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Indecent Exposure Incidents near Rowland High School

Walnut/Diamond Bar Station

Rowland Heights – There has been recent incidents of indecent exposure near Rowland High School. Previous incidents involve students being asked for directions from someone inside of a vehicle. Suspect described as a male White or male Hispanic in a dark colored vehicle.  The public is asked to remain vigilant in the vicinity of the school.
•     Be cautious of strangers calling you towards their vehicle
•      Do not approach vehicles you do not recognize
•      Stay in groups of two or more while walking home or waiting to be picked up (use the buddy system)
•      Be aware of your surroundings, do not become distracted with your cell phone
•      Call for help should you find yourself in an uncomfortable or potentially dangerous situation
•      See something, say something
In an emergency dial 911
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 Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org/

Any information for  Jim McDonnell, Sheriff, Los Angeles County

DETECTIVE L. GOMEZ OR DETECTIVE D. COLEMAN Walnut/Diamond Bar Station Detective Bureau
21695 E. Valley Blvd., Walnut, 91789

(909) 595-2264


Large Amount of Cash Found

Sheriff Dept. Looking For Owner

By Michael Armijo

Rowland Heights, CA –A large amount of money that was found in Rowland Heights and turned into the Walnut Diamond Bar Sheriff Station is looking for it’s owner. And if no one come forward, the Sheriff’s Department will deposit it into an account unless the finder makes a claim.

“A resident found the large amount of money and turned it into us, so we are currently looking for the owner,” said Detective Blaylock, from the Rowland Heights substation. “They have 30 days to recover the money, and we will not be releasing the amount, the location, nor the denominations of course. The owner will know those facts.”

The process of unclaimed money is the owner has 30 days to claim the money to get it back. After the 30 days, the FINDER can make a claim to the money. But what if you DON’T report the money?

So what’s the law?

Until now, laws around keeping found cash has been pretty hazy. Technically, the crime is known as ‘theft by finding’.  This means that if you find a wad of cash on the street and don’t try to return it to its owner – by handing it into the shop, for example, or the police – you’re guilty of theft.

What if there’s no way of knowing where it came from?

You should try and find the owner – even if it’s only $5. This is where it gets a little bit more complicated…

Daniel Wise, associate solicitor at Slater Heelis LLP, told Metro.co.uk that not reporting this money is ‘theft’. ‘There are many cases will no doubt come as a surprise to many people, but it serves as a timely reminder of the definition of “theft” – which has remained largely unchanged for almost 50 years,’ he said.

‘Under the Theft Act 1968, a person is guilty of theft if they “dishonestly appropriate property [including cash] belonging to another”.

‘Lost property will continue to “belong to another”, unless it has genuinely been abandoned by the owner. The fact that cash has been dropped in the street does not necessarily mean it has been abandoned.’

However, he adds that in the end it’s down to whether you could reasonably believe the owner of the cash was untraceable, or you had already taken reasonable steps to find them – such as by going to the police.
But for now, a large amount of money is sitting in the Sheriff’s Department looking for it’s owner. If you are, or know of the owner, please contact Det. Blaylock at the Sheriff Sub Station: 626.913.1715, directly: 909.859.2838, email: tblaylo@lasd.org, or go to the Walnut Station located at 21695 Valley Blvd, Walnut, CA 91789.

Housekeeper Arrested For Burglary

Staff Reports

Rowland Heights – Marco Rivas, a 25 year old man from Rowland Heights was stopped by Walnut deputies on a routine traffic stop. He was driving a Green Honda Accord and was pulled over at Batson Avenue and Colima Road. When the deputies questioned Rivas they discovered that he was had never been issued a driver’s license in his life. Upon a search of his vehicle a large Samsonite bag containing jewelry and jewelry boxes with Asian writing on them were found. The search also produced several smaller bags containing watches, electronics, and credit cards in other people’s names. The last thing they were able to find was a bag with what can be described as burglary type tools. Rivas was arrested for receiving stolen property and possession of burglary tools. Later at the station during questioning Rivas confessed to stealing the items while working as a housekeeper. According to Captain Reyes of the LACSD at the Walnut/Diamond Bar Station, “they have only able to trace one of the victim’s credit cards back to them and have not been able to identify the victim’s of any of the stolen jewelry or other credit cards”. The case was rejected because the LA County District Attorney’s office did not approve of the complaint report that was filed and decided not to prosecute Rivas. Not all arrests or citations result in the filing of criminal charges. In some cases district attorney’s office may decline to prosecute or “reject” a case if there is insufficient evidence or if more investigation is required. The statute of limitations for the district attorney’s office to file misdemeanor charges is generally one year and they three years to file on most felonies.


Upcoming RHCCC Meeting

Rowland Heights- The Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council (RHCCC) holds a monthly community meeting the second Monday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Rowland Heights Community Center located at Pathfinder Park, 18150 E. Pathfinder Road, Rowland Heights. Supervisor Don Knabe & Sheriff Jim McDonnel will be featured at this event.

This month’s meeting will be held September 12, 2016.  The first hour of the meeting will consist of a reception and award ceremony honoring Los Angeles County Fourth District Supervisor Don Knabe on his 20 years of service.  At 8:00 p.m. the featured speaker for the evening will be Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell. He will give a presentation on a special training program he has introduced to better train deputies to recognize mentally ill patients and provide them options to minimize the need for resorting to deadly force.

All residents in surrounding areas are welcome to attend.  There is no admission fee.