CRIME & SAFETY
Killer Lures Woman with Fake Bond Girl Audition, Strangles Her And Dumps Her Body in Hollywood Hills
Stories of stars being discovered by chance are legendary. But some tales don’t have Hollywood endings. On February 18, 2003, Santa Monica detectives were searching for 21-year-old Kristine “Kristi” Johnson, who’d recently moved from Michigan to Southern California to pursue a career in the film industry.
Man Fatally Shot in San Pedro; LAPD Seeks Public's Help to Find Gunman
A man was fatally shot in San Pedro, and now detectives are on the hunt for the gunman, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. The male Hispanic victim, in his 40s, was declared dead at the scene by paramedics, while two others were wounded in the late-night violence that erupted on December 10.
Ex-LASD deputy faces sentencing for violating civil rights
A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy is expected to be sentenced Monday for violating the civil rights of a man at a Compton skate park by improperly detaining him and then acting to cover up his actions.
Pursuit ends in crash on 91 Freeway in Carson
CARSON, Calif. - A police chase ended in a crash on the 91 Freeway in Carson Monday. According to authorities, a pickup truck was being pursued by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. That truck started driving recklessly once it got onto the freeway, authorities said. The pickup...
LA Firefighters Tame Massive Blaze at Florence Pallet Yard, Prevent Spread to Commercial Building
Early Sunday morning, the Los Angeles Fire Department battled a ferocious blaze in Florence's 747 E Manchester Avenue, which erupted in a pallet yard and spread to a nearby commercial building. According to LAFD ALERT, flames were visible upon arrival, and the situation was exacerbated by downed power lines and a burning transformer, prompting a response from LA DWP to manage the electrical hazards.
Long Beach man who died in county jail overdosed on fentanyl, autopsy says
Kamren Nettles was being held on a murder charge when he overdosed, records show. He's among 44 people who have died in Los Angeles County Jail this year. The post Long Beach man who died in county jail overdosed on fentanyl, autopsy says appeared first on Long Beach Post.
Wife of LASD deputy who died by suicide files claim against department
The widow of a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy is considering legal action after her husband died by suicide. Arturo Atilano-Valdez was one of four department employees to die by suicide in a 24-hour span in early November. Arturo’s wife, Michele Atilano, said for years that her husband had complained about long hours at […]
Man robbed, stabbed outside hookah lounge in Hollywood
HOLLYWOOD – A man is believed to be in grave condition after being robbed and stabbed outside a hookah lounge Monday morning. Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Division responded to reports of an assault in the 6400 block of Hollywood Blvd. around 2:55 a.m. According to witnesses, the...
Audit of LAPD helicopters reveals costly inefficiencies
The Los Angeles Police Department’s helicopter program spends 61% of its flight time on low-priority incidents at cost of nearly $50 million per year to taxpayers, according to an audit released Monday by the City Controller’s Office. City Controller Kenneth Mejia and his staff conducted a first-ever audit...
Man found dead on L.A. freeway
SHERMAN OAKS – A man was struck by a vehicle and killed while in lanes of a transition road from the San Diego (405) Freeway to the Ventura (101) in Sherman Oaks, authorities said Sunday. The crash was reported at 3:57 a.m. on the transition from the northbound 405...
Injured Hiker in Pacific Palisades Airlifted in Precise LAFD Rescue Operation
A hiking excursion took a sudden turn for the worse in the Pacific Palisades on Saturday when a female hiker suffered a lower leg injury, necessitating an elaborate rescue operation. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, at 1:18 p.m. on December 10, firefighters were dispatched to 589 N Los Liones Drive after a distress call was received at 12:59 PM, pinpointing the hiker's precarious position.
Los Angeles Bank Standoff Leads to "Categorical Use of Force" by LAPD,Suspect Forrest Perry Charged
An incident at a Los Angeles bank escalated when a suspect, Forrest Perry, allegedly threatened to shoot the bank manager and later attempted to kick a police officer, the LAPD reported. This confrontation resulted in a "Categorical Use of Force" by the officer involved. According to an official statement from the LAPD Newsroom on December 10th, the event occurred on December 5th at a bank in the 7300 block of North Figueroa Street.
Suspect Apprehended in Connection with Granada Hills Residential Burglaries
• A man named Bobby Bolton, 21, has been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries in the Granada Hills and Porter Ranch area over the past year. • Bolton is suspected of being part of a group that has been breaking into homes through the backyards and stealing valuable items such as jewelry, watches, purses, and money.
Smash-and-grab attempt in Temecula leads to car chase that ends in Compton
An attempted smash-and-grab at a Temecula jewelry store led to a cross-county car chase that ended in Compton with several people arrested. The chase began after Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies were called around 2:40 p.m. to a report of a gunshot in Temecula near the intersection of Winchester and Margarita Roads. There, officials learned multiple people had tried to rob a jewelry store in a smash-and-grab attempt.
Man Airlifted To Area Hospital After Falling Off Cliff
A man was found by LA County lifeguards at the bottom of a cliff at Point Fermin Park. The lifeguards reported the man to be unresponsive, suffering from major traumatic injuries. As LAFD personnel arrived, the man was reported to be alert and talking. An LAFD helicopter picked up the...
Southwest Area Traffic Collision Investigation (M23-16)
"Major traffic collision involving a city vehicle under investigation in Southwest Los Angeles. The incident, involving a 16-year-old unlicensed driver, occurred on November 11th, 2023. The LAPD's specialized traffic investigation team is currently reviewing video footage and forensic evidence. Viewer discretion is advised due to graphic content."
Santa Monica Traffic Stop Uncovers Fentanyl and Firearm, Two Face Drug and Weapons Charges
Trouble arose on the streets of Santa Monica late last month when local police stopped a vehicle with missing plates, leading to drug and firearms charges for two occupants. The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) revealed in a Facebook post that officers pulled over a car on the evening of November 28th for operating without visible license plates. The situation quickly escalated when the driver, who was unlicensed and on probation, admitted to both offenses.
Father of four gunned down in Los Angeles; Family speaks out.
The family is speaking out about a 32-year-old father of four young children, who was tragically shot to death in South Los Angeles while sitting in his vehicle at a gas station last week.
Suspect arrested for strangling victim in Santa Monica
A suspect was arrested in Santa Monica after police allegedly found him strangling another man. The suspect was identified as Tamarquis Isiah Burke, 31, according to the Santa Monica Police Department. Burke is believed to be a transient. On Dec. 1, officers responded to reports of an assault on the 200 block of Palisades Park […]
Mother who sedated her special-needs son, 11, found dead wrapped in blanket in closet, sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison
A Los Angeles mother who sedated her 11-year-old special-needs son and hid him in a closet where he withered to 34 pounds — the weight of a 3-year-old — before dying has been sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison. The post Mother who sedated her special-needs son, 11, found dead wrapped in blanket in closet, sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison first appeared on Law & Crime.