Suspect arrested after short pursuit in La Puente 150 150 SIB Staff

Suspect arrested after short pursuit in La Puente

A suspect is in custody after biting a deputy sheriff, and leading several other deputies on a pursuit through residential streets before crashing into another vehicle.   

It began on Friday, January 10, 2020, at approximately 5:00 PM, when Deputy Sheriff’s from Industry Station conducted a traffic stop on the suspect’s vehicle at the intersection of Evanwood Avenue and Lassalette Avenue, in the city of Valinda. The suspect was asked to exit his vehicle but refused to comply with the Deputy’s commands.  The driver instead reached for a bag on the floorboard of the vehicle.  Thinking the suspect might be reaching for a weapon, the Deputy grabbed hold of the suspect’s arm/shoulder preventing him from reaching inside the bag.  As the Deputy held on, the suspect reached down and bit the Deputy’s hand.  The suspect drove away from the scene after the Deputy let go of him and went in pursuit of the suspect  through various residential streets in La Puente, and surrounding areas.

Upon reaching the intersection of Willow Avenue and Fairgrove Avenue, the suspect crashed into another vehicle.  The suspect’s vehicle  then came to rest after colliding into a wall.  Deputies were then able to detain the suspect with no further incident.  The Los Angeles County Fire Department transported the Suspect to a nearby hospital for a medical evaluation and clearance for booking.  A firearm was recovered inside the bag the suspect was reaching for.  

A woman in the other vehicle involved in the collision, was transported to an area hospital for minor injuries. 

The Deputy who was bit by the suspect was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information at this time. 

Industry Station Deputies Bring Operation Christmas to La Puente Family 495 276 SIB Staff

Industry Station Deputies Bring Operation Christmas to La Puente Family

On Tuesday. December 17, 2019, a Special Assignment Team from Industry Sheriff’s Station held an “Operation Christmas” contest,with the goal to adopt a family in need and to brighten their lives during this Holiday Season.

Industry Sheriff’s Station‘s, La Puente Special Assignment team was contacted by a woman named Cynthia who nominated her sister Valerie, and Valerie’s 10 year old, twin boys Jeremy & Jordan.

Jordan was diagnosed with a terminal illness. One of Jordan’s wishes was to have a winter wonderland Christmas this year but because of his illness, he has been restricted to his home.

With the help of generous vendors and the community, these deputies decided to bring a winter wonderland to Jordan. They were able to bring snow, a face painter, a holiday arch way, many decorations, gifts and most importantly Santa Claus. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder, Alex Verdugo joined Sheriff Alex Villanueva to be a part of Jordan’s special Winter Wonderland.

To watch the whole event unfold, please visit our YouTube page, or click the link: