For the period of Oct. 21-27, the Arcadia Police Department responded to 1,041 calls for service, 119 of which required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the department during this period.
Argument at The Patio Goes Awry
Shortly after 1 a.m. on Oct. 21, officers responded to The Patio at 21 East Huntington Drive regarding three people arguing. One of the men involved reportedly refused to follow officers' orders to take his hands out of his pockets and place them on top of his head. Though he eventually did comply, officers arrested him on suspicion of delaying an officer and public intoxication. Officers also arrested the two others involved in the argument on suspicion of public intoxication.
Man Allegedly Vandalizes Woman's Car in Fit of Road Rage
At 1:47 p.m. on Oct. 21, officers arrived at the 1000 block of South Eighth Avenue regarding a man who reportedly vandalized a woman's car during a fit of road rage. The woman told officers a man with gray eyes stopped her on the road because he believed she had cut him off. He then kicked her front bumper, broke her driver's side mirror and kicked her door. The victim wrote down the man's license plate number, but a search of the DMV database did not turn up any matches.
Husband Reportedly Steals from Estranged Wife
At 7:23 p.m. on Oct. 22, officers responded to the 000 block of Alta Street regarding a reported theft involving a wife and her estranged husband. The wife told officers she believed he had stolen an identification card and gift card from her purse.
Expired License, Registration
At 9:45 p.m. on Oct. 22, an officer stopped a vehicle at Oakhurst Lane and Colorado Street for expired registration. The driver of the white Buick reportedly showed the officer an expired license. The officer cited and released the 60-year-old woman. She left her vehicle legally parked at the scene.
Domestic Dispute at Motel 6
At 1:21 a.m. on Oct. 23, officers arrived at Motel 6 regarding a fight between a boyfriend and girlfriend that had gotten physical. The boyfriend reportedly grabbed the girlfriend by the hair, causing her to fall, before forcing her to surrender her car keys and cell phone. He eventually drove away in her car, which police recovered in Fontana later that day. The boyfriend has not been found.
Foiled Residential Burglary
At about 1:43 p.m. on Oct. 23, an officer responded to the 2300 block of Lee Avenue regarding an attempted burglary. A man had reportedly tried to enter the home through an open rear window when one of the residents confronted him. The man then fled. The suspect was described as 25 to 35 years old with black, spiky hair.
Minutes prior to the attempted burglary, one of the residents reportedly heard the doorbell ring, but nobody was at the door. This seems to be a consistent pattern in recent burglaries throughout the city.
At 12:06 p.m. on Oct. 24, officers were dispatched to the area of Lemon and Grace avenues to assist with the disposal of a grenade. Upon arrival, officers briefly examined the grenade and determined it was inert. However, as a precautionary measure, the Los Angeles County Bomb Squad came to assist. Their investigation confirmed the grenade was inert, and neighbors who evacuated their residences returned to their homes a short time later.
Shortly after 3:50 p.m. on Oct. 25, an officer was dispatched to the President Square parking lot at 1300 South Golden West Avenue regarding a vandalized vehicle. The victim returned to his vehicle after shopping to find that someone had dented and scratched it. An man unknown to the victim offered to fix the damage on-site. When the victim photographed the suspicious man's license plate, he immediately drove away.
Theft at the Library
At approximately 6:21 p.m. on Oct. 25, an officer was dispatched to the Arcadia Public Library at 20 West Duarte Road regarding a theft. The victim was inside the library for two hours before she discovered her car keys and wallet missing from her backpack. The victim said she was not sure if the property had been stolen from her backpack, or if she had left the property in the library bathroom earlier in the day. In either case, someone took her property without her permission.
Wrong Way Driver, DUI Suspected
At about 2:17 a.m. on Oct. 26, an officer stopped a vehicle traveling on the wrong side of Santa Anita Avenue. Upon speaking with the driver, the officer reportedly smelled alcohol inside the vehicle. The officer arrested the 28-year-old driver on suspicion of DUI.
Around 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 26, officers responded to Healthcare Partners Medical Group at 440 East Huntington Drive regarding a commercial burglary. Someone had sneaked into the building overnight and stolen three laptops. Officers did not detect any sign of forced entry.
Parking Dispute Reportedly Escalates to Vehicle Vandalism
Shortly after 1:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Macy's parking lot at the Santa Anita Mall regarding a vandalized vehicle. The vehicle's owner said she believed someone she had had a parking dispute with earlier that day vandlized her vehicle.