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.
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.
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.