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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Police investigating Echo Park stabbing; victim dies [updated]

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ECHO PARK -- Police are searching for three suspects tonight in connection with the stabbing of a man on Sunset Boulevard as the street was busy with crowds attending the Echo Park Rising music festival. Read More »

One person injured in Highland Park shooting [update]

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HIGHLAND PARK -- One person was shot this afternoon in Highland Park before the victim drove off from the shooting scene and was later involved in a traffic collision on the 110 Freeway, according to preliminary police reports. Read More »

Police investigating Highland Park shooting [updated]

HIGHLAND PARK-- Officers tonight are checking reports of a shooting near Figueroa Street and Avenue 56, according to a tweet by the Northeast Division. No further details were immediately available. Read More »

Silver Lake school locked down during police search [update]

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SILVER LAKE — Allesandro Elementary  has been locked down this morning and Riverside Drive has been closed to traffic as authorities investigate a report of a suspicious person on campus. One woman who drove by the campus shortly before 8:30 a.m. said there were at least ... Read More »

One dead in Lincoln Heights shooting

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A 40-year-old man was fatally shot shortly after midnight today in the 2200 block of Thomas Street in Lincoln Heights, police said.  The victim, Edgar Pastor, fled in his vehicle following the shooting and was found by officers in a nearby alley after he was involved ... Read More »

Highland Park streets closed during bomb scare [updated]

HIGHLAND PARK — Police have cordoned off  streets near York Boulevard and Avenue 63 as they investigate a suspicious package. Warehouse Shoe Sale is among the stores have that closed as the investigation takes place.  Update: The LAPD Bomb Squad determined that the item was not an ... Read More »

Police apprehend suspected car thief in Echo Park [updated]

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ECHO PARK –  Police caught a suspected car thief tonight after briefly sealing off streets near Sunset Boulevard and Douglas Street.  A helicopter hovered overhead as residents reported hearing numerous police sirens. An officer at the LAPD Northeast Division station said the suspect has been caught ... Read More »

Police seek man suspected of targeting women in Debs Park; sketch of suspect released

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The LAPD has released a drawing of a man suspected of assaulting or exposing himself to three women in Debs Park since January. In each case the women were walking alone through the large park that sprawls across the hills east of the Arroyo Seco Parkway ... Read More »

Police warn Echo Park and Silver Lake Honda Element owners about catalytic converter thieves

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Earlier this month The Eastsider reported on Silver Lake motorists whose vehicles had been the targets of catalytic converter thieves. Those thefts have continued in Silver Lake as well as Echo Park, with the LAPD Rampart Division this week issuing a warning to the owners of ... Read More »

Pickup smashes into Echo Park building

ECHO PARK — A purple pickup truck slammed into the side of a Sunset Boulevard storefront this afternoon, coming to a stop between the building and a lamppost. It’s not clear why the truck ended up on the sidewalk on Sunset Boulevard and Rosemont Avenue  but ... Read More »