January - February 2018 Highlights

Glendale PD, January 2, 2018PD1 assisted Glendale PD Detectives follow a wanted subject

who had a history of fleeing when contacted by the police. The Air Crew located the suspect’s

vehicle and followed him as he entered the City of Eagle Rock and stopped at a gas station. The

crew directed Glendale PD Detectives to the suspect’s vehicle. As the detectives attempted to

contact the suspect he entered his vehicle and attempted to flee. In his attempt to flee he

collided with two undercover detective vehicles, which disabled his vehicle. The suspect was

then taken into custody. After, a loaded Uzi machine gun was recovered from inside the

suspect’s vehicle. The suspect was arrested for outstanding warrants and weapons violations.

Pasadena PD, January 6, 2018PD1 responded to the area of 800 N. Raymond Ave. to assist

officers who were chasing subjects who fled from a traffic stop. The Air Crew set a containment

in the area and all 5 subjects were located within the containment. A firearm was also located

and taken as evidence.

Pasadena PD, January 12, 2018PD1 responded to the area of Lake Ave. and Villa St. regarding

a vehicle pursuit of a stolen vehicle. Once on scene, the Air Crew began to call and manage the

pursuit providing updates and directing patrol officers. In the area of Colorado Blvd. and

Rosemead Blvd. the suspect was stopped and arrested without incident for Grand Theft Auto.

Glendale PD, January 12, 2018PD1 responded to the area of 134 Freeway and 210 Freeway

to assist Glendale PD with a vehicle pursuit. Once on scene, the Air Crew began to call and

manage the pursuit providing updates and directing patrol officers. The vehicle exited the

freeway in the City of Pasadena and was stopped in the area of Altadena Dr. and Foothill Blvd.

The suspect was arrested without incident for evading and narcotics violations.

Irwindale PD, January 14, 2018PD1 responded to the area of 12000 Lower Azusa Rd. to assist

Irwindale PD officers with a commercial burglary. Once on scene, the Air Crew began to search

the property with the FLIR and located two suspects attempting to hide. The crew directed

patrol officers to the suspects and they were detained without incident. Both suspects were

later arrested for commercial burglary.

Pasadena PD, January 18, 2018Pasadena PD Detectives requested PD1’s assistance with a

surveillance of a stolen vehicle that was seen parked. Once in the area, the Air Crew began to

watch the vehicle and after a short time saw two suspects enter the vehicle and drive away.

PD1 directed officers to the vehicle in an attempt to stop it and the vehicle fled. The Air Crew

made the decision to enter “tracking” mode and followed the vehicle while giving officers

updates of the vehicle location. At one point, the vehicle stopped under a freeway overpass

and the passenger exited the vehicle. PD1 advised units of this and the suspect was detained

without incident. PD1 followed the vehicle as it drove away and entered the 210 Freeway.

The driver exited the freeway in the City of Eagle Rock and parked the vehicle. Then suspect

then exited and walked away from the vehicle. PD1 directed officers to the suspect and when

they attempted to contact him he fled on foot. A short foot pursuit ensued and the suspect

was ultimately taken into custody. Both suspects were arrested for Grand Theft Auto and both

also had warrants for their arrest.

Pasadena PD, January 22, 2018PD1 responded to the area of the 210 Freeway and 134

Freeway Interchange regarding a hit and run collision that just occurred. Officers advised that

the subjects fled on foot and were possibly in the area of Orange Grove Blvd. and Pasadena

Ave. While checking the area the Air Crew located three males walking and directed officers to

them and they were detained without incident. CHP detained an additional two subjects on the

freeway. The investigation revealed that all five males were involved in a residential burglary

that occurred earlier in the City of La Crescenta. The subjects were arrested for Possession of

Stolen Property. Charges of Grand Theft Auto and Burglary are pending.

Pasadena PD, January 30, 2018PD1 responded to the area of Winona Ave. and the 210

Freeway regarding a subject who fled from officers on foot. The Air Crew arrived in the area

and quickly located the subject riding a bicycle on the eastbound 210 Freeway. The crew

followed the suspect as he rode into the brush off the freeway in an attempt to hide. The Air

Crew directed officers to the suspect and he was detained without incident. It was learned the

subject had a “No Bail” warrant for his arrest and was booked at the Pasadena PD Jail.

Glendale PD/ATF, February 1, 2018PD1 was contacted by Glendale PD Detectives requesting

assistance in locating a vehicle that was wanted in connection to several local robberies of cell

phone stores. The Air Crew located the vehicle in a hotel parking lot near downtown Glendale

and positioned undercover vehicles around the hotel. A short time later, the Air Crew followed

a separate vehicle away from the hotel and officers conducted a traffic stop. Loss from cell

phone stores was located inside the vehicle. The suspects associated with the other car at the

hotel were also detained and a large amount of cash was recovered. In total 5 people were

arrested for connection to the cell phone store robberies.

Arcadia PD, February 22, 2018PD1 responded to the area of 300 E. Lemon St. regarding a

possible residential burglary in progress. While enroute to the location, the Air Crew set a

containment around the residence. Once on scene, the Air Crew saw two males fleeing from

the rear of the residence. The Air Crew directed officers as the suspects attempted to break the

containment. Both suspects were detained without incident and arrested for Residential

Burglary.