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News From Monterey Park Police Department

Arrest of Driver Involved in Pedestrian Hit and Run on W. Newmark Ave.

On January 25, 2019, at 3:06 p.m., Monterey Park Police officers conducted follow up investigation in reference to the hit and run traffic collision that occurred on Friday January 18, 2019. The person driving the vehicle at the time of the crash was identified and taken into custody without incident.


Thomas Lawrence Potter, 52, from Los Angeles.

Potter was booked for 20001(a)(1) CVC/Hit and Run Traffic Accident with Injuries. He is being held at the Monterey Park Police Department Jail. His bail has been set at $50,000. Potter is set to be arraigned at the Alhambra Superior Court on January 28, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

The collision is still under investigation by the Monterey Park Police Department Traffic Bureau.

Monterey Park Police Arrest Home Depot Commercial Burglary Suspects

On February 7, 2019 at approximately 2:54 p.m., Monterey Park Police Department officers responded to The Home Depot store at 3500 Market Place Drive regarding two shoplifting suspects being detained by loss prevention officers.

Both subjects were found to be in possession of items stolen from the store. Officers also recovered additional stolen property from their vehicle, which was taken earlier in the day. After being arrested, it was discovered the subjects had numerous prior contacts with police for theft and warrants for their arrest for theft from other jurisdictions. Suspect Fusifou is also on active California state parole for theft.


The suspects are identified as:
Fasifou has been charged with suspicion of commercial burglary. He was held without bail due to a parole violation. He appeared in the Alhambra Superior Court on February 8, 2019.

Anderson has been charged with suspicion of commercial burglary. Her bail is set at $12,906. She is set to appear in the Alhambra Superior Court on May 8, 2019.

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