LAPD Reports Hate Crime at St. Casimir Lithuanian Catholic Church; Releases New Crime Stats
Updated: May 31
Silver Lake’s Senior Lead Officer Jose Ramirez reports that on April 13 a hate crime took place at St. Casimir Lithuanian Catholic Church and a statue of the Virgin Mary was vandalized. The historic church was established as a sanctuary for Lithuanian immigrants and their families who fled their homeland during the Russian occupation. Today, St. Casimir serves a diverse community of immigrants. There has also been a recent increase in graffiti on residential homes near Sunset Boulevard and a shooting occurred at a taco truck parked at 2372 Glendale Boulevard. According to SLO Ramirez, a group of people were involved in an altercation and during the physical fight a male fired one round in the air and fled the location.
LAPD detectives are investigating the hate crime and the shooting. Anyone with information should call the Northeast Police Station at 213-562-3211 or SLO Ramirez at 213-793-0763. Callers may remain anonymous.
Below are the crime stats from March 6 to April 2
Aggravated Assaults: 5
Gang Related: 1
Shots Fired: 1
Victims Shot: 0
Grand Theft Auto: 18
Burglary From Motor Vehicle: 34
Recovered Stolen Vehicles: 4
Violent Crimes: 1
Property Crimes: 8