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    • 'I know you are looking for me,' man in jail shirt says before leading L.A. police on chase

      'I know you are looking for me,' man in jail shirt says before leading L.A. police on chase

      A man allegedly high on methamphetamine and wearing a Los Angeles County Jail shirt taunted police and led them on a high-speed chase Wednesday through the San Fernando Valley before slamming into a utility pole, police said. Los Angeles police learned early Wednesday of a man being pursued by...

    • Woman held in Reseda murder case is daughter of late actor Ray Sharkey

      Woman held in Reseda murder case is daughter of late actor Ray Sharkey

      A woman arrested on suspicion of using a baseball bat to beat her boyfriend’s mother to death is the daughter of actor Ray Sharkey, who succumbed to complications from AIDS after a career marred by drug abuse. Cecelia Sharkey, 26, was booked on suspicion of first-degree murder Saturday, hours after...

    • Police search for 5 people in connection with Reseda triple shooting

      Police search for 5 people in connection with Reseda triple shooting

      Los Angeles police were searching Tuesday night for five suspects in connection with a triple shooting in Reseda. About 9:10 p.m., police received reports that three people were wounded by gunfire at Reseda Boulevard and Valerio Street, LAPD Officer Mike Lopez said. Six people, at least one of...

    • Brothers convicted of murder at Reseda school face possible life terms

      Two brothers could be sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison after they were convicted Friday of killing an 18-year-old man at Cleveland High School in Reseda. Anthony Carpio, 18, and Michael Steven Carpio, 20, were found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Kevin Orellana, said...

    • Felon pleads guilty to shooting at man, LAPD officers in Reseda

      Felon pleads guilty to shooting at man, LAPD officers in Reseda

      A felon charged with shooting at two Los Angles police officers and another man pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Cliff Gershowitz, 50, was accused of shooting the man during a Feb. 10 argument in Reseda, prosecutors said. The victim was wounded in the...

    • Baseball: Cleveland baseball facility is damaged by vandals

      Baseball: Cleveland baseball facility is damaged by vandals

      Reseda Cleveland baseball Coach Scott Drootin said Saturday that vandals struck the team's baseball facility overnight, causing thousands of dollars in damage. School police were called Saturday afternoon to investigate. According to Drootin, a golf cart was smashed. The team's clubhouse was ransacked....

    • Suspect charged in Reseda shootings that wounded man, LAPD officer
      Suspect charged in Reseda shootings that wounded man, LAPD officer

      A man accused of shooting an acquaintance in Reseda and then firing at police, injuring one officer, was charged Thursday with three counts of attempted murder, prosecutors said.

      Cliff Gershowitz, 50, also was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, the Los Angeles County district attorney's...

    • LAPD officer injured in Reseda shooting, officials say
      LAPD officer injured in Reseda shooting, officials say

      A Los Angeles police officer was wounded Monday morning in a shooting in Reseda, officials said.

      The officer was transported to a hospital with what was initially believed to be an arm injury, LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said. The officer's condition was not immediately known, but Smith said he was...

    • Gunman in fatal Reseda shooting is war veteran with PTSD, police say

      A man who forced his way into a Reseda apartment Friday night and shot its two occupants -- one fatally -- is a 32-year-old Iraq war veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, Los Angeles police said.

      For reasons still unclear to investigators, Ricardo Javier Tapia, 32, of Reseda...

    • 1 dead, 2 injured in San Fernando Valley shooting
      1 dead, 2 injured in San Fernando Valley shooting

      One person was killed and two others were injured Friday evening in a shooting in the San Fernando Valley, police said.

      Police were called to the 7600 block of Canby Avenue in Reseda about 6:45 p.m., said LAPD Sgt. Steve Embrich.

      A male gunman wielding an AK-47 rifle had reportedly opened fire...

    • Paraplegic's home burglarized, medication stolen, police say

      A 19-year-old man was arrested Saturday after allegedly burglarizing the San Fernando Valley home of a paraplegic and stealing his medication.The victim was in bed and unable to get into his wheelchair, but he managed to call 911 on his cellphone while the burglar was in another room, the Los Angeles...

    • Suspected gunman in LAPD shootout, pot-shop robbery is captured
      Suspected gunman in LAPD shootout, pot-shop robbery is captured

      A man suspected of riddling a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car with bullets was captured after being bitten by a search dog, authorities said Monday evening.

      The windshield of the LAPD cruiser was struck by multiple rounds during the afternoon gun battle in which at least one officer returned...

    • Pot shop robbery sparks LAPD shootout with suspects in Reseda
      Pot shop robbery sparks LAPD shootout with suspects in Reseda

      A robbery at a marijuana clinic in the San Fernando Valley sparked a police pursuit and a shootout as officers exchanged gunfire with suspects, authorities told The Times on Monday evening.

      The shooting broke out about 4:30 p.m. after the two suspects stopped their vehicle and one of them exited...

    • LAPD looks for Reseda robbery suspect after reports of shots fired
      LAPD looks for Reseda robbery suspect after reports of shots fired

      Los Angeles police were searching for a suspect Monday afternoon in Reseda following a pursuit and reports of shots fired, authorities said.

      The pursuit involved at least three suspects and Los Angeles Police Department officers.

      Two of the suspects were detained as officers swarmed an area near...

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