Passenger suspected of shining laser at helicopter in Glendora, driver jailed for alleged drug possession

GLENDORA — A green laser light that hit a police helicopter Tuesday also led Glendora officers to the alleged culprit who was riding in a car.
But police also carted off the driver to jail after a small amount of drugs was found.
The helicopter that Azusa police contracts for was over Barranca Avenue and Route 66 around 6:15 p.m. when a passenger of a Chrysler Sebring shined a green laser at it three to four times, according to Glendora police Lt. Joe Ward.
He said Glendora officers stopped the car, recovered the laser pointer and arrested Jerrod Ferren, 31, of Glendora on suspicion of using a laser light at the helicopter.
But during the investigation, Ward said police also arrested the driver, 26-year-old William Dixon of Los Angeles, on suspicion of being under the influence and possession of a controlled substance. He said officers discovered less than a gram of methamphetamine.
Both men were being held at Glendora jail. Ferren’s bail is $20,000 while Dixon’s bail is $10,000.
Sheriff’s online booking records show the two will be arraigned Thursday at West Covina Superior Court.
- Ruby Gonzales
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