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Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Silver Lake vehicle owners seek relief from catalytic converter thefts

Stolen catalytic converter. Photo courtesy James Stathas 7-3-2014 7-35-01 AM

SILVER LAKE –  It takes a little more than a minute to make the two cuts to  remove a catalytic converter and drive away with the critical car part filled with precious metals. In Silver Lake and neighboring areas, some residents are being hit by catalytic ... Read More »

Spiderman vs LAPD at Echo Park Lotus Festival [updated]

Photo by Krissy Barker

ECHO PARK — A person dressed like Spiderman attracted the attention of police at this weekend’s Lotus Festival at Echo Park Lake.   The costumed character and police officers were also pictured on the LAPD’s Rampart Division Facebook page but it’s not clear why Spiderman was being ... Read More »

FBI raids Atwater Village business

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ATWATER VILLAGE –FBI agents this morning served a search warrant in a building occupied by an Atwater ambulance company in the 3500 block of Casitas Avenue, with one resident reported seeing several FBI and LAPD vehicles at the scene. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said agents were ... Read More »

Echo Park bus vs. tree

Photo by Michael Marquesen

ECHO PARK — A DASH bus crashed into a tree near Echo Park Avenue and Avalon Street early tonight, according to Michael Marquesen, who snapped the photo above. The bus was empty when it hit the tree, and police on the scene said there were no injuries, ... Read More »

Echo Park palm trees torched during 4th of July fireworks

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ECHO PARK — Looks like two palm trees caught fire tonight in Echo Park amid the barrage of illegal fireworks that lit up the sky. One tree appeared to be located at Echo Park Lake, the other nearby, judging by photos and videos posted on Twitter ... Read More »

Water line break floods Silver Lake intersection

Photo by Jennifer Deines

SILVER LAKE — Authorities shut down Glendale Boulevard at Silver Lake Boulevard late this afternoon after an apparent water line break flooded the intersection.  Readers sent in photos of the closed streets as fire fighters were on the scene at about 6 p.m. Water was seen ... Read More »

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 »