Venice Beach BID Community Update - April 2019

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May 20, 2019

In addition to responding to non-emergency situations and identifying a path to resolution, our Safe Team members serve as safety ambassadors throughout our district. They help people with directions, provide an escort when needed, and generally look out for the welfare of both people and pets.

Here are a couple of recent instances, as described by the Safe Team:

Our Safe Team member was able to prevent a drunk driver from driving northbound on Pacific. The driver came to a halt after hitting a parked car. Our team member was able to get the driver to voluntarily surrender the car keys and wait until LAPD arrived.
When the Safe Team observed a suspect abusing a puppy, the team was able to defuse the situation. A good Samaritan took the puppy for medical care. The Safe Team detained the suspect until LAPD arrived. The suspect was arraigned and sentenced to 16-months in prison and a year of mental health counseling. 

Please Call Us!
In an EMERGENCY situation, please call 911 before notifying the VB BID.
To request service for non-emergency incidents, call our dispatcher at
310-396-VBID (8243).