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LAPD party patrol car aims to crack down on crimes in San Fernando Valley

The LAPD's Mission Community Police Station is seen in this undated file photo.

October 26, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Los Angeles police are cracking down on crime at parties in part of the San Fernando Valley.

A special patrol unit will be on duty every weekend through the end of the year in the Mission area, according to the LAPD's Mission Community Police Station.

The dedicated unit will respond to large parties in an effort to prevent gang activity, drug-use and violence.

Police said they received nearly 5,000 calls last year about party disturbances after 10 p.m. in the northeast San Fernando Valley.

Just recently, three men were stabbed at a party in Sylmar. Neighbors say they're glad the "party car" is being funded.