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Past articles by Rick:

Ballet dancers recovering from Seal Beach hit-and-run crash; suspect still at-large

Five young ballet dancers who were badly injured in a violent hit-and-run in Seal Beach are receiving community and family support, while the search for the suspect who fled the scene on foot after the crash continues. Surveillance footage released by the Seal Beach Police Department shows the moment a man in a gold […] → Read More

Sleight of hand jewelry thieves thwarted in Santa Clarita

The trio entered a Newhall pawn shop in Santa Clarita and is believed to be part of the same crime group that snatched a $40,000 ring from another Santa Clarita jewelry shop earlier this month. → Read More

Thieves use sleight of hand to snatch $40,000 ring from Southern California jewelry shop

A trio of thieves was caught on camera using sleight of hand to snatch a $40,000 ring from a Santa Clarita jewelry shop. Authorities say it’s also likely this is not the first time the group of slick thieves has done something similar. The shop’s owner, Edmond, tells KTLA the thieves were so smooth, he […] → Read More

Mountain lion attacking leashed dog in Hollywood Hills caught on camera

A horrifying scene played out in the Hollywood Hills when a dog walker came face-to-face with a mountain lion, who was likely P-22. It happened in a residential neighborhood in the early evening hours. The dog’s owner says the encounter should serve as a warning to others to be aware of the dangers of wildlife […] → Read More

Mountain lion attacks, kills leashed dog in the Hollywood Hills; attack captured on video

A horrifying scene recently played out in the Hollywood Hills when a mountain lion, likely P-22, killed a leashed dog that was going for a walk. It happened in a residential neighborhood in the early evening hours. The dog’s owner says the encounter should serve as a warning to others to be aware of the […] → Read More

San Bernardino haunted house fights to put on ‘The Last Scare’

Caitlin Manor Haunted House has been a staple of spooky season in San Bernardino for about a decade now, and though this year is the last time the attraction will be put on, it almost didn't make it to Halloween at all. → Read More

Stolen vehicle suspect taken into custody after standoff in Monterey Park

A stolen vehicle suspect is in custody after a lengthy chase and standoff in Monterey Park Friday afternoon. The pursuit began on the 60 freeway and travelled through the 101 and 10 freeways before the driver took to surface streets. At one point, the driver ran over a spike strip and lost a tire. The […] → Read More

Suspect sought after woman sexually assaulted in Hollywood Hills

Authorities are looking for a man who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman as she was taking a morning walk in the Hollywood Hills on Saturday, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The department released photos of the assailant in hopes the public can help identify him. The attack took place near Bronson Avenue […] → Read More

Video: Man sought by police after sexually assaulting boy at Long Beach apartment complex

The Long Beach Police Department is looking for a sexual assailant who accosted an underage boy about two weeks ago. “The suspect initially followed the victim for several blocks. While following the victim, the suspect propositioned him and then grabbed his lower body,” said Lt. Greg Brown. The boy fought back, and the man struck […] → Read More

Orange County youth coach arrested for alleged sex misconduct with minors

A prominent youth sports coach in Orange County has been arrested after allegations of sexual misconduct with minors surfaced. Chris Flores, also known as “Coach Frogg,” was arrested in Bakersfield for sexual assault of a minor, according to Sgt. Maria Lopez with the Santa Ana Police Department. Late last week, allegations of grooming and inappropriate […] → Read More

1 dead, several injured in Panorama City shooting, officials say

One person was killed and three were injured in a shooting in Panorama City Wednesday afternoon, officials said. Just before 2:30 p.m., police responded to reports of a 20-year-old man who was suffering from a gunshot wound, as well as additional victims, according to Officer Tony Im of the Los Angeles Police Department. The LAPD […] → Read More

Multiple luxury watches stolen in L.A. crime spree

A string of high-end watch robberies have the Los Angeles Police Department looking for the masked thieves behind the crimes. The crimes, which all happened in the span of one day, resulted in several watches and phones taken from a West Los Angeles’ man’s home, as well as a Rolex stolen from a man who […] → Read More

Police take man accused of robbery into custody after 8-hour standoff in Woodland Hills

A person wanted for several robberies in Southern California was involved in a standoff with police in Woodland Hills for eight hours Wednesday. Once he noticed that he was being followed by police, he fled on foot into a home near Burbank Boulevard and Owensmouth Avenue, according to Lt. Julie Rodriguez of the Los Angeles […] → Read More

North Hollywood stabbing spree sends multiple people to hospital, suspect outstanding

Los Angeles police are searching for a man who stabbed multiple people at two separate crime scenes Thursday. The incident began around 9 a.m. at an apartment complex on the 7900 block of Broadleaf Avenue in Panorama City. A spokesman for the LAPD told KTLA that a man stabbed his father at the apartment complex […] → Read More

Murder suspect caught after backyard standoff with police in North Hollywood

A murder suspect was taken into custody after a 90-minute standoff with the Los Angeles Police Department in a North Hollywood backyard Thursday. The suspect, who has not yet been identified, had been implicated in a 2021 murder in Los Angeles, according to the LAPD. The suspect was driving his car when officers spotted him, […] → Read More

Thieves strike Nordstrom in Southern California, spray ‘chemical substance’

A group of five thieves stole purses from the Nordstrom at the Westfield Topanga & The Village shopping center in Canoga Park. → Read More

Reseda hoarder draws ire of neighbors, councilman

A hoarder house in the 19100 block of Cantara Street in Reseda has neighbors worried. The home drew comparisons to the Koreatown home that has been criticized by neighbors and others for hoarding. Cleanup on that home began yesterday. “The place is just filled with garbage. There must be 40, 50 vehicles over there, all […] → Read More

Ontario, Upland attacks leave women worried that assailant has not been caught

A pair of attacks have left women hurt and concerned in Upland and Ontario, and police believe the same man committed both assaults. The women who were attacked are speaking out in hopes that the assailant can be found. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News on Nov. 3, 2021. → Read More

Woman killed in South Los Angeles in alleged domestic violence shooting

A man allegedly chased his ex-girlfriend in South Los Angeles Wednesday, attacking her in the middle of a traffic jam, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The woman, who was in her 50s, was attacked just before 11 a.m. near East 21st Street and South Central Avenue by her former boyfriend, who opened fire, […] → Read More

Attempted sexual assault at Chapman University has campus on edge

A sexual assault at Chapman University in Orange has students worried about their safety. The Orange Police Department was on the lookout for the assailant, who witnesses said was wearing a skeleton mask. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Sept. 24, 2021. → Read More