Nisha Gutierrez-Jaime is a digital news producer at KTLA.


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    Police Investigating Sexual Assault Claims Against Elementary School Teacher’s Aide in North Hollywood

    Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department descended on an elementary school in North Hollywood Thursday morning, after several girls came forward with allegations of sexual assault by a teacher’s assistant. LAPD Captain McNeill Gardner was on scene at Oxnard Street Elementary School and told KTLA the department is taking the allegations very seriously. He said detectives were in the process of interviewing some students and parents to determine if any criminal behavior took place. In a letter to parents, […]

  • A passenger died when an SUV landed on its roof after running into a parked tow truck in Norwalk on May 13, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    21-Year-Old Suspected DUI Driver Charged With Murder in Fatal Norwalk Rollover Crash

    A 21-year-old driver, who authorities said was driving impaired when he lost control of an SUV and crashed into a tow truck earlier this week, has been charged with murder. Austin Redden pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a murder charge and driving under the influence of drugs causing bodily injury, court records show. Redden was behind the wheel of an SUV that slammed into an unoccupied tow truck Monday afternoon on Rosecrans Boulevard, near the intersection of Elaine Avenue, the […]

  • Officers work at the scene of an explosion in Fullerton on May 10, 2019. (Credit: OC Hawk)

    Man Seriously Injured in Fullerton IED Explosion Could Face Charges, Police Say

    An investigation is underway into a dangerous blast in Fullerton that was caused by an improvised explosive device (IED), and left a man hospitalized with serious injuries and looking at the possibility of facing charges, police said Friday. At about 8:50 a.m. officers were sent to the Denny’s Restaurant in the 900 block of South Harbor Boulevard to a report of a possible transformer explosion, Fullerton Police Department Sgt. Jon Radus told KTLA. Officers arrived at the location and found […]

  • Pravin Patel is seen in this undated photo posted on a memorial fund website.

    Man Charged With Capital Murder in 2015 Shooting of Quiznos Owner in San Dimas

    Nearly four years after an owner of the Quiznos in San Dimas was fatally shot during a botched robbery, the man accused of pulling the trigger has been charged with capital murder, officials announced Friday. Sergey S. Gutsu, 27, of Sacramento County, pleaded not guilty Thursday to one count of murder with a special circumstance allegation that the crime was committed during a robbery, thereby making him eligible for the death penalty, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said […]

  • Traffic Snarled After Overturned Box Truck Blocks Several Southbound Lanes on 5 Freeway in Boyle Heights Area

    Nearly all southbound lanes on the 5 Freeway in the Boyle Heights area were temporarily blocked Friday morning, after the driver of a box truck told authorities he fell asleep behind the wheel causing his truck to flip onto its side, authorities said. The overturned box truck was reported on the south side of the 5 Freeway, just north of Indiana Street, at about 4:51 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reported. Only one southbound lane remained open to southbound traffic […]

  • Hemet Police Seek Public’s Help to ID Burglary Suspect Seen on Video Entering Fumigated Home

    Hemet police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man caught on surveillance video entering a home in Hemet that was being fumigated. The burglary took place on Saturday at an unoccupied home in the 600 block of east Stetson Avenue, police said in a news release. After noticing the doorbell camera, police said the suspect looked right into the camera and proceeded to damage it. But despite the damage to the camera, police said the video is […]

  • Lottery Scam Suspect Taken into LAPD Custody After Lengthy Investigation

    A man suspected in several 2017 lottery scams has been taken into custody by the Los Angeles Police Department, officials reported Wednesday. Nickey Yonko, aka Steven John Adams, was taken into police custody on April 19. After a lengthy investigation Yonko was identified as a suspect in a series of grand thefts involving lottery tickets across several parts of Los Angeles, the LAPD said. Between  Aug. 18, 2017 through Oct. 23, 2017, police said Yonko entered several liquor stores and […]

  • Kimberly Lopez is seen in undated photos released Feb. 14, 2018, by the Oxnard Police Department.

    Oxnard Grandmother Sentenced to 180 Days in Jail for Concealing Evidence in Torture Death of 3-Year-Old Granddaughter

    An Oxnard grandmother who helped her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend dispose the body of the couple’s 3-year-old daughter was sentenced Tuesday, officials said. Maria De Jesus Lopez, 45, was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 36 months formal probation, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office said. She pleaded guilty last month to one felony count of conspiracy to destroy and conceal evidence. Prosecutors said after learning her granddaughter was killed, Lopez lent her daughter Mayra Chavez and the […]

  • Former Pro Tennis Player Who Assaulted Man in West L.A. on Halloween Night Sentenced to Probation

    A former professional tennis player has been sentenced for assaulting a man in West Los Angeles who was trick-or-treating with his family on Halloween 2018, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. Justin Gimelstob, 42, entered his open plea of no contest to one count of misdemeanor count of battery with serious bodily injury on Monday, prosecutors said. Gimelstob, who was also a tennis broadcaster, was immediately sentenced to three years of summary probation, 60 days of community […]

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