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Police Blotter: Student Brings Dagger to School

The Arcadia Police Department also arrested two teens accused of burglarizing a local restaurant.

For the period of Sept. 16-22, the Arcadia Police Department responded to 914 calls for service, 108 of which required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Possession of a Controlled Substance:

At about 3:38 a.m. on Sept. 16, an officer made consensual contact with two teens in the 300 block of East Foothill Boulevard. The officer arrested one of the teens on suspicion of being the influence of a controlled substance. 

Residential Burglary:

Around 11:56 a.m. on Sept. 16, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of East Longden Avenue regarding an attempted residential burglary report. The resident observed a woman tampering with the screen door. Upon being confronted, woman asked for an unknown resident and quickly walked towards a waiting black SUV. The subject is described as a Hispanic female, approximately 35- to 40-years-old, with brown hair and a light complexionl She wore a red T-shirt. No evidence was located.

Thief Steals $2,000 Worth of Dried Sea Cucumbers:

Shortly after 12 p.m. on Sept. 17, an officer was dispatched to USA Dinseng City at1240 South Golden West Avenue regarding a theft report. a man reportedly picked up two bags of dried sea cucumbers, valued at about $2,000, and loaded them into a white, four-door sedan. The suspect and vehicle can be identified if seen again.

Student Brings Dagger to School:

Around 1 p.m. on Sept. 17, an officer responded to Arcadia High School regarding a student in possession of a knife. A 17-year-old had allegedly brought a 3-inch dagger, lighters, marijuana and drug paraphernalia to school. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Suspected Methamphetamine Possession:

At about 2:46 p.m. on Sept. 18, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding in the area of Santa Anita Avenue and Norman Avenue. The 37-year-old driver reportedly revealed he had methamphetamine. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Drunk Man Cursing in the Streets:

At approximately 5:43 p.m. on Sept. 18, officers responded to the 700 block of West Naomi Avenue regarding a man yelling and cursing in the street. The 61-year-old man in question was reportedly intoxicated and unable to care for himself. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Identity Fraud:

At about 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 19, an officer conducted an enforcement stop in the 000 block of East Huntington Drive on a blue Infinity for expired registration. As the officer approached the vehicle, he noticed a fraudulent registration sticker on the license plate. The driver also reportedly had personal identifying information for approximately 34 people in his car, along with stolen mail and new credit cards. The 42-year-old man was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Traffic School Certificate Fraud:

Around 11:25 a.m. on Sept. 19, an officer responded to Avus Traffic School at 333 North Santa Anita Avenue regarding a possible fraud. A previous employee had reportedly stolen blank DMV traffic school completion certificates and issued them to people in exchange for money. The 53-year-old woman was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Teens Suspected of Burglaring Restaurant:

Shortly after 4 a.m. on Sept. 20, officers responded to Hollywood Noodle at 48 East Live Oak Avenue regarding an activated alarm.The officers reportedly saw two teens climb out of the business through a broken window. Police detained one of the suspects while the other fled northbound on Live Oak Avenue. Officers recognized him and later arrested him at his home. The 13- and 14-year-old boys had allegedly ransacked the restaurant and stolen approximately $100 from the register. Both suspects were booked at the Arcadia City Jail and later released to their parents.

Traffic Collision:

At approximately 6:23 p.m. on Sept. 20, and officer was dispatched to the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Burnell Oaks Lane regarding a two-party traffic accident. One of the drivers had made a left turn in front of oncoming traffic and collided with an SUV, causing the SUV's driver to lose control and hit a tree. No injuries were reported.

Suspected DUI:

Just before 1 a.m. on Sept. 21., officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an unsafe turn in the area of Santa Anita Avenue and the 210 freeway. When hs spoke with the driver, the officer reportedly noticed a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the driver's person. The officer arrested the 21-year-old driver on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol level greater than .08 percent. 

Shoplifting:

At about 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 21, an officer was dispatched to Macy's at the Santa Anita Mall regarding a theft report. A woman had allegedly concealed merchandise inside her purse and exited the store without paying. The 21-year-old was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Warrant:

Shortly after 2:50 p.m. on Sept. 22, an officer made consensual contact with a man in the area of Huntington Drive and La Cadena Avenue. The 39-year-old man had an outstanding warrant out for his arrest and was reportedly under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Fight:

At about 10:10 p.m. on Sept. 22, officers were dispatched to the area of Huntington Drive and East Baldwin Avenue regarding a fight in progress between two man. When the officers arrived, both men fled the area on foot. Officers detained one of the men while the other evaded capture. The detained subject, 34-year-old, reportedly was under the influence of alcohol and had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

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