The items shown below are selected from the logs of the La Palma Police Department. The police blotter is not a comprehensive listing of police-related incidents in the city, and no inference of guilt is implied in showing any item in the La Palma police blotter.
January 2, 2020
Traffic Stop – 1:20 p.m. – 7900 block of Walker St. – Following a traffic stop, police arrested a 48-year-old female subject and a 44-year-old male subject for outstanding warrants.
Vandalism Report – 8:00 p.m. – La Palma/Cedarwood – A subject reportedly hit a vehicle with a bicycle. Police contacted the subject, who claimed that they were hit by a vehicle and the vehicle took off. Police found there was no damage to the front of the vehicle, but the door of the vehicle was damaged in a manner consistent with a bike ramming it. Police arrested a 35-year-old La Palma resident for felony vandalism.
January 3, 2020
Vehicle Check – 7:46 a.m. – 7000 block of Moody St. – Following a vehicle check, police arrested a 37-year-old female and a 43-year-old male for outstanding warrants.
Traffic Stop – 8:09 p.m. – La Palma/Comstock – When police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that was traveling at high speed, one subject fled on foot. The subject and the vehicle were both detained at gunpoint. The vehicle was searched. Police arrested two subjects on numerous charges including possession of controlled substances for sale, resisting an officer, conspiracy, theft of lost property, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
January 4, 2020
Counseling – 9:07 a.m. – 8100 block of Bellhaven St. – The reporting party was counseled regarding the eviction process for a grandson staying with her. She was advised to contact the police for emergency purposes. No crime reported.
Counseling – 9:54 a.m. – 8100 block of Bellhaven St. – The reporting party requested counseling regarding cyberstalking.
January 5, 2020
Incident Report – 7:39 a.m. – 5600 block of Orangethorpe Ave. – The caller’s son was reportedly threatening the caller. Incident report taken. No medical assistance or prosecution desired. Both parties counseled.
Transient – 8:29 a.m. – 5400 block of La Palma Ave. – A transient was reportedly following customers to vehicles, asking for money and for the customers to buy alcohol. Party advised and will comply.
January 6, 2020
Burglary Report – 8:28 a.m. – 6800 block of Walker St. – Entry was made to the location but there did not appear to be a loss at that time. Police conducted a search and found one subject inside the location. The subject, a 24-year-old Cerritos resident, was detained and subsequently arrested for burglary.
Suspicious Circumstances – 10:11 a.m. – 7100 block of Walker St. – An unknown subject reportedly entered the rear yard. Trash cans were moved and a patio chair was wedged against the rear fence. No loss and no damage at this time. incident report taken.
January 7, 2020
Disturbance (Juveniles) – 3:04 p.m. – 5500 block of La Palma Ave. – A group of teenagers was reportedly throwing glass bottles into traffic. Police contacted the teens, who were uncooperative regarding the identity of the juvenile throwing the bottle. All juveniles were disciplined and counseled. Police were unable to determine which one threw the bottle.
Counseling – 7:41 p.m. – Centerpointe Dr. – The reporting party advised to having a civil issue with the husband of the co-ower of the business. The RP was advised to obtain a restraining order.
January 8, 2020
Citizen Assist – 7:46 a.m. – 5000 block of Cartagena Cir. – The caller requested to speak with an officer regarding a possible fraud with a real estate agent and a family member’s will. The caller was out of Arkansas. Police determined that there was no crime. The caller willingly gave the family member’s will and other documents to a real estate agent who had not contacted him back. The caller did not pay for a service and no fraud had occurred. The caller was advised to have a family member who was local attempt to contact the real estate agent.
Open Door – 9:09 p.m. – 5500 block of Fresca Dr. – The gates at the location were open. Police checked if anyone was at the location. All vehicles were gone. No pry marks were on the door. Police made announcements and checked the interior but were unable to determine if anything was tampered with. The door was secured.