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.
December 24, 2021
Disturbance (Subject) – 11:42 a.m. – Centerpointe Dr. – A disruptive subject was reportedly attempting to provoke a fight with security. Party advised and will comply.
Petty Theft – 9:24 p.m. – Centerpointe Dr. – The caller reported the possible theft of a fold-up tent. Police contacted two subjects. The reporting party desired prosecution and signed a Private Person’s Arrest. The subjects were positively identified. Both subjects were arrested for petty theft. One subject had an additional warrant for failure to appear on a misdemeanor charge.
December 25, 2021
Suspicious Subject – 10:01 a.m. – 5600 block of Orangethorpe Ave. – A subject reportedly tampered with the mailboxes on the east side of the complex. Police were unable to locate the subject. All the mailboxes were secure.
December 26, 2021
Pedestrian Check – 12:55 a.m. – Houston/Orleans – During a pedestrian check, police conducted a search and subsequently arrested a 45-year-old male subject for possession of unlawful paraphernalia. The subject was booked and then released on citation.
Petty Theft Report – 1:45 a.m. – 5400 block of La Palma Ave. – The business reported the loss of one can of bear. The subject, who claimed he was a police officer and had possibly been drinking, was last seen traveling towards Central Park. Report taken.
December 27, 2021
Trespassing – 12:53 a.m. – 5400 block of Orangethorpe Ave. – A subject was reportedly refusing to leave the business. Police arrested a 34-year-old male for felony trespassing. The subject was transported to Orange County jail.
December 28, 2021
Traffic Collision – 5:02 p.m. – Walker/La Palma – A driver involved in a traffic collision fled, and police pursued the subject. A felony traffic stop was conducted in the 8100 block of Regency. A 68-year-old subject was arrested for evading a peace officer.
Counseling – 5:35 p.m. – 5900 block of La Palma Ave. – An 11-year-old was reportedly crying in the business. The reporting party was concerned with the subject’s parents fighting. Police determined that there was no crime. The parties were counseled and the subject was released to her grandmother who resides in Buena Park.
Incident Report – 9:32 p.m. – Marview/Walker – A power outage occurred throughout the city after a transformer blew in the city of Buena Park. Traffic Signal Maintenance was requested for a signal that would not reset at Marview/Walker. There was a hanging wire, possibly charged, in the 5500 block of Thelma. A live wire was reported in the 5400 block of Cuba as well. Southern California Edison notified.
December 29, 2021
Counseling – 10:00 a.m. – 5400 block of La Palma Ave. – The caller advised that a regular costumer had been leaving notes for an employee. The employee had provided photos of one note. Police contacted the subject, who admitted to leaving the note for the female employee. The owners of the business did not want the subject on the property, and the subject was advised regarding trespassing.
Citizen Assist – 10:52 a.m. – 7792 Walker St. (La Palma Police Department) – Police were requested to assist with a car seat. Assisted.
Identity Theft Report – 3:44 p.m. – 4700 block of Windsong Ave. – Approximately ten phone lines were opened under the company’s name, and the reporting party’s name was used to authorize the lines. The reporting party reported to the telecommunications company directly, and the requested that the RP file an identity theft report. Report taken.
December 30, 2021
Disturbance (Subject) – 10:36 p.m. – 7800 block of Walker St. – A female and a male were reportedly yelling at each other. Police arrested a 47-year-old female for domestic violence. One subject was transported to the hospital.
December 31, 2021
Area Check – 1:29 p.m. – 5400 block of Orangethorpe Ave. – A subject in a silver Isuzu Trooper reportedly ran a red light at Walker/Houston and drove on the wrong side of traffic. Police were unable to locate the subject.
Counseling – 3:43 p.m. – 5200 block of Pembury Dr. – A safe was reportedly found open with no loss. The reporting party believed that their brother might be involved. Burglary report taken.
Assist Outside Department – 7:56 p.m. – 7100 block of Tiara Ln. – Orange County Fire Authority responded for a male subject not breathing and possibly deceased. The coroner was notified. Report taken.
January 1, 2022
Hit and Run – 4:35 p.m. – 5600 block of Oak Dr. – A vehicle hit the caller’s planter at an unknown time in the last few hours. No vehicle was seen or heard. Report taken.
Counseling – 11:02 p.m. – Undisclosed location – A male subject with a baseball hat reportedly approached the door at approximately 2 a.m. several days prior and was seen again at 3:37 a.m. today on surveillance. Extra patrol checks were requested.
January 2, 2022
Welfare Check – 10:39 a.m. – Sommerset/Orangethorpe – A subject was reportedly laying on the sidewalk with his legs hanging out in the street. The subject wanted to be transported to the hospital for being sleepy and drunk. The subject was transported to the hospital per his request.
Suspicious Subject – 1:46 p.m. – 5800 block of Warwick Cir. – A subject was seen on a doorbell camera checking the side gate and front door of the residence. The subject was gone on the arrival of police and there was no sign of forced entry to the residence.
January 3, 2022
Vandalism Report – 9:09 a.m. – 7800 block of Walker St. – There was reportedly damage to the front door, possibly from a pry bar, from an attempted burglary. No report desired at this time.
Traffic Collision – 5:35 p.m. – 8100 block of Walker St. – A grey Honda Civic hit a fence. The elderly female driver was breathing but not responsive. Police responded and found the female conscious and breathing but confused and possibly having a stroke. OCFA responded and the subject was transported to the hospital. Report taken.
January 4, 2022
911 Hangup – 6:06 a.m. – 5300 block of La Palma Ave. – A female subject called 911 sounding confused and not sure why she was in a care facility. Police made contact with the patient who was confused and had dementia.
Dead Animal – 9:08 a.m. – 8000 block of Janeen Cir. – A caller complained that they reported a dead animal and it had never been removed from the street. SEAACA advised that they had a staff shortage. The reporting party was advised that SEAACA would respond as soon as they were able.
Transient – 11:41 a.m. – 8400 block of Moody St. – A transient in the parking lot was reportedly chasing passersby and laying in the parking lot and throwing items at vehicles as they attempt to park. Party advised and will comply.
January 5, 2022
Disturbance (Subject) – 1:30 p.m. – 5200 block of Banbury Cir. – A female subject was reportedly screaming into a neighbor’s garage camera and hitting it. The female also stated that she was going to kill the neighbor. Police conducted a patrol check in the area to locate the female. A reporting party stated that the female was screaming at the park. Police located the female southbound on Walker from Crescent. She advised that she did not need assistance and returned to her residence on Sprague.
Disturbance (Family) – 8:30 p.m. – 5300 block of Niguel Dr. – The reporting party’s father was reportedly throwing objects at the RP’s mother. The subject had been drinking. After contacting the subjects and conducting interviews, it was determined that the subject was breaking his own property and no crime had been committed. Party advised and will comply.
January 6, 2022
Disturbance (Subject) – 2:30 p.m. – 7900 block of Walker St. – A patient admitted for intoxication and had been released was refusing to leave regarding alleged loss of money. The money was located in the trash. The hospital refused to give the subject a bus pass. The subject waited in the police station lobby for his grandmother to pick him up.
Traffic Stop – 10:37 p.m. – Walker/Crecscent – During a traffic stop, police conducted a search and subsequently arrested a 30-year-old male subject for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and a bench warrant for failure to appear on a misdemeanor charge. The vehicle was impounded.
January 7, 2022
Welfare Check – 1:52 p.m. – 8000 block of Swan Cir. – The caller requested a welfare check on elderly tenants who usually pay rent on the first of the month and had not paid. The caller was unable to make contact by phone or by door knock at the residence. Police made contact with the female half, who advised that the male half was extremely ill and they were aware that the rent had not been paid.
Transient – 8:07 p.m. – 5000 block of La Palma Ave. – A transient was reportedly going through paperwork that was in trashcans and had gone through trashcans the day before. Police subsequently arrested a 30-year-old male subject for appropriating lost property. The subject was released on citation.
January 8, 2022
Petty Theft Report – 9:13 a.m. – Centerpointe Dr. – Property was reportedly stolen from an unlocked vehicle. The loss included car keys, residential keys, a purse with a driver’s license, medical card, credit card, and checkbook. The property was later found and it was determined no crime was committed.
Suspicious Subject – 4:52 p.m. – 8152 Denni St. (Denni Park) – A subject was reportedly standing on the back of a vehicle, possibly attempting to climb the fence. It was determined that the subject was flying a drone and it got stuck in a tree. The subject was warned.
January 9, 2022
Counseling – 11:22 p.m. – 5500 block of Conifer Dr. – The reporting party advised that a subject texted her through an app despite the fact that she had a restraining order against him. The male subject stated that he was going to go by the residence. Report taken.
January 10, 2022
Suspicious Subject – 6:19 p.m. – 5100 block of Verner Dr. – A male subject with a shopping cart was possibly looking into vehicles. Police contacted the subject. They performed a search and conducted a field interview. The subject had a bleeding injury to the right hand but declined medical attention.
Citizen Assist – 7:27 p.m. – 5600 block of Orangethorpe Ave. – The reporting party requested assistance with resources regarding their son possibly having mental health problems. Police made contact and determined that hte son was sad due to recent family circumstances. Resources provided.
January 11, 2022
Vehicle Burglary Report – 8:58 a.m. – Denni/Montecito – A vehicle parked on Denni St. was burglarized between 5:30 p.m. and 8:45 a.m. by breaking the passenger-side window. Missing property included a phone charger, cell phone holder, personal toiletries, and a skateboard from the trunk. The loss was valued at $75. Report taken.
Vandalism Report – 8:01 p.m. – 7821 Walker St. (La Palma Recreation Center) – Graffiti was reported in the men’s restroom on the large stall. Report taken.
January 12, 2022
Counseling – 8:33 a.m. – 7900 block of Birchwood Cir. – Counseling requested regarding a possible scam phone call from the Border Patrol. A female called the reporting party twice stating that the Border Patrol would be en route to her residence to contact her. The reporting party stated that the female knew detailed information about her and would like to speak with an officer. Counseled.
Health and Safety – 7:23 p.m. – 7900 block of Walker St. – A patient reportedly had crystal meth and a nurse confiscated the substance. Report taken.
January 13, 2022
Welfare Check – 12:23 p.m. – 5200 block of Bransford Dr. – The caller requested a welfare check on a male subject that the caller believed had been drinking and may also have mental health issues. The caller heard loud screaming and saw the male. Assisted.
Disturbance (Subject) – 12:59 p.m. – 5200 block of Bransford Dr. – The male subject was reportedly outside again and running up and down the street. Police made contact and searched the subject for weapons. No weapons were found. The subjects father arrived at the location.