CRIME & SAFETY
1 killed, 1 injured in shooting near Target parking lot in Norwalk
One man was killed and another was injured during a shooting Saturday near a Target parking lot in Norwalk.
California Police Make Arrest in Suspected Serial Killings of Homeless in Los Angeles
Jared Joseph Powell was arrested after a massive manhunt
MISSING: 16-year-old girl was last seen leaving her home on July 22 in California
The community of Los Angeles County is engulfed in a deep sense of worry and urgency as the search intensifies for 16-year-old Zoey Lopez, who has been missing for several months. The mysterious disappearance of this young girl has left her loved ones in a state of distress, desperately seeking any information that could lead to her safe return.
L.A. Sheriff Intensifies Hunt for Missing Man in West Hollywood
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is ramping up its search for Jack Basil Cooper, a 23-year-old man whose disappearance has left his family and local community fraught with concern. Cooper, known for his straight brown hair and blue eyes, has been missing since October 23, according to a public plea issued by the LASD.
Armed Suspect Barricades Himself Inside Long Beach Apartment, SWAT Standoff Ensues
Breaking news: An armed suspect has barricaped themselves inside an apartment in Long Beach following a 911 call. The area, near a barber shop and liquor store, is on lockdown as SWAT teams and police investigate. Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.
15-year-old girl last seen in Maywood goes missing
Authorities asked for the public’s help Saturday to find a 15-year-old girl who was last seen in Maywood. Merlin Amira Sutuj was last seen at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on the 6100 block of Woodlawn Avenue, near East 61st Street, according to the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. Merlin is Latina,...
Firefighters Battle Potential Criminal-Linked Ammunition House Fire in Sylmar
Firefighters successfully battled a massive house fire in Sylmar, potentially linked to criminal activity. The blaze engulfed three structures, with sounds of ammunition going off. The LAPD bomb squad was called in to ensure safety, with the area cordoned off for investigation. No injuries reported.
Weekly Safety Report: Kidnapping, Menacing Incident, and Fatal Crash Shake Whittier
This week in Whittier, California, several incidents occurred that raised concerns about safety in the community. These incidents include the brutal kidnapping and murder of a young woman at Penn Park, a menacing attempt to confront a family outside a preschool, and a wrong-way crash that resulted in the death of a Sheriff's Department recruit. These incidents have left the community shocked and concerned about their safety.
Khadiyjah Pendergraph: Charged after allegedly drowning disabled daughter in bathtub
A woman from California has been arrested and charged for the death of her disabled 9-year-old daughter, according to the Westminster Police Department (WPD). WPD officers responded to a call on Nov. 24, 2023 from a concerned family member requesting a welfare check on the mother and daughter residing at a home on the 14100 block of Goldenwest Street, a WPD statement says.
Suspect Shot Dead During Attempted Granada Hills Home Invasion
A suspect was shot to death by a homeowner during an attempted home invasion robbery Saturday morning in Granada Hills, authorities said.
UPDATE: Chaos Erupts in Compton as Man Killed in Early Morning Shooting Spree, LA Sheriff's Office Investigating
The streets of Compton were shaken by gunfire yesterday morning, leaving one man dead and prompting the LA County Sheriff's Department to pursue leads. According to a bulletin from the Sheriff's Information Bureau, the shooting took place in the 1300 block of S. California Avenue around 4:15 a.m. Detectives rushed...
Innocent Bystander Killed, Multiple Injuries in Buena Park
An innocent bystander was among five people injured, one fatally, in what many bystanders are describing as a pursuit crash. Orange County Firefighters responded to the intersection shortly before 11:45 AM regarding a two-car collision. Firefighters arrived to find two people trapped in a rolled-over vehicle. According to bystanders off...
Firefighters Knock Down Fire at La Palma Commercial Building
Firefighters in La Palma knocked down a second-alarm fire Sunday morning at a commercial building. Crews were dispatched at 1:30 a.m. to the 5900 block of Fresca Drive, where an exterior pallet fire extended into the one-story structure, the Orange County Fire Authority reported. The had the exterior fire under...
Rampant Violence Strikes Homeless Communities: 5 Shot in Vegas Encampment, Serial Killer Sparks Fear in LA
In Los Angeles, three homeless people were shot and killed, leaving one person dead and four injured. A shooter opened fire within a homeless encampment in Las Vegas on Friday, killing one and wounding four others. The attack occurred only hours after Los Angeles police announced they were looking for a serial murderer who they believe has killed three homeless individuals.
9-year-old girl was drowned
WESTMINSTER (AP) – An Orange County woman was charged this week with drowning her 9-year-old daughter in a bathtub where her decomposing body was found days later, prosecutors said.
Drug Dealer Busted, Loaded Handgun Among the Confiscated Items
The Fentanyl and Overdose Crimes Units (VC FOCUS) of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department are working overtime as they collaborate with numerous regional law enforcement agencies to stem the tide of illicit drugs washing through their jurisdiction, as the shadow of death continues to spread across so many communities.
Weekly Safety Report: Robbery and Disturbance at Disneyland, Anaheim, California
This week in Anaheim, California, two incidents occurred at Disneyland that raised concerns about safety. In the first incident, a family visiting the theme park was robbed, leaving guests shocked and disappointed. The second incident involved a man who stripped naked and ran wild on a classic ride, causing distress among onlooking guests.
Fire destroys iconic barn at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park
A major piece of Southern California amusement park history was destroyed when a former Knott's Berry Farm building went up in flames on Thanksgiving night.