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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

Drinking And Driving Ruins Cinco de Mayo For Group of 6

Drinking And Driving Ruins Cinco de Mayo For Group of 6
On May 6th, 2016 at about 4 am, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Virginia Avenue, in regards to an injury traffic collision. One of the callers reported the driver leaving his vehicle and injured passengers, and ...

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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.
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    • Sgt. Randy Schmidt
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Mike Bires

Azusa Police Officers Hear Gunshots, Capture Attempted Murder Suspect

Azusa Police Officers Hear Gunshots, Capture Attempted Murder Suspect
On May 8, 2016 at 4:46 am, Azusa Police Officers were on a disturbance call, when they suddenly heard gunshots just east of their location. Within seconds of the gunfire, officers arrived in the 100 block of W. Tenth Street, where an alert officer sa...

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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.
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    • Sgt. John Madaloni
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Xavier Torres

Attempted Murder Investigation and Arrest

Attempted Murder Investigation and Arrest
On April 18th, 2016 at about 11:57 PM, Azusa Police Officers responded to a call of a stabbing victim near the area of Sixth St / Soldano Avenue. When they arrived they found a 49 year old Azusa transient with multiple stab wounds throughout his body...

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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.
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    • Sgt. Xavier Torres
    • Cpl. Jerry Jarrett
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Mike Bires

Azusa Police Seeks Public's Help

Azusa Police Seeks Public's Help
On April 7, 2016 at about 5:15 pm, a commercial burglary occurred at the Azusa Pacific University at 701 E. Foothill Boulevard in Azusa. The Azusa Police Department is seeking any information leading to the identification of the subject in this vide...

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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.
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    • Sgt. Terry Smith
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Mike Bires

Male Arrested For Exposing Himself To Student Walking To School

Male Arrested For Exposing Himself To Student Walking To School
On March 16, 2016, a female Azusa High School student was walking to school in the area of First Street and Azusa Avenue. As she was walking, Adam Schumm, tried to grab the student and pull her to his vehicle. The student was able to get away from Sc...

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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

Azusa Police and Veteran's Affairs Rescue Homeless Vet

Azusa Police and Veteran's Affairs Rescue Homeless Vet
They’re our residents without residences. We’ve all seen those who are living out on the streets, which we commonly refer to as “the homeless,” “transients,” or “vagrants.” The reality is, becoming homeless can happen to anyone, at anytime. In fact, ...

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    • Lt. Chris Grant
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Xavier Torres

****UPDATE**** At Risk Missing Elderly Male FOUND SAFE

****UPDATE**** At Risk Missing Elderly Male FOUND SAFE
Pan Chen Juei was last seen on Tuesday, March 29th, at about 8:00 PM in the area of Azusa Ave /  Ninth St. He is an 89 year old Chinese male who speaks Mandarin and some English. He is described as having thinning/balding grey hair, 5'6"/thin bu...

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    • Sgt. Xavier Torres
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Mike Bires

Abducted Child Recovered by Azusa Police

Abducted Child Recovered by Azusa Police
On March 10, 2016, the Azusa Police Department was contacted by detectives from the Lincoln (Nebraska) Police Department regarding a parental abduction case they were investigating. They advised that Monique Ramos (Age 28, resident of Lincoln, Nebras...

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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

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving
As one of the country’s most popular holidays, St. Patrick’s Day has long celebrated the roots of 34.2 million Americans with Irish ancestry, and many more who just want to partake in the festivities.  This year, if you’ll be drinking alcohol, r...

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    • Lt. Paul Dennis
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Xavier Torres

Family Argument Leads to Assault Arrests

Family Argument Leads to Assault Arrests
A family gathering on the 500 block E Hollyvale in Azusa turned violent after several family members became embroiled in an argument. On February 21st, 2016 at about 4:45 AM, an argument erupted into a physical fight between a 20 year old female Azus...

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    • Sgt. Xavier Torres
    • Cpl. Jerry Jarrett
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