Police Blotter: Skateboarder Goes Berserk, Attacks Security Guard

This week a mischievous skateboarder allegedly attacked a security guard with a piece of wood, a walk-by groper got caught, and a purse snatcher was nabbed in a citizen's arrest.

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During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 569 service events, resulting in 81 investigations. 

Battery - Suspect Arrested

July 10 at 4:44 p.m., police were dispatched to a business in the 400 block of West Huntington regarding a battery incident. A male adult subject walked past a female adult subject and intentionally brushed his hand on her buttocks. The woman immediately called police, who responded and located the suspect. Video surveillance of the business shows the suspect intentionally touch the victim. He was arrested, booked and released on citation for misdemeanor battery.


July 10 at 5:18 p.m., a vandalism incident was reported in the 400 block of West Walnut. Suspect(s) smashed two windows on a car, which was parked off an alley. The windows of the vehicle were smashed, but there was no loss of property. The female victim does not know why anyone would have vandalized her property. Investigation continuing.

Petty Theft / Drunk in Public - Suspect Arrested

July 10 at 11:52 p.m., employees at a business in the 100 block of East Olive called police and reported that a suspect had just stolen a purse and ran out the door. Two employees chased the suspect west on Olive and then south on Myrtle, where they detained him. Officers arrived and arrested the suspect for petty theft of a purse and being drunk in public.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Vandalism - Suspect Arrested

July 11 at 7:06 a.m., dispatch received a call from a business in the 100 block of West Foothill reporting a male suspect attempting to assault a security guard. Officers arrived and detained a male suspect who was holding a large wooden post in his hands. The suspect refused to stop skateboarding in front of the business, where people were walking, and made threats to return and harm the security guard after he was told to leave the premises. The suspect then walked to a city park, broke off a wooden tree support post and returned to confront the security guard. He made attempts to intimidate the security guard by acting like he was going to strike him with the post. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody for assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance - Suspect Arrested

July 11 at 7:19 a.m., officers responded to the 800 block of West Olive regarding a subject who was acting odd and hearing voices. Officers detained a known subject who has a history of drug use. He was determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance. His family stated he had been up for most of the week.

Traffic Collision

July 11 at 5:09 p.m., dispatch received a call reporting a UPS vehicle striking a fire hydrant. Officers responded and determined there were no injuries involved. The Fire Department and Water Department were requested to assess the damage and handle the large amount of water streaming from the damaged hydrant.

Drug Paraphernalia - Suspect Arrested

On July 11, Special Enforcement Team officers observed a possible narcotics transaction and drug use in a park located in the 300 block of South Myrtle. Officers detained a subject who was found to have a methamphetamine pipe in his possession. He was arrested and charged with the offense. 

Driving Under the Influence - Suspect Arrested

July 11 at 10:41 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Myrtle and Camino Real and determined the driver was intoxicated. He was arrested and taken into custody.


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