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    • Man arrested in connection with deadly Metro bus stabbing in Highland Park

      Man arrested in connection with deadly Metro bus stabbing in Highland Park

      One of three men sought in connection with the stabbing death of a Metro bus passenger has been arrested near the site of the attack, authorities said Wednesday. Deputies had been working on tracking the men’s whereabouts and found Allen Jay Milton, 43, near Avenue 57 and Figueroa Street on Tuesday,...

    • As L.A. moves toward more homeless sweeps, long-term solution elusive

      As L.A. moves toward more homeless sweeps, long-term solution elusive

      The tents and tarpaulins were visible for miles, dotting the scrubby embankments of the Arroyo Seco and prompting complaints to the city from worried neighbors. Many feared that the people living in the shaggy, freeway-adjacent tent cities were bringing drugs and petty crime into their northeast...

    • Man arrested after bicyclist is killed in hit-and-run in Highland Park

      Man arrested after bicyclist is killed in hit-and-run in Highland Park

      Los Angeles police arrested the driver who allegedly hit and killed a bicyclist in Highland Park early Friday, authorities said. “A citizen came out and identified this individual,” said LAPD Officer Jack Richter. The collision occurred about 3 a.m. as the bicyclist crossed in a marked crosswalk...

    • Volunteer Highland Park football coach held on suspicion of sex assaults

      A volunteer football coach at Franklin High School in Highland Park was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting current and former students, police said.  Jaime Jimenez, 46, was arrested Thursday. Los Angeles police detectives said they believe some of his alleged victims might be adults and...

    • Driver arrested on suspicion of DUI in deadly Highland Park collision

      A suspected drunk driver was apparently speeding through a residential street in Highland Park when he veered into the opposing lane and collided with another vehicle, killing its driver, police said.   The 24-year-old driver of the Chevy Camaro was “found to be under the influence” and has been...

    • Man suffers leg injury in car-to-car shooting in Highland Park

      Los Angeles police were searching Friday evening for four men in connection with a car-to-car shooting in Highland Park. A man suffered a gunshot wound to his leg after shots were fired from a yellow SUV at Avenue 64 and Roble Avenue, said LAPD Officer Nuria Vanegas. Three others in his car sustained...

    • Woman expected to get prison in crash that killed two of her friends
      Woman expected to get prison in crash that killed two of her friends

      A 23-year-old woman pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter in the deaths of two friends who were passengers in her car when she crashed on the 110 Freeway after a birthday bash at a downtown L.A. night club.

      Jeanette Romero is expected to be sentenced to two years and eight months in state...

    • Callifornia girl, 2, killed when bed collapses on top of her, police say
      Callifornia girl, 2, killed when bed collapses on top of her, police say

      A 2-year-old girl in California was killed Tuesday night when a trundle bed collapsed on top of her, Los Angeles police said.

      The girl was being baby-sat in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Highland Park when she disappeared at about 7 p.m. The baby-sitter and neighbors began frantically searching...

    • Girl, 2, killed when bed collapses on top of her, police say
      Girl, 2, killed when bed collapses on top of her, police say

      A 2-year-old girl in Highland Park was killed Tuesday night when a trundle bed collapsed on top of her, Los Angeles police said.

      The girl was being baby-sat in the 5200 block of Glen Ellen Place when she disappeared at about 7 p.m. The baby-sitter and neighbors began frantically searching for the...

    • Man held in Highland Park slaying had dispute with victim, police say
      Man held in Highland Park slaying had dispute with victim, police say

      A man arrested Wednesday morning after a lengthy search involving federal and local authorities has been identified as 47-year-old Scott Allen Lyles, police said.

      Witnesses have connected Lyles to the April shooting death of Ruben Castaneda in Highland Park, said Los Angeles Police Det. Jose Ramirez.

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    • Police chase through Highland Park ends in driver's arrest
      Police chase through Highland Park ends in driver's arrest

      A 30-minute police chase Wednesday through Highland Park, South Pasadena and surrounding areas ended when the driver of a car believed to be stolen was apprehended, police said.

      The chase by Los Angeles Police Department patrol cars began shortly after 10:30 a.m. and included the 5 Freeway and...

    • FBI, LAPD capture homicide suspect in Highland Park after search
      FBI, LAPD capture homicide suspect in Highland Park after search

      After an extensive search in Highland Park on Wednesday, Los Angeles police and FBI agents have detained a homicide suspect who was reportedly found hiding in a trash can.

      The man had been spotted about 7:30 a.m. riding a bicycle in the Arroyo Seco wash near the 110 Freeway and North Avenue 55,...

    • Highland Park's Church on York ordered to pull the plug on music
      Highland Park's Church on York ordered to pull the plug on music

      Attempts to turn an aging Highland Park church into a venue catering to independent and avant-garde music may now be hinging on a prayer.

      The Los Angeles Department of City Planning has declared that the Church on York has been conducting concerts illegally and has denied the venue's requests for...

    • Man shot dead near 110 Freeway in Highland Park; traffic snarled
      Man shot dead near 110 Freeway in Highland Park; traffic snarled

      A 52-year-old man was found dead from a single gunshot wound along the 110 Freeway in Highland Park, police said Tuesday night.

      The offramp near Avenue 60 was shut down while police investigators gathered evidence, the California Highway Patrol said. The ramp was expected to be closed until about...

    • Jury clears LAPD officers in 'bath salts' beating case
      Jury clears LAPD officers in 'bath salts' beating case

      A federal jury on Friday found that two Los Angeles police officers did not use excessive force when they arrested a one-time bank and Hollywood executive they believed to be under the influence of the drug bath salts.

      Brian Mulligan, 54, sued the Los Angeles Police Department and two of its officers,...

    • Jurors in 'bath salts' beating case ask to inspect LAPD cop's baton
      Jurors in 'bath salts' beating case ask to inspect LAPD cop's baton

      Federal jurors deliberating an excessive-force and civil rights case of a former Hollywood executive against the LAPD on Friday asked to inspect the baton of an officer he says severely beat him.

      The request from the eight-person jury came before the lunch break on the first day of deliberations.

      ...

    • Beating case of ex-Hollywood exec who took bath salts to go to jury
      Beating case of ex-Hollywood exec who took bath salts to go to jury

      Was a Los Angeles police officer “a rogue cop” with a partner willing to cover up for him in the beating of an ex-Hollywood power broker?

      Or was the former executive and banker — who is suing the LAPD for excessive force by officers in 2012 — actually in a “drug induced psychosis” from consuming...

    • Former bank executive's trial against LAPD in beating case begins
      Former bank executive's trial against LAPD in beating case begins

      A judge will allow a recording of a former Hollywood and banking executive acknowledging he used bath salts to be used only for impeachment purposes in his civil rights trial against Los Angeles police for beating him during an arrest.

      U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner made the decision Tuesday...

    • Man charged with murder in death of 7-Eleven clerk in Highland Park
      Man charged with murder in death of 7-Eleven clerk in Highland Park

      Prosecutors have filed murder and other charges against a 19-year-old Compton man accused of killing a 7-Eleven convenience store clerk during a series of armed robberies while on probation for two prior convictions.

      Rasheen Childs has been charged with one count of special circumstance murder...

    • Bullet that hit man New Year's Day 'fell from the sky,' LAPD says

      A man in Highland Park was injured early New Year's Day when he was "skimmed" by what investigators believe was celebratory gunfire, Los Angeles police said.

      The man was standing in the 6800 block of North Figueroa about 12:18 a.m. Wednesday when he was hit in the face by something that "fell from...

    • Police release photos of suspects in 7-Eleven murder
      Police release photos of suspects in 7-Eleven murder

      Los Angeles police have released photographs of the two men they believe are responsible for gunning down a 7-Eleven store clerk in Highland Park over the weekend.

      Gonzalo Perez, 38, was shot and killed during a robbery attempt Sunday night at the shop in the 5100 block of North Figueroa Street,...

    • Police seek two in killing of Highland Park clerk in robbery attempt
      Police seek two in killing of Highland Park clerk in robbery attempt

      Los Angeles police were seeking the public's help Monday night in finding two men who killed a 7-Eleven store clerk in Highland Park.

      Gonzalo Perez, 38, was gunned down Sunday night at the store in the 5100 block of North Figueroa Street during a robbery attempt, the Los Angeles Police Department...

    • 7-Eleven clerk killed in possible botched Highland Park robbery
      7-Eleven clerk killed in possible botched Highland Park robbery

      Detectives are investigating the shooting death of a 7-Eleven clerk in Highland Park that may have been the result of a botched robbery, according to police.

      LAPD Officer Bruce Borihahn said the fatal shooting occurred just before 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the 5100 block of Figueroa Street.

      He said...

    • Driver in crash that killed 2 is arrested on suspicion of DUI
      Driver in crash that killed 2 is arrested on suspicion of DUI

      The driver of a car that crashed on the 110 Freeway early Sunday, killing 2 passengers and injuring three others, was arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to reports.

      The crash occurred early Sunday when the 2011 Nissan Sentra the women were riding in on the 110 Freeway hit a tree and a chain-link...

    • Two men arrested after LAPD officers are fired on in Highland Park

      A suspected gang member accused of firing multiple times at Los Angeles Police Department officers in Highland Park and an alleged accomplice were arrested Friday after barricading themselves in an apartment building, authorities said.

      Sgt. Douglas Bowler said officers were on routine patrol in...

    • L.A. Police Museum named 'Awesome Museum' by children's group
      L.A. Police Museum named 'Awesome Museum' by children's group

      The Los Angeles Police Museum has been named one of the "Most Awesome Museums" by Red Tricycle, an organization that promotes child-friendly activities.

      Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck plans to highlight the award Thursday at the museum in the old Highland Park police station at 6045 York...

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