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  • 'Suspicious item' near Hollywood Christmas Parade route was a purse, police say

    'Suspicious item' near Hollywood Christmas Parade route was a purse, police say

    A suspicious item found Sunday afternoon near the starting point of the Hollywood Christmas Parade turned out to be a purse stuffed into a mailbox, authorities said. A bystander reported the "suspicious item" about 1:30 p.m. near Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Drive, said Officer Rosario Herrera...

  • Homeless man charged in Hollywood attack on tourist

    A homeless man was charged Friday with slashing and wounding a Russian tourist and swinging a knife at his family outside a popular Hollywood shopping center earlier this week, prosecutors said. Prosecutors charged Donald Offerman, 54, with one count of attempted murder and four counts of assault...

  • Suspect in Hollywood stabbing booked on suspicion of attempted murder

    Suspect in Hollywood stabbing booked on suspicion of attempted murder

    A 54-year-old man has been booked on suspicion of attempted murder after police said he stabbed and wounded a tourist Wednesday near Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. On Thursday, police identified the alleged attacker — who was detained by two New York police detectives — as Donald M. Offerman,...

  • Tourist stabbed near Hollywood and Highland 'suddenly, for no reason'

    Tourist stabbed near Hollywood and Highland 'suddenly, for no reason'

    A tourist was stabbed near Hollywood and Highland on Wednesday afternoon, and the suspected attacker was arrested by two off-duty New York Police Department officers, authorities said. The attack was reported at 1:10 p.m. outside Hollywood and Highland, the popular shopping and entertainment complex...

  • Mother and baby found dead in Hollywood alongside crying toddler

    Mother and baby found dead in Hollywood alongside crying toddler

     When police and firefighters entered a Hollywood apartment Monday afternoon, they found a tragic scene: a mother and baby dead and a toddler wailing. Based on preliminary evidence, police said, the mother and 1-year-old boy had been dead about two days. The emergency workers went to the home in...

  • Steve-O nabbed by LAPD after climbing atop Hollywood crane

    Steve-O nabbed by LAPD after climbing atop Hollywood crane

    The “Jackass” star Steve-O was taken into custody Sunday after he climbed atop a construction crane in Hollywood, police said. More than 80 firefighters were called to the 6000 block of West Selma Avenue about 8 p.m. on reports of a possible suicide attempt after an unidentified person was spotted...

  • Celebrity lawyers Shapiro and Geragos at odds over sex tape in actor's rape case
    Celebrity lawyers Shapiro and Geragos at odds over sex tape in actor's rape case

    The rape accounts sounded strikingly similar.

    Two women, who didn't know each other, told authorities about separate incidents in which they had accompanied actor Robert Aaron Stephens on a night out in Hollywood. They both accepted a drink from him and quickly felt dazed after drinking it. Each...

  • Police shoot man in Hollywood after he allegedly brandishes a knife
    Police shoot man in Hollywood after he allegedly brandishes a knife

    A man was shot by police in Hollywood on Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly brandished a knife, authorities said.

    Two police officers responded to Lexington and North Sycamore avenues about 4:16 p.m. on reports that a man was threatening people with a knife, Los Angeles Police Department spokesman...

  • Road rage in Hollywood spawns fistfight between two drivers
    Road rage in Hollywood spawns fistfight between two drivers

    A fistfight erupted in Hollywood this week after two drivers became embroiled in a dispute over a lane change.

    The brawl occurred on the southbound side of Highland Avenue next to Hollywood High School and was captured on video obtained by KTLA-TV Channel 5.

    The video shows the driver of a blue...

  • Man who brandished a gun shot by police in Hollywood, LAPD says

    A man who pointed a handgun at a group of people in Hollywood was shot and wounded by Los Angeles police officers early Sunday, a police spokeswoman said.

    Officers were near Hollywood Boulevard and Cherokee Avenue about 2:10 a.m. when they saw the man arguing with three other men, said LAPD Det. Meghan...

  • L.A. Unified after-school coach is suspected of molesting nine girls

    A coach for a Los Angeles Unified School District after-school program was charged Friday with multiple felony counts of committing lewd acts on a child, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said.

    Ronnie Lee Roman, 42, of San Fernando, worked as a Youth Services coach for Beyond the...

  • Los Angeles police arrest man in fatal Hollywood stabbing

    Los Angeles police arrested a man Thursday on suspicion of fatally stabbing a 27-year-old man the day before in Hollywood Boulevard's tourist district, authorities said.

    Raymond Jackson, 29, was arrested by LAPD detectives with the help of the FBI after an investigation that began Wednesday in...

  • Police search for suspect, truck after fatal Hollywood stabbing
    Police search for suspect, truck after fatal Hollywood stabbing

    A man was stabbed to death early Wednesday in a Hollywood parking lot, and the suspect is believed to have fled in the victim’s pickup, police said.

    Police found the body of a man in his 20s just after 8:30 a.m. in a parking lot in the 1700 block of North Cherokee Avenue, just north of Hollywood...

  • Man dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound at Universal Studios
    Man dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound at Universal Studios

    A man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Friday afternoon near the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride at Universal Studios, authorities said.

    The shooting occurred at 2:15 p.m. and is considered a possible suicide, said Nicole Nishida, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department....

  • Homeless man not guilty in 2014 slaying at Hollywood McDonald's
    Homeless man not guilty in 2014 slaying at Hollywood McDonald's

    A jury on Friday found a 36-year-old homeless man not guilty in the beating death of a Good Samaritan after a confrontation at a Hollywood McDonald’s restaurant.

    Authorities said Jeremy Harris was yelling and cursing at a 3-year-old boy in the restaurant on June 18, 2014, when Gabriel Ortega Jr.,...

  • Indictment: Accused Hollywood arsonist tried to burn down 46 buildings
    Indictment: Accused Hollywood arsonist tried to burn down 46 buildings

    During a four-day rampage, Hollywood arson suspect Harry Burkhart set fire to or attempted to burn 46 buildings, according to a grand jury indictment unsealed Monday.

    Burkhart is accused of torching cars, garages and homes in Hollywood, West Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley between Dec. 30,...

  • Actor who plays 'American Horror Story's' Meep hit by car, is badly hurt
    Actor who plays 'American Horror Story's' Meep hit by car, is badly hurt

    An actor on the show “American Horror Story” was in critical condition Friday after he was hit in the head by the side-view mirror of a car in Hollywood.

    Ben Woolf, who plays the character Meep on the FX channel show, was hit by the mirror as he was jaywalking near the intersection of Hollywood...

  • No bomb found near Oscars venue; police search area out of caution
    No bomb found near Oscars venue; police search area out of caution

    The Los Angeles Police Department's bomb squad descended Thursday on Highland Avenue near Hollywood Boulevard -- a stone's throw from the upcoming Academy Awards show -- over reports of explosives that turned out to be unfounded.

    About 3 p.m., the possibility of a bomb prompted an effective shutdown...

  • Man arrested in deadly Hollywood Boulevard shooting
    Man arrested in deadly Hollywood Boulevard shooting

    A 23-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of fatally shooting a man on Hollywood Boulevard, authorities said.

    The shooting was reported around 11:40 p.m. Saturday at Hollywood Boulevard and Las Palmas Avenue in the heart of the popular nightlife and tourist district, according to the Los...

  • Man stabbed at Hollywood & Highland intersection
    Man stabbed at Hollywood & Highland intersection

    A man was stabbed Sunday night at one of the busiest intersections in Hollywood, authorities said.

    About 9:15 p.m., he was knifed in the back at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Titus Tyler said. 

    The victim was taken to the hospital...

  • Real estate mogul shot in Rolls-Royce is too hurt to speak, LAPD says
    Real estate mogul shot in Rolls-Royce is too hurt to speak, LAPD says

    The gunman who shot real estate mogul Kameron Segal as he sat in his Rolls-Royce in Hollywood rode away in the darkness on a bicycle.

    Now, Los Angeles police detectives are hoping Segal can shed some light on why he was shot in the face Friday night at close range on Sunset Boulevard.

     “We don’t...

  • LAPD investigating shooting involving man on a bike firing on a car

    Los Angeles police are investigating a shooting that occurred in Hollywood late Friday evening. 

    The shooting happened about 8:40 p.m. when a man riding a bike shot at a car in the area of Sunset Boulevard and North Gardner Street, police said. 

    One victim was taken to a hospital. The person's...

  • Crowds flee late-night shooting in Hollywood; gunman at large
    Crowds flee late-night shooting in Hollywood; gunman at large

    Police are investigating a shooting in Hollywood early Wednesday in which authorities said a man stood on a sidewalk and began randomly firing into the air.

    The incident occurred about 2 a.m. on Hollywood Boulevard off Cosmo Street, said Sgt. Chad Lewis of the LAPD’s Hollywood division.

    “We had...

  • Street robbery in Hollywood turns deadly; two in custody
    Street robbery in Hollywood turns deadly; two in custody

    One man is dead and his alleged killer in custody after a late-night street robbery ended in a shooting in Hollywood, police said.

    The incident began just before midnight in the 1600 block of North Cahuenga Boulevard when an off-duty LAPD officer saw a man smashing the windows of cars parked along...

  • Demonstrators march in Hollywood to protest police brutality; 5 arrested
    Demonstrators march in Hollywood to protest police brutality; 5 arrested

    Five people were arrested Friday night as dozens gathered along Hollywood Boulevard  to protest police brutality.

    The demonstrations began at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, where exactly two weeks ago a man brandishing a knife was fatally shot by a Los Angeles Police...

  • Hundreds march against police brutality in 'Blackout Hollywood' protest
    Hundreds march against police brutality in 'Blackout Hollywood' protest

    Hundreds marched peacefully down Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles on Saturday to protest the killing of unarmed African American men by police, the latest in a series of demonstrations across the nation in recent weeks.

    The march, called Blackout Hollywood, began about noon at Hollywood Boulevard...

  • Police shoot, kill assault suspect in Hollywood tourist area
    Police shoot, kill assault suspect in Hollywood tourist area

    A famous Hollywood intersection became the scene of an officer-involved shooting Friday evening when police shot and killed a man suspected of assault with a deadly weapon, authorities reported.

    Police said the shooting occurred at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue about 7 p.m. after LAPD's...

  • Bill Cosby's Walk of Fame star vandalized: Police launch investigation
    Bill Cosby's Walk of Fame star vandalized: Police launch investigation

    Los Angeles police are investigating the vandalism of comedian Bill Cosby's star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, which was marked with the word “rapist,” officials said. A photo of the vandalism surfaced on social media Friday morning, showing “rapist” scrawled across the star three times...

  • Answers sought in beating death of Hollywood man
    Answers sought in beating death of Hollywood man

    The man was brought to Cedars Sinai in the early morning hours as a John Doe, the victim of a possible assault. He had been discovered between parked vehicles in Hollywood with two black eyes, a bruised face and a laceration on his nose.

    A police officer tried to identify him through fingerprinting,...

  • Mr. Incredible, Batgirl brawl in Hollywood; Freddy Krueger keeps peace
    Mr. Incredible, Batgirl brawl in Hollywood; Freddy Krueger keeps peace

    The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a fight between a costumed Mr. Incredible and Batgirl caught on video Tuesday afternoon on Hollywood Boulevard.

    The scuffle took place in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre and also outside of the Hollywood and Highland entertainment complex.

    The...

  • LAPD helicopter makes precautionary landing at school used in 'Glee'
    LAPD helicopter makes precautionary landing at school used in 'Glee'

    A Los Angeles Police Department helicopter made a “precautionary” landing at a Hollywood high school early Friday, officials said, apparently after a warning sensor went off.

    The sensor went off about 4:15 a.m., prompting the pilot to land the aircraft as a precaution, KTLA reported. No injuries...

  • Police seek man who fatally beat disabled Navy vet in Hollywood
    Police seek man who fatally beat disabled Navy vet in Hollywood

    Louie Rodriguez loved Hollywood’s music scene.

    Last month, weeks after heart surgery, the disabled Navy veteran rode his motorized scooter with his loyal dog Hopper to attend the seventh annual Sunset Strip Music Festival in West Hollywood.

    But on his way back to his home early Sunday, Sept. 21,...

  • LAPD seeks public's help in slaying of man riding scooter in Hollywood
    LAPD seeks public's help in slaying of man riding scooter in Hollywood

    LAPD homicide detectives investigating the death of a man attacked while riding a scooter in Hollywood are asking for the public's help in identifying his assailant.

    Louie Rodriguez, 54, was attacked about 12:40 a.m. Sept. 21 near Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, the LAPD said.  

    He was...

  • Justin Bieber cellphone incident prompts LAPD response to restaurant
    Justin Bieber cellphone incident prompts LAPD response to restaurant

    Los Angeles police responded to a Hollywood restaurant Monday night after someone used a cellphone to shoot video footage of Justin Bieber.

    Officers went to Dave & Buster's restaurant after a report that someone from Bieber's security team may have taken the cellphone, but the report was not true,...

  • LAPD motorcycle officer injured in Hollywood traffic crash
    LAPD motorcycle officer injured in Hollywood traffic crash

    A Los Angeles police motorcycle officer was injured early Thursday when he was struck by a car in Hollywood, officials said.

    The collision occurred about 5:40 a.m. at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Las Palmas Avenue, said Officer Liliana Preciado.

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  • LAPD seeks to limit civilian drone flights over police stations
    LAPD seeks to limit civilian drone flights over police stations

    Los Angeles police on Friday said they have asked the city attorney’s office and county prosecutors to explore whether they can legally prohibit civilians from flying drones with cameras over department-owned parking lots.

    The inquiry was sparked after a South Bay man who routinely films police...

  • Activists seek civil rights probe into CHP officer's beating of woman
    Activists seek civil rights probe into CHP officer's beating of woman

    Los Angeles civil rights activists on Tuesday asked the U.S. Attorney's civil rights division to open a formal investigation into a California Highway Patrol officer who was caught on cellphone video beating a woman on the side of a freeway.

    The footage of the officer repeatedly punching Marlene...

  • Good Samaritan killed after saving child from attack in Hollywood
    Good Samaritan killed after saving child from attack in Hollywood

    Detectives were looking Friday for a man who fatally punched a good Samaritan who tried to fend off an attack on a child at a Hollywood fast-food restaurant.

    Gabriel Ortega, 57, of Hollywood, was inside the restaurant in the 1400 block of Vine Street on June 18 when he saw another man screaming...

  • Good Samaritan killed after saving child from attack in Hollywood
    Good Samaritan killed after saving child from attack in Hollywood

    Detectives were looking Friday for a man who fatally punched a good Samaritan who tried to fend off an attack on a child at a Hollywood fast-food restaurant.

    Gabriel Ortega, 57, of Hollywood, was inside the restaurant in the 1400 block of Vine Street on June 18 when he saw another man screaming...

  • Man accused of hitting Metro bus driver identified
    Man accused of hitting Metro bus driver identified

    Authorities have identified the 51-year-old man they say struck a Metro bus driver Thursday morning. 

    Louis Bruce Gardner was booked into the Twin Towers Correctional Facility shortly after 6 a.m. His bond was set at $50,000, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's website. 

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  • Man arrested for allegedly hitting female Metro bus driver in face
    Man arrested for allegedly hitting female Metro bus driver in face

    Authorities say a 51-year-old man was getting off a Metro bus in Hollywood on Thursday morning when he struck the driver in the face. 

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Transit Services Bureau said the alleged attacker was arrested on suspicion of felony battery of a transit employee....

  • Woman shot and wounded in suspected Hollywood robbery, LAPD says

    A woman was shot and wounded in a suspected robbery in Hollywood, police said Monday night.

    The woman was shot about 10:20 p.m. on North Curson Avenue near Fountain Avenue near the border with West Hollywood, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

    The woman was believed to be in her 20s and was...

  • Hollywood Boulevard closed as LAPD investigates suspicious package

    Hollywood Boulevard was shut down Monday afternoon as Los Angeles police investigated a suspicious package found near a historic hotel, officials said.

    The package appears to be a box, which was left about 3:45 p.m. near the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in the 7000 block of Hollywood Boulevard, said...

  • Man fatally shot outside Hollywood hotel made famous in 'Pretty Woman'
    Man fatally shot outside Hollywood hotel made famous in 'Pretty Woman'

    A man was shot to death in Hollywood early Friday outside the Las Palmas Hotel, a location made famous in the movie "Pretty Woman."

    The Los Angeles Police Department said the man was shot around 2 a.m. on Las Palmas Avenue, between Hollywood Boulevard and Yucca Street. 

    Police said officers were...

  • Brad Pitt attacked at Hollywood premiere of 'Maleficent'
    Brad Pitt attacked at Hollywood premiere of 'Maleficent'

    Vitalii Sediuk, the red carpet prankster who allegedly attacked Brad Pitt during a premiere for “Maleficent” on Wednesday night, has had an emergency protective order filed against him, and is currently still in custody, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday.Brad Pitt...

  • Brad Pitt hit in face by prankster known for accosting celebrities
    Brad Pitt hit in face by prankster known for accosting celebrities

    A man described as a Ukrainian journalist with a red carpet-length history of bizarre incidents with celebrities remained in police custody Thursday morning after allegedly hitting actor Brad Pitt at a movie premiere.

    Vitalii Sediuk, 25, was arrested about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday after Los Angeles...

  • Brad Pitt battered by man at premiere of Angelina Jolie movie
    Brad Pitt battered by man at premiere of Angelina Jolie movie

    The red-carpet entry for a Hollywood movie premiere was interrupted Wednesday evening when a 25-year-old man allegedly battered Brad Pitt, police said.

    "Some guy jumped over the barricades and made contact with Brad Pitt," Officer Nuria Vanegas of the Los Angeles Police Department said.

    Police...

  • Brad Pitt battered by man at premiere of Angelina Jolie movie
    Brad Pitt battered by man at premiere of Angelina Jolie movie

    The red-carpet entry for a Hollywood movie premiere was interrupted Wednesday evening when a 25-year-old man allegedly battered Brad Pitt, police said.

    "Some guy jumped over the barricades and made contact with Brad Pitt," Officer Nuria Vanegas of the Los Angeles Police Department said.

    Police...

  • Vitalii Sediuk allegedly attacks Brad Pitt at 'Maleficent' premiere
    Vitalii Sediuk allegedly attacks Brad Pitt at 'Maleficent' premiere

    Vitalii Sediuk, the longtime red-carpet accoster of celebrities, was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly attacking Brad Pitt as the star was making his way down the carpet for the premiere of partner Angelina Jolie’s “Maleficent.”Police took Sediuk into custody after he “made contact” with...

  • Man accused of attacking Brad Pitt has prior celebrity controversies
    Man accused of attacking Brad Pitt has prior celebrity controversies

    The 25-year-old man accused of battering Brad Pitt on the red carpet Wednesday night has been involved in previous red carpet controversies, including an incident earlier this month in which he crawled under actress America Ferrera's gown at the Cannes Film Festival in southern France.

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