La Palma police blotter, July 23 to August 5, 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.

July 23, 2020

Counseling – 11:04 a.m. – 8100 block of Moody St. – The caller requested counseling regarding school paperwork possibly having an error. An improper number was listed on her son’s school district profile. The caller was advised to contact the school district to clarify and provide proper contact numbers.
Disturbance (Subject) – 2:42 p.m. – Centerpointe Dr. – A subject was refusing to leave and refusing to wear a mask, which was part of the location’s policy. The subject left the area.

July 24, 2020

Suspicious Circumstances – 8:19 p.m. – 8000 block of Andrew Ln. – A female was reportedly staring at the residence and the caller believed that she was going to steal an Amazon package from the porch. The subject was gone on the arrival of police.
Reckless Driving – 10:01 p.m. – 8400 block of Walker St. – 10 to 12 vehicles were reportedly seen racing and running red lights. Cypress Police reported approximately 100 vehicles seen at Lincoln/Valley View. The vehicles dispersed westbound on Crescent and a majority of vehicles went eastbound on Orangethorpe to the 91 Freeway.

July 25, 2020

Suspicious Vehicle – 8:36 a.m. – 7800 block of Walker St. – An unknown vehicle with traffic collision damage was reportedly parked at the business. There was damage on the front bumper and the hood was dented and popped open.
Assist Other Department – 7:18 p.m. – 183rd/Marquardt (Cerritos) – A bike versus a pedestrian resulted in a possible broken arm for the pedestrian. Deputies were at the location and medics were en route.

July 26, 2020

Medical Aid – 11:36 a.m. – 7300 block of Redwood Cir. – The caller’s father fell and possibly hit his head. The subject was awake and breathing. OCFA responded. The subject possibly fractured his right leg or hip.
Flag Down – 11:20 p.m. – 5400 block of La Palma Ave. – A subject requested resources for a shelter. Police located room at a shelter for the subject and the subject was released to the shelter.

July 27, 2020

Counseling – 7:05 p.m. – 4600 block of Amberwood Ave. – The caller opened a package delivered by UPS and realized it was not something that she had ordered. The caller advised that the contents were an expensive pair of shoes and the package had multiple address labels on the box. Counseled.
Traffic Stop – 8:09 p.m. – 8100 block of Walker St. – Police conducted a vehicle search during a traffic stop and subsequently arrested a 30-year-old female for possession of controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, identity theft with 10 or more victims, outstanding warrants, access card theft, and unlawful use of account information.

July 28, 2020

Animal Call – 5:55 a.m. – 7700 block of Furman Rd. – A coyote was reported on school property. No response needed.
Counseling – 8:04 a.m. – 4700 block of Donna Dr. – The caller requested counseling regarding banking issues with their brother-in-law in the Philippines. The reporting party was advised that the brother-in-law should contact authorities in the Philippines.
Welfare Check – 7:01 p.m. – Moody/Crescent – A subject was reportedly laying down on the sidewalk. Party advised and will comply. The subject was advised regarding a warrant out of Minnesota.

July 29, 2020

Vehicle Tampering Report – 9:44 a.m. – 6800 block of Walker St. – On Monday at approximately 1 a.m., unknown subjects jumped the fence, climbed under the vehicle, and cut off the catalytic converter and then drove off. Report taken.
Bike Stop – 1:31 p.m. – Walker/Conifer – Police searched a subject on a bike stop and subsequently arrested a 28-year-old Anaheim resident for possession of drug paraphernalia. The subject was cited and released in the field.

July 30, 2020

Transient – 11:52 a.m. – 5500 block of Fresca Dr. –Threats Report – 4:32 p.m. – 5800 block of Calaveras Cir. – The reporting party stated that her son sent threats to kill her via text message. The reporting party stated she also called her son’s father and could hear her son in the background stating that he would kill her. No report desired.

July 31, 2020

Suspicious Subject – 9:32 a.m. – Walker/Marview – A male subject was reportedly screaming about Social Security and the state. Police contacted the subject, whom they had contacted multiple times in the Walker/Orangethorpe Area. The subject refused homeless outreach and medical attention for a small cut on his neck.
Disturbance (Subject) – 7:46 p.m. – 7821 Walker St. (Central Park) – A male subject reportedly threatened to beat up the caller at the tennis courts. The caller did not desire prosecution. Both parties were counseled and sent on their way. Park staff was notified of the incident.

August 1, 2020

Transient – 1:53 p.m. – 5500 block of Driftwood Ave. – A transient was reportedly sleeping on the sidewalk. The subject requested medics for breathing concerns and was transported to the hospital.
Disturbance (Subject) – 9:13 p.m. – Moody/Crescent – A male and a female were reportedly in an argument, with the female screaming. One subject was detained at Taser-point. OCFA was requested to respond for the subject who was possibly under the influence. Police subsequently arrested a 39-year-old female for resisting/delaying/obstructing an officer.

August 2, 2020

Incident Report – 10:27 a.m. – 8000 block of Walker St. – Approximately 40 people were reportedly having a church service in the parking lot while not maintaining 6-foot social distance. The police supervisor stated there was no need to respond, just do a drive-by to check. Police determined that everyone was wearing a mask and no further action was needed.
Disturbance (Juveniles) – 10:40 p.m. – 8100 block of Ainsworth Ln. – The caller reported juveniles on skateboards possibly hitting vehicles. The caller advised that the subjects hit her son’s vehicle but it was unknown if there was any damage. Police contacted two subjects, one of whom had a bloody hand and the other with an open container. There was no damage to the vehicle. The subjects were cooperative. Citation issued.

August 3, 2020

Bike Stop – 2:08 a.m. – 7821 Walker St. (Central Park) – Police contacted a subject and conducted a search. A 28-year-old Anaheim resident was subsequently arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and released on citation.
Welfare Check – 1:23 p.m. – 5100 block of Cornwall Dr. – The caller reported smelling urine and other fouls smells coming from a neighboring condominium. Police contacted the resident, who sounded alive and well but refused to open the door because of COVID-19. Police conducted a walk-through and requested Dispatch to contact a plumber for two clogged toilets and stated that a response was needed as soon as possible. Plumbers arrived within the hour, and the Crisis Assessment Team (CAT) also responded. Report taken.

August 4, 2020

Found Property – 8:22 a.m. – 7751 Moody St. (El Rancho Verde Park) – A set of keys was reportedly found along the Edison right-of-way. Report taken.
Fire – 12:32 p.m. – Coyote Creek Bike Pass just south of 91 Fwy – A small fire was reported along the bike path in Coyote Creek just south of the 91 Freeway. The call was transferred to OCFA, who advised transferring it to the LA County Fire Department. Police observed smoke in the area and determined that it was not on the bike path but on Orangethorpe. The small brush fire was put out prior to the arrival of the fire department.

August 5, 2020

Hazard – 11:28 a.m. – La Palma/Louise – A pole was down just before Louise Lane on the north side. Public Works responded and Edison was notified. Police checked the area for any involved vehicles and took a hit-and-run report.
Barking Dog – 11:09 p.m. – 7500 block of Barbi Ln. – The caller reported a barking dog. Police attempted to call the residence but there was no answer. Police then attempted to contact them at the residence but there was no answer and it appeared that the residents might be out of town as there were multiple spiders on a vehicle in the driveway. The dogs were visible in a window and looked healthy and taken care of. Police contacted a neighbor who advised that the residents had been out of town for approximately two days. Another neighbor was watching the dogs during the day but not at night and there might be an animal in the backyard that was causing the dogs to bark. The residents would be back in town the following day.