Wellington police notes: Friday, March 29, 2013

first_imgSaturday, March 30, 2013•2:19 a.m. Officers took a report of a domestic disturbance of known suspects in the 700 block. S. Jefferson, Wellington.•10:35 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block. S. G, Wellington.•9:48 p.m. Scott M. Kinley, 47, Derby, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct in the 100 block. N. Haslet, Wellington. Wellington Police Notes for Friday, March 29, 2013•5:04 a.m. Officers investigated theft and criminal damage to property in the 1000 block. E. 16th, theft of computer and printer in Wellington. •10 a.m. Adam L. Queen, 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with allowing two dogs to run at aarge.•10:14 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a bicycle in the 800 block. E. 9th, Wellington.•10:31 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of money in the 1100 block. N. A, Wellington.•10:50 a.m. Officers took a report of found property of a ring in the 600 block. N. A, Wellington.•11:22 a.m. Officers investigated a theft by an unknown suspect of gasoline in the 1400 block E. 16th, Wellington.•4:52 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of clothing in the 800 block. S. Jefferson, Wellington.•10:38 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property by a known suspect in the 1000 block of Shadylane in Wellington.•10:41 p.m. Officers took a report of a found purse in the 400 block. N. High, Wellington. Sunday, March 31, 2013•6:38 a.m. Terry L. Southard, 37, Wellington was arrested and charged with criminal threat in the 200 block. N. Blaine, Wellington. •3:05 p.m. Officers investigated domestic violence battery and criminal threat of a known suspect in the 1100 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•8:48 p.m. Jerrod M. Portenier, 31, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 400 block. Circle Drive, Wellington.•8:48 p.m. Jerrod M. Portenier, 31, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Lyon County Bench Warrant.last_img read more

GP RCMP looking for missing woman

first_imgRCMP are asking for your help as they hunt for a missing 33-year old Grande Prairie woman.Police say she goes by “Jody” or “Jessie” with the last names “Hockett” or “Smith” and was reported missing by a concerned family member on February 27th. The woman was last seen on February 22nd getting into a car at a Grande Prairie hotel. “Jody” is described as white, about 5’5″ tall and 140lbs. with blue eyes and long blonde hair. – Advertisement -If you have any information on her whereabouts, Grande Prairie RCMP would like you to call them (780-830-5700) or Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-8477)last_img

City seeking park grant

first_imgLA PUENTE – The city moved toward its goal of building a nature center that would give residents a second park and teach them about local flora and fauna. The City Council decided Tuesday to apply for a $150,000 state grant from the California Department of Parks and Recreation Land and Water Conservation Program for the proposed Puente Creek Nature Education Center. They hired Schmidt Design Group Inc. to design the project. The city has also used the San Diego-based firm to do the conceptual plan for the center. The one-acre nature center, estimated to cost $1.9 million, will be on Nelson Avenue between Nelson Elementary School and the Puente Creek channel. It will be the second park for La Puente since it became a city in 1956. Since the city doesn’t have all the money, it will build the nature center in two phases, according to the city. Phase one will include a play area with a climbing wall, trails, decorative boulders, an entry kiosk, education exhibits, parking, fencing plus grading and drainage. The city will start the second phase when the funding becomes available, according to Rozanne Adanto, community services director. Councilwoman Lola Storing, who anticipates construction to begin next year, said the project is very important. “We only have one park in the city and we have over 41,000 people,” Storing said. “This will be a learning park geared for kids. We will have leaders in the park teaching about birds and nature.” She said Hacienda-La Puente Unified School District schools will use the park. But Storing said it will benefit families as well. The parkland to population ratio in La Puente is a little more than a half acre to 1,000 residents, Adanto said. She pointed out that the national average is two and half acres per thousand. The sole park in the city, the 22-acre La Puente Park, is used a lot by sports groups and residents, she added. “Sometimes they’re tripping over each other,” Adanto said. “On the weekend, because of the \ holiday, there were thousands of people in the park. You couldn’t see a blade of grass.” Part of the consultant’s job will be to coordinate developing educational programs with Hacienda-La Puente Unified, developing a handbook for docents and training docents and staff. The grant from the state requires that the city match the funds. The city plans to get the needed matching money from a $750,000 grant earmarked for it by the San Gabriel & Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more