(Editor’s note: Attached you will also find a badge note Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin drafted and will be disseminated to the parents/gradians of Palisades Charter High School and Paul Revere Middle School regarding the recent juvenile behaviors.)
I am Officer Brian Espin, the Senior Lead Officer for the Pacific Palisades area.
I would like to bring to your attention the increasing problematic juvenile behavior in the Pacific Palisades. The areas where most of the activity is occurring is in the Village, Palisades Park and surrounding businesses and neighborhood. The problematic juvenile behaviors that have been
affecting the area is as follows.
- Loud and raucous behavior (being disrespectful) in local businesses and neighborhood
- The ignition of fireworks in the park and neighborhood
- Theft from local businesses
- Physical harassment of other kids
- Operation of electric motorcycles in a reckless dangerous manner (not street legal)
To maintain an ongoing partnership with the community, I am requesting parents/guardians to have conversations with their children regarding their conduct and behavior when out in the neighborhood.
We (LAPD) will address each incident when reported to us and would like to prevent any criminal consequences for kids’ behaviors when they can be avoided with education rather than enforcement.
Most of the activities have been occurring in the late afternoon and evening hours over the weekends. Children are out in the late hours past curfew getting involved in these activities. I want to encourage parents/guardians to monitor and always be aware of your child’s activities and what they are doing in the neighborhood. Allowing the groups of kids to congregate and disturb the residents and local businesses has an affect on the quality of life of the people who visit and reside in the area.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns, or if you have any information regarding juvenile activity in the neighborhood.
Brian Espin #37430