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Melrose Community Can View Crime Maps Online

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It was just last summer and fall when the Melrose community experienced an unsettling crime wave. Melrose Action, a community-oriented website, alerted folks in late August to the 8th in a string of robberies that took place, then a few days later noted that two more took place and went unreported to police. A month later, more robberies were happening, and although three suspects were arrested in early October, vigilance seems to be the only safeguard of area residents.

For the past month, the LAPD's Wilshire Division has been releasing crime maps especially for community website Melrose Action. Now information about recent burglaries, robberies, car thefts, and car break-ins is viewable weekly.