Although the possible use of so-called body-worn cameras by local police did not seem to emerge as a priority after a San Marino Public Safety Commission discussion this week, the panel did echo a law enforcement focus on upgrading current monitoring equipment at the very least. Continue reading “Should Local Police Wear Cameras? City Panel Seeks Information”
The San Marino Police Department continues to look into a Sunday incident in which an off-duty Alhambra police officer accidentally shot himself while an off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was attempting to communicate with him as the two drove on Duarte Road. Continue reading “Alhambra Cop Shoots Self Accidentally in Incident on Road”
Four commercial burglaries reported last week near the intersection of Huntington Drive and San Marino Avenue appear to have been committed by the same group of suspects, said authorities, who’ve viewed security camera footage and noted the incidents’ time frame. Continue reading “Police Suspect Four Commercial Burglaries Have Same Culprits”
A Rosamond man who was arrested by San Marino police officers last week is believed to have been an accomplice of two people seen trying to break into a Robles Avenue home, authorities said.
The man, suspected by police of being the lookout and getaway driver for the alleged scheme, was released from the Alhambra jail on bail after being charged with attempted residential burglary and evading police by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Continue reading “Arrested After Pursuit, Man Charged With Attempted Home Burglary”
A cadre of San Gabriel Valley police officers spent the hours from Sunday afternoon to Monday morning trying to corral a man who, a half-day after fleeing from a private ambulance, used an electrical pole to climb onto the roofs of San Marino homes before allegedly throwing terra-cotta roof tiles at officers. Continue reading “Man Allegedly Hurls Roof Tiles at Police, Falls From Atop House”
Statistics indicate San Marino experienced an overall decrease in crime last year, including significant drops in the number of residential and commercial burglaries from the previous year.
According to the 2018 crime stats prepared by Police Chief John Incontro, the San Marino Police Department had 84 reports of burglary in 2018, down from 125 in 2017. Of those 84 burglaries, 76 were residential and eight were commercial. Continue reading “Reports of Crime Fell in 2018, Police Chief Says”
Two men arrested in connection with a San Marino burglary last week have bonded out of jail and await their next court appearance, according to San Marino police. Continue reading “Police Nab Burglary Suspects With Help From Other Cities”
San Marino police continue to investigate a single-vehicle collision that occurred Monday morning and led to a woman’s death.
The 83-year-old victim, whose name was still being withheld Tuesday at The Outlook’s press deadline, was driving an older-model Volvo that collided with a tree near the intersection of Lorain and Windsor roads at around 9:40 a.m. Monday. She died after being transported to Huntington Hospital by first responders. Continue reading “Woman Dies After Car Crashes Into Tree”
The San Marino Police Department invites residents interested in learning more about law enforcement to sign up for its new Community Police Academy that begins in November.
The academy, also called the CPA, is a six-week program of classes designed to give insight into SMPD operations and background in general law enforcement, in a relatively casual environment. Classes will cover broad topics such as investigative procedures and address contemporary issues such as police officers’ use of force while responding to incidents. Continue reading “Classes to Teach Residents About Police Operations”
Cpl. Kenric Wu is his formal name and title, but “Ken” works just fine for him.
Having grown up and gone through school here, the 14-year veteran of the San Marino Police Department is used to being addressed by the shortened name, he said. A lot of the people he sees in town have known him since he was a kid.
“I see people all the time who really know me,” he said. “Being a part of the community gives me an insight as to how people here act. Me going to all the schools, I know a lot of the older teachers here as well. You grow up here, you have the affinity and bond with the people here.” Continue reading “For Homegrown Officer, Job Really Is Community Policing”