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Monterey Park Police Update

Parolee Arrested for Residential Burglary

Monterey Park Police arrested three men for Residential Burglary on Friday, May 4, 2012 in connection with a burglary that occurred in the 2100 block of Fulton Avenue at approximately 9:00 a.m. One of the men arrested, Orlando Dushawn Washington, 7-3-1975, is currently on parole for residential burglary. Also arrested were Francisco Trujillo, DOB 1-1-1993 and Manuel Eric Gomez, DOB 4-5-1976.

The three were captured after an alert citizen reported seeing one of the subjects enter his neighbor’s rear yard. The citizen immediately reported the activity to police and gave a description of a vehicle involved. Responding officers contained the area and called in police canines and a helicopter to assist in searching for the suspects as they fled the area.

Like surrounding agencies, Monterey Park has seen a growing trend in residential burglaries featuring suspects who knock on the front door of a target residence, and break in from the rear yard if there is no answer at the front door. Suspects then ransack the residence and take cash, jewelry, and other concealable items. Detectives are investigating into any link between these three suspects and other residential burglaries in the area.

Monterey Park residents are encouraged to report suspicious activity in their neighborhoods by calling 9-1-1.


Sex Offender Arrested for Lewd Conduct at Monterey Park L.A. Fitness Gym

Monterey Park Police arrested Javier Magdaleno, DOB 7-10-57, for Indecent Exposure, Lewd Acts with a Child, and Child Annoying in connection with a sexual assault that occurred at the LA Fitness Gym in Monterey Park. He was formally charged with three felony counts today. Magdaleno is a transient and a registered sex offender; he was arrested in Rosemead.

Magdaleno was identified after the victim, a 15-year-old male, reported the incident to police. Magdaleno is known to frequent LA Fitness locations in Alhambra and Arcadia, and Bally’s Fitness in Rosemead. LA Fitness staff members were very cooperative and provided assistance to the police investigators at the scene.

Although teens are welcome at many public gyms, they should always be accompanied by an adult family member if possible. It is common for sexual predators to frequent such places to seek out potential victims. Parents should be aware of these dangers and keep open communication with their teens about sexual predators in public places.

Police are concerned that there may be additional victims due Magdaleno’s frequent visits to local area gyms for the primary purpose of using shower facilities. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Monterey Park Police Department Investigations Bureau at 626-307-1236.


Javier Magdaleno

DOB 7-10-1957


On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, Monterey Park Police personnel conducted a “sting” of persons that are providing illegal “residential motel” and transportation services. The targets of the operation were identified through illegal sign postings that have littered the City’s downtown business district as well as other parts of the City. Three persons were issued citations for operating businesses without licenses. One person was also issued a citation for being an unlicensed driver and his vehicle was impounded. During the contacts, flyers and posting materials were also confiscated. Information gathered during the operation led to the identification of four residential locations that are being used as illegal “residential motels.”

The “residential motels” were located in the 100 block of E. Emerson Avenue, 200 block of N. Lincoln Avenue, 500 block of N. New Avenue, and 400 block of E. Hellman Avenue, all in the City of Monterey Park. On Thursday, April 12, 2012, City of Monterey Park Code Enforcement personnel visited each of the locations and notices of violations were issued.

This operation is part of the City’s response to ongoing complaints regarding illegal sign postings that have littered the commercial areas of the City as well as complaints regarding illegal “residential motels” which have impacted the quality of life of residents living around them. “Residential motels,” or boardinghouses, are typically a residence, building or accessory building other than a licensed motel or hotel where usually every room, including the garage, is rented to individuals or groups without required City permission and permits.

The public is encouraged to contact the City of Monterey Park Code Enforcement Department at (626) 307-1415 to report suspected “residential motels.”

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