For the period of Sunday, September 13, through Saturday, September 19, the Police Department responded to 1,041 calls for service of which 127 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Sunday, September 13:
1. Units responded to the 2300 block of South Sixth around 12:19 p.m. in reference to a domestic violence incident. During an argument, a 30-year-old male Caucasian suspect struck his wife in the back. When he was leaving the house, he threw a brick through the window and the brick struck the victim in the leg. The suspect fled in his vehicle, and he was not located during an area search.
2. A commercial burglary occurred between 7:30 p.m. on September 11 and 12:30 p.m. on September 13 at 630 West Duarte. Unknown suspect(s) pried open the office door and took a karaoke machine, amplifier, and stereo mixer for a total reported loss of about $3,400.
Monday, September 14:
3. Shortly after 8:00 p.m., a bicyclist was struck by a motorist at Huntington and Baldwin when he rode out into the intersection from the sidewalk. The man sustained cuts and bruises to his leg and was transported to a hospital for treatment.
4. Between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., a red 1999 Honda Civic was stolen from the Westfield Mall parking lot.
Tuesday, September 15:
5. Units responded to Citibank around 10:56 a.m. in reference to a robbery that just occurred. Two male African-American suspects, early to mid 30’s, presented a demand note to the teller. Fearing for her safety, the teller gave the suspects money from her cash register. The suspects then fled the location on foot. An area search was conducted, but the suspects were not found.
6. Shortly after 3:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to Macy’s regarding a grand theft. Two male suspects, one Hispanic and one possibly Caucasian, stole 15 purses from display racks for a total reported loss of about $3,300. The suspects fled the scene in a dark colored Honda driven by another suspect.
Wednesday, September 16:
7. A victim came to the station around 3:00 p.m. to file a fraud report. Because she was already an identity theft victim, she was scrutinizing over her bank statement when she discovered two unauthorized transactions charged to her credit card in Germany. The transactions totaled over $5,100.
8. Loss prevention personnel from Macy’s advised that they had detained an employee for grand theft and embezzlement around 4:42 p.m. The 27-year-old male Hispanic employee was being monitored for suspicious activities, and he was seen making fraudulent returns and giving merchandise to a female customer. Further investigation revealed that the 50-year-old woman was the suspect’s mother. A private person’s arrest was made, and the employee was taken into custody.
Thursday, September 17:
9. Units responded to Foothill and First around 7:29 a.m. in regards to a solo traffic collision. In trying to avoid hitting stopped vehicles in front of her, the driver swerved and struck a signal pole in the center median.
10. Around 4:57 p.m., a victim came to the station to file an embezzlement report. She is the owner of a medical group and she discovered that her bookkeeper had stolen over $75,000 from her practice. The 24-year-old female Hispanic suspect took cash and checks from daily bank deposits and she also gained access to the victim’s checking account in order to pay her own credit card bills and vehicle loan.
Friday, September 18:
11. Around 2:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to Baby Gap located at Westfield Mall in reference to several thefts that occurred between August 15 and September 18. The manager advised that about $1,000 in property had been stolen from the store.
12. Shortly before 11:00 p.m., a traffic stop was conducted at Highland Oaks and Sycamore for an equipment violation. A sole occupant was contacted and a consent search revealed a white crystalline substance resembling methamphetamine, a glass-smoking pipe, and prescription medication without a prescription. The 52-year-old male Caucasian was taken into custody without incident.
Saturday, September 19:
13. Between 9:00 p.m. on September 18 and 10:00 a.m. on September 19, a grand theft from auto occurred in the 400 block of West Norman. Unknown suspect(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and stole a $2,000 laptop computer.
14. A 61-year-old male Hispanic transient was arrested by the railroad tracks and Santa Anita around 9:30 p.m. for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The suspect stabbed a 17-year-old male juvenile in the abdomen in the 00 block of West Huntington for no apparent reason. The juvenile was transported to the hospital for medical treatment.