Los Alamitos police blotter

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.

March 1, 2019

Reckless Driver – 5:08 p.m. – 4900 block of Katella Ave. – The caller reported a male driver with a handicap placard swerving between lanes. When police arrived the driver was already stopped in front of his residence on Howard. No reckless driving was witnessed by the police. Police advised the subject that someone called the police due to his driving. He would comply and drive safely in the future.
Grand Theft Report – 8:06 p.m. – 3700 block of Green Ave. – A catalytic converter was reportedly stolen from a vehicle in the alley on February 27. Report taken.

March 2, 2019

Brandishing a Weapon – 1:12 a.m. – 5000 block of Katella Ave. – A subject was reportedly creating a disturbance with a gun at the location. The subject then left in a vehicle with five other subjects. Police conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle and detained four subjects. Witnesses were unable to substantiate the presence of a weapon. No sober drivers were in the vehicle. The vehicle was left legally parked. There was no victim at the original location, and no one desired prosecution. The subjects were sent on the way via Uber.
Disturbance (Subject) – 8:20 a.m. – 10000 block of Los Alamitos Blvd. – An employee reportedly showed up to work drunk and was threatening the caller and trying to fight him. The subject had to be physically removed from the office. The caller did not want prosecution, but requested that police stand by while the subject was terminated. The subject was advised regarding trespassing and would be standing by for a ride.

March 3, 2019

Traffic Collision – 3:50 p.m. – 3900 block of Katella Ave. – A female subject who was backing out reportedly backed into the caller’s vehicle and was refusing to give the caller information. The female was reportedly yelling at the caller and also called a male subject who was creating a disturbance with the caller. Police responded and information was exchanged.

March 4, 2019

Welfare Check – 7:39 a.m. – 3500 block of Katella Ave. – A passerby called to report a female possibly fell off her bike and was injured. Police made contact and stood by for the child’s parent. The driver of a vehicle was driving in the alley and as he was stopped waiting to enter the intersection, the female child was riding her bike westbound on the south curb of Katella. She did not see the vehicle stopped at the location and hit her brakes to avoid striking the vehicle. She fell to the ground on her right side and her front wheel was under the passenger side door of the vehicle. The driver heard a “crunch” and exited the vehicle and located the female on the ground. She was not injured and there was no damage to the vehicle, but the female’s bike pedal broke off. A witness corroborated the incident. The girl’s mother responded and took the daughter to school. The driver of the vehicle gave the female $40 to fix the bike as he was also a parent and felt bad for the incident. A log number was provided to all parties.
Extra Patrol Checks – 8:24 a.m. – 10000 block of Cherry St. – The caller requested patrol checks at night for a transient who reportedly camps out and defecates on the sidewalk.
Counseling – 7:26 p.m. – 3900 block of Toland Cir. – The caller wanted advice on how to handle an incident that occurred in Long Beach in which the caller’s checks were stolen from his parked vehicle. The checks were now being cashed around Long Beach businesses. The caller had reported the theft with Long Beach Police Department and notified his bank. The caller was counseled to inform the LBPD of possible suspect information for his theft report.

March 5, 2019

Citizen Assist – 1:24 a.m. – 3201 Katella Ave. (Los Alamitos Police Department) – A subject in the lobby stated that he had nowhere to go and needed assistance. Police determined that the subject did not have an issue that could benefit from any police assistance, and the subject did not meet the criteria for a 72-hour mental evaluation. The subject refused offered resources and did not want to get himself to a cold weather shelter.
Traffic Collision – 12:56 p.m. – 10000 block of Los Vaqueros Cir. – An 18-wheeler reportedly struck a light pole and then two vehicles. Southern California Edison was notified and responded, and information was exchanged. Assisted.
Suspicious Occupied Vehicle – 4:04 p.m. – Rossmoor/Paseo Bonita – Police investigated a report of someone possibly living in a vehicle on Rossmoor Way between Paseo Bonita and Pine. Police made contact with the occupant, who advised that there was a weapon in the vehicle. The subject was detained and police recovered a handgun, which was confirmed to be stolen out of the Duplin County (South Carolina) Sheriff’s Office. The subject was arrested for possession of stolen property with an additional charge of openly carrying an unloaded firearm.

March 6, 2019

Suspicious Subject – 5:32 p.m. – 11000 block of Los Alamitos Blvd. – A male subject who was a known petty theft suspect of the business reportedly had a cart piled up. Police contacted the subject, who did not commit any crime. The subject paid for the groceries and left the area in his vehicle.
Citizen Assist – 11:22 p.m. – Walnut/Florista – The caller reported a stray dog roaming the street. The caller would keep the dog for the night and attempt to locate the owner who possibly lived in the area the following morning.

March 7, 2019

Grand Theft Report – 4:55 p.m. – 10000 block of Calle Lee – Phone scammer claiming to be Edison called reportedly convinced the business owner to buy Green Dot money cards from 7-11 and send the information to them. No other contact other than randomly generated Google Voice/Magic Jack number. No leads to follow. A log number was provided for an insurance or fraud claim. The loss was $6000.