Montebello Police Department

  • Agency: Montebello Police Department
  • Address: 1600 W Beverly Blvd, Montebello, 90640 CA
  • Chief: Daniel A Weast (Chief of Police)

Montebello Police Department is located at 1600 W Beverly Blvd, Montebello, 90640 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Daniel A Weast. The Montebello Police Department phone number is 323 887-1313.

Montebello Police Department News

Montebello Gang Member Convicted of Three Counts of Attempted Murder On June 21, 2008, a shooting took place at a residence in the area of Poplar Ave. and Madison Ave. in the city of Montebello. During this time, a graduation party was underway in the backyard and was attended by numerous family members of the graduate. Aside from family members, several South Side Montebello street gang members were present. At approximately 11:00 pm, an altercation took place in which several South Side Montebello gang members had a fight with rival members of a tagging crew who were walking by the party. The tagging crew is associated with the Primera Flats street gang based..... To read this the rest of this article click: http://www.montebellopd.org/crime-news/montebello-gang-member-convicted-of-three-counts-of-attempted-murder

The Police Department is proud to offer a Citizens' Police Academy to the Montebello community. This program is both engaging and informative and is designed to increase understanding of the Police Department's operations. It also allows our community members the opportunity to interact with our outstanding personnel. Students will participate in informative classroom-style presentations as well as practical demonstrations with a variety of Police Department personnel. Activities include a police facility tour, a jail tour, simulated exercises, firearms instruction, fingerprinting and crime scene investigation, and other demonstrations. For more information and access to the official application, please visit, http://montebellopd.org/news/citzacademy.

"Between the thin red line and the thin blue line lies the thinnest gold line. This gold line represents those who are rarely seen but mostly heard. The calm voice in the dark night; the golden glue that holds it all together - Dispatchers" In 1994, “National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week” was formally recognized by Congress and is celebrated each year during the second full week of April to coincide with National 9-1-1 Education Month. Read the complete story here --> http://montebellopd.org/department-news/telecommunications-week

Do you know this man? Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the App Store, or use the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

Each one of us became peace officers to help and serve our communities. But due to proposed legislation in Sacramento, we’re concerned about the ability to do just that. Earlier this week, Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) announced they would be introducing legislation that would raise the standard for legal review, in hindsight, of an officer’s decision to use force. We are concerned about the repercussions of this change for public safety. If our officers cannot respond to life and death situations until backup arrives or are forced to employ a checklist during rapidly advancing and extraordinarily dangerous situations, ultimately everyone involved is placed at a higher risk. Regardless of any outcome, we will always be here for you, to help and to serve. Please call these Assembly members to voice your opinion. Assemblymember Shirly Weber 916-319-2079 Assemblymember Kevin McCarty 916-319-2007. #ServingOurCommunities

As Cpl. Chavez was standing in line at Amy’s Pastry, she was approached by a beautiful young lady by the name of Fatima. Fatima presented this plate to Cpl. Chavez and said, “look what I made for you.” It’s these wonderful gestures that remind us why we do the job we do. Thank you Fatima you truly made Cpl. Chavez’ day!!

Police activity update! The suspect is in custody. UPDATE: 04/03/18 3:50PM Our Special Problems Unit (SPU) Officers were conducting an area check at the riverbed area of Telegraph & Slauson regarding a person wanted for 664/187 PC. During their search, they attempted to detain a subject matching the description of the wanted person. However, the male subject fled before the officers were able to detain him. A containment was established around the area where he was last seen. Based on the crime that the male was wanted for, additional units responded along with San Gabriel PD K9. After a thorough search of the area, he was located hiding in the riverbed area. After several orders for him to surrender failed, the K9 was deployed. The male subject was subsequently taken into custody with minor injuries on his arm sustained from the deployment of the Police K9. Further investigation revealed that the male was not the subject wanted for 664/187 PC but he was running from police because he too was wanted for a NO bail warrant. He was treated at a local hospital for the bite marks and subsequently booked and transported to County jail for housing.

Police Activity in the area of Telegraph Rd / Slauson Rd.

Update: (04/04-18) The suspect was apprehended and is custody. POLICE ACTIVITY: Please stay out of the area of Telegraph Rd / Slauson Ave. - nixle.us/A2KQ8

****************UPDATE (04/02/18) 3:56PM****************** Whittier Blvd is now open in both directions. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ROAD CLOSURE: Whittier Blvd between 2nd St. & Van Norman (Pico Rivera) is CLOSED for an undetermined amount of time due to a gas leak. Please use alternate routes, traffic is heavy in the area.

Montebello CA. – Drivers are using their cell phones less often while driving, 10 years after “hands-free” became the law, but distracted driving remains a serious safety challenge in California. Observing April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the first week in April as California Teen Safe Driving Week, safety advocates will focus on education and enforcement efforts statewide. The Montebello Police Department will join law enforcement throughout the state to step up enforcement along with awareness efforts by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to discourage distracted driving. Officers will have a special emphasis this month on enforcing all cell phone and distracted driving laws. The goal is to increase voluntary compliance by drivers, but sometimes citations are necessary for motorists to better understand the importance of driving distraction. http://montebellopd.org/crime-news/ten-years-ago-hands-free-became-a-law-challenges-remain

Please welcome our newest Police K9 Trainee Barry. Barry will attend a 6 week school with his new handler Cpl. Marquez. If K9 Barry passes his training he will become the next patrol K9 for our department! 🐕 We wish Barry and Cpl. Marquez well over the next 6 weeks at Adlerhorst Police Dog Handler Training School.

Please join us as we swear in our new Chief of Police, Brad Keller

Today @montebellopd said goodbye to retired Police Officer Carl Williamson. Carl was a fixture at Department events. May he rest in eternal peace

Stay dry, stay prepared, stay informed during an emergency!

Today we stand together with our Pomona Police Department family as we say goodbye to Officer Casillas. 🖤💙🖤

Montebello Rain Over the next 12 to 14 hours, or until about midnight tonight, the Montebello area will experience about one to two inches of rain between now and 7 PM tonight. This amount of rain may result in minor localized urban flooding, as well as low to moderate levels of water in the Rio Hondo River. There is a potential for North Lincoln Avenue to be closed within the Whittier Narrows Dam between La Merced and San Gabriel Blvd. This area is continually being assessed by the Montebello Fire Department, and the Montebello Street Department, to determine if this area needs to be shut down as a result of flooding. For your safety, we ask that you stay away from the Rio Hondo River and any other large bodies of water. If you should experience any areas of flooding in Montebello, please call the fire department so that it may be assessed. We will continue to provide you with any updates of flooding throughout the day.

On Wednesday, March 14th, Chief Brad Keller, and the Montebello Police Department were excited and proud to be able to swear in our two newest employees, Police Officer Christopher Powers and Property & Evidence Technician Michelle (Shelly) Marie McKeever. Christopher Powers is a legacy here at the Montebello Police Department. His dad, Craig Powers retired as a Sergeant from our department several years ago. In 2011 Chris was hired as a Community Service Officer performing basic patrol functions as a report writer as well as other basic law enforcement functions. He then left Montebello in order to focus on his education and complete his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Fullerton. Upon completing his education, Chris attended the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Academy and graduated from the Basic Law Enforcement Academy, 209th Session. We were very excited to be able to hire him while he was in the academy and watch him graduate in the Montebello blues. Please welcome Chris to our family as he begins his long-awaited career in law enforcement. Michelle McKeever is a humanitarian born and raised in Southern California. After finding a love for the world of forensics, Michelle graduated from the California State University of Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology. She also attended two academies for training in all aspects of forensics. Meantime, she worked with the homeless in Los Angeles then moved to India for a short period of time to work with a non-profit whose mission was to bring jobs to women lacking an education. After returning home, Michelle became an active attendee to the Southern California Association of Fingerprint officers and is a member of the International Association for Identification, International Association for Property & Evidence Inc. and the International Crime Scene Investigator Association. Michelle is elated to finally serve the community of Montebello with the honor and integrity. If you see our new employees around town, please welcome them. To watch the full video, watch below.

We are happy to announce that Brad Keller has been appointed as the Montebello Police Department’s eleventh Police Chief since the City incorporated in 1920. Chief Keller started his law enforcement career with the Montebello Police Department in 1991 as a police officer after graduating from Rio Hondo College Police Academy. In 1995 he was promoted to senior officer. He was promoted to sergeant in 2001, promoted to lieutenant in 2008, and promoted to captain in 2011. His previous assignments, as an officer and supervisor, include; Patrol, Field Training Officer, Range Master, Use of Force Instructor, Major Traffic Collision Investigations, Motor Officer, Gang Unit, Major Narcotics Investigations, General Investigations, and Administration. Chief Keller was the commanding officer of Investigations and Support Services from 2011 to 2015 and was the Patrol Services Commander at the time of this appointment. Chief Keller attended West Covina High School, East Los Angeles College and the University of Phoenix. His advanced law enforcement training includes; the Sherman Block Leadership Institute, Peace Officer’s Standards and Training Management School, Los Angeles Police Department “West Point” Leadership Program, Peace Officer’s Standards and Training Executive Development Course, Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy and other advanced law enforcement training. He received his Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory and Management certificates from the California Police Officer's Standards and Training. Chief Keller was awarded the Medal of Courage and Medal of Merit in 2000 and the Medal of Lifesaving in 2003. Chief Keller is a member of the California Police Chief’s Association, Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and Member of the FBI National Academy Associates. Chief Keller was born in Long Beach California and spent most of his childhood in Southern California. Chief Keller has been married to Eileen, an educator since 1999 and they reside in Chino Hills. Chief Keller enjoys hunting, fishing, running, participating in half-marathons and most of all spending time with family. Chief Keller is looking forward to continuing his service to the community of Montebello as the Chief of Police. His primary mission is to continue to protect lives and property utilizing innovative policing practices that are in the best interest of the community and businesses in Montebello. He is a firm believer that strong partnerships with the community and businesses are the key to success of Montebello being a safe place to live, work and visit.

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most popular holidays in the United States. With a plethora of Irish immigrants—and many, many more St. Paddy’s Day well-wishers, the holiday is heavily celebrated by most Americans with friendly pinches, bangers n’ mash, and green beer galore. Sadly, all this merry-making can lead to dangerous driving conditions as party-goers head home. The Montebello Police Department will deploy additional officers on special DUI Saturation Patrols specifically to stop and arrest drivers showing signs of alcohol or drug impairment during the hours of 7:00 PM and 3:00 AM. Plan ahead, call taxi, Uber or Lyft. Just don’t drive! For the complete story, --> http://montebellopd.org/department-news/this-st-patty-s-day-don-t-depend-on-the-luck-o-the-irish

CRITICAL MISSING: UPDATE: HAS BEEN LOCATED AND REUNITED WITH HER FAMILY Catalina Alvarado is 82 years old and has Alzheimer's. Her daughter last saw her this morning at 11:00 AM at her home in Montebello (19th St. / Madison Ave.). At approximately 2:00 PM she returned to check on her and saw that she was not in the house. Catalina does not have any money, nor does she have a bus pass to get around. She was last seen wearing a grey sweater, dark blue pants, and turquoise shoes. Catalina is described as a female Hispanic 5'2" tall, 140lbs, brown eyes with white hair. Her destination is unknown. If you see her or know of her whereabouts, please CALL the Montebello Police Department at (323) 887-1313.

When an officer is killed in the line of duty, it’s not an agency that suffers, its a nation. 🖤 💙 🖤 We are extremely saddened by the events that took place in Pomona last night. We pray for the Pomona Police officer that succumbed to his wounds and for the officer that will survive. 🖤 💙 🖤 We stand with you in your time of need! 🖤 💙 🖤

Happy International Women's Day to all the incredible and strong women who make the Montebello Police Department great. A special thanks, today and every day for their hard work serving the Montebello community.

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of retired Police Officer Carl Williamson. He was a beloved member of the MPD family and a fixture at department events. He served the residents of Montebello with honor and was proud of his time with the MPD. On behalf of Acting Chief Keller and all of the men and women of the MPD, we offer our sincerest condolences to his wife Eva and all of his family. Rest In Peace Sir.

Fire is out and traffic lanes are open. No further delay at Montebello Blvd/Paramount Blvd.