A police helicopter hovering over central Echo Park is part of a search for suspects involved in a car theft, according to Sgt. Eddie Ortiz at the Northeast Division. He did not have further information. The search, which began about midnight, is centered on Laveta Terrace north of Sunset Boulevard. Officers have set up a perimeter to seal off the area, with a resident on nearby Fairbanks Place saying officers advised staying indoors.
Update @ 1:10 a.m.: Officers report that a suspect is in custody.