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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.

This section contains official press releases authorized by the Chief Of Police. All information is deemed accurate unless new information develops. Information may be distributed for news media and community notification. 

Xavier Torres

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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Xavier Torres

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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Mike Bires

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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Xavier Torres

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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Mike Bires

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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Jorge Sandoval

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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Mike Bires

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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Mike Bires

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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Xavier Torres

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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Rocky Wenrick

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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