Cindy Von Quednow is a digital news producer at KTLA. A native of Los Angeles, Cindy enjoys going to Dodger games, checking out shows at local venues and cuddling with her two dogs.

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  • A man died after falling from a crane he climbed at the Port of Los Angeles following a police chase on Aug. 16, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    23-Year-Old Man Who Fell to His Death From Port of L.A. Crane After Wild Pursuit ID’d by Coroner’s Office

    A man who died after falling 160 feet from a crane at the Port of Los Angeles following a multi-city police pursuit was identified by authorities on Thursday. Lt. Smith of the L.A. County Coroner’s Office identified the man as 23-year-old James Llamas. A city of residence was not immediately known. Llamas died Wednesday night after falling off a crane located at Berth 100, which he had climbed up following a reckless chase that involved multiple law enforcement agencies. It […]

  • A still from a video posted on Facebook on Aug. 16, 2017, shows a rat scurrying across a counter and next to a health department inspection compliance sign at a Tommy's restaurant in Long Beach.

    Video Shows Rat Running Around Counter of Tommy’s Restaurant in Long Beach

    A video shared on social media this week shows a rat running around the counter of an Original Tommy’s Hamburgers restaurant in Long Beach, but health officials said the restaurant will stay open. The video, posted on Facebook early Wednesday by Estilo Juan Estrada, shows the rat scurrying past chili containers and climbing a health department inspection compliance sign. Estrada, who recorded the video through the window after returning to his car from nearby 7-Eleven, said he will not be […]

  • Man Dies After Being Found Shot in a Vehicle in Long Beach; Suspect Arrested

    A man who was found shot in a vehicle in Long Beach Thursday afternoon has died, and police have arrested a person in connection with the crime. Long Beach police officers responded to the 1900 block of Myrtle Avenue about 2:30 p.m. for reports of a shooting. The victim was found in the vehicle and was taken to a hospital, where he later died, police said. Officers determined that the shooting occurred in the 900 block of Dayman Street and […]

  • Robert Mireles is shown in a photo provided by the Irvine Police Department on Aug. 17, 2017.

    Irvine Police Arrest Man Suspected of Selling Guns, Drugs Out of Apartment

    A man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of selling guns and drugs out of his apartment, Irvine police said. Robert Mireles, 24, was arrested near his home in the Irvine Spectrum area, according to a news release. He was armed with a 9 mm handgun that had been reported stolen and thousands of Xanax pills, two rifles and ammunition were found in his apartment, police said. Mireles was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to […]

  • A robot moves toward a suspicious box outside a building in Burbank on Aug. 17, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Roadways Open in Burbank After ‘Suspicious Package’ Deemed Safe

    Burbank police officials have reopened an off ramp to the 134 Freeway after a previously labeled suspicious package was deemed safe, authorities said. The incident was reported about 3:20 p.m. in the 200 block of North Pass Avenue. The package, which appeared to be a suitcase, was spotted at the entrance to the Spirit Works Center for Spiritual Living, Burbank Police Sgt. Derek Green told KTLA. A bomb squad responded to the scene and a robot was sent in to […]

  • A large crowd gathered after a man was shot by at least one Los Angeles Sheriff's Department deputy on Aug. 16, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Shot by Deputy in Watts; Incident Draws Large Crowd

    Updated post: Man Shot by Deputy in Watts Pronounced Dead at Hospital A large crowd gathered at the Nickerson Gardens housing project in Watts Wednesday night after a man was shot by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy, officials said. The shooting was reported about 7:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of 115th Street, sheriff’s officials said in a news release. Aerial video from Sky5 showed a man on the ground who appeared to have been wounded in his lower body. […]

  • A man who apparently led police on three pursuits on Aug. 16, 2017, climbed a crane at the Port of Los Angeles. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Who Climbed Crane at Port of L.A. Following Pursuit Falls to His Death: Officials

    Update: The coroner’s office on Thursday released the name of the man who died. Read KTLA’s latest story here.  A suspected car thief plummeted to his death Wednesday night, hours after climbing onto a crane at the Port of Los Angeles following a reckless pursuit that spanned multiple cities and involved several agencies, officials said. The man fell off the crane, located at Berth 100, about 9:20 p.m. Within minutes, emergency personnel could be seen placing a white sheet over […]

  • Surveillance video provided by LAPD officials on Aug. 15, 2017, shows a woman being attacked outside of her Van Nuys apartment as another woman walks by.

    Witnesses Didn’t Call 911 During Attempted Rape in Van Nuys; Attacker Sought: LAPD

    A man attempted to rape a woman outside her Van Nuys apartment over the weekend and several witnesses are seen in surveillance video passing the area without alerting authorities, Los Angeles Police Department officials announced Tuesday. The incident occurred about 5:30 a.m. Aug. 12 in the 14000 block of Vanowen Street as the victim was returning home from getting coffee, detectives said during a news conference Monday. A man approached the victim, who is 35 and is about 5 feet […]

  • LAPD Takes Pursuit Suspect Into Custody After Firing Bean Bag

    A man who led police on a short pursuit in the South L.A. area has been taken into custody Tuesday night, aerial video from Sky5 showed. The pursuit began about 8:40 p.m. when authorities spotted a stolen vehicle near the intersection of Manchester Boulevard and McKinley Avenue. It came to an end near the intersection of Avalon Boulevard and Corbin Avenue about 9 p.m. Los Angeles Police Department officers then surrounded the vehicle. The driver got out with his hands […]