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Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Car takes a tumble on Echo Park’s steep Baxter Street

ECHO PARK ––   Authorities spent this morning dealing with a car that flipped over on Baxter Street,  which climbs up and down some of the neighborhood’s steepest hills.  Resident Michael Wickstrom said the driver was pulled out of the vehicle after the crash, which took ... Read More »

Los Feliz gas station clerk killed during robbery

LOS FELIZ — Police this morning are looking for the gunman who fatally shot a clerk during an attempted robbery of a Chevron gas station. The shooting took place at about 5:25 a.m. after the suspect entered the gas station convenience store at the corner of ... Read More »

Man dies in El Sereno crash on Valley Boulevard

EL SERENO — A driver was killed this afternoon after his vehicle struck a light pole while traveling eastbound on Valley Boulevard near Cyril Avenue, police said. The victim, described as a male Latino, was declared dead at the scene of the crash, which took place at ... Read More »

Bloody trail leads to East L.A. shooting victim

EAST LOS ANGELES — Sheriff’s deputies responding to reports of shooting early this morning followed a trail of blood on a sidewalk into an apartment building, where they found a Latino man suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso. The victim, located in a ... Read More »

The new year gets off to a deadly start in Cypress Park

CYPRESS PARK — Police are searching for three suspects involved in the fatal stabbing of a man during a fight early this morning in what may have been the city’s first homicide of the year. Christian Nino, 22, died after being stabbed once during the altercation ... Read More »

Highland Park shooting victim identified

HIGHLAND PARK — The woman who was fatally shot Wednesday morning at the corner of Avenue 56 and Monte Vista Street has been identified as 23-year-old Jessica Andrea Rocha of Los Angeles, said Elissa Fleak with the county coroner. Rocha, identified as Jessica Rocha-Betancourt on an online ... Read More »

Parolee apprehended after search in Silver Lake

SILVER LAKE — Streets were closed off and police dogs called in this afternoon as officers looked for a parolee-at-large. The search began after police recognized the parolee-at-large, said an officer at the LAPD Rampart Division.  The suspect was apprehended but there were no details, however, ... Read More »