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Car Thief Arrested, Released 3 Times In 24 Hours After Pursuit Due To CA’s No Bail Policy

Glendora, CA – Glendora police arrested the same repeat offender three times in 24 hours, but each time the suspect was caught, he was immediately released because of California’s no-bail policy.

The first incident occurred at about 8:28 a.m. on April 29 when police were called about a man trying to break into a car in the 1400-block of South Grand Avenue, the Glendora Police Department said in a press release.

Officers responded to the scene and caught 24-year-old Dijon Landrum as he was about to flee in a stolen vehicle.

The vehicle had been reported stolen from East Los Angeles, according to the press release.

Officers found Landrum also had stolen property and narcotics in his possession.

He was arrested, but “due to the California Zero-Bail Policy,” he was issued a citation and released from custody, according to the Glendora Police Department.

Police received a call at 2:20 p.m. the same day, an hour after Landrum was released, about a male suspect carrying a box and walking through front yards in the area of Bennett and Pennsylvania, the press release said.

The caller told the dispatcher that it looked like the man was picking items up and putting them in his box as he traversed the properties.

Glendora police responded to the scene and found Landrum, again, with property in his possession that did not belong to him, according to the press release.

He was arrested, given a citation, and immediately released under California’s no-bail policy.

Then at 8:49 p.m., Glendora police received a call about car that had just been stolen from a parking lot in the 1300-block of South Grand Avenue, the press release said.

“Our officers were able to track the vehicle and found it westbound on the 10 freeway in the area of La Puente,” Glendora police said in a statement. “With assistance from outside agencies (LA County Sheriffs and California Highway Patrol), they located the vehicle and a pursuit began. The pursuit ultimately ended in Pasadena, and Dijon Landrum was again arrested for being in possession of a stolen vehicle, and also for evading officers.”

“Due to the California Zero-Bail Policy, Landrum was released with his third citation of the day,” the police department said.

Glendora police thanked the community for its assistance and asked that anyone with security camera footage of any of the incidents please contact them.

Written by
Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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