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Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Police make Echo Park arrests in connection with 2010 murder

ECHO PARK — Police made five arrests today after serving search warrants at five homes in the Echo Park area as part of an investigation into a 2010 murder.  Detective Brian Putnam with the LAPD Central Division said officers also confiscated several weapons and ammunition during ... Read More »

SWAT Team in Echo Park*

ECHO PARK — An LAPD SWAT Team was finishing up an operation this morning in Echo Park near Echo Park Avenue and Baxter Street.   Sgt. Phillips at the LAPD Northeast Division said she had no further details at this time. * Update @ 7:30 a.m.: Officers ... Read More »

Woman’s body found in lake at Boyle Heights’ Hollenbeck Park

BOYLE HEIGHTS — A team of LAPD divers are assisting in this afternoon’s investigating of  the discovery of a woman’s body floating in the lake at Hollenbeck Park. KTLA reports that homicide detectives are handling the case but it’s not clear how the woman’s body ended ... Read More »

Cause of deadly Echo Park fire remains undetermined

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After a fire swept through an Echo Park apartment house and killed two people last December, officials with the L.A. Fire Department called the blaze  “suspicious” as arson investigators inspected the ruins of the Bonnie Brae Street building.  But more than three months after the Dec. ... Read More »

Fire reported at Silver Lake auto body shop

SILVER LAKE  –  Residents reported that a fire broke out early this morning at an auto body shop on Sunset Boulevard. The Eastsider is seeking more information from the L.A. Fire Department but a photo posted on Twitter by @JoselynHughes at 4:12 a.m. shows fire trucks ... Read More »

Police investigating armed robbery at Atwater Village Sizzler

Two masked and armed suspects held up the Atwater Village Sizzler and pistol whipped an employee during a Sunday morning robbery, police said.  Customers were present at the Los Feliz Boulevard restaurant when the gunman displayed their weapons and then took money from the safe, said ... Read More »

Police searching for homicide suspect in Echo Park*

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LAPD officers have sealed off a section of Echo Park near Temple and Bonnie Brae streets as they search for a possible murder suspect, according to preliminary information. An officer at the Rampart Division station said the murder did not take place today but had no ... Read More »

Los Feliz woman warns neighbors after break-in

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A Los Feliz resident named Michelle who lives in the 4000 block of Sunset Drive reports that a burglar broke into her home on Saturday morning while she was out walking her dog. She advised her neighbors to make sure they lock up and watch out ... Read More »

Seven injured in Glassell Park traffic collision; five police officers among the injured*

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The L.A. Fire Department is responding to a traffic collision in Glassell Park that left at least seven persons, including four police officers, injured shortly before 9 a.m. at 2951 Fletcher Drive near San Fernando Road.  Earlier reports indicated that eight people had been injured. *Update ... Read More »

4.4 quake rattles L.A.

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An estimated 4.4 magnitude earthquake centered near Westwood rattled Los Angeles this morning, according to preliminary info from the U.S. Geological Survey. Los Angeles Fire Department  crews are surveying the area by ground and air but  there have been no reports of quake-related damage from the ... Read More »