Steering wheel locks and license plate security screws will be distributed to people living or working in the Hollenbeck Division through the station’s H.E.L.P, Hollenbeck’s Effective License Plate and Auto Theft Prevention Program, which received funding from the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council and the LAPD Hollenbeck Area Police Advisory Board.
The steering wheel locks will be free to local residents with a valid driver’s license and vehicle registration, according to Hollenbeck Community Relations Sergeant Minh Nguyen.
About 1,000 residents in the Hollenbeck area have been victims of auto-related thefts so far this year, according to police.
The station is located at 2111 E. First St., L.A. 90033. For more information, call Nguyen at (213) 793-0747.