For the period of Jan. 8-14, the responded to 874 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.
At about 4:36 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter in regards to a fraud report. The victim explained she discovered fraudulent charges on her credit card, which occurred in Las Vegas. The victim was in possession of her credit card at the time of the report.
At approximately 10:51 p.m., an officer was dispatched to , 321 East Huntington Drive, in regards to a burglary report. The victim left her hotel room unattended for a short period of time. When she returned, she discovered money missing from her purse and other personal property gone. She had no idea who entered her room, except for the housekeeper.
Shortly after 10:42 a.m., an officer responded to the 2000 block of Louise Avenue, in reference to a residential burglary report. The victims returned home and discovered their rear patio door was tampered and left wide open. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the home and ransacked the bedrooms. Numerous items of jewelry were reported missing. No one saw or heard anything suspicious.
Around 4:23 p.m., an officer responded to , 1201 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a theft investigation. While reviewing sales transactions, a loss prevention officer discovered an employee was fraudulently processing gift cards. Video surveillance revealed the suspect concealed the gift cards inside his wallet. The 19-year-old man was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Between 7 p.m. on Jan. 9 and 5 a.m. on Jan. 10, unknown suspect(s) burglarized a vehicle in the 000 block of Southview Road. When the victim returned to his vehicle, he discovered his GPS system and sunglasses had been stolen. The officer determined the suspect(s) broke the driver side window and fled undetected.
At approximately 8 p.m., an officer was dispatched to at the in regards to a theft investigation. A 41-year-old woman allegedly concealed merchandise inside a used shopping bag, and left the store without making payment. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Around 9:49 a.m., an officer was dispatched to, 1325 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a burglary report. The victim left his property secured inside a locker and returned to discover his locker empty. Unknown suspect(s) cut the lock and fled undetected.
A short time later, a woman filed a found property report at the Arcadia Police Department front counter. The property belonged to the victim. The woman was driving on Lovell Avenue and observed the property lying in the middle of the street. An investigation revealed the victim's phone and cash from his wallet were still missing.
At approximately 5:56 p.m., an officer responded to the intersection of Colorado Street and Harvard Drive in regards to a two-party traffic accident. Party one, traveling northbound on Colorado Street, failed to yield to oncoming traffic as she attempted to make a left turn onto Harvard Drive. Party two did not have enough time to stop and collided with party one. No major injuries were reported.
Shortly after 1:30 a.m., an officer observed a white Toyota with a broken brake light traveling on Santa Anita Avenue and conducted a traffic stop at Grand Avenue. Through investigation, the officer determined the 39-year-old male passenger provided false identification and had two warrants for his arrest. The officer also found a methamphetamine pipe on the suspect, who was transported the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Around 9:07 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter in regards to a suspicious circumstances report. The reporting party explained she was walking home from on Jan.11, in the area of El Monte Avenue at Lemon Avenue, when she observed a blue pickup truck slowing down to approach her. The teen walked west on Lemon Avenue and the driver pulled up alongside her. The driver repeatedly asked her if she wanted a ride, to which she declined. The vehicle drove away for a short distance, then made a u-turn, and approached the teen again. The teen quickly walked into a nearby driveway and the vehicle drove out of sight. The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his late 20's to early 30's, with light skin, wavy brown hair, brown mustache and long, pointed goatee. He did not have a shirt on and sported tattoos covering his arms. The vehicle is described as an older model two-door "low rider" with sparkling blue paint, an open bed and black rims.
At approximately 1:05 a.m., an officer responded to the Santa Anita Mall in regards to a solo traffic collision. Upon contact with the driver, the officer noticed an odor of alcohol emitting from his breath. Through investigation, the officer determined the 25-year-old driver was under the influence of alcohol, and on parole. The officer arrested the man on suspicion of DUI.
At about 5:52 p.m., an officer was dispatched to , 745 West Naomi Avenue, in regards to a theft report. A woman allegedly took plastic bags from an unmanned register, concealed merchandise inside the bags and left the store without making payment. An investigation revealed the suspect had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The 46-year-old woman was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
At roughly 5:20 a.m., an officer responded to , 330 East Foothill Boulevard, regarding an activated burglary alarm. The officer discovered the rear window had been forced open and observed shoe footprints near the area of a motion detector. It appeared as if the suspect(s) fled when the alarm activated. No property was reported missing.
Shortly after 2:48 p.m., an officer responded to, 400 East Huntington Drive, in regards to a disturbance. A group of about ten patrons became loud and began to rearrange the tables to block the aisle way. When the waiter informed the group about safety issues and told them to tone down their noise level, they became argumentative. The subjects left the location without paying their tab. Witnesses saw a few of the suspects enter a black BMW before fleeing eastbound on Huntington Drive.