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”
A suspect who police said led San Marino officers on a brief high-speed pursuit through town last week was free on bail and awaiting a court appearance.
The 27-year-old San Gabriel man was arrested on Tuesday, Aug. 28, after abandoning his vehicle, fleeing into an alleyway that was fenced off and then surrendering to officers, accor-ding to a news release from the San Marino Police Department. He was booked into the Alhambra jail on suspicion of evading a police officer, reckless driving, driving under the influence and resisting arrest. Continue reading “Police Pursuit Through Two Towns Leads to Arrest”
The city’s Public Safety Commission has expressed approval of Police Chief John Incontro’s plan to launch a “community police academy” aimed at increasing residents’ awareness of what a day working at the San Marino Police Department is like. Continue reading “Offering a Close-Up Look at Police Work”
Detectives continue to investigate the armed robbery of a San Marino resident in his driveway on Friday night.
According to the San Marino Police Department, two unidentified suspects approached the victim at around 9:55 p.m. Friday, July 13, while he exited his vehicle, which he had just parked in the driveway at his home in the 1200 block of St. Albans Road. One suspect is said to have held a silver handgun to the victim’s head while the second suspect cursed at the victim and demanded his watch and money clip. Continue reading “Resident Robbed at Gunpoint, Unharmed”
Embattled school board member Chris Norgaard, who is claiming damages against the San Marino Unified School District in a legal complaint regarding a sexual harassment investigation, has agreed to recuse himself from closed session meetings regarding the potential litigation, but not from evaluations on Superintendent Alex Cherniss — who also is a defendant in Norgaard’s complaint.
Simultaneously, the SMUSD Board of Education was scheduled to take up two items regarding these issues at its meeting Tuesday — the establishment of two committees, one addressing specifically Norgaard’s threat of litigation and another to conduct Cherniss’ annual performance review. Continue reading “SMUSD, Norgaard Reach Impasse on Cherniss Evaluation”