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  • Driver arrested in hit-and-run that killed bicyclist near Arleta High School

    Driver arrested in hit-and-run that killed bicyclist near Arleta High School

    A motorist was arrested Thursday for allegedly hitting and killing a bicyclist then running from the scene in the middle of the night in Arleta, Los Angeles police officials said. The fatal hit-and-run happened about 2 a.m. in the 14100 block of Van Nuys Boulevard and next to Arleta High School,...

  • Neighborhood dispute in Arleta leaves one dead

    Neighborhood dispute in Arleta leaves one dead

    A dispute between neighbors in Arleta ended with the death of one man and the arrest of another, authorities said. The incident began about 4 a.m. Sunday near the corner of Beachy Avenue and Tonopah Street when witnesses reported a disturbance, said Lt. Paul Vernon of the Los Angeles Police Department....

  • Mexico World Cup fans force ramp shutdowns on 5 Freeway in Pacoima

    Mexico World Cup fans force ramp shutdowns on 5 Freeway in Pacoima

    Crowds of soccer fans celebrating Mexico's World Cup win poured onto the streets in the Pacoima area, forcing authorities to shut down offramps and onramps on the 5 Freeway and declare a citywide police alert. The crowds were facing off with officers near Laurel Canyon and Van Nuys boulevards....

  • At least 17 detained while LAPD executes search warrant in Arleta

    At least 17 detained while LAPD executes search warrant in Arleta

    At least 17 people were detained Thursday morning as Los Angeles police executed a search warrant in Arleta. The search began about 6:30 a.m. at Wentworth Street and Woodale Avenue and involved uniformed officers without a SWAT team, said Officer Brady Cuellar from the LAPD's Mission station. Video...

  • Driver of gray Dodge Challenger sought in apparent road-rage killing

    Driver of gray Dodge Challenger sought in apparent road-rage killing

    Los Angeles police Sunday were looking for the driver of a gray Dodge Challenger who allegedly shot and killed a motorist in the northeast San Fernando Valley during a road-rage confrontation Saturday. The victim, who was driving a red Kia Rio, was wounded near the mouth and was taken to two hospitals...

  • Homeless man tries to flee from Burbank police after suspicious fire near freeway reported

    Homeless man tries to flee from Burbank police after suspicious fire near freeway reported

    A local homeless man may have been responsible for a quarter-acre brush fire near the Burbank Boulevard overpass near downtown Burbank Wednesday evening, according to police. Edwin Matos was arrested on suspicion of arson by the Burbank Police Department after authorities received reports of a...

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