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 20, 2020
Disturbance (Music) – 9:00 p.m. – 5000 block of Cartagena Cir. – The caller reported loud music in the area. Police made contact with the homeowner, who advised that they were doing karaoke and would close the door.
August 21, 2020
Citizen Assist – 6:33 a.m. – 7700 block of Valley View St. – The caller stated that his ex-girlfriend was not returning the dog. The female could be heard in the background raising her voice to the caller. Police contacted both parties. The male half was warned regarding trespassing and the female half advised that he was not allowed back on the property. The male half left.
Suspicious Circumstances – 6:41 p.m. – 5800 block of Crestview Cir. – The caller reportedly had a suspicious large package delivered to their address. The caller advised that they did not order the package, however the package did have the caller’s father’s name on it. OCFA Hazmat responded to the location and performed tests. They determined that the package did not contain hazardous material, possibly plant food. Report taken. Orange County Public Health Authority would be seizing the evidence.
August 22, 2020
Fire – 11:40 a.m. – 7900 block of Walker St. – Smoke was reportedly coming from the roof. OCFA requested police assistance for a possible evacuation. OCFA responded to the location with multiple engines. Buena Park Police was requested to respond with a drone for the possible structure fire.
Vandalism – 4:45 p.m. – 4600 block of Amberwood Ave. – A 24-year-old subject was reportedly destroying property. A second caller stated that the subject broke the daughter’s phone and was hitting the daughter. The victim was willing to sign for misdemeanor arrest. Police gained observation of the subject on the bike path, and the subject was running towards Lincoln. The subject was detained at Taser-point. Dispatch was requested to notify Cypress Police Department regarding police activity in their city. The subject was transported to the hospital for superficial injuries and charged with resisting arrest and assault and battery.
Traffic Collision – 7:33 p.m. – Moody/La Palma – Police responded to a report of a traffic collision involving three vehicles. The parties appeared okay. Tow trucks responded.
August 23, 2020
Disturbance (Juveniles) – 6:59 p.m. – 4600 block of La Palma Ave. – The caller reported four male juveniles on skateboards possibly using a hammer to possibly take or strike the metal “bumps” off a planter. Police contacted four subjects and found that two skate plates had been removed. No prosecution desired. The juveniles were released to their parents.
Suspicious Circumstances – 7:32 p.m. – 5600 block of Orangethorpe Ave. – A male subject was reportedly heard yelling at a female to “get cancer and die/kill yourself.” Incident transferred to and handled by the Buena Park Police Department.
August 24, 2020
Medical Aid – 8:17 p.m. – Brian/Conifer – A 78-year-old female reportedly fell and was bleeding from the head. OCFA responded. The subject had tripped on the curb and was transported to the hospital. Report taken.
August 25, 2020
Drunk Driver – 12:28 a.m. – 5400 block of La Palma Ave. – A female subject in a vehicle had possibly been drinking. Police contacted the vehicle and arrested a 37-year-old female subject for misdemeanor DUI.
Animal Call – 2:11 p.m. – 8500 block of Salisbury Ln. – The caller reported a coyote sighting in front of the caller’s unit, laying on the grass. SEAACA notified. THe coyote was likely to leave the area.
August 26, 2020
Traffic Collision – 7:35 a.m. – Walker/La Luna – Three callers reported a traffic collision with possible injuries involving two vehicles. OCFA responded and both parties transported themselves to the hospital. The vehicles were removed from the roadway by tow trucks. Report taken.