Christopher Yee

Christopher Yee

Phone: 626-657-0986

Christopher Yee is a staff writer for the Whittier Daily News. He covers the cities of El Monte, South El Monte, Alhambra and San Gabriel.

Recent articles

  • Shootings

    Hacienda Heights home of off-duty law enforcement officer struck by bullet

    HACIENDA HEIGHTS >> The home of an off-duty law enforcement officer was struck by what authorities believe was a random gunshot Monday night.The gunshot was reported around 8:20 p.m. near the intersection of Hacienda Boulevard and Colima Road. The officer found a bullet hole through one of his windows, and police later found a .45 caliber bullet in the home, said Sgt. Ruben Macias of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Industry station.As he was on the phone with 911...

  • Automotive accidents

    Driver flees after crashing into parked car, fence in La Mirada

    LA MIRADA >> A driver fled after he hit a parked car then careened into a house’s wrought-iron and brick wall Monday night.A man driving a white Ford F150 truck was travelling near the intersection of Singleton and Springview drives at about 6:30 p.m. when he struck a parked vehicle, lost control and crashed into the wall surrounding the house at 11927 Springview Dr., said Sgt. John Haynes of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Norwalk Station. The man then exited his...

  • Noise pollution

    Will Monterey Park take its fight against low-flying airplanes to court?

    MONTEREY PARK >> In its ongoing battle against noise from airplanes flying overhead, the city might be gearing up for a legal fight against Los Angeles World Airports.A proposed nuisance ordinance introduced last week by the City Council states that airplanes flying over Monterey Park must fly no lower than 6,000 ft. above sea level and prohibits flying over the city from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. every day.A revised version of the ordinance will come before the City Council for...

  • Shootings

    Person found shot in Adventure Park in Whittier

    WHITTIER >> Police found a gunshot victim at Adventure Park Tuesday night.Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Norwalk Station found the victim around 8:45 p.m., said Sgt. Rene Garcia. Garcia said the victim was transported to a local hospital, but he did not know if his or her injuries were life-threatening.Earlier in the evening, Norwalk Station received reports of shots fired near the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue and Carmenita Road, and...

  • Shootings

    Vehicle hit by bullet as locals hear gunshots in Norwalk

    NORWALK >> A vehicle was struck by a bullet near the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue and Carmenita Road Tuesday night, but the source of the gunshots remains a mystery.The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Norwalk Station received reports of gunshots in the area around 6:45 p.m., said Sgt. Rene Garcia. However, no one saw the source of the shots, Garcia said.In fact, the only evidence a gun was fired is a bullet hole one person who heard the shots found in the side of his...

  • Shootings

    Information sought after man fatally shot while driving in South El Monte

    SOUTH EL MONTE >> An armed assailant fatally shot a man driving through a residential neighborhood Monday night.Sheriff’s homicide detectives are looking for information that will help shed light on the killing.Coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter described the driver as a Latino in his 40s, possibly from Covina. He did not release the name because the man’s next of kin has not been notified.Lt. Joe Mendoza of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s...

  • Violent crime

    Man barricaded in Hacienda Heights apartment

    HACIENDA HEIGHTS >> An armed man remains barricaded in his partner’s condominium on the 1300 block of Doverglen Way Monday night.Deputies from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Industry Station received a report of domestic violence at 8:30 p.m. While the man’s partner left the condo unharmed, the man remained barricaded as of 10:30 p.m., said Sgt. Joseph Morales.In addition to Industry Station deputies, the Sheriff’s Department Special...

  • Accidents

    Monterey Park policeman killed in fatal 605 Freeway rollover crash

    NORWALK >> A Monterey Park policeman was killed Monday morning in a rollover crash on the 605 Freeway in Norwalk, authorities said.The single-vehicle crash was reported at 5:28 a.m. on the northbound 605 just south of Firestone Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol. Carrillo was pronounced dead at the scene, the CHP said.A witness observed Carrillo driving in the carpool lane at normal freeway speeds when, for unexplained reasons, he veered into the center...

  • Shootings

    Montebello police looking for suspect in slaying of Alhambra woman, accomplice in custody

    MONTEBELLO >> Detectives on Tuesday asked for the public’s help in finding a man suspected of fatally shooting his estranged wife during a dispute over the weekend.Investigators on Monday arrested a 26-year-old woman on suspicion of aiding and abetting the suspect, 26-year-old Christopher Michael Diaz, according to Lt. Julio Calleros. He declined to release the name of the alleged accomplice and how this woman assisted Diaz.The coroner’s office identified...

  • Hit-and-run

    Teen runners receive minor injuries in Norwalk hit-and-run

    NORWALK >> Two teenage pedestrians were struck by a car at the intersection of Pioneer Boulevard and Foster Road Monday night.The teens, a male and a female, sustained minor injuries but were taken to a local hospital nonetheless, said Lt. Jeff Dusky of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Norwalk station.A witness described the car as a newer model white sedan with tinted windows. The car’s driver drove off, and police do not have anyone in custody.The teens...