August 22, 2011
Los Angeles police are investigating a hate crime at a West Hills synagogue where suspects spray-painted two swastikas and "Go Home" on the congregation's property, officials said Monday. The graffiti, which also included the numbers "666" within the swastikas, was discovered about 6:30 a.m. Monday spray painted on the corner of temporary offices at the Temple Judea satellite campus in the 6600 block of Valley Circle Boulevard, according to LAPD officials. There was no immediate description of a suspect or suspects, police said.
February 7, 2012
Los Angeles police on Monday were looking for leads in the killing of a man who was shot after an argument in Sun Valley. Travis Solorio, 26 , who lived in Sun Valley, got into a dispute with a neighbor Sunday night in the 9300 block of Tamarack Avenue , the Los Angeles Police Department said. Other people showed up during the dispute, police said, and of of them drew a gun and shot Solorio. He was pronounced dead a short while later at a local hospital. Detectives had not established a motive for the killing, the LAPD said.
March 8, 2012
Los Angeles police are warning residents in Toluca Lake to watch for unexpected visitors after a few residential burglaries and attempted burglaries in the area. During one, a resident pointed a gun to scare off a would-be burglar who first knocked on the front door and then forced open a back window, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Two burglaries occurred in houses that are under construction and tools were stolen. In a Facebook post on its North Hollywood page, the LAPD encouraged residents to be cautious when an unexpected visitor comes to the door.
June 27, 2012
Payroll records appear to contradict how much money a Los Angeles police officer who brought down the "bling ring," a group of San Fernando Valley youths who burglarized the homes of Hollywood celebrities, said he was paid to work as technical advisor on a movie about the case. Officer Brett Goodkin, who is under investigation by the LAPD for consulting on Sofia Coppola's docudrama while assigned to the case, was paid between $5,000 and $6,000 for advising on the production, authorities said.
October 15, 2012
After he was badly injured in May by two LAPD officers, top Deutsche Bank executive Brian C. Mulligan alleged that police manufactured a report that painted him as a snarling, thrashing man who told the officers that he'd recently ingested drugs known as "bath salts. " But days before the May confrontation, Mulligan apparently told another officer in a different city a story similar to what appears in the LAPD report. He said he'd previously snorted "white lightning," a type of bath salts, a synthetic drug, and believed that a helicopter had been trailing him, according to a Glendale police recording of the conversation.
April 15, 2013
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Monday his department will increase officer deployments at sporting events in response to explosions that killed at least two and injured nearly two dozen others at the Boston Marathon . Beginning with the Dodgers - San Diego Padres baseball game Monday evening, Beck said the additional police presence would include deployment of bomb-squad personnel, dogs and other "precautions geared to...
April 24, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman LOS ANGELES -- A native of Glendale is considered one of the candidates for Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard Parks' replacement. Scott LaChasse, 53, was one of the highest-ranking of possible successors to Parks from within the department. He left the department recently for a position at Paramount. LaChasse was born and raised in Glendale and attended Glendale High and Glendale College. He lived in Glendale until 1991, when he moved to Newhall.
January 11, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman GLENDALE -- He's not your typical rookie. Glendale Police Officer Tim Anderson headed to roll call for his first shift on the job Thursday night. Unlike the other patrolmen reporting for the graveyard shift, Anderson brought more than 28 years of experience with him. It seems he has come full circle. After he joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1971, he picked up his first prisoner from the Glendale Department. When he retired from the LAPD in 2000, a sergeant, it was Glendale he came back to, as a reserve officer.
January 3, 2002
Tim Willert NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- One of Glendale's own will soon be taking over the reigns of South Pasadena's Police Department. Dan Watson, a longtime Glendale resident and veteran LAPD commander, will be sworn in by the South Pasadena City Council on Jan. 16 and will start Jan. 22. Watson, one of 30 applicants, will head a department with 36 sworn officers, 15 civilians and a $5-million budget. "I was pleased to be selected," Watson said Wednesday.
August 31, 2000
Christina Jacobson's self-confessed "naivete and ignorance" put herself and others in harm's way ("Painful memories of DNC," Aug. 22). After crowds smashed $100,000 of plate-glass windows and vandalized cars following the Lakers' victory, the LAPD rightfully decided its hands-off approach didn't work. During the DNC, downtown retailers lost thousands of dollars of business, largely because their customers stayed away out of fear of the gathered hordes.