For the period of Dec. 30-Jan. 5, the Arcadia Police Department responded to 921 calls for service, 101 of which required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
At approximately 2:01p.m. on Dec. 30, officers responded to Sephora at the Westfield Shopping Town, 400 S. Baldwin Avenue, regarding a female suspect in custody on suspicion of theft. The suspect allegedly concealed several perfume bottles inside a bag and exited the store without paying for the items. Further investigation revealed the suspect had been arrested before for shoplifting at the Westfield Shopping Town. The 22-year-old was arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
At about 6:08 p.m. on Dec. 30, officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Carolwood Drive in regard to a residential burglary. Officers discovered the suspect(s) entered through a shattered bathroom window, ransacked several rooms and stole jewelry. There were no witnesses or surveillance cameras at the residence.
Around 1:19 a.m. on Dec. 31 officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for swerving and speeding on Santa Anita Avenue near Huntington Drive. Upon contact with the driver, officers reportedly detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from inside the vehicle. The 60-year-old was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Storage Unit Ransacked
At about 10:47 a.m. on Dec. 31, an officer was dispatched to the Public Storage, 12340 Lower Azusa Road, in reference to a commercial burglary. Officers discovered that the suspect(s) broke into a storage unit and stole most of the items stored inside. Further investigation revealed that the padlock to the storage unit was cut open and replaced with another one. There were no witnesses or surveillance footage.
Stolen Vehicle Crashed, DUI Suspected
At about 3:34 a.m. on Jan. 1, officers responded to the area of Norman Avenue and Second Avenue regarding a solo vehicle crash, in which the male driver fled the scene. During their investigation, officers contacted the driver walking westbound on Norman Avenue. He was reportedly under the influence of alcohol. Further investigation revealed that the suspect had stolen the vehicle. The 26-year-old was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and vehicle theft and was transported to the Arcadia City Jail for processing.
Assault With Deadly Weapon Just Horseplay
At approximately 7:19 p.m. on Jan. 1, an officer was dispatched to the 900 block of W. Huntington Drive regarding a possible assault with a deadly weapon. A male suspect allegedly held a knife to another male subject before fleeing the scene in a vehicle. Officers contacted the suspect at the vehicle's registered address and it was discovered that the incident was horseplay. During a consensual search of the residence, officers reportedly discovered a dagger. The 18-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possession of a weapon and was transported to Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Vending Machine Coin Box Stolen
Around 2:46 p.m. on Jan. 2, officers were dispatched to Dana Middle School, 1401 S. First Avenue, in reference to vandalism. Officers discovered that one of the school's vending machines had been broken into and damaged. Investigation revealed that two metal hinges on the vending machine security door had been cut open and the coin box was stolen. There were no witnesses or surveillance cameras at the school.
Driving With a Suspended License
At about 11:10 p.m. on Jan. 2, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for expired registration on E. Longden Road. During the investigation, the officer discovered the driver had a suspended license. The 57-year-old was subsequently cited and his vehicle was left parked at the scene.
At approximately 12:36 p.m. on Jan. 3, an officer contacted a subject lying on the curb in the area of Live Oak Avenue and Bradford Avenue. Upon contact with the male subject, the officer reportedly smelled a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. The officer arrested the 67-year-old on suspicion of public intoxication.
Traffic Collision Leads to DUI Arrest
At about 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 3, officers responded to the 1500 block of N. Santa Anita Avenue regarding a non-injury traffic accident, in which one of the involved drivers fled the scene. Officers contacted the driver at his residence. The driver was reportedly under the influence of alcohol. The 48-year-old was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and was transported to the Arcadia City Jail for processing.
Shortly after 9 a.m. on Jan. 3, officers were dispatched to the 000 block of Alta Street regarding a physical fight between an ex-husband and wife, in which the ex-wife was the aggressor. Investigation revealed that the ex-wife became upset, broke the ex-husband's phone, and punched and scratched his face. The 40-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of battery, and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Around 5:03 p.m. on Jan. 3, officers responded to Foothill Federal Credit Union Bank, 30 S. First Avenue, regarding a robbery. Investigation revealed that two suspects entered the bank and demanded money from a teller. The teller gave the money to the suspects, and they fled the scene by foot. The suspects were described as a black female, 25-30 years old, 5-feet-6, 180 pounds and a black male, around 30 years old, 6-foot tall, 200 pounds.
Broken License Plate Lamp Leads to Warrant Arrest
At about 5:23 a.m. on Jan. 5, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Baldwin Avenue for a vehicle having a broken license plate lamp. A records check revealed the male driver had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The 52-year-old was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Earmuffs Stolen From Nordstrom
At approximately 9:11 p.m. on Jan. 5, officers responded to Nordstrom at the Westfield Shopping Town, 400 S. Baldwin Avenue, regarding a female subject in custody for theft. The subject allegedly concealed earmuffs and a handbag inside her purse, and exited the store without paying. The 26-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.