La Palma police blotter, March 12 to March 22, 2020

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.

March 12, 2020

Illegally Parked Vehicle – 7:45 a.m. – 7400 block of Susan Cir. – A vehicle was reportedly parked in front of the stop sign. The vehicle was moved and the reporting party was notified.

March 13, 2020

Counseling – 12:03 p.m. – 8100 block of Walker St. – Police arrested a 12-year-old subject for false alarm of a fire. The subject had pulled the fire alarm on multiple occasions. Report taken.

March 14, 2020

Counseling – 11:28 a.m. – 5100 block of Shirley Dr. – The reporting party came to the station regarding a possible scam with gift cards. The reporting party was counseled and no loss was reported at this time.
Petty Theft Report – 11:38 a.m. – 5000 block of Cartagena Cir. – A FedEx package was reportedly stolen from under the front door mat on March 13 at 1:03 p.m. The card was then used at different locations with several transactions. The reporting party had the suspect on video surveillance with vehicle and license plate information.

March 15, 2020

Traffic Stop – 12:24 a.m. – Orangethorpe/Valley View – When police conducted a traffic stop, a foot pursuit ensued. Additional subjects were held at gunpoint the vehicle. LASO Cerritos was contacted to determine if they had any robberies that night. A K-9 was requested for a drug search. The K-9 did not hit on anything. The vehicle was towed from the location. The area was searched for possible contraband dropped from the vehicle. Three subjects were arrested.
Open Door – 12:47 p.m. – 4700 block of Sharon Dr. – The caller’s elderly neighbors had an open car window. The glove box was also left open. The car window had been down for the past three days. Police made contact with the responsible party, who was aware of the situation.
Disturbance (Juveniles) – 5:07 p.m. – 7700 block of Furman Rd. – Three to four juveniles were reportedly skateboarding on the roof of the school. The subjects were off the roof by the time units made contact. Party advised and will comply.

March 16, 2020

Drunk Driver – 5:03 a.m. – La Palma/Redford – Police responded to a possible DUI with a vehicle swerving and hitting center dividers. The vehicle was traveling approximately 50 MPH. Police performed a traffic stop and the driver showed no signs of impairment. The subject stated that she was searching for her daughter who stole her vehicle from the City of Lakewood. Police contacted AAA to tow the vehicle and take the subject home. The vehicle was left legally parked.
Municipal Code Violation – 6:13 a.m. – 5400 block of La Palma Ave. – The caller reported a complaint of a diesel truck to the rear of the business in violation of the noise municipal code. Party advised and will comply.

March 17, 2020

Welfare Check – 6:04 a.m. – 7700 block of Westra Ln. – A female subject was reportedly hiding in the bushes. There was also a black sedan with flashers on, possibly looking for her. Police made contact with the subject, who was hiding in the bushes and assisted the subject returned to the residence.
Public Works Information – 7:22 a.m. – Crescent/Salisbury – A large tree was reportedly in the westbound bike lane. Redi Letter sent to Public Works.
Theft by False Pretense – 8:14 a.m. – 5100 block of Shirley Dr. – A subject paid $2,000 in gift cards to an unknown subject he believed to be the IRS. Report taken.

March 18, 2020

Counseling – 10:28 a.m. – 5800 block of Parkwest Cir. – The caller requested counseling for parents regarding the Orange County Health Department recommendations for persons 65 and older.
Disturbance (Family) – 5:54 p.m. – 5200 block of Los Encantos Cir. – Subjects were reportedly arguing and cussing in the residence. Police made contact with three subjects. The homeowner declined prosecution for a broken lamp. The parties were separated.

March 19, 2020

Extra Patrol Check – 6:39 a.m. – 7792 Walker St. (La Palma Police Department) – The reporting party advised that she believed that a subject was following her while on her morning workout in front of the Police Department at 6 a.m. She was scared and ran away. No crime at this time.
Grand Theft Report – 6:49 a.m. – 5800 block of Marlin Cir. – Overnight, $5000 in tools were reportedly stolen from inside the building via a lock box cut. Report taken.

March 20, 2020

Business Check – 7:10 a.m. – 4900 block of La Palma Ave. – The business was open and heavily advised. The business was now closing and Police checked the other businesses.
Patrol Check – 10:43 a.m. – 5200 block of Verner Dr. – A female subject was reportedly going through recyclables. Party advised and will comply. The subject only picks up recyclables from residents she knows.

March 21, 2020

Petty Theft Report – 8:09 a.m. – 5100 block of Del Este Cir. – The caller reported a petty theft from a vehicle that had possibly been left unlocked. The loss was speakers, an ID card, health card, and AAA card. Report taken.
Vehicle Burglary Report – 9:05 a.m. – 5400 block of La Palma Ave. – A subject was reportedly inside the caller’s vehicle at the time of the call. The caller did not know the subject. Police arrested a 23-year-old Stanton resident for tampering with a vehicle, burglary, attempted vehicle theft, and possession of burglary tools. The subject was transported to Orange County Jail.
Patrol Check – 3:51 p.m. – 8000 block of De Vries Ln. – Police checked the area for a possible drone that was seen flying on De Vries and to Janeen. Police were unable to locate the drone.

March 22, 2020

Petty Theft – 1:45 a.m. – 5400 block of La Palma Ave. – The caller reported a beer run with two subjects in a white Honda Civic. The loss was two 18-packs of beer. Report taken.
Vandalism Report – 8:00 a.m. – La Palma/Denni – The caller reportedly located a window smash to a gray Honda Odyssey van parked on the east side of Denni St. just north of La Palma Ave. Police confirmed the smashed window and left a business card on the driver’s side door for the owner to contact the police if a report was desired. Police made contact and no theft was reported at this time. No report desired.
Petty Theft Report – 1:42 p.m. – 8600 block of Santa Margarita Ln. – A red Kia Forte, possibly left unlocked, had reportedly been ransacked. It was unknown what was missing. The loss was determined to be a pink Long Beach State backpack, loose change, $20 cash, water, and an emergency kit. No report desired.