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Friday, October 31, 2014

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Skeletons, complaints and delays haunt renovation of former Rampart police station

The renovation of the former Rampart station is running behind schedule

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN -- The conversion of the former Rampart Division police station into the stylish new headquarters for the SWAT team was slated to be been finished next month. But the building remains a hollowed-out eyesore, and the completion date has been postponed until next year in part because construction was temporarily halted following the discovery of skeletal remains. Read More »

Man found dead on freeway in Silver Lake

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SILVER LAKE — Authorities shut down portions of the northbound Hollywood Freeway this morning after the body of a man was discovered in traffic lanes near the Silver Lake exit, KTLA and other news media reported. The body was found shortly after 3 a.m. but it’s ... Read More »

Catalytic converter thieves remain busy

A catalytic converter was cut off from the bottom this Honda Element. Photo courtesy James Stathas 7-3-2014 7-35-01 AM

ECHO PARK — This summer’s surge in catalytic converter thefts has continued into the fall, with the Rampart Division recently warning that Honda Elements are the primary target.  A Honda Element owner named Tony who lives near Scott Avenue and Laveta Terrace knows this well. His ... Read More »

One dead in Angeleno Heights shooting

The victim was found inside his on East Edgeware Road | Google Maps

ANGELENO HEIGHTS — A 28-year-old man died after he was shot in the torso shortly after midnight. Police, responding to calls of multiple gunshots, found the victim inside his apartment on East Edgeware Road near Kellam Avenue, said Lt. Wes Buhrmester with the Rampart Division. Buhrmester ... Read More »