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February 15, 2013

Los Alamitos police blotter, January 30 to February 10

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The items shown below are culled from the logs of the Los Alamitos Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item.

January 30, 2013

WELFARE CHECK – 12:43am – Katella/Wallingsford - A female was laying on the grass on the south side of the street. Unable to locate.
HAZARD – 2:18pm – Katella/Portal - The caller could hear and smell gas leaking, possibly caused by a construction crew breaking a line. All traffic was shut down for the next thirty minutes until the Gas Company took care of the leak.

January 31, 2013

COUNSELING – 10:09am – 4000 block of Howard - The caller requested counseling regarding neighbor juveniles throwing drywall all over and playing hopscotch. The caller had advised the neighboring manager and they were not complying. Police determined there was no permanent damage from the chalk and drywall. The caller would call back to request contact with next door juveniles when they arrive from school.
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – 12:14pm – Green/Bloomfield - The caller saw a white Kia pull into the alley and the driver jump out and discard a new backpack in the dumpster. The caller retrieved the item and believed the circumstances were suspicious. Police inspected the empty backpack and found nothing suspicious. The backpack was not used and was returned to the trash bin where it was found.

February 1, 2013

PETTY THEFT REPORT – 8:23am – Cerritos Ave. - The caller’s son’s left his phone unattended in class and it was stolen. The mother was now receiving pornographic images on her phone. Report taken.
COUNSELING – 4:13pm – Reagan St. - The caller’s elderly mother was claiming that her caregiver stole her money. The caller did not believe the caregiver really stole the money as the mother suffers from Alzheimer’s. All parties were counseled. There was no evidence of missing money. No report desired.

February 2, 2013

AUTO THEFT REPORT – 8:01am – Howard Ave. - A white U-Haul truck was stolen between midnight and the time of call. The caller received a phone call from his pastor, who received a call from another subject, who stated the vehicle was seen at Lakewood and Del Amo. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department located the vehicle and contacted the witness. A message was delivered to the victim to respond to pick up the vehicle.
WELFARE CHECK – 8:15pm – Katella Ave. - The caller had a female in the ER stating she drove from San Diego to Laguna. She wandered in lost and was refusing assistance. The female wanted to go sleep in her vehicle. The caller believed she may be missing from an assisted living home. The hospital staff placed a 72-hour hold on the subject and would make arrangements with assisted living in San Diego.

February 3, 2013

BATTERY REPORT – 12:07am – Howard Ave. - The caller’s brother threw his mother around in their residence and broke a few items. The subject left on foot and the caller was worried that he was going to come back. The subject was upset that his mother threatened to call the police on him. The mother had a minor scratch on her hand and the apartment was in disarray. The mother did not desire prosecution. The sister (the reporting party) wanted the brother out and would call the police when she had contact with him. The police contacted the subject, who was arrested on outstanding warrants.
COUNSELING – 1:55pm – Chestnut St. - The caller requested counseling regarding a recent breaking with her boyfriend of four years. She stated that the ex-boyfriend showed up unannounced that morning and it freaked her out a little. She stated that nothing negative happened but she had a strange feeling. Counseled.

February 4, 2013

PATROL CHECK – 1:18pm – Katella/Los Alamitos - The drivers of two vehicles were swerving and yelling at each other. The caller stated that the drivers kept exiting their vehicles and approaching each other. Police were unable to locate the subjects.
ROBBERY – 7:35pm – 4100 block of Cerritos Ave. - The suspect asked for the caller’s wallet before leaving on foot. No loss. Police were unable to locate the subject.

February 5, 2013

TRESPASSING – 3:45am – 12000 block of Pine St. - Five male and two female juveniles were reported to be in the callers garage. The caller did not know how they got there. The caller’s husband spoke with police at the door and informed them that everything was fine and that his wife was having a bad night.
DISTURBANCE – 10:54pm – 3900 block of Green Ave. - The caller reported that the neighbor’s dog was barking incessantly. Police were unable to locate a barking dog.

February 6, 2013

SUSPICIOUS OCCUPIED VEHICLE – 1:01am – 3500 block of Katella Ave. - A subject was advised regarding a lit candle in the back of his vehicle. The candle was extinguished and the subject would remain at the location for a few minutes for the free WiFi.
PATROL CHECK – 1:20am – 5300 block of Katella Ave. - A film crew filming a dance video was advised regarding recent vehicle burglaries in the area. The officer also advised them to call police if they saw any suspicious vehicles or subjects in the area.

February 7, 2013

MUNICIPAL CODE VIOLATION – 1:39pm – 11000 block of Los Alamitos Blvd. - A female subject threw a trash bag into the rear of the location. Extra patrol check requested.
POLICE INFORMATION – 11:18pm – 11000 block of Lexington Ave. - The caller feared her ex-girlfriend was stalking her. The female showed up and confronted the caller’s ex-husband and children.

February 8, 2013

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – 2:28pm – Harrisburg/Los Alamitos - One subject was seen carrying a black shotgun and another subject carrying a shotgun case. It was determined that they were carrying umbrellas with thick longsword-type handles.
SUSPICIOUS OCCUPIED VEHICLE – 11:46pm – Chestnut/Sausalito - The caller could smell drug smoke coming from a vehicle with fogged windows parked at the location. Police contacted the subjects and determined that the female lived in the area and the male was visiting. They were advised to take it inside. Party advised and will comply.

February 9, 2013

VICIOUS ANIMAL – 12:33pm – Lampson Ave. - The caller was attacked by a German shepherd. The caller was screaming and extremely uncooperative and would not calm down. The owner of the dog said the caller attacked the dog. Long Beach Animal Control was asked to respond for an animal bite report.
KEEP THE PEACE – 1:57pm – Green Ave. - The caller requested an officer stand by at the location while she asked her ex-boyfriend to leave the location. Both parties were counseled and the male would be moving out by 5pm.

February 10, 2013

DRUNK – 3:45pm – Los Alamitos Blvd. - An elderly female with no shoes was on the ground and had a bloody nose and a strong odor of alcohol. Paramedics were dispatched and the subject transported to Los Alamitos Medical Center.
WELFARE CHECK – 6:13pm – Green Ave. - Check requested on the caller’s mother, who told the caller over the phone that she was dying. The caller stated she was coughing really badly and the line disconnected and the caller was not able to reach her. Paramedics were dispatched and the female was transported to the hospital.

About the Author

Born and raised in Orange County, I have a B.A. in English from the University of Southern California. I grew up on Star Trek, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Saturday morning PBS reruns of Doctor Who. I am also a proud volunteer with my local police department.

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