Alhambra Police Department

Alhambra Police Department 211 S. First Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
Emergency 9-1-1 / Non-Emergency (626) 570-5151 Since 1903, the men and women of the Alhambra Police Department have dedicated themselves to building a safe community in which to live, work and play by providing the best police services possible to all citizens of our community.

Operating as usual

05/05/2021

From the young to the elderly, Chief Parra and APD Officers enjoyed meeting members of our community today at Alhambra Park. We look forward to engaging with you at future events.

Come meet and get to know our officers this afternoon!➡️Alhambra Park, 500 N Palm Ave➡️1:00 PM - 2:00 PMSee you then!
05/05/2021

Come meet and get to know our officers this afternoon!
➡️Alhambra Park, 500 N Palm Ave
➡️1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
See you then!

Come meet and get to know our officers this afternoon!
➡️Alhambra Park, 500 N Palm Ave
➡️1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
See you then!

If you plan to have a few cheers for the Cinco de Mayo celebration, remember to plan and have a designated sober driver ...
05/05/2021

If you plan to have a few cheers for the Cinco de Mayo celebration, remember to plan and have a designated sober driver take you home. Have a safe and happy Cinco de Mayo! #buzzdrivingisdrunkdriving #cincodemayo #celebrateresponsibly

If you plan to have a few cheers for the Cinco de Mayo celebration, remember to plan and have a designated sober driver take you home. Have a safe and happy Cinco de Mayo! #buzzdrivingisdrunkdriving #cincodemayo #celebrateresponsibly

Chief Parra visited Skateshop Pizza today to say hello and build strong relationships with our community. He and other A...
05/04/2021

Chief Parra visited Skateshop Pizza today to say hello and build strong relationships with our community. He and other APD members will be visiting businesses throughout the year. Tag your favorite business we should visit next.

Chief Parra visited Skateshop Pizza today to say hello and build strong relationships with our community. He and other APD members will be visiting businesses throughout the year. Tag your favorite business we should visit next.

05/04/2021

Alhambra Police Department met with residents and business owners today at Almansor Park to build relationships, solve problems and prevent crime. If you missed today's Cop in a Park event, you can meet our officers tomorrow at 1pm at Alhambra Park.

Happy Star Wars Day, Alhambra!
05/04/2021

Happy Star Wars Day, Alhambra!

Happy Star Wars Day, Alhambra!

05/02/2021

Join Chief Parra and some of our APD staff for a conversation in the park. We are excited to engage with our community, and we hope to see you there!

Event Details:
Tuesday, May 4th, 10AM -11AM
Almansor Park
800 S. Almansor St.

Wednesday, May 5th, 1PM-2PM
Alhambra Park
500 N. Palm Ave.

May is Bicycle Safety Awareness month, during this month we will be posting reminders to keep our community safe when ri...
05/02/2021

May is Bicycle Safety Awareness month, during this month we will be posting reminders to keep our community safe when riding a bicycle. Here are a few tips for today:
• Ride with the traffic flow and ride on the right in the same direction as other vehicles.
• Obey all rules of the road! Remember, a bicycle is a vehicle and you are a driver.
• Yield to traffic when appropriate.
• Stay alert at all times.
• Look before turning.
• Watch for parked cars and for doors that are opening from parked vehicles.

If you have other safety tips, please share them in the comments for all to see!

May is Bicycle Safety Awareness month, during this month we will be posting reminders to keep our community safe when riding a bicycle. Here are a few tips for today:
• Ride with the traffic flow and ride on the right in the same direction as other vehicles.
• Obey all rules of the road! Remember, a bicycle is a vehicle and you are a driver.
• Yield to traffic when appropriate.
• Stay alert at all times.
• Look before turning.
• Watch for parked cars and for doors that are opening from parked vehicles.

If you have other safety tips, please share them in the comments for all to see!

***KEEPING OUR FURRY FRIENDS SAFE DURING THE HEAT*** AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR CHILDREN TOO!Here are a few tips to keep...
04/30/2021

***KEEPING OUR FURRY FRIENDS SAFE DURING THE HEAT*** AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR CHILDREN TOO!

Here are a few tips to keep our furry friends cool and healthy during these hot summer days:
• Never leave your pet alone in a parked vehicle, even with the windows cracked (the same goes for children).
• Give your pet plenty of fresh, clean water when it’s hot or humid outdoors.
• Make sure your pets have a shady area to get out of the sun.
• Be careful not to over-exercise them.
• Keep them indoors when it’s extremely hot.
• Do not leave pets unsupervised around pools (Not all dogs are good swimmers).
• Never shave your dog (trimming long hair is fine)- The layers of dogs’ coats protect them from overheating and sunburn.
• Check the asphalt before taking your dog for a walk. If it’s too hot for your feet, it is too hot for their paws.
• Remember: Food and drinks commonly found at barbeques can be poisonous to pets.
• Be aware of the signs of heat stress: Heavy panting, glazed eyes, rapid pulse, unsteadiness, staggering gait, vomiting, or a deep red or purple tongue.

SOME IF NOT MOST OF THESE SAFETY TIPS APPLY TO CHILDREN AS WELL. PLEASE REMEMBER TO KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE DURING THE HEAT!

***KEEPING OUR FURRY FRIENDS SAFE DURING THE HEAT*** AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR CHILDREN TOO!

Here are a few tips to keep our furry friends cool and healthy during these hot summer days:
• Never leave your pet alone in a parked vehicle, even with the windows cracked (the same goes for children).
• Give your pet plenty of fresh, clean water when it’s hot or humid outdoors.
• Make sure your pets have a shady area to get out of the sun.
• Be careful not to over-exercise them.
• Keep them indoors when it’s extremely hot.
• Do not leave pets unsupervised around pools (Not all dogs are good swimmers).
• Never shave your dog (trimming long hair is fine)- The layers of dogs’ coats protect them from overheating and sunburn.
• Check the asphalt before taking your dog for a walk. If it’s too hot for your feet, it is too hot for their paws.
• Remember: Food and drinks commonly found at barbeques can be poisonous to pets.
• Be aware of the signs of heat stress: Heavy panting, glazed eyes, rapid pulse, unsteadiness, staggering gait, vomiting, or a deep red or purple tongue.

SOME IF NOT MOST OF THESE SAFETY TIPS APPLY TO CHILDREN AS WELL. PLEASE REMEMBER TO KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE DURING THE HEAT!

Hello Alhambra, it's a warm day! Please do not leave your pets unattended in a vehicle. We have already received two cal...
04/30/2021

Hello Alhambra, it's a warm day! Please do not leave your pets unattended in a vehicle. We have already received two calls for dogs left in a car.

***KEEPING OUR FURRY FRIENDS SAFE DURING THE HEAT*** AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR CHILDREN TOO!

Here are a few tips to keep our furry friends cooled and healthy during these hot summer days:
• Never leave your pet alone in a parked vehicle, even with the windows cracked (the same goes for children).
• Give your pet plenty of fresh, clean water when it’s hot or humid outdoors.
• Make sure your pets have a shady area to get out of the sun.
• Be careful not to over-exercise them.
• Keep them indoors when it’s extremely hot.
• Do not leave pets unsupervised around pools (Not all dogs are good swimmers).
• “Never shave your dog (trimming long hair is fine)- The layers of dogs’ coats protect them from overheating and sunburn.
• Check the asphalt before taking your dog for a walk. If it’s too hot for your feet, it is too hot for their paws.
• Remember: Food and drinks commonly found at barbeques can be poisonous to pets.
• Be aware of the signs of heat stress: Heavy panting, glazed eyes, rapid pulse, unsteadiness, staggering gait, vomiting or a deep red or purple tongue.

SOME IF NOT MOST OF THESE SAFETY TIPS APPLY TO CHILDREN AS WELL. PLEASE REMEMBER KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE DURING THE HEAT!

If you do not have A/C in your home and would like to go somewhere to beat the heat, the Alhambra Civic Center Library will be open to the public from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. on Saturday and at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Joslyn Center in Alhambra will also be open this weekend with extended hours (Joslyn Center (626) 570-5056). Restaurants, stores, and theaters are great places to visit and stay away from the heat.

How do you beat the heat? Share your tips with everyone else here!
#stayingcoolinalhambra #besafeduringtheheat #alhambrapd

Alhambra, CA – The Alhambra Police Department Traffic Bureau will be conducting a DUI Checkpoint on Friday, April 30, 20...
04/29/2021

Alhambra, CA – The Alhambra Police Department Traffic Bureau will be conducting a DUI Checkpoint on Friday, April 30, 2021, at Valley Boulevard and Grandview Drive between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when we'll publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely.

Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.
During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

As the state continues to work to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Alhambra Police Department is committed to keeping the public safe. ”The safety of our community is and always will be our mission,” Sergeant Rodney Castillo said. “We are still out there looking for impaired drivers because driving under the influence is still dangerous.”

The Alhambra Police reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about driving or operating heavy machinery, which includes driving a car. While medicinal and recreational marijuana is legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.
If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home. Drivers charged with DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Alhambra, CA – The Alhambra Police Department Traffic Bureau will be conducting a DUI Checkpoint on Friday, April 30, 2021, at Valley Boulevard and Grandview Drive between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when we'll publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely.

Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.
During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

As the state continues to work to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Alhambra Police Department is committed to keeping the public safe. ”The safety of our community is and always will be our mission,” Sergeant Rodney Castillo said. “We are still out there looking for impaired drivers because driving under the influence is still dangerous.”

The Alhambra Police reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about driving or operating heavy machinery, which includes driving a car. While medicinal and recreational marijuana is legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.
If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home. Drivers charged with DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

A Catalytic Converter is typically stolen during overnight hours with the peak hours of 6 PM to 9 AM. It contains small ...
04/29/2021

A Catalytic Converter is typically stolen during overnight hours with the peak hours of 6 PM to 9 AM. It contains small amounts of valuable metals like platinum, palladium, or rhodium and commands a reasonable price as scrap metal. Honda Accord/Element and Toyota Prius continue to be the #1 targeted vehicle in Alhambra.

Protect yourself and your vehicle from this type of theft by following these safety tips:
• Park in well-lit areas.
• Park close to building entrances or the nearest road in public parking lots (makes your car more visible to more eyes).
• If you have a garage, park your car inside and lock the doors.
• Install a catalytic converter-specific security device like bolts that can weld it shut. Some devices clamp around the converter.
• Engrave your license plate number on your catalytic converter to make it traceable.
• Always lock your vehicle and set your car alarm or anti-theft device.
• If you have a vehicle alarm, adjust the security system to activate with vibration, such as those produced by a saw.
• Contact the police if you see anyone or anything suspicious in your neighborhood.

A Catalytic Converter is typically stolen during overnight hours with the peak hours of 6 PM to 9 AM. It contains small amounts of valuable metals like platinum, palladium, or rhodium and commands a reasonable price as scrap metal. Honda Accord/Element and Toyota Prius continue to be the #1 targeted vehicle in Alhambra.

Protect yourself and your vehicle from this type of theft by following these safety tips:
• Park in well-lit areas.
• Park close to building entrances or the nearest road in public parking lots (makes your car more visible to more eyes).
• If you have a garage, park your car inside and lock the doors.
• Install a catalytic converter-specific security device like bolts that can weld it shut. Some devices clamp around the converter.
• Engrave your license plate number on your catalytic converter to make it traceable.
• Always lock your vehicle and set your car alarm or anti-theft device.
• If you have a vehicle alarm, adjust the security system to activate with vibration, such as those produced by a saw.
• Contact the police if you see anyone or anything suspicious in your neighborhood.

Today, we had the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) drive-by graduation at Granada Elementary School. ...
04/29/2021

Today, we had the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) drive-by graduation at Granada Elementary School. Over six weeks, 5th graders learned about making G.R.E.A.T. choices, communicating messages clearly, controlling anger, respecting others, and being G.R.E.A.T. citizens. The certificates were presented to each student by their G.R.E.A.T. instructor, Officer Orozco. Congratulation to the graduates!

There is zero tolerance for sexual assault. Today, we show our support for survivors and help spread awareness about the...
04/28/2021

There is zero tolerance for sexual assault. Today, we show our support for survivors and help spread awareness about the physical and emotional trauma that accompanies sexual assault by wearing blue jeans. Take a stand against false and destructive myths surrounding sexual assault and learn more about Denim Day at https://link.edgepilot.com/s/fae4103d/LTD3zovePUCnx7d-EbKQZg?u=https://www.denimdayinfo.org/.

There is zero tolerance for sexual assault. Today, we show our support for survivors and help spread awareness about the physical and emotional trauma that accompanies sexual assault by wearing blue jeans. Take a stand against false and destructive myths surrounding sexual assault and learn more about Denim Day at https://link.edgepilot.com/s/fae4103d/LTD3zovePUCnx7d-EbKQZg?u=https://www.denimdayinfo.org/.

04/28/2021

Join Chief Parra and some of our APD staff for a conversation in the park. We are excited to engage with our community, and we hope to see you there!
Event Details:
Almansor Park
800 S. Almansor St.
Tuesday, May 4th, from 10-11 AM

Alhambra Park
500 N. Palm St.
Wednesday, May 5th, from 1-2 PM

Earlier today, while your Alhambra Police Officers were patrolling the city, they made contact with a man and woman outs...
04/27/2021

Earlier today, while your Alhambra Police Officers were patrolling the city, they made contact with a man and woman outside the Midwick Motel. The man, who is on probation, took off running, and a foot pursuit ensued. He jumped several fences in the neighborhood and eventually entered an occupied home. Officers quickly set up containment. Two women and a baby inside the house were able to escape shortly after, and were taken to safety. After several commands, the suspect exited the house and was taken into custody without incident. He is being charged with false imprisonment, burglary, resisting a police officer, child endangerment, robbery, and kidnapping. We do not have any suspect(s) outstanding, and the neighborhood is safe.

Another criminal off our streets. Great job by your day shift officers, and we would like to thank Monterey Park Police and Pasadena PD Air Support, and San Gabriel PD K-9 unit for their assistance.

04/26/2021

Join Chief Parra and some of our APD staff for a conversation. They will be at Almansor Park (800 S. Almansor St.) on Tuesday, May 4th, from 10-11 AM, and at Alhambra Park (500 N. Palm St.) on Wednesday, May 5th, from 1-2 PM. We are excited to engage with our community and we hope to see you there!

We are happy to report our "Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention" event was a success. Thank you to Neil's Express Autom...
04/25/2021

We are happy to report our "Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention" event was a success. Thank you to Neil's Express Automotive and Promax Motorsports for helping host the event. We are also grateful to Evike.com for their donation of the heat-protective gloves.

Several vehicles had their license plate numbers etched onto their catalytic converter. This strategy will help officers locate the victim in the event the catalytic converter is stolen and recovered. The Taskforce for Regional Autotheft Prevention unit (TRAP) participated by providing The Club steering wheel locks and anti-theft license plate screws to previous theft victims.

Please continue to follow our social media pages for future events.

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