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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Police searching for murder suspect in Echo Park [updated]

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ECHO PARK — Police have closed off some streets near Bonnie Brae and Montrose Street  this morning as they search for a possible murder suspect, according to the LAPD.  Police began chasing the suspect  on foot near Bonnie Brae and Temple Street after they recognized him ... Read More »

$100,000 reward offered to find Boyle Heights fire bombing suspects; video of attacks released

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — Federal and local authorities today announced that a reward of up to $100,000  is up for grabs to anyone who provides information  leading to the arrest of one or more of the suspects who threw Molotov cocktails at four apartments at the Ramona ... Read More »

Mail theft reported in Angeleno Heights

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ANGELENO HEIGHTS — A resident wants to warn neighbors that there has been a recent increase in mail theft on East Edgeware Road: A resident saw a man described as heavy-set and Latino with a shaved head taking a package from a neighbor’s mailbox and opening ... Read More »

Crime Check: Lock your cars, Silver Lake; Highland Park assaults; East L.A. burglaries

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About a dozen motor vehicles were reported broken into or stolen recently in central and southern Silver Lake, according to CrimeMapping.com. Other trouble spots across the Eastside included assaults in Highland Park, vehicle thefts in Lincoln Heights and burglaries in East Los Angeles and City Terrace. ... Read More »

Silver Lake woman warns of Peeping Tom

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SILVER LAKE — A woman who was taking a shower on Sunday morning looked outside her bathroom window and discovered a man was looking at her as she bathed. The woman, who did not want her name disclosed,  jumped out of the shower and called police ... Read More »

Catalytic converter thieves hit Echo Park and Elysian Heights

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ECHO PARK — An Echo Park  truck owner named John was one of victims of catalytic converter thieves who were busy cutting away the valuable auto part (which contain precious metals) from neighborhood vehicles this week. John, who lives on Echo Park Avenue near Avalon Street, ... Read More »

One killed in Silver Lake area shooting

One person was killed this morning after they were shot outside a Del Taco restaurant on Sunset Boulevard near Fountain Avenue, reports CBS2.   The 11 a.m. shooting prompted the lock down of nearby Thomas Starr King Middle School. ABC7 said the 30-year-old victim, who died after ... Read More »

Police searching for a gunman in Lincoln Heights [updated]

LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Police sealed off a section of Lincoln Heights this morning as they searched for a gunman, according to @HollenbeckLAPD.  Police warned about heavy traffic congestion this morning near North Broadway and Daly Street after they blocked off streets during the search. No word ... Read More »

Echo Park murder victim identified

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ECHO PARK –  Police identified the victim of Sunday’s fatal shooting as 35-year-old John Alvarado. Detective Julian Pere with the Rampart Division said  the shooting is believed to be gang related but police have few details about the suspects.  The victim was near his home when ... Read More »

One man dead in Echo Park shooting [updated]

ECHO PARK —  Police are investigating an early morning shooting near Alvarado and Santa Ynez streets that left one man dead in Echo Park. The victim was transported to a hospital where he died from his injuries, said Sgt. Richard Gonzales with the Rampart Division. Officers ... Read More »