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Whittier Police Arrest Whittier Man for Dentist Office Burglary

Posted On: February 7, 2014

On January 21, 2014, the Whittier Police Department responded to a call for service at the 7900 Block of Painter Avenue for a commercial burglary (Dentist Office). Officers were told by the employees that the office had been ransacked and office equipment was stolen. They also told officers the second story window had been smashed. Officers requested our Forensics team to respond to the scene in an attempt to locate any evidence the suspect(s) left behind. The Whittier Police Forensics team located a fingerprint from the broken window and was able to obtain a match to Luis Tapia. Luis is a 41-year-old resident of Whittier.

On February 4, 2014, Whittier Officers located Luis at the intersection of Greenleaf Avenue and Mar Vista Street and he was placed under arrest for the burglary committed on January 21, 2014. Luis is being held at the Los Angeles County Jail.

If you have any questions regarding this incident, please contact Community Relations Officer Brad White at 562-567-9208.