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LBPD Blotter – Dec. 30, 2022

Release Date: 2022-12-30

Welcome to the LBPD Blotter!

As part of our ongoing commitment to external communications and providing valuable information to our community, the Department will begin posting information about recent police activity, ongoing investigations, and other LBPD updates to the Department’s homepage and on the “News” tab of the Department’s website.

At approximately 10:00 a.m. each day, community members will be able to read preliminary information about incidents that may have occurred the previous evening, including shootings, stabbings, traffic fatality, and murder investigations, as well as any other notable incidents. This page will be a resource for the public to learn more about enforcement efforts, arrests, and commendable events and will be updated as new incidents occur.

Here’s a recap of incidents occurring last night:

  • Negligent discharge of a firearm - 6500 block of Paramount Boulevard. Early this morning, at approximately 2:34 a.m., officers responded to reports of a male adult firing a gun into the air in the 6500 block of Paramount Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers located a male adult matching the description of the suspect, and subsequently arrested him. A firearm was recovered. The suspect is identified as Metotisi Angelo Falelaulii Jr., a 23-year-old resident of Garden Grove, who was booked for willful discharge of a firearm in a grossly negligent manner. His bail is set at $35,000. The investigation is ongoing.

This information is preliminary and is intended for early information use rather than being a formal investigative report.