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  • Arrest made in attempted sexual assault of San Fernando Valley housekeeper

    Los Angeles police have arrested a man they allege forced his way into a San Fernando Valley home and tried to sexually assault a housekeeper earlier this week. Kevin William Lasz, who turned 30 Friday, was arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of assaulting someone during a burglary with the...

  • Suspect charged with assault on officer who was dragged in SUV

    Suspect charged with assault on officer who was dragged in SUV

    An LAPD narcotics officer was dragged while holding onto the steering wheel of an SUV in a dramatic confrontation in Granada Hills last week. The officer was hanging out the driver's side door as the vehicle reached speeds of up to 45 mph, police say.   Now a Porter Ranch man has been charged in...

  • LAPD officer dragged 100 yards by SUV in dramatic confrontation

    LAPD officer dragged 100 yards by SUV in dramatic confrontation

    An LAPD narcotics officer was dragged the length of a football field, sandwiched in the door of an SUV, before the driver veered onto a sidewalk and into bushes. The plainclothes Los Angeles police officer was severely injured in the incident on Thursday in Granada Hills. The driver abandoned the...

  • Man held in running down LAPD undercover officer with SUV

    Man held in running down LAPD undercover officer with SUV

    After a massive search, Los Angeles police apprehended a man who ran down a plainclothes narcotics officer with his SUV in Granada Hills on Thursday, police said. The incident happened around midday in the 10900 block of Haskell Avenue. The driver struck the officer before leaving his vehicle and...

  • Sante Kimes dies at 79; grifter and murderer was convicted with son

    Sante Kimes dies at 79; grifter and murderer was convicted with son

    Sante Kimes was a con artist who made insurance claims on suspicious fires, passed bad checks and forged signatures, even when she was married to a multimillionaire. And then somewhere along the way, she went from con games to murder. And she took her son with her. "They've been deemed these grifters...

  • Police shoot, kill man reportedly wielding gun at Granada Hills home

    Police shoot, kill man reportedly wielding gun at Granada Hills home

    A man in his 60s who was reportedly wielding a rifle and a handgun at his home in Granada Hills was shot and killed by police Monday night, authorities said. Officers were called to the 12700 block of Woodley Avenue about 10:20 p.m. after reports of shots fired. Police tried to make contact with...

  • Bear romps from school, through yards and golf course, evades capture
    Bear romps from school, through yards and golf course, evades capture

    A black bear spotted in a tree at a Granada Hills school Tuesday barreled from yard to yard, took a breather on the the front steps of a church, and scurried onto a golf course past onlookers as it evaded capture.

    The bear's odyssey began about 7 a.m. after it was spotted at the North Valley Charter...

  • High-speed car chase ends at LAPD Mission Station
    High-speed car chase ends at LAPD Mission Station

    A suspect led officers on a car chase in the San Fernando Valley before the pursuit ended Tuesday evening in front of the Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Station.

    The suspect was shot with a less-than-lethal device and then was carried away by officers into the station, the LAPD said.

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