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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. 

Mike Bires

FBI Warns of Email Extortion Schemes

FBI Warns of Email Extortion Schemes
On June 1, 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released a public service announcement in regards to reports of extortion attempts via email related to recent high-profile data thefts. Recipients who receive these emails are told that personal i...

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    • Officer Mike Bires
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Mike Bires

Proactive Policing Nets Two Arrests

Proactive Policing Nets Two Arrests
During the last several months, there has been an increase in property crimes in the Rosedale portion of Azusa. Police officers from the Azusa Police Department have teamed up with residents in that area, to form an aggressive two-pronged attack to t...

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  • This news release was authorized by the department member listed below. Please contact the watch commander at (626) 812-3200 for any further questions.
    • Cpl. Nick Covarrubias
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Mike Bires

Azusa Police Need Information About Missing Woman

Azusa Police Need Information About Missing Woman
The Azusa Police Department is currently looking for any information regarding the location of Brittany Silva. She has been missing since Thursday, June 2, 2016. Brittany is a 29 year-old Hispanic female. She is 5'4" tall, weighs 120 pounds, and has ...

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    • If you have any information about this case, please contact the Azusa Police Department at (626) 812-3200. In the event you wish to remain anonymous, you may do so by clicking on the Anonymous Tip logo at the top of our website.
  • This news release was authorized by the department member listed below. Please contact the watch commander at (626) 812-3200 for any further questions.
    • Cpl. Jerry Jarrett
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Mike Bires

Azusa Police Arrest Package Thief Caught on Camera

Azusa Police Arrest Package Thief Caught on Camera
On 05/27/2016, the Azusa Police Department received a call regarding a package which had been stolen from the front porch of a residence in the 300 block of S. Pasadena Avenue. Once the officer began her investigation, she learned there was a surveil...

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    • If you have any information about this case, please contact the Azusa Police Department at (626) 812-3200. In the event you wish to remain anonymous, you may do so by clicking on the Anonymous Tip logo at the top of our website.
  • This news release was authorized by the department member listed below. Please contact the watch commander at (626) 812-3200 for any further questions.
    • Lt. Mike Bertelsen
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Mike Bires

Juvenile Arrested For Possessing Replica Firearm

Juvenile Arrested For Possessing Replica Firearm
On May 26, 2016 at about 8:36 pm, the Azusa Police Department received a call from a Neighborhood Watch group about an occupied suspicious vehicle in the area of Vosburg Street and Gardenia Avenue, in the Rosedale community of Azusa. Officers, who ha...

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    • If you have any information about this case, please contact the Azusa Police Department at (626) 812-3200. In the event you wish to remain anonymous, you may do so by clicking on the Anonymous Tip logo at the top of our website.
  • This news release was authorized by the department member listed below. Please contact the watch commander at (626) 812-3200 for any further questions.
    • Lt. Rick Hayden
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Mike Bires

Man Arrested by Azusa Police for Stabbing His Father

Man Arrested by Azusa Police for Stabbing His Father
On May 24, 2016 at about 6:20 pm, officers from the Azusa Police Department were dispatched to a home in the 300 block of S. Scott Avenue in regards to a 60 year-old male who had been stabbed in the head. As the officers arrived, they were told the v...

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    • If you have any information about this case, please contact the Azusa Police Department at (626) 812-3200. In the event you wish to remain anonymous, you may do so by clicking on the Anonymous Tip logo at the top of our website.
  • This news release was authorized by the department member listed below. Please contact the watch commander at (626) 812-3200 for any further questions.
    • Sgt. Andy Sutcliffe
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Mike Bires

Proactive Policing By Azusa Police Pays Off With Arrest of Auto Theft Suspect

Proactive Policing By Azusa Police Pays Off With Arrest of Auto Theft Suspect
On Thursday May 19, 2016 at about 8 pm, officers from the Azusa Police Department were on patrol in the Rosedale Community in the northeast section of Azusa. The officers were conducting proactive operations in the area, looking for any criminal acti...

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    • If you have any information about this case, please contact the Azusa Police Department at (626) 812-3200. In the event you wish to remain anonymous, you may do so by clicking on the Anonymous Tip logo at the top of our website.
  • This news release was authorized by the department member listed below. Please contact the watch commander at (626) 812-3200 for any further questions.
    • Sgt. Robert Landeros
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Jennifer Wu

Azusa Police looking for Critical Missing Child

Azusa Police looking for Critical Missing Child
The Azusa Police Department is looking for any information leading to the whereabouts of Esteban Chavez. Esteban was last seen in the area of Slauson Park (501 E. Fifth St) on May 19th, 2016 at about 7:30pm where he ran away from his mother for the s...

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    • If you have any information about this case, please contact the Azusa Police Department at (626) 812-3200. In the event you wish to remain anonymous, you may do so by clicking on the Anonymous Tip logo at the top of our website.
  • This news release was authorized by the department member listed below. Please contact the watch commander at (626) 812-3200 for any further questions.
    • Sgt. Robert Landeros
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Jennifer Wu

Azusa Police Searching for At-risk Missing Teen

Azusa Police Searching for At-risk Missing Teen
***UPDATE***  Gage Van Vaage has been located safe & sound.   The Azusa Police Department is looking for any information leading to the whereabouts of Gage Van Vaage. Gage was last seen at Azusa High School at 240 N. Cerritos Ave. ...

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    • If you have any information about this case, please contact the Azusa Police Department at (626) 812-3200. In the event you wish to remain anonymous, you may do so by clicking on the Anonymous Tip logo at the top of our website.
  • This news release was authorized by the department member listed below. Please contact the watch commander at (626) 812-3200 for any further questions.
    • Sgt. Terry Smith
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Mike Bires

Azusa Police Looking For Critical Missing Adult

Azusa Police Looking For Critical Missing Adult
The Azusa Police Department is looking for any information leading to the whereabouts of Teresa Fuller. Teresa was last seen at 926 E. Citrus Edge Street in the city of Azusa. Somewhere between Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 10 pm and Friday, May 13, 2016...

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    • If you have any information about this case, please contact the Azusa Police Department at (626) 812-3200. In the event you wish to remain anonymous, you may do so by clicking on the Anonymous Tip logo at the top of our website.
  • This news release was authorized by the department member listed below. Please contact the watch commander at (626) 812-3200 for any further questions.
    • Sgt. Terry Smith
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