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Monday, March 30, 2015

Crime

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.

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.

One injured in Echo Park area shooting

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ECHO PARK — A possible gang-related shooting in the 1100 block of West Temple Street left one man injured immediately east of Echo Park, according to a story in the Daily News. The victim suffered a leg wound after being shot at about 8 p.m. in ...

Armed robber holds up Echo Park 7-Eleven

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ECHO PARK -- An armed man held up a 7-Eleven last night, making off with about $400 in cash while customers were inside the Glendale Boulevard convenience store, police said. The robbery took place just before midnight, said Detective Joe Rios with the Northeast Division.

Glendale police standoff attracts attention in Glassell Park

GLASSELL PARK -- Streets have been blocked off and a police helicopter has been hovering overhead this afternoon as Glendale police are engaged in a standoff with a man who allegedly struck his brother with a hammer. Officers are still trying to determine if the man in his early 20s is still inside a home in the 1800 block of Marion Drive in the Adams Hills section of Glendale next to Glassell Park.

Crime Check: Echo Park burglars coming in through the front door

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ECHO PARK -- Police are warning Echo Park residents to take extra precautions against break-ins after more than 15 burglaries have been reported since the Christmas holiday in the area north of Sunset Boulevard. How are burglars breaking in? While most burglars prefer to sneak in through side windows and rear doors, the criminals in one-third of the Echo Park burglaries preferred a more direct approach: the front door.