Someone rang our door bell at 3:55 am this morning. We bolted out of bed and - with the
lights still off - checked for the obvious. Was it triggered by a power failure? Partygoers
from the local bars? Pranksters?
After deciding it was none of the above, I turned on a small light to get the phone number
of the Wilshire Police Station. (Yes, I know, I should have it on speed dial. And we're in
Hollywood Station - but Wilshire responds faster. <g>)
My husband heard a car - parked a few houses down - fire up and drive off. They must
have seen the light or heard our movement.
The police came out and cked the neighborhood - we live on the 500 block of Beachwood
between Rosewood and Clinton.
Whoever rang the bell was now long gone.
I'm sure someone was checking to see if we were home - or light sleepers - prior to a
break in. I don't think they expected our doorbell to be 8 tones and so loud it probably
awakened half of Hollywood Forever. Not a good choice for them that evening.
The cops were very nice but I explained that our street has had more than its share of
robberies in the past few months. Hopefully, we'll get more patrols around here.
I think it's time we started a neighborhood watch and made Beachwood a "no solicitation"
street. If the LVNA wants to be involved, great! If not, I think we should do it on our block