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.
October 9, 2020
Incident Report – 6:51 a.m. – 5000 block of Pine Cir. – The reporting party had video surveillance of a subject attempting to break into his work truck. Entry was not made and there was no loss at this time. The reporting party did have a clear photo of the subject.
Disturbance (Subject) – 9:38 a.m. – 5500 block of Driftwood Ave. – Police responded to a possible civil situation with a sublet lease of a room. Two subjects were renting the room and were unable to pay rent due to COVID-19. The person who rented the house was threatening to throw the reporting party out if rent was not paid. All parties counseled.
October 10, 2020
Suspicious Circumstances – 6:52 a.m. – 5400 block of La Palma Ave. – Subjects were reportedly taking cardboard from behind the business. The subjects were gone on the arrival of police. The manager advised that people take cardboard all the time and no prosecution was desired.
Disturbance (Subject) – 11:21 a.m. – Centerpointe – A subject was reportedly shouting at hte desk clerk and refusing to leave the lobby. The subject was field interviewed and was refused service by employees but was allowed to wait in the parking lot because the vehicle would not start.
October 11, 2020
Patrol Check – 3:38 p.m. – 5700 block of Fresca Dr. – An unsecured door was located to the rear of the business. Police made entry and then requested Dispatch to contact a responsible party to respond to the property for a possible copper theft. Unsure of loss at this time.
Suspicious Circumstances – 6:17 p.m. – 5000 block of Via Helena – A bag was reportedly placed over the Nest camera and then the bag was removed.
October 12, 2020
Vehicle Tampering Report – 12:16 p.m. – Centerpointe Dr. – All four wheels were taken from a company vehicle between the previous week and that morning. The vehicle was teetering on only two tire jacks. THere was visible damage to the frame on the passenger side of the vehicle. Report taken.
October 13, 2020
Disturbance (Family) – 7:29 p.m. – 5800 block of Calaveras Cir. – A 16-year-old was reportedly throwing items in the residence and pushed his mother. The caller wanted the subject to leave with his father, who was en route from Cypress. Police determined that the disturbance was verbal only. The juvenile did not throw the pool balls at the reporting party nor did he cause damage. The juvenile tossed the pool balls out of the garage to make the reporting party pick them up. The parties were counseled. Parties advised and will comply.
October 14, 2020
Municipal Code Violation – 6:33 a.m. – 5400 block of La Palma Ave. – The reporting party complained of trucks idling to the rear of the business. Police received a second call from the same resident for the same complaint. Police contacted one driver. Party advised and will comply. The subject turned the motor off and would be moving the truck until 7 a.m. The reporting party was also possibly heard yelling at the driver and the officer while at the location.
Counseling – 12:59 p.m. – 5000 block of Stratford Cir. – The reporting party came to the station regarding possible identity theft and receiving mail at her address in someone else’s name. The reporting party was counseled and advised to contact the post office.
October 15, 2020
Bike Stop – 12:40 a.m. – Moody/Windsong – Following a bike stop, police arrested a 35-year-old Cypress resident for bicycle lighting and an outstanding warrant. The subject was released to the custody of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy.
Burglary – 4:30 a.m. – 7400 block of Rampart Ln. – Five minutes prior to the time of call, a gray or silver sedan was seen leaving the area after being parked next to the victim vehicle. The loss was a Makita saw. Vehicle burglary report taken.