Last night, my all-too-infrequently peaceful sleep was interrupted by what I thought was a group of loud drunks carousing outside. So I blearily peaked out the between the blinds to see if there was any cause for concern. Boy was I wrong! It turned out instead to be five squad cars worth of LAPD officers wielding a variety of rifles, shotguns and pistols and using my car (parked in front my house) as cover while they ordered a suspect out of a black truck that had been parked across the street for most of the night. They also had a young female in custody. I watched for awhile while they searched the truck (and set of the car alarm over and over and over), but it was late and nothing was happening so I gave up and went back to bed. Eventually a tow truck showed up and made off with the offending vehicle.
I really want to know what the hell happened! I thought I remembered seeing a link to some kind of police or fire activity log around here, but I can’t find anything. Digging through the LAPD site didn’t turn up anything either (though I did discover that you can download LAPD Online wallpaper for your computer). And a brief jaunt to the LAFD blog was unfruitful as well. Anybody know what other resources are available online?