Monday, June 30, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Please call APD Detectives if you have any information on the case, (626)574-5160.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has a handout available on-line that gives excellent tips for pool safety. Other sources such as the Red Cross and About.com have resources available on the web as well.
In addition to the physical requirements, remember to always be aware of your young childs where abouts when pools are near. Even if they know how to swim, keep an eye on them. Set rules for your children about not using the pool without adult supervision, keep toys and other inviting objects away from the pool when not in use, always have a phone available near the pool, keep pool gates locked and shut when not using them, do not place ladders or chairs against the outside of a pool fence. Learn basic safety techniques and take a CPR class. Be proactive and prevent accidents before they happen!
Summer time is also a time for outdoor gatherings and hosting a pool party. Never assume your child is being watched. Appoint someone to be the "pool monitor" at all times. Time is not on your side with a drowning victim. Drowning can happen in a matter of seconds. Answering the phone, getting another drink, grabbing a snack, all allow time for a drowning. Be responsible and be always aware of what is happening in the pool! If a child is missing, the first place to look should be the pool. In the event of an emergency, immediately call 9-1-1.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Both suspects were described as male, Asian, 18-20 years old, black spiky hair, 5'-09"/140lbs. One suspect was wearing a white shirt and black shoes. The suspect vehicle was a black , 2 door, Mercedes SL 500.
Please call APD Detectives if you have any information on the case at (626) 574-5160.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
The suspect is described as a male, Hispanic, 30 years old, bleached blond short hair, a goatee, about 5'08", 160 lbs, wearing shorts.
Be mindful of commotion and noises around your home. Don't hesitate to call 9-1-1 if you feel in danger or that someone has broken into your home. If you arrive home and find a break in, call your local police and let the Officers check your residence.
If anyone has information on the burglary today or the suspect, please call the APD Detective Bureau at (626) 574-5160.
The best way to prevent yourself from becoming a victim is to leave your valuables at home. Store nothing in your vehicle. For some, that may not be practical. If that is the case, place your belongings in the trunk before you leave your house or business. Don’t stand in the open parking lot and place items in the trunk. You don’t know who may be watching. Look around! Be familiar with your surroundings and who is parked near you or in your isle. Write down license plates and vehicle descriptions if you see someone or a suspicious vehicle. Alert the business and call your local police.
Do not depend on security cameras. Many parking structures do not have security officers or cameras. This was the case here. Look out for yourself and your property. Just like at home, when you are out, lock your doors, be alert, look around and be mindful of your actions. Choose your parking space. Park in well lighted areas, not in a dark corner. Don’t invite a thief!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
The suspect was described as a male, African-American, 40-45 years of age, wearing a light brown striped shirt and tan pants. Call APD Detectives at (626)574-5160 if you have any information on the case.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
APD personnel ran for Special Olympics today in the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Detective Crowther, Officer Peralta, Sergeant Ortiz, Officers Ferrari, Castillo, Juarez, Lopez and Trabbie all ran on behalf of the Department, taking the hand off from Monrovia PD at Huntington Drive and Fifth Avenue. The group ran about a five mile route passing off the torch to LASD Temple Station at Las Tunas Drive and Baldwin Avenue.
This is an annual event that APD participates in. Law Enforcement agencies from throughout LA County take part.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
If you have any information on Annette's whereabouts, please contact APD Detectives at (626)574-5160.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Turning traffic at intersections is also dangerous for pedestrians. Even though you may have a green as a driver, you must still yield to pedestrians. Drivers making right turns must look and allow the pedestrian to step off on the green. Drivers making left turns across the intersection must make sure that not only is oncoming traffic clear, but that there are not pedestrians in the crosswalk in the path of their turn. Again, use courtesy and common sense. If the ped is well across the intersection or past the median point, you may complete your turn. If the ped is approaching you or on your side of the roadway, YIELD to them!
The DMV has a page dedicated to right of way rules regarding pedestrians and crosswalks.
Pedestrians outside of a crosswalk or unmarked intersection are also held responsible by the Vehicle Code. The pedestrian may only cross the road when safe to do so and must yield to traffic. The pedestrian may not cross between two signalized intersections. This is what is known as "jaywalking".
Monday, June 9, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
The recent indictment of a local man for a form of cyber crime emphasizes the need for parents to take an active role in monitoring the activity of their kids on the Inter-net.
Take a Bite Out of Cyber Crime is a good resource for all of us to stroll through and see what lurks in cyber space. From young children playing games on the net to the teens using the services of the likes of MySpace, they can all fall prey to Cyber Crime.
The website even offers articles on "phishing" with tips for general protection on the web.
Take a look and help keep your kids and yourself safe!
Crime Scene posted a related piece on Sunday. You can view it HERE.
Monday, June 2, 2008
False alarm responses to both residential and business properties are a huge drain on patrol resources.
Kevin Felt at the PSN ran a story and gives an in depth look at the issue.