For the period of Sunday, March 21, through Saturday, March 27, the Police Department responded to 860 calls for service of which 116 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Sunday, March 21:
1. Between 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., an auto burglary occurred in the 300 block of South First. Unknown suspect(s) smashed a car window and stole a notebook computer, guitar, and amplifier for a total reported loss of $1,850.
2. A residential burglary occurred in the 1100 block of Michillinda between 4:40 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) broke a living room window to gain entrance into the house. The suspect(s) then ransacked rooms and stole cash, gold coins, and jewelry.
Monday, March 22:
3. Two vehicle thefts occurred between 6:30 p.m. on March 19 and 8:00 a.m. on March 22. A 1994 white Ford Probe was stolen in the 500 block of Fairview, and a 2006 white Ford Econoline van was stolen in the 11900 block of Goldring.
4. Shortly after 1:30 p.m., a female victim came to the station to report a domestic violence incident that occurred on Saturday, March 20, in the 1000 block of West Huntington. She advised that during an argument, her intoxicated boyfriend struck her numerous times across the face resulting in bruising. An emergency protection order was obtained. On March 23, at 7:20 a.m., officers went to the residence and arrested the 26-year-old male Hispanic for inflicting corporal injury to cohabitant and the emergency protection order was served.
Tuesday, March 23:
5. A victim came to the station around 2:54 a.m. to file an identity theft report. He advised that unknown suspect(s) had acquired his personal information and attempted to open several credit card accounts via the internet and telephone.
6. A residential burglary occurred in the 2800 block of South Baldwin between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) entered the home by unknown means and stole a laptop computer, gaming and computer equipment, and jewelry.
Wednesday, March 24:
7. Around 11:35 a.m., units responded to the 800 block of Murietta in reference to a suicide in progress. A 34-year-old distraught female tried to kill herself by cutting her wrists with razor blades and then threatened to stab herself with scissors. The woman was transported to a hospital for medical treatment and a psychological evaluation.
8. Officers contacted a male driver who was sitting in a vehicle that was parked next to a fire hydrant at Peck and Clark around 2:24 p.m. A record check revealed that the 51-year-old Hispanic had 5 outstanding misdemeanor warrants totaling $176,000, and he was also found in possession of marijuana. During the time of the arrest, a 27-year-old male Hispanic walked up claiming to be a friend of the arrestee. A record check of this individual indicated that he had four outstanding warrants, so both men were taken into custody.
Thursday, March 25:
9. Around 12:11 p.m., officers found a vehicle with a warrant attached to the license plate, so a traffic stop was initiated at Duarte and Holly. The 38-year-old female Hispanic driver had a suspended/revoked license and a $30,000 outstanding warrant; a 24-year-old female Hispanic passenger had warrants totaling $40,000. The women were arrested and booked at City jail.
10. Units were dispatched to Baldwin and Arcadia around 4:28 p.m. regarding a multi-car non-injury traffic collision. A driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic while making a left turn and broadsided a vehicle, causing it to collide into a light pole. The light pole then fell onto another moving vehicle.
Friday, March 26:
11. Around 6:45 a.m., APD officers assisted the Probation Department in a probation compliance check in the 1000 block of Alta Vista. A 24-year-old male Caucasian was found in possession of ammunition, which violated his probation. The subject was taken into custody without incident.
12. Units responded to Residence Inn, 321 East Huntington, around 9:52 a.m. to investigate a defrauding an innkeeper and fraudulent check incident. A male Asian suspect paid for his hotel stay with a $1,446 fictitious check.
Saturday, March 27:
13. Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Loganrita regarding a grand theft that occurred between 2:00 p.m. on March 25 and 4:00 p.m. on March 26. Unknown suspect(s) stole three brand new ceiling fans and two decorative lights from a home that is being renovated.
14. Around 10:10 p.m., a car was observed swerving off the roadway and a traffic stop was conducted at Santa Anita and the 210 Freeway. A female driver was contacted and there was also a seven-year child passenger. Officers detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath and person, and a field sobriety test revealed that she was operating the vehicle while under the influence. The 46-year-old Caucasian was arrested for child cruelty and DUI.
Sierra Madre PD
During the week of Sunday, March 21st, to Saturday March 27th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 296 calls for service.
Thursday, March 25th:
4:49 PM – Residential Burglary / Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 500 Block North Sunnyside Ave. A resident reported seeing a man throw an object at the neighbors’ house, which was followed by screaming. Officers arrived and apprehended a man, who was fleeing the home. Further investigation revealed the suspect smashed a window, entered the home and assaulted the resident. The suspect was arrested for residential burglary and assault with a deadly weapon, and transported to Pasadena Jail for remand.
During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 593 service events, resulting in 149 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events:
On March 22 at 6:41 a.m., an officer went to an elementary school in the 400 block of West Colorado regarding a call of vandalism. On his arrival, he was shown graffiti on the south end of the main building written in black spray paint. A report was taken and the investigation is continuing.
On March 22 at 7:22 a.m., an officer was in the process of releasing a female subject who was in custody for driving under the influence. During the process, she told the officer she wanted to hurt herself and was contemplating suicide. The female was not released and was taken to a hospital and held for mental evaluation.
Department of Child and Family Services Referral
On March 22 at 1:46 p.m., an officer was on a traffic stop in front of a residence in the 100 block of North Myrtle. While there, he heard what sounded like a family disturbance coming from an open window of an apartment. Assisting officers responded to investigate. When they arrived, they discovered two 11-year-old brothers inside. They had been yelling and playing around. While the officers were inside, they found the location to be extremely dirty, providing poor living conditions for the children. An officer made contact with the mother, who responded to the location. He wrote an incident report and is referring the case to the Department of Child and Family Services and City Code Enforcement.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
On March 22 at 3:49 p.m., we received a call from a concerned driver who was reporting a possible drunk driver. An officer responded to the area and observed the vehicle coming out of a gas station at Huntington and Monterey and stopped the vehicle. A field sobriety test was conducted and the driver was determined to be driving under the influence. He was arrested and charged.
Grand Theft Auto
On March 22 at 5:49 p.m., an officer went to a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain regarding a stolen vehicle report. The victim parked his vehicle in the morning at 7 a.m. and secured it. He returned to his vehicle shortly before 6 p.m. and his vehicle was gone. The vehicle is a white, 1990 Nissan truck. There were no signs of forced entry. Investigation continuing.
Grand Theft from Person
On March 24 at 7:55 p.m., an officer responded to the 500 Block of West Huntington regarding a female victim who had her purse stolen from her. Officers were in the area quickly and a perimeter was set. A yard to yard search uncovered some of the stolen property but not the victim’s wallet or purse. The suspects were not located. Investigation continuing.