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

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  • Man Arrested After Reports of Multiple Shots Fired at Kaiser Hospital in Downey: Authorities

    A suspect has been arrested after allegedly firing shots in the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Downey Tuesday, in an incident that triggered an evacuation at the hospital and prompted a major response from law enforcement, officials said. The incident began around 11:30 a.m. when the suspect began causing a disturbance at the hospital, located at 9333 Imperial Highway, according to Downey Police Department Chief Carl Charles. When security approached the man — later identified as Lynwood resident Jesus Chavez — he threw […]

  • A man is accused of trying to strangle a dog while being arrested in Moreno Valley on Sept. 9, 2018. (Credit: RVCNews)

    Moreno Valley Man Arrested After Trying to Strangle Police K-9 During Arrest: Authorities

    Police arrested a domestic battery suspect in Moreno Valley after he allegedly injured one officer and attempted to choke a police dog in a confrontation over the weekend that was captured on video. The incident began about 1:25 a.m. Sunday when Moreno Valley police officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 24300 block of Carmen Lane, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said in a release on Monday. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a […]

  • Advocates Question LAPD Narrative Surrounding Death of Pit Bull Who Was Allegedly Sexually Abused

    Los Angeles police on Thursday said they are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the recent death of a pit bull, who animal welfare advocates maintain was severely abused after being adopted from a shelter. And although police issued a statement saying the dog’s cause of death was not determined and she did not suffer sexual abuse, others involved in the situation say that’s a false narrative. The ordeal began on Aug. 6, when a 5-year-old dog named Cargo was […]

  • Surveillance video released by police shows the naked suspect in a Fontana home on Aug. 30, 2018.

    Amid Search for Other Victims, Police Release of Naked Intruder Accused of Masturbating in Fontana Girl’s Bedroom

    As they searched for additional victims of a man who stood naked in a sleeping girl’s bedroom and masturbated, Fontana police on Wednesday released surveillance video of the intruder. The video’s release came a day after police announced the arrest of 21-year-old Jonathan Emmanuel Ward in connection with the incident, which took place last week. Police also revealed at a news conference Wednesday morning that investigators are now aware of at least three total victims in the case – with […]

  • Jonathan Emmanuel Ward is seen in a booking photo released by Fontana police.

    Naked Intruder Arrested After Being Found Masturbating in Sleeping Girl’s Bedroom in Fontana: Police

    Police on Tuesday said they were searching for possible additional victims of a man accused of entering a Fontana home and masturbating in a 13-year-old girl’s bedroom. Officers responded to the 14100 block of Stanislaus Court last Thursday after a resident called around 2:42 a.m. to report a male intruder in her home, according to a Fontana Police Department news release. The woman told police that a naked man went into her teen daughter’s bedroom and started masturbating while she […]

  • Kirra Drury is seen in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page.

    Ventura Woman’s Body Recovered Amid Search for Missing Boaters After Colorado River Crash

    A 24-year-old Ventura woman has been identified as one of two people whose bodies were recovered from the Colorado River on Tuesday amid the search for several missing people following a weekend boat crash along the California-Arizona border, authorities said. Kirra Drury’s body was found shortly after 12:30 p.m., marking the third fatality tied to the Saturday night incident, according to the Mojave County Sheriff’s Office. The death was also announced on a GoFundMe page that had been set up prior […]

  • Man Mistakenly ID’d as Deceased Person by L.A. County Coroner’s Office Is Reported Missing

    Authorities on Tuesday asked for the public’s help to find a missing man who was misidentified as a deceased person by the L.A. County coroner’s office earlier this month. Adam Michael Buckley, 27, was last seen exactly one week ago when he left the Twin Towers Correctional Facility near downtown L.A., according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Earlier in August, the coroner’s office alerted Buckley’s mother that they had identified the badly burned remains […]

  • Four people are missing after two boats collided on the Colorado River along the California-Arizona border on Sept. 2, 2018. (Credit: Mohave County Sheriff's Department)

    Central California Woman’s Body Recovered, 3 Others Still Missing After Boat Crash in Colorado River

    A body was found Monday as diving operations resumed in the Colorado River amid the search for four people reported missing after two boats sank following a head-on crash with another vessel along the California-Arizona border, authorities said. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office located the woman at approximately 7:30 a.m., according to a post on the agency’s Facebook page. She was identified as 51-year-old Chrisi Lewis, a resident of Tulare County. The Mojave County Sheriff’s Office initially gave her first […]

  • A suspect surrenders at the end of an LAPD pursuit on Aug. 29, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Assault Suspect in Custody Following Pursuit in South L.A.

    A man wanted in connection with an assault with a deadly weapon was taken into custody after surrendering to police following an hourlong chase in South Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon. The suspect was a parolee at large and had been sought in connection with a carjacking that occurred a while ago, Los Angeles Police Department Tony Im told KTLA. It was not immediately clear when and where the chase began, but around 2 p.m., the suspect — who was […]