Police Blotter: Man Robs Store, Leaves Wallet Behind

Also, a Fed Ex truck hits a pedestrian, police respond a shooting on Mayflower Avenue and a man accidentally shoots himself in the finger.

For the period of Jan. 6-12, the Arcadia Police Department responded to 905 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.

Woman Involved In Domestic Disturbance Transported to Hospital

At 12:33 a.m. on Jan. 6, officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Arcadia Avenue regarding a domestic disturbance. An argument between a boyfriend and girlfriend reportedly turned into a physical altercation. Police determined the 33-year-old girlfriend was the aggressor and transported her to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for evaluation. She was later cited and released in the field.

Honda Stolen From Mall Parking Lot 

At 7:02 p.m. on Jan. 6, officers responded to the Santa Anita Mall regarding a stolen vehicle report. The victim parked his Honda Accord in the parking lot next to the Promenade Shops and discovered it missing a short time later. No evidence was left behind, and the victim was not aware of any possible suspects.

Robbery Suspect Leaves Wallet, I.D., Behind

At 9:21 a.m. on Jan. 7, an officer was dispatched to Kids Footlocker at the Santa Anita Mall regarding a commercial burglary report. Two men allegedly forced their way into the store and fled with a safe and surveillance video recorder. One suspect left behind his wallet, which contained his driver's license.

Pedestrian Struck by Fed Ex Truck

Shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 7, an officer responded to the parking lot of KGS Electronics, 418 East Live Oak Avenue, regarding a traffic collision involving a pedestrian. A woman was walking to her car when a Fed Ex truck struck her, causing her to fall and hit her head on the ground. An investigation revealed the truck driver was not paying attention to his surroundings as he drove through the parking lot. The victim was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for treatment.

Cash Stolen From Salon

At 2:01 a.m. on Jan. 8, an officer was dispatched to Salon Centric, 411 East Huntington Drive, regarding an activated alarm. Upon arrival, the officer noticed the front glass door had been shattered. The store manager determined nothing was missing except an envelope containing cash.

Man, Reportedly Drunk and on Prescription Meds, Passes Out in Car

At 9 p.m. on Jan. 8, officers were dispatched to the parking lot of the 99 Cent Store, 140 East Duarte Road, regarding a man passed out inside of his vehicle. The vehicle was still running and parked in the store's driveway. The 43-year-old man reportedly indicated he had mixed an alcoholic beverage with several prescription medications. He was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for evaluation. The officer determined the subject was driving under the influence and requested a criminal filing.

Driving Without a License

Around 7:45 a.m. on Jan. 9, an officer pulled a vehicle over for crossing over a section of double yellow lines in the area of Duarte Road and Santa Anita Avenue. The officer discovered the 48-year-old man was never issued a license. He was cited, released in the field, and his vehicle was left legally parked. 

Man Accidentally Shoots Self With Handgun

At about 10:12 p.m. on Jan. 9, an officer was dispatched to the 900 block of Fallen Leaf Road regarding a medical assist. The resident at the location accidentally shot himself in the hand as he grabbed his handgun. He was transported to the Huntington Memorial Hospital for treatment. The officer determined no foul play was related to this incident.

Street Racing

At approximately 12:40 a.m. on Jan. 10, an officer responded to the area of Goldring Road and Kardashian Avenue regarding street racing. The officer reportedly saw a vehicle making circles and noticed smoke emitting from the passenger and engine compartments. Officers arrested the 18-year-old driver and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. His vehicle was left in the care of a friend.

DUI Arrest

Shortly after 1 a.m. on Jan. 10, dispatch advised officers of a possible DUI driver weaving through lanes in the area of Foothill Boulevard and Baldwin Avenue. An officer pulled over the vehicle in question and reportedly noticed an open bottle of liquor on the front passenger seat. A vehicle search reportedly turned up more empty bottles of liquor. Officers arrested the 36-year-old driver and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Theft From Nordstrom

At about 3:05 p.m. on Jan. 10, an officer responded to Nordstrom at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a theft report. A teen allegedly selected three belts and exited the store without paying for them. Officers arrested the 18-year-old and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Mayflower Avenue Shooting

Shortly before 11 p.m. on Jan. 11, officers responded to the 1300 block of South Mayflower Avenue regarding shots fired in the area. Someone had shot four rounds at the home, breaking the front window. The resident reportedly saw a white or silver colored American Model SUV drive slowly in front of the home as it headed southbound on Mayflower Avenue. However, the resident could not identify the driver or any passengers. No one was injured and the victim had no idea why his residence was targeted.

Credit Card Fraud

Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 12, an officer was dispatched to the 1800 block of South Seventh Avenue regarding a fraud report. The woman recently learned that two people had used her personal information to open a Nordstrom credit card account and charged approximately $4,000 to the account. The victim had no idea how her information was compromised.

Mail Theft

At 3:12 p.m. on Jan. 12, an officer responded to the 300 block of East Forest Avenue regarding a mail theft report. The resident reportedly saw a woman steal mail from his mailbox and run towards a waiting black Dodge Challenger. The vehicle fled eastbound on Forest Avenue. The suspect can be identified if seen again.


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