Friday, August 1, 2014


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 »

Crime Check: Lock your cars, Boyle Heights; City Terrace & Glassell Park burglaries; Beverly Boulevard robberies

More than a dozen motor vehicles were reported stolen during a week-long period in Boyle Heights, according to CrimeMapping.com. Other trouble spots included a series of robberies along Beverly Boulevard in Historic Filipinotown and burglaries in the Glassell Park-Eagle Rock area as well as in City ... Read More »

Friends mourn Echo Park man killed in hammer attack


ECHO PARK — Juan Sanchez grew up on Morton Avenue in Echo Park, where he attended local schools and excelled at soccer, football and making people laugh, said his friend Jose Villafuerte.  “He was a really funny guy – he made everybody laugh,” he said.  Now, ... Read More »

Silver Lake night out with friends ends with car getting tagged

SILVER LAKE — Nicola Marsh had finished enjoying a glass of wine Thursday night at a friend’s home when she returned to her car parked in the 2000 block of Edgewater Terrace  and discovered that the vehicle had been tagged. I couldn’t believe it….I called the ... Read More »

Crime Check: Car crime in Angeleno Heights & Echo Park; thefts along Figueroa

CrimeMapping.com shows that a cluster of motor-vehicle break-ins took place last week in Angeleno Heights and Echo Park, with at least five reports filed on May 13 and May 14.  Meanwhile, in Highland Park,  petty thefts and shop lifting were a problem on or near Figueroa ... Read More »

Mother’s Day brings back memories of an Echo Park murder

ECHO PARK — A gruesome murder in the middle of an intersection is still haunting  Echo Park  three years later. 30-year-old father Michael David was shot and killed one day before Mother’s Day — May 7, 2011.  He was walking on Sunset Boulevard near Echo Park ... Read More »

Gunfire strikes vehicle in Silver Lake


SILVER LAKE – A woman driving near Riverside and Fletcher drives came under fire tonight, with one bullet striking her vehicle, police said.   The woman was not injured but police said her vehicle was  hit by a .22 caliber bullet.  The suspects fled on foot from ... Read More »

Police seek help in finding shooter in Hermon homicide


HERMON — Police are asking the public for help in connection with last week’s fatal shooting of a 52-year-old man who was living in a make-shift tent near the 110 Freeway. Ruben Castaneda was shot multiple times when he emerged from the tent at about 5 ... Read More »