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Blotter: Two Flashers Caught Masturbating in Front of Passersby

Arcadia police also saved a man who attempted to commit suicide at Santa Anita Park.

For the period of Dec. 2-8, the Arcadia Police Department responded to 978 calls for service, 120 of which required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

DUI

At 2:12 a.m. on Dec. 2, officers pulled over a vehicle in the 1500 block of S. Santa Anita Ave. for speeding. The driver was allegedly under the influence of alcohol. Officers arrested the 19-year-old on suspicion of drunken driving and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for processing.

Man Pepper Sprayed During Fight

At 1:35 p.m. on Dec. 2, officers responded to the area of Santa Anita Avenue and Santa Clara Street regarding a battery. An argument between two men had escalated into a physical altercation. One of the men allegedly sprayed the other in the face with pepper spray, punched his eye and then tried to choke him.The 22-year-old was taken to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for treatment. Neither of the men ended up pressing charges.
   
Flasher Masturbates in Front of Albertsons

At 11:09 p.m. on Dec. 3, officers were dispatched to Albertsons at 298 E. Live Oak Avenue regarding a man exposing himself in public. He apparently masturbated as he urinated in front of the store. Police arrested the 48-year-old man and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for processing. 

Drugs Found in Vehicle

At 9:15 p.m. on Dec. 3, an officer pulled a vehicle with expired registration over on Baldwin Avenue near Las Tunas Drive. The officer determined the vehicle's driver also had an expired license. When the officer searched the car, he reportedly found methamphetamine and meth pipes. The 56-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, and was transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Belongings Stolen From 24 Hour Fitness Locker

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Dec. 4, an officer responded to a theft that had occurred earlier in the day at the 24 Hour Fitness at 125 N. First Avenue. The victim discovered someone took his gym bag from a secured locker and stole his cell phone, watch, cash, driver's license and several credit cards before stuffing the bag in a bathroom stall. There were no witnesses at the time of the incident.

Cyclist With Needle and Broken Headlight

At 9:49 p.m. on Dec. 4, officers conducted a traffic stop on a bicycle on Foothill Boulevard near Tindalo Road because it was missing a headlight. The cyclist allegedly had a hypodermic needle and an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Officers arrested the 38-year-old and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for processing.

Driving Without a License, Registration

At 10:22 a.m. on Dec. 5, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a red Chevy Astro Van with expired registration in the area of Santa Anita Avenue and Bonita Street. The driver also did not have a license. Police cited and released the 24-year-old man in the field.

Residential Burglary

At 9:48 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of S. Santa Anita Avenue regarding a residential burglary. The suspect/s had removed a rear window screen and entered the home through the unlocked window. The suspect/s ransacked the bedrooms and stole cash and several pieces of jewelry There were no witnesses or surveillance cameras.

Domestic Violence at Motel 6

At 2:57 a.m. on Dec. 6, officers responded to Motel 6 at 225 Colorado Place regarding a fight between two female domestic partners. The argument turned physical when one partner pushed the other, injuring her. Officers transported the 34-year-old victim to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for treatment. Neither woman opted to press charges against the other.

Man Steals Beer From Rite Aid

At 3:18 p.m. on Dec. 6, an officer responded to Rite Aid at 39 W. Las Tunas Drive regarding a theft. A man had allegedly concealed several beer cans in his pockets and exited the store without paying. Officers found the 46-year-old walking eastbound on Live Oak Avenue near Santa Anita Avenue and arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary.

Cyclist Refuses to Pull Over For Police

At 12:49 a.m. on Dec. 7, officers attempted to stop a cyclist on Duarte Road and Fifth Avenue for riding a bike with a missing headlight. The man allegedly continued riding for about a block before he pulled over. Once he finally stopped, he then reportedly refused to follow officers' orders and place his hands on his head. The cyclist ultimately complied with the officers' orders, but was arrested on suspicion of delaying officers in the course of their duties.

Man Brandishes Gun at 100 To One Cocktail Lounge

Shortly after 1 a.m. on Dec. 7, officers arrived at the 100 To One Cocktail Lounge at 100 W. Huntington Drive regarding a man waving a gun at his fellow bar patrons. Upon arrival, officers reportedly saw the suspect holding a gun, and ordered him to drop his weapon.  He complied, and officers took him into custody.  The suspect had a felony conviction and a second gun concealed on his person at time of arrest. The 26-year-old man was transported to the Arcadia City Jail and booked on suspicion of brandishing a firearm and being a felon in possession of handguns.

Flasher Masturbates in Front of Passersby

At 12:03 p.m. on Dec. 8, an officer responded to the area of Huntington Drive and First Avenue regarding a man fondling his exposed genitalia in view of passersby. Officers arrested the 66-year-old on suspicion of indecent exposure and transported him to Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Possibly Suicidal Man Nearly Overdoses at Santa Anita Park

At 5:22 p.m. on Dec. 8, officers were dispatched to the Santa Anita Park regarding a possibly suicidal man who had ingested 20 prescription pills along with a large amount of alcohol. Paramedics transported him to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for medical treatment and a 72-hour mental health evaluation.

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