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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Crackberry Bust at Washington Market

Crackberry Bust at Washington Market  May 19, 2011 After a year long investigation highlighting increasing assistance from Federal authorities to beleaguered local law enforcement, “Operation Red Dawn” went into full swing as FBI agents along with LAPD, swept through several locations and arrested 17 Federal suspects and 28 others on local charges related to…

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Local Crime Spree Ends With Arrests At Washington Market Square

Three people were arrested May 11 in connection with a series of armed robberies in the Koreatown, Harvard Heights and West Adams areas. The suspects are also linked to the slaying of an MTV music coordinator. Officers swarmed the Washington Market Square shopping plaza on Washington Boulevard and Tenth Avenue…

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April 2011 CD10 Most Wanted: Oscar Bolanos, Mario Contreras

April 2011 CD10 Most Wanted: Oscar Bolanos, Mario ContrerasOn April 20, 1993 at approximately 10:10 p.m., Suspect Oscar Bolanos and Suspect Mario Contreras along with a third unknown male Hispanic arrived at the Victim’s residence in a vehicle driven by Suspect Contreras. Suspects Bolanos and Contreras argued with the Victim regarding Contreras’s sister (Estela). Suspect Bolanos pointed a…

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April 2011 Fatal Hit and Run in Koreatown

On Saturday, March 26, 2011, at around 2:28 a.m., a fatal traffic collision occurred on James M.Wood Boulevard and Ardmore Avenue in LAPD’s Olympic Area. Ricardo Leos, a 19-year-old resident of Los Angeles, was driving a 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse eastbound on James M. Boulevard.  As Leos approached…

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Dead Body found Fairfax and Venice Aug.31

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Police are trying to determine how a dead body ended up at an intersection in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles Tuesday.A man's body was discovered near a bus stop at Fairfax Avenue and Venice Boulevard shortly after midnight after a passing motorist spotted the…

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Gunfire on 10 Freeway and La Brea

A road-rage incident on the 10 Freeway in the Mid-City area turned violent Thursday evening when a motorist fired at least two gunshots at another man near the La Brea onramp, according to police and a witness.The shooting occurred about 5:30 p.m. after a driver…

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Community Crime Updates Sept 4

Hauser to Normandy Olympic to Adams Aug 31 – Sept 4 10 Burglaries.  4  theft from auto.  7 Grand theft auto.  6 personal theft.  3 Violent robbery.  11 Aggravated assault AUGUST 15-28 08-28-10/ 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM :…

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Crack Down On Illegal Use of Handicapped Placards

State officials move in after NBCLA investigation It’s a problem that’s gotten out of control, nearly one in ten California drivers claim to be disabled and have placards, which let them park free all day at meters and on streets reserved for residents only. But NBCLA found, many of these people…

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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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