La Palma police blotter, January 20 to January 26, 2022

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 20, 2022

Disturbance (Subject) – 7821 Walker St. (La Palma Recreation Center) – A patron possibly hit a homeless subject. The subject had a contusion to the left side of the head and requested medics.
Disabled Vehicle – 9:04 a.m. – 91 Fwy./Orangethorpe Onramp – A driver was reportedly unconscious in a vehicle on the westbound 91 Fwy. onnramp near Valley View. It was determined that the vehicle was stalled and this was not a medical emergency. The driver was arrested for possession unlawful paraphernalia, false personation, and appropriation of lost proeprty.

January 21, 2022

Counseling – 10:58 a.m. – 8100 block of Del Oro Ln. – The caller requested counseling regarding a possible scam involving Southern California Edison.
Misdemeanor Hit and Run – 112:41 p.m. – Centerpointe/Valley View – A possible hit and run occurred at 11:29 a.m. The caller was waiting to make a right-hand turn onto southbound Valley View. The caller was not sure if the other driver realized that he hit her. The other vehicle was described as a tan Toyota Camry. There was very minimal damage to the reporting party’s vehicle.

January 22, 2022

Counseling – 10:39 a.m. – 5800 block of Iris Cir. – A backpack was reportedly taken from a porch with rental car keys and house keys.
Petty Theft – 7:54 p.m. – 5900 block of La Palma Ave. – A male subject walked outside after stealing property. The subject had been hiding in the bushes near the drive-thru. The business was desirous of prosecution. The loss was a grabber and a bottle of orange juice. Police contacted the subject, who was subsequently arrested for petty theft.

January 23, 2022

Disturbance (Party) – 10:12 p.m. – 8100 block of Regency St. – The caller reported a loud party with very bright lights in the backyard. Police responded but found no sounds of a party coming from the residence. There were no signs of any party, with no music and no lights.
Pedestrian Check – 11:23 p.m. – 7821 Walker St. (La Palma Recreation Center) – Police contacted two subjects under the gazebo. One subject was arrested for possession of controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, and a bench warrant for failure to appear on a misdemeanor charge.

January 24, 2022

Citizen Assist – 12:40 p.m. – Undisclosed location – The caller reportedly a possible shake had been thrown at the business window. No damage was done to the windows. Extra patrols requested for two weeks.
Vandalism Report – 2:13 p.m. – 4800 block of La Palma Ave. – Overnight, a window was smashed at the business. Report taken.

January 25, 2022

Pedestrian Check – 6:20 a.m. – 7800 block of Valley View St. – Police attempted to contact a subject who was digging in the trash. The subject attempted to flee but was detained by police and subsequently arrested for littering and tampering with recyclables. The subject, a 46-year-old male, was released on citation.
Found Property – 12:24 p.m. – El Pescador – The reporting party was an Uber driver and turned in some keys that were left in the vehicle. Police contacted the subject who had been picked up by the Uber driver on Jan. 22, and the subject correctly described the keys. The keys were returned to the owner in the lobby.
Identity Theft Report – 7:28 p.m. – 5400 block of La Palma Ave. – An EBT card was reportedly used fraudulently. The loss was $724.23. Her local police department refused to take a courtesy report and referred her to La Palma Police Department. Report taken.

January 26, 2022

Extra Patrol Checks – 9:24 a.m. – Walker St. – Extra patrol checks were requested for Public Works staff trimming palm trees from City Hall to Bransford.
Assist Outside Department – 9:59 a.m. – 7751 Moody St. (El Rancho Verde Park) – La Palma Police were requested to assist the Orange County District Attorney’s Office regarding a group of protesters at the press conference. Approximately 25 individuals were protesting at the location. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department also had two units at the location. A news van was blocking the Erow driveway ramps. Police stood by until the event cleared out. The event concluded and the District Attorney left the area by approximately 10:55.
Counseling – 8:35 p.m. – 5000 block of Toulouse Dr. – The caller requested counseling regarding his mother’s financial decisions. The caller advised that his mother did not have a full roof over the house so the residence was not in a livable condition. Counseled.