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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

March 31, 2014

Law Enforcement

LAPD officer injured during confrontation with suspect in Boyle Heights
An LAPD officer was injured Friday during a confrontation with a suspect in Boyle Heights. The incident took place at 4:35 a.m. near the intersection of East Olympic Boulevard and Grande Vista Avenue. The officer, whose name has not been released, suffered a minor injury and was taken to a local hospital. He was apparently struck by the suspect. No other details were immediately released.

Two men found shot to death in South Los Angeles
Two men were found shot dead in an SUV parked in the rear of a South Los Angeles home, police said Saturday. Both victims had suffered gunshot wounds to the head, said Los Angeles police Officer Norma Eisenman of the Media Relations Section. The victims were discovered after police responded to a call of shots fired around 9:55 p.m. Friday, Los Angeles police Lt. John Jenal said. The names of the men were withheld pending notification of next of kin.
City News Service

Suspect may have wheeled woman's body miles in trash bin, police say
Police are searching for a man they believe killed a woman, stuffed her body in a trash bin and wheeled it for miles to his ex-girlfriend's house. The ex-girlfriend discovered the body around 10 p.m. Friday and walked to the LAPD's 77th Street station to report it, said watch Cmdr. Rudy Alaniz. The victim was described as a Latina in her mid-20s. The suspect, who wasn't identified by police, was described as being in his mid-30s.
Los Angeles Times

Shooting outside Hollywood nightclub leaves 1 man dead
As bars in the area finished their last call, a fatal gunshot rang out in front of a Hollywood nightclub early Sunday morning, in what police described as a gang-related shooting. When officers arrived at Hollywood Boulevard and Las Palmas Avenue just before 2 a.m., more than 100 people had spilled into the intersection and were hovering around a man bleeding onto the street, said Sgt. David Legaspi of the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Division.
Los Angeles Times

Pit bull gravely wounded after attacking LAPD officer
A bystander is expected to be booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after one of his two dogs attacked an officer during a traffic stop in Watts Saturday. The officer shot the pit bull after the dog bit her while she ticketed a bicyclist on the 10000 block of South Grape Street at 5:43 p.m. The pit bull's owner was arrested for allegedly urging his two dogs to attack the officer following a minor confrontation. One of the pit bulls latched onto her upper thigh before it was shot.

Driver surrenders after slow-speed chase through SFV
A driver surrendered to police Friday evening after leading officers on a slow-speed 45-minute chase through the San Fernando Valley. The pursuit began about 5:40 p.m. after a report of a man possibly armed with a handgun, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Aerial video showed a green Ford Ranger pickup truck driving slowly on surface streets in Sylmar as a group of police patrol cars followed behind.

Capt. Gerald Woodyard named commander of LAPD's Harbor Division
A veteran police officer who has held several positions in the Los Angeles Police Department, including serving with a counter-terrorism bureau and teaching self-defense, has been named commanding officer of the Harbor Division. Capt. Gerald Woodyard, who joined the department in 1994 after graduating from the Police Academy, replaces former Capt. Nancy Lauer, who retired after being at the helm since 2012. The appointment was announced last week March 25.
Torrance Daily Breeze

Los Angeles police commission to meet in San Pedro
The Los Angeles police commission will hold a community meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Peck Park Auditorium, 560 N. Western Ave., San Pedro. The Board of Police Commissioners, which normally meets in downtown Los Angeles, holds quarterly meetings in various communities throughout the city as a way to involve more residents in community policing. The commission functions similarly to a corporation's board of directors, setting policies for the department and overseeing its operations.
Torrance Daily Breeze

Bandits steal shipping containers from Port of Los Angeles with $1 million worth of merchandise
Two men who presented false warehouse documents at the Port of Los Angeles made off with a pair of cargo containers filled with more than $1 million in Nike brand clothing, sportswear and shoes, authorities said Friday. Police are asking for the public's help to find the two Latino men in their mid-20s who arrived March 21 at a logistics company in the San Pedro area and presented what turned out to be counterfeit documents and false identification to pick up the imported shipping containers filled with merchandise.
Long Beach Press Telegram

Police seek missing 79-year-old Northridge woman
The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating a 79-year-old Northridge woman who suffers from Alzheimer's disease and was last seen Friday evening in the 17000 block of Plummer Street in Northridge. Yong Hyan Kim is an Asian woman with white hair, brown eyes, stands 5 feet tall and weighs 100 pounds. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact Devonshire Patrol at 818-832-0633 or LAPD's Missing Persons Unit at 213-996-1800.
Los Angeles Daily News

Homeland Security

US lawmakers discuss attack at Los Angeles airport
U.S. lawmakers pressed airport and security officials Friday about problems responding to the Los Angeles International Airport shooting last year and said the incident illuminated similar gaps that needed to be addressed at airports across the nation. The hearing at LAX before a House transportation security subcommittee was marked by pointed questions about preparedness and the deployment of officers after two recent reports were critical of airport security and the emergency response.
Associated Press

City Government

Los Angeles City Council wants fake guns to be made in bright colors
Los Angeles officials announced plans Friday to ask state lawmakers to bolster a bill to require fake guns to be made in bright colors. A police officer told the City Council's Public Safety Committee an ordinance being written at the city level would be more effective than State Bill 199. The city's pending ordinance would require companies such as Airsoft, which makes paintball guns that look like semiautomatic rifles, and the makers of BB guns to produce those products only in bright orange or green.
City News Service


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