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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Crime

Catalytic converter thieves remain busy

A catalytic converter was cut off from the bottom this Honda Element. Photo courtesy James Stathas 7-3-2014 7-35-01 AM

ECHO PARK — This summer’s surge in catalytic converter thefts has continued into the fall, with the Rampart Division recently warning that Honda Elements are the primary target.  A Honda Element owner named Tony who lives near Scott Avenue and Laveta Terrace knows this well. His ... Read More »

One dead in Angeleno Heights shooting

The victim was found inside his on East Edgeware Road | Google Maps

ANGELENO HEIGHTS — A 28-year-old man died after he was shot in the torso shortly after midnight. Police, responding to calls of multiple gunshots, found the victim inside his apartment on East Edgeware Road near Kellam Avenue, said Lt. Wes Buhrmester with the Rampart Division. Buhrmester ... Read More »

Highland Park woman chases away burglars

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HIGHLAND PARK -- A woman who lives on the boundary of Highland Park and Eagle Rock said she chased off three men in their 20s as they attempted to steal bikes from her garage in the 1800 block of Avenue 51 while she was at home on Monday night. Read More »

Car owner warns of a Silver Lake tire slasher [updated]

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SILVER LAKE —  The owners of several vehicles parked along  Golden Gate Avenue near Effie Street have had their tires slashed on recent evenings. That info comes from a  man named Kevin, whose own tires were slashed on Wednesday.  Kevin, who said he filed a police ... Read More »

Atwater Village truck owner warns of tailgate thieves

The tailgate was stolen off this pick up parked on an Atwater street | Courtesy Eastsider Reader

ATWATER VILLAGE —   Police have warned car and truck owners to be aware of a spike in catalytic converter thefts. But thieves are also interested in other auto parts, including tailgates. That’s what an Atwater truck owner named Paul discovered after the tailgate of his ... Read More »

Police investigating Echo Park area homicide [update]

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ECHO PARK -- A Tuesday night shooting near Vista Hermosa Park left one man dead, police said. Officers responded to reports of shots fired near the 100 block of N. Toluca Street in the southern edge of Echo Park at about 8: 20 p.m., said Ray Martinez, a homicide detective with the Rampart Division. Read More »