CRIME & SAFETY
Man accused of banging on doors, committing lewd acts in Hollywood Hills
Residents in a Hollywood Hills neighborhood are on edge after a man has been caught on video trespassing in the yards of people’s homes. Residents said videos caught on doorbell cameras show the man acting erratically, and they are concerned he might be dangerous. He has been knocking on doors at all hours of the […]
Arsonist torching cars in the Fairfax district leaves residents on edge
Police are investigating after a series of fires targeting vehicles and property in the Fairfax district have left residents distraught and on edge. The arsonist’s most recent victim was a classic Ford pickup truck on South Orange Drive where a completely charred and destroyed chassis is all that remains after being torched. Investigators with the […]
Sergeant, 5 officers broke department policy in fatal 2022 shooting, LAPD chief says
A Los Angeles police sergeant and five officers broke department policy when they opened fire last year on an armed man who refused to follow officers’ commands, killing him, a police commission found. The Board of Police Commissioners voted on May 23 to approve a Los Angeles Police Department internal investigation into the fatal shooting of Rodolfo Torres on July 2, 2022, that found the officers’ use of force was not reasonable or necessary.Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said in his internal investigation report to the commission that four other officers who opened fire on Torres were within...
Family searches for answers after construction worker killed in Pacoima wall collapse
Wednesday morning, Javier Calderón, a construction worker from San Bernardino, died after a cinder block wall collapsed on workers in Pacoima. The Los Angeles Fire Department worked “feverishly” for 45 minutes working to free Calderón, reported LAFD Battalion Chief Rick Crawford, but their efforts failed. Calderón’s family plans to pursue legal action against the construction company.
Shooting leaves one dead near Watts
LOS ANGELES- A man was shot and killed Thursday evening in an unincorporated area bordering Watts. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded at 9:29 p.m. to the 1100 block of East 93rd Street and Hooper Avenue where they found the victim, said homicide Lt. Patricia Thomas. The victim...
Authorities ID man found stabbed to death in East LA
LOS ANGELES – A 26-year-old man who was found stabbed to death in East Los Angeles was identified Friday. The body was discovered on a sidewalk at about 5 a.m. Thursday near First and Indiana streets, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported. Rodrigo Ramirez was identified as...
Authorities ID two men killed in Lancaster motel shooting
LANCASTER – Authorities have identified two men who were fatally shot at a motel in Lancaster during an apparent robbery Wednesday night. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified the men as 29-year-old Luther Crayton of Lancaster and 28-year-old Shane Derone Wallace of Los Angeles. Family members told...
Stabbing Incident Now Ruled a Suicide
The Victim Worked at Starbucks Before Quitting Days Before His Death. The Los Angeles County Coroner ruled the stabbing of Venice resident Costa Karras on Washington Blvd as a suicide despite suffering multiple wounds, Westside Current reported. Public records showed Karras lived close to where the incident took place. A...
West Hollywood Sheriffs Violently Arrest Transgender Woman at Pride Event
On June 3, two activists were arrested while hosting a booth at West Hollywood’s Pride celebration. In a video taken shortly after the arrest, someone describes Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) deputies tackling activist Xodiak Rose to the ground. The deputies’ action has sparked criticism from many of the activists and politicians involved in the celebration.
Former gang leader 'Big Evil' takes murder charge plea deal
A former gang leader known as “Big Evil,” initially sentenced to death for the slayings of two rivals more than 30 years ago, pleaded no contest Thursday to one of the murders in a plea deal that may result in his eventual parole from state prison.
Former USC football player Joshua Jackson Jr. charged with rape of two women
Former USC football player Joshua Jackson Jr. was arrested and charged with raping two women from the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles. Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascôn announced the charges on Wednesday, June 7, 2023. The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating...
Authorities search for missing Sylmar man who may have been victim of foul play
Authorities searched an area near Lake Hughes for clues into the disappearance of a Sylmar man who may have been the victim of foul play.
Attempted arrest of felony suspect ends in suicide
The suspect in a violent felony case committed suicide rather than face arrest when confronted by police on Friday. The Santa Monica Police Department served a warrant in the 800 block of E. 65th Street in the City of Inglewood at about 5 a.m. for Arthur Isaac (DOB: 04-25-1987) who was wanted for two violent felonies, one committed in the City of Inglewood and the other in Santa Monica.
Authorities back out of pursuit of suspected DUI driver in Los Angeles
Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department were in pursuit Thursday of a driver in a pickup truck suspected of driving recklessly while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle. Police initiated the pursuit in the Santa Monica area with the suspect traveling westbound on the 10 Freeway before exiting at Lincoln Boulevard and eventually […]
3 hospitalized in shooting outside Hyde Park car wash
Three people were hospitalized after gunfire erupted outside of a car wash in Hyde Park on Thursday night. Officers responded to reports of a shooting on the 6400 block of S. West and Hyde Park Boulevards around 6:30 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department. When authorities arrived at the scene, they found three […]
3 shot in South LA; No arrests announced
LOS ANGELES - A triple shooting is under investigation in South Los Angeles Thursday night. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a call of a shooting in the 6400 block of West Boulevard in the Hyde Park area of South LA around 6:30 p.m. Three people were taken to the hospital, LAFD said.
Authorities ID man fatally shot in Boyle Heights
LOS ANGELES – A man who was fatally shot in Boyle Heights was identified Thursday, and the investigation was continuing into his death. Los Angeles Police Department officers were called at 7:49 p.m. Wednesday to the 3100 block of Wynwood Lane, south of the Golden State (5) Freeway, and they learned the victim was sitting in a car when suspects drove up to him and shot at him several times, according to LAPD Officer Matthew Cruz.
Actor says he witnessed a murder in front of his house in Hollywood Hills
A man was shot and killed in the driveway of a Hollywood Hills home early Wednesday morning, and now a famous actor has revealed that he and his wife witnessed the shooting unfold from their balcony. Adam Devine, known for his roles in the “Pitch Perfect” movie series and the sitcoms “Modern Family” and “Workaholics,” […]
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