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.
September 11, 2020
Fire – 5:16 a.m. – Orangethorpe/Coyote Creek – Smoke was seen and police checked the area for fire. Police confirmed the presence of flames. Police were flagged down by someone who advised that a subject riding a bike possibly set the fire. The fire was extinguished. Police contacted a male subject, who was subsequently arrested on drug-related charges.
Foot Patrol – 6:17 p.m. – Coyote Creek/91 Fwy. – One subject was detained at gunpoint and subsequently arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.
September 12, 2020
Fire – 12:35 a.m. – Orangethorpe/Walker – A bush was reportedly on fire just north of the intersection. A fire extinguisher was used but the fire continued to grow. The flames were over the power lines. Edison advised. OCFA responded to the scene. A witness advised that a subject claimed to have started the fire. Police contacted the subject, who admitted to starting the fire, as well as a fire the previous morning. The fire was extinguished and OCFA arson investigators responded. A 29-year-old female subject was arrested for arson.
Found Property – 4:35 p.m. – 7000 block of Moody St. – A syringe and an empty bag were reportedly on the staircase by the elevator on the side of the building. The needles were disposed of, empty and capped.
Patrol Check – 10:51 p.m. – Valley View/Fresca – Approximately 200 vehicles were reportedly en route to the area of Fresca and Valley View. A task force was tracking them via Instagram. Buena Park Police was advised of the circumstances.
Traffic Stop – 11:06 p.m. – Valley View/Centerpointe – During a traffic stop, two subjects were detained at gunpoint. A female officer was requested for a search. A female officer was dispatched from the Fullerton Police Department to assist. A 20-year-old male subject was arrested for possession of an imitation firearm and an improper left turn at an intersection. A 20-year-old female subject was arrested for resisting/delaying/obstructing an officer.
September 13, 2020
Traffic Collision – 10:49 a.m. – Orangethorpe/Walker – Two vehicles were reportedly involved in a collision. One driver complained of head and back pain. OCFA responded. The driver advised that they would seek their own medical attention and both vehicles were driven away from the scene. Report taken.
September 14, 2020
Missing Child – 8:40 a.m. – 4500 block of Cambury Dr. – The caller hadn’t seen the caller’s daughter or grandson since September 9 at approximately 6 p.m. The daughter had rented a vehicle, which was supposed to be returned on September 11 but never was. There was no tracking device on the vehicle from the rental company. Report taken.
Area Check – 11:38 a.m. – Orangethorpe/Centerpointe – A possibly mentally disturbed subject reportedly was inside a vehicle with a knife. Buena Park Police Department was on the scene and the fire department also responded.
September 15, 2020
Public Works Information – 8:09 a.m. – 5300 block of Seville Cir. – A street sweeper reportedly opened a fire hydrant and helped themselves to water. Police were unable to locate the sweeper on an area check. Public Works would advise the sweeper where to fill up.
Incident Report – 9:05 p.m. – 7100 block of La Paz Ln. – The caller was told by the by the subject “I’m going to beat the [expletive] out of you.” Report taken.
September 16, 2020
Disturbance (Subject) – 12:12 p.m. – Centerpointe Dr. – A subject on the patio was possibly under the influence, making fists and threatening employees. After multiple opportunities to leave the area, the subject was arrested for trespassing and resisting/delaying an officer.
Assist Other Department – 3:14 p.m. – Carmenita/91 Fwy. (Cerritos) – Buena Park Police was in pursuit of a vehicle in the HOV lane on the 91 Fwy. A helicopter assisted. La Palma units discontinued pursuit after the vehicle passed Wilmington.