Archive for March, 2013

Posted: March 5, 2013 in Uncategorized


WESTWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) — A man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to sexually assault a UCLA student in her apartment in Westwood.

ucla-suspect-picEvan Ryan Baldwin, 22, was arrested last Thursday and charged for assault with intent to commit rape.

The alleged attack happened around 2:20 p.m. on Thursday at the student’s apartment in the 400 block of Landfair Avenue, according to UC police.

The student screamed and the suspect ran out. No one was hurt.

The victim’s roommate called police right away, and Baldwin was arrested minutes later near the intersection of Veteran and Weyburn avenues.

It wasn’t immediately known how the suspect got into the secure-entry apartment building.

Police said it appeared he entered the victim’s apartment through the front door. There was no sign of forced entry.

It remains unclear whether the incident is related to some other recent robberies and attempted sexual assaults in Westwood.


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Posted: March 5, 2013 in Uncategorized


newport-bodyNEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) — A woman found dead face down in the sand in Newport Beach faced prostitution charges in three states and had given birth shortly before a stint in jail earlier this year, according to public records and interviews.

Tina Hoang, 20, had been arrested on suspicion of prostitution-related crimes in California, Nevada and Florida, court papers show.

The Bellflower resident, whose death was listed as “suspicious” by police, was arrested as recently as December on suspicion of prostitution and had at least a dozen open cases against her in Orange and Los Angeles counties, her attorney said.

“I just read the horrible news this afternoon,” Tustin lawyer David Nisson said shortly after police released two photographs of his client showing a distinctive tattoo of flowers and stars on the right side of her face.

“She was a very nice girl. I was just very shocked to…

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Posted: March 1, 2013 in Uncategorized


JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (KTLA) — Firefighters were busy Friday trying to fully contain a brush fire that burned dangerously close to homes in Jurupa Valley.

The 311-acre blaze is now 60 percent contained.

Firefighters expect to have the fire fully contained by 8 p.m. Saturday.

All mandatory evacuations have been lifted, and power has been restored to all affected Riverside residents, fire officials said.

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One structure and one out building have been damaged.

No injuries have been reported.

The fire was reported about 4:30 p.m. Thursday near Rio Road and Calle Hermosa at the south end of Rancho Jurupa Park, fire officials said.

It quickly spread along the Santa Ana River bottom, with flames up to 30 feet high consuming palm trees and thick patches of brush.

At one point, the flames came dangerously close to homes, prompting evacuations and leaving nearly 2,000 residents without power.

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