Marissa Wenzke is a digital news producer at KTLA.


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  • The Glen at University Park apartments are seen in this image from Google Maps.

    Bomb Threat Investigation Near CSU San Bernardino Turns up No Explosives; Student Taken for Mental Health Exam

    Several units of a housing complex adjacent to Cal State San Bernardino were evacuated Tuesday after police received calls about a student who made “concerning” statements to family and mental health workers — leading to concerns of a possible “bomb threat” though no explosives were ever found, according to the San Bernardino Police Department. The male student involved was taken for a mental health evaluation after police searched his room and found no explosives, the agency later said in a […]

  • The scene of a pursuit in Boyle Heights that left a pedestrian struck and injured on Feb. 20, 2018, is seen here. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pedestrian Struck, Injured in Boyle Heights Following CHP Pursuit; Driver in Custody

    The driver of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian in Boyle Heights following a brief pursuit with California Highway Patrol officers was taken into custody on Tuesday, authorities said. Officers were pursuing the vehicle for less than a minute before the crash occurred, CHP officials said. The pedestrian was hit in the 3500 block of East 3rd Place at about 5:12 p.m., authorities said. The vehicle involved was a gold-colored Chevy Suburban, officials said. It was wanted out of Temple […]

  • A truck being pursued by Huntington Park police on Feb. 20, 2018, slams into a yellow cab in Boyle Heights while being chased. (Credit: KTLA)

    Huntington Park Police Pursue Allegedly Stolen Pick-Up Truck; Driver Slams Into Cab, Goes Into Train Tunnel

    Huntington Park police were in pursuit of an allegedly stolen vehicle Tuesday night in a chase that saw the driver traveling onto train tracks and into a Los Angeles Metroline tunnel just minutes after slamming into a yellow cab, as seen in Sky5 footage. The vehicle being pursued appeared to be a pick-up truck as it reached the Montebello area by about 10 p.m., as seen in aerial footage from Sky5. At about 11:03 p.m., a man could be seen […]

  • Investigators walk through the scene of a vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Pico-Union on Feb. 19, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pedestrian Killed After 2 Vehicles Collide in Pico-Union: LAPD

    A pedestrian walking on a sidewalk in Pico-Union died after being struck by two vehicles that collided on Monday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A call about the fatal crash near Venice Boulevard and Normandie Avenue came in at about 8 a.m., LAPD Officer Drake Madison said. The crash was not a hit-and-run, he said. Law enforcement officials at the scene later said one of the vehicles appeared to have run a red light but authorities are still […]

  • The area of Lancaster where a convenience store clerk was shot dead during a robbery on Feb. 19, 2018, is seen here. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Cashier Shot Dead During Robbery at Lancaster Convenience Store: Sheriff

    A cashier working at a convenience store in Lancaster was shot to death during a robbery Monday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The shooting happened at a store in the 44400 block of Division Street at around 8:30 a.m., sheriff’s deputies said. A robber took out a handgun and fired at the cashier “multiple times,” sheriff’s deputies said in a news release. The cashier suffered at least one gunshot wound to the upper torso and was pronounced […]

  • The neighborhood in Sylmar where a man barricaded himself on Feb. 16, 2018, is seen here. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Armed Man in Custody After Threatening to Kill Mother and Brother in Sylmar Home

    A man was barricaded with a hatchet in a Sylmar neighborhood after allegedly attempting to kill his mother and brother Friday evening, and now SWAT officers are at the scene, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers arrived to the scene in the 13600 block of Lexicon Place after receiving a call at about 3:24 p.m., LAPD Officer Tony Im said. The mother and brother are safe, Im said. The call initially appeared to be in regards to an […]

  • The block of Westlake Village where a man and woman were found dead as a result of being shot appears to be a residential area with large single-family homes. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Woman, Man Killed in Suspected Murder-Suicide Shooting in Westlake Village: Sheriff

    A woman and man in Westlake Village died as a result of a suspected murder-suicide shooting, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said Friday evening. The man is suspected of fatally shooting the woman, his wife, before turning the gun on himself, according to a preliminary investigation by sheriff’s deputies. Both were pronounced dead at the scene in the 31000 block of Glenbridge Road, officials said. Law enforcement responded there at about 6:25 p.m. after receiving a call for a welfare check. […]

  • A man is seen going through a Van Nuys home business he broke into just before he was caught watching porn on the home computer, the family who lives there told KTLA on Feb. 13, 2018. (Credit: Mirizzi Family)

    Man Caught Watching Porn After Burglarizing Van Nuys Home Business, Family Says

    In a bizarre incident that was partially captured on surveillance video, a man who broke into and burglarized a Van Nuys home business stopped to watch pornography on a computer inside, the family told KTLA on Tuesday. The intruder apparently entered the location through a hole and slipped into the hair extension business through a vent Monday night, said Lisa and Steve Mirizzi, who own the business and live in an apartment upstairs. “Last night, I came downstairs to make […]

  • Firefighters work the scene near a Ferrari involved in a fatal crash in Pacific Palisades on Feb. 13, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Killed in Ferrari Rollover Crash in Pacific Palisades That Injured 2, Including Pro Golfer Bill Haas

    A rollover crash in Pacific Palisades Tuesday night left one person dead and two injured, including pro golfer Bill Haas, according to authorities. The crash involved a Ferrari and a BMW in the 500 block of North Chautauqua Boulevard and was reported at about 6:30 p.m., Los Angeles County fire officials said. The driver of the Ferrari, who was identified by a coroner’s official Wednesday as 71-year-old Mark Gibello, was pronounced dead at the scene while two others were taken to […]