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La Mirada Crime Summary Mar. 10 – Mar. 16, 2014

DUI and Driver’s License Checkpoint Nets 2 DUI Arrests

Members from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and La Mirada Public Safety conducted a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on March 15. As part of the City’s effort to prevent alcohol related accidents, the checkpoint was one of many conducted in La Mirada in recent years.

Saturday’s checkpoint was conducted on the corner of Imperial Hwy. and Santa Gertrudes Ave. from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Of the 1,520 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint, 1,281 were screened, resulting in two DUI arrests. An additional five drivers were arrested for suspended or revoked licenses.
“DUI and driver’s license checkpoints lower alcohol related deaths and injuries,” says Sgt. Andy Ruiz of the Sheriff’s Department. “They are also an effective deterrent for drivers who might consider driving impaired by making them aware of the risks.”
Drivers are always encouraged to designate a driver before making the decision to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Report drunk drivers by calling 911.
Funding for DUI and driver’s license checkpoints is provided by grant funds from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
A robbery was reported on the 14100 block of Imperial Hwy. Bicycle parts were stolen. No injuries were reported.
Residential Burglary
An incident was reported on the 15300 block of Normandy Ln. The loss from the residence is unknown.
Electronics were reported stolen in a burglary reported on the 15400 block of Elmbrook Dr.
A television was reported stolen from a garage in a burglary on the 15000 block of San Feliciano Dr.
Vehicle Burglary
A window smash burglary was reported on the 13300 block of Beach Blvd. A wallet and identification was taken from the vehicle.
Two burglaries involving three commercial trucks was reported on the 16700 block of Trojan Wy. Food merchandise was stolen from the trucks. A suspect was subsequently apprehended in connection with the incident.
Grand Theft
A theft of copper wire from electrical boxes was reported on the 14200 block of Imperial Hwy.

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