Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Eastside 911

Man dies outside Echo Park church

ECHO PARK — A homeless man died tonight outside a church after his companions tried but failed to keep him alive, police said. “His buddies tried CPR,” said Sgt. Teresa Anderson with the LAPD Northeast Division. But the man was declared dead at the scene by ... Read More »

Transient found dead in Lincoln Heights

LINCOLN HEIGHTS — The body of a transient was found near Avenue 26 and Humboldt Street, police said today. Officers were called to the scene at about 8:45 a.m., said an employee with the LAPD Hollenbeck Division. The cause of death was not known, but police ... Read More »

Ruins of an RV fire at Echo Park Lake [updated]

ECHO PARK — Visitors to Echo Park Lake on Friday were met with the burned out shell of an RV parked on Echo Park Avenue. It’s not the first time an RV or camper, often occupied by homeless persons, has caught fire while parked around the lake. ... Read More »

Rewards extended in the murders of two Lincoln Heights women

LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Seventeen-year-old Michelle Lozano was last seen alive across from Lincoln High school one day before her body was found in April 2011 next to the 5 Freeway in Boyle Heights. Bree’Anna Guzman, a 22-year-old single mother, went missing after she went to the Lincoln ... Read More »

Car flips over on Echo Park Avenue

ECHO PARK — Firefighters were at the scene of a crash this afternoon that left a car upside down in the 1800 block of Echo Park Avenue. Chris Reynolds sent in a photo of the scene at about 2:30 p.m. No word  on what caused the ... Read More »

Man shot dead in East L.A.

EAST LOS ANGELES — A man was fatally shot in the 3800 block of Whittier Boulevard tonight, said the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. The shooting took place at about 6 pm in the 3800 block of Whittier Boulevard. The victim was declared dead at the scene. ... Read More »

Blue-haired tagging suspect apprehended in Boyle Heights

BOYLE HEIGHTS —  A female tagger suspected of defacing several Downtown government buildings was caught today by police when she was detained on an open container investigation, said the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. Victoria Jayne Bay, a 37-year-old transient, was arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism ... Read More »

Fatal Echo Park crash remains under investigation

ECHO PARK —   Police have released a few more details about Sunday’s fatal crash that left two elderly women dead. But the cause of the crash has yet to be determined. The two women, ages  78 and 81,  suffered blunt force trauma to the head and ... Read More »

East L.A. shooting leaves one man dead, two wounded

EAST LOS ANGELES – One man was killed and two were wounded during a Saturday night shooting outside a convenience store in the 4100 block of E Cesar Chavez Street. The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department said Juan Carillo Ortiz, 18-years old, died after being struck multiple times ... Read More »