Police cruiser stuck
Drunk driver slammed into a police cruiser
A suspected drunk driver slammed his car into a police cruiser in Inglewood today, slightly injuring an officer, and was taken into custody, police said.
Police were sent to the intersection of Prairie and Florence avenues at 1:16 a.m. to investigate a crash in which a pickup truck went through a fence and overturned on railroad tracks, said Inglewood police Sgt. Tyran Bailous, adding no one was hurt in that accident.
About five minutes later, the suspect crashed into one of two police at the scene, and an officer in the vehicle suffered a slight laceration to an arm, Bailous said. He was treated at the scene by Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics, he said.
Neither the suspected drunk driver nor other officers were hurt, Bailous said. The motorist whose car hit the police cruiser was arrested by a California Highway Patrol officer on suspicion of DUI, he said.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Los Angeles County probation officers asked for help today in finding a parolee who threatened to kill school children.
Frank Edward Edmonds, 40, who authorities consider “extremely violent and an imminent public threat,” may be in Compton, South Los Angeles or Inglewood, his last known address.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Authorities today identified a man who was fatally shot by Inglewood police after he allegedly smashed the windows of eight squad cars with a sword in a police station parking lot.
The shooting occurred Saturday night, after the man damaged the vehicles using a sword that was thicker and heavier than a machete, police said. The dead man was identified as Charles Curl, 46, of Los Angeles, coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A dozen Los Angeles-area residents — including the state’s second-largest biller for chiropractic services — were taken into custody today in connection with seven criminal cases alleging they cumulatively submitted more than $22 million in false billings to Medicare.
Those arrested also include a physician’s assistant and owners of durable medical equipment and ambulance companies, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — A noninjury fire that appears to have been set by one or more transients to keep warm broke out today at a vacant house in Inglewood, authorities said.
The first firefighters to reach the single story house at 4020 West Century Blvd. at 12:18 a.m. reported it was "fully involved in flames," said Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Andre Gougis.
Firefighters had the flames knocked down in five minutes, he said.
Hundreds of potential hires turned out on Thursday to meet with subcontractors for the Forum Renovation Project.
The meeting was held at Faithful Central Bible Church, the former owner of the Forum. The historic but rundown arena in Inglewood was sold to Madison Square Garden in June 2012.
The facility, built in 1967, was the former home of the Lakers and Kings, and the site of numerous memorable rock concerts.