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.

June 11, 2020

Burglary Report – 12:07 p.m. – 4900 block of La Palma Ave. – Subjects were possibly trying to get into a restaurant. One subject had a crowbar. Police were unable to determine a crime at this time. Field interview taken.

June 12, 2020

Abandoned Vehicle – 7:47 a.m. – 4500 block of Maroon Dr. – Police responded to a complaint of a vehicle parked on the side of the residence for the past week. The vehicle was marked for 72 hours and a message was left for the registered owner.
Suspicious Subject – 11:50 a.m. – Amberwood/Ainsworth – The caller observed two subjects that the caller didn’t recognize and the subjects were looking around. Police were unable to locate the subjects and performed a check of all tracts in the area.

June 13, 2020

Vehicle Check – 8:53 a.m. – Fir/Aspen – Police checked on a vehicle occupied by two subjects who were sleeping. The vehicle was a Volkswagen but the plates came back to a Nissan. The two subjects were detained at gunpoint. A 25-year-old male was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle. One subject was transported to the hospital following an anxiety attack. The victim was notified and responded from Buena Park.
Traffic Collision – 11:31 p.m. – 5400 block of La Palma Ave. – Police responded to a DUI traffic collision. A 57-year-old male subject was arrested for misdemeanor DUI.

June 14, 2020

Burglary Report – 11:25 p.m. – 8400 block of Walker St. – A burglary alarm was triggered at the location. Police checked the location and found a door smashed. A K-9 unit was requested. It was unknown if a subject was inside the building. No subject was located during a check by the police. Dispatch was requested to check the hospital to see if they had admitted any subjects with cuts on their hands or arms as there was a lot of blood in the business. The hospital had no one in their ER that matched that description. Report taken.

June 15, 2020

Area Check – 5:25 a.m. – Walker/Byrne – A coyote was possibly following a jogger with a dog. SEAACA notified. A coyote was spotted in Erow. The coyote continued westbound into Cerritos and appeared friendly.
Disturbance (Subject) – 12:11 p.m. – Centerpointe – A caller reportedly heard yelling and screaming. A male with no clothes on was reportedly chasing another male with a red shirt. The male with no clothes on was possibly having a mental breakdown. Police made contact with the subject, who was completely naked. The subject was at Taser-point and then started running. Additional units were requested from Buena Park Police. The subject was taken into custody and transported to the hospital. The subject was placed on a mental health evaluation hold in the care of the hospital.

June 16, 2020

Police Information – 2:50 p.m. – 5500 block of Paraguay Dr. (Buena Park) – A subject was possibly taking packages. The subject was last seen northbound on Walker. Police performed a patrol check. Buena Park Police notified.
Grand Theft Report – 5:09 p.m. – 5600 block of Orangethorpe Ave. – The caller reported a stolen Amazon package. The loss included a camera lens, flashlight, and two scopes valued at $1,390. Report taken.

June 17, 2020

Disturbance (Group) – 5:28 a.m. – 5400 block of Orangethorpe Ave. – A group of five males reportedly threw a bottle at the caller’s friend. The friend was scared and left the area. Police patrol checked the complex and were unable to locate the subjects.
Traffic Collision – 2:56 p.m. – Moody/Orangethorpe – A vehicle reportedly struck a pedestrian. Incident handled by LA County Fire and LA County Sheriff’s Office.
Patrol Check – 3:01 p.m. – Coyote Creek/Orangethorpe – During a patrol check under the bridge, police contacted two subjects, who advised that they did not want to go to the shelter at the moment but would be interested when the new Buena Park shelter opened up in July 2020. They advised that they would both clean the area and were provided trash bags to do so.