one!) to discourage the
-and most importantly, continue to work with our neighbors to all keep an
eye out for each other and our homes.
Again, truly appreciate your personal responsiveness and the efforts LAPD
makes to catch the bad guys. Thanks, Tara Kelly (579. N. Gower)
213.804.5618 | tara@...
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