La Palma police blotter, August 14 to August 19, 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.

August 14

Suspicious Activity – 10:11 a.m. – 5500 block of La Palma Ave. – A male subject reportedly went through the drive through and possibly tinkered with the ATM, possibly using a skimming machine. Police checked the ATM, which did not appear to be manipulated. No crime. The subject was being cautioned at the ATM regarding COVID.

August 15

Vehicle Tampering Report – 11:40 a.m. – 4800 block of Sharon Dr. – A catalytic converter was reportedly taken form a vehicle between 9 p.m. the night before and the time of call. Report taken.
Police Information – 11:42 p.m. – Walker/Fresca – Approximately 50-100 vehicles were reportedly heading to the area. Buena Park Police, Cypress Police, and LASO Cerritos advised. The vehicles dispersed, heading northbound and southbound. Approximately 40 vehicles headed northbound on Walker towards Cerritos.

August 16

Counseling – 7:05 p.m. – 7792 Walker St. (La Palma Police Department) – The reporting party requested counseling regarding text messages requesting money from the reporting party. It was unknown if the reporting party had sent any money or provided any personal information. Assisted.
Petty Theft – 8:16 p.m.- 5900 block of La Palma Ave. – Three female blacks in their late teens or early twenties wearing brightly-colored clothing reportedly took miscellaneous make-up. Police were unable to locate the subjects. Cypress Police Department advised. Report taken.
Pedestrian Check – 11:08 p.m. – Orangethorpe/Valley View – A subject, possibly a transient, was reportedly down on the northwest corner. The subject refused assistance and headed southbound on Valley View towards Orangethorpe. Police conducted a pedestrian stop when the subject started walking into traffic. Police arrested a 32-year-old subject for failure to register as a sex offender and a transient sex offender failing to register every 30 days. The subject was transported to Orange County Jail.

August 17

Citizen Assist – 4:57 p.m. – 5900 block of La Palma Ave. – A dog was reportedly left in a vehicle. A subject was advised regarding leaving the dog in the car.
Suspicious Circumstances – 5:05 p.m.- 8100 block of Moody St. – A male subject, possibly homeless, was reportedly using a screwdriver to attempt to gain access to a door to the front of the location. Police responded and confirmed the attempted burglary. Police arrested a 56-year-old female subject for possession of burglary tools and attempted burglary. The subject was transported to the hospital for various complaints, including possible pregnancy. Physicians cleared the subject for booking, and the subject was transported to Orange County Jail.

August 18

Traffic Hazard – 8:05 a.m. – La Palma/Valley View – A passerby advised that there was a large amount of glass in the roadway. Police coned off the lanes so traffic could move safely. Public Words was contacted, and police stood by while they cleaned up the glass from the roadway.
Disturbance (Neighbor) – 3:57 p.m. – 5000 block of Sharon Dr. – The caller was reportedly having neighbor issues over foliage growing over the wall. The neighbor was yelling at the caller’s gardeners and not allowing them to continue work. Both parties were counseled regarding a civil matter.

August 19

Transient – 3:17 p.m. – 7000 block of Walker St. – A transient caused a disturbance at the complex by ripping caution tape and signs and also attempted to remove a potted plant. The subject was advised regarding trespassing.
Flag Down – 7:23 p.m. – Bransford/Rampart – The resident asked if the police would shut down the power if she had too many people at the residence.
Area Check – 8:33 p.m. – 5200 block of Del Serra Cir. – The caller’s 14-year-old daughter believed that a UPS driver was following her. The driver was seen in the area again between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. The police were unable to locate the driver or any suspicious circumstances. No crime. Reporting party counseled.