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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Police busy in Northeast L.A. today

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Two separate incidents – the search and capture of a murder suspect and the pursuit of a stolen vehicle – triggered a lot of police activity this morning across Highland Park, El Sereno and Hermon. KTLA has video of  the police chase of  a stolen vehicle ... Read More »

Bomb squad called to LAPD station in Glassell Park [updated]

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GLASSELL PARK — San Fernando Road west of Fletcher Drive has been closed this afternoon as an LAPD bomb squad prepares to dispose of a rocket launcher and other material brought into the Northeast Division station.  The  launcher was turned in by a resident, according to ... Read More »

Echo Park couple wants their bike back

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An Echo Park woman named Maricela is asking neighbors for help in recovering her boyfriend’s Trek bicycle that was stolen last week from their apartment near Belmont Avenue Palo Alto Street: We are both very upset, but feel we can possibly get help from our community. We ... Read More »

Stolen Land Rover prompts police pursuit through Silver Lake

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SILVER LAKE — Two suspects are in custody and one remains at large following the police pursuit of a stolen Land Rover through the streets of Silver Lake on Thursday night. Lt. Wes Buhrmester of the Rampart Division provided details via email: A pursuit of a ... Read More »

Dump truck crashes near El Sereno home

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EL SERENO — That was close. An approximately 5-ton dump truck rolled down a steep El Sereno street  and crashed into a pole and tree before coming to a halt only a few feet away from a  home. LAFD said no one was injured during the ... Read More »

One dead in Lincoln Heights shooting

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LINCOLN HEIGHTS — A 47-year-old man was killed during a Wednesday afternoon shooting that may have been gang related, police said.  The victim, described as a male Latino, was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting near Avenue 19 and Albion streets, said Detective Meghan ... Read More »

Geyser at Temple and Virgil

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A column of water shot up into the air over the intersection of Virgil Avenue and Temple Street on Friday afternoon following a traffic collision in the Silver Lake area, according to Jen Byrne, who snapped the photo above. Read More »

Silver Lake crash leaves two men seriously injured

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SILVER LAKE — Two men loading a wood chipper parked on a Silver Lake street were struck from behind by a car this afternoon, with the impact severing both legs of one man and leaving the other with broken bones, police said. The victims were struck ... Read More »

Police searching for murder suspect in Echo Park [updated]

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ECHO PARK — Police have closed off some streets near Bonnie Brae and Montrose Street  this morning as they search for a possible murder suspect, according to the LAPD.  Police began chasing the suspect  on foot near Bonnie Brae and Temple Street after they recognized him ... Read More »

$100,000 reward offered to find Boyle Heights fire bombing suspects; video of attacks released

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — Federal and local authorities today announced that a reward of up to $100,000  is up for grabs to anyone who provides information  leading to the arrest of one or more of the suspects who threw Molotov cocktails at four apartments at the Ramona ... Read More »