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Tracy Bloom is a digital news producer for KTLA.com in Los Angeles.

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  • The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released this sketch of a man wanted for impersonating a peace officer.

    Police Impersonator Sought After Assaulting Female Motorist in Duarte; Other Incidents Under Investigation

    Detectives were searching for a man who posed as a peace officer and physically assaulted a woman after initiating a traffic stop in Duarte over the weekend, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday. The fake officer was driving an unmarked sedan with flashing red and blue lights when he pulled over the female driver in the 1400 block of Buena Vista Street about 10:50 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Department. After making contact […]

  • Ellorah Rose Warner, shown in a photo provided by her grandmother, was reported missing by her Newhall parents on Jan. 23, 2015. She was found dead the following morning.

    Newhall Father Accused of Killing, Sexually Assaulting Newborn Daughter Pleads No Contest to Murder Charge: DA

    A Newhall father who was alleged to have killed his 19-day-old daughter before hiding her body and claiming she had been kidnapped pleaded no contest on Wednesday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Matthew Warner, 30, entered the plea on a first-degree murder charge, the DA’s office said in a news release. Warner was accused of killing his daughter Ellorah Rose Warner on Jan. 23 while the baby’s mother was working, according to prosecutors. Initially, the DA’s office […]

  • Silverio Ambriz is seen in booking photo released by the Ventura County Sheriff's Office on Sept. 2, 2015.

    Convicted Rapist Arrested in 1991 Sexual Assault, Beating Death of Young Oxnard Woman

    Authorities have arrested a convicted rapist, who was already serving time in state prison, in the cold case killing of a 22-year-old Oxnard woman, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday. Silverio Ambriz was arrested and charged with murder in the cold case death of Angela Fisher after new evidence was submitted to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge, and is awaiting trial. Although the arrest occurred in March, the Sheriff’s Department just released […]

  • Fergus is shown getting treatment on Aug. 18, 2015. (Credit: Steve Kuzj/KTLA)

    $25,000 Reward Offered in ‘Heinous’ Chemical Attacks That Left Dogs Dead, Injured in Antelope Valley

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to offer a $25,000 reward for information about chemical attacks on several dogs that left two of them dead in the Antelope Valley. Mayor Michael D. Antonovich, who represents the county’s Fifth District, took to Twitter early Tuesday afternoon to announce that the board had approved his motion to offer the reward in the “heinous” cases. Between July 20 and Aug. 20, at least seven dogs — six pit bulls […]

  • Richard Daniels is seen in a booking photo released by the El Monte Police Department on Sept. 2, 2015.

    Arroyo High School Teacher, Football Coach Arrested After Alleged Sexual Relationship With Student: El Monte Police

    A teacher at Arroyo High School in El Monte was arrested after an alleged 6-month-long sexual relationship with a student, police said Wednesday. On Tuesday morning, administrators at the high school alerted an El Monte Police School Resource Officer regarding an allegation of inappropriate contact between a male teacher and a female student, a news release from the El Monte Police Department stated. Following an investigation, “it was determined that over the last six months, the teacher had a sexual […]

  • Lajoya McCoy is seen in a photo provided by friends.

    Pasadena Man Charged After Allegedly Killing the Mother of His Two Children: DA

    Days after his arrest, a Pasadena man has been charged in the killing of the mother of his two children, who was found dead inside her vehicle more than two months ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. Jose Roberto Turner was scheduled to be arraigned in the Pasadena branch of the L.A. County Superior Court on Thursday, according to a news release from the DA’s office. Turner, 45, faced one count of murder in connection with […]

  • Kristin Whitney Ghilardi, 29, is seen in a photo released by her family and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    Missing Woman From Santa Clarita Valley Located; Appears to Be ‘Fine,’ Left Area ‘Voluntarily’: LASD

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Tuesday afternoon that it has concluded the search for a missing 29-year-old mother after they made “affirmative identification” of her based on several public sightings. Kristin Whitney Ghilardi was reported missing last Friday, but had not been since seen she visited a friend in the Canyon Country area on Wednesday. Detectives said she has been spotted at several local businesses in the Ventura and Northridge areas. Ghilardi “did not appear to be in distress […]

  • The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released a photo of one of the injured dogs on its Facebook page on Aug. 31, 2015.

    Palmdale Man Arrested After Small Dogs Found With Broken Legs, Neck Trauma: Sheriff’s Dept.

    A 22-year-old man was arrested Monday on suspicion of animal cruelty after four small dogs were found with various injuries at a Palmdale home, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Family members awoke shortly before 1 a.m. to a loud commotion on the first floor of a residence in the 5800 block of Saint Laurent Drive and discovered Andres Garcia allegedly kicking and chasing the dogs, a Facebook post from the Sheriff’s Department stated. The suspect also lived […]

  • Investigators combed for clues in a riverbed after human remains were found in Santa Clarita on Aug. 31, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Human Skeletal Remains Discovered in Santa Clarita, Prompting Investigation

    Homicide detectives were investigating human skeletal remains that were found in Santa Clarita on Monday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. A worker made the grim discovery around 9:40 a.m. during a cleanup of the Santa Clara Riverbed, which is located near Bouquet Canyon Road and Lowes Plaza, a sheriff’s news release stated. The victim’s identity and a cause of death have yet to be determined. The person’s gender and age was also not known. No further […]