For the period of Dec. 23-29, the Arcadia Police Department responded to 779 calls for service, 117 of which required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Alleged DUI Passes Out on Freeway Off-Ramp
At 12:16 a.m. on Dec. 23, officers responded to the westbound 210 Freeway at the Santa Anita Avenue off-ramp regarding a vehicle blocking traffic. Officers discovered the driver asleep behind the wheel, the car in drive and her foot on the brake. It took several attempts before officers finally awoke the driver, who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. Officers arrested the 21-year-old on suspicion of driving under the influence and transported her to the Arcadia City Jail for processing.
Woman Allegedly Attacks Two People
Shortly after 3 a.m. on Dec. 23, officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Bella Vista Drive regarding an argument that turned into a physical fight. Two victims reported being punched and pushed to the ground by the suspect, who fled the scene. The suspect was described as a 20- to 30-year-old black woman, 5-foot-5, about 200 pounds.
Resident Discovers Burglar in the Living Room
At 2:20 a.m. on Dec. 24, an officer responded to the 600 block of W. Huntington Drive regarding a residential burglary. The victim reportedly came home to find a man sitting in the living room. The suspect left when ordered to do so, but remained just outside the home. Officers arrested the 22-year-old suspect on suspicion of residential burglary.
Drugs, Fraudulent Credit Card Numbers Found in Stolen Vehicle
At 12:12 a.m. on Dec. 24, officers pulled over a reported stolen vehicle in the area of Huntington Drive and Santa Anita Avenue. During a consensual search of the vehicle, officers reportedly discovered methamphetamines and several stolen credit card numbers. The vehicle's driver also had an outstanding felony warrant. Officers arrested the 26-year-old driver and her 26-year-old passenger and transported them to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
At 6:12 p.m. on Dec. 25, officers responded to the 000 block of W. Palm Drive regarding a residential burglary. The suspect(s) entered the home through a broken glass sliding door and exited through the front door. It is unknown whether any property was stolen.
Man Allegedly Shoots Resident in Face With BB Gun
At approximately 7:19 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 900 block of W. Huntington Drive regarding an assault with a deadly weapon. A man reportedly knocked on the front door of a residence and shot three air-soft pellets from a BB gun, hitting one of the residents on the forehead. The victim suffered minor injuries. The suspect was described as a white man between the ages of 15 to 20 years old, with long, dark hair and a slender build. He fled the home in an older model white vehicle.
Vehicle Fire in 24 Hour Fitness Parking Structure
At 2:46 p.m. on Dec. 26, officers were dispatched to 24 Hour Fitness at 125 N. First Avenue regarding a fire in the parking structure. A vehicle was on fire on the structure's ground level. Officers evacuated the gym and the Arcadia Fire Department extinguished the fire. There were no injuries reported.
Cops Pull Over Vehicle Missing a License Plate, Nab Suspected DUI
At 11:10 p.m. on Dec. 26, officers pulled over a vehicle at E. Duarte Road near Santa Anita Avenue for having a missing license plate. The vehicle's driver was reportedly under the influence of alcohol. Officers arrested the 41-year-old on suspicion of driving under the influence and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for processing.
Men Allegedly Attack Each Other With Screwdriver, Axe Handle
At 7:19 p.m. on Dec. 27, an officer was dispatched to the 1400 block of S. Sixth Avenue regarding a physical altercation between two men. One of the men was reportedly armed with a screwdriver, the other with an axe handle. The 24-year-old and 31-year-old suspects were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Motorcyclist Reportedly Armed With Knife Arrested
Around 8:19 p.m. on Dec. 27, an officer stopped a motorcyclist in the area of Huntington Drive and First Avenue for failing to signal. A records check revealed the motorcyclist had an outstanding warrant and was driving with a suspended license. He also allegedly had possession of a knife. Officers arrested the 38-year-old man on suspicion of carrying a concealed dagger and for having an outstanding warrant and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for processing.
Theft at Arcadia Fitness
At 6:25 p.m. on Dec. 28, officers were dispatched to Arcadia Fitness Sports Club at 56 E. Duarte Road regarding a theft. A man allegedly broke into several lockers and stole wallets, keys and clothing. He reportedly fled the location in a blue Nissan Altima. The suspect is described as a black male in his late 20s, wearing a light-colored knit cap, dark shirt and jeans. He can be identified if seen again.
At 7:40 p.m. on Dec. 28, an officer responded to the 600 block of W. Lemon regarding a residential burglary. Investigation revealed the suspect(s) pried opened the garage door, entered through an unlocked door leading into the home and ransacked several rooms. There were no witnesses or surveillance cameras, and it was unknown whether any property was stolen.
At 5:58 p.m. on Dec. 29, officers were dispatched to the 700 block of S. Golden West Avenue regarding domestic violence between a boyfriend and girlfriend. The boyfriend allegedly became upset, pushed the girlfriend against a wall and dragged her by the hair before leaving the scene. The victim requested an Emergency Protective Order and desires prosecution.
Vandal Reportedly Refuses to Cooperate with Officers
At 9:10 p.m. on Dec. 29, officers responded to the area of Third Avenue and Bonita Street regarding a man vandalizing street poles. The suspect reportedly initially failed to comply with officers’ orders to place his left arm behind his back. Officers arrested the 30-year-old on suspicion of delaying officers in the course of their duties and vandalism and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.