For the period of Jan. 13-19, the Arcadia Police Department responded to 861 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.
Disturbance Leads to Warrant Arrest
At 11:57 a.m. on Jan. 13, officers responded to the area of Santa Clara Avenue and Second Avenue regarding a disturbance. Officers spoke with a man walking away from the scene of the disturbance. A records check revealed he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Officers arrested the 28-year-old on the warrant and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Trespassing Arrest at the Race Track
At 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 13, officers were dispatched to the Santa Anita Park regarding a man security officers had detained on suspicion of trespassing. Security had reportedly previously escorted the man off track property, but he had returned without permission. Police arrested the 52-year-old on suspicion of trespassing and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
At 10:37 a.m. on Jan. 14, officers responded to the 1200 block of Encino Avenue regarding a mail theft. Suspects reportedly drove up to the victim's mailbox in a blue van, stole the items inside the mailbox and fled. Police could not find the suspects during a subsequent area check.
At 10:22 p.m. on Jan. 14, officers were dispatched to the 000 block of W. Pamela Road regarding a residential burglary. Officers discovered the suspect(s) removed a kitchen window screen and climbed through the unlocked window. The bedroom was ransacked and property stolen, including cash, an iPad, and a camera. There were surveillance cameras at the residence, but no witnesses.
Teenagers Get Into Fist Fight at the Library
At approximately 3:28 p.m. on Jan. 15, officers responded to the Arcadia Public Library regarding a physical altercation between two teenagers. One of the teenagers allegedly pushed the other before spitting in his face. Police arrested the 14-year-old on suspicion of battery and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for processing. He was subsequently released to his mother.
At 2:12 a.m. on Jan. 15, officers stopped a vehicle on Santa Anita Avenue near Colorado Boulevard for a broken taillight. Officers reportedly determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol. They arrested the 51-year-old and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for processing.
At 7:02 p.m. on Jan. 16, officers responded to Macy's at the Westfield Shopping Town regarding two woman in custody on suspicion of theft. They had allegedly concealed several clothing items inside a bag and exited the store without paying for the items. Police arrested the 19-year-old and 20-year-old women on suspicion of commercial burglary and transported them to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Teens Allegedly Break Into Home With Residents Present
Shortly after 8 p.m. on Jan. 16, officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of San Carlos Road regarding a residential burglary that occurred while the resident was at home. The suspects allegedly attempted to open several doors to the house and rang the doorbell twice before prying open a bathroom window screen. The resident ran out of her home when the suspects entered her backyard. Officers searched the area and detained two 18-year-olds matching the description of the burglary suspects. A search of the teens reportedly turned up jewelry that appeared to come from a nearby residence. Officers arrested the teens on suspicion of residential burglary.
Delivery Truck Burglarized
At 10:10 a.m. on Jan. 17, an officer responded to Westfield Shopping Town regarding an auto burglary. Two men driving a red minivan allegedly parked in front of a white delivery truck and cut off the truck's padlock. They reportedly broke into the truck and stole 15 boxes of merchandise. There were no signs of the suspects in the area.
Teen Allegedly Threatens Girlfriend's Grandmother With Knife
At 10:48 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Arcadia Avenue regarding a possible assault with a deadly weapon. A teen hiding out in his girlfriend's house without permission allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife and threatened to kill the girl's grandmother, who had tried to detain him. He then ran away. Officers looked for the 14-year-old, but did not find him. A records check revealed that he had been reported missing in Arcadia, West Covina and Pasadena.
Construction Site Burglary
At 8:16 a.m. on Jan. 18, an officer was dispatched to a construction site in the 000 block of East Huntington Drive regarding a commercial burglary. Suspect(s) pried open a rear door and stole several tools, along with a television. There were no witnesses or signs of the suspect(s) in the area.
Teen Allegedly Swipes Alcohol From CVS
At 3:18 p.m., an officer responded to CVS Pharmacy at 1401 S. Baldwin Avenue regarding a teen in custody on suspicion of robbery. He had allegedly grabbed two bottles of alcohol, ran out of the store without paying for them and then resisted the loss prevention officer who tried to stop him. The loss prevention officer ultimately tackled the suspect to the ground and handcuffed him. Police arrested the 17-year-old on suspicion of robbery, and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
At 3:52 a.m. on Jan. 19, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of West Huntington Drive regarding a residential burglary. Officers discovered that the suspect(s) entered the home through an unlocked bathroom window. The bedrooms had been ransacked and a Playstation 3 stolen. There were no surveillance cameras or signs of the suspect(s) in the area.
Shoplifter Reportedly in Possession of Illegal pills, Drug Paraphernalia
At about 6:08 p.m. on Jan. 19, an officer responded to Marcy's at Westfield Shopping Town regarding a woman in custody on suspicion of theft. The 45-year-old had allegedly concealed a scarf, gloves and several wallets in her purse and exited the store without paying for them. Officers reportedly found pills and drug paraphernalia in the suspect's purse. They arrested her on suspicion of theft, along with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.