April 2017 Highlights

Alhambra PD: April 2, 2017- PD-1 responded to the area of Main St. and 5th Ave. regarding a carjacking.  The vehicle was located by patrol officers and a vehicle pursuit ensued.  PD-1 arrived overhead and the Air Crew began to call the pursuit.  The vehicle traveled to East Los Angeles and came to an end when the driver turned down a cul-de-sac.  The suspect was arrested without incident for Carjacking and Evading.

Arcadia PD: April 4, 2017- PD-1 responded to the area of 800 block of Fairview Dr. regarding a vehicle burglary that just occurred.  Once on scene, the Air Crew set a containment for the two suspects seen running from the location.  A short time later, the Air Crew located to subjects running while searching the area with the FLIR camera.  The two subjects attempted to hide near a dumpster.  The crew directed patrol officers to the subjects who were detained without incident.  The subjects were identified by witnesses and arrested for Vehicle Burglary.

Pasadena PD:  April 10, 2017- PD-1 responded to the area of Marengo Ave. and Fillmore St. regarding a drunk driver.  The Air Crew arrived on scene and located the vehicle driving in the area.  PD-1 directed patrol officers to the vehicle and it was stopped.  The investigation revealed the driver was under the influence.  The driver was arrested for Driving Under the Influence.

Pasadena PD: April 15, 2017- PD-1 responded to the area of Fair Oaks Ave. and Washington Blvd. regarding a vehicle pursuit.  Patrol officers lost sight of the vehicle in La Canada prior to PD-1 arriving on scene.  Based on the area, the Air Crew positioned patrol cars in the area where the suspect vehicle was last seen.  A short time later, the suspects were seen walking in an attempt to get away from the vehicle.  The suspects were detained and arrested for Evading and narcotics violations.

Monrovia PD: April 22, 2017-  PD-1 responded to the hills above Canyon Park in the City of Monrovia regarding a lost hiker.  The Air Crew arrived on scene and located the female hiker on a fire road near the top of the mountain.  The Air Crew made contact with the hiker via the PA system on the helicopter and advised her to stay put until search and rescue could reach her.  The Air Crew worked with search and rescue and gave them the hiker’s location.  The hiker was safely rescued by search and rescue personnel.