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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

***UPDATE*** Missing 15 Year Old Juvenile Located on November 30th, 2015

***UPDATE*** Missing 15 Year Old Juvenile Located on November 30th, 2015
The missing 15 year old juvenile described below was located by Azusa Police Officers in the City of Covina on Monday, November 30, 2015. Thanks to everyone for their assistance. Orginal Article: On November 27, 2015 at about 7:15 am, Azusa Police De...

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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. Tom Avila
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Mike Bires

Missing Person: Koko Baririan

Missing Person: Koko Baririan
***UPDATE: As of 11/14/2015, Koko has been located. This case is closed. Thank you to everyone who helped us look for him.*** The Azusa Police Department has received a missing person report for Koko Baririan, who also goes by Greg Baririan. Koko sai...

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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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Xavier Torres

**UPDATED*** At Risk Missing Adult - FOUND

**UPDATED*** At Risk Missing Adult - FOUND
On October 18, 2015, Landes was located alive and well. On October 17, 2015 at about 12:38 PM, Azusa Police Officers spoke to family members of Thomas Landes, a 64 year old Azusa resident. They reported that Mr. Landes has been suffering from a serio...

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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.
    • Sgt. Bruce Badoni
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Mike Bires

Man Arrested For Fleeing From Azusa Police Officers

Man Arrested For Fleeing From Azusa Police Officers
On October 9, 2015 at about 9:34 p.m., a police officer from the Azusa Police Department saw a white Acura MDX SUV run two red lights in the 600 block E. Foothill Boulevard, nearly colliding with two vehicles. The officer attempted to pull the Acura ...

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    • If you have any information about this crime, please contact the Azusa Police Department Detective Bureau 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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    • Cpl. Bertha Parra
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Mike Bires

Azusa PD Arrest Man For Fatal 4th of July Crash

Azusa PD Arrest Man For Fatal 4th of July Crash
             Arcadio Varela Caliz, arrested for murder.On July 4th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. the Azusa Police Department received several telephone calls regarding a single vehicle that had driven ...

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    • Lt. Paul Dennis
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Mike Bires

Azusa Police Receives $95,000 Traffic Safety Grant

Azusa Police Receives $95,000 Traffic Safety Grant
The Azusa Police Department has been awarded a $95,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries.  &nbs...

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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.
    • Lt. Paul Dennis
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Mike Bires

Azusa Police To Test Emergency Siren

Azusa Police To Test Emergency Siren
On Monday, September 28, 2015, the Azusa Police Department will test the Early Warning Siren between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  The siren is located near Highway 39, at the entrance to the canyon, and will be tested at intervals for about 5 minute...

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    • Lt. Sam Fleming
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Mike Bires

Azusa Police Serve Search Warrants On Multiple Locations

Azusa Police Serve Search Warrants On Multiple Locations
During the last several months, there has been an uncharacteristic increase in violent crime occurring in the City of Azusa. Azusa Police Department detectives have been aggressively investigating these crimes. As part of the investigations, a multip...

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    • Lt. Mike Bertelsen
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Mike Bires

Remembering Corporal Randy Phillips

Remembering Corporal Randy Phillips
Today we remember a valued member of the Azusa Police Department team and family, Corporal Randy Phillips. Tragically, Randy was killed by a drunk driver, in a motorcycle accident on September 12th, 2009. Along with working a myriad of assignments in...

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    • Officer Mike Bires
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Mike Bires

Man Found Deceased in Vehicle in Azusa

Man Found Deceased in Vehicle in Azusa
On Thursday, September 10th, 2015 at 2:57 p.m., a business owner in the 900 block of W. Tenth Street, noticed what appeared to be a deceased male seated in a parked vehicle on the street. The owner called the Azusa Police Department. Police officers....

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    • Cpl. Tom Avila
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