Coolidge Ave. Neighborhood Watch


Coolidge Ave. Neighborhood Watch

It's time for us to come together and let criminals know they aren't welcome in our neighborhood anymore!

This virtual group and discussion forum is a place for us to connect with each other between Neighborhood Watch meetings.  You are encouraged to share information, ideas and suggestions about community crime prevention here.

Location: 3800-3900 blocks of Coolidge Ave.
Members: 1
Latest Activity: Apr 5, 2013

Welcome Coolidge Ave. Crime Fighters!

The group rules here are simple:

  1. Have fun! We want this group to be a place to connect in a positive way and meet all the cool people that live on our street. That will happen because you make it happen, so go for it!
  2. Offer solutions and suggestions anytime you can. We want to build a supportive, positive community here on Coolidge Ave. If you're just here to complain, there's no room for that...please take your complaints somewhere else.
  3. Be nice. Being a neighbor is all about finding solutions, not starting arguments. Respect different points of view - you just might learn something.
  4. Please don't use profanity. We will immediately ban anyone who says anything racist, homophobic or otherwise inflammatory. Got it?
  5. Please refrain from advertising your business in this group.


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Comment by Selena on December 8, 2012 at 4:21pm

Did you see Officer Marcy and her partner on Coolidge Ave. yesterday handing out Harden Your Target flyers?  How about the decoy LAPD car parked at the South West corner of the intersection of Coolidge and Matteson? 

Comment by Selena on December 11, 2012 at 11:51pm

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Saturday, December 22, 2012

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

3929 Coolidge Ave.


It's time for us to come together and let criminals know they aren't welcome in our neighborhood anymore!

LAPD Senior Lead Officer Marcy Garcia will update us on the latest crime trends in our community. 

LAPD Reserve Officer Arnold Corlin will discuss home security and then walk through our neighborhood to help us "harden our target."

You can read Mr. Corlin's biography here:

The meeting will take no more than an hour and the neighborhood walk-through will begin immediately afterwards.

The Mattson's at 3929 Coolidge Ave. have graciously offered their front yard for our meeting.
Please bring your own chair or blanket.
Refreshments will be served.

This is an event for all neighbors living in the 3800 and 3900 blocks of Coolidge Ave. in South Mar Vista. Please share this information with your neighbors. A flyer about this meeting will also be distributed door-to-door this week.
Comment by Selena on February 3, 2013 at 9:07pm

Thanks to Sherri Akers for sharing this information with us at the Coolidge Ave. Neighbors Facebook page (

1) Burglary near the Mar Vista Bowling Alley 2/1/2013

Please be aware that an elderly couple near the bowling alley in Mar Vista were robbed on Friday, February 1st in the early afternoon, approximately 1:00 pm, while they were home.

A gentleman came to the door asking to discuss extensive impending DWP work. the homeowner, being a retired architect and very interested in civil engineering, let the suspect into the his backyard and discussed the matter for well over a half hour. The suspect was sufficiently conversant in technical language to trigger no suspicion. While engaged in the backyard, accomplices yanked open the front screen door and riffled through the house, uncovering considerable amounts of stored jewelry and money.

Two Caucasian males were seen leaving the house about 1:30 pm. They carried no visible bags but they wore bulky clothes and jackets. One was an older man. It is presumed there was a fourth person waiting nearby in a getaway car.

2) Odd Encounter on 1/26/2013 (reported at the Mar Vista Neighborhood Association Facebook page:

A lady called "Carina " appeared on my doorstep around 10am today (Saturday, January 26th) (she look to be about 40) soaking wet. She said that her car (a jeep cherokee parked across the street) had issues and that she was waiting for AAA and needed to use the restroom. She was very agitated and asked me for Advil . She supposedly lives on Victoria & Beethoven and has a 6 year old going to the Beethoven elementary School. I offered her tea and she looked around the house very curiously. Then all of a sudden she jumped up saying "they are here" and headed to her car. There was no AAA, but she got in her car and drove away. Very strange.....anybody have a similar encounter ??


Please be very wary of letting people into your home or back yard! Please keep your eyes open for suspicious activity, make notes about what you see (descriptions of people and vehicles involved) and share that information with the LAPD non-emergency phone line 877-ASK-LAPD or by calling or emailing our Lead Officer Marcy Garcia at (310) 622-3972 and

Remember that crime prevention begins with you. Please help the LAPD protect our home and property by being their eyes and ears in our neighborhood. When in doubt, do not hesitate to report what you see!

Comment by Selena on April 5, 2013 at 7:17pm

News from Officer Marcy Garcia:

"I wanted to advise you of a recent 459 (burglary) that took place on the 3900 Block of Mc Laughlin Ave.

This occurred on Tuesday March 26 at approximately 11:00 AM.

Unknown suspects entered house through open garage door and the home was ransacked. Suspects exited house through side door with victim's property."

Please remember to lock all your doors and windows, including those in your garage. Also it is important to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

Not sure what "suspicious activity" is? Check out the our page What is "Suspicious Behavior"? ... and Why You Need to Report It!

You can report suspicious behavior to the LAPD Non-emergency line at 877-ASK-LAPD or by contacting Officer Garcia at (310) 622-3972 and

Officer Garcia has spoken to the LAPD officers who are assigned our area and they be will conducting extra patrols.


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