Stop a crime, see a show

first_img“The bottom line is, it can’t hurt, and if encourages them to call, it’s a good thing,” he said. Tonight’s meeting is at 7 in the City Council chambers, 18125 Bloomfield Ave. [email protected] (562) 499-1284160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“It’s fairly unprecedented for cities to offer this for tips on crimes in progress,” he said. “The way it will operate is not decided yet, but should we do it. “It would probably end up where if we see an arrest made in response to a call – burglary, carjacking, for example – then we’d send a letter to the person reporting this and offer them that option.” The tipster would receive vouchers that can be redeemed toward tickets to the show of their choice. Details of the program, if approved, would still have to be worked out. For example, tipsters often prefer to remain anonymous. But officials said having such a program in place could spur more people to report crimes. “It’s another one of those little tools to add to the mix to impact the crime rate in the city,” said Berg, a retired deputy chief for the Los Angeles Police Department. The city could have a deal for you: Stop a crime, go to the theater. City Council members tonight will take up a proposal that would provide the unique reward to residents who notify sheriff’s officials of crimes in progress. If arrests are subsequently made, residents would be rewarded with two tickets for any show at the city’s state-of-the-art Center for the Performing Arts. The idea was originally suggested by Mayor Pro Tem Laura Lee after a March 9 community safety meeting, said Gregory Berg, director of community and safety services. last_img

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