October 3, 2012
Three bobcats were spotted sleeping in the backyard of a home Tuesday evening. Initial reports stated that it was three mountain loins that had been spotted. Sgt. Gary Ogurek of the sheriff's Crescenta Valley Station told KTLA-TV that a resident spotted the animals in the 5300 block of Pineridge Drive and called deputies at 5:24 p.m. From the description, he thinks it was a mother with two nearly grown offspring. Deputies notified Fish & Game and called for a helicopter.
April 17, 2012
A mountain lion reportedly has been spotted in La Crescenta, the same community where a big black bear was caught and tranquilized last week after frequenting the neighborhood, especially on trash day. Residents on Pineridge Drive were paid a visit Sunday night by a mountain lion, according to reports received by deputies at the La Crescenta Valley sheriff's station, KTLA-TV reported. In the end, deputies could not find a mountain lion and believe it actually may have been a bobcat.
April 10, 2012
The Glendale bear is on the move this morning, climbing over backyard fences and walking down a sidewalk after lounging in the backyard of home on Mayfield Avenue -- media entourage in tow. KTLA-TV is tracking the bear from above as it moves from house to house. The bear was first spotted wondering around at 3 a.m. before it plopped down on the back lawn of vacant house in the 2300 block of Mayfield Avenue. Descirbed as wieghing between 500 and 600 pounds, authorities believe it may be the same bear that broke into a garage last month and pried open a refrigerator to snack on frozen meatballs.
March 29, 2012
A black bear spotted several items over the last few weeks has returned to a La Crescenta neighborhood, and some people say they're starting to worry that the community isn't safe. Elva Sherman is the latest resident to spot the bear, just feet from her front door, reported KTLA-TV reported. She heard her dog barking incessantly at about 10 p.m. Tuesday night. "This big fuzzy bear just is walking like this... just happily walking down the street," Sherman said, describing what she saw next.
March 26, 2012
The L.A. County Sheriff's Department launched a successful land and air rescue effort for a missing motorist in the Angeles Forest. A 56 year-old woman from Juniper Hills in the Palmdale area left Pasadena late yesterday driving a white 1999 Ford Ranger, KTLA-TV reported . She was located on Angeles Forest Hwy at mile marker 10.47. Her car was spotted 300 feet down the side of a steep, snow-covered embankment. The woman was rescued alive, but she was severely hypothermic and in critical condition with head injuries after spending the night on the embankment.
March 22, 2012
A week after a bear made multiple visits to a La Crescenta neighborhood, another bear has been spotted, this time in nearby Glendale. A resident took several photos of what appears to be a black bear raiding a trash can outside a home. The bear dug through the garbage, looking for food, according to KTLA-TV . The animal took off after its feast, leaving a mess in the front yard. There's no word yet on whether it may have been the same bear seen in La Crescenta.
February 10, 2012
Animal control officers have discovered the first rabid bat in Los Angeles County this year. They captured the bat inside a residential garage in the Sand Canyon area of the Santa Clarita Valley on Jan. 30. The Department of Veterinary Public Health confirmed that no one was exposed to rabies, according to a KTLA report. Health officials say most bats don't carry rabies, but they recommend avoiding the creatures. -- KTLA-TV
November 21, 2011
A man who went missing on Friday while hiking near Chantry Flats in the Angeles National Forest turned up safe early Monday morning, authorities said. Matthew Hernandez, 29, had last been seen Friday evening. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Sierra Madre Search and Rescue began searching for Hernandez when he did not return home. Hernandez wandered out of the forest around 3:30 a.m. Monday and called his father, according to authorities. They say Hernandez was very wet and cold, and had become disoriented.
November 10, 2011
A large black bear went on a midnight stroll through a neighborhood in the foothills of Los Angeles County. The bear was first spotted at Franklin Street and Lowell Avenue in Glendale. The animal was seen in the parking lot of "Do It Center" in a busy commercial area. Continue reading > > ALSO: Mountain lion strolls up driveway, through backyard in Burbank -- KTLA-TV Photo: Black bear seen in Glendale and Tujunga. Credit: KTLA-TV.
September 28, 2011
Police have released surveillance pictures of a woman wanted in the armed robbery of a Van Nuys coin and jewelry store. Police say the woman entered the store around 11:00 a.m. Monday and posed as a customer. She allegedly pulled a revolver out of her purse. She pointed the gun at a store employee and ordered him to fill her bag, police said. The woman made off with an unknown number of vintage coins, valued at between $12,000 and $100,000. Police said the woman is "armed and dangerous.