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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 Detain Man for Making Gun Related Threats

Azusa Police Detain Man for Making Gun Related Threats
On May 5th, 2017 at about 11:56 AM, the Azusa Police Department received a telephone call from a male advising that he was at Zacatecas Park, 924 W First St, armed with a handgun. He claimed that he was ready to engage the police using his firearm. The caller described his own attire, physical description, and the ...

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    • Sgt. Xavier Torres
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Jorge Sandoval

Injury Traffic Collision

Injury Traffic Collision
On 4-28-17 at approximately 3:38 PM, officers from the Azusa Police Department responded to the intersection of Sierra Madre Ave. and Vernon Ave. regarding an injury traffic collision involving a vehicle fire. Emergency personnel from the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the scene to treat an injured driver and to extinguish the vehi...
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Mike Bires

Unique Distracted Driver Campaign by Azusa Police

Unique Distracted Driver Campaign by Azusa Police
‚ÄčOn Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the Azusa Police Department worked to spread an important message about the dangers of distracted driving. The department's social media team published a series of posts on the Twitter social media platform, starting at 7 am. This campaign was done as part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Throughout the day...

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    • Lt. Mike Bertelsen
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Mike Bires

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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Jorge Sandoval

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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Jorge Sandoval

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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Mike Bires

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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Jorge Sandoval

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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Mike Bires

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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Jorge Sandoval

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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