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.
ECHO PARK -- Several cars had their windows smashed and damaged overnight on or near the 1300 block of Allesandro Street. An Allesandro resident said she heard "smashing sounds" shortly after midnight as a car headed north on the narrow street. She went out and found that the driver's side window of one car had been smashed in. This morning in daylight, she found that the windows of two other cars appeared to have been hit with BB-gun pellets and some side view mirrors had also been damaged.
HIGHLAND PARK -- Police blocked off streets and launched an hours-long search Friday night for a suspect who emerged from a silver car and fired multiple shots at a man before driving away from what police say is a gang-related shooting. The gunman was not apprehended following the lengthy search.
ECHO PARK -- At least 15 vehicles have been broken into or were stolen during the past week in the Echo Park area, according to a review of incidents on CrimeMapping.com between Jan. 29 and Feb. 4. The crimes took place across the area, from Elysian Heights on the north to Angeleno Heights on the south.
ATWATER VILLAGE — The car alarm on Lindsey Ferguson’s Honda Element went off early Monday morning. What was going on? She soon discovered that thieves had sawed off the catalytic converter from her vehicle while it was parked on Glenhurst Avenue near Glendale Boulevard. It’s the second time Ferguson’s converter has been stolen, and now she wants to warn her neighbors about the crime.
EAST LOS ANGELES -- Steven Cruz, the 14-year-old who was stabbed to death in front of Griffith Junior High School on Jan. 23, was buried today following a weekend of memorial services and fundraisers.
Cruz, a student at Garfield Senior High, was headed home on a Friday afternoon when he stopped at Griffith Junior High to visit friends, the L.A. County Sheriff Department told EGP News.Read More »
Two armed men held up the Citibank on Eagle Rock Boulevard this afternoon, police said. Read More »
EAST LOS ANGELES – LASD homicide detectives working on Friday’s fatal stabbing of a boy outside an East L.A. middle school have arrested a second suspect – a 14-year-old who is believed to have provided the knife involved in the killing. The juvenile was arrested Tuesday ... Read More »
Crime Check: Burglars busy in Echo Park; vehicle break-ins and thefts adding up in Boyle Heights & City Terrace
This past week’s crime hot spots include numerous burglaries across Echo Park and vehicle thefts and break-ins in Boyle Heights and City Terrace, where four cars were stolen in one day, according to CrimeMapping.com. Here are details on some of the crimes reported between Jan. 21 ... Read More »
EAST LOS ANGELES – Authorities are looking for the suspect who used a pair of scissors to fatally stab a 14-year-old outside David Wark Griffith Junior High School in East Los Angeles this afternoon, reports KTLA. The victim, who died after being transported to a hospital, was a ... Read More »