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Monday, October 20, 2014

Eastside 911

Highland Park woman chases away burglars

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HIGHLAND PARK -- A woman who lives on the boundary of Highland Park and Eagle Rock said she chased off three men in their 20s as they attempted to steal bikes from her garage in the 1800 block of Avenue 51 while she was at home on Monday night. Read More »

Car owner warns of a Silver Lake tire slasher [updated]

Photo by Kevin

SILVER LAKE —  The owners of several vehicles parked along  Golden Gate Avenue near Effie Street have had their tires slashed on recent evenings. That info comes from a  man named Kevin, whose own tires were slashed on Wednesday.  Kevin, who said he filed a police ... Read More »

Motorcyclist killed in Glassell Park crash

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GLASSELL PARK —  A motorcyclist was fatally injured this afternoon in a collision with a car near Eagle Rock Boulevard and Avenue 42. The victim was pronounced dead at Huntington Memorial Hospital, said Sgt. Kevin Custard with the LAPD’s Central Traffic Division. Detectives are trying to ... Read More »

Vegetation fire scorches Silver Lake [updated]

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SILVER LAKE -- Firefighters this morning responded to a grass and vegetation fire that burned in a hillside area near Lake View Avenue. The blaze, apparently triggered after a  transformer exploded, has been put out but  electrical service has been knocked out in the area. “Power ... Read More »

101-year-old man killed in Boyle Heights collision

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BOYLE HEIGHTS-- A 101-year man crossing a street was fatally struck this morning by a van whose driver was followed and detained by witnesses after fleeing the scene. The LAPD's Central Traffic Division said that Jose Noriega was struck at about 6 a.m. while walking eastbound in a marked crosswalk at Lorena and Opal streets when he was hit by a 1997 Chevy Astro Van traveling northbound on Lorena. Read More »

Power out in Echo Park [update]

ECHO PARK -- A downed power line knocked out electrical service tonight to several blocks near Scott and Parmer avenues. One woman who lives near the intersection said she heard a loud pop or noise and then the lights went out sometime before 9 p.m. Read More »

Atwater Village truck owner warns of tailgate thieves

The tailgate was stolen off this pick up parked on an Atwater street | Courtesy Eastsider Reader

ATWATER VILLAGE —   Police have warned car and truck owners to be aware of a spike in catalytic converter thefts. But thieves are also interested in other auto parts, including tailgates. That’s what an Atwater truck owner named Paul discovered after the tailgate of his ... Read More »