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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Crime

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 »

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 »

Police investigating armed robbery at Atwater Village Sizzler

Two masked and armed suspects held up the Atwater Village Sizzler and pistol whipped an employee during a Sunday morning robbery, police said.  Customers were present at the Los Feliz Boulevard restaurant when the gunman displayed their weapons and then took money from the safe, said ... Read More »

Police searching for homicide suspect in Echo Park*

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LAPD officers have sealed off a section of Echo Park near Temple and Bonnie Brae streets as they search for a possible murder suspect, according to preliminary information. An officer at the Rampart Division station said the murder did not take place today but had no ... Read More »

Los Feliz woman warns neighbors after break-in

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A Los Feliz resident named Michelle who lives in the 4000 block of Sunset Drive reports that a burglar broke into her home on Saturday morning while she was out walking her dog. She advised her neighbors to make sure they lock up and watch out ... Read More »

Police looking for suspect in fatal Elysian Park shooting

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A 45-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday afternoon in Elysian Park in what may have been a gang-related shooting near Solano Canyon. The LAPD today asked the public for help in finding the suspect who shot the victim multiple times at about 4:35 p.m. at the Elysian ... Read More »

A Sunday night of crime in Eagle Rock

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Sunday night found the LAPD SWAT team responding to a pair of separate incidents in Eagle Rock that ended peacefully, according City News Service. The first involved a three-hour long search for a man armed with a handgun who fled from a vehicle that officers had ... Read More »

Police seeking sexual assault victims of former Franklin High teacher

Police are looking for Franklin High students who may have been sexually assaulted by a teacher who worked at the Highland Park campus for nearly a decade. Peter Christopher Gomez,  who had recently been a drama and history teacher at Bell Senior High School, was arrested ... Read More »