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March 5, 2013

Los Alamitos police blotter, February 22 to March 3

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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.

February 22, 2013

FOUND PROPERTY – 3:03pm – Los Alamitos Blvd. - A bag of costume jewelry was found in the parking lot. Report taken.
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – 3:44pm – Katella Ave. - Two male juveniles were seen around a blue Ford 4-door pickup truck, possibly attempting to burglarize it. It was determined that three male juveniles were checking their hair in the reflection of the vehicle.

February 23, 2013

SUSPICIOUS PERSON – 6:21pm – Ticonderoga Dr. - A female subject walked into the caller’s backyard and seemed disoriented. When the caller approached her, she just walked off into the middle of the street, possibly under the influence. Police were unable to locate the subject.
PATROL CHECK – 7:01pm – Green Ave. – A silver van occupied by three males was driving really slowly in the alley. When the caller confronted the driver and asked him to leave, the driver became uncooperative. The van was gone on arrival of police.

February 24, 2013

SUSPICIOUS PROPERTY – 6:42pm – Los Alamitos Blvd. - A folding table and a piece of luggage were found on the sideway near the driveway off of Los Alamitos Blvd. Report taken.
PEDESTRIAN CHECK – 9:44pm – Katella Ave. - Police observed a transient rummage through and discard a bag or purse and contacted the subject. They located property related to an incident in Cypress. The property was transported to Cypress and a supplementary report was taken.

February 25, 2013

IDENTITY THEFT – 3:19pm – 9000 block of Farnham Ave. - An unknown suspect used the caller’s debit card information to purchase goods in Diamond Bar, Eastvale, and Fontana. Report taken.
CITIZEN ASSIST – 9:55pm – 3800 block of Howard Ave. - The caller requested police respond to advise the brother-in-law regarding trespassing. The subject was arrested on 2/21 and the caller did not want him staying at the location. The subject was advised to leave the residence and not return. He and his wife were cooperative. They gathered some belongings and left with their two children.

February 26, 2013

KEEP THE PEACE – 10:45am – 10000 block of Bloomfield St. - The caller’s vehicle was impounded and the caller stated the tow company towed the vehicle illegally. Counseled.
EXTRA PATROL CHECKS – 5:57pm – Cerritos/Los Alamitos Blvd. - The caller had been receiving notes on his vehicle from an unknown subject, stating that he was not allowed to park past 1pm and that his vehicle would be towed. The last note was attached with chewing gum. No damage at this time.

February 27, 2013

COUNSELING – 12:55pm – 12000 block of Reagan St. - The caller kept getting calls in which a subject tried to get credit card information and the started talking “dirty” to her. She received solicitations from various companies on a daily basis. She was counseled to place herself on the “do not call” list and contact her phone company.
BATTERY REPORT – 7:16pm – 3900 block of Katella Ave. - The caller’s brother punched him before leaving. Another victim in Rossmoor called and advised they were assaulted by the subject. The caller desired a report but declined medical treatment. The caller asked that police advise the brother to call or text before coming over to their mother’s house in Rossmoor. Counseled.

February 28, 2013

SUSPICIOUS PERSON – 9:55am – Faruqhar/Reagan - The caller watched a male subject with a ponytail and glasses walk slowly, looking into vehicles and just acting out of place. Police were unable to locate the subject.
DISTURBANCE (Family) – 4:35pm – 10000 block of Walnut St. - The caller’s nephew was hammering something behind the caller’s house. The caller stated she had asked him to stop, but he refused. The caller complained that the subject was building something in the back and being loud all day and night. Police contacted the subject, who stated he was building a tool shed and would stop before nighttime.

March 1, 2013

COUNSELING – 1:39pm – Katella Ave. - The caller was counseled regarding an ongoing issue with a disgruntled ex-patient, who was an elderly male veteran possibly suffering from PTSD or other mental issues. He kept sending insulting letters to the caller, who was advised to tell him to stop all contact or face charges.
DISTURBANCE – 5:51pm – 4000 block of Lampson Ave.- The caller’s husband was bitten by a dog at the park, and the owner was still at the location with the dog. The caller’s husband was bleeding and might have a broken thumb, but medics were refused. The dog was a bulldog/pitbull mix. Message delivered to Long Beach Animal Control. Counseled.

March 2, 2013

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – 12:59am – Cerritos Ave. - The caller observed two vehicles pull into the back lot of the location. The subjects were identified and determined to be hanging out listening to music. They were advised regarding trespassing.
HIT AND RUN REPORT – 9:51pm – Farquhar Ave. - The caller reported that an unknown suspect hit the driver side door to the caller’s red 1990 Ford Escort. It was determined that the caller’s son drove the car without a license or permission and crashed into a pole.

March 3, 2013

KEEP THE PEACE – 10:39am – Cerritos Ave. - The caller did not receive the correct change the day prior after purchasing two beers. He requested officers stand by while he contacted employees. Assisted.
BURGLARY REPORT – 3:06pm – Howard Ave. - A subject attempted to get into the coin tray of a washing machine. The caller was told to contact the company that owned the washing machine to establish if any damage was done to it. The caller was also told to lock the laundry room door. Report taken

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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