Occupy L.A.: Serious crimes have doubled in area, police say
From Oct. 1 to Monday, the LAPD reported 24 arrests for crimes including robbery, theft and aggravated assault.
The reporting area is bounded by Temple, 2nd, Hill and Alameda streets.
The LAPD reported a total of 102 arrests compared to 60 during the same 45-day period in 2010.
Of those, many included offenses such as disorderly conduct, drug violations, public drunkenness and lewd acts.
Representatives from Occupy L.A. plan to file a court motion for a temporary restraining order to prevent police from dismantling their encampment around City Hall without providing notice.
-- Andrew Blankstein
Photo: Tents along Spring Street at L.A. City Hall. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times