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

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  • Fontana police say a robber was entering homes through open or partially open garages. (Credit: KTLA)

    Assailant Sought in Up to 6 Armed Robberies in Fullerton

    Police on Tuesday were searching for an armed man who robbed three homes in an area of Fullerton over the course of one night, and may be responsible for up to three more, authorities said. The three robberies all occurred on Sunday night, according to a news release from the Fullerton Police Department. Officers initially responded after receiving a report of robbery in the 1500 block of Avenida Selva (map). A couple told police they were approached by a man […]

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    Patient Possibly Exposed to Ebola Virus Hospitalized in California

    A person possibly exposed to the deadly Ebola virus was being treated at a Sacramento hospital on Tuesday night, according to KTLA sister-station KTXL. The patient, who is at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center, was being kept isolated while doctors determined whether or not the person was infected with the virus, the television station reported. It could take several days to confirm or rule out infection. Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services told the station that the […]

  • An 80-year-old man sustained serious injuries when he was brutally attacked in Fontana, police say. (Credit: family photo)

    80-Year-Old Man Nearly Strangled, Bit Multiple Times in Alleged ‘Brutal Assault'; Suspect Arrested

    A 20-year-old man was arrested and faced attempted murder and assault charges in connection with a “brutal” attack that left an elderly man with serious injuries, Fontana police announced on Tuesday. The 80-year-old victim was walking home from the gym in the area of Sierra Avenue and Walnut Street (map) last Thursday night when Jonathon Paul Silva confronted him “for no apparent reason,” a news release from the Fontana Police Department stated. Silva allegedly punched the victim multiple times in […]

  • Jonathan Phan, 29, was arrested in connection with a residential burglary in Santa Ana, police said. (Credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

    Alleged Intruder Arrested in Santa Ana After Stripping, Leaving ID at Victim’s Home

    A 29-year-old man who allegedly broke into a woman’s Santa Ana home, took off his clothes and climbed into bed with the sleeping victim was arrested after he left behind his driver’s license, police said Monday. Jonathan Phan was accused of breaking into the victim’s home in the 2100 block of West Civic Center (map) last month, a news release from the Santa Ana Police Department stated. During the alleged break in, Phan removed his clothes, got into the victim’s […]

  • Two teens were allegedly planning to shoot and kill students and staff at South Pasadena High School, police said on Aug. 18, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Students Arrested, ‘Potential Mass Shooting’ at South Pasadena High School Thwarted: Police

    Two South Pasadena High School students were arrested after allegedly plotting a mass shooting at the school, police announced Monday evening. South Pasadena Police Department detectives began an investigation after receiving information from school officials that the students were allegedly planning “to kill 3 staff members and as many students as possible with firearms,” a news release from the department stated. After serving warrants at their homes, detectives were able to obtain enough evidence to arrest the students, police said. […]

  • Cougars like this one seen in file video have been spotted in the Fontana area recently. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mountain Lion Spotted in Fontana ‘Carrying’ Small Dog in Its Mouth

    Police were urging Fontana residents to be cautious after a mountain lion “carried” a small dog away from a home in the area late Saturday. The 110-pound mountain lion was spotted in the 4200 block of Foxborough Drive (map) around 9:30 p.m., a news release from the Fontana Police Department stated. It was seen “carrying” an approximately 15-pound dog in its mouth, according to police. “It’s heartbreaking,” neighbor Jennifer Seablom told KTLA. “I mean, everyone that has pets has lost […]

  • Ten people were injured when an SUV crashed into Little Caesars restaurant in Pacoima on Aug. 18, 2014. (Credit: Kimberly Cheng/KTLA)

    10 Injured, Including 4 Kids, When SUV Crashes Into Little Caesars in Pacoima

    Ten people, including four children, were injured after a compact SUV crashed into a Little Caesars restaurant during the dinnertime rush Monday evening in Pacoima, authorities said. The collision occurred shortly before 6 p.m. in the 12700 block of Van Nuys Boulevard (map), according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. “We very surprised… the car came through the parking,” said Mercedes Ayala, who was inside the restaurant when the crash occurred. Another woman said people started screaming when the SUV […]

  • The Instagram logo is shown on a smartphone in this file photo dated Dec. 20, 2012. (Credit: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

    Apparent ‘Practical Joke’ Threat Posted to Social Media Leads to Arrest of Another Santa Clarita Valley Teen

    For the second straight day, a Santa Clarita Valley teenager has been arrested in connection with an alleged threat that was posted online, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The latest incident was reported to authorities Sunday night, a news release from the department stated. The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station received a call around 8 p.m. that another possible threat had been posted on an Instagram account. The call came hours after a 15-year-old was arrested on […]

  • Adrian Toriz, 28, was arrested after allegedly committing lewd acts on a teen, authorities said. (Credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department)

    Hesperia School Employee Arrested After ‘Intimate Relationship’ With Teen Uncovered: Sheriff’s Dept.

    A 28-year-old campus assistant at a Hesperia middle school was arrested on suspicion of committing lewd acts on a child after detectives uncovered an alleged “intimate relationship” between the employee and a teen, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department announced on Monday. Detectives began an investigation last Thursday after allegations surfaced that an employee of the Hesperia Unified School District was intimately involved with a 15-year-old girl, a news release from the department stated. Investigators arrested Adrian Toriz on Friday […]