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    • Father, 25, left baby in unlocked, running car for 90 minutes at gym, LAPD says

      Father, 25, left baby in unlocked, running car for 90 minutes at gym, LAPD says

      A 25-year-old father is accused of leaving his infant daughter in his running car while he went inside a North Hollywood gym for about 90 minutes, the Los Angeles Police Department said Friday. Solomon Allen was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after a passerby found the 8-month-old...

    • Drunk driving suspect killed after short pursuit with LAPD

      Drunk driving suspect killed after short pursuit with LAPD

      A suspected drunk driver died Thursday afternoon after crashing into a big rig during a short pursuit with police in North Hollywood, officers said. It is unclear whether the driver died at the scene or was taken to a hospital. The roughly three-minute pursuit began about 1:22 p.m. when officers...

    • Fleeing motorist shot in car by LAPD apparently unarmed, police say

      Fleeing motorist shot in car by LAPD apparently unarmed, police say

      Investigators pored over a neighborhood in Burbank where a vehicle pursuit hours earlier concluded with a Los Angeles police officer fatally shooting a man early Thursday morning. LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery said, "There is no evidence to support he was armed." The man was shot by an officer sitting...

    • Famed tattoo artist 'Trigz' killed in North Hollywood shooting

      Famed tattoo artist 'Trigz' killed in North Hollywood shooting

      Famous tattoo artist and body piercer Michael “Trigz” Pebley was shot to death during a fight in North Hollywood on Thursday night, authorities said. Witnesses told reporters that Pebley, 40, was inside a tattoo parlor in the 6300 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard when the confrontation began. Police...

    • Ed Sullivan statue recovered in good condition, police say

      Ed Sullivan statue recovered in good condition, police say

      A solid bronze statue of Ed Sullivan that was taken from its pedestal at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame Plaza has been recovered in good condition, Los Angeles police officials said Thursday. Authorities were releasing no details about how it was recovered because no...

    • Ed Sullivan statue stolen from Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

      Ed Sullivan statue stolen from Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

      A solid bronze statue of Ed Sullivan has been stolen from atop its pedestal at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame Plaza, police officials said Monday. The statue, about 1 1/2 feet tall and weighing 20 pounds, was on display as part of an outdoor exhibit that featured legendary...

    • Daniele Watts: LAPD chief says officers acted 'well within' authority
      Daniele Watts: LAPD chief says officers acted 'well within' authority

      Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck expressed support Tuesday for the way a sergeant and two officers acted last week when they detained and handcuffed an actress.

      Beck cautioned that he had not made a final decision about the matter but said he believed, based on an initial review of audio recordings,...

    • 'Django's' Daniele Watts refused to give cop ID, and she isn't sorry
      'Django's' Daniele Watts refused to give cop ID, and she isn't sorry

      Actress Daniele Watts of “Django Unchained” fame said she did not regret refusing to hand over her ID to police investigating a call about indecent exposure over the weekend in North Hollywood.

      “It’s because I believe in America and what it stands for, and I believe in freedom,” she said on CNN’s...

    • Toddler drowns in family pool in North Hollywood
      Toddler drowns in family pool in North Hollywood

      A toddler died at a hospital Sunday, less than an hour after he was found floating in a North Hollywood swimming pool, Los Angeles police said.

      Police were called to a home in the 5900 block of Craner Avenue at 3:17 p.m. about a missing child, said Lt. Brian Morrison of the LAPD's North Hollywood...

    • Two people arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run
      Two people arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run

      A 29-year-old man suspected of drunk driving and his girlfriend were arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash that fatally injured a motorcyclist in North Hollywood on Saturday, authorities said.

      Officer Jessica Rice of the Los Angeles Police Department said Austin Michael Clay was heading...

    • Suspected drunk driver arrested after North Hollywood crash
      Suspected drunk driver arrested after North Hollywood crash

      A motorist was arrested Saturday morning after fleeing the scene of a collision in North Hollywood that left a motorcyclist in grave condition, police said.

      The driver was heading north on Lankershim Boulevard and attempting to turn left onto Magnolia Boulevard when he struck the unidentified motorcyclist,...

    • Man arrested in suspected fish thefts at Burbank-Glendale pet shops
      Man arrested in suspected fish thefts at Burbank-Glendale pet shops

      A man suspected of stealing fish from pet shops in Glendale and Burbank dating back to last year was arrested this week at his North Hollywood apartment, police said.

      Luis Argueta, 29, was taken into custody Tuesday after officers carried out a search warrant at his home in the 7600 block of North...

    • Alleged fish thief stole from Burbank, Glendale pet shops

      A man suspected of stealing fish from pet shops in Glendale and Burbank dating back to last year was arrested at his North Hollywood apartment on Tuesday, police said.

      Luis Argueta, 29, was taken into custody after officers carried out a search warrant at his home in the 7600 block of North Hollywood...

    • Man who led police on chase pleads not guilty in domestic violence case
      Man who led police on chase pleads not guilty in domestic violence case

      A 41-year-old man accused of leading officers on a high-speed chase and jumping rooftops in North Hollywood before he was flushed out of a home with tear gas pleaded not guilty Thursday to domestic violence charges.

      Nolan Perez was charged with making criminal threats against a woman when authorities...

    • Tear gas brings end to gunman drama in North Hollywood
      Tear gas brings end to gunman drama in North Hollywood

      A man armed with an assault rifle jumped across several North Hollywood rooftops and holed up in a home before he was captured Monday afternoon after police fired tear gas to flush him out, ending a dramatic, hours-long incident that played out on television and paralyzed a neighborhood.

      The man...

    • Gun found at home where pursuit suspect was barricaded, police say
      Gun found at home where pursuit suspect was barricaded, police say

      Los Angeles police recovered a gun from the North Hollywood home where a convicted felon was flushed out after officers fired tear gas, authorities said Monday night.

      The weapon was found on a sofa inside the single-story home on Hartsook Street, Lt. Andy Nieman of the Los Angeles Police Department...

    • LAPD recovers gun from North Hollywood home, identifies suspect
      LAPD recovers gun from North Hollywood home, identifies suspect

      Los Angeles police recovered a gun from the North Hollywood home where a convicted felon was flushed out after officers fired tear gas, authorities said Monday night.

      The weapon was found on a sofa inside the single-story home on Hartsook Street, Lt. Andy Nieman of the Los Angeles Police Department...

    • Oakwood School evacuated during North Hollywood gunman standoff
      Oakwood School evacuated during North Hollywood gunman standoff

      Police on Monday have begun evacuating students from Oakwood School, a private campus close to the scene of the North Hollywood standoff between officers and an armed man.

      "There are several buildings with children and we will bring them out systematically," said Los Angeles police Lt. Andy Neiman.

      ...

    • L.A. councilman calls for stiffer penalties in graffiti cases
      L.A. councilman calls for stiffer penalties in graffiti cases

      Frustrated by tagging in his San Fernando Valley district, a Los Angeles city councilman called this week for new measures to crack down on graffiti vandals, especially when murals are defaced.

      Councilman Paul Krekorian introduced a motion Friday seeking to double the reward to $2,000 from $1,000...

    • Miley Cyrus' Maserati stolen from her North Hollywood home
      Miley Cyrus' Maserati stolen from her North Hollywood home

      A pair of burglars scaled the fence of Miley Cyrus' North Hollywood home Friday and drove off in her $100,000 Maserati, Los Angeles police said.

      Authorities were called about 4 p.m. after the car and some jewelry were reported stolen from the pop star's residence, police said.

      Nobody was home at...

    • Burglars steal Miley Cyrus' Maserati from North Hollywood home
      Burglars steal Miley Cyrus' Maserati from North Hollywood home

      A pair of burglars scaled the fence of Miley Cyrus' North Hollywood home Friday and drove off in her $100,000 Maserati, Los Angeles police said.

      Authorities were called about 4 p.m. after the car and some jewelry were reported stolen from the pop star's residence, police told the Los Angeles Times.

      ...

    • Chase suspect wanted in kidnapping arrested in North Hollywood
      Chase suspect wanted in kidnapping arrested in North Hollywood

      An FBI-LAPD fugitive task force arrested a man wanted on kidnapping charges in Minnesota who authorities believe is the same man who led police on a chase in downtown Los Angeles earlier Thursday, officials said.Jesus Ramirez, 31, of Los Angeles, was taken into custody without incident at the Peppertree...

    • LAPD cop killed in suspected DUI had made 3,000 drunk-driving arrests
      LAPD cop killed in suspected DUI had made 3,000 drunk-driving arrests

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

      Veteran Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer Chris Cortijo, who died Wednesday after being hit by a driver accused of being high on cocaine, had arrested more than 3,000 DUI suspects in his career, Police Chief Charlie Beck said.

      ...

    • LAPD mourns officer killed by driver suspected of being on drugs
      LAPD mourns officer killed by driver suspected of being on drugs

      The Los Angeles Police Department was in mourning with news that a veteran motorcycle officer hit by a driver suspected of being high on cocaine Saturday had died of his injuries.

      Chris Cortijo, a 27-year veteran of the department, died Wednesday afternoon.

      Jorge Villegas, the commanding officer...

    • LAPD officer hit by driver suspected of being high on cocaine dies
      LAPD officer hit by driver suspected of being high on cocaine dies

      This post has been updated. See note below for details.

      A Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer struck Saturday by a driver allegedly under the influence of cocaine has died of his injuries, officials said.

      "It is with great sadness and a heavy heart we regret to announce the passing...

    • LAPD officer remains in critical condition; blood drive planned
      LAPD officer remains in critical condition; blood drive planned

      Officials will host a blood drive Monday in honor of a Los Angeles police officer who was critically injured in a car crash over the weekend while on his motorcycle.

      The drive will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills.

      The motorcycle officer — a 26-year veteran whose...

    • Police asking for public's help in North Hollywood homicide
      Police asking for public's help in North Hollywood homicide

      Detectives are asking for the public’s help in finding a man believed to be connected to a North Hollywood homicide, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

      Officers responded to a call in the 7100 block of Coldwater Canyon Avenue about 11:30 a.m. Saturday and found the body of a 39-year-old woman,...

    • L.A. officials call for crackdown on prostitution in Valley
      L.A. officials call for crackdown on prostitution in Valley

      Councilwoman Nury Martinez and City Atty. Mike Feuer want to add two police patrols and increase enforcement on portions of Lankershim and Sepulveda boulevards.

    • LAPD officers fatally shoot man in North Hollywood
      LAPD officers fatally shoot man in North Hollywood

      Los Angeles Police Department officers fatally shot a man in North Hollywood on Friday night after responding to reports that an individual was walking down the street with a gun and disturbing the peace, authorities said.

      Shortly before 8 p.m., a caller reported that a man with a gun was walking...

    • North Hollywood residents return home after mysterious explosion
      North Hollywood residents return home after mysterious explosion

      Residents in a North Hollywood neighborhood were allowed to return home Tuesday after a bomb squad investigated a mysterious explosion.

      Police began receiving calls about 12:30 a.m. after an explosion in the cab of a truck in the 11300 block of Miranda Street, said Sgt. Mike Kammert of the Los...

    • Explosion in parked pickup truck rocks North Hollywood neighborhood
      Explosion in parked pickup truck rocks North Hollywood neighborhood

      A North Hollywood neighborhood was evacuated Tuesday morning after a mysterious explosion blew out nearby windows and shook residents from their sleep.

      The explosion occurred about 12:30 a.m. inside the cab of a pickup truck in the back of a home in the 11300 block of Miranda Street, said Los Angeles...

    • LAPD officer injured in search for reportedly armed man
      LAPD officer injured in search for reportedly armed man

      A Los Angeles police officer sustained a minor injury Thursday night while he and other officers were searching for a man reportedly armed with a gun in North Hollywood.

      Officers were searching a roughly eight-block area near Magnolia Boulevard and Satsuma Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department...

    • North Hollywood man stabs sister to death, LAPD says
      North Hollywood man stabs sister to death, LAPD says

      A North Hollywood man has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing his 19-year-old sister to death, police said Wednesday.

      Officers found a mortally wounded Raquel Martinez with multiple stab wounds in the 6000 block of Farmdale Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

      She was taken to a local...

    • Sen. Boxer promotes health care reform during visit to Los Angeles
      Sen. Boxer promotes health care reform during visit to Los Angeles

      Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) attacked Republicans on Thursday for their repeated attempts to repeal Obamacare, saying threats to shut down the government or limit the debt ceiling are irresponsible and ineffective.

      “The big problem we have are Republicans,” she said, speaking at a health center...

    • Not-naked man comes down from North Hollywood electrical tower

      He's not naked, and he's back on the ground.

      Turns out a man who climbed an electrical tower in North Hollywood on Friday was not nude, as initially reported by the Los Angeles Police Department, just shirtless. And after several hours, he agreed to come down.

      Los Angeles police Det. Gus Villanueva...

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