Cypress Police Department

Police activity in Cypress northwest of Moody/Orange

A helicopter was called in to help with a fugitive pursuit that ended in a housing tract in Cypress. Photo by Bonnie Wiedel.

Between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., a large amount of police activity was noted in the residential tract northwest of the intersection of Moody St. and Orange Ave. in Cypress. This tract includes Julie Beth St. and Newman Ave.

Police units closed off portion of the tract, including the entrance to the tract at Newman and Moody.

A helicopter soon arrived and began making announcements for a suspect to surrender and come out with their hands up or the police would release a K-9.

More information to follow.

Update (11:38 a.m.): Cypress Police units are accompanied by units from other agencies including Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and La Palma, and officers appear to be conducting door-to-door searches.

Housing tract blocked off by units from Cypress Police Department north of Orange and west of Moody. Photo by James Wiedel.

Update (11:50 a.m.): The Cypress Police Department has taken a subject into custody on the 9300 block of Christopher St.

Update (4:10 p.m.): The following information was released by the Cypress Police Department:

1st

Heads up! We are currently searching in the area of Newman & Moody for some home burglars who fled from our officers. The police helicopter is overhead and we are using several search teams in the area. If you see anything suspicious please alert one of our officers or call our dispatchers at (562) 594-7232.

2nd

Update: This morning at 10:53 AM, an area resident called Cypress Police officers to the area of Newman & Esther for a report of three males entering the backyard of a residence. Officers arrived minutes later and the three subjects began jumping fences and running through yards to escape. While searching for the subjects, officers confirmed they had burglarized at least one home. Orange County Sheriff’s Helicopter “Duke” responded, as did officers from Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, and La Palma police departments.

After approximately 45 minutes of searching, all three subjects were taken into custody without incident. They are males from Los Angeles County ranging in age from 15-17. We arrested these budding burglars for residential burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary, both felony charges. Hopefully, they learn a valuable lesson from this incident. Thanks to our concerned neighbors who called in the suspicious activity and our partner agencies for having our backs!