Malibu Volunteer On Patrol Guy Rescues Man From Burning Blanket – Three Oxnardians Busted With Stolen Credit Cards And Passports On PCH

Written by on April 24, 2020

Sheriff’s officials are crediting a Malibu Volunteer on Patrol for putting out a fire and possibly averting s major injury to a homeless person.

Last Monday … volunteer Bill Melcher was on routine patrol in Malibu.

This ewas at 5:30 Monday evening.

Melcher spotted a plume of smoke rising from a behind small fenced area, on the south side of PCH at Rambla Pacifico.

Melcher immediately requested additional LASD units and LA Co. Fire to respond. He grabbed a fire extinguisher from the back of his patrol vehicle.

There was a man sleeping under a blanket that was on fire.

Melcher immediately moved in, woke the man, and used his fire extinguisher to put out the fire.

The man was not injured and declined medical treatment.


Ventura County sheriff’s deputies arrested three people suspected of a variety of crimes during a traffic stop Wednesday on the highway between Malibu and Ventura.

A whole bunch of stolen credit cards and fake IDs were recovered.

Also stolen mail and passports.

This happened on P C H near the Navy base at Point Mugu.

A deputy on patrol saw a driver perform a traffic violation and pulled the vehicle over.

The driver …  Felipe Lazcano, 30, of Oxnard … turned out to have outstanding misdemeanor warrants for his arrest.

A search of the vehicle yielded stolen checks, mail, credit cards, drivers licenses, passports, license plates, a loaded handgun and methamphetamine, deputies said.

Lazcano and two others were arrested.

They were Celina Orta, 26, and Jose Cancino, 27, both of Oxnard.

The three were arrested on suspicion of identity theft, conspiracy, forgery, receiving stolen property, being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine, providing false information to a peace officer and being a felon in possession of a loaded handgun


This public safety reminder …. don’t swallow disinfectant … no matter what the president muses.

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