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Police Blotter: Child Left in Vehicle While Mom Cruises Mall

Also, a man allegedly stole his own mother's debit card.

For the period of Sunday, Feb. 10-Feb. 16, the Arcadia Police Department responded to 899 calls for service, 98 of which required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Television Stolen From Extended Stay

At 11:59 a.m. on Feb. 10, officers were dispatched to Extended Stay America, 401 E. Santa Clara Avenue, regarding a petty theft. A guest had stolen a television from a hotel room. The suspect matched the description of a suspect possibly involved in a similar burglary the night before.

Traffic Stop Yields Meth Arrest

At 11:18 p.m. on Feb. 10, an officer pulled a vehicle with a broken brake light over on Huntington Drive and Santa Anita Avenue. The vehicle's driver also had a suspended license. The officer searched the car and reportedly found methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia. Officers arrested the 32-year-old driver on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Shoplifting at Macy's

At 4:10 p.m. on Feb. 11, officers responded to Macy's at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall regarding a woman in custody on suspicion of theft. She had allegedly concealed several accessories inside two purses and exited the store without paying for the items. Officers arrested the 41-year-old on suspicion of petty theft and transported her to the Arcadia City Jail for processing.

Residential Burglary

At 10:34 p.m. on Feb. 11, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Altern Street regarding a residential burglary. Officers discovered the suspect(s) forced open a rear door to enter the home. The bedrooms were ransacked and jewelry stolen.

Unlicensed Driver

At 11:50 p.m. on Feb. 12, an officer pulled a vehicle with a broken brake light over on 8th Avenue and Camino Grove. Investigation revealed the driver was unlicensed. Officers cited the 24-year-old man and released him in the field.

iPhone Stolen from LA Fitness

At 11:38 p.m. on Feb. 12, officers were dispatched to LA Fitness, 1325 S. Baldwin Avenue, regarding an iPhone theft. The victim's phone had reportedly been stolen from his gym bag while he was using the basketball court. There were no surveillance cameras or witnesses.

Son Allegedly Steals Mom's Debit Card

At 12:07 p.m. on Feb. 13, an officer was dispatched to the 900 block of S. Mayflower Avenue regarding possible fraudulent activity. The victim's 32-year-old son had reportedly stolen her debit card. He also allegedly had narcotics and a glass pipe. The mother opted not to prosecute her son for the alleged theft. Officers arrested the son on suspicion of possession of methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Mom Abandons Child in Car to Cruise Mall

At 2:46 p.m. on Feb. 13, officers responded to the Westfield Santa Anita Mall regarding a child found wandering alone in the mall parking lot. The child's mother had reportedly left him alone in their car to go shopping. Officers arrested the 30-year-old woman on suspicion of child endangerment and transported her to the Arcadia City Jail for processing. The child was subsequently released to the father.

Man on Meth Driving Under the Influence

At 12:54 a.m. on Feb. 14, an officer pulled over a man driving in the Motel 6 parking lot, 225 Colorado Place. The officer reportedly noticed symptoms of intoxication. The driver was allegedly under the influence of a controlled substance, as well as in possession of methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia. Officers arrested the 50-year-old man and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Public Intoxication

At 2:09 p.m. on Feb. 14, an officer stopped to talk to a man staggering in the area of Baldwin Avenue and Las Tunas Drive. The officer reportedly smelled alcohol on the man's breath and noticed other symptoms of intoxication. The officer arrested the 52-year-old man on suspicion of public intoxication.

Vehicle Stolen

Shortly after 2 p.m. on Feb. 15, officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of S. First Avenue regarding a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was stolen from the area sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The vehicle was a gray, 2010 Ford F150, license plate number 42904E1. There were no surveillance cameras or witnesses.

Residential Burglary

At 11:29 p.m. on Feb. 15, officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Wigwam Avenue regarding a residential burglary. Burglars had removed a rear window screen and entered the home through an unlocked window. All the rooms had been ransacked. The residents reported jewelry and a television stolen. There were no surveillance cameras or witnesses.

DUI Arrest

At 1:31 a.m. on Feb. 16, officers pulled a vehicle with a broken brake light over on Baldwin Avenue at Duarte Road. Officers reportedly noticed the odor of alcohol emitting from inside the vehicle. Officers arrested the 36-year-old man on suspicion of driving under the influence and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
 
Theft From Sephora

At 2:46 p.m. on Feb. 16, officers responded to Sephora at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall regarding a 43-year-old man in custody on suspicion of theft. The suspect allegedly concealed several items of makeup in his pockets and exited the store without paying. Officers arrested the man on suspicion of commercial burglary and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for processing.











Sandra February 25, 2013 at 05:49 PM
When officers detain and then release someone, why is it always to a field? Isn't there a 7-11 parking lot nearby? Ok, sorry. I have a migraine today and am taking it out on the world. ;o)

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