The items shown below are selected from the logs of the La Palma Police Department. The police blotter is not a comprehensive listing of police-related incidents in the city, and no inference of guilt is implied in showing any item in the La Palma police blotter.
December 31, 2020
Extra Patrol Checks – 8:56 a.m. – 7000 block of Moody St. – The caller requested extra patrol checks over the week due to increased break-ins during the holidays and a suspicious vehicle seen in front of the business.
January 1, 2021
Suspicious Subject – 11:48 a.m. – 5900 block of La Palma Ave. – Subjects were reportedly concealing makeup and other miscellaneous hygiene products. The reporting party desired prosecution. Police determined that no crime had occurred.
Assist Other Department – 6:25 p.m. – Orangethorpe/Centerpointe – A vehicle reportedly crashed into a fire hydrant. Buena Park Police and OCFA were en route. A dog was trapped inside the vehicle. The dog was removed from the vehicle and the vehicle was loaded onto a flatbed tow truck.
January 2, 2021
Patrol Check – 5:31 p.m. – Moody/Houston – LASO Cerritos advised that they had information that there were 100 street racers southbound on Carmenita approaching Orangethorpe. Part of the group headed southbound passing Houston.
Petty Theft – 6:03 p.m. – 5400 block of Orangethorpe Ave. – The caller reported the theft of water from the store by two male subjects and a female subject who was last seen eastbound in the parking lot. No prosecution was desired. If the subjects returned, the manager would call the police to advise the subjects regarding trespassing. The value of the loss was $12.
January 3, 2021
Assist Other Department – 9:45 a.m. – 5500 block of Oak Dr. – The caller thought that there was a smoldering electrical fire in her attic. No smoke was seen. The caller could only smell it. OCFA responded. Everything checked okay. The smell was possibly coming from a fireplace across the street.
Counseling – 5:09 p.m. – The reporting party requested counseling regarding neighbor issues and suspicious activity in the neighborhood. Extra patrol checks were requested.
January 4, 2021
Fire – 2:05 a.m. – 5200 block of Blairwood Dr. – Police responded to a house fire. No one was inside the residence, which was possibly vacant. OCFA extinguished the fire. There was no damage to other private or City property.
Robbery Report – 1:26 p.m. – 91 Fwy./Coyote Creek – The caller advised that subjects stole his property at knife-point. Police conducted foot patrol to search for the suspects. Two subjects were detained at gunpoint. Police arrested a 25-year-old male and a 55-year-old male for robbery.
January 5, 2021
Threats Report – 7:25 p.m. – 8000 block of Andre Ln. – The caller advised that his ex-girlfriend was threatening him. She said that she knew subjects who would hurt the caller and damage his property. The caller did not desire a report but requested that police speak to the subject by phone and counsel her. The subject stated that there was no problem and that no one was going to hurt the reporting party or show up his house. She was counseled and advised to leave him alone.
Hit & Run Report – 9:01 p.m. – Valley View/Orangethorpe – One vehicle was in La Palma jurisdiction. A second party possibly left the area. OCFA responded for a male subject with chest pain and difficulty breathing. A witness reported a vehicle fleeing the area possibly southbound Valley View. Police located the vehicle and a witness positively identified it. A 25-year-old male was arrested for hit and run.
January 6, 2021
Counseling – 5:03 a.m. – 4600 block of Trafalgar Dr. – The reporting party requested counseling regarding six silver coins purchased online. The reporting party believed that the coins were fraudulent.
Counseling – 9:36 p.m. – 4500 block of Sharon Dr. – The reporting party advised that after recently starting out a new job they noticed a $1600 deposit in their bank account followed by $1200 taken out of it. Counseled.
January 7, 2021
Vehicle Tampering Report – 1:23 p.m. – 7700 block of Valley View St. – The passenger front window was reportedly smashed. There was no loss. The vehicle was parked in Buena Park at the time of the incident.
Welfare Check – 2:12 p.m. – 4700 block of EL Rancho Verde Dr. – A welfare check was requested on a student who had missed two weeks of school. Police attempted to make contact but were unable to do so as the child did not live at the residence anymore.