EL MONTE >> A domestic violence suspect “erratically” driving a stolen car led El Monte police on a chase before crashing in Baldwin Park late Saturday, officials said. Cesar Antonio Bobadilla, 23, of El Monte was ultimately booked on suspicion of domestic violence, auto theft, evading police, hit-and-run and resisting arrest following the chase, which began about 7:55 p.m., El Monte police Sgt.
The fire was first reported at 4:49 p.m. along Arden Drive, near the railroad tracks just north of Valley Boulevard , Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Cheryl Simms said. Firefighters could see smoke rising from the 30-foot by 60-foot building as they were still a mile away, she said.
Mack Henry Conley, left, and Michael Jewell play pinochle in January at Fred Roberts Recreation Center in South Los Angeles, an area that is among the most park-poor parts of L.A. County. Mack Henry Conley, left, and Michael Jewell play pinochle in January at Fred Roberts Recreation Center in South Los Angeles, an area that is among the most park-poor parts of L.A. County.
Several residents were evacuated after a fire that began in a carport burned an apartment building in El Monte early Tuesday morning, fire officials said. The fire was reported around 2:06 a.m. in the 3700 block of Gibson Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
BALDWIN PARK >> Leticia De La Torre-Castillo was the quiet worker, showing up to work every day at La Blanquita, often driven there from El Monte by her husband, Raul Garcia, coworkers said. So that April 20 Wednesday wasn't much different for De La Torre-Castillo and her coworkers.
In car-centric Southern California, riding a bicycle allows you to experience the world from a different perspective. It's slow enough for you to take in the details of the scenery, including the scents and sounds, but fast enough for you to arrive at a destination a good distance from where you started in a reasonable length of time.
A driver in a stolen sport utility vehicle led police in a high-speed chase Thursday night that started in El Monte and ended with the SUV crashing into a pole and utility meter in Azusa. Officers caught the driver and three of his passengers.
Authorities were searching for the passenger of an SUV that crashed into a power pole and triggered an outage following a police pursuit Thursday night in Azusa, police said. The pursuit began around 11:30 p.m. when police spotted an SUV that was stolen earlier that day from a used car dealership.
The Coroner's Office on Thursday identified the El Monte woman who was shot and killed at a Baldwin Park market on Wednesday. Coroner's spokesman Ed Winter said 44-year-old Leticia Delatorre-Castillo died at the scene of the Wednesday morning shooting at La Blanquita market.
The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the case against a man who killed his mother and buried her body in the backyard of their rented residence in El Monte, where it was discovered after he confessed to police a decade later. John Taylor Huynh is serving a 26-year-to-life term in state prison for the 2001 stabbing and slashing death of his mother, Hong Tu Phuong.
A man entered a local market, shot and killed his wife then turned the gun on himself Tuesday morning, police said. Baldwin Park police responded to a shots fired call at La Blanquita market in the 13800 block of Los Angeles Street at 8:14 a.m. Baldwin Park Police Chief Michael Taylor said the couple is from El Monte and have three adult children and a teenaged child.
22 at El Monte Road near the intersection of Marich Way. The victim, 54-year-old Michelle Montalvo of Los Altos, was hit by Kawaguchi's SUV while crossing the street in a marked crosswalk. A Toyota Prius driver who was traveling in front of Kawaguchi's SUV told police officers that she didn't notice Montalvo or her sister until her car had entered the crosswalk. Despite calls from the public for a traffic signal, Public Works Director Mike Fuller said a road analysis indicated that wouldn't work well at that location.