Update from Joe 4/14/09

Sex Offenders Being Housed By The State In Sunland!

A crowd of around 100 gathered at Chapel of the Hills Church tonight to learn about and discuss the 4 registered sex offenders that are being housed almost directly across the street from the church and preschool. There were also representatives present from LAPD and REACT (the police group that monitors sex offenders). Both KNBC and KCBS covered the meeting and had reports about the story on their respective newscasts later in the evening.

It’s also interesting to note that these offenders are considered serious enough that they have been equipped with GPS monitoring devices to keep track of their every move.

It is obvious that there is a lot of anger about these sex offenders being placed in our community, and tonight residents were looking for a way to remedy this situation.  The STA will be promoting a letter writing campaign in the next few days and looking at all legal options.

Stay tuned, there will be more on this story!

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  1. Nina Royal

     /  Tuesday, April 14, 2009

    The LAPD Foothill Division Senior Lead Summit Meeting is tomorrow evening (Wednesday 4/15) starting at 6:30 pm at the following school:

    Strathern Street Elementary School
    7939 St. Clair Avenue
    North Hollywood, CA 91605

    Join the LAPD Officials and Senior Lead officers and find out what’s going on in our communties and there will be a questions and answer session. Everyone is enouraged to attend.

    There is a STNC Safety Meeting Thursday Evening (4/16)
    at 6 pm at:

    North Valley City Hall
    7747 Foothill Blvd
    in the front meeting room

    We will be discussing the meeting at the Church and
    current safety issues. Please plan to attend and get involved in the problem solving process.

  2. So once again the parole unit that covers these sex offenders failed to comply with policy. Who will be accountable for this. Also, someone should check to see how much overtime was issued out to those agents that should have been monitoring these offenders and fire the supervisor.

  3. mg –
    The offenders weren’t out of compliance. It was the State who approved the use of the house for a group home, and the community opposed it. After we had the meeting the other night, the offenders were removed immediately the next day.

    No one was slacking on the job. In fact, we had a fantastic response from LAPD, including our Senior Lead Officer, Larry Martinez. The 2 LAPD agents who attended the meeting the other night were Detective Diane Webb and Detective Lauren Rauch, both from the Registration Enforcement and Compliance Team (REACT). They answered many questions and took a lot of heat from the community. Also, phone calls were made to various agencies by Dale Thrush from CD2, and Nina Royal of the STNC.

    The State took swift action in response and we are very pleased about that.

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