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Veterans Memorial Desecrated in Highland Park

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LA1 News was notified about fresh graffiti spray painting at Highland Park Veteran's Memorial Square on Saturday. Police officers were standing outside their patrol vehicle when we arrived to witness a swastika painted atop the memorial fountain at the Square. There was also graffiti on the nearby electrical box which police officers had not yet noticed. We asked the police exactly what they were going to do about the serious injustice to local veterans that the vandalism represented. "You see we're here," said the officer. "What do you think we are doing here?" 

Wed
09
Jul
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Suspicious Child Suffocation Death on Glen Ellen Place

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The early evening hours took a tragic turn near the intersection of Avenue 52 and the Arroyo Seco on Tuesday, July 8. The sudden arrival of an ambulance and a police helicopter signaled trouble at Highland Arms apartments. 

LA1 News arrived to witness the complex at the 5200 block of Glen Ellen Place abuzz with Northeast Division police and onlookers. Residents on scene described a situation where a young female child came up missing, and was ultimately found unconscious under a bed inside her apartment. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance where she was pronounced dead. The responding officers were questioning a young male, described as the cousin of the deceased young girl. He was home at the time of his cousin's disappearance. A female described as a babysitter for the young girl, who was also in the home at the time of her disappearance, wept in the background. 

Tue
08
Jul
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Suspect Detained at Veteran's Memorial Square

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Police officers from LAPD's Northeast Division detained a male suspect at the southwest corner of York Boulevard and Figueroa Street on Monday evening at 5:50 pm. According to the suspect, who would only offer his first name, "Chris," the officers drove their squad car up into the Veteran's Memorial Square from the corner and accused him of previously jaywalking across Figueroa Street from the northwest corner of the intersection. Chris says that accusation was a lie, adding that the crosslight still had the white-colored image lit when he decided to cross and was not yet showing the red numerical countdown. "It was just an excuse they used to harass me," he said. The officers detained Chris for 30 minutes, searching all of his belongings repeatedly and running a thorough check of his identification for any outstanding warrants. 

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