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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Crime

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 »

Police investigating Echo Park stabbing; victim dies [updated]

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ECHO PARK -- Police are searching for three suspects tonight in connection with the stabbing of a man on Sunset Boulevard as the street was busy with crowds attending the Echo Park Rising music festival. Read More »

One person injured in Highland Park shooting [update]

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HIGHLAND PARK -- One person was shot this afternoon in Highland Park before the victim drove off from the shooting scene and was later involved in a traffic collision on the 110 Freeway, according to preliminary police reports. Read More »

Police investigating Highland Park shooting [updated]

HIGHLAND PARK-- Officers tonight are checking reports of a shooting near Figueroa Street and Avenue 56, according to a tweet by the Northeast Division. No further details were immediately available. Read More »

One dead in Lincoln Heights shooting

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A 40-year-old man was fatally shot shortly after midnight today in the 2200 block of Thomas Street in Lincoln Heights, police said.  The victim, Edgar Pastor, fled in his vehicle following the shooting and was found by officers in a nearby alley after he was involved ... Read More »

Highland Park streets closed during bomb scare [updated]

HIGHLAND PARK — Police have cordoned off  streets near York Boulevard and Avenue 63 as they investigate a suspicious package. Warehouse Shoe Sale is among the stores have that closed as the investigation takes place.  Update: The LAPD Bomb Squad determined that the item was not an ... Read More »

Police apprehend suspected car thief in Echo Park [updated]

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ECHO PARK –  Police caught a suspected car thief tonight after briefly sealing off streets near Sunset Boulevard and Douglas Street.  A helicopter hovered overhead as residents reported hearing numerous police sirens. An officer at the LAPD Northeast Division station said the suspect has been caught ... Read More »

Police seek man suspected of targeting women in Debs Park; sketch of suspect released

Drawing of suspect released by LAPD

The LAPD has released a drawing of a man suspected of assaulting or exposing himself to three women in Debs Park since January. In each case the women were walking alone through the large park that sprawls across the hills east of the Arroyo Seco Parkway ... Read More »

Police warn Echo Park and Silver Lake Honda Element owners about catalytic converter thieves

Stolen catalytic converter. Photo courtesy James Stathas 7-3-2014 7-35-01 AM

Earlier this month The Eastsider reported on Silver Lake motorists whose vehicles had been the targets of catalytic converter thieves. Those thefts have continued in Silver Lake as well as Echo Park, with the LAPD Rampart Division this week issuing a warning to the owners of ... Read More »