Cypress police blotter

Cypress police blotter, February 14 to February 20, 2019

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item in the Cypress police blotter.

February 14, 2019

Vandalism – 11:43 a.m. – 6800 block of Katella Ave. – A subject reportedly used red spray paint to vandalize the bathroom. The caller stated that the subject did the vandalism the day before and had returned and was now back inside the location. The tagging had already been cleaned up. Police found no tagging instruments on the subject when they contacted him. The subject was advised regarding trespassing.
Grand Theft Report – 12:12 p.m. – 10000 block of Pamela St. – Golf clubs and a laptop from the reporting party’s unlocked vehicle. The estimated loss was valued at $5,145. Report taken.

February 15, 2019

Municipal Code Violation – 9:28 a.m. – Sequoia/Moody – A male subject was reportedly going through the recycling at the location. Police contacted the subject and arrested him for possession of drug paraphernalia. The subject was cited and released in the field and advised on an outstanding warrant.
Counseling – 9:46 a.m. – 8000 block of Acacia St. – The caller reported that his accounts were still being hacked and believed that his former employer was responsible. The reporting party was advised that Cypress Police Department does not handle cyber crimes. He contacted a police department in Canada and would handle the situation with them. He was also referred to the FBI Cyber Task Force.

February 16, 2019

Found Property – 11:57 a.m. – 9100 block of Watson St. – The reporting party reportedly found a gun in the trash can. The reporting party had secured it in the garage. Police determined the item was a BB gun. Report taken.
Traffic Collision – 7:20 p.m. – Belle/Adore – Police responded to a report of a vehicle versus a parked vehicle. The driver reportedly appeared intoxicated. The subject was backing up and attempting to leave but was stuck against the other vehicle. The driver also hit a tree. Police responded and contacted both the subject and the owner of the victim vehicle. Police conducted field sobriety tests on the driver, who was subsequently arrested for DUI. A message was left for Public Works for the City tree that had been knocked down as a result of the traffic collision.

February 17, 2019

Keep the Peace – 11:05 a.m. – 6300 block of Bataan St. – The reporting party stated that she gave a cat to the residents via a CraigsList post, and the claim that they were now going to take it to a shelter. The reporting party was willing to take it back, but the subjects wouldn’t answer her back. Assisted.
Counseling – 7:41 p.m. – 6800 block of Katella Ave. – A female subject reportedly took a picture of the caller’s 18-month-old son. Counseled.

February 18, 2019

Fire – 1:46 a.m. – Cerritos/Denni St. – Three sections of the fence to the rear of the race track were reportedly on fire. OCFA responded to the incident and police checked the area for any additional fires. Report taken.
Fire – 2:19 a.m. – 10600 block of Calle Lee – Two dumpsters were reportedly on fire and the caller was concerned for nearby trees. Police found that the dumpsters were fully engulfed. OCFA responded and police checked the area for additional fires. Assisted.

February 19, 2019

911 Hangup – 1:02 a.m. – 4000 block of Avenida Sevilla – Following a 911 hangup, police contacted two intoxicated subjects in an argument. All parties were counseled and went back to bed.
Fraud Report – 8:01 a.m. – 10600 block of Tammy St. – An unknown subject reportedly hacked into the caller’s 401(k) using the caller’s information and withdrew $65,000 so far. Report taken.

February 20, 2019

Fraud Report – 9:51 a.m. – Undisclosed location – The reporting party, who was visiting from Virginia, reportedly lost approximately $40 from two charges made with Postmates. The crime occurred in Stanton. The bank account was locked and the money was credited. No report desired at that time.
Petty Theft Report – 12:10 p.m. – 9200 block of Valley View St. – A subject reportedly asked a disabled student for money and then took the student’s credit card and took off running. Police contacted the student, who had no issues communicating with officers and did not appear to be disabled. Police were able to determine that the student freely gave the subject his credit card because the subject stated that he was homeless and needed food to eat. The student told police that the subject did not take the credit card using force or fear and that he freely gave the credit card to the subject because he felt bad that he was homeless and did not have anything to eat. Based on the circumstances and statements provided by the reporting party, police determined that no crime had occurred. The student was counseled.