Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Road Closure of Longden Avenue

Halloween Night, Thursday, October 31st. - Longden Avenue will be closed to through traffic between El Monte - Holly Avenues from 4:00 - 10:30 pm.  The closure is to accommodate expected pedestrian and vehicle traffic converging on this area on Halloween night.  Please use Duarte Road or Las Tunas Drive as alternate east-west roadways.  Residents with identification living in the 200-400 blocks West Longden Avenue will be able to access the closure.

And always - Don't Drink & Drive!

Happy Halloween 2013!

Have a safe and Happy Halloween...Watch out for the little ghosts and goblins!


Remember, Don't Drink and Drive!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Weekly Activity Highlights for October 13-26, 2013

We successfully sent the Weekly Activity Reports to our media partners, but with one of our favorite Administrative Assistants on vacation, I neglected to post the last two weeks of activity to the blog. They are here now...please visit the Weekly Police Activity page on our website or click on the links below.

Sgt. Le Veque

Local Teen Eager to Teach Bicycle Safety

Kristen Tarsala is a Girl Scout on a mission: a mission to champion bicycle safety in her community! Not only is Kristen a student at Arcadia High School, but she is a member of the AHS Band, and has been involved with Scouting for the last 11 years.  Kristen currently holds the rank of Ambassador in the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and is working toward obtaining the Gold Award, the Girl Scout equivalent to the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts.

A step for Kristen in achieving her Gold Award is taking on the task of developing and implementing a bicycle training course for youth in her community.  Kristen is well on her way, impressing our Arcadia Police Department Traffic Sergeant, Brett Bourgeous, at a recent presentation at Dana Middle School.

Kristen is offering her bicycle safety training to local school and service groups in Arcadia.  What better opportunity than to have youth speaking directly to their peers on such a topic?  We wish Kristen the best of luck in her doubt she will reach and exceed her goals!

If you are interested in reaching out to Kristen for training, please contact Sergeant Brett Bourgeous at 626.574.5475.

Weekly Tip - Halloween Traffic Safety!

Halloween night will bring plenty of gatherings and activity to our neighborhoods. As you drive or make your way around town, please pay close attention for pedestrians and little goblins running across the street. Watch out for our kids as they trick or treat on Halloween night from house to house or while getting out of parked cars.

Arcadia, like many communities, has many homes that are decorated and offer "haunted houses" attracting crowds of kids and traffic. When visiting these locations, enjoy the experience but remember to obey traffic laws and parking regulations.
  • Don't double park or drop off passengers in the roadway.
  • Don't block driveways.
  • Don't park in crosswalks.
  • Don't park in front of fire hydrants.
Please be courteous and respectful of your neighbors. Drive carefully and be aware of all the children celebrating tonight!

Halloween Night, Thursday, October 31st. - Longden Avenue will be closed to through traffic between El Monte - Holly Avenues from 4:00 - 10:30 pm.  The closure is to accommodate expected pedestrian and vehicle traffic converging on this area on Halloween night.  Please use Duarte Road or Las Tunas Drive as alternate east-west roadways.  Residents with identification living in the 200-400 blocks West Longden Avenue will be able to access the closure.

And always - Don't Drink & Drive!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween Partiers Beware: The AVOID THE 100 DUI Task Force is Cracking Down on Drunk Drivers


Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Arcadia, CA - This Halloween, and Halloween weekend, police, sheriff and CHP Officers will crack down on drunk and drugged drivers throughout the region with an aggressiveDrive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort. The Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force has given fair warning to all party goers: Keep the party off the road.

The Avoid the 100 – Los Angeles County DUI Task Force will be deploying additional patrols this Thursday, October 31, 2013 , and Saturday, November 2, 2013, throughout the San Gabriel Valley, in addition to routine patrols already scheduled to stop and arrest alcohol or drug impaired drivers.

Halloween is one of the deadliest holidays of the year on our roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2007-2011, 52 percent of all national fatalities occurring on Halloween night involved a drunk driver. Males ages 21-34 comprised almost half of all drunk drivers who were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes nationwide during the 2011 Halloween period. It is the deadliest night for child pedestrians of any night of the whole year.

If you celebrate with alcohol, you don’t belong behind the wheel!

To keep safe this Halloween, the Avoid the 100 – Los Angeles County DUI Task Force recommends these tips:

 Before the Halloween festivities begin, plan a way to safely get home at the end of the night.
 Always designate a sober driver.
 If you are impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation.
 Walking impaired can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. Designate a sober friend to walk you home.
 Use one of your community’s sober ride programs, like Jan’s Towing Don’t Drive Drunk Detour Program. Call (626) 334-1383 for more information.
 If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact local law enforcement.
 If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make safe travel arrangements to where they are going. If you think you have to ask if they are okay to drive, you already know they’re not.

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

Robert Guthrie
Chief of Police

By: Brett Bourgeous

Friday, October 25, 2013

Global Police Tweet-a-thon Returns November 1st

A Day on Patrol with Your Local Police or Sheriff – Arcadia PD to Participate in Global Tweet-a-thon

The Arcadia Police Department is participating in a Global Tweet-a-thon. What is it like to patrol the streets of Arcadia on a Friday morning or evening? What types of calls do Arcadia officers respond to? In an effort to give Arcadia residents a glimpse inside the way officers work to keep our community safe, the Arcadia Police Department will participate in the Global Police Tweet-a-thon on Friday, November 1, 2013 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Virtual ride-along)

Officers from the Arcadia Police Department will join more than 200 participating law enforcement agencies across six countries to take to Twitter in an effort to bring attention and understanding to the use of social media by law enforcement.

Agencies will tweet using the same hashtag, #poltwt, to create awareness about police work and law enforcement issues, as well as to promote the use of social media and transparency in law enforcement.

There are currently more than 200 agencies participating from the U.S., Canada, UK, Sweden, Iceland, and Australia. Any law enforcement agency can join the Tweet-a-thon and tweet during any portion of the 24-hour period. For a list of participating agencies, please visit

"Locally, we hope to use the event as a virtual ride-along, giving the community a glimpse of the daily activity and a behind the scenes look at the typical day of a patrol officer; and, on a larger scale, we hope our participation continues to positively influence the rapidly growing acknowledgement, acceptance, and use of social media by other public safety agencies.” – Sergeant Tom Le Veque, Arcadia PD (@TRLeVeque)

Make sure to mark your calendars for next Friday, November 1st and follow us @ArcadiaPD between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. If you don’t already use Twitter, sign up for free at

Please be aware the number of Twitter messages generated in conjunction with the hashtag, #poltwt, for the Global Tweet-a-thon, and from our agency, @ArcadiaPD, will be in excess of what may be considered a daily number of Twitter messages from @ArcadiaPD. Please take this into consideration should you have “push notifications” activated for our Twitter feed.

Your @ArcadiaPD hosts for the day will be Sergeants Tom Le Veque and Dan Crowther. Our Watch Commanders can be reached at 626-574-5156 or please engage with us on Twitter.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

APD Awarded $74,000 in DUI & Special Traffic Enforcement Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                    October 22, 2013


The Arcadia Police Department has been awarded 2 grants totaling $74,000.00 from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on our roadways through the use of DUI checkpoints, specialized enforcement efforts and public awareness.

The Arcadia Police Department benefits from these grants by enhancing the department’s current traffic philosophy that embraces educating our community regarding traffic safety and enforcing hazardous traffic violations that place the city’s residents and visitors at risk.  The grants will provide advanced, specialized training for Arcadia Police Department personnel and will create even more opportunities for our officers to be visible throughout the community.  The combined efforts of the Office of Traffic Safety and the Arcadia Police Department will have an impact in reducing the number of people injured or killed in traffic collisions.

While traffic deaths from all causes declined by nearly 39 percent between 2006 and 2010 in California, they rose by 2.6 percent in 2011.  State and federal officials anticipate that figures will show another rise for 2012.  DUI deaths remain the largest sector, at nearly 30 percent of traffic fatalities.  Recent trends show increases in two new categories – distracted driving and drug-impaired driving.

Grant funds will pay for such activities as specialized DUI and drugged driving training, including; standardized field sobriety testing (SFST), advanced roadside impaired driving enforcement (ARIDE) and drug recognition evaluator (DRE).  Additional enforcement efforts will be focused on DUI saturation patrols, distracted driving, speed, red light and stop sign violations. The grants will also help pay for warrant service operations targeting multiple DUI offenders.

Funding for this program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Robert T. Guthrie, Chief of Police

By: Captain Paul Foley,Operations Division Commander

Weekly Tip - Halloween Safety and Alternate Events

The safety of our children is on our minds each and every day. The celebrations and traditions that go along with Halloween add to the importance of monitoring our children's activity and giving them the guidance to help keep them safe. Here are a couple of websites that offer good tips on Halloween safety:

Pasadena Humane Society (for our four-legged friends)

There are also options to traditional "trick or treating" that allow your children to celebrate in a controlled and safe environment.  The City will be hosting their annual Halloween event for elementary age kids at the Community Center on Halloween, Thursday, October 31st from 4:30-6:30 pm. The Community Center event is open to the public.  For additional information, call 626.574.5113.

Westfield Santa Anita will also be hosting a Family Spooktacular in Center Court on Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 2:00-5:00 p.m.  Visit their Facebook event page for additional information.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Red Ribbon Week 2013

Red Ribbon Week runs October 23rd-31st, 2013. Red Ribbon Week began in remembrance of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena who was kidnapped and murdered in Mexico in 1985. Agent Camarena had been working undercover for the DEA and was key in developing information that led to the eradication of large scale narcotics manufacturing operations in Mexico. Mexican cartel leaders sought revenge for these operations, murdering alleged informants and ultimately Agent Camarena. The National Family Partnership website gives a well written summary of the history of Red Ribbon Week and offers an excellent tribute to slain DEA Agent "Kiki" Enrique Camarena.

Following his death, in Agent Camarena's home town, Calexico, CA, the public outpouring of support turned in to an organized community response in which citizens dawned red ribbons. They became a voice for prevention in order to reduce the demand for illegal drugs and use of drugs in America. The following year the California State PTA adopted the Red Ribbon Campaign. Then, in 1988, Red Ribbon Week was recognized nationally with President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan serving as the Honorary Chairs.

Today, the Red Ribbon Celebration brings millions of people together to raise awareness regarding the need for alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention, early intervention, and treatment services. It is the largest, most visible prevention awareness campaign observed annually in the United States.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Seeking Witnesses to Auto vs. Pedestrian, Hit and Run Collision on El Monte Avenue

Below is the original News Release for a hit and run collision occurring at the intersection of El Monte Avenue and Camino Real Avenue, on Monday, September 30, 2013.

According to family members, the pedestrian is making good progress toward recovery after sustaining severe injuries in this collision.  Our investigators have had few leads develop in the case and we are posting the information in hopes of finding a witness to the collision.  Both roadways are well traveled in the morning hours and we hope additional persons may have seen this suspect vehicle (highlighted below).

If you have information related to this collision, please contact the Arcadia Police Department at 626.574.5150.  You can also submit anonymous tips and information via text, phone, or web to LA Regional Crime Stoppers, at 800.222.TIPS (8477), or texting "TIPLA"to CRIMES (274637), or by clicking the tip button on the Blog sidebar. Reference APD case #1304635.  

Incident: Hit and Run Traffic Collision, Automobile vs. Pedestrian
Date and Time of Release: September 30, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
The Arcadia Police Department had officers respond to the intersection of El Monte and Camino Real at approximately 7:30 a.m. on September 30, 2013 on the report of a hit and run traffic collision, involving a pedestrian.
The hit and run vehicle was described as a mid-2000 model Toyota Corolla gray in color, which was last seen eastbound on Camino Real. The Toyota had a California license plate with the first digit of “5” and the last two digits of “40.” The driver of the hit and run vehicle was described as a female in her 40’s.
The pedestrian is a 75-year-old female Arcadia resident who sustained a severe head injury, and was transported to a local hospital where she is in critical condition.
The investigation is continuing by Arcadia Police Department Detective Bureau. Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call the Arcadia Police Department at (626)574-5150. You can also submit crime tips and information via text, phone, or web to LA Regional Crime Stoppers, 800-222-TIPS (8477).

Robert T. Guthrie, Chief of Police
By: Lieutenant Mike CastroOperations Division
Refer Case #1304635

APD Suspends Online Identity Theft Reporting

Identify Theft knows no jurisdictional boundaries.  The Arcadia Police Department processes many reports of suspected Identity Theft throughout the year.  Most of the cases involve an unknown suspect and most victims are at a loss in knowing how or when their personal information was compromised.  Our Fraud investigators work in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, as well as the banking and credit industry, in continuous efforts to prosecute suspects in these crimes or refer the case to an appropriate jurisdiction, and to combat trends in fraud related crime.

One method of abuse by those persons cheating the system is to take advantage of “Online” police reporting platforms, filing Identity Theft reports in an effort to clear credit after filing a “police report”.  Current procedures for online reporting allow for possible manipulation of information and lack of proper verification when filing a report.

The Arcadia Police Department has decided to suspend the acceptance of online or phone Identity Theft reports.  We will gladly document Identity Theft reports in person at our station or through a call for service to our Dispatch Center, 626.574.5123, handled by an officer.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in our efforts to continuously evaluate our service delivery and service platforms. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Drop, Cover, and Hold On! TODAY is the Great California ShakeOut!

Are you prepared for the next big earthquake?  Today, October 17, 2013 at 10:17 am, millions of people will join in the annual Great California ShakeOut, bringing awareness to a very real threat to California.  Preparedness and knowledge are the keys to surviving during and after a significant earthquake.  The Los Angeles Fire Department offers an excellent preparedness booklet with information about steps you can take before and after an earthquake to help keep you safe, family plans for earthquakes, disaster and emergency supplies, and much more.  The LAFD booklet is available through either of the embedded links above.

Remember, if an earthquake strikes us today - Drop!  Cover!  And, Hold On!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Weekly Activity Highlights for October 6-12, 2013

Weekly Tip - Teens and Drug Use

With Red Ribbon Week just ahead of us, it is time to talk about teens and drug use!

Just like towns all over, don't be naive and think that marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy, and other assorted drugs of choice are not used and abused in our town. You may not see drugs openly sold on a street corner or have an abundance of known dope houses to choose from, but they do exist. Specific drugs and their use ebb and flow over time. Rolling meth labs, LSD tabs were popular for a while. Now ecstasy and the old staple, marijuana, can be found with our young folks. One of the most often overlooked, but highly abused method is use of prescription drugs found at home!

What can we do about it? Start with family and friends. Watch for signs of drug use and help with intervention. Be a good parent! Check with your kids, talk with your kids, know your kids. Here is a website with additional information on teen drug use, tips for prevention and detection:

"Intervene. Don't panic. YOU can do this!"

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Why does APD use Nixle?

Red Robin Tip-a-Cop Nets Over $1,800

Red Robin at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall in Arcadia played host to the Special Olympics Southern California Tip-a-Cop this past Saturday.  Officers and fellow members of the Arcadia Police Department worked two shifts alongside servers from Red Robin.  As always, our community rallied and gave great support to this worthy cause, donating over $1,800.00 in tips to Special Olympics! Thank you to all who participated!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Robbery Victims Returning from Highland Casino Confronted in Garage

Two women returned to an Arcadia home early this morning from the San Manuel Casino in Highland and were confronted inside the garage by two suspects. One suspect threatened the women with a knife while the second suspect took a purse and cash from inside the victim's car.

The crime occurred this morning shortly after 3:00 a.m. in the 200 block of El Dorado Street in Arcadia.

The victims described the first suspect as a male, African-American, 25-35 years old, 5'-07"/180 lbs.  The second suspect was described as a male, Hispanic, also 25-30 years old, 6'00"/200 lbs., with black hair. The suspects drove away eastbound on El Dorado in a copper colored, 2-door, Honda Accord.

This case is a good reminder for everyone to "check your mirrors" and to be aware of your surroundings at all times.  If you happen to see, or suspect, someone is following you, call 9-1-1 and report what is happening to law enforcement.  Continue driving until told otherwise by a Dispatcher.  If you stop, make sure the location is well lighted and very public, like an open convenience store, open gas station, or preferably, a local police or sheriff's station.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Arcadia Police Department at 626.574.5150.  You can also submit anonymous tips and information via text, phone, or web to LA Regional Crime Stoppers, at 800.222.TIPS (8477), or texting "TIPLA"to CRIMES (274637), or by clicking the tip button on the Blog sidebar.  Reference APD case #13-4875.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tip-a-Cop at Red Robin this Saturday!

The Arcadia Police Department invites you to join us on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Red Robin at Santa Anita Mall, in support of Special Olympics Southern California Athletes. Members of the Arcadia Police Department will be your servers between 11am-3pm and again from 4-8pm. All tips will benefit Special Olympic Athletes. Come join us for some great food and fun in support of these athletes!

Red Robin is located on the south side of the Westfield Santa Anita Mall in the Promenade, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Weekly Tip - The Power of Parents!

Did you know Mothers Against Drunk Driving has some excellent resources available to you as a parent?  The MADD website offers great advice to help combat Underage Drinking.

Help your son or daughter steer clear of the dangers of underage drinking with these five steps:

Step 1: Think of yourself as a coach
Step 2: Get busy communicating
Step 3: Keep track of your teen
Step 4: Show respect and caring
Step 5: Be a positive role model
Each of these steps are detailed with additional tips on the MADD website!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Weekly Activity Highlights for September 29 - October 5, 2013

Phone Scam Continues to Prey on So Cal Edison Customers

In March of 2013, APD posted a warning about a recurring phone scam targeting customers of Southern California Edison (SCE). Typically, a scammer calls and demands immediate payment for an alleged "past due" SCE account and says the power will be shut-off unless the victim sends immediate payment.  The calls have targeted both residential and business customers, usually demanding payment of between $800-$1000.  Over this past weekend, APD took two similar reports at local businesses in Arcadia. Neither business fell to the scam and no bogus payments were made.

Please see the SCE warning bulletin on this type of scam  HERE.  The bulletin is available in several different languages, including Chinese (公共事業帳單詐騙繼續瞄準Southern California Edison客戶).

From SCE:  “We ask our customers to be alert to these calls that demand immediate payment and threaten service disconnection,” said Marlyn Denter, SCE consumer affairs manager. “Customers suspecting a fraudulent call should ask for the caller’s name, department and business phone number. If the caller refuses to provide this information, customers should terminate the call and report the incident immediately to local police or SCE at 800-655-4555.

Alert Neighbor Sees Something and Said Something!

An alert resident in the 100 block of West Palm saw a suspicious man walking out of their neighbor's property and called the police yesterday afternoon.  The resident watched the man get into a car with a license plate covered with blue tape.  Officers arrived in the area and quickly located the car. The car pulled into a driveway and the driver and male passenger immediately got out and fled on foot.  Both men were ultimately detained after being found hiding in yards. Officers confirmed a residential burglary had occurred at the Palm home where the suspect was originally seen and stolen property was found in the suspects' car. Both men were arrested and booked at the Arcadia City Jail for felony residential burglary.

The Pasadena Star News posted an article on the arrests late yesterday.  View the article at

Thank you to the alert neighbor who saw something not right and took the time to call the police. This case is a great example of community and police working together to prevent and fight crime.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Town Hall Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Stolen Dog Reunited with Owner

A three-legged dog happened to be in a car stolen from the Westfield Santa Anita Mall parking lot on Monday night, September 30, 2013.  The dog either got out, or was abandoned in the area, shortly after the car was stolen. The small furry victim was found by a good Samaritan on Baldwin Avenue, south of Huntington Drive, at about 8:20 PM.

Thanks to an article in the Pasadena Star News posted yesterday, the good Samaritan reached out to a Detective at the Arcadia Police Department believing the dog he found was indeed the same dog stolen on Monday night.  Detective Mike Hale arranged for the dog owner and good Samaritan to meet at APD Wednesday afternoon.

When the dog owner called to "Luna", the good Samaritan set the three-legged schnauzer down and Luna ran across the grass in front of APD to her happy owner.  The stolen car had been recovered within a couple of hours Monday night in Bell Gardens.  Some personal items and the keys were not found with the vehicle and no suspects were taken into custody.

Good Samaritan Robert Yantz is pictured above on the right. Owner Alberto Gonzalez and Luna are in the center, along with a friend on the left.

Thanks to Ruby Gonzales and Brian Day for the cover of Luna!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

News Release: Former Arcadia Police Officer Charged with Embezzlement

Date & Time of Release: 10/2/2013 12:45 PM

On Tuesday, September 24th, 2013, investigators from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office obtained a felony arrest warrant for former Arcadia Police Officer Christian Blesch, 36, charging Grand Theft. The warrant was the result of an on-going criminal investigation into allegations that Blesch, a six-year employee of the department, feloniously stole money from the Arcadia Police Officers’ Association over a period of several months.

Arcadia Police Department command staff became aware of the allegations in March of this year, and soon thereafter relieved Blesch of duty, placing him on paid, administrative leave – pending the outcome of the L.A. County DA’s investigation into the thefts. As of September 24, 2013, Blesch was no longer employed by the Arcadia Police Department.

The District Attorney’s Office arranged with Blesch to voluntarily turn himself in upon issuance of the warrant and he surrendered to the Los Angeles Superior Court on October 2, 2013.

For further information regarding the criminal investigation, please contact the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation at: (213)974-3528
Robert T. Guthrie, Chief of Police

By: Captain Paul Foley

Helping to Improve Quality of Life

Quality of life is important to all of us in our neighborhoods. In their work day, it is not uncommon to hear an APD Officer call in a “Field Observation” to report some form of nuisance, graffiti, abandoned property, shopping carts or other problem. Dispatchers will then make notification to the proper Department or resource to correct or remedy the issue.

We encourage our residents to use City services and resources that are made available to them. “Arcadia Advocacy” is a resource available on the City website allowing residents to report problems or concerns to City Staff via the web. Arcadia Advocacy improves accessibility and is a way for our residents to share information or ask questions that may not be readily addressed on our web pages. There are also several hot lines that a resident can take advantage of when reporting some of these issues:

Abandoned Shopping Carts (800) 252-4613
Graffiti Hot Line (626) 821-4333
Street Lights/Pot Holes (626) 256-6554
Code Enforcement (626) 574-5421

If you are not sure what Department will handle your request, City Hall can be reached at (626) 574-5400. For after hours, call APD Dispatch at (626) 574-5123. We will attempt to route your request to the proper resource.

Weekly Activity Highlights for September 22-28, 2013

Weekly Tip - Help End Domestic Violence!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!  This October, let us honor National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by promoting peace in our own families, homes, and communities. Let us renew our commitment to end domestic violence -- in every city, every town, and every corner of America.

What is domestic violence?

  • Hitting, punching, shoving, biting, using weapons
  • Forced sexual activity
  • Putting down, name calling, playing mind games
  • Controlling of all your finances
  • Stalking

If you have experienced any of the above forms of abuse, caused by a husband, boyfriend, or intimate partner, you may be a victim of domestic violence.  Call your local police department or reach out to the Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Hotline (24 hours) at 800.978.3600.

HERE is a list of available shelters and walk-in centers for the greater Los Angeles County area.