The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Los Alamitos Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item in the Los Alamitos police blotter.
February 1, 2019
Suspicious Subject – 8:56 a.m. – 3500 block of Cerritos Ave. – Police responded to a report of a subject on a skateboard attempting to get onto campus. Police determined that the subject was dropping off a doughnut to his cousin. The subject was field interviewed and advised regarding trespassing.
Welfare Check – 3:17 p.m. – 11000 block of Maple St. – An 82-year-old subject reportedly came into the bank to withdraw $25,000. She was the victim of the “grandson in jail” scam. The bank attempted to explain this to her, but she became upset and left. The reporting party had been trying to call her house and got no answer. Prior to coming into the location, she had already withdrawn $5,000 from another branch. Police made contact with the subject, who realized she was scammed after sending $7,000 on January 30 and $12,000 on January 31. The money was sent to Florida. An event number was given, as well as resources for scams and the federal reporting website.
Vehicle Fire – 4:36 p.m. – 12000 block of Montecito Rd. – A vehicle was reportedly on fire in an underground parking structure. OCFA was en route. A reverse 911 was requested for all occupants of the building. Additional police agencies responded to assist. OCFA determined no evacuation was needed for a nearby building. Residents were advised to close all their windows and doors. OCFA extinguished the fire and conducted mop-up in the parking structure.
February 2, 2019
Traffic Hazard – 11:59 a.m. – 11000 block of Paseo Bonita – A City tree reportedly fell on a vehicle parked in front of the residence. Public Works was notified and responded. Report taken.
February 3, 2019
Burglary Report – 2:23 p.m. – 3500 block of Cerritos Ave. – Approximately ten units were reportedly broken into overnight. The loss was unknown. The victims would be notified by the business. No vehicle was seen. The victims will contact the police if a report was desired.
February 4, 2019
Counseling – 7:23 a.m. – 3300 block of Catalina St. – The reporting party stated that her twin sister received a traffic citation in Newport Beach in 2018 and used her name. The RP was advised to contact Newport Beach and obtain additional information. Log item issued.
Found Property – 2:09 p.m. – 4500 block of Howard Ave. – The reporting party found a driver’s license in the parking lot and wanted to turn it in. Police returned the property to the owner.
Public Works Information – 2:19 p.m. – Farquhar/Maple – Police requested Public Works respond for a large pothole in the street. Public Works stated that they had a contractor en route to look at it and would call to follow up.
February 5, 2019
Found Property – 10:17 a.m. – 3600 block of Katella Ave. – The caller reportedly located a gun inside the male restroom. The caller secured the restroom. It was determined that the gun belonged to an LA County Sheriff’s Department deputy, who was using the facilities at the location and forgot his gun. The firearm was returned to the owner.
Traffic Stop – 11:08 p.m. – 4000 block of Katella Ave. – During a traffic stop, police cited a driver for driving with a suspended license and issued a DMV 310.
February 6, 2019
Counseling – 1:03 p.m. – 3500 block of Katella Ave. – The reporting party was reportedly involved in a road rage incident when a male subject became upset that she took a parking spot he wanted to park in. The male yelled and screamed obscenities when the RP confronted him about his attitude. The RP stated he did not harm her or threaten her and he did not damage any of her property before he left the location. The RP was counseled and advised that yelling was not a violation of law.
February 7, 2019
Burglary – 5:59 a.m. – 11000 block of Pine St. – The caller reportedly interrupted a vehicle burglary and the suspect hit the victim in the face. The loss included a drill, driver, circular saw, Sawzall, a leather tool belt, black nylon tool bags, and a stapler, as well as bolt cutters and a blue tarp. The suspect left in a black four-door Mercedes.
Municipal Code Violation – 9:15 a.m. – Saint Andrews Dr. (Seal Beach) – A subject was reportedly defecating to the rear of the location. The subject was uncooperative with police and was taken into custody.