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Monday, August 18, 2014

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

Drawing of suspect released by LAPD

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 »

Echo Park woman warns neighbors of mail theft

ECHO PARK — A woman who lives in the 2100 block of Lemoyne Street said there have been several recent instances of mail theft and some other crimes that neighbors should be aware about: In the last week a bicycle was stolen from my backyard and ... Read More »

One dead in fatal traffic collision near Dodger Stadium

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One person was killed this morning in a solo vehicle crash and fire on the northbound 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway near the Stadium Way exit, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The victim was found inside the vehicle. Flames from the crash, reported shortly after ... Read More »

The aftermath of a York Boulevard crash

GLASSELL PARK –  The photos of a Ford Bronco taken by a Glassell Park resident show the results of a crash that took place at about 3.am. Saturday morning in the 3800 block of York Boulevard  near Verdugo Road.  A sedan hit the Bronco, which was ... Read More »

Vehicle flips out on Figueroa

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HIGHLAND PARK — One person suffered superficial wounds to the hands and face from broken glass after a vehicle flipped over  on its side this afternoon in 5500 block of Figueroa Street.  An officer assigned to the case was still at the scene late this afternoon ... Read More »

Police investigating Debs Park assault

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Police are investigating the assault of a Highland Park woman as she walked through Debs Park early Sunday morning. The victim, a 38-year-old hairdresser , said she was grabbed, punched and forced to the ground by a man holding a knife during the assault that took ... Read More »

Man wounded in Echo Park shooting [updated]

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One man was injured during the shooting that was reported at 8:18 a.m. near the Burger King on Glendale Boulevard. A joggger called police after he heard gunshots and then screaming, according to an LAPD spokesman. Read More »

Atwater Village shooting leaves two injured

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ATWATER VILLAGE —  A possible gang-related shooting tonight left two men wounded, with the suspects seen fleeing into the L.A. River bed, according to L.A. Now. The shooting was reported at about 6:35 p.m in the 2900 block of Ingledale Terrace. Police told L.A Now that ... Read More »