Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times
Overview Food Crime

Crime

VIEW ALL CRIME

Violent Crime:

Low

Ranked

145 / 279

Property Crime:

Average

Ranked

86 / 279

Current Trend:

Rising

Crime Map

    + -

    Crime Coverage

    • Fontana police shoot, wound man in Encino during drug investigation

      Fontana police shot a man Wednesday afternoon near a home in a quiet Encino cul de sac, authorities said. About 1:45 p.m., officers from the Fontana Police Department were serving a warrant in the 6300 block of Yarmouth Avenue in connection with an ongoing narcotics investigation, according to...

    • CHP officers rescue 86-year-old woman from burning Encino house

      CHP officers rescue 86-year-old woman from burning Encino house

      Los Angeles Fire Department officials continued Saturday to investigate the cause of a greater-alarm fire Friday evening that engulfed a heavily cluttered Encino house near the 101 Freeway. California Highway Patrol officers on a routine traffic stop nearby rescued a female occupant, who was taken...

    • Surgeon sentenced to prison for deadly liposuction procedure

      A former Encino cosmetic surgeon was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for administering a lethal cocktail of drugs to a 61-year-old woman during a 10-hour liposuction procedure. Ehab Aly Mohamed was convicted Jan. 21 of one count each of involuntary manslaughter and elder abuse for killing...

    • Major L.A. art heist: 3 paintings still missing, man in custody

      Major L.A. art heist: 3 paintings still missing, man in custody

      Nine paintings stolen in 2008 in one of the biggest art heists in Los Angeles history were displayed Friday as authorities solicited help in locating three more paintings that have yet to be recovered. A joint investigation by art crime units at the Los Angeles Police Department and FBI, spurred...

    • Paintings in $10-million Encino heist recovered

      Paintings in $10-million Encino heist recovered

      For six years, the mystery surrounding one of the largest art heists in Los Angeles history baffled police. Then, a shadowy figure by the name of "Darko" surfaced in Europe. Darko held himself out as a fixer for someone in California wanting to peddle the paintings. The items, police knew, had...

    • Detectives crack huge L.A. art heist; 9 paintings recovered

      Detectives crack huge L.A. art heist; 9 paintings recovered

      Nine works of art that were stolen six years ago in one of the largest art heists in L.A. history have been recovered by investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI, according to court documents obtained by The Times. After an undercover operation at a West Los Angeles hotel...

    • Actor Chris Kattan sentenced to 3 years' probation for DUI, crash
      Actor Chris Kattan sentenced to 3 years' probation for DUI, crash

      Actor Chris Kattan was sentenced to three years' probation Thursday for driving under the influence and crashing into the back of a state Department of Transportation vehicle in Encino earlier this year.

      The “Saturday Night Live” alum was arrested in February on suspicion of driving under the influence...

    • Scientists, private firms wrangle over statewide quake alert system
      Scientists, private firms wrangle over statewide quake alert system

      To implement a statewide earthquake early warning system, public and private sectors must come to an agreement on key details.

    • 'SNL' alum Chris Kattan arrested on suspicion of DUI after crash
      'SNL' alum Chris Kattan arrested on suspicion of DUI after crash

      "Saturday Night Live" alum Chris Kattan was arrested early Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence after crossing over orange safety cones and crashing into the back of a state Department of Transportation vehicle in Encino, authorities said.

      Caltrans crews were working on a guardrail...

    • $75,000 reward offered in killing of 80-year-old Encino man
      $75,000 reward offered in killing of 80-year-old Encino man

      A $75,000 reward was offered Friday for information in the fatal shooting last year of an 80-year-old man in his Encino home, officials said. 

      The city of Los Angeles is offering $50,000 for information leading to the identity and arrest of suspects in the Sept. 19 killing of Harvey Cohen, 80....

    • Encino resident shot multiple times in his SUV; gunman at large
      Encino resident shot multiple times in his SUV; gunman at large

      Police are searching for a gunman who shot an Encino resident multiple times Wednesday night as he sat in his SUV.

      The shooting was reported around 5:50 p.m. in the 4900 block of Rupert Avenue. The victim had arrived at his home and was sitting inside his SUV when the gunman approached and shot...

    • LAPD detective recalls case against Encino cosmetic surgeon
      LAPD detective recalls case against Encino cosmetic surgeon

      This blog post has been corrected. See the note below for details.

      The death of a patient is not something that homicide detectives typically investigate. But after Sharon Carpenter died following a 10-hour liposuction surgery, veteran Det. Joel Price became involved in the case.

      The cosmetic surgeon...

    • Crime alerts for Encino and 16 other L.A. neighborhoods
      Crime alerts for Encino and 16 other L.A. neighborhoods

      Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 17 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

      Thirteen neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Encino (A) was the most unusual, recording four reports...

    75°