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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.

Azusa Police Seeking Assistance from Community in Locating a Missing Person

Azusa Police Seeking Assistance from Community in Locating a Missing Person
Timothy James Greene was reported missing on 08/09/17 by his family and friends. He is a prior APU student and frequents the area of the university. Mr Greene is believed to be homeless. The last time anyone saw him was on 07/17/17. A friend is said to have dropped off Mr Greene at a shelter in Los Angeles, but it is believ...

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    • Cpl. Bertha Parra
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Azusa Police to Increase Efforts to End Impaired Driving

Azusa Police to Increase Efforts to End Impaired Driving
​This Labor Day, the Azusa Police Department Reminds Citizens to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over In Effort to End Impaired DrivingThe end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, a time for our country to reflect on the hard work of our fellow Americans. The long weekend is celebrated through picnics, pool parties, and b...

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    • Sgt. Xavier Torres
    • Sgt. Robert Landeros
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Azusa Police Seek Help From Community About Kidnapping

Azusa Police Seek Help From Community About Kidnapping
​On Sunday, August 13, 2017 at approximately 2:45 am, officers from the Azusa Police Department went to the 200 block of E. First Street in regards to a kidnapping investigation.The officers met with a female victim who alleged that while she was standing on the sidewalk waiting for a ride, a vehicle approached from the west and stopped. ...

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    • Sgt. Bob Chivas
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Azusa PD Bids Farewell to Dedicated Sergeant

Azusa PD Bids Farewell to Dedicated Sergeant
​After serving our community for over 32 years, Sergeant Andrew Sutcliffe is hanging up his duty belt and retiring. He has served this community with pride and dedication. Although we are sad to see him go, we are happy that he can now enjoy another chapter of his life. Andy, AKA: call sign of "SAM-1" had an active and fulfilling career at Azu...

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    • Sgt. Xavier Torres
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Domestic Violence Suspect Barricades Self With Children

Domestic Violence Suspect Barricades Self With Children
​On Monday, July 24, 2017 at about 0640 hours, officers from the Azusa Police Department went to the 900 block of N. Azusa Avenue in regards to a domestic violence investigation.The officers met with a female victim, who had told them she had been assaulted by her ex-boyfriend, Ricardo Barrios (Age 39 from Azusa). The female was able to exit the re...

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    • Sgt. Bob Chivas
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Drowning in San Gabriel Riverbed

Drowning in San Gabriel Riverbed
On July 12th, 2017, at about 5:34 PM, Azusa Police Officers were dispatched to a possible drowning in the riverbed area along the 1900 block of N San Gabriel Canyon Road. As Officers were arriving, several friends of the drowning victim had pulled the victim onto the shore and were attempting to administer CPR. Azusa Police Officers, along wit...

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    • Cpl. Jorge Sandoval
    • Sgt. Xavier Torres
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Bullet Enters Pool Where Father and Daughter Were Swimming

Bullet Enters Pool Where Father and Daughter Were Swimming
​Sometime between 5 pm and 8 pm on July 4th, a firearm was shot causing the bullet to pierce through an above-ground pool in the rear yard of a residence in the 200 block of E. Roland Street. A father and his child had been swimming in the pool at this time.Due to the amount of noise from fireworks exploding in the area, the father did not specific...

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    • Cpl. Rocky Wenrick
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Brush Fire Quickly Extinguished in Azusa

Brush Fire Quickly Extinguished in Azusa
On July 3, 2017, at approximately 10:37 pm, the Azusa Police Department Dispatch received a report of a brush fire adjacent to the exit bridge from the Mountain Cove Community at 2025 N. San Gabriel Canyon Road in Azusa.Upon arrival, responding officers discovered a brush fire was burning below the bridge. Firefighters from the Los A...

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    • Sgt. Rob Landeros
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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
​This Fourth of July, as friends and family travel to picnics and barbecues across the country, the Azusa Police Department, in partnership with local, county, and state agencies, will be out stopping impaired drivers by targeting those who put lives in danger. As you prepare to drive home from the festivities, keep in mind that impairment by alcoh...

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    • Sgt. Robert Landeros
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Azusa Police Notify the Public Regarding False Cell Phone Alerts

On June 26, 2017 at approximately 9:30 PM, the Azusa Police Department Dispatch Center started receiving phone calls from residents regarding a cell phone alert advising them to evacuate the City of Azusa due to fires. There are currently no fires burning within the city limits of Azusa and there are no evacuation orders. The cause of these alerts ...
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Azusa Police Recognizes Breast Cancer Survivor With Commemorative Patch

Azusa Police Recognizes Breast Cancer Survivor With Commemorative Patch
​Earlier in the week, the Azusa Police Department announced the release of the department's first pink patch, in support of bringing awareness to breast cancer. A page was created on the department's website at azusapd.org/pink, which explains more about the patch and it's origin.To commemorate this project, the first pink police shoulder patch was...

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    • Officer Mike Bires
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List of Cooling Centers and Tips For Surviving The Heat

List of Cooling Centers and Tips For Surviving The Heat
We are expecting elevated temperatures now through Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Please download the attached file for a list of local cooling centers and tips for getting through the next few hot days! pdf File Name: COOLING-CENTER-LIST-2017-rev-25-06-01-2017.pdf ...

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    • Officer Mike Bires
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Local Police Agencies Work To Help Homeless

Local Police Agencies Work To Help Homeless
​The homeless population in Southern California has been on the rise for several years and the numbers continue to grow.The East San Gabriel Valley region where the cities of Azusa, Covina, Glendora, and West Covina are located is no exception.The homeless population in the region often experience mental health issues, substance abuse disorders, an...
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Suspect Arrested in Domestic Violence/ Kidnapping Incident

Suspect Arrested in Domestic Violence/ Kidnapping Incident
​On June 9, 2017 at approximately 7:00 PM, Azusa Police Officers responded to the 400 blk. E. Eighth Street regarding a seriously injured 32 year old female Azusa resident who advised that she fled from her apartment after being held against her will for at least one week. During the time she was held against her will by the suspect, he allegedly b...

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    • Cpl. Jorge Sandoval
    • Sgt. Robert Landeros
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Azusa Police Arrest Auto Theft Suspect After Brief Chase

Azusa Police Arrest Auto Theft Suspect After Brief Chase
​On Wednesday, May 31, at about 8:30 am, officers from the Azusa Police Department began tracking a stolen vehicle which was equipped with the LOJAC stolen vehicle warning system. Officers located the vehicle near the 200 block of W. Foothill Boulevard. While the officers were initiating their investigation, they saw Johnny Ray Chavarria (Age 26 fr...

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    • Sgt. Bob Chivas
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Azusa Police Investigating a Shooting the Occurred at a Motel

Azusa Police Investigating a Shooting the Occurred at a Motel
​On May 28th, 2017 at about 1:15 AM, Azusa Police Officers responded to the All 8 Motel, located at 628 N Rockvale, Azusa, regarding a report of a gunshot that was heard and some people running away from the location. Upon arrival, Officers found a 48 year old male outside who had been shot in the chest. The Officers performed first aid on the vict...
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Azusa Police Seeks Public's Help In Identifying Suspect

Azusa Police Seeks Public's Help In Identifying Suspect
​On 02/23/17, a male suspect took several packages from the front porch of a residence in the 400 block of E. Tenth Street. During their investigation, the Azusa Police Department's Detective Bureau was able to recover a photograph of the suspect as he committed the crime. The male has short dark hair, a mustache, and was wearing sunglasses. The de...

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    • Cpl. Bertha Parra
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Azusa Police Department Announces Click It or Ticket Campaign

Click It or Ticket Campaign Starts May 22Azusa Police Department Will Show Zero ToleranceAzusa, CA—As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacations, the Azusa Police Department and the California Office of Traffic Safety is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep you and your family safe, ...

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    • Sgt. Robert Landeros
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Road Closure Info for Upcoming Bicycle Race

Road Closure Info for Upcoming Bicycle Race
On Thursday May 18, 2017 at 12:45 PM, the Azusa Police Department and the California Highway Patrol will be closing all northbound traffic on Azusa Avenue at 12th Street due to the Amgen Tour of California (Bicycle Race) traveling through the Azusa City Limits. Additional intermittent road closures will also occur in the following areas b...

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    • Sgt. Robert Landeros
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Azusa Police to Participate in Motorcycle Safety Month

Azusa Police to Participate in Motorcycle Safety Month
​May is Motorcycle Safety MonthMotorcycle Riders are Urged to Get Trained and Ride SafeImproving Motorcycle Safety Aim of this Azusa Police Department OperationThe Azusa Police Department is joining law enforcement statewide and across the United States in the National Motorcycle safety awareness month special enforcement operations. In additi...

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    • Sgt. Robert Landeros
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