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.
January 14, 2021
Identity Theft Report – 9:35 a.m. – 5200 block of Del Serra Cir. – The caller suspected that a former roommate fraudulently used the caller’s CashApp. Report taken.
Patrol Check – 11:20 p.m. – Orangethorpe/Valley View – The Buena Park Police Department reported that approximately 100 vehicles were blocking the intersection. Assisted.
January 15, 2021
Vehicle Burglary Report – 10:08 a.m. – 5600 block of Orangethorpe Ave. – A vehicle was broken into overnight via the passenger window. The loss was cat litter. The vehicle was damaged, as well.
Burglary – 5:57 p.m. – 8200 block of Somerdale Ln. – An unknown subject reportedly removed a package from a doorstep and possibly went into a home. It was determined that a neighbor was helping to put a delivery inside of the residence. No assistance needed.
January 16, 2021
Traffic Stop – 1:58 p.m. – La Palma/Walker – Police conducted a traffic stop. The subject claimed to be having engine problems. Police subsequently arrested a 24-year-old male subject for false report of ID to a peace officer, driving on a suspended/revoked license, and other charges.
Disturbance (Subject) – 7:10 p.m. – 7900 block of Walker St. – There was a civil dispute over services rendered at the location. The subject left prior to the arrival of police. The subject had been advised that if they returned they would be trespassing.
Suspicious Vehicle – 7:14 p.m. – 4800 block of Donna Dr. – A subject was reportedly walking around the neighborhood. Police determined that the subject was waiting for his wife to pick him up after he lost his keys at a job site around the corner. He was walking around the neighborhood attempting to locate the keys.
January 17, 2021
Fire – 1:17 p.m. – 8000 block of Bluebird Ln. – A large amount of black smoke was reportedly coming out of a chimney. OCFA was notified and inspected the fire that was taking place. No further assistance was required.
Disturbance (Party) – 6:05 p.m. – Decatur/Bourbon – Police responded to a house party. Party advised and will comply.
Disturbance (Party) – 7:41 p.m. – 5200 block of Decatur Dr. – Police responded to a second call for the house party.
January 18, 2021
Missing Adult – 7:42 a.m. – 7792 Walker St. (La Palma Police Department) – The reporting party’s girlfriend was released from Orange County Jail in December and the reporting party hadn’t seen her.
Extra Patrol Checks – 2:00 p.m. – 5600 block of Orangethorpe Ave. – The manager requested extra patrol checks of the complex due to recent thefts from vehicles.
Disturbance (Neighbor) – 2:51 p.m. – 8000 block of Swan Cir. – A neighbor reportedly put the caller’s trash can in the middle of the street. The caller’s gardener came and was supposed to put the trash can back but did not. Counseled.
January 19, 2021
Investigation – 10:12 a.m. – 8200 block of Walker St. –Citizen Assist – 6:29 p.m. – 5400 block of Athens Cir. – The caller lost an iPad in Long Beach on Jan. 16 and advised that the GPS showed that it was at an address on Athens in La Palma. The resident was not home. Police contacted the resident after they arrived home. The subject admitted to finding the iPad. The iPad was retrieved for the owner and would be kept at the station until he was able to pick it up.
Reckless Driving – 10:06 p.m. – 5700 block of Fresca Dr. – Multiple vehicles were reportedly doing burnouts in the area. Buena Park Police and Cypress Police were notified. The vehicles dispersed.
January 20, 2021
Disturbance (Family) – 1:31 p.m. – 4500 block of Cambury Dr. – The caller’s daughter was reportedly creating a verbally disturbance and destroying property withing the residence. The subject was possibly on methamphetamine. Police made contact and arrested a 37-year-old female subject for violation of a court order.