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Uniform inspection

Uniform inspection
La Verne Police Chief Scott Pickwith walks down the line inspecting his officers’ uniform requirements Tuesday morning. The entire force, including sworn police officers, parking enforcement personnel, and senior patrol volunteers, gathered to take a department photograph in the middle of Third Street between Sneaky Park and the Public Safety facility. / photo by Zachary Horton  Read More →

Transformer explosion causes evacuations, power outages

A transformer at the Oaks residence hall parking lot behind Barkley Building blew up in two explosions Thursday afternoon causing power outages and evacuations across the east side of campus. Both the Barkley Building and the Barkley Annex were evacuated, Matthew Luna from the ULV Evacuation Team said. “We were right in the middle of class and then we heard something, and I looked out the window... 

Community News: LV residents participate in 22nd Citizen’s Academy class

Candice Nuñez Staff Writer The La Verne Police Department is sponsoring a 10-week educational program that offers community members unique insight into life on the police force. For the 22nd Citizen’s Academy class, approximately 22 community members, including some students, attend a weekly Wednesday night class designed to enhance community awareness of the various police department functions. “I... 

Community News: Local crime on the rise

Veronica Sepulveda Metro Editor Last Friday the La Verne Police Department released a warning to residents about a series of burglaries and attempted burglaries on the 6700 block of Cactus Drive in northern La Verne after residents of that street reported four suspicious looking people around a nearby home. Officers responded and the suspects fled. Later, police were able to catch all four suspects. According... 

Guarding the crosswalks

Guarding the crosswalks
Tiffany Kinslow, who is also crossing guard for Roynon Elementary School, helps freshmen Ashley Valiente and Ashley Hernandez cross D Street on their way to class. After the city received complaints about pedestrians not paying attention, the La Verne Police Department hired crossing guards for two busy D Street intersections for the next three weeks. Their charge is to regulate car and foot traffic,... 

Suspect still at large in Tuesday petty purse theft from Hoover

The La Verne Police Department is looking for the man suspected of stealing a purse from the Hoover Building at around 4 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect is described as a 30 to 35-year-old African-American male, about 5’10” and 180 pounds. On Tuesday afternoon, Priscilla Ogas left her purse under a desk in the Hoover building when she stepped out to check her car. “When I came upstairs he bumped into... 

Practicing to protect and serve

Practicing to protect and serve
Members of the La Verne Police Department spent eight hours Tuesday on rapid deployment tactical training exercises, which took place in an empty warehouse at the south end of A Street. The site also houses temporary off-site parking for the University of La Verne campus. As part of the exercises the officers learned defense tactics and search techniques. Sgt. Ray Steitz said the officers know when... 

Bullies move online

Jesse Evans Staff Writer Bullying has moved out of the playground and onto the screen, causing cases of cyberbullying to increase in number and severity each year. On April 15 La Verne Police Department Detective Justin Newman gave a lecture to approximately 75 students, alumni and faculty about the danger and harm of cyberbullying, which he defined as the act of being cruel to others by sending or... 

Incidents in dorms raise safety concerns

Grady Lee Thomas Marilyn Mejia Staff Writers The fall semester has brought several reports of attempted robberies, harassment and unwanted visitors in and around campus dorms. “I was making my rounds with another R.A. about 7:30 last Tuesday when I saw a guy walk towards the Oaks A-Building residence hall,” said Justin Davis-Battle, a junior communications major and resident assistant. “The man... 

Tree falls outside Stu-Han

Tree falls outside Stu-Han
Rachel Gordon, Schelcy Nava and Chantal Croutzel file a police report with La Verne Police Department Officer Marty Weinreb after a large oak branch fell on Croutzel’s Ford Explorer and another car outside the Stu-Han Residence Hall shortly before noon Monday. The owner of the second car, a Ford Mustang, was not present at the scene./photo by Stephanie Arellanes  Read More →
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