For the period of Dec. 9-15, the Arcadia Police Department responded to 985 calls for service, 126 of which required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
At about 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 9, officers arrived at the corner of Live Oak and Mayflower avenues regarding several people loitering on the sidewalk in front of a closed business. One person in the group had an outstanding warrant. Police arrested the 35-year-old on the warrant and took him to the Arcadia City Jail for processing.
Around 9:20 a.m. on Dec. 9, officers responded to the parking lot of the McDonald's at 143 E. Foothill Boulevard regarding a possible drunken driver. Officers reportedly detected the odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. The driver also had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. Officers arrested the 25-year-old on suspicion of DUI and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Man With Warrants Turns Up at Police Station
At approximately 11 a.m. on Dec. 10, a man with five outstanding warrants for his arrest turned up at the Arcadia police station. Officers arrested the 59-year-old and took him to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Suspended License, Warrant Arrest
Shortly after 7:45 p.m. on Dec. 10, an officer pulled a vehicle with a broken brake light over on Huntington Drive near La Cadena Avenue. The driver had a suspended license and an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Officers arrested the 23-year-old and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Pressure Washer Stolen From Church
Around 9:45 a.m. on Dec. 11, officers were dispatched to the Arcadia Friends Community Church at 5705 Lenore Avenue regarding a commercial burglary. Someone had forced open a storage container in the church parking lot and stolen a pressure washer. There were no signs of the suspects in the area, and no surveillance cameras or witnesses.
Boyfriend Allegedly Threatens Hospitalized Girlfriend
At about 6:12 p.m. on Dec. 11, officers responded to Arcadia Methodist Hospital regarding a boyfriend allegedly threatening his hospitalized girlfriend. The boyfriend reportedly became angry when the girlfriend refused to give him the keys to her apartment. He then allegedly closed the privacy curtain, broke a wooden stick in half and threatened to harm her. He had left the scene by the time officers arrived. He is described as a 19-year-old Hispanic man about 5-feet-tall and 120 pounds.
Domestic Dispute Escalates to Vandalism
At approximately 6:40 p.m. on Dec. 12, an officer responded to the 1000 block of Fairview Avenue regarding a verbal argument between a boyfriend and girlfriend. In the heat of passion, the girlfriend allegedly broke her boyfriend's cell phone and damaged the front door to his home. The boyfriend did not press charges.
Vehicle Stolen From 24 Hour Fitness
At about 11:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to 24 Hour Fitness at 125 N. First Avenue regarding a stolen vehicle. The victim reported his car keys had been stolen from a secured locker while he was using the gym facilities. Upon exiting, he discovered his 2009 Toyota Corolla missing. There were no surveillance cameras or witnesses.
Attempted Copper Wire Theft
Around 5:43 a.m. on Dec. 13, officers responded to Enerage Inc. at 314 E. Live Oak Avenue regarding a commercial burglary in progress. The suspect reportedly tried to flee upon officers' arrival. Officers detained the 46-year-old suspect, who allegedly attempted to steal copper wire, and arrested him on suspicion of burglary.
Around 4:43 p.m. on Dec. 13, officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of S. Second Avenue regarding a residential burglary. Officers discovered the suspect(s) entered the home through a rear sliding door and ransacked a bedroom. Investigation revealed there was no damage done to the home. It is unknown if anything was stolen. There were no witnesses or surveillance cameras at the location.
Teens Allegedly Steal Street Signs
At 2:08 a.m. on Dec. 14, an officer contacted two teens inside a vehicle parked in the area of Longden Avenue and El Sereno Drive. The pair allegedly had stolen Arcadia street signs in the back seat of the vehicle. Officers arrested the 16- and 18-year-old suspects on suspicion of possession of stolen property and transported them to the Arcadia City Jail for processing.
Shoplifting From Sephora
At approximately 7:05 p.m. on Dec. 14, officers responded to Sephora at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall regarding two people in custody on suspicion of theft. They allegedly concealed cosmetic items and perfume bottles inside a shopping bag and exited the store without paying. They reportedly also stole merchandise from several other stores in the mall. Officers arrested the 26-year-old woman and the 26-year-old man on suspicion of commercial burglary and transported them to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Reportedly Emotionally Unstable Man Disturbs Peace
At 9:03 a.m. on Dec. 15, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of W. Foothill regarding a man disturbing the peace. Officers reported the man was irate, verbally aggressive and emotionally unstable. They took the 29-year-old to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for medical treatment and a 72-hour evaluation.
At 5:27 p.m. on Dec. 15, an officer was dispatched to the 1900 block of S. Santa Anita Avenue regarding a residential burglary. The suspect(s) entered through an unlocked front window and ransacked several rooms. There were no witnesses or surveillance cameras, and investigators do not know whether anything was stolen.