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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Eastside 911

Forget the bike; Echo Park thieves steal entire bike rack

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ECHO PARK -- It's come to this - not only do you need to lock up your bike, you need to lock up your bike rack. Sometime over night one of the bike-shaped racks that were recently installed around Echo Park Lake was stolen from the southeast corner of the park, a city official said today. Not only did the black metal rack go missing, but so did the rack's pair of six-inch concrete bases that were buried in the ground.

Fatal motorcycle crash at 2 & 5 freeway junction

ELYSIAN VALLEY-- A fatal motorcycle crash tonight has shut down the transition road from the southbound 2 Freeway to the southbound 5 Freeway, reports the CHP. A SigAlert was declared at about 6 p.m., with officials expecting the transition road to be closed for at least two hours.

Man stabbed in Echo Park bar fight

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ECHO PARK -- Two men were arrested in connection with a fight and stabbing at the Gold Room bar at 1 a.m., according to a story in the Daily News. The victim was stabbed in the torso but his injury was described as non life threatening, police said.

Police pursuit ends in Highland Park

Highland Park - Police apprehended two suspects tonight following a pursuit that began in Echo Park and ended near Monte Vista Street and Avenue 61, where one of the suspects was Tasered by police as TV helicopters recorded the scene from overhead.

Man killed in Echo Park shooting

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ECHO PARK -- Police are seeking suspects in the Sunday morning slaying of a 35-year-old man who was the victim of a drive-by shooting. The victim, described as a male Latino was shot at about 8:30 a.m. as he was standing on the sidewalk in the 300 block Douglas Street.