Police arrest two Alhambra residents for obstructing an aircraft*

*Updated 05.08.13

The suspect who identified as Aram Yashu is actually John Jacob Yashu, 34, according to a press release by the Alhambra Police Department. Yashu gave police his brother's name and birth date. Yashu is wanted by the Monterey Park Police Department for burglary.

*Originally reported 05.07.13

Alhambra Police Department arrested Monday two Alhambra residents for the obstruction of an aircraft as well as various drug and fraud charges, according to a press release from the department. 

Officers, assisted by a Pasadena police helicopter, were investigating a non-related burglar alarm on Main Street at 10:11 p.m. when one of the suspects pointed a laser pointer at the helicopter, violating a state law that says no one can point a laser at an occupied aircraft. The helicopter pilot directed police to the 600 block of South Electric Avenue, where officers arrested Joel Reyna, 30, and Aram Yashu, 32. Police discovered a laser pointer, drug paraphernalia, and evidence of credit card fraud at the location. 

Reyna and Yashu are being held at the Alhambra Police Department with a $25,000 bail.

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