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The Azusa PD Blog

Welcome to our department's blog. We post news, information and updates pertaining to our department frequently in this section of the website.

A Young Girl Was Tragically Killed A Few Years Ago. Azusa Police is Her Voice on Twitter

A Young Girl Was Tragically Killed A Few Years Ago. Azusa Police is Her Voice on Twitter
In an effort to draw attention to a very important topic, the Azusa Police Department's Social Media Team will be publishing a story on both social media and their website, on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.The story tells the last day of a girl's life, spoken from her perspective. Unfortunately, this girl was tragically killed in 2009. The social media...

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    • Sgt. Xavier Torres
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Mountain Lion Located in Azusa Residential Neighborhood

Mountain Lion Located in Azusa Residential Neighborhood
On April 7, 2017 at 1058 hours, Azusa Police received several reports from citizens of a large cat roaming the neighborhood in the 500 block E. Sixth St. Azusa officers arrived in the area shortly thereafter and were alerted by a nearby resident of a large cat which was up in a tree. Officers checked and confirmed a large mountain lion, approximate...
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Shooting

Shooting
On April 05, 2017 at approximately 5:43 p.m., Azusa Police Officers responded to a call of multiple gunshots fired in the area of the 500 Block E. Foothill Boulevard, Azusa. Upon officer arrival, officers learned that a shooting had occurred in the area, possibly resulting in at least one male victim being shot. However, suspect(s) had fled the are...

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    • Cpl. Jorge Sandoval
    • Lt. Chris Grant
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Subject Wounded in Azusa Shooting

Subject Wounded in Azusa Shooting
On 4/2/17 at 10:32 PM, Azusa Police Officers responded to the report of a shooting, which had occurred in the 600 block of East Arrow Hwy. On arrival, officers located a lone, male victim laying on the north sidewalk and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso and extremities. Initial first aid was provided by the police officers a...

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    • Sgt. John Madaloni
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Working Together to Stop Distracted Driving

Working Together to Stop Distracted Driving
April is recognized as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In California, the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), Azusa Police Department, CHP, local law enforcement, and community partners throughout the state are working together to make the roads safer by highlighting the dangers of being distracted while driving, especially by cell phones....

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    • Lt. Rick Hayden
    • Cpl. Jorge Sandoval
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Azusa Police Seeks Public's Help To Identify Subject

Azusa Police Seeks Public's Help To Identify Subject
The Azusa Police Department is asking the public's assistance in identifying the person in the photograph below, who may be connected to a theft from a vehicle. The theft occurred at the mobile home park at 840 E. Foothill Boulevard in Azusa  on 3-12-17 at approximately 8:00 am. The person is described as possibly a ma...

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    • Sgt. Terry Smith
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This is St. Patrick's Day, Plan Before You Party!

This is St. Patrick's Day, Plan Before You Party!
St. Patrick's Day has become one of the nation's favorite holidays to celebrate and party. Unfortunately, too many people are taking to the roads after drinking, making the holiday one of our most dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 252 people lost their lives in drunk driving-related crashes during t...

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    • Lt. Rick Hayden
    • Cpl. Jorge Sandoval
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Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Enforcement Detail

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Enforcement Detail
​The Azusa Police Department will be conducting a pedestrian and bicycle safety enforcement detail on March 13, 2017, between 7 am and 1 pm. Officers from the department's traffic bureau will be at various locations throughout the city monitoring crosswalks and intersections to ensure the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. We want to rem...

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    • Sgt. Xavier Torres
    • Officer Mike Bires
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Arson Arrest at Azusa Pacific University

Arson Arrest at Azusa Pacific University
On March 11, 2017 at 3:00 PM, Azusa Police Officers were dispatched to the Azusa Pacific University campus on a report of a grass fire. Upon arriving they discovered a grass area approximately 20 yards in length and width which was burning. Fire personnel from the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded and put down the flames within a few min...

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    • Cpl. Jorge Sandoval
    • Sgt. Andy Sutcliffe
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Azusa Police Seeks Information For Critical Missing Adult

Azusa Police Seeks Information For Critical Missing Adult
****UPDATE**** Mr Christie was located on March 6, 2017Clive Christie left his residence in the 500 block of W. Second Street on March 2, 2017 at approximately 3:00 PM. He has medical issues and requires daily medication which he does not have in his possession. It is possible he may be in the Cities of Ontario or Pasadena, however his whereabouts ...

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    • Sgt. Andy Sutcliffe
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City of Azusa and Police Department to Host Community Open House

City of Azusa and Police Department to Host Community Open House
The City of Azusa and Azusa Police Department will be hosting a Community Open House on Sunday March 19, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This event will be an opportunity for members of our community to enjoy all that the City and it's departments have to share. We will be providing department tours, displays, free child fingerprinting, and a cha...

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    • Cpl. Rocky Wenrick
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At Risk Missing Juvenile

At Risk Missing Juvenile
On February 25, 2017 at about 1200 hours, Azusa Police officers went to a residence in the 300 block S. Enid Ave. regarding a missing 16 year old male juvenile. During the investigation, officers learned that the juvenile, Jonathan Andrew Clingerman, had left the residence. Clingerman's current whereabouts are not known and he does require daily me...

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    • Cpl. Jorge Sandoval
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Former Official of the Azusa National Little League Convicted of Grand Theft

Former Official of the Azusa National Little League Convicted of Grand Theft
In April of 2015, members of the Board of the Azusa National Little League reported to the Azusa Police Department the possible embezzlement of several thousand dollars over a period of a few years, by Marsha Juarez (51 years old), a former member and President of the Board.Evidence obtained during the investigation showed that Juarez had used her ...

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    • Sgt. Terry Smith
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Azusa Police Needs Help To Identify Suspect

Azusa Police Needs Help To Identify Suspect
​The Azusa Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect in this video.On Monday, 02/06/2017 at 1:21 am, a male stole a package from the front doorstep of the victim's residence in the city of Azusa. The crime was recorded on a video surveillance system.The male is white, and appears to be tall and slender. He was wearin...

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    • Sgt. Terry Smith
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Azusa Police Arrest Auto Theft Suspect After Vehicle Pursuit and Hit & Run Traffic Collision

Azusa Police Arrest Auto Theft Suspect After Vehicle Pursuit and Hit & Run Traffic Collision
​On February 8, 2017 at about 4:11 AM, Azusa Police Officers responded to the 900 block of W. Paramount on a report of an auto theft that had just occurred from the driveway of a residence. About 15 minutes later an Officer located the vehicle a short distance away. It was being driven by suspect Lino Centeno, an 18 year old Azusa resident. Centeno...

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    • Sgt. Xavier Torres
    • Cpl. Tom Avila
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Azusa Police Arrest Armed Man for Assault

Azusa Police Arrest Armed Man for Assault
​On February 6, 2017 at about 4:24 AM, Azusa Police Officers responded to an apartment complex on the 1200 block of N. San Gabriel Avenue on a report of a possible transient who was asleep near the breezeway of the complex.Upon arrival, Officers located Jorge Herrera, a 32 year old Azusa resident, sleeping to the front of one of the apartments. Off...

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    • Sgt. Xavier Torres
    • Cpl. Tom Avila
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Azusa Police Arrest Suspect for Attempted Robbery

Azusa Police Arrest Suspect for Attempted Robbery
​At about 9:20 pm, Azusa police officers responded to a call of an attempted armed robbery that occurred in the area of the 400 Block N Vernon Ave in the City of Azusa. The lone male victim was walking southbound on Vernon Ave when a vehicle (driven by the lone suspect Joseph Cannon 20 yrs Glendora resident) pulled alongside of him. The male suspec...

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    • Cpl. Rocky Wenrick
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Vehicle Pursuit

Vehicle Pursuit
On 01-27-2017 at 8:06 PM, Azusa Police Officers attempted to stop a vehicle in the City of Azusa, near the intersection of 5th Street and Dalton Avenue, for a traffic related violation. The driver failed to stop and led officers on a vehicle pursuit from the City of Azusa through the City of Monrovia and ultimately into the City of Duarte. The vehi...

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    • Cpl. Louie Hernandez
    • Cpl. Jorge Sandoval
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Injury Traffic Collision

Injury Traffic Collision
​On 1-15-17 at approximately 12:12 AM, the Azusa Police Department responded to the intersection of Azusa Ave. and Sierra Madre Ave., regarding an injury traffic collision involving a Toyota Camry and a Toyota Prius. Both vehicles sustained major damage as a result of the collision. Three adult Azusa residents were transported to local hospitals fo...

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    • Cpl. Jorge Sandoval
    • Sgt. Robert Landeros
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Vehicle Collision ends in San Gabriel River

Vehicle Collision ends in San Gabriel River
 On December 22, 2016 at approximately 0406 hours, a 25 year old female resident of La Puente was traveling northbound at the 2000 blk. San Gabriel Canyon Road Azusa, CA 91702 in a 2014 Toyota Corolla when she lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle went off the road and fell approximately 100 feet into the San Gabriel River that flows along ...

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    • Sgt. Robert Landeros
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