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2 Alhambra Men Arrested For Allegedly Pointing Laser Device At Police Chopper

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ALHAMBRA (CBSLA.com) — Two men from Alhambra were in custody Tuesday for allegedly pointing a laser device at a police helicopter.

KNX1070′s Vytas Safronikas reported Joel Reyna, 30, and Aram Yashu, 32, were booked on suspicion of obstructing an aircraft and on drug and fraud violations, according to Sgt. Jerry Johnson of the Alhambra Police Department.

Reyna is behind bars on $25,000 bail. Yashu’s bail was set at $150,000.

Around 10 p.m. Monday, officers, along with a Pasadena helicopter crew, responded to a business on West Main Street after an alarm went off.

“While the helicopter was in the area, a suspect pointed a laser light at the helicopter several times, in violation of California penal code … (and) the helicopter pilot and his onboard observer directed Alhambra Police Department ground units to the 600 block of South Electric Avenue,” Johnson said.

Reyna and Yashu were taken into custody in the backyard of a nearby home. Police found a laser pointer, drug paraphernalia and alleged evidence of credit card fraud after a search of the area.

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