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Two Deputies are holding Certificates of Recognition, with Three members of Irwindale City of Commerce.
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TRANSIT SERVICES BUREAU WEEKLY REPORT SEPTEMBER 8 – SEPTEMBER 15, 2023

09/20

Coffee with the Sheriff Poster. Image of Sheriff Luna and TSB Captain Kehoe. Wednesday Sept 20, 2023. 7am to 10am. 4the Street metro Station Santa Monica.

UPCOMING EVENT: TSB COFFEE WITH THE SHERIFF
Between 7 AM and 10 AM, Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna will attend a “Coffee with the Sheriff” event at the 4th Street Metro Passenger Station in Santa Monica. Additional Sheriff’s Department personnel and TSB specialized units will be present to continue to build a positive community relationship with the City of Santa Monica and Metro ridership on the Expo Line.

09/14

IRWINDALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE VISITS TSB IRWINDALE SUBSTATION
Members of the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce and city residents visited the TSB Irwindale substation as part of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. They provided 40 hot lunches from Stonefire Grill and gift bags and presented certificates of recognition from 48th District Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio, 1st District Supervisor Hilda Solis, and Irwindale Mayor H. Manuel Ortiz, as well as thank you cards handwritten by students from Nogales High School.

SEXUAL ASSAULT (SUSPECT OUTSTANDING)
TSB Deputies responded to a local hospital regarding a sexual assault. The deputies contacted the victim who stated he was dropped off at Long Beach Metro Passenger Station at approximately 0300 hours. While he was in the elevator, he was approached by a male adult (Suspect), and they engaged in conversation. The suspect stopped the elevator and the victim started to use his phone to call for help since he felt something was wrong. The suspect grabbed the phone out of his hands to prevent him from calling. The suspect forced the victim to engage in sexual acts against his will. The suspect exited the elevator and boarded a train in an unknown direction. After a few minutes, the victim boarded a train, exited at Willowbrook Station, and walked home.

09/11

A-LINE CRIME SUPPRESSION OPERATION
The Special Assignment Unit (SAU) with the Commuter Enhancement Unit (CET) will continue to conduct extra patrol on the A-Line. Uniformed deputies will ride trains and patrol passenger stations. Appropriate law enforcement action will be taken for suspects who commit any crime on Metro trains or property.

ASSAULT AND ROBBERY (1 SUSPECT ARRESTED, 1 OUTSTANDING)
TSB deputies were flagged down at El Monte Metro Bus Terminal and spoke with a male (victim) who informed them he was the victim of an assault and robbery by two male blacks. Simultaneously, TSB Deputies responded to a local hospital regarding a possible assault report call for service. A patient at the hospital said he was assaulted and pepper sprayed at the El Monte Terminal by another male. Upon furtherance of their investigation, deputies determined the two calls were related.

The robbery victim said he pepper sprayed one of the suspects during the robbery, but the second suspect rode away in an unknown direction on a bicycle with the victim’s bag. The patient (suspect) at the hospital was positively identified by the victim and arrested for robbery and assault. The second suspect was not located and remains outstanding.

09/10

SPOUSAL BATTERY (SUSPECT ARRESTED)
TSB Deputies received a call for service at Firestone Metro Passenger Station regarding a possible spousal battery that occurred on a Metro train. Upon arrival, deputies contacted a female (Victim), a witness, and a male (Suspect). After their investigation, deputies arrested the suspect for spousal battery. The victim refused medical treatment.

09/11

ARMED ROBBERY (SUSPECT OUTSTANDING)
TSB Deputies were dispatched to the Long Beach Metro Passenger Station regarding an armed robbery call for service. Units arrived and contacted a female adult victim who said she was robbed by two male Hispanic adults armed with pistols. The victim and suspects exited the train onto the platform where the suspects demanded the victim’s cash. The victim said the suspects took $5 from her and fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was transported to a local hospital after complaining of chest pains.

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The TSB Weekly Update is not a complete list of all incidents, arrests, or events that occurred. The details contained within each incident description are preliminary information only and are not meant to replace those of a full investigation. For inquiries please contact the TSB PIO, Deputy Kari Mercer.

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TRANSIT SERVICES BUREAU WEEKLY REPORT – SEPT. 2 – 8 2023

09/07

TSB Specialized Unit Presents Safe Schools Commuter Program at Duarte School
TSB Special Assignment Unit (SAU) hosted an informational meeting at the California School of the Arts – SGV (CSARTS-SGV) as part of the annual Safe Schools Commuter Program. CSARTS-SGV has nearly 400 students that use the Metro Blue/A-Line to commute to and from the school. The presentation focused on the safe passage of students to and from the school using the L-Line and provided safety tips for students, parents, and school staff in collaboration with Metro staff. In addition to presenting information, questions and concerns about the safety of Metro trains were also addressed.

09/06

Delaying Operations and Assault on a Peace Officer (Suspects Arrested)
As TSB Deputies were conducting a train check at the 4th Street Metro Passenger Station in the City of Santa Monica, they encountered an individual standing in the middle of the aisle, blocking passenger movement and displaying aggressive behavior. As the deputies contacted the individual to check on his welfare, the deputies were assaulted by this individual along with his female companion. The deputies were able to use minimal force and took both individuals into custody.

Crime Suppression Operation on the A-Line
The Special Assignment Unit (SAU) along with the Commuter Enhancement Unit (CET) conducted extra patrol on the Blue/A-Line. Uniformed deputies remained highly visible, rode the trains along the A-Line, and patrolled Metro passenger stations. Appropriate law enforcement action was taken for suspects who committed any crime on Metro trains or property.

08/04

Narcan Deployment
TSB Deputies stationed at the El Monte Terminal lower level were flagged down by an unknown individual. The person reported an unresponsive individual on the terminal’s upper level. Upon reaching the location, the deputies discovered an unconscious adult male with a pulse.

They promptly administered two doses of NARCAN, which successfully revived him and restored his consciousness. Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel arrived to provide further medical treatment and assess the patient’s condition. After the medical assessment, the patient refused transportation to the hospital and left the premises independently.

The TSB Weekly Update is not a complete list of all incidents, arrests, or events that occurred. The details contained within each incident description are preliminary information only and are not meant to replace those of a full investigation. For inquiries please contact the TSB PIO, Deputy Kari Mercer.

Crimestoppers logo. silouette of the L A skyline with the word CRIME on the left and the word Stoppers in a black box under the city. Los Angeles Region. Submit a tip and stay anonymous. download the tips mobile app. lacrimestoppers.org. 800-222-8477.