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February 20, 1986 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles police captain in charge of citywide investigation of drug trafficking, including use of a battering ram to enter cocaine "rock houses," has been assigned to command the Northeast Division. Noel K. Cunningham, 46, will assume command this week of the Northeast Division, which covers the Los Angeles communities of Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Silver Lake, Glassell Park, Atwater, Los Feliz and Mount Washington.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Move over, "Walking Dead. " In a quest to take a bite out of crime, the LAPD's Northeast Division has produced a new video, starring -- what else? -- zombies. Cue a seven-minute homemade mini-movie of zombies marauding down a northeast Los Angeles street. The moaning zombies steal iPads and other items from parked cars in the videotaped public service announcement. Cut to a couple in their living room. "Chad, the zombies are out again," a woman tells a man reading a book, who acts matter-of-fact until the conversation turns to his car. The nervous man yells to call 911, making a face like Shaggy in a Scooby-Doo cartoon before yelling about his baby -- an apparent reference to his tablet or computer.
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NEWS
September 28, 1989
The Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division dedicated its third privately funded outpost in a storefront on Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock. The outpost, rented for the Police Department by community groups, will be used for writing reports, sparing officers on patrol the need to return to their headquarters on San Fernando Road. It will not be open to the public or regularly staffed. Rent on the building at 1722 Colorado Blvd.
SPORTS
December 6, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
CIF State Regional Championship Bowl Games Friday's schedule Division I Clovis North (12-1) vs. Long Beach Poly (11-3) at Veterans Stadium, 7:30 p.m. (TWC HD 700): After conquering La Puente Bishop Amat, Mission Viejo, Bellflower St. John Bosco and Santa Ana Mater Dei to win the Pac-5 Division, Poly continues its remarkable turnaround with this Division I regional bowl game. The performance from the offensive and defensive lines has been an important reason for Poly's success.
NEWS
February 13, 1986 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Police Capt. Robert M. Smitson abruptly left his job as commander of the Northeast Division last week, just two weeks after taking the post and one day before he was officially cleared of allegations that he received overtime pay while moonlighting as a college instructor, police said. Los Angeles Police Cmdr. William Booth said Smitson, 49, will retire effective Feb. 22. Smitson had been appointed to the post Jan. 12 to replace Capt.
NEWS
April 19, 1990
I was amazed and appalled by quotes from police officers of the Northeast Division in your article on gay-bashing in Silver Lake (April 5). For someone to say that gay-bashing is not a problem in the area is to deny reality. For the division commander to say he was arranging extra patrols to deal with gay men "committing sex acts" as much as for the hoodlums who have attacked gays and straights alike is irresponsible. As part of a Neighborhood Watch group, I have talked with community groups and neighbors.
NEWS
January 16, 1986 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
The former commander of the Los Angeles Police Department's Anti-Terrorist Division, who reportedly is under departmental investigation on suspicion of claiming overtime pay while moonlighting as a college instructor, was named this week to head the city's Northeast Division. Capt. Robert M. Smitson, 49, will replace Capt. Robert Taylor as commander of the police division that includes the Northeast communities of Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Los Feliz and Silver Lake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Move over, "Walking Dead. " In a quest to take a bite out of crime, the LAPD's Northeast Division has produced a new video, starring -- what else? -- zombies. Cue a seven-minute homemade mini-movie of zombies marauding down a northeast Los Angeles street. The moaning zombies steal iPads and other items from parked cars in the videotaped public service announcement. Cut to a couple in their living room. "Chad, the zombies are out again," a woman tells a man reading a book, who acts matter-of-fact until the conversation turns to his car. The nervous man yells to call 911, making a face like Shaggy in a Scooby-Doo cartoon before yelling about his baby -- an apparent reference to his tablet or computer.
OPINION
July 2, 2008
Re "Huge raid targets gang," June 26 As a resident of Eagle Rock, I could not be more pleased with the combined efforts of law enforcement in bringing some sort of control to the escalating gang violence in our area. I am also happy that The Times gave the story front-page prominence. One issue The Times does not address is how close this gang activity is to the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division headquarters. In some areas of Drew Street, you are less than a mile from the station.
NEWS
February 28, 1985 | MARC IGLER, Times Staff Writer
Police interrogation rooms are not supposed to look cheery. They usually consist of a metal desk, a couple of straight-back chairs and four gray walls. The atmosphere is usually one of unadorned doom. At the Los Angeles Police Department's northeast division, seven of the interrogation rooms fit that mold. The eighth, however, looks more like a nursery school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2011 | By Jack Leonard and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles police officials on Wednesday transferred control of the Dodger Stadium beating investigation to the LAPD's elite Robbery-Homicide Division, a move welcomed by Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley, who said it may improve prosecutors' access to information in the case. Until this week, the search for the two men responsible for brutally beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow on March 31 had been conducted by detectives from the LAPD's Northeast Division. The decision not to assign the case immediately to Robbery-Homicide, which specializes in high-profile, complex investigations, was viewed by many LAPD observers as odd, given the intense media scrutiny the attack has generated and hundreds of tips police have had to sort through.
SPORTS
December 5, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
Only in California, with a population of nearly 37 million, can you drive up and down the state and run into people and communities with so diverse interests. The same can be said about watching high school football in Southern California. From no-huddle offenses to double-wing formations, from schools with million-dollar fields to schools with dirt fields, the variety on display is mind-boggling. But the excitement of playing for a championship is universal, whether you live in Westlake Village or 276 miles away in Bishop.
SPORTS
February 4, 2010
Make that a perfect 10 for the Ottawa Senators. Daniel Alfredsson scored twice in the final minute -- including an empty-netter -- and the Senators extended a franchise-best winning streak to 10 with a 4-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night. In a night of milestones, Brian Elliott stopped 36 shots to win his eighth in a row, matching the team record he set last year. The Senators also tied a team mark by winning their sixth consecutive road game. Jason Spezza had two goals to give him a seven-game scoring streak, including five since returning from a right knee injury.
OPINION
July 2, 2008
Re "Huge raid targets gang," June 26 As a resident of Eagle Rock, I could not be more pleased with the combined efforts of law enforcement in bringing some sort of control to the escalating gang violence in our area. I am also happy that The Times gave the story front-page prominence. One issue The Times does not address is how close this gang activity is to the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division headquarters. In some areas of Drew Street, you are less than a mile from the station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2006 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
As they reviewed annual crime statistics at the end of 2005, top officials at the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division were puzzled. Though total crime in the division -- which runs from Los Feliz and Silver Lake through Eagle Rock -- dropped 4%, they were not celebrating because it was the smallest decline of any section of Los Angeles. And it was well below the 10% citywide reduction called for by Chief William J. Bratton and delivered by most other divisions. Capt. Morris T.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1995 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Police said Wednesday that they are mystified over the execution-style slaying of two men in a parked car in Highland Park. About half a dozen young men in gang-style garb opened fire on the pair Tuesday night as they sat in a black 1990 Ford Bronco on Granada Street near Avenue 50, according to Detective Art Placencia of the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division. A single shot to the head killed the 31-year-old passenger, while the driver, Roman Murcia, 35, was gunned down as he ran from the truck, Placencia said.
SPORTS
December 6, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
CIF State Regional Championship Bowl Games Friday's schedule Division I Clovis North (12-1) vs. Long Beach Poly (11-3) at Veterans Stadium, 7:30 p.m. (TWC HD 700): After conquering La Puente Bishop Amat, Mission Viejo, Bellflower St. John Bosco and Santa Ana Mater Dei to win the Pac-5 Division, Poly continues its remarkable turnaround with this Division I regional bowl game. The performance from the offensive and defensive lines has been an important reason for Poly's success.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1986 | LARRY GORDON, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Police Department is planning to ease crime problems in its Rampart Division, the busiest of its 18 geographic areas, by simply giving some of those troubles away. The department wants to take about a third of Rampart's territory--mainly parts of Silver Lake and Echo Park--and add it to the relatively quiet Northeast Division. "We are trying to reduce the workload in Rampart because it's just too high," explained Capt. John White, Rampart's commander.
NEWS
April 19, 1990
I was amazed and appalled by quotes from police officers of the Northeast Division in your article on gay-bashing in Silver Lake (April 5). For someone to say that gay-bashing is not a problem in the area is to deny reality. For the division commander to say he was arranging extra patrols to deal with gay men "committing sex acts" as much as for the hoodlums who have attacked gays and straights alike is irresponsible. As part of a Neighborhood Watch group, I have talked with community groups and neighbors.
NEWS
September 28, 1989
The Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division dedicated its third privately funded outpost in a storefront on Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock. The outpost, rented for the Police Department by community groups, will be used for writing reports, sparing officers on patrol the need to return to their headquarters on San Fernando Road. It will not be open to the public or regularly staffed. Rent on the building at 1722 Colorado Blvd.
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