AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The entire apartment building has been condemned until inspectors can determine the level of damage to the structure’s integrity, Middleton said. All the displaced residents found places to stay with friends or family, he added, so assistance from the Red Cross was not required. Robber hits video rental store NORWALK – A masked robber used a handgun to steal an unknown amount of cash and electronic equipment from a video rental store Friday, officials said. The crime was reported just before 5:30 p.m. at Hollywood Video, 10965 Firestone Blvd., said Norwalk sheriff’s Lt. Tommy Garcia. AZUSA – An explosion occurred in an apartment building Thursday when residents tried to fumigate their unit while still inside, officials said. Two adults and five children were inside the apartment at the time of the explosion, which was believed to have been sparked when the chemicals from several pesticide “foggers” reached a pilot light in a gas or stove, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. David Middleton. The incident was reported about 5:45 p.m. in a 4-unit apartment complex at 618 Glenfinnan Ave., Middleton said. The force of the blast blew out most of the apartment’s windows and lifted the ceiling from the walls, but no one was injured inside or outside of the affected apartment, said Middleton. A description of the suspect was not available, he said. In addition to money, the robber made off with merchandise, said Garcia. Before fleeing, Garcia added, the suspect reportedly told the employees of the store, “thank you.” No getaway vehicle was seen by witnesses, he said. San Dimas offers E-waste collection The city of San Dimas and its Chamber of Commerce are hosting an E-waste collection event. Residents and businesses from local cities can dispose of electronic waste for free. The event is today and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of San Dimas High School, 800 W. Covina Blvd. National forests to reopen Thursday LOS ANGELES – Three national forests closed for the past two weeks because of wildfires will reopen Thursday, officials said. Authorities warn that extreme fire risk remains, but much of the Angeles, Los Padres and San Bernardino national forests will be open once again to the public. Officials looked at the forest land as well as the current fire activity and determined they were safe to open again. In the Angeles National Forest, areas burned during the Ranch and Buckweed fires will remain closed so vegetation can grow. Tree trimmer pulled into chipper TUSTIN – An Orange County tree trimmer feeding branches into a wood chipper was pulled into the shredding machine and killed. The name of the worker is being withheld until relatives can be located. The Wednesday afternoon accident in Tustin is being investigated by the California Occupation and Safety Health Administration. Police called to the residential area just after 4 p.m. found the landscape worker’s body inside the wood chipper. It isn’t clear if the victim was a man or a woman. Thirty-one people were killed in wood chipper accidents between 1992 and 2002, according to a 2005 Journal of the American Medical Association report. Two pit bulls shot, killed by police LONG BEACH – Two pit bulls roaming an east Long Beach neighborhood were shot to death by Long Beach police officers responding to calls of a woman and her dog being attacked. The woman wasn’t hurt but her leashed dog was mauled by the pit bulls and taken to a veterinarian hospital for surgery. Sgt. Dina Zapalski says officers found the dogs in the front yard of a home midmorning Wednesday and they tried to corral the animals. But one of the pit bulls turned aggressively on one of the officers and both pit bulls were shot to death. Before officers arrived, several residents tried to stop the attack, including an elderly woman who beat one of the pit bulls with her cane. Parolee arrested, linked to ramming PICO RIVERA – Deputies arrested a parolee Thursday suspected of ramming a sheriff’s deputy with his car late last month at a motel parking lot in Santa Fe Springs, officials said. The suspect, a 21-year-old Norwalk man whose name was not immediately released, was captured shortly after 5:30 p.m. in the vicinity of Durfee Avenue and Beverly Boulevard, said Norwalk sheriff’s Detective Jerry Saba. Deputies had been surveilling the man while he was driving with two women in a green Mazda 626 when they decided to pull the car over, Saba said. The suspect jumped out of the car and ran, but was caught nearby, said Saba. The man was hospitalized with minor injuries, he added, and will soon be booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer. The two women in the car were also arrested on unrelated charges, Saba said. The original incident occurred on Oct. 30 in the parking lot of a Santa Fe Springs Motel 6, located in the 13400 block of Exelsior Drive, sheriff’s officials said. Deputies approached the suspect’s vehicle as the man allegedly backed up his car, striking a deputy and a squad car, officials said. The deputies were not injured, but fearing for their safety, one of them fired at the suspect’s car, said sheriff’s spokesman Hugo Macias. The suspect was not believed to have been struck by the gunfire, he added. Investigators found the vehicle used in the attack abandoned in the 12600 block of Zeus Avenue in Norwalk with bullet holes in it later that day, officials said. Since the suspect is a parolee, he will be held without bail, Saba said. – From staff and wire reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!