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.

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On this day, we remember two members of the Alhambra Police Department who died three decades apart. On January 3, 1933,...
01/03/2021

On this day, we remember two members of the Alhambra Police Department who died three decades apart. On January 3, 1933, Officer James Nerison lost his life when he responded to a burglary call at the old Alhambra Theater at Atlantic Blvd. and Main St. There, he was confronted by the hiding suspects and was shot and killed. Officer Nerison was the first Alhambra Police Department Officer to die in the line of duty.

The second Alhambra Police Department casualty occurred on January 3, 1964. Sergeant George E. Davis was shot and killed just outside the front door of American Savings and Loan Association at 625 E. Main St. when he responded to a robbery in progress call.

Officer James Nerison and Sergeant George Davis were taken from us, but they will never be forgotten.

On behalf of Chief Vu and the Alhambra Police Department's men and women, we send the warmest thoughts and best wishes f...
01/01/2021

On behalf of Chief Vu and the Alhambra Police Department's men and women, we send the warmest thoughts and best wishes for a Happy New Year. May peace, joy, love, health, and prosperity shine upon you and your family.

On September 11, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1945, officially reclassifying public safety dispatchers as ...
01/01/2021

On September 11, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1945, officially reclassifying public safety dispatchers as first responders. AB 1945 takes effect today.

The bill was authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), who said, “This is a historic day for the thousands of emergency dispatchers who call California home. For years, dispatchers have been misclassified under titles that do not reflect the importance of the life-saving work they perform every day. Our country depends on the incredible work of our emergency dispatchers, who are the first to respond during a crisis and the last voice we hear on the phone.”

We salute our dispatchers in the City of Alhambra and those throughout the state who answer the call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

K9-Mitch would like to remind everyone to please celebrate safely. Your responsible actions tonight could save lives. Pl...
12/31/2020

K9-Mitch would like to remind everyone to please celebrate safely. Your responsible actions tonight could save lives.

Please be considerate of your furry neighbors and don't light fireworks. Remember that "celebratory" gunfire is an illegal discharge of a firearm and can be dangerous. Also, if you plan to celebrate the end of the year with alcoholic beverages, do not drive; there's no excuse.

We want to thank our community for your unwavering support, and we are proud to be your police department. We look forward to a brighter and healthier 2021 for all of us.

Catalytic Converter is stolen typically during overnight hours. Currently, Toyota Prius is the #1 targeted vehicle in Al...
12/30/2020

Catalytic Converter is stolen typically during overnight hours. Currently, Toyota Prius is the #1 targeted vehicle in Alhambra. It contains small amounts of valuable metals like platinum, palladium, or rhodium and command a good price as scrap metal.
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 personal garage, park your car inside and lock the doors.
• Install a catalytic converter-specific security device, or have it welded to the car frame (see photo #2).
• 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.

12/29/2020

APD received reports of a man allegedly using parking lots to stage automobile vs. pedestrian collisions with unsuspecting victims, mostly seniors. He allegedly pretends to be hit by their vehicles, then contacts them to negotiate a money transaction. If you feel that you are a victim of this type of scam, call us (non-emergency 626-570-5151) for assistance.
Remember, if you are involved in an accident, do not give anyone cash. Instead, report it to your insurance company or call the police department for assistance.

As a reminder, if you see fallen or low power lines, please do not approach or touch them. Immediately call 911 to repor...
12/28/2020

As a reminder, if you see fallen or low power lines, please do not approach or touch them. Immediately call 911 to report the downed power line and stay at least 10 feet away. If possible, secure the area to keep others away too. Always consider the low/fallen power lines energized and dangerous. For 24- hour power outage information/updates, please call Southern California Edison at 1-800-655-4555 or visit them online at sce.com.

Good Morning Alhambra, rain is expected throughout the day. If you are on the road, please remember these safety tips:1....
12/28/2020

Good Morning Alhambra, rain is expected throughout the day. If you are on the road, please remember these safety tips:

1. Take your time. Slowing down is the only way to keep your vehicle from hydroplaning.
2. If you start hydroplaning, don’t brake suddenly.
3. Changed your wiper blades. It is recommended that they are replaced every six months to a year or as soon as you notice a difference in driving visibility.
4. Turn your headlights on to help other vehicles see you, and when using your windshield wipers, it’s the law.
5. Give other vehicles more space.
6. Avoid using cruise control.
7. Keep a firm grip on the wheel.

If you have additional safety tips you would like to share; please write them in the comments.

12/25/2020
City of Alhambra - Government

City of Alhambra - Government

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family! Here's a special message from Mayor Sasha Renée Pérez.

Mayor Sasha Perez brought some treats for our officers to enjoy.  We thank her and appreciate her support. Mayor Perez, ...
12/25/2020

Mayor Sasha Perez brought some treats for our officers to enjoy. We thank her and appreciate her support. Mayor Perez, along with the men and women of the Alhambra Police Department wish everyone a safe and happy holidays! Remember to always be present because that's one of the best gifts you can give.

Today, APD Volunteers were out in the city, spreading Christmas joy to children in the community. We wish you a happy an...
12/25/2020

Today, APD Volunteers were out in the city, spreading Christmas joy to children in the community.

We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!

12/24/2020
Story Time with Santa at APD

Ready, set, story time... If you have "The Night Before Christmas (The Classic Edition)" book, please take it out and have your little ones follow along with Santa Claus as he reads.

On behalf of Chief Vu and the men and women of the Alhambra Police Department, may your home be filled with love and happiness this holiday season.

Merry Christmas!

At 3:45 AM, an alert citizen called PD to advise they heard a sawing noise from under a parked Toyota Prius in the 100 b...
12/24/2020

At 3:45 AM, an alert citizen called PD to advise they heard a sawing noise from under a parked Toyota Prius in the 100 block of S. Curtis Ave. The citizen then saw a black vehicle flee the location. A current crime trend in Alhambra and many other areas around the southland is the theft of catalytic converters from Toyota Prius vehicles.

Officers converged on the area and spotted a black Mercedes fleeing the location. A traffic stop was conducted and two adult males dressed as tow truck drivers were detained. An articulating saw, a power drill with a long bit extension, and a police scanner were seen in the passenger compartment. Further search resulted in the finding of a freshly cut catalytic converter and vehicle jack in the trunk. Both suspects came to jail and the catalytic converter was returned to its rightful owner. Great observation by the citizen who immediately called PD!

Working during the holidays can be stressful for our officers.  But seeing Thank You cards, drawings, or even the occasi...
12/24/2020

Working during the holidays can be stressful for our officers. But seeing Thank You cards, drawings, or even the occasional box of cookies with a message to stay safe makes being away from our families a little easier! We love our Alhambra community and we're here for you 24/7!

A huge THANK YOU to The Home Depot in Alhambra who treated the Alhambra Police Department family to Lucille’s Smokehouse...
12/24/2020

A huge THANK YOU to The Home Depot in Alhambra who treated the Alhambra Police Department family to Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que today.

Thank you so much for the kind gesture and support!

Tis the season of theft, and burglars are out looking for easy targets. Santa Claus at the Alhambra Police Department wo...
12/23/2020

Tis the season of theft, and burglars are out looking for easy targets. Santa Claus at the Alhambra Police Department would like to provide you with a few prevention tips to help keep you and your home safe:
1. Secure the doors/windows- Do not run exterior Christmas light extension cords through windows and doors. It causes them to be unsecure.
2. Leave the lights on- Thieves usually do not approach homes that appear to be occupied.
3. Christmas tree with gifts in a front window- Openly displaying gifts will entice a criminal to smash the window and snatch your gifts.
4. Social media- Do not publicize to social media that you are away. Share about that amazing trip when you return home.
5. Creative disposal- After receiving that brand-new TV or Xbox from Santa Clause, do not place the boxes on the curb or allow them to peek out of the trash cans. Burglars are looking for clues to help them decide which homes have the brand new, expensive, and easy to grab items for them to steal. Instead, break down the boxes or cut them up and conceal them when disposing of them.
6. Be a good neighbor- If you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood, give us a call, we are here 24/7.

REMINDER, OVERNIGHT PARKING RELAXATION:The Alhambra Police Department will place a moratorium on overnight parking enfor...
12/23/2020

REMINDER, OVERNIGHT PARKING RELAXATION:
The Alhambra Police Department will place a moratorium on overnight parking enforcement.

The moratorium will be in effect from Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 2 a.m. through Sunday, January 3, 2021. Inter-Con personnel will not provide overnight parking services during this period.

Parking personnel will resume parking services on Monday, January 4, 2021, at 2:00 a.m.

DAYTIME PARKING RELAXATION:
On Thursday, December 24 through Saturday, December 26, 2020, street sweeping and city lot enforcement will be suspended. Daytime parking enforcement will resume on Monday, December 28, 2020, at 7:00 a.m.

On Thursday, December 31, 2020, through Saturday, January 2, 2021, street weeping and city lot enforcement will be suspended. Daytime parking enforcement will resume on Monday, January 4, 2021, at 7:00 a.m.

OVERNIGHT PARKING RELAXATION:The Alhambra Police Department will place a moratorium on overnight parking enforcement.The...
12/22/2020

OVERNIGHT PARKING RELAXATION:
The Alhambra Police Department will place a moratorium on overnight parking enforcement.

The moratorium will be in effect from Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 2 a.m. through Sunday, January 3, 2021. Inter-Con personnel will not provide overnight parking services during this period.

Parking personnel will resume parking services on Monday, January 4, 2021, at 2:00 a.m.

DAYTIME PARKING RELAXATION:
On Thursday, December 24 through Saturday, December 26, 2020, street sweeping and city lot enforcement will be suspended. Daytime parking enforcement will resume on Monday, December 28, 2020, at 7:00 a.m.

On Thursday, December 31, 2020, through Saturday, January 2, 2021, street weeping and city lot enforcement will be suspended. Daytime parking enforcement will resume on Monday, January 4, 2021, at 7:00 a.m.

Federal Trade Commission
12/18/2020

Federal Trade Commission

Reports about the release of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of the year are promising, but plans for distribution are still being worked out. Know that COVID-19 vaccines are in the pipeline and scammers won’t be far behind. More on tips to avoid COVID-19 vaccine scams: http://go.usa.gov/x7hnM

With the COVID-19 vaccine arriving in California, we want to make sure residents know how to protect themselves from pot...
12/18/2020

With the COVID-19 vaccine arriving in California, we want to make sure residents know how to protect themselves from potential vaccine scams. Here is important information from the Federal Trade Commission. To learn more, please visit ftc.gov/coronavirus/scams

We are honored to partner with the Foothill Air Support Team (FAST) to bring joy to some children in our community this ...
12/17/2020

We are honored to partner with the Foothill Air Support Team (FAST) to bring joy to some children in our community this holiday season. Today, we delivered the toys and saw many smiles. Thank you Pasadena Police Department for donating the toys!

12/17/2020

Corporal Keith Eggleston is retiring after 25 years of service. He started his career as a Reserve Officer and quickly became a full-time police officer in June 1996. In May 2018, he was promoted to Corporal. Throughout his career, Cpl. Eggleston was instrumental in assisting local youth programs, hosting community events, and training new officers for patrol.

On behalf of Chief Vu and the Alhambra Police Department's men and women, it has been a great honor and privilege to work with you. Congratulations on your dedicated service to the City of Alhambra, and we wish you a happy and healthy retirement.

12/17/2020

Corporal Keith Eggleston is retiring after 25 years of service. He started his career as a Reserve Officer and quickly became a full-time police officer in June 1996. In May 2018, he was promoted to Corporal. Throughout his career, Cpl. Eggleston was instrumental in assisting local youth programs, hosting community events, and training new officers for patrol.

On behalf of Chief Vu and the Alhambra Police Department's men and women, it has been a great honor and privilege to work with you. Congratulations on your dedicated service to the City of Alhambra, and we wish you a happy and healthy retirement.

City of Alhambra - Government
12/16/2020

City of Alhambra - Government

Did you know, you can schedule a free e-waste pick-up to get rid of your old electronics? Call Republic Services at 1-800-299-4898!

Drivers can now charge their #electricvehicles at three City public parking structures located in downtown Alhambra. The...
12/16/2020

Drivers can now charge their #electricvehicles at three City public parking structures located in downtown Alhambra. They are located at:
• 80 S First Street
• 26 N First Street
• 103 N Chapel Ave
Download the @EVConnect App to get started. Learn more: www.cityofalhambra.org/resources/electric-vehicle-charging-stations.

Drivers can now charge their #electricvehicles at three City public parking structures located in downtown Alhambra. They are located at:
• 80 S First Street
• 26 N First Street
• 103 N Chapel Ave
Download the @EVConnect App to get started. Learn more: www.cityofalhambra.org/resources/electric-vehicle-charging-stations.

On December 14, 1970, the Alhambra Police Department tragically lost Officer Richard J. Mohr in the line of duty. He die...
12/14/2020

On December 14, 1970, the Alhambra Police Department tragically lost Officer Richard J. Mohr in the line of duty. He died during a traffic accident. Officer Mohr was taken from us, but he will never be forgotten.

The Alhambra Police Department would like to thank the citizens of Alhambra for their unwavering support.

Detectives from the Alhambra Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying a package theft suspect. The...
12/10/2020

Detectives from the Alhambra Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying a package theft suspect. The theft occurred on December 9, 2020, at 3:35 p.m., in the area of Marguerita Avenue and Mission Road. The suspect is described as an Asian or Hispanic man, approximately 5’7 feet in height, light complexion, and black crew-cut hair. He was wearing glasses, a green shirt, blue jeans, and blue shoes.

Anyone with information regarding this case or the suspect’s identity is asked to contact us at 626-308-4875. You may remain anonymous, please refer to report number 20-23641.

Today, Chief Vu swore in Police Officer Muriedas and Dispatcher Francia, as our newest members of the Alhambra Police De...
12/10/2020

Today, Chief Vu swore in Police Officer Muriedas and Dispatcher Francia, as our newest members of the Alhambra Police Department family. We are excited for their new journey with our agency.

Please join us in congratulating Police Officer Muriedas and Dispatcher Francia.

OVERNIGHT PARKING RELAXATION:With the holiday season upon us, people will be visiting the City of Alhambra and its resid...
12/10/2020

OVERNIGHT PARKING RELAXATION:
With the holiday season upon us, people will be visiting the City of Alhambra and its residents. In the holidays' spirit, the Alhambra Police Department will place a moratorium on overnight parking enforcement.

The moratorium will be in effect from Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 2 a.m. through Sunday, January 3, 2021. Inter-Con personnel will not provide overnight parking services during this period.

Parking personnel will resume parking services on Monday, January 4, 2021, at 2:00 a.m.

DAYTIME PARKING RELAXATION:
On Thursday, December 24 through Saturday, December 26, 2020, street sweeping and city lot enforcement will be suspended. Daytime parking enforcement will resume on Monday, December 28, 2020, at 7:00 a.m.

On Thursday, December 31, 2020, through Saturday, January 2, 2021, street weeping and city lot enforcement will be suspended. Daytime parking enforcement will resume on Monday, January 4, 2021, at 7:00 a.m.

Update: Mr. De La Torre has been located. Thank you for your assistance and sharing the post. The Alhambra Police Depart...
12/08/2020

Update: Mr. De La Torre has been located. Thank you for your assistance and sharing the post.

The Alhambra Police Department is seeking your assistance in locating an individual reported missing from the area of Mission Road and Almansor Street. The missing person is 64-year-old Jaime De La Torre, who was last seen in July of 2020. He is Hispanic, 6’02 feet tall, 175 pounds, gray hair, and brown eyes. Please contact Detective Tamayo at the Alhambra Police Department (626) 570-5159 if you see Mr. De La Torre or know his whereabouts, refer to report number 20-11364.

When leaving your car in a parking lot, please be alert and remember these safety tips:1. Park in a well-lit area as clo...
12/04/2020

When leaving your car in a parking lot, please be alert and remember these safety tips:
1. Park in a well-lit area as close as possible to the exit you will be using.
2. Lock the car and roll up the windows all the way.
3. Place any valuables or packages in the trunk.
4. If you’re unsure, ask the security guard or a co-worker to escort you to your car.
5. Have your keys ready for quick entry into the vehicle.
6. Check your vehicle for signs of a break-in and anyone hiding inside.

Catalytic Converter is stolen typically during overnight hours. Currently, Toyota Prius is the #1 targeted vehicle in Al...
12/04/2020

Catalytic Converter is stolen typically during overnight hours. Currently, Toyota Prius is the #1 targeted vehicle in Alhambra. It contains small amounts of valuable metals like platinum, palladium, or rhodium and command a good price as scrap metal.

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 personal garage, park your car inside and lock the doors.
• Install a catalytic converter-specific security device, or have it welded to the car frame.
• 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.

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