On Dec 24, 2006, a burglary occurred on the 2000 block of East 114th Street, Los Angeles. The crime was reported on December 25th to Southeast Area patrol officers.
Police Officers Samuel Arnold and Kenneth Sanchez, and Sergeant Tamara Baumann responded to the location to conduct a burglary investigation. The officers discovered that Christmas gifts for the Ortiz family had been taken. The Ortiz family includes four children ranging between three to nine years of age.
On December 26th, Officer Arnold and Officer Sanchez collected $140.00 from Southeast Area supervisors, officers, and detectives. The officers went to Super K-Mart and purchased toys for the children. K-Mart assisted by providing a 25% discount.
The officers, in the spirit of goodwill, happily delivered the toys to the Ortiz residence. The Ortiz children were ecstatic and very greatful. This is just one example of the fine police work done by Southeast and LAPD personnel on a daily basis.
Sergeant David Kowalski
Assistant Watch Commander