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  • Body found floating in Echo Park Lake over the weekend

    Body found floating in Echo Park Lake over the weekend

    A body found floating in Echo Park Lake on Saturday morning appears to be that of a 27-year-old man who was reported missing days earlier, according to officials and family members. The Los Angeles County Coroner's office said on its website that 27-year-old Ramon Piche Beltran died Saturday and...

  • One shot and gravely wounded in Echo Park dispute

    One shot and gravely wounded in Echo Park dispute

    A dispute that might have been between neighbors led to a shooting Wednesday night in Echo Park that left one person gravely injured, police said. The person was shot about 8:30 p.m. in the 500 block of North Benton Way, near the 101 Freeway, said Officer Tony Im of the Los Angeles Police Department....

  • L.A. lawmakers vote to reinstate ban on park and beach vending

    L.A. lawmakers vote to reinstate ban on park and beach vending

    In recent years, people who hawked ice cream or hot dogs, taught yoga or shilled other goods and services in Los Angeles parks were effectively in the clear.Selling their wares on city sidewalks was banned. But the city had suspended similar rules prohibiting vending in parks and beaches when the...

  • Dognappers pose as LAPD officers to steal pet in Echo Park

    Dognappers pose as LAPD officers to steal pet in Echo Park

    A pair of dognappers posed as Los Angeles police officers and stole a man’s dog in Echo Park, police said Thursday. Police are now looking for the impersonators, who they fear may continue their ruse targeting dog owners. Dressed in green uniforms, the dognappers knocked on the front door of a...

  • Metro bus driver wounded by gunfire in Echo Park; one man arrested

    Metro bus driver wounded by gunfire in Echo Park; one man arrested

    A man was taken into custody late Sunday evening, hours after a bullet struck a Metro bus in Echo Park, wounding the driver, authorities said. The bus was near Coronado Street and Bellevue Avenue about 2:50 p.m. when the driver heard a "popping noise" and a bullet pierced the windshield, Metro...

  • A shift in gang tactics means drive-bys are giving way to walk-ups, observers say

    A shift in gang tactics means drive-bys are giving way to walk-ups, observers say

    A high-profile shooting can taint a gang's business dealings, so the certainty of a walk-up may be preferred to a drive-by.

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