The West L.A. Division of the Los Angeles Police Department is beginning to tackle nuisances at the old Texaco station at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Barrington.
The police did not provide details, but said the lot and the building at 115 South Barrington Ave., along with some of its inhabitants and visitors, have been "historically problematic" to the community.
Senior lead officer Maria Gray emailed the community Friday afternoon with forms from the department's citywide nuisance abatement unit. The form asks if there are crimes taking place at the site, trash and debris, loiterers, graffiti or code or permit violations. She said part of the lot currently houses a Christmas tree business (not to be confused with the one profiled this week at the corner of Montana Avenue and San Vicente Boulevard), and has the proper permits to operate there.
I am collecting as many stories as I can detailing some of the problems people and/or surrounding businesses have experienced over the years. It can come from residents, business owners/managers, their employees, teachers, parents and students or anyone else who has a story to tell illustrating some of the problems or issues they've experienced associated with that property in any respect.
If someone can't remember exact dates/times it is not a problem and please don't let that deter you from providing a declaration. As much detail is preferred but it also can be of a general situation. There is no right or wrong way to do it.
Forms are attached to this article. One is for businesses and one is for citizens.
Once the form is completed, it can be mailed, dropped off at the police station (with "Attention: Senior Lead Officer Maria Gray, Community Relations" on the envelope) or scanned and emailed. Gray also offered to come by and pick them up.