Erika Martin is a digital news producer at KTLA.

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  • Mother Accused of Abducting Son From Venice School Taken Into Custody Following Brief Pursuit

    Los Angeles police on Wednesday arrested a woman accused of unlawfully taking her 6-year-old son that morning from a Venice elementary school, prompting an Amber Alert. The boy was taken from Coeur d’Alene Avenue Elementary School at 810 Coeur d’Alene Ave. just after 8:30 a.m. by his mother who does not have custody rights, according to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division. After a 12-hour search, the mother was taken into custody around 7:30 p.m. following a brief pursuit […]

  • Police Seek to ID Suspect Caught on Video Fleeing Scene of Fatal Stabbing in Westlake With Knife

    Los Angeles police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing incident in Westlake. Officers released footage on Wednesday that they say shows the man fleeing the scene holding a knife. Authorities were called to the 700 block of South Westlake Avenue shortly before 11 p.m. on April 16 regarding an assault with a deadly weapon, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department. Responding officers found a man suffering […]

  • Authorities Seek to ID Suspect in Armed Robbery Caught on Video at Santa Ana Metro PCS Store

    Police on Wednesday were attempting to identify a man caught on video committing armed robbery at a Santa Ana cellphone store over the weekend. The man entered the Metro PCS store at 2547 W. McFadden Ave. around 7:45 p.m. Saturday, according to a statement from Santa Ana police. Surveillance video shows person immediately pulled out a handgun and approached the counter pointing it a the store’s employees, demanding money. The cashiers handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, officials said. […]

  • Amber Alert Issued for 1-Year-Old Girl Taken From Rancho Cucamonga by Man Said to Be Armed and Dangerous

    Authorities on Monday issued an Amber Alert after a 1-year-old girl was abducted in Rancho Cucamonga. The suspect in the incident, 38-year-old Daniel Segura, was considered armed and dangerous, according to the California Highway Patrol. He took the child, Lexi Segura, from Rancho Cucamonga at 5:40 p.m. amid a fight with his estranged wife, said Jodi Miller, a public information officer with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. “They were in an argument prior to him leaving the location with the child […]

  • Garden Grove High School Coach Arrested, Accused of Soliciting Provocative Photos From 15-Year-Old Student

    A Garden Grove girl’s basketball coach was arrested on Monday after investigators discovered he had been eliciting sexual photos from a minor, police said. Anaheim resident Michael Engelmann, 51, was detained around 1:30 p.m., Garden Grove police said in a statement. Officers did not specify where he was taken into custody. Engelmann is the current girls’ junior varsity basketball coach at Garden Grove High School. An investigation into his conduct revealed he had been corresponding with a 15-year-old student on […]

  • 2 New Mountain Lions Identified in Santa Monica Mountains

    Rangers in the Santa Monica Mountains recently captured two young adult male mountain lions who researchers will begin tracking as part of their study on the species’ ability to survive among urban stressors, park officials announced Monday. The two cats, now known as P-55 and P-56, were both caught earlier this month in the western Santa Monica Mountains, according to National Park Service spokesman Zack Behrens. They will join about 13 other mountain lions known to survive in the ecologically […]

  • Search Continues for Missing Boy Whose Father Was Found Passed Out in South Pasadena Park

    Authorities Sunday are following up on leads in their ongoing search of a 5-year-old boy whose father was found passed out in a South Pasadena park and arrested the previous day. Aramazd Andressian Jr. was last seen by his mother at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday during a Skype video call from an unknown location, according to South Pasadena Police. His mother, a San Gabriel Valley resident, had last seen the boy in person at 8 a.m. on April 15 when she transferred […]

  • Reward Increased to $50K in Search for NorCal College Student Who Disappeared 3 Weeks Ago

    After 23 days of searching, family on Sunday said they were upping the reward for information leading to the location of a 20-year-old Northern California woman who was last seen leaving a friend’s house in Yuba City. Family members and the FBI are offering up a total of $50,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of Alycia Yeoman, the missing woman’s family wrote on a Facebook page dedicated to their search effort. The Yuba College student was reported missing April 1, […]

  • 5-Year-Old South Pasadena Boy Missing; Father Arrested After Being Found Unresponsive in Park

    Rescue crews and bloodhounds on Saturday were searching for a young South Pasadena boy after his father was found passed out in a park. Aramazd Andressian Jr., 5, was last seen Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. via a Skype video call from an unknown location, South Pasadena police said. His mother reported him missing Saturday after his father, with whom she shares custody, failed to show up to their arranged meeting point at 8:30 a.m. to drop off their son. Aramazd […]