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Police Blotter: Woman Beat, Robbed

Arcadia police also dealt with a mother-daughter duo who reportedly teamed up for a shoplifting spree.

For the period of Aug. 5-11, the responded to 864 calls for service, 124 of which required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Burglary

Around 5:15 p.m. on Aug. 5, an officer responded to at the regarding a theft report. A loss prevention officer saw a group of five men walking through the store whom he reportedly recognized as suspects from previous theft incidents. A brief foot pursuit resulted in the arrest of one of the men. Police arrested the 37-year-old suspect on suspicion of burglary. He also had an outstanding felony warrant.

Woman Beat, Robbed

At approximately 9:45 p.m. on Aug. 5, officers were dispatched to the area of Huntington Drive and Santa Clara Street regarding a disturbance. Officers discovered a female victim with one eye bruised, bleeding and swollen shut. However, she did not require medical attention. A man had reportedly beat her and stole her wallet. The 36-year-old suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Residential Burglary

At about 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 6, officers responded to the 600 block of Naomi Avenue regarding a commercial burglary report. The victim said unknown suspect(s) forced entry into his residence and stole various construction tools worth over $8,000. No one saw or heard anything suspicious.

Bicyclist Attacked, Robbed of Bicycle

Around 8:44 p.m. on Aug. 6, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of South Fifth Avenue regarding a robbery that had just occurred. The was on scene treating the victim for a bloody nose. Two unknown men reportedly attacked the victim while he was riding his bicycle, knocking him to the ground. A bystander helped the victim call 911 and saw the suspects as they fled northbound on Fifth Avenue aboard the victim's bicycle.

Motorcyclist Accused of Methamphetamine Possession

Shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 7, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a motorcycle at the parking lot of the at 2 East Duarte Road for equipment violations. The driver, who had a suspended license, reportedly had methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and dangerous weapons on his person. Police arrested the 37-year-old suspect and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. His motorcycle was impounded.

Marijuana-laced Baked Goods For Sale

As they patrolled the 000 block of Las Tunas Drive shortly before 7:30 p.m., officers came across a vehicle with a warrant attached. Upon contact with the driver, the officer reportedly noticed a strong odor of marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle. The officer confiscated large amounts of marijuana, along with baked goods that also contained a controlled substance. The 18-year-old  driver and 29-year-old passenger were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Pedestrian Under the Influence

Just before 2 p.m. on Aug. 8, an officer made consensual contact with a man walking in the 700 block of Fairview Avenue. The man was reportedly under the influence of a controlled substance. The 27-year-old man was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Theft at Macy's

Shortly after 7:50 p.m. on Aug. 8, an officer was dispatched to regarding a theft report. A woman had allegedly removed security sensors from various items, concealed the merchandise inside a used shopping bag and exited the store without paying. The 19-year-old Chinese suspect was arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of burglary tools, and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Identity Theft

At 9:51 a.m. on Aug. 9, an officer responded to the 900 block of Coronado Drive regarding an identity theft report. The victims discovered unknown suspect(s) filed a tax return using their exact names, address and social security numbers. They said they had no idea how their information was compromised.

Wallet Swiped

At 6:24 p.m. on Aug. 9, an officer was dispatched to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a theft report. The victim said someone had stolen her wallet at the Santa Anita Mall. She recalled leaving her stroller unattended while inside . No one saw or heard anything suspicious. 

Friday, August 10:

At 8:29 a.m. on Aug. 10, an officer conducted a traffic stop in the area of Second Avenue and Bonita Street on a red Acura Integra with a broken taillight. The officer discovered the driver was on parole, did not have a valid license and was in possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia. The 55-year-old man was arrested, transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking, and placed on a parole hold.

Traffic Collision

Just before 8:50 p.m. on Aug. 10, an officer responded to the area of Las Tunas Drive and Baldwin Avenue regarding a two-party traffic collision. The officer determined party-one caused the collision by changing lanes before the lane had cleared. Although both parties pulled over to the side of the road, party-one refused to provide his personal information and left the scene. No injuries were reported.

Drunks and Flat Tires

At about 2:40 a.m. on Aug. 11, an officer was patrolling the area of Huntington Drive and La Cadena Avenue when he spotted a vehicle with two flat tires blocking the roadway. The vehicle's driver and passenger were reportedly under the influence of alcohol and unable to care for themselves. The 21-year-old men were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail. 

Mother and Daughter Allegedly Team Up for Shoplifting Spree

Shortly after 8:43 p.m., officers were dispatched to Macy's regarding two woman detained on suspicion of theft. A mother and her daughter duo had allegedly concealed merchandise inside used shopping bags and exited the store without paying. The women, ages 46 and 27-years-old, were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

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