Since the implementation of the Flock Safety Cameras program in the City of La Cañada Flintridge in August 2020, the technology has helped the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Crescenta Valley Station identify numerous stolen vehicles or vehicles wanted in connection with crimes in the City or the County.
“The early results of the Flock Safety system are impressive, and thanks to the fine work of our Sheriff’s Department, the technology has contributed to greater public safety and security in our community,” said Mayor Michael T. Davitt.
Some of the notable arrests and recoveries in the City of LCF include:
- In September, the Flock Safety database returned critical information to help locate a vehicle involved in a residential burglary.
- In October, five stolen or wanted vehicles were recovered in a matter of weeks with the help of Flock Safety footage and data. In one incident, a vehicle stolen in Escondido raised Flock Safety alerts and was recovered in La Cañada Flintridge, leading to an arrest in connection with other crimes.
- In November, Flock Safety alerted deputies to a stolen vehicle, allowing field units to conduct a traffic stop leading to a grand theft auto arrest.
- In January, Flock Cameras identified a vehicle associated with a suspect wanted for alleged kidnapping. An arrest resulted.
- In April, LASD was alerted to a stolen vehicle at Oak Grove Dr and Foothill Blvd. A felony traffic stop resulted in the driver being taken into custody for taking a vehicle without owner’s consent and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.
The successes of the Flock Safety program are due to a team effort between the Crescenta Valley station, the City of La Cañada Flintridge and Flock Safety.
For more information, please contact Carl Alameda, Assistant City Manager, at (818) 790-8880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.