For the period of Sunday, August 30 through Saturday, September 5, the Police Department responded to 974 calls for service of which 133 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Sunday, August 30:
1. Security personnel from the racetrack advised that they had detained a man for trespassing around 2:39 p.m. The man was previously banned from the location and he was discovered today in the barn area. A private person’s arrest was made, and a 27-year-old African-American was taken into custody.
2. Around 10:46 p.m., units responded to the 100 block of East Colorado in reference to a strong-arm robbery that occurred at the intersection of Colorado and Santa Anita around 10:05 p.m. The victim advised that he was walking to work when he was confronted by two male African-American suspects. The suspects lunged at the victim and intimidated him into giving up his iPod and cell phone.
Monday, August 31:
3. Shortly after 11:00 a.m., officers located a male pedestrian, who was carrying a large duffle bag, at Huntington and Old Ranch. A consensual contact was made and a DMV check revealed that he had four outstanding misdemeanor warrants. During a consent search of his duffle bag, a hypodermic needle, prescription pills belonging to a different individual, computer hard drives, and computer parts were located. The 27-year-old Caucasian was arrested for receiving stolen property, possession of a hypodermic needle, and outstanding warrants.
4. Units responded to Famina, 5 West Live Oak, around 10:00 p.m. regarding a physical altercation between multiple subjects. Ensuing investigation revealed that a male Hispanic suspect made threatening comments and antagonized the patrons. He then struck a female patron in the face several times and she fell to the ground. Once she was on the ground, two female suspects jumped on top of the victim. A male patron saw the incident and tried to intervene and he was punched in the face and struck in the back with a pipe by the male suspect.
Tuesday, September 1:
5. A consensual contact was made with a man and a woman at El Monte and Walnut around 10:48 a.m. The male subject quickly became argumentative and refused to be compliant. He made an assaultive move towards the officer so he was forced to the ground. A record check revealed that the 21-year-old Hispanic also had an outstanding warrant, so he was taken into custody for obstructing/resisting and outstanding warrant.
6. While conducting extra patrol at the 24-Hour Fitness parking structure around 11:24 p.m., officers observed a male driver behaving suspiciously and also noticed that the vehicle had an expired registration. A traffic stop was initiated, and two male Hispanic suspects were detained. Record checks revealed that the 22-year-old subjects were on parole, and a vehicle search revealed multiple tools commonly used to commit burglaries. They were arrested for possession of burglary tools and felony parole violation.
Wednesday, September 2:
7. Shortly after midnight, units responded to the 100 block of East Huntington regarding a citizen contact. The woman advised that her boyfriend had assaulted her at the corner of First and Bonita around 6:30 p.m. on September 1. He then took her to his residence and continued to hit her with closed fists and slashed her back with scissors. She sustained lacerations to her back and bruises.
8. Officers were dispatched to the 2800 block of Holly around 3:52 p.m. regarding a possible suicide. A man, in his 50’s, had apparently shot himself with a revolver and died at the scene.
Thursday, September 3:
9. Loss prevention personnel from JC Penney advised that they had detained two female Caucasian juveniles for theft. The girls took merchandise into a fitting room, removed tags, and hid the items in their purses. Private persons’ arrests were made, and the girls, ages 16 and 17, were taken into custody for petty theft.
10. Between 6:20 p.m. and 8:40 p.m., a 2000 green Honda Civic was stolen from the Peacock parking structure at Westfield Mall.
Friday, September 4:
11. While on routine patrol around 12:38 p.m., an officer was flagged down by a female strong-arm robbery victim. She was sitting on a bus bench at Duarte and Lowell when a male African-American suspect, 25-30 years of age, 6’0”, medium build, grabbed her purse and fled in a black SUV driven by another suspect.
12. Around 10:51 p.m., units responded to Second and Santa Clara regarding a possible DUI driver and Dispatch later advised that the vehicle was a reported stolen out of Monrovia. An area search was conducted and the stolen vehicle was located with two occupants at Walnut and Mayflower. A high risk traffic stop was made, and an inventory search of the vehicle revealed several glass-smoking pipes. A 30-year-old female Hispanic driver was arrested for vehicle theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, and outstanding felony warrant; an 18-year-old male Hispanic passenger was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Saturday, September 5:
13. Officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of South Baldwin around 9:44 a.m. in reference to the recovery of a stolen vehicle. Investigation revealed that a 13-year-old male Caucasian juvenile stole his father’s vehicle in Riverside and drove the car to a relative’s home in Arcadia. The boy was booked for vehicle theft and was later cited and released to his father.
14. A residential burglary occurred between 6:00 p.m. on September 4 and 5:30 p.m. on September 5. Unknown suspect(s) entered the home via an unlocked bathroom window. Once inside, the suspect(s) ransacked rooms and took tools, synthesizer keyboards, golf clubs, and a mountain bike for a total reported loss of almost $12,000.