For the period of Sunday, April 1-7, the responded to 980 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.
Sunday, April 1:
Around 5:38 p.m., an officer responded to at the regarding a theft report. A juvenile suspect reportedly concealed merchandise inside his sweatshirt and exited the store without making payment. The 15-year-old was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. A records check revealed the boy had run away from a youth center and had been reported missing by the Baldwin Park Police Department. He was later released to the Department of Child and Family Services.
At approximately 10:22 p.m., officers responded to , 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding two men refusing to leave the location. Officers discovered the suspects were intoxicated and unable to care for themselves. One suspect also exposed himself to patrons, including children. The 25-year-old suspects were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Monday, April 2:
At about 2:33 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 000 block of West Arthur Avenue regarding a burglary report. The victim returned home and discovered several items missing, including cash and electronics. One resident believed she may have left a rear door unlocked. No one saw or heard anything suspicious.
Shortly after 4 p.m., an officer responded to the , 713 West Duarte Road, in regards to a burglary report. The manager discovered unknown suspect(s) stole a bag of cash from an unsecured filing cabinet. No signs of forced entry were found and the manager was not sure if he activated the alarm.
Tuesday, April 3:
At about 11:06 a.m., an officer responded to Foothill Boulevard and Baldwin Avenue regarding a hit-and-run traffic accident. While the victim was yielding to make a left turn, a driver sideswiped her vehicle and fled the scene. The vehicle is described as a white, box-style truck. No injuries were reported.
At approximately 2:30 p.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a white Expedition for an illegal turn, on Huntington Drive at Centennial Way. The driver was observed turning left from the number two lane. An investigation revealed the 45-year-old woman was never issued a license. She was cited and released in the field, and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
Wednesday, April 4:
Around 10:35 a.m., officers were dispatched to , 130 East Huntington Drive, in regards to a vandalism report. A teenager allegedly climbed onto the building and jumped onto the hood of an employee's car, causing significant damage. An investigation revealed the juvenile and his friend thought it would be funny to video record the incident so they could post it on Facebook. The two 13-year-olds were cited and released to their parents.
At approximately 3:38 p.m., an officer pursued a black Ford Mustang with three occupants in the area of First Avenue and Duarte Road, which he discovered was reported stolen out of Monrovia. The suspects exited the vehicle and led the officer on a foot pursuit through a strip mall near Duarte Road and Santa Anita Avenue. Shortly after, they were located in an office building parking lot, 16 Campus Drive, where they were taken into custody without incident. An investigation revealed the driver, a 26-year-old man, was on felony probation and had a suspended license. The 18-year-old male passenger was also on felony probation and had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant and the 28-year-old female passenger was a parolee-at-large.
Thursday, April 5:
Shortly after 3:27 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a Honda for tinted windows on Santa Anita Avenue at Wistaria Avenue. The officer noticed several spray paint cans in the back seat of the vehicle and recovered spray paint can tips and gloves on the driver and passenger. The 19-year-old and 18-year-old men were arrested for on suspicion of Possession of Vandalism Tools, and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
At about 6:06 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding an identity theft investigation. The victim discovered his social security number had been used by an unknown suspect to file a 2011 Tax Return.
Friday, April 6:
Around 1:30 p.m., an employee at CVS, 188 East Live Oak Avenue, observed a female subject conceal make up brushes inside a black purse and exit the store without making payment. The suspect is described as Hispanic, between 30- to 35-years-old, 5-feet-6, 200 pounds, with dark hair with blonde highlights, wearing a dark jacket, brown shirt and black pants. She suspect was recorded on video surveillance and may be recognized if seen again.
At approximately 3:30 p.m., officers were traveling westbound on Huntington Drive, west of Santa Anita Avenue, when they discovered a vehicle with expired registration. The driver explained the vehicle did not belong to her. A records check revealed she had an expired license and no insurance. She was cited and released in the field, and the vehicle was left legally parked.
Saturday, April 7:
At roughly 4:05 p.m., an officer was dispatched to at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a theft report. A male juvenile was observed concealing an air soft gun and air soft ammunition inside his backpack, and exited the store without making payment. A search of his person revealed he was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The 12-year-old boy was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. He was later released to his mother.
Around 7:13 p.m., a male subject was observed removing cash from a cash register at at the Santa Anita Mall. An investigation revealed the suspect was a former employee previously terminated for theft. He had allegedly used an unknown employee's identification number to open the register. The 60-year-old man was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
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