Residents across Highland Park were startled last night by a big boom that rattled the neighborhood. The loud noise was heard shortly before 10 p.m., according to several Highland Park residents. Brian Thomas with the LAPD Northeast Division said this morning he had no information about the noise and had not heard of any reports of damage. But Highland Park residents certainly heard and felt the boom. “My house shook,” said a woman who lives near Avenue 54 and Monte Vista Street.
Another resident named Michelle who lives near Avenue 57 and Benner Street said the one large sound left her dogs barking. A friend of hers who lives near Avenue 52 and York Boulevard also heard the boom. She and others were trying to figure out who is responsible and earlier big booms. “It’s a curiosity,” said Michelle.
Highland Park residents last night’s boom sound and felt more like a bomb than noisy fireworks. Last March, a loud boom was also felt across the neighborhood, prompting the fire department to look for possible damage. They found no damage or explanation for the noise.