Police Blotter: Man Robbed at Knife-point at Hampton Inn

Police also dealt with a bomb threat at Arcadia High School and two residential burglaries.

For the period of Sept. 9-15, the Arcadia Police Department responded to 917 calls for service, 136 of which required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Suspected DUI

At about 1:33 a.m. on Sept. 9, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding in the 200 block of East Live Oak Avenue at Louise Avenue. The driver was reportedly under the influence of alcohol. The 40-year-old man was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Residential Burglary

At approximately 2:28 a.m. on Sept. 9, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of North Baldwin Avenue because a burglar alarm went off. Officers evacuated the home, and discovered someone had forced the rear door open. Meanwhile, assisting officers spoke with two suspicious people whose vehicle was parked across the street from the burglarized residence. The vehicle contained stolen property and burglary tools. Officers arrested the 27-year-old man and 39-year-old woman.

Scooter Driver Displays Fraudulent Registration

Around 10:11 p.m. on Sept. 10, an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a scooter for expired registration on Michillinda Avenue, south of Colorado Boulevard. The officer reported that the driver was never issued a license, had no insurance and was displaying fraudulent registration. The 30-year-old man was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Bee Attack

Shortly after 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 10, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of South Baldwin Avenue regarding a medical assist. A swarm of bees had attacked a woman walking along the sidewalk. The Arcadia Fire Department assisted the woman, who was stung more than 190 times on her face and body. AFD found a beehive in a nearby palm tree and removed it. The victim was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital, where doctors placed her under observation.

Residential Burglary

At about 5:53 p.m. on Sept. 11, an officer responded to the 2000 block of South Santa Anita Avenue regarding a residential burglary report. Someone had forced themselves into the home through a side window, ransacked the bedrooms and fled, undetected, with several items of property. No one saw or heard anything suspicious.


At approximately 6:40 p.m. n Sept. 11, officers were dispatched to the 000 block of San Miguel Drive regarding a domestic disturbance. An 18-year-old man had reportedly violated a restraining order and vandalized his stepfather's vehicle. The teen was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Bomb Threat at Arcadia High School

At about 11 a.m. on Sept. 12, officers were dispatched to Arcadia High School, 180 Campus Drive, regarding a bomb threat e-mailed to the school. The school was placed on lock-down at approximately 11:55 a.m. so that officers could check for explosive devices; however, the search turned up nothing. The campus was rendered safe and the lock-down was lifted shortly after 3:40 p.m. A student reportedly sent the e-mail as a prank so that he could avoid taking a test. Police arrested the 14-year-old and turned him over to the Eastlake Juvenile Detention Center.

Suspected DUI Crashes Into Parked Cars

Around 3:33 p.m. on Sept. 12, an officer responded to the 400 block of West Camino Real Avenue regarding a traffic collision. A 54-year-old woman had crashed her car into two unoccupied parked vehicles. She was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol.

Motel 6 Guest Has Arrest Warrant

Shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, a records check on the guest registry list at the Motel 6 on the 200 block of Colorado Place revealed one guest had a no-bail warrant out for his arrest. The "guest" reportedly gave an officer who came to his room false information. The 26-year-old was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Drunk Creates Disturbance

At about 11 p.m. on Sept. 13, an officer was dispatched to 900 block of West Huntington Drive regarding a drunk 24-year-old woman creating a disturbance outside a residence. She was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Robbery at Hampton Inn

Around 8:50 a.m. on Sept. 14, an officer responded to the Hampton Inn at 311 East Huntington Drive regarding a robbery. Three masked suspects approached a man  walking to his vehicle and took his property at gun and knife-point. The suspects loaded the man's luggage into a black BMW sedan and fled northbound out of the parking lot. The victim, an international jewelry businessman, told police he believed he was followed to the hotel after conducting business in another city. He had a flesh wound on his side, but declined medical attention. Police have two witnesses and detectives are investigating the incident further.

Teen Suspected of Stealing Cologne

At approximately 6:20 p.m. on Sept. 14, an officer responded to Hollister at the Santa Anita Mall regarding a theft report. A 17-year-old boy had reportedly concealed a cologne inside his pocket and exited the store without paying. Police arrested the teen.

Driving Without a License

At about 7:29 a.m. on Sept. 15, an officer conducted a traffic stop in the area of Las Tunas Drive and El Monte Avenue on a vehicle with illegally tinted windows. A records check revealed the DMV had never issued the 21-year-old driver a license. He was cited and released in the field, while officers left his vehicle legally parked.

Woman Drinking Wine Inside McDonald's

Shortly after 1:35 p.m. on Sept. 15, officers responded to McDonald's at 143 East Foothill Boulevard regarding a woman drinking wine inside the restaurant. The reporting party observed the woman pour wine into a plastic sports bottle. Officers reportedly smelled the odor of alcohol emitting from the 53-year-old woman's breath and found several bottles of wine in her possession. The woman was cited and released at the scene.


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