Looks like West Covina police aren’t too happy with the amount of runs they’ve been having to make to the Crazy Horse bar/night club in West Covina.
Jennifer McLain reports that police officials want the club to hire more security guards – that means a nightly minimum of four in the restaurant and two more in the parking lot.
The Crazy Horse Steak House and Saloon, at 1360 W. Garvey Ave. South,
has attracted large numbers of fights, arrests and calls for service
since it opened nearly one year ago.
“(Calls for service) is running a bit high, but that is a kind of
difficult thing to measure against other establishments in the city
since there is nothing that compares to it,” said Cmdr. Mark Dettor.
At a six-month review of Crazy Horse on Tuesday by the West Covina
Planning Commission, police officials requested that the private
security staff be better trained and that additional guards be placed
in the parking lot.
Records show that while arrests have declined the past six months at
Crazy Horse, the variety and number of crimes have increased and
could be attributed to the lack of police presence.
From August 2007 to January 2008, there were 22 arrests and nearly 30
calls for service, including fights, public intoxication and medical
assists stemming from fights.
During this time, Crazy Horse employed uniformed West Covina officers
on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights until May.
The number of incidents has spiked at the Crazy Horse since theofficers stopped regular patrols, which was required by thecity-approved permit.
From February to August, there were 80 calls for service, including
43 crime reports, for incidents including general disturbances,
fights, carjacking, rape, grand theft and assault with a deadly
weapon. There were 11 arrests.