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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Eastside 911

Skeletons, complaints and delays haunt renovation of former Rampart police station

The renovation of the former Rampart station is running behind schedule

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN -- The conversion of the former Rampart Division police station into the stylish new headquarters for the SWAT team was slated to be been finished next month. But the building remains a hollowed-out eyesore, and the completion date has been postponed until next year in part because construction was temporarily halted following the discovery of skeletal remains. Read More »

Man found dead on freeway in Silver Lake

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SILVER LAKE — Authorities shut down portions of the northbound Hollywood Freeway this morning after the body of a man was discovered in traffic lanes near the Silver Lake exit, KTLA and other news media reported. The body was found shortly after 3 a.m. but it’s ... Read More »

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 »