Crime Update Feb: Sierra Bonita Neighbors Assist Police in Capturing Burglar

A coordinated effort between concerned community members, LAPD Wilshire Area patrol officers and detectives led to the rapid arrest of an armed burglar, Wilshire detectives announced yesterday. On Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at around 11:30 a.m., Wilshire officers received a radio call of a possible burglary suspect in…

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Police Need Your Help: Pico Shopping DIstrict Robbers Still At Large

Police Need Your Help: Pico Shopping DIstrict Robbers Still At Large The Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Burglary Detectives are investigating a series of commercial burglaries along Pico Boulevard that occurred during the month of October 2012 when Wilshire Area experienced five commercial burglaries during the early morning hours. The burglaries occurred between the 4200 to 5500 block of…

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Police Need Your Help

Police Need Your Help Wilshire Area patrol officers found Anita Henderson, 51, dead on her driveway in the 2100 block of South Redondo Avenue November 8, 2012 around 5 p.m., according to Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide Detectives. Henderson’s death seems to have been the result of a…

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Gang Member Sentenced to Death for Murder of Local Student

Gang Member Sentenced to Death for Murder of Local Student Gang member Pedro Espinoza was recently sentenced to death for the murder of Arlington Heights resident and Los Angeles High School student 17-year-old Jamiel Shaw, Jr. Espinoza shot non-gang member Shaw in the abdomen and then in the head for carrying a red Spider-Man backpack on March 2,…

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‘Keep It Clean’ Owner and Long Time TNN Advertiser Fatally Shot

On July 19, TNN long time advertiser Lynette Ammons of Keep It Clean Inc.a janitorial business, was fatally shot in her store front office in the 1100 Block of La Brea between Centinela Ave. and Fairview Blvd. Three people working in the back room heard an intruder…

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Rash of Crimes in Harvard Heights

There were three muggings between Venice and Washington, they seem to be going after jewelry. There are continuing thefts of copper from light poles. If the vehicles do not have city logos, call police. Finally, catalytic converters are being stolen from Toyota pickup trucks.  

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2 Youths Booked on Suspicion in Koreatown

Koreatown: When two plainclothes officers from LAPD’s Olympic station confronted men who had opened fire on a woman in Koreatown, the shooters turned the guns on them inflicting facial wounds in both officers.  One officer suffered serious wounds to his eye and is reported in serious but stable condition after…

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Street Robbery on Venice and Harvard

This past Tuesday, approximately 10:30 am, a young woman, pushing a baby in a stroller, was robbed on Venice and Harvard.  The lone assailant got out of a car, smiled and greeted the woman, and then grabbed her necklace from behind after she passed him.  She bit his hand but did not…

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Fatally Wounded Boy Dropped Off At Local Fire Station

On Thursday July 7, Melvin Childs of Gardena, a 16 year old boy, was fatally shot. He was still alive when two men in their 20's dumped him at 9:45 pm at the #26 fire station on 2009 S. Western just north of the 10 freeway. He died of a…

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Established in August of 2008 by writerartist Dianne V. Lawrence, The Neighborhood News covers the events, people, history, politics and historic architecture of communities throughout the Mid-City and West Adams area in Los Angeles Council District 10.

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