Alhambra Police Department

  • Agency: Alhambra Police Department
  • Address: 211 S. First St, Alhambra, 91801 CA
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)

Alhambra Police Department is located at 211 S. First St, Alhambra, 91801 CA. The Alhambra Police Department phone number is 626-570-5151.

Alhambra Police Department News

Where there are drugs, there are thieves. Around 2am, officers were arriving on the scene of a call for service, when one of the officers observed a suspicious vehicle (unrelated to the original call) with one subject outside the vehicle looking into another vehicle that was parked. The subject saw the officers and ran to the awaiting vehicle and entered it as it fled the area without its lights on. Two officers stayed with the original call and the observant officer gave chase to the fleeing vehicle. The officer was able to catch up to the vehicle and make a traffic stop. Inside the vehicle were three occupants, multiple burglary tools, carjacks, flashlights, and power tools. Of course, we also located methamphetamine and pipes in the vehicle. This incident occurred in the area of Eighth and Ramona. Jail occupancy plus 3. Have a great morning Alhambra!

Power Outage in the area of Fremont School. Edison is estimating restoraton at about 3:46 PM. You can contact Edison at 800-684-8123.

Good Morning Alhambra, hope everyone enjoys this Monday whether you are working or have it off. If you are going to a specific business, make sure you are aware of what their hours of operation are in case they are closed today. As for APD, we will assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days out of the year! DON'T IGNORE IT, REPORT IT!

Alhambra PD officers work closely with Agents from the Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) on educating the public and business owners about laws regarding alcohol sales and consumption. Laws involving sales of alcohol to minors as well as furnishing alcohol to minors are constantly enforced to help keep the public safe from the dangers of underage drinking. Last night, officers conducted a “Shoulder Tap” operation at several local off-sale alcohol establishments. These operations involve minors between the ages of 17-19, who are being supervised by police, asking patrons to purchase alcohol for them. The minors are instructed to tell the patrons their true age and that they cannot buy alcohol. The minors then ask the patrons to buy alcohol for them. If the patrons do so, plainclothes detectives get involved and cite the patrons for furnishing alcohol to minors. The operation resulted in two adults being cited for the violation after they agreed to buy the alcohol for the underage minors. The penalty for committing this offense is a fine between $250-1,000 and possibly jail time not to exceed one year in county jail.

At 1712 hours, the elderly female in the picture was found in the area of Curtis and Woodward in the City of Alhambra. If you have any information please contact the Alhambra Police Department.

Celebrating 50 years of 9-1-1*** On February 16, 1968, Senator Rankin Fite completed the first 9-1-1 call made in the United States in Haleyville, Alabama.On the 50th anniversary of the first 9-1-1 call, we want to acknowledge all 9-1-1 dispatchers who provide life-saving assistance in our most trying situations. #alhambra911dispatchers #thankyoutoall911dispatchers #publicsafetycelebration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aVLgPA9uOc&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=60731438&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_X1cW_XIMhkUfG46VlF-PhVWmKDNuRvUzd9a3GDRtEOzTb40TiqhrgiuucpZrfnFvGUfTDam9y3i0Du2g0681RSFwPdg&_hsmi=60731438

Happy Chinese New Year! The men and women of the Alhambra Police Department wishes you a happy and safe Chinese New Year. #alhambrapolice #happychinesenewyear #yearofthedog #happylunarnewyear

Sergeant Joe Mallette was featured on the new Alhambra City News website. Please visit to read this story and more! https://alhambracitynews.org/2018/02/04/tips-from-sgt-joe-mallette-on-pedestrian-driver-safety/

Felony Vehicle Stop: Earlier today, while patrolling the city of Alhambra, one of our officer was alerted to a felony vehicle by Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR). The officer conducted the felony stop in the area of Seventh and Valley and a suspect was taken into custody. This is another great tool the Alhambra Police department uses to keep our city safe. Law enforcement agencies use this system to enhance their enforcement, investigative capabilities, expand their collection of relevant data, and expedite the tedious and time-consuming process of comparing vehicles of interest.

On Saturday, January 27th, at 7:00 p.m., a theft occurred at a T-Mobile store located on Valley Boulevard in the City of Alhambra. Five suspects entered the store and removed I-Phones and other items that were on display. The suspects fled the store with the loss. The suspects were three Hispanic males and two Hispanic females. The Alhambra Police Department requests your assistance in identifying the suspects. If you can identify the suspects and wish to remain anonymous you can call the Alhambra Tip Line at (626)308-4875.

The men and women of the Alhambra Police Department wishes you a very happy and safe Valentines Day. It looks like a light rain is coming down, please remember to give yourself a little extra time to get to your destination. Driving Safely in the Rain* 1. Take your time. Slowing down is the only way to keep your vehicle from hydroplaning. 2. Turn your headlights on to help other vehicles see you and when using your windshield wipers. 3. Give other vehicles more space. 4. Avoid using cruise control. 5. Keep a firm grip on the wheel. #happyValentinesday #whatareyourplanstonight #safetyinalhambra #dontignoreitreportit

Earlier today, we received a call of an apartment structure fire. In a joint effort from the Alhambra Fire Department and the Alhambra Police Department, everyone made it out safely including their furry friends. In the picture below, our officer is seen doing CPR on a rescued dog (best picture we could obtain). We are happy to report that it appears our furry friend should make a full recovery.

UPDATE: Road Closure is now OPEN- The Southbound traffic lanes of Garfield at Main Street have been reopened. Thank you for avoiding the area during the closure. Have a safe Tuesday Alhambra.

Avoid the Area - The Southbound traffic lanes of Garfield at Main Street will be blocked for a considerable amount of time. Please avoid the area and use alternate routes, such as Atlantic Blvd.

Traffic Collision - Officers are arriving on the scene of an injury traffic collision that just occurred on Garfield, South of Main Street. Paramedics are on their way as well. Please avoid the area. UPDATE - It is not a traffic collision, but a medical emergency. Southbound Garfield traffic lanes are blocked.

Alhambra Dispatch received two calls related to taggers in the northwest portion of the city. When Officers arrived, they were unable to locate the suspected taggers. A few hours later, the second call came in related to a disturbance possibly related to some tagging in the area. Alhambra Police Officers converged on the area and detained 2 adults and 3 juveniles. The group matched the description of the group from the first call. Officers checked the area (Atlantic Blvd. & Woodward) and found an extensive amount of graffiti on city and private property. Some items were found amongst the group with the same type of tagging on it. One adult and one juvenile had tattoos similar to the graffiti found. After the Officers conducted their investigation, all five subjects were arrested for graffiti related charges. Two of the five subjects were add charged with gang enhancements. We’d like to thank the residents who called in to report their observations. Alhambra residences take pride in their community and continue to do their part to help APD reduce crime and keep Alhambra one of the great communities to live in. Thank you.

Last evening, Alhambra Unified School District and the Gateway to Success presented a “Community Policing and Safety” Parent University workshop. It was a wonderful workshop for the attendees to meet our Alhambra Police Chief Vu, Assistance Police Chief Wiese, Commander Ponce, School Resource Officer Araneta and Crime Prevention Cuchilla. Thank you to all the parents and students that attended. We will soon have other opportunities/events to meet our residents in Alhambra and for you to meet Chief Vu and other Alhambra Police Personnel.

Officers and the Alhambra Fire Department responded to Fremont Elementary School at approximately 10 am for a medical emergency involving a student. The student was transported to an area hospital for treatment and her parent(s) were notified. This call was strictly a medical call and no students were in danger. We will not be releasing additional information to protect the students confidentiality.

Recently there has been a few citizens requesting that we post suspicious activity on our FB page. This is a tough one because what is suspicious to each of us differs greatly. Some people consider hoodies to be suspicious while others do not. The important thing to remember is that if something is suspicious to you, report it. Do not wait to consult a family member or friend to confirm that it is suspicious. The delay in reporting could mean the difference in a criminal being able to complete his/her crime and get away or to be a guest at our five star bed and breakfast. Remember that we are out and about 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. We truely cannot be successful without you, our concerned citizens, acting as our eyes and ears. Always remember......Don't ignore it. Report it! As a reminder, our general phone number is 626 570-5168.

Just after midnight, an officer was driving in the area of Norwood and Elm when he observed a subject running in the middle of the street with a crow bar in his hand. The officer called for back up and after several blocks of following the subject, he discarded the object. Officers ultimately cornered the subject and were able to safely detain him. Medics and officers transported the subject to the hospital for medical attention.

Suspicion of Residential Burglary Arrests - Earlier today, a witness called in to report a vehicle with paper plates that was circling the area of Ethel and Norwood. Officers responded and located the vehicle that was occupied by 5 subjects. After a thorough investigation and locating evidence in the vehicle, the 5 suspects were arrested on suspicion of residential burglary. Thanks for calling!

Stolen vehicle arrests - You may have heard some sirens and the helicopter around Chapel and Mission a short while ago. One of our officers located an occupied stolen vehicle in the area and back up started responding. The vehicle did not try to run and the suspects were taken into custody without any issues.

ROAD CLOSURE: Ramona Road (northside) in between Westminster Avenue and Meridian Avenue will be closed off for construction until further notice. Please use alternate routes if this closure will interrupt your daily commute. Thank you and drive safely!

Please come participate with our blood drive today till 7pm. Your donation can save three lives. Bring picture ID.

Yesterday we had the distinct pleasure of giving a station tour to a large group of middle school children from China. It was fun answering their many questions.