Police Blotter

Crime on the beat

The crimes below are a small snapshot of what the officers of Northern Station are doing. For a more comprehensive list, visit; under Compstat, there is a link to CrimeMAPS.

Aug. 23, 1:45 a.m.
Marina Boulevard at Laguna
Officers responded to a shoplifting incident in progress. Officers met with loss prevention officers who placed a male and female subject under citizen’s arrest. Security told police that they saw the two subjects enter the store and watched as the subjects selected numerous items and concealed them on their person and in empty bags brought in with them. Security followed the couple as they passed numerous open cash registers and made no attempt to pay for the items. Security stopped them outside until police arrived. The subjects had no way to pay for the numerous luxury items they had taken. A computer check of the subjects revealed numerous outstanding warrants for their arrests. The subjects were transported separately to County Jail and booked.

Aug. 25, 9:35 a.m.
Green Street at Steiner
Officers responded to a fight in progress. Officers broke up the fight and interviewed both parties involved. The first subject stated that he came down to find the second subject asleep inside his mother’s enclosed garage. The first subject asked the second to get up and leave. The second subject attacked the first, and they fought until police arrived. Officers determined that the sleeping subject was the primary aggressor and handcuffed and transported him to Northern Station, where a search of his backpack revealed a large amount of stolen property. A computer check revealed an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was booked at
Northern Station.

Aug. 26, 2:05 a.m.
Lombard Street near Laguna
Officers responded to a fight between two drunken males. Upon their arrival, they noticed a male who was bleeding from his hand. Officers asked him what happened. He said that he was in a fight with another male and had struck the male in the head with a glass bottle. The officers called for medical assistance due to the deep laceration in the man’s hand and profuse bleeding. Officers searched for the other combatant, following a trail of blood on the ground. They found the second male, whose head was streaming blood, and got him medical assistance as well. The subject with the head injury told officers that he was arguing with his girlfriend while walking down the street. The subject with the bottle approached the couple and asked if they were OK. The second subject told him to get away, upon which the first subject struck him once in the head with the bottle. After they both were treated, the subject who had wielded the bottle was booked at Northern Station.

Aug. 29, 12:53 p.m.
Laguna Street near Filbert
Officers on uniformed patrol were driving in the area when they observed a male sleeping on the sidewalk. A well-being check and a subsequent computer check revealed an outstanding, no-bail parole warrant. Officers booked the male at County Jail.

Sept. 1, 11:02 p.m.
Chestnut Street near Fillmore
Officers were called to a bar regarding a drunken and rowdy customer who was fighting with security. The officers were told that the drunken male had broken over $500 of front windows at the business. Officers detained the male, who exhibited numerous signs of alcohol intoxication. Officers placed the male under arrest for being drunk in public. A search incident to his arrest revealed a small baggy of suspected cocaine in his pocket. A field test of the powder tested positive for cocaine. The male was booked at Northern Station on numerous violations.

Sept. 6, 8:35 a.m.
Beach Street near Mallorca
Officers received a call from a witness who had just watched a male subject kick his neighbor’s car. The witness followed and directed officers to the subject. The subject was detained without incident. Officers spoke with the witness, who stated that he saw the subject kick the door of his neighbor’s car, causing a large dent. The subject yelled obscenities, kicked the car, and said, “You can’t block the sidewalk.” Officers cited the male, because the damage was below the amount required for a felony charge and released him from the scene.

Sept. 15, 2:00 a.m.
Chestnut Street at Fillmore
Officers responded to a fight. Several people approached the officers and told them which way the instigators had gone. The people were intoxicated and unable to give a description or proper direction of travel of the subjects. Officers then found a male who was bleeding profusely from his face and called for medical assistance. Officers were then approached by a “friend” of the victim who said that he saw his friend on the ground being kicked by three to four subjects. The friend told officers that the males ran toward Chestnut Street and got into a Chevrolet, then drove north. Officers were able to locate the vehicle a few blocks away. Another victim said that he was assaulted by the same group and he would be able to identify them if seen again. He positively identified the three males who were detained. These males had punched and kicked numerous patrons of the bar. Officers performed an arrest search and found a loaded .357 handgun, bullets, a bullet-resistant vest, and a large amount of cash in the trunk. The males were transported to Northern Station where they were interviewed by inspectors and booked.

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