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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Musician Scott Weiland Did Not Get Arrested for Shoplifting in Beverly Hills

Musician Scott Weiland Did Not Get Arrested for Shoplifting in Beverly Hills

Even if TMZ said he did. A transient whose last known address was in North Hollywood gave a false name, BHPD says.
Beverly Hills Man Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating Currency Scheme

Beverly Hills Man Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating Currency Scheme

The indictment against Peter Kats lists 251 instances of structured transactions totaling almost $9 million from selling black market drugs.
One Hospitalized after Two-Car Crash in Beverly Hills

One Hospitalized after Two-Car Crash in Beverly Hills

The accident occurred at 8:20 p.m. Thursday.
Weapons Collected in Beverly Hills Melted Down to Be Reborn as Rebar

Weapons Collected in Beverly Hills Melted Down to Be Reborn as Rebar

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department coordinated the effort, which saw the destruction of about 5,000 weapons from 12 police agencies
Iranian-American Immigration Judge Sues Over Being Barred from Hearing Cases Related to Iran

Iranian-American Immigration Judge Sues Over Being Barred from Hearing Cases Related to Iran

A. Ashley Tabaddor claims the U.S. Department of Justice based its disqualification order on racially motivated and discriminatory criteria.
City Council to Up Reward that Leads to the Capture of 'Purse-Packing Bandit'

City Council to Up Reward that Leads to the Capture of 'Purse-Packing Bandit'

She's hit 10 banks on the Westside. The FBI is offering a $5,000 award. A proposal from the L.A. City Council would raise that to $15,000.
Prosecutors Say Death Penalty Decision Expected in November in LAX Murder Case

Prosecutors Say Death Penalty Decision Expected in November in LAX Murder Case

The decision on whether to seek the death penalty in the case against Paul Anthony Ciancia is ultimately up to Attorney General Eric Holder.
Brown Reverses Decision to Parole Former Manson Follower

Brown Reverses Decision to Parole Former Manson Follower

This is the third time the 71-year-old Bruce Davis has been recommended for parole and rejected.
Man who Scuffled with LAPD Officer on Beverly Hills Street Headed to Mental Competency Hearing

Man who Scuffled with LAPD Officer on Beverly Hills Street Headed to Mental Competency Hearing

Jason Aaron Scott was charged with two felony counts today, one for attempted murder, another for attempted firearm removal.
CHP Issues Amber Alert for 2 Children

CHP Issues Amber Alert for 2 Children

The biological mother allegedly abducted them, but then she showed up Wednesday night disoriented and without the children.
Know CPR? Here's How to Get to Where You're Most Needed

Know CPR? Here's How to Get to Where You're Most Needed

An app was launched in Los Angeles County today that can connect a heart attack victim with someone nearby who knows CPR.

Man who Fought LAPD Officer on Streets of Beverly Hills to Be Charged with Attempted Murder

The officer, an 8-year motorcycle veteran, was resting comfortably at home after being treated at a hospital for shoulder and hand injuries.
Family of LAPD Detective Killed in Truck Crash on Loma Vista Drive Sues Beverly Hills

Family of LAPD Detective Killed in Truck Crash on Loma Vista Drive Sues Beverly Hills

The mother and children of Detective Ernest Allen are also suing the city of Los Angeles, the owner of the concrete mixer and the driver.
LAPD Officer Punched by Motorist on the Streets of Beverly Hills

LAPD Officer Punched by Motorist on the Streets of Beverly Hills

VIDEOS: He had to to be taken to the hospital with hand injuries.
Beverly Hills Man Gets Six Months in Prison for Tax Dodge

Beverly Hills Man Gets Six Months in Prison for Tax Dodge

Monajem Hakimijoo -- also known as Manny Hakimi -- failed to report 2007 interest income of $282,000 to the IRS.
West Basin Water District Rep Charged with Misusing Public Funds

West Basin Water District Rep Charged with Misusing Public Funds

Ronald C. Smith is accused of using about $20,000 public funds to pay for rent, boat repairs and his children’s tuition.
Sunset Boulevard to Remain Closed into the Weekend

Sunset Boulevard to Remain Closed into the Weekend

The water flow from a main break next to UCLA was finally stopped last night.
2 Iranian Beverly Hills Residents Sue Feds for Denying Them Citizenship

2 Iranian Beverly Hills Residents Sue Feds for Denying Them Citizenship

The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California filed the lawsuit.
Police: Don't Let Hot Cars Become Death Traps

Police: Don't Let Hot Cars Become Death Traps

The temperature inside a vehicle left in the summer sun can rise nearly 34 degrees in 30 minutes.