For the period of Feb. 12-18, the responded to 979 calls for service, 118 of which required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
A victim of identity theft filed an Web report at 7:34 a.m. regarding a fraudulent purchase of a DELL laptop. The victim discovered unknown suspect(s) obtained her American Express credit card information when a DELL representative called her to confirm the delivery address for the shipment. The victim cancelled the order and closed the account.
At approximately 6:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to at the regarding two women in custody for theft. The suspects reportedly concealed merchandise inside their purses and a used shopping bag while they were inside the fitting rooms. An investigation revealed the suspects also allegedly stole from , , , and JC Penney. The 19-year-old suspects were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Around 11:23 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a fraud report. The victim received a phone call from an unknown man who explained the victim had won a a multi-million dollar cash prize. The victim received checks from the subject who agreed to pay for the taxes on the winnings. The victim was instructed to send the money to an unknown person in Michigan. After the victim completed the transactions, the checks were returned to his bank and he realized it was a scam.
Shortly after 4 p.m., an officer responded to , 422 West Lemon Avenue, in reference to a burglary investigation. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a trailer located in the school's construction area. The officer determined the suspect(s) pried open the sliding glass window. The total loss was unknown at the time of the report.
At about 8:30 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 000 block of Christina Street regarding a burglary report. Unknown suspect(s) ransacked the victim's garage and stole multiple items. The officer determined the suspect(s) removed the padlock on the door and fled undetected.
At approximately 3:52 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter in regards to a fraud report. The victim visited a bank in Pasadena to open a checking account and was informed that her social security number was attached to an existing account. The victim had no idea who was using her personal information.
Around 3:39 a.m., an officer responded to the 000 block of Fairview Avenue regarding a call about a suspicious man wearing no shirt, knocking on residents' doors. The officer located the suspect and determined the suspect was intoxicated. The 24-year-old man was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
At approximately 2:51 p.m., an officer was dispatched to at the Santa Anita Mall in reference to an woman in custody on suspicion of theft. The suspect allegedly concealed merchandise in a used shopping bag and exited the store without paying. An investigation revealed the 18-year-old woman also allegedly stole from . She was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
At about 6:04 a.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of West Duarte Road regarding a stolen vehicle report. The victim left his vehicle running to the front of his residence while he waited for it to warm up. When he returned from inside his residence, he discovered it was gone. No one saw or heard anything suspicious.
Shortly after 4:28 p.m., a sales associate at Victoria's Secret at the Santa Anita Mall reported a commercial burglary. Video surveillance revealed two men concealed bras and underwear inside a used shopping bag and exited the store without making payment. Suspect one is described as a Hispanic man, approximately 30-years-old, 6-feet tall with a medium build, wearing a long sleeve green sweater and blue jeans. Suspect two is described as a Hispanic man, approximately 30-years-old, 5-feet-6-inches tall, 200 pounds, wearing a gray sports shirt with a stripe down the sleeves and light blue jeans.
At approximately 10:07 a.m., an officer was dispatched to , 211 East Foothill Boulevard, regarding a theft investigation. A bank teller took money from his register and concealed it inside his pants pocket. After being confronted as to why his register did not balance, the 21-year-old man admitted to the theft. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
At about 11:49 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a fraud report. The victim discovered unknown suspect(s) charged thousands of dollars to her Mastercard and Visa credit cards. Through investigation, the victim learned the suspect(s) also opened an American Express credit card in her name and had her mail forwarded to a different address without her knowledge.
At roughly 9:56 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the Santa Anita Mall in regards to a battery that just occurred. Two customers waiting in line for the release of new tennis shoes became upset when a man cut in line in front of them. After the customers yelled at him to get in the back of the line, the subject reportedly cursed at them and spit in both their faces. The 18-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of Battery and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Shortly after 5:15 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a silver Ford Fusion on Santa Anita Avenue at St. Joseph Street for a broken tail light. A record check revealed the driver was never issued a license and had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The 32-year-old man was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.