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  • Man fatally shot outside Altadena restaurant

    Man fatally shot outside Altadena restaurant

    A man was fatally shot late Thursday afternoon outside a restaurant in Altadena, deputies said. The shooting occurred about 5:45 p.m. outside Fair Oaks Burgers, 2560 Fair Oaks Ave., said Lt. Robert Lewis of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Altadena Station. Witnesses told deputies...

  • Suspect arrested after three stabbed in Altadena, one critically

    Three people were stabbed and a suspect was arrested Thursday night in an Altadena neighborhood. One of the victims was hospitalized in critical condition. The other two suffered minor wounds, said Ed Pickett of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. He said he did not have information on the...

  • High school teacher accused of holding students in car at knife point

    High school teacher accused of holding students in car at knife point

    An Arcadia high school teacher remained in custody Monday after surrendering to authorities in connection with the kidnapping of three students at knife point, authorities said. John Edward Maust, 34, turned himself in at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, and was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, false imprisonment...

  • Crescenta Valley crime: Two separate, methamphetamine-related arrests

    La Cañada May 1 Throwing an object at a vehicle: 1400 block of Descanso Drive. A man took a left out of the Descanso Gardens parking lot and was driving westbound at around 11 a.m. when he noticed a 2009 Mazda sedan that had also pulled out of the lot following close behind him. Believing the car...

  • Reputed gang member arrested in screwdriver stabbing

    Reputed gang member arrested in screwdriver stabbing

    A reputed gang member has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing a man five times with a screwdriver outside an Altadena restaurant, law enforcement authorities said Monday. Juan Jose Cortez, 27, was being held Monday night at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Altadena Station on $300,000...

  • Man shot while driving in Pasadena crashes car into house

    Man shot while driving in Pasadena crashes car into house

    A Pasadena man was shot while driving and crashed his car into a residence early Sunday morning, according to police.  Pasadena Police Lt. Thomas Delgado said the 25-year-old was driving near the 1300 block of North Marengo Avenue at around 12:30 a.m when he was shot by an unknown assailant. The...

  • Hiker found dead near steep ravine in Angeles National Forest

    A 56-year-old Los Angeles man was found dead near Inspiration Point in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday afternoon after another hiker passing by spotted his body in a ravine, authorities said.

    Members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Air Rescue 5 unit located the man, who was...

  • Man sought in Altadena rape of girl walking home from school
    Man sought in Altadena rape of girl walking home from school

    Detectives were seeking help from the public Wednesday in tracking down a man who raped a girl in Altadena as she was walking home from school.

    The girl, whose age was not disclosed, was attacked by the man in the 2500 block of north Fair Oaks after he approached her from behind, the Los Angeles...

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