Police searching for Echo Park burglary suspect*

LAPD police helicopter over Echo Park.Police are searching for a burglary suspect in the 1400 block of Portia Street in Echo Park.  A police officer with the Northeast Division said he had no further information about the search that was underway shortly before 1 a.m. However, police in an LAPD helicopter hovering overhead were heard ordering someone to come out with their hands hands up.

* Update @ 8:24 a.m.:  The suspect told officers he was being chased and ran into a house for protection, said Sgt. Vince Perez with the Northeast Division. “That was not the case, so he was arrested. He’s now in custody.”


  1. Yes, I heard the police ordering someone to come out with their hands up. I was just dozing off and wondered what it was all about.

  2. Got a video of the whole thing

  3. I heard this all very clearly last night. It was disconcerting and troublesome. I’m glad they caught the guy if in fact he’s the one they were after and he broke the law. Are there any more details on what exactly transpired?

  4. It was very loud. I can usually sleep through the copters after living in Echo Park for awhile. This one kept me up and wondering.

  5. Seemed like that chopper was up there for hours, but could have been the tylenol pm messing with my head. Glad they got the dumb perp.

  6. I. Thought they were Filming an Episode of Psych down at the Gas Station @?

  7. I heard the instructions from the helicopter so clearly I almost put my hands over my head and headed down to Sunset in my jammies.

  8. What happened yesterday tho?? March 4-5?? Donaldson/Cerro Gordo and Echo Park Av; same kind of deal, lots of cops, helicopter etc. Spring is in the air?

    • I saw a white female and hispanic male flashing their flashlights inside cars. Also their were 2 men with them but they were in a dark black/blue jeep cherokee with tinted windows behind following the others driving slowly. This happened between 11p-12a. Everyone please remember to lock your cars. I’ve already reported this to the patrol security.

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