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John A. Moreno is a web producer with KTLA 5 News.

From 2003 to 2012, he worked at Los Angeles Wave Newspapers as a copy editor, reporter and digital managing editor.

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  • A credit-card skimmer was discovered on a pump at a gas station in Fontana, authorities said. (Credit: Fontana Police Department)

    Police Urge Vigilance Following Discovery of Credit Card Skimmer at Fontana Gas Station

    Fontana police are warning the public to be vigilant about credit-card fraud following the discovery of a skimming device at a gas station on Monday. Officers responded to a call reporting the skimmer at a Circle K near the intersection of East Foothill Boulevard and Sierra Avenue (map), according to a news release. The gas station’s manager had called after noticing the device on pump No. 12, which is located as far from the cashier as possible, police said. “The […]

  • A woman was hospitalized in unknown condition after being stabbed outside a Hollywood nightclub on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, police said. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Hospitalized After Being Stabbed Outside Hollywood Nightclub; Assailant at Large

    A woman was hospitalized after being stabbed early Tuesday morning outside a popular Hollywood nightclub, police said. The incident began about 1:15 a.m. at Boardner’s, a club located in the the 1600 block of North Cherokee Avenue (map), just south of Hollywood Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Multiple women inside the establishment “got into some kind of verbal altercation. It spilled out onto the sidewalk,” said LAPD Sgt. Gary Newton. A male driver then drove up to […]

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    Suspected DUI Driver in Custody After High-Speed Pursuit Ends in Whittier

    A suspected DUI driver was taken into custody Tuesday morning after a high-speed pursuit that began in Fontana and ended in Whittier, the California Highway Patrol said. Trailed by multiple patrol vehicles, the man transitioned from the westbound 10 Freeway onto surface streets in the La Puente area, then entered the southbound 605 Freeway. He then opened the driver’s-side door while the car was in motion, aerial footage showed. After coming to a stop on the right shoulder of the […]

  • The windshield of a Honda Accord was shattered by members of a "zombie walk," one of whom was struck by the car, in San Diego on Saturday, July 26, 2014. (Credit: KSWB)

    Woman, 64, Struck by Car Amid ‘Zombie Walk’ Near Comic-Con

    A 64-year-old woman suffered serious arm injuries when she was struck by a car amid a “zombie walk” that was held Saturday near the San Diego Convention Center, site of Comic-Con International 2014, authorities said. The incident occurred about 5:34 p.m. at the intersection of 2nd and Island avenues (map), where the driver and his family, all of whom are deaf, were waiting for the “zombie walk” to pass, the San Diego Police Department said in a statement. “After waiting […]

  • Michael Theodore Mordaunt, 45, of Cypress, is facing multiple felony counts after allegedly using social media to contact underage girls for lewd acts, authorities said. (Credit: Garden Grove Police Department)

    Cypress Man Accused of Using Social Media to Contact Underage Girls for Lewd Acts; More Possible Victims Sought

    Investigators are searching for more possible victims of a Cypress man who was arrested last week on suspicion of contacting teenage girls through social media for lewd acts, authorities said. Michael Theodore Mordaunt, 45, was taken into custody July 17 following an investigation by the Cypress and Garden Grove police departments, according to a news release. “Between Feb. 25, 2009, and Jan. 15, 2014, Mordaunt is accused of creating several Myspace and Facebook accounts using the image of a young […]

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    Telephone Scam Artist Poses as Police Official, Demands Payment From O.C. Residents: Authorities

    Authorities are warning Orange County residents about a telephone scam artist who has posed as a police official and demanded payment for outstanding traffic violations. Huntington Beach police on Saturday received several calls about the scam, in which a male caller speaks with a Southern accent and identifies himself as a member of either that city’s Police Department or the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, according to a news release. The scammer has used two mobile phone numbers, with 714 and […]

  • A railroad bridge near Los Angeles International Airport is scheduled to be demolished during a planned closure dubbed the “Century Crunch.” (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Century Crunch': Street Closure Does Little to Disrupt Traffic Near LAX

    A bridge demolition project was proceeding slightly ahead of schedule Saturday evening near Los Angeles International Airport, officials said, and few traffic delays were reported as a 57-hour street closure known as the “Century Crunch” continued. The shutdown of West Century Boulevard at Aviation Boulevard (map) began at 9 p.m. Friday and was scheduled to end at 6 a.m. Monday. During that time, a railroad bridge will be demolished and later replaced by a light-rail station, according to a news […]

  • Los Angeles police are seen at a location in Lake Balboa after an officer shot and killed a suspected vandal on Friday, July 25, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Police Shoot, Kill Man After Responding to Disturbance Call in Lake Balboa

    Los Angeles police shot and killed a man Friday morning after responding to a disturbance call in the Lake Balboa district of the San Fernando Valley, officials said. No one else was injured. Officers responded shortly before 3:30 a.m. to a report of a man committing an act of vandalism in the 6700 block of Hayvenhurst Avenue, one block west of the Van Nuys Golf Course (map), a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Valley Division said. A […]

  • A man was shot and killed in the 10900 block of Long Beach Boulevard in Lynwood on Thursday, July 24, 2014, authorities said. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Shooter Kills Man, Opens Fire on Witness in Lynwood

    A man was mortally wounded Thursday evening in Lynwood by a shooter who also opened fire on a witness, authorities said. The witness was not struck by the gunfire. Deputies responded about 6:43 p.m. to a call reporting a gunshot victim in the 10900 block of Long Beach Boulevard (map), less than a mile north of the 105 Freeway, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The deputies found a man lying on a sidewalk, […]