Crime

Police Blotter May 23-29, 2010

Arcadia PD

For the period of Sunday, May 23, through Saturday, May 29, the Police Department responded to 916 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, May 23:

1. Three thefts occurred at 24-Hour Fitness, 125 North First, between noon and 8:30 p.m. An iPhone and cash were stolen from a backpack by a basketball court, and a duffle bag and a wallet were stolen from two lockers.
2. Shortly before 11:00 p.m., a traffic stop was initiated at Live Oak and Santa Anita because the driver was talking on his cell phone while operating a motor vehicle. Officers detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath and a field sobriety test was conducted. It was determined that the 31-year-old Hispanic was driving while intoxicated and was arrested. An inventory search of his vehicle also revealed a plastic bag containing marijuana.

Monday, May 24:

3. Around 12:42 a.m., a traffic stop was made at Santa Anita and the 210 Freeway for an expired registration. A male driver and a female passenger were contacted, and a DMV check indicated that the driver had a suspended license. A consent search was conducted and fake drivers’ licenses, plastic bindle containing a white crystalline substance resembling methamphetamine, glass-smoking pipes, radio scanner, bolt cutters, pry tool, and possible stolen property were found. A 31-year-old male Caucasian was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools, auto burglary, and driving on a suspended license; a 26-year-old female Caucasian was arrested for possession of burglary tools, auto burglary, false identification to officers since she initially provided her sister’s name and birth date, and 2 outstanding warrants totaling $65,000.
4. Between 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 900 block of Fairview. Unknown suspect(s) broke a kitchen window to gain entry into the house. The suspect(s) then stole a laptop computer, handguns, cash, and jewelry.

Tuesday, May 25:

5. An auto burglary occurred at Westfield Mall between 5:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) broke into a Honda CRV by unknown means and stole a GPS unit, stereo speaker, and cash for a total reported loss of about $750.
6. Between 3:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., a 1996 green Honda Accord was stolen from Westfield Mall. The car was later recovered around 10:30 p.m. in San Marino.

Wednesday, May 26:

7. Shortly after 6:00 p.m., an automatic license plate reader alerted officers to a stolen silver Chrysler 300 at Santa Clara and Santa Anita. The car was driven by a male African-American with a male Caucasian passenger. A pursuit ensued onto the eastbound 210 Freeway and then onto Huntington and Fifth. The driver failed to yield and made numerous unsafe lane changes. Due to heavy traffic, the suspects were able to evade capture.
8. Units responded to Santa Anita and Fano around 11:40 p.m. in reference to a solo traffic collision. The driver claimed to have fallen asleep at the wheel and struck a tree in the center median. A record check revealed that the 19-year-old male Asian had an outstanding warrant, and a consent search was conducted. A small digital scale, Ecstasy pills, marijuana, and drivers’ licenses and credit cards belonging to different individuals were found. The man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and marijuana for sale, receiving stolen property, and outstanding warrant.

Thursday, May 27:

9. Around 2:00 p.m., loss prevention personnel from Nordstrom advised that they had detained a woman for theft. The suspect selected five watches and concealed them in a shopping bag. A private person’s arrest was made, and the 37-year-old Hispanic was taken into custody for grand theft.
10. A grand theft occurred at the Aeropostale store located at Westfield Mall between 8:30 p.m. and 9:36 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) stole 120 t-shirts from a display rack for a total reported loss of $2,940.

Friday, May 28:

11. Between 1:00 p.m. and 2:10 p.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 200 block of West Lemon. Unknown suspect(s) broke a window on the front door to gain entrance and stole jewelry and cash.
12. Loss prevention personnel from JC Penney advised that they had detained a woman for theft around 3:13 p.m. The woman concealed merchandise in her purse and left the store without making payment. Additional stolen property from Old Navy and Victoria’s Secret were also recovered. A private person’s arrest was made, and the 21-year-old Hispanic was taken into custody for commercial burglary and 3 outstanding warrants totaling $46,125.

Saturday, May 29:

13. Between 12:05 a.m. and 10:26 a.m., a 2007 black BMW 328i was stolen from a secured parking area in the 600 block of Fairview.
14. Units were dispatched to Santa Anita and Magna Vista around 10:14 p.m. in reference to a traffic accident. An intoxicated 24-year-old male Hispanic driver crashed into a parked vehicle and was arrested for DUI.

Monrovia PD

During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 618 service events, resulting in 133 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events:.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
On May 28 at 3:48 a.m., an officer noticed a vehicle traveling south on Myrtle without any lights. He followed the vehicle and noticed the driver failed to activate her turn signal when turning right onto Huntington. The officer stopped the driver and during the investigation, determined the driver was under the influence. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
On May 28 at 4:42 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle signaling to make a left turn at the intersection of Duarte and Magnolia, but the driver turned right. The officer stopped the driver and during the investigation, determined the driver was under the influence. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.

Gang Injunction Violation – Suspect Arrested
On May 28 at 10:29 p.m., officers working DAMAGE with Los Angeles Sheriff’s and California Highway Patrol officers noticed a subject in the area of Shamrock and Royal Oaks who had been served with the gang injunction notice in January. They stopped the juvenile and during the investigation, determined he was in violation. The juvenile was arrested and later transported to Eastlake Juvenile Hall.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
On May 29 at 2:31 a.m., an officer was driving in the area of Myrtle and Los Angeles and noticed a vehicle traveling north without any lights. The officer stopped the vehicle and during the investigation, it was determined that the driver was under the influence. The driver was arrested.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
On May 29 at 4:04 a.m., an officer was in the area of Colorado and Mayflower and noticed a vehicle swerving in the street. When the vehicle approached the intersection, it failed to stop for the stop sign. The officer stopped the driver. During the investigation, an open container was seen in the vehicle and the driver was determined to be under the influence. The driver was arrested.

Sierra Madre PD

During the week of Sunday, May 23rd, to Saturday May 29th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 234 calls for service.

Monday, May 24th:
7:57 PM – Residential Burglary, 600 block Canyon Crest Drive. Suspect(s) entered the basement of a home under construction and stole construction tools and personal property. The items stolen: Sidekick 12″ miter saw, Porter Cable brand nailer, Porter Cable pancake compressor, router bits, an Ibanez electric guitar, and a Novara Mountain Bike. The crime occurred between 6:00 pm, Saturday, 5/22/2010 and 7:30 am, Monday, 5/24/210. The loss was estimated at $1575.00.

Saturday, May 29th:
4:54 PM – Auto Burglary, Bailey Canyon Park. The passenger side window of a parked Jeep was smashed. A witness heard the sound of breaking glass and saw a female Hispanic get in a waiting Black Toyota Tundra pick-up with raised metal bars that formed a cage on the bed. The suspects, a female Hispanic and the male Hispanic driver drove southbound on Grove Street from the Bailey Canyon Park parking lot. Suspects stole a quilted bag left on the passenger seat. The bag contained clothing, a Blackberry cellular telephone, and a black wallet with identification and credit cards in the victim’s name. The loss was estimated at $525.00.

July 1, 2010

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