Police Blotter: Man Knifed at Santa Anita Park

Also, a wrong-way driver caused a head-on collision resulting in serious injuries.

For the period of Jan. 20-26, the Arcadia Police Department responded to 721 calls for service, 105 of which required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Church Vandalized

At 6:42 a.m. on Jan. 20, officers responded to Church of the Good Shepherd at 400 W. Duarte Road regarding a commercial burglary. Officers discovered that suspect(s) forced open a door, and vandalized the inside of the church. Further investigation revealed the suspect(s) also stole a clock, a guitar and two microphones. There were no surveillance cameras and no signs of the suspects in the area.

Woman's Ankle Fractured in Assault

At 8:42 p.m. on Jan. 20, officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Arcadia Avenue regarding a battery report. A 63-year-old woman allegedly assaulted her boyfriend's friend. The victim fractured her ankle. Officers arrested the alleged assailant on suspicion of  battery resulting in serious bodily injury, and transported her to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Teen Shoplifting

At 4:10 p.m. on Jan. 21, officers responded to Macy's at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall regarding two teens in custody on suspicion of theft. The boys allegedly concealed several accessories in their jackets and exited the store without paying. Police arrested the 16- and 18-year-olds on suspicion of petty theft and transported them to the Arcadia City Jail for processing.

Residential Burglary

At 10:22 p.m. on Jan. 21, officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Highland Oaks Drive regarding a residential burglary. Officers determined the two suspects entered through a locked, rear sliding glass door. They ransacked the bedrooms and stole cash, watches and jewelry, among other property. A surveillance camera captured the suspects in action, however they hid their faces. The pair fled in a dark-colored sedan.

Knife Assault at Santa Anita Park

At 11:22 a.m on Jan. 22, officers were dispatched to the Santa Anita Race Track regarding two men involved in a physical altercation. One man reportedly lunged at the other with a knife. There were no injuries reported. Police arrested the 55-year-old man on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and transported him to the Arcadia City jail for booking.

Residential Burglary

At 6:48 p.m. on Jan. 22, officers responded to the 1000 block of Valencia Way regarding a residential burglary. During their investigation, officers discovered the patio door leading into the home had been forced opened. There were no witnesses and no property was missing.

Traffic Stop Leads to Burglary Arrest

At 6:43 p.m. on Jan. 23, officers pulled a vehicle with dark-tinted front windows over on Foothill Boulevard near California Street in Monrovia. During a consensual search of the vehicle, officers discovered several gloves, handheld flashlights, screwdrivers and hex keys. Officers reportedly found evidence linking the car's driver and passenger to recent burglaries in the area. Officers arrested the 21- and 23-year-old men on suspicion of possession of burglary tools and residential burglary, and transported them to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Wrong-Way Driver Causes Serious Injury Accident

At 9:16 p.m. on Jan. 23, officers responded to the 200 block of Huntington Drive regarding an injury traffic collision involving two vehicles. The two involved vehicles were driving in the westbound lanes of Huntington Drive and collided head on. It is unknown which vehicle was going the wrong way. Paramedics transported both drivers and a passenger to Huntington Memorial Hospital for treatment. One driver was listed in critical condition, while the other driver and the passenger were listed in serious condition.

Theft at 24 Hour Fitness

At 3:06 p.m. on Jan. 24, officers were dispatched to 24 Hour Fitness at 125 N. First Avenue regarding a commercial burglary. The suspect(s) broke into the victim's secured locker and stole cash from inside a wallet.

Traffic Stop Recovers Stolen Vehicle

At 10:05 p.m. on Jan. 24, officers pulled a vehicle with false plates over in the area of Santa Anita Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. The vehicle had been reported stolen. In addition, a records check revealed the passenger had an outstanding felony warrant. Officers arrested the 40- and 47-year-old suspects and arrested them on the warrant and on suspicion of vehicle theft.

Man Burglarizes House With Resident Home

At 12:47 a.m. on Jan. 25, officers responded to the 000 block of San Miguel Drive regarding a residential burglary that occurred while the resident was home. The suspect entered through a front window after ringing the doorbell twice. The resident encountered the suspect inside the living room and screamed. The suspect fled through the front window and entered the passenger side of a maroon Jaguar before driving away. The suspect is described as a 5-feet-8 black or Hispanic male in his late teens to early 20s. He can be identified if seen again.

Mirror Stolen Off Of Car in Mall Parking Lot

At approximately 9:48 p.m. on Jan. 25, an officer was dispatched to the Arcadia Police Department regarding a petty theft that had occurred earlier in the evening at the Santa Anita Mall parking structure. The victim discovered her passenger side mirror had been stolen. There were no witnesses or surveillance cameras.

Drunk Man Urinates on Street

At 1:11 a.m. on Jan. 26, an officer stopped a man who was urinating on the street near Live Oak Avenue and Mayflower Avenue. The officer determined the 26-year-old man was drunk and arrested him on suspicion of public intoxication.

Collision Allegedly Murder/Suicide Attempt

At about 6:25 p.m. on Jan. 26, a man crashed his vehicle along Santa Anita Canyon Road in an apparent attempt to kill himself and his female passenger. Patrick Anthony Gonzalez then allegedly broke into a home near the Santa Anita Dam and engaged police in a standoff that lasted several hours and ended Jan. 27, when a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department SWAT team stormed the home and took him into custody.

T Simon February 06, 2013 at 03:48 AM
Ask Randall Hartzell if he knifed a guy at Santa Anita Park. If he twitches and shriugs his shoulders he is lying. If he doesn't do these things he is still lying. SOB should bow out now.


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