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 18, 2020
Suspicious Subject – 12:21 p.m. – Suffield/Amberwood – A female subject was reportedly looking at vehicles. Police were unable to determine a crime at this time.
June 19, 2020
Animal Call – 7:55 a.m. – 8100 block of Walker St. – A coyote or dog was possibly injured and laying near the snack stand at the baseball field. Two coyotes were found near the flood control channel, and they did not appear to be injured.
Area Check – 9:38 p.m. – Rampart/Iberville – The caller advised that she heard and explosion and a neighbor advised that there were marks on the street. The caller believed that someone was possibly throwing fireworks from the creek. Police confirmed fireworks and could smell powder from an M80 on the east side of the creek. Police spoke to a passerby who advised that they saw the M80 being thrown over the back fence of a residence on Rampart, but they were unable to identify the residence.
June 20, 2020
Disturbance – 10:32 p.m. – Orangethorpe/Walker – The caller’s ex-boyfriend reportedly would not get out of the car. The subject swung a laundry basket at her but she was not injured. Incident handled by CHP.
Reckless Driving – 10:58 p.m. – Moody/Sharon – Two Cypress Police units were requested to assist with cars headed eastbound on Orangethorpe. Police received numerous calls and flag-downs regarding vehicles driving recklessly and doing donuts in the intersection. The subjects in the vehicles were also reportedly shooting off fireworks from the cars. Police were unable to locate the subjects.
June 21, 2020
Counseling – 12:11 p.m. – 7600 block of Barbi Ln. – The caller requested counseling regarding child visitation issues. The caller hadn’t seen his 4-year-old child since late March and had a visitation court order for Sunday visitation. Custody violation report taken.
Bike Stop – 9:00 p.m. – 5000 block of Orangethorpe Ave. – Following a bike stop, police arrested a 35-year-old male subject for theft of lost property. The subject was cited and released in the field.
June 22, 2020
Audible Burglary Alarm – 2:43 a.m. – 5900 block of La Palma Ave. – A subject was reportedly trying to break into an ATM. The ATM appeared to be operation, but there were visible pry marks. DIspatch was requested to contact the minotring center to have them send photos or stills of the perpetrator to help the investigation. Report taken. Police conducted a patrol check of the area.
Traffic Stop – 7:43 a.m. – Redford/Cambury – Police conducted a traffic stop and detained two subjects in cuffs. The vehicle was searched. A 48-year-old male subject was arrested for driving on a revoked/suspended license (habitual offender), altered registration, and missing vehicle plates. The vehicle was towed from the location.
Vehicle Burglary – 7:31 p.m. – La Palma/Denni – A vehicle was reportedly broken into on June 12 by unknown means. The loss included registration. Report taken.
June 23, 2020
Patrol Check – 3:10 p.m. – 7200 block of Rampart Ln. – Police contacted a subject, who was subsequently arrested for violating parole. The subject was transported to Orange County Jail.
June 24, 2020
Petty Theft Report – 1:15 p.m. – 7500 block of Silverado Ln. – A lawn mower was reportedly taken from the back of a truck. There was no suspect information. The reporting party was a worker and police were unable to contact the owner of the mower. A message was left to contact the La Palma Police if he would like a report or prosecution.