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


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  • Woman Sexually Assaulted While Walking to Car in Manhattan Beach; Man Sought: Police

    A woman was sexually assaulted over the weekend in Manhattan Beach, and police on Wednesday released a sketch of the suspect as they asked for the public’s help in finding her attacker. The victim was walking to her parked vehicle in the 800 block of Ardmore Avenue Saturday around midnight when she was approached behind by a man, according to a Manhattan Beach Police Department news release. Surveillance video from a neighbor’s home security system shows the man following the […]

  • ‘I Couldn’t Sit There and Watch’: Good Samaritans Save CHP Officer From Brutal Beating in Fairfield; Suspect Arrested

    Two good Samaritans came to the aid of a California Highway Patrol officer who was being beaten by a suspect in Fairfield over the weekend. The incident began Saturday morning, when witnesses reported seeing a driver in a Ford truck hitting vehicles between Highway 50 in Rancho Cordova and Interstate Canyon on Saturday morning, according to KTLA sister station KTXL in Sacramento. Joel Jones was driving with his wife on I-80 in Fairfield when he saw the driver strike vehicles. […]

  • Man Fatally Shot by Police After Pursuit Ends in Multivehicle Crash in South Gate Area: Authorities

    A carjacking suspect was fatally shot by police after a short pursuit ended in a multivehicle crash in the South Gate area Tuesday morning, authorities said. The chase was initiated around 7:46 a.m. after officers patrolling the South Gate area were alerted to a vehicle that had apparently been carjacked out of the Los Angeles area, according to South Gate Police Department Capt. Darren Arakawa. Multiple police units were following the stolen vehicle when they attempted to initiate a traffic […]

  • Thousand Oaks Man With 109-Degree Temperature Dies After First Night of Electric Daisy Carnival

    A 34-year-old Thousand Oaks man died of an apparent heat-related illness after attending the first night of the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas over the weekend, and the family blames festival organizers for his death, according to a report. “It was the worst call of my life because … this was supposed to be his last rave that he was going to,” the man’s wife, Jennifer Marshall, told Las Vegas television station KSNV. Marshall’s husband, Michael Morse, made the […]

  • Santa Cruz Doctor Accused of Child Sex Abuse Wanted to Impregnate Women, Create ‘Sexual Families’: Court Documents

    A longtime Santa Cruz neurosurgeon accused of raping and sodomizing multiple children wanted to impregnate women and create “sexual families,” according to a report. James Kohut, who was arrested last month, pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of child sex abuse in court Monday, Santa Cruz-area television station KSBW reported. Prosecutors have alleged that Kohut has been preying on children for the past two decades, and that he wanted to impregnate women and raise the children sexually, according to court documents […]

  • Irvine Police Release Video of Man Attempting to Kidnap Baby Store Employee; 1 Arrested

    Several hours after police released surveillance video showing an attempted kidnapping at an Irvine store, a suspect has been arrested Monday. The incident occurred shortly before 7:20 p.m. Saturday at the Mon Beau Bebe store, a maternity and baby boutique located at 6226 Irvine Blvd., in Woodbury Town Center. A female employee was working alone when the man entered the store, according to an Irvine Police Department news release. The two appeared to be conversing, when the woman began walking […]

  • NorCal Mom Accused of Brutally Attacking Child During Exorcism Attempt as Bystanders Watched

    A Northern California woman was arrested after allegedly “viciously” attacking her 11-year-old daughter while attempting to perform an exorcism on the child at a beach near Ferndale as roughly a dozen people watched, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. Around 9 a.m. Friday, a caller dialed 911 to report a child being attacked by the mother at Centerville beach, a sheriff’s news release stated. The mother, identified as 45-year-old Kimberly Felder, had allegedly stripped the girl naked and was […]

  • O.C. Man Allegedly Posed as Police Officer, Kidnapped Woman He Met Online During Arranged ‘Role Play’ Date: DA

    A Los Alamitos man was charged Friday with several felonies after allegedly posing as an undercover police officer and kidnapping a woman he met online to commit a sexual offense, prosecutors said. Sean Michael Vasquez, 35, faces four felony counts: kidnapping to commit a sex offense; false imprisonment by violence, fraud or deceit; forcible oral copulation; and assault with intent to commit sexual offense, according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. He also was charged […]

  • Colton Woman Charged After Allegedly Fatally Stabbing 1-Year-Old Granddaughter, Injuring Daughter and 2nd Grandchild

    A Colton woman accused of fatally stabbing her 1-year-old granddaughter, and injuring a second grandchild and the children’s mother in the attack, has been charged in the case, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday. Nicole Yanick Darrington, 43, faces one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder in connection with Monday’s triple stabbing, according to the felony complaint. The complaint alleges Darrington used a “deadly and dangerous weapon” — a knife — to stab her 22-year-old […]