Crime

ArcadiaCrime Blotters: March 22 – March 24

March 22

Just after 4:00 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 900 block of North Santa Anita Avenue regarding the report of a traffic collision. The reporting party witnessed the driver of a white sedan collide with a parked vehicle. Officers contacted the driver of the white sedan and noticed a strong odor of alcohol emitting from him. Through a series of tests, the officer determined the 41-year-old male from Pasadena was driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., an officer responded to Westfield Santa Anita, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a male and female involved in a verbal dispute. An investigation revealed the male grabbed the female by her wrist and pulled her hair. A restraining order was served to the subject, a 28-year-old male from Temple City. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

March 23

Just after 10:00 a.m., an officer was dispatched to 7-Eleven, 102 East Huntington Drive, regarding the report of a theft. A male suspect entered the store, selected a bag of chips and a drink, then fled the scene without paying for the items. Officers located the suspect nearby. The 21-year-old male from El Monte was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Just before 7:00 p.m., an officer responded to the 300 block of West Palm Drive regarding an activation of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker. Arcadia PD detectives had previously deployed decoy packages containing bait property and tracking devices to combat the increase in package thefts from residential areas. An investigation revealed a 41-year-old male from Pasadena had the stolen package, property, and tracking device in his vehicle. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

March 24

At approximately 1:00 p.m., an officer responded to an apartment complex in the 1100 block of West Duarte Road regarding found property. The reporting party located a black BB-gun and wallet in the courtyard of the complex. Further investigation revealed the owner of the wallet was a victim of a robbery that had occurred around 2:30 a.m. The victim and his girlfriend were seated in his car when he was approached by the suspect armed with a black handgun. The suspect opened the unlocked door of the victim’s vehicle and demanded cash. The victim handed his wallet to the suspect and the suspect fled into a blue vehicle. The suspect was described as a male Black, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall and 140 pounds, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with dark colored pants.

Just before 5:00 p.m., an officer responded to Sephora, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a female being detained for shoplifting. A loss prevention specialist witnessed the suspect conceal 15 items (over $400.00 in value) in her purse before exiting the store, failing to make payment. The 22-year-old female from Los Angeles was cited and released in the field.

 

March 24, 2018

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