Monday, September 1, 2014

Eastside 911

Two motorcyclists shot on Boyle Heights freeway [updated]


BOYLE HEIGHTS - A pair of freeway shootings on the 60 Freeway in Boyle Heights early today left two motorcyclists wounded, with six gunshots striking one man on his back, reports CBS2. One of the motorcyclists said he was shot on the freeway near Lorena Street. Read More »

Silver Lake surveillance video shows why you should lock those car doors


SILVER LAKE -- Police frequently mention that many thieves don't have to break into cars - they simply open unlocked doors. A surveillance video posted on the LAPD Rampart Division Facebook page shows two persons trying to find an unlocked vehicle door on Descanso Drive. Police call it "door checking." Read More »

Echo Park shops drying out after second water main break in two years

Echo Park water main break Alvarado and Sunset 8-25-2014 11-20-16 PM

ECHO PARK – It was two years ago this month that Oscar and Jennifer Carpinteyro found themselves cleaning up their vintage stereo shop after a water main  break steps from their front door flooded the Alvarado Street store. Today, the couple were once again scraping out ... Read More »

Water main break floods Echo Park businesses [Updated]


ECHO PARK -- The early morning rupture of an 8-inch water main near Alvarado Street and Sunset Boulevard flooded a handful of shops and will leave some businesses and residences without water until this afternoon, reports KTLA. Read More »

Suspects in fatal Echo Park stabbing remain at large; fundraiser planned for slain skateboarder

Carlos Arellano | Photo courtesy Bloom to Groom

As police continue their search for three suspects responsible for last week's fatal stabbing in Echo Park, the owner of a Highland Park grooming shop where the victim had worked will host a fundraiser on Sunday for the slain man’s family. Read More »

Parole sweep targets violators in Echo Park and Silver Lake [updated]

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Three teams of LAPD gang officers and state agents went looking for parole violators along the Sunset Boulevard corridor this morning in response to an increase in property crimes in the area, police said. Read More »

Woman injured in car-to-car shooting near Atwater Village


ATWATER VILLAGE -- One woman was wounded during a car-to-car shooting that might have begun on the 5 Freeway, reports NBC LA. Read More »

Possible suicide victim found in Elysian Park [updated]

Coroner on the scene of a possible suicide | Jennifer Deines

The body of a possible suicide victim was found this morning in Elysian Park, according to a spokesman for the L.A. County Department of Coroner. A van from the coroner’s office was seen collecting the body near a metal bench as morning commuters drove by on ... Read More »

Police shoot man armed with shotgun in Boyle Heights

BOYLE HEIGHTS --  CBS2 and other media reporting that LAPD shot a mentally-ill man armed with a shotgun this afternoon in the 3200 block of E. Lanfranco Street Read More »

Police investigating Echo Park stabbing death [updated]

A skateboard taped to a lampost was part of a sidewalk memorial taking shape on Sunset boulevard

ECHO PARK — The man who was stabbed  during a Friday night argument with  three suspects on Sunset Boulevard has died from his wounds, police said today. Police this morning were looking for surveillance videos and conducting probation checks on the homes of known gang members ... Read More »