On February 15 at approximately 4:10 a.m.

Officers were working routine patrol in the city when they observed a vehicle in violation of a vehicle code in the area of Ocean Avenue and Pico Boulevard. As the officers turned to get behind the vehicle, the suspect vehicle accelerated away from the officers. The officers activated their overhead red and blue emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, which ultimately yielded near Ocean Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard.

Upon being stopped, officers observed the male passenger (Ramirez, Michael) throw what was found to be a methamphetamine pipe out of the vehicle. The officers contacted the occupants of the vehicle and found that the driver (Gabriel Gissart) had a suspended license and prior convictions for burglary.

Officer obtained consent to search of vehicle and located various electronic credit / access cards in various names, none of which belonged to the vehicle occupants. One of the male passengers on parole for 459 and found to be in possession of methamphetamine. The driver was found to be in possession of a counterfeit postal key, which provides you access to mailboxes.

Officers placed both the driver and a male passenger under arrest.

Gabriel Gissart, 25, from El Monte was arrested for Driving on a Suspended License, Appropriation of Lost or Stolen Property, and Steal or Embezzle any key suited for use by Postal Service. Bail was set at $20,000

Michael Ramirez, 24, from El Monte was arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia and a Parole Violation. He was denied bail.

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  1. This group was in town “on business” you might say. They come in from the inner city and hit and move.

  2. It’s official. Big City crime has come to a small California Beach town. It’s over, the point of no return.

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