Crime

Arcadia Police Blotters for Nov. 22-28, 2015

For the period of Sunday, November 22nd, through Saturday, November 28th, the Police Department responded to 755 calls for service of which 104 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

November 22

Just before 12:27 a.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle in the area of Santa Anita Avenue and Colorado Boulevard for having expired registration and a false registration sticker. During an inventory check of the vehicle, the officer located cocaine in a small pill bottle. The suspect, a 59-year-old male from Hawthorne, was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At approximately 12:54 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of West Magna Vista Avenue regarding a grand theft report. An investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and stole the victim’s laptop. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

November 23

At approximately 10 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Valencia Way for illegally tinted windows. Upon contacting the driver, the officer discovered the 37-year-old male from Covina was driving with an expired license. He was cited and released in the field. His vehicle was released to the registered owner.

Just before 5:15 p.m., an officer responded to an apartment complex in the 1100 block of West Duarte Road regarding a suspicious circumstances report. The victim discovered the mail boxes to the complex had been pried open and believed his mail was stolen. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

November 24

At about 10:29 p.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle in the 000 block of Bonita Avenue regarding a disturbance. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the driver’s breath. Through a series of tests, the officer determined the 30-year-old female from Montebello was driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Just after 11:08 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1100 block of Sunset Boulevard regarding a burglary report. The officer determined unidentified suspect(s) entered the residence by unknown means, stole jewelry, a laptop, and a set of car keys before fleeing. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. The investigation is ongoing.

November 25

Shortly after 7:05 p.m., officers responded to Nordstrom at the Westfield Shopping Town Santa Anita, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a disturbance. A 26-year-old female from Arcadia attempted to return merchandise that she claimed she had purchased at Nordstrom earlier in the day, and became irate when the store refused to process the transaction. Her receipt was for a $216 Bose speaker, but she was trying to return a box containing a telephone charger, a knife, and other random pieces of merchandise. After crying and yelling, the subject left the location without further incident.

Around 8:20 p.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a bicyclist in the area of Peck Road and Clark Street for riding without headlamps. An investigation revealed the bicyclist was in possession of small baggies of methamphetamine, cash, and a glass smoking pipe. The 30-year-old male from El Monte was arrested for Possession of Narcotics for Sales, Possession of Narcotics, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

November 26

At approximately 2:16 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Huntington Drive and Golden West Avenue for a warrant attached to the license plate. The officer discovered the warrant belonged to the driver, a 37-year-old male from Temple City, who also had a suspended license. He was cited, released in the field, and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Just before 11 p.m., an officer responded to the food court at the Westfield Shopping Town Santa Anita, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regard to a disturbance. The officer discovered a 25-year-old male from Sunland was intoxicated and unable to care for himself. He was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

November 27

At about 8:34 p.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a bicyclist in the area of Peck Road and Randolph Street for riding without headlamps. A search of the bicyclist revealed he was in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The 45-year-old from West Covina was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Just after 9:35 p.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of Volante Drive regarding an audible alarm. An investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) gained entry by shattering a glass door and ransacked the master bedroom before fleeing undetected. No suspect(s) were located and the amount of property loss was unknown at the time of the report.

November 28

Shortly before 7:10 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 000 block of East Longden Avenue regarding a trespassing report. The owner explained he discovered an unknown male subject sleeping inside his pool house. The officer made contact with the subject who was still at the property. The 53-year-old male transient from Lancaster explained he was seeking shelter and a place to wash his clothes. He was arrested for burglary and trespassing, and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At approximately 5:09 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of Second Avenue and Colorado Boulevard regarding an altercation between two subjects. While arguing inside a vehicle, a male subject hit his girlfriend in the face and pulled her hair. The victim attempted to pepper spray the suspect, but accidently sprayed herself as he was chasing her. The 23-year-old male from Pasadena was arrested for battery and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

December 2, 2015

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