Today at 11:52 am, Alhambra Police received a call from Northrup Elementary School regarding a stranger on campus that had assaulted a student. The campus was put on lock down until officers arrived and determined the suspect had fled the scene. The lock down was in effect for approximately 15 minutes.
Based on statements from the involved students and the school staff, the suspect entered the southeast portion of campus and confronted a group of junior high school students. The suspect pushed the students, spit at them and accused them of throwing objects at his truck that was parked near campus. A teacher intervened and told the suspect to leave campus. The suspect then fled in his truck. The students involved were not injured.
Alhambra officers, working with the school staff were able to identify the suspect and at 2:43 pm today he was taken into custody. The suspect is identified as:
Jonathan Torres; male Hispanic, 26 years old, resident of Alhambra. Mr. Torres was booked on one count of battery and one count of trespassing on a school campus; both crimes are misdemeanors. Mr. Torres’ bail has been set at $20,000.