The items shown below are selected from the logs of the La Palma Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item in the La Palma police blotter.
March 11, 2019
Bike Stop – 6:40 a.m. – Orangethorpe/91 Fwy. – Police conducted a bike stop for possible failure to yield. A 50-year-old Santa Ana resident was arrested on outstanding misdemeanor warrants. The bicycle was confirmed to be stolen.
Burglary Report – 6:48 p.m. – 5100 block of Shirley Dr. – The caller had a friend respond to the residence after receiving fraud alert notices and it appeared that a burglary had taken place. The back slider was open. Police cleared the interior and confirmed that a residential burglary had occurred. The loss included jewelry, coins, and credit cards.
March 12, 2019
Patrol Check – 8:40 p.m. – 7700 block of Valley View St. – A group of juveniles were reportedly handing out and got inside the vehicle and possibly removed two cases of water. The juveniles were last seen walking away laughing. The area appeared to check okay.
Suspicious Vehicle – 10:32 p.m. – 5000 block of Orangethorpe Ave. – After investigating a suspicious vehicle, police detained two subjects in handcuffs and searched the vehicle. Police contacted the owner of the vehicle, who had never seen the subjects before and stated the truck was stolen from a parking lot in Cerritos while the victim was shopping in a business. A 43-year-old Whittier resident was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle.
March 13, 2019
Lost/Stolen Property – 4:54 p.m. – 5300 block of La Palma Ave. – The victim reported $130 was lost or stolen from the room over the last few weeks.
Disturbance (Family) – 10:09 p.m. – 4600 block of Amberwood – The caller’s 14-year-old son was reportedly destroying the house, hitting things, and slamming doors. The subject was currently standing in the middle of Amberwood. The caller advised that the son might go to a friend’s residence on Wickham Ln. Police were unable to locate the juvenile on an area check.
March 14, 2019
Disturbance (Subject) – 9:47 p.m. – Crescent/Embassy – The caller could reportedly hear a male subject screaming and possibly under the influence. Police located a man down. The subject was conscious but screaming. The subject was not speaking with police and was foaming at the mouth. The subject was transported to the hospital.
Welfare Check – 10:20 p.m. – 4600 block of Amberwood Ave. – The caller reportedly believed that the residents at the location were keeping her son there intentionally. The son jumped out of the bathroom window earlier that night and the caller believed that he was at the location. No report was required. The missing juvenile returned while police were present. Both the mother and the juvenile were counseled.
March 15, 2019
Petty Theft – 3:53 a.m. – 5400 block of Orangethorpe Ave. – A male subject possibly stole an 18-pack of beer and left in a vehicle. Police confirmed the theft. The vehicle picked up speeds, reaching 70 MPH while headed southbound on Walker and blowing stop signs. Police pursued the vehicle into an apartment complex and detained one subject at gunpoint. The reporting party made a positive identification. The vehicle was towed from the location.
Animal Call – 11:58 a.m. – 5400 block of La Palma Ave. – A dog had reportedly been in a vehicle for approximately thirty minutes. Police determined that the windows were down and no discomfort was observed.
March 16, 2019
Flag Down – 1:24 p.m. – La Palma/Denni – A subject reportedly attempted to loosen the screws from a license plate in an attempt to steal the plate. Report taken.
Patrol Check – 2:28 p.m. – 4900 block of La Palma Ave. – The caller reported a suspicious subject last seen westbound in the back alley. Police located the subject, who was subsequently arrested for theft of lost property and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.
Citizen Assist – 6:48 p.m. – 5200 block of Ivywood Dr. – The caller’s daughter reportedly hit a parked car. The caller was able to exchange information with the owner, but thought that the car was parked illegally and requested that an officer look at how the vehicle was parked.
March 17, 2019
Patrol Check – 1:14 p.m. – Moody/South (Cerritos) – Approximately seven individuals on minibikes were reportedly doing tricks, holding up traffic. The subjects were already gone on the arrival of police. The area checked okay.
Traffic Stop – 11:07 p.m. – Walker/Houston – Police conducted a traffic stop on an older-model Honda with no license plates. A 30-year-od Whittier resident was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.