For the period of Sunday, November 8th, through Saturday, November 14th, the Police Department responded to 1,133 calls for service of which 123 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Just before 8:01 a.m., officers responded to Jerry’s Union 76 Gas Station, 102 East Duarte Road, regarding a burglary report. An investigation revealed unknown suspects cut a hole in the roll-up service bay door, ransacked the cashier’s booth, and fled undetected with cash and cigarettes. The investigation is ongoing.
At about 11:47 a.m., an officer responded to a traffic collision in the area of Huntington Drive and Sunset Boulevard. Upon contacting the driver of one of the vehicles, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the driver’s person. Through a series of tests, the officer determined the 52-year-old male from Arcadia was driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Just before 8:23 a.m., an officer responded to the 400 block of West Duarte Road regarding a stolen vehicle report. The officer determined the victim’s unlocked vehicle was stolen sometime during the previous night from their carport. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.
At approximately 6:25 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 800 block of Arcadia Avenue regarding a fraud report. An investigation revealed an unknown suspect signed the victim’s check as “Ruth Pratt” and fraudulently cashed it. The investigation is ongoing.
Around 2:28 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Santa Anita Avenue and Camino Real Avenue for having expired registration. Upon contacting the driver, the officer discovered the 31-year-old male from San Gabriel was driving with a suspended license and did not have the required ignition-interlock device installed on his vehicle. He was cited and released in the field. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
Just after 5:38 a.m., an officer responded to the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Joyce Street regarding a suspicious vehicle report. An investigation revealed the driver, a 39-year-old female from Alhambra, was in possession of marijuana, methamphetamine, and two glass smoking pipes. She was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Shortly after 7:55 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 2200 block of Highland Vista Drive regarding a burglary. The officer determined unknown suspects smashed the rear sliding glass door, ransacked the residence, and fled undetected. No loss was reported. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.
Just after 6:08 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Oakwood Avenue regarding a vandalism report. An investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) threw a rock causing a small hole in one of the windows. A witness saw the suspect(s) flee in a vehicle. No other suspect or vehicle description was provided.
At approximately 6:37 p.m., an officer responded to the parking lot of Pepper’s Mexican Grill, 181 Colorado Place, regarding an intoxicated subject. The officer determined the suspect was unable to care for himself. The 52-year-old male from Pasadena was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Around 8:02 p.m., an officer responded to a hit and run, non-injury collision in the area of Santa Anita Avenue and the 210 Freeway on-ramp. Party 2 stated he was rear ended by Party-1 while stopped at a red light. Both parties agreed to pull over, however, Party-1 fled the scene without exchanging information. Vehicle-1 is registered to a business out of Georgia. The investigation is ongoing.
At about 6:26 p.m., an officer responded to a parking structure at 411 East Huntington Drive regarding a vehicle burglary report. The victim witnessed an unknown male suspect run away from the victim’s vehicle to a nearby white van before the victim noticed his front window had been shattered and miscellaneous property had been stolen from inside.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, in his mid-thirties, approximately 5’8” tall, with a medium build. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a white van similar to a Chevrolet Astro van, with tinted windows. The investigation is ongoing.
Just after 6:35 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a battery report. An investigation revealed a battery occurred between an uncle and nephew on November 7th at Motel 6, 225 Colorado Place, in Arcadia. During the fight, the nephew sustained lacerations to his lip and hand. He did not request medical attention. The investigation is ongoing.
Just after 9:43 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of Sharon Road regarding a petty theft report. The officer discovered unknown suspect(s) stole the victim’s purse from her residence while she was being treated by Arcadia Fire personnel. The victim’s credit cards were then used for fraudulent purchases amounting to $1,500. The investigation is ongoing.
At approximately 8:05 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 2300 block of South Third Avenue regarding two suspicious males in their backyard. Surveillance footage revealed two unknown male suspects were in the victim’s backyard looking in the windows of the residence before they were scared off. The suspects fled northbound on Third Avenue in a black vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.