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Police Blotter: Drug Addled Man Vandalizes Own Vehicle

Arcadia police also dealt with a Channel purse bandit.

For the period of Nov. 11-17, the Arcadia Police Department responded to 900 calls for service, 115 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Vehicle Vandalism

At 7:20 p.m. on Nov. 11, officers were dispatched to the Nordstrom parking lot at the Santa Anita Mall regarding a vandalized vehicle. Both the driver and passenger side mirrors had been broken off and left on the ground next to the vehicle. The vehicle's owner told officers he believed the driver he had had a parking dispute with earlier that day caused the damage.

Arrest Warrant, Multiple Vehicle Violations
   
Shortly after 8 p.m. on Nov. 11, an officer conducted a traffic stop on Live Oak Avenue near Santa Anita Avenue on a vehicle with expired registration.The driver reportedly had a suspended license, two outstanding warrants for his arrest and a stolen license plate. The 48-year-old driver was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Golf Clubs Stolen From Garage

At 11:59 a.m. on Nov. 12, an officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of S. Fourth Avenue regarding a residential burglary. Someone had entered an open garage while the resident was home and stolen a set of golf clubs.

Driver in Possession of Brass Knuckles

At about 9:48 p.m. on Nov. 12, an officer stopped a vehicle on Baldwin Avenue near Huntington Drive. The driver reportedly had a suspended license and was in possession of brass knuckles. The 26-year-old woman was arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Drug-Addled Man Vandalises Own Vehicle

At 7:18 a.m. on Nov. 13, officers responded to the 11000 block of Clark Street regarding a man vandalizing a vehicle. A man wielding a metal bar stood next to a white Ford. The vehicle belonged to the man. Though initially calm and compliant, the man increasingly became frantic and delirious, reportedly showing signs of drug use. The suspect reportedly attempted to run away and resisted the officers' attempts to detain him. Officers took the 50-year-old to the Arcadia City Jail and booked him for being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting officers.

Residential Burglary

Around 4:41 p.m. on Nov. 13, officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of S. Baldwin Avenue regarding a residential burglary. Someone had removed the screen of an unlocked window and entered the home. He or she ransacked the bedroom and stole several pieces of jewelry.

Car Keys Stolen From 24 Hour Fitness

At 8:44 p.m. on Nov. 14, an officer was dispatched to the 000 block of Vaquero Road regarding a theft that occurred earlier in the evening at 24 Hour Fitness on First Avenue. A man reported his car keys had been stolen from an unsecured locker while he was working out. The victim discovered his cell phone, cash, driver's license and several credit cards missing from his vehicle. Further investigation revealed the unknown suspect(s) used one of the stolen credit cards at a Chevron gas station in Woodland Hills.

Residential Burglary

Around 9:56 p.m. on Nov. 14, officers were dispatched to the 800 block of San Simeon Road regarding a residential burglary. The suspect(s) had removed a bathroom window screen and pried open the window. The victim did not see anyone in her home.

DUI

At about 1:37 a.m. on Nov. 15, an officer stopped a vehicle for swerving between the lanes on Santa Anita Avenue near Camino Real Avenue. The officer reportedly detected the smell of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. The 21-year-old driver was subsequently arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for processing.

Warrant Arrest

At about 3:23 a.m. on Nov. 15, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with a missing front license plate in the area of Santa Anita Avenue and Campus Drive. The passenger in the vehicle reportedly had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest. Officers arrested the 22-year-old passenger and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Shoplifting

At 6:05 p.m. on Nov. 16, an officer responded to the Santa Anita Mall regarding two teens in custody on suspicion of theft. They had allegedly concealed clothing from PacSun inside their bags and exited the store without paying for the items. They reportedly ran off when the security alarm sounded. Security officers stopped the suspects from escaping and detained them until police arrived. The suspects had also reportedly stolen clothing from several other stores in the mall. Officers arrested the 16- and 17-year old boys and transported them to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Both were subsequently released to their parents.

Vehicle Theft

Around 4:48 p.m. on Nov. 16, officers responded to the 600 block of W. Duarte Road regarding a vehicle theft. Someone had stolen a 2006 silver Ford Taurus there between 2:45 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. The car's owner told police she remembers locking her vehicle, but may have left her keys inside.
 
DUI Flees Accident Scene

At 4:20 a.m. on Nov. 17, officers responded to the area of Foothill Boulevard and Baldwin Avenue regarding a solo vehicle crash. The driver reportedly fled the scene before officers arrived. Officers reportedly contacted him at his Monrovia home and determined he was under the influence of alcohol. They arrested the 23-year-old on suspicion of drunken driving and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for processing.

Chanel Purse Theft

At 5:05 p.m. on Nov. 17, officers were dispatched to Boutique No. 5 at 733 W. Naomi Avenue regarding a robbery. A man posing as a customer reportedly stole a Chanel purse. An employee followed the suspect outside. The suspect allegedly elbowed the employee in the head and fled the scene in a blue pickup truck. The suspect is described as a 6-foot tall white man in his mid-20s. The employee says she can identify the man if she sees him again.

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