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Crime: Thieves Target Cars and Coin Machines

This week, Los Alamitos Police handled several reports of car break-ins, identity theft, and attempts to tamper with coin-operated laundry machines.

STOLEN VEHICLE

  • 2/10/12 – 7:01 AM – 11100 Reagan – A report of an unauthorized person taking a vehicle sometime overnight. The vehicle was later recovered in without its catalytic converter and battery.
  • 2/10/12 – 2:50 PM – 10600 Walnut – A report of an unauthorized person taking a vehicle sometime during the day or overnight.

AUTO BURGLARY

  •  2/4/12 – 12:37 AM – 5000 Katella Ave – A report of three vehicles having their side windows pried open and purses and other property being taken from inside sometime in the prior two hours.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY/SHOPLIFT

  • 2/10/12 – 2:41 PM – 10900 Los Alamitos Blvd. – A report of a person posing as a customer taking property from a business about 15 minutes prior.

POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

  • 2/6/12 – 11:01 AM – 10803 Walnut – Pedestrian check of scavengers to the rear of the address. A 26 year-old man from Hawaiian Gardens was for warrants and on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.

THEFT

  • 2/6/12 – 12:35 PM – 4100 Howard – A report of property taken from inside an unlocked vehicle sometime during the prior day.
  • 2/6/12 – 2:55 PM – 11000 Langley – A report of property taken from inside an unlocked vehicle approximately three days ago.
  • 2/6/ 12 – 3:19 PM – 3500 Katella Ave – A report of an unauthorized person taking a customer’s unattended electronic device from inside a business approximately an hour ago.
  • 2/7/12 – 10:26 AM – 10600 Bloomfield – A report of an unauthorized person taking a truck battery sometime overnight.
  • 2/8/12 – 9:55 AM – 10500 Humbolt – A report of an unauthorized person taking two truck batteries sometime overnight.
  • 2/8/12 – 11:58 AM – 4000 Katella Ave – A report of a possible theft of business funds sometime during the prior year.
  • 2/9/12 – 1:36 PM – 4100 Green – A report of an unauthorized person taking a bicycle sometime overnight.
  • 2/10/12 – 9:48 AM – 11200 Pine – A report of an unauthorized person taking a catalytic converter from a parked vehicle sometime overnight.
  • 2/10/12 – 3:06 PM – 10600 Chestnut – A report of an unauthorized person taking a catalytic converter from a parked vehicle sometime overnight.

IDENTITY THEFT/CREDIT CARD/CHECK FRAUD

  • 2/6/12 – 5:55 PM – 4300 Farquhar – A report of an unauthorized person using the victim’s Social Security Number to file their taxes.
  • 2/8/12 – 9:12 AM – 3800 Cerritos – A report of an unauthorized person accessing the business’ banking account.
  • 2/10/12 – 3:03 PM – 12000 Cherry – A report of an unauthorized person accessing the victim’s bank account.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • 2/7/12 – 3:21 PM – 4600 Howard – A report of harassing phone calls.
  • 2/9/12 – 12:38 PM – LOCATION – Traffic stop.A 20-year-old man from Los Alamitos was arrested for a warrant.
  • 2/10/12 – 2:41 PM – 3900 Green – Damage to a coin operated laundry machine sometime during the prior two days.
  • 2/11/12 – 10:58 AM – 5000 Katella Ave – Traffic stop. A 36 year-old man from La Habra was arrested for warrants.
  • 2/11/12 – 11:11 AM – 10600 Walnut – Damage to a coin operated laundry machine sometime overnight.

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