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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

July 22, 2013

Law Enforcement

Crime alerts for Lincoln Heights and 15 other L.A. neighborhoods
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 16 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database. Eleven neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Lincoln Heights was the most unusual, recording seven reports compared with a weekly average of 2.2 over the last three months. Mid-City topped the list of five neighborhoods with property crime alerts.
Los Angeles Times

Woman shot in head and killed on late-night walk in South L.A.
A woman who was walking with a male companion in a South Los Angeles neighborhood late Friday night was fatally shot when several suspects opened fire on the couple, authorities said. It is unclear if the suspects knew the woman or her companion when they drove up next to them in the 500 block of West 95th Street at about 11:35 p.m. and started shooting, said LAPD Officer Sara Faden, who added that the information was preliminary and an investigation was ongoing.
Los Angeles Times

Police seek 2 suspects after two men found fatally shot in SUV in Glassell Park
Police are searching for two suspects after two men were found shot to death in a SUV early Sunday morning in the Glassell Park neighborhood in northeast Los Angeles, authorities said. Police responded to a 3:30 a.m. call at Verdugo Road and Eagle Rock Boulevard and discovered two gunshot victims in a Ford Explorer, said LAPD Officer Gregory Baek. The two men, a 32 year old and an 18-year-old, were pronounced dead at the scene, he said.
Los Angeles Daily News

Three wounded in drive-by shooting in North Hills
Two females and a male were wounded in a drive-by shooting at the 8900 block of Gothic Avenue in North Hills at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday, officials said. The three victims sustained wounds that were not life threatening and were transported to a local hospital for treatment, LAPD Officer Charles Rodriguez of the Devonshire Division station said Sunday. Police were searching for three black males who were in a silver vehicle, he said.
Los Angeles Daily News

2 LAPD officers, driver injured in accident
Three people were injured including two Los Angeles police officers following a crash in South Los Angeles Friday. A witness tells Eyewitness News that the police cruiser was making a U-turn on the 11000 block of South Avalon Boulevard when it collided with another vehicle. Responding paramedics said the two officers and a third female driver were all seriously injured but conscious. All parties involved were transported to local hospitals. The accident remains under investigation.

Hit-and-run driver arrested after chain-reaction Los Angeles accident hits 4 pedestrians, killing 1
Police arrested a hit-and-run driver, whose Ford Mustang missed a curve on La Cienega Boulevard and smacked two other cars, causing one of them to mow over four pedestrians and kill one of them. The man's 1991 black Ford Mustang caused a crash about 11:35 p.m. Saturday while northbound on La Cienega Boulevard at Cashio Street, just north of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway.
City News Service

Mercedes-Benz driver sought in fatal hit and run
A silver Mercedes-Benz struck and killed a 19-year-old man Saturday night in Hyde Park, and the driver sped off without stopping to check the victim's condition, Los Angeles police said. The victim was walking eastbound across Crenshaw Boulevard, near the intersection of 78th Place, when the Mercedes struck him, police said. The collision occurred at about 6:15 p.m. The victim was taken to UCLA Medical Center in Westwood where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Los Angeles Times

LAPD Pacific Division's National Night Out
National Night Out is a yearly event where neighbors reconnect with one another and give crime and drugs a going away party, and will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. The introduction of National Night Out, "America's Night Out Against Crime", in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. LAPD Pacific Division will host National Night Out at the Mar Vista Recreation Center, 11430 Woodbine St., Mar Vista from 6-9 p.m.
Venice - MarVista Patch

First Unsolved Homicide Summit held in Monterey Park
To provide information and support to those families still waiting on justice for their slain loved ones, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials partnered with other law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and victim advocacy groups Saturday to host their first-ever Unsolved Homicide Summit at the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau in Monterey Park. "We are here out of a sense of love for you," Sheriff' Lee Baca told the dozens of families assembled at the meeting.
Los Angeles Daily News

City Government

Candidates Nury Martinez, Cindy Montanez vow Council District 6 turnaround
Neglect is part of the landscape in sections of the 6th City Council District. Candidates Nury Martinez and Cindy Montanez are campaigning in Tuesday's special election on promises to turn around the problems and address resident complaints like neglected zoning laws and a lack of city inspectors in this part of the San Fernando Valley.
Los Angeles Daily News

Three weeks in, and Mayor Garcetti's already has learned a lesson
If nothing else, Eric Garcetti came to realize last week how much his life has changed now that he is mayor. No longer can he go off and hook up with college buddies in Pittsburgh prior to meetings in Washington, D.C.-- not, at least, without letting the city know where he is. And a Twitter post condemning the violence following the George Zimmerman verdict doesn't really cut it either.
Los Angeles Daily News


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