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Sunday, April 13, 2014

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Saturday night fire breaks out in Mt. Washington home

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MT. WASHINGTON — More than 90 firefighters put out a blaze that broke out Saturday night in the second floor of a hillside home in the 800 block of Ganymede Drive, according to @LAFD. No one was injured and the fire, which was reported at about ... Read More »

Echo Park burglar hits McDuff Street

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ECHO PARK — A burglar made off with a bike from a house on McDuff Street on Wednesday night while the owner was still at home. The resident reported the crime, which took place at about 9 p.m.,  to the Northeast Division and shared details of ... Read More »

2 Freeway crash leaves four people injured in Glassell Park

GLASSELL PARK — A traffic collision on the southbound 2 Freeway near Fletcher Drive this afternoon has left four people injured, with three of them sustaining serious injury, according to preliminary information from the L.A. Fire Department. @LAFD said a fourth person suffered a minor injury ... Read More »

Vehicle flips over in front of Barlow Hospital

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ECHO PARK — At least one person required medical treatment this afternoon after a vehicle flipped over in front of Barlow Hospital. It’s not clear what caused the incident but the vehicle remained upside down in the 2000 block of Stadium Way at about 2 p.m. ... Read More »

Driver plows into Heritage Square Museum building

MONTECITO HEIGHTS —  Heritage Square Museum officials today are  assessing the damage left behind by a driver who plowed his vehicle through the front gate and crashed into the facade of the museum’s gift shop early Sunday morning. The front of the Palms Depot, built in ... Read More »

LAPD won’t be playing around on Dodger opening day

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ECHO PARK — With thousands of fans and their autos descending on Dodger Stadium for Friday’s season opener, the LAPD is planning to deploy its own team of blue to keep things orderly in the ballpark and surrounding neighborhoods, where opening day can resemble a cross ... Read More »

Police make Echo Park arrests in connection with 2010 murder

ECHO PARK — Police made five arrests today after serving search warrants at five homes in the Echo Park area as part of an investigation into a 2010 murder.  Detective Brian Putnam with the LAPD Central Division said officers also confiscated several weapons and ammunition during ... Read More »

SWAT Team in Echo Park*

ECHO PARK — An LAPD SWAT Team was finishing up an operation this morning in Echo Park near Echo Park Avenue and Baxter Street.   Sgt. Phillips at the LAPD Northeast Division said she had no further details at this time. * Update @ 7:30 a.m.: Officers ... Read More »

Woman’s body found in lake at Boyle Heights’ Hollenbeck Park

BOYLE HEIGHTS — A team of LAPD divers are assisting in this afternoon’s investigating of  the discovery of a woman’s body floating in the lake at Hollenbeck Park. KTLA reports that homicide detectives are handling the case but it’s not clear how the woman’s body ended ... Read More »

Cause of deadly Echo Park fire remains undetermined

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After a fire swept through an Echo Park apartment house and killed two people last December, officials with the L.A. Fire Department called the blaze  “suspicious” as arson investigators inspected the ruins of the Bonnie Brae Street building.  But more than three months after the Dec. ... Read More »