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Ashley Soley-Cerro is a digital news producer for KTLA.com in Los Angeles.


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  • A family friend provided this photo of Ximena Meza, 9, who was shot and killed while playing in her Anaheim home's front yard on Oct. 22, 2014.

    Anaheim Police Offer Reward in Shooting Death of 9-Year-Old Girl

    The Anaheim Police Department offered a $50,000 reward Thursday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot and killed a 9-year-old girl the previous day. The Anaheim Police Association also offered an additional $5,000 reward. The coroner’s office identified Ximena Meza as the young girl who was struck by gunfire while playing in a home’s front yard in 2300 block of West Greenacre Avenue (map). The incident was reported at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to Lt. Bob Dunn […]

  • Sheriff's deputies were investigating on Oct. 23, 2014, the death of a man who was shot near the 210 Freeway in Glendora. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man’s Body Found With Gunshot Wounds Near 210 Freeway in Glendora

    An investigation into the death of a man found with gunshot wounds caused multiple off-ramps on the 210 Freeway in Glendora to be closed for several hours Thursday morning, officials said. A person reported seeing a body near the 210 Freeway and North Sunflower Avenue off-ramp around 3:34 a.m. , according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release. The man, identified only as Hispanic, was pronounced dead at the scene. He had gunshot wounds to his upper torso, the […]

  • A pedestrian's body was found on the northbound 101 Freeway in Silver Lake on Oct. 23, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pedestrian’s Body Found on 101 Freeway in Silver Lake

    Multiple lanes on the northbound 101 Freeway in Silver Lake were blocked  for over two hours early Thursday morning as police investigated the death of a pedestrian, officials said. A woman reported seeing a man’s body on the freeway around 3:12 a.m. near the Silver Lake off-ramp, according to California Highway Patrol traffic incident logs. The man was a pedestrian, CHP Officer Villalobos said. CHP later identified him only as a 33-year-old man from Bell, the Los Angeles Times reported. The death […]

  • Three people were detained in connection to a burglary at a Torrance high school on Oct. 23, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Alleged Burglar in Critical Condition After Falling While Running From Torrance Police

    Three people who allegedly burglarized a Torrance high school were arrested Thursday and one was hospitalized in critical condition after falling off a fence while attempting to evade police, authorities said. An employee at West High School, located at 20401 Victor St. (map), reported seeing two burglars break into a vending machine around 3:40 a.m., Torrance Police Department Sgt. Robert Watt said. The alleged burglars fled from responding officers on foot, taking bout $100 in coins from the machine. During the pursuit, one […]

  • Video posted to YouTube Oct. 29, 2014, showed multiple people attacking a boy at Valencia High School.

    Petition Demands Punishment After Video of People Attacking Boy at Valencia High School Surfaces

    Nearly 2,000 people signed an online petition as of Thursday demanding multiple people seen attacking a boy at Valencia High School be punished after video of the incident began circulating social media. The change.org petition was addressed to the Valencia High School baseball team and demanded the removal of those seen in the video from the team. Over 1,800 people had indicated their support of the request as of Thursday morning. In the video, published Sunday, multiple people are seen […]

  • Family members identified Jamarion Thomas as the 7-year-old boy fatally struck and killed by an ice cream truck in South L.A. on Oct. 22, 2014.

    Family Identifies 7-Year-Old Fatally Struck by Ice Cream Truck in South L.A.

    Family members identified Thursday a 7-year-old boy who was fatally struck by an ice cream truck on a residential street in the Broadway-Manchester area of South Los Angeles the previous night. The incident was reported around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of East 97th Street (map), Los Angeles Police Department Officer Norma Eisenman said. Jamarion Thomas was identified as the young boy by family members. Police said the boy was riding a bicycle alongside the ice cream truck, and was […]

  • A man was detained after he allegedly stole an ambulance in downtown L.A. on Oct. 19, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Being Treated for Hallucinations Allegedly Steals Ambulance, Crashes It in Downtown L.A.

    A man being treated by paramedics for hallucinations in downtown L.A. was taken into custody Friday night after he allegedly stole the vehicle and crashed it, causing two people to sustain minor injuries,  authorities said. Los Angles Fire Department paramedics were assisting a man in the back of an ambulance when he ripped the IVs out of his arm, jumped out the back of the vehicle and fled on foot, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Will Batista said. The incident occurred in the 200 block of […]

  • Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi is shown in a photo posted to his Facebook page in 2012.

    2 People Arrested in Connection to CSUN Student’s Death: LAPD

    Two people were recently arrested in connection to the death of a CSUN student from Saudi Arabia whose body was found one month after the 23-year-old went missing, police said Sunday. Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi was last seen at his Northridge home on Sept. 17. Within days he became the subject of a Los Angeles Police Department missing persons investigation. The FBI assisted in the case at the request of police. Alkadi’s body was found just before midnight Thursday off the 10 […]

  • The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department provided this photo of Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa, who was arrested on Oct. 19, 2014, after allegedly illegally entering a Thousand Oaks residence through its chimney.

    Woman Arrested After Becoming Trapped in Chimney at Thousand Oaks Home

    A woman accused of illegally entering the Thousand Oaks home of a man she went on multiple dates with was arrested Sunday after firefighters used jackhammers to partially dismantle a brick chimney she had become trapped inside. Deputies responded to a home in the 1900 block of Woodside Drive (map) at 5:45 a.m. after a caller reported that the woman had been stuck in the chimney, about 8 feet from the top, for two hours, said Capt. Renee Ferguson of […]