For the period of Sunday, February 19th, through Saturday, February 25th, the Police Department responded to 966 calls for service of which 114 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Sunday, February 19:
Around 1:36 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding on Las Tunas Drive at Live Oak Avenue. Upon contact with the driver, the officer noticed an odor of alcohol emitting from his breath and person. An investigation revealed the 32-year-old White male was driving under the influence. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
At approximately 4:25 p.m., a male adult suspect entered Bose at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, and stole a pair of headphones from a display rack. The suspect was caught on video surveillance. He is described as a Hispanic male with dark hair, medium build, in his mid-thirties, wearing a dark jacket and blue jeans.
Monday, February 20:
At about 1:40 a.m., an officer conducted a vehicle check on a red Ford Mustang parked on the north side of Clark Street at Peck Road. A vehicle search revealed the driver was in possession of credit cards and identification cards issued to different people and three laptop computers, which were suspected to be stolen. The 24-year-old Hispanic male was arrested for Possession of Stolen Property and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Shortly after 4:21 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Rite Aid, 39 West Las Tunas Drive, in reference to a theft report. The cashier observed a female adult suspect select a recyclable shopping bag from a display unit and fill the bag with merchandise. The suspect exited the store without making payment and fled the parking lot in a blue Chrysler. The suspect is described as a Hispanic female, approximately 25-years-old, 5’4” tall with brown hair.
Tuesday, February 21:
At about 3:41 p.m., an officer responded to the 000 block of Hugo Reid Drive regarding a residential burglary report. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry through a rear window and ransacked all of the bedrooms. The amount of loss was unknown at the time of the report due to the family being away on vacation.
At approximately 6:59 p.m., an officer responded to Zumiez at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a theft report. An employee set her cell phone on a display shelf to help a male adult customer retrieve a jacket. While retrieving the jacket, the employee noticed the customer’s female friend, a Black female adult, approximately 30-years-old, wearing dark clothing, was near her phone. Within minutes, she discovered her phone was missing and noticed the female subject quickly left the store. The employee believes the subject took her phone and is desirous of prosecution.
Wednesday, February 22:
Around 4:03 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 000 block of West Lemon Avenue regarding a residential burglary report. The victim returned home and discovered her jewelry was missing. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry through a side door and fled undetected. No one saw or heard anything suspicious.
At approximately 5:39 p.m., an officer responded to Sephora at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a female adult in custody for theft. The suspect concealed merchandise inside her purse and left the store without making payment. The 20-year-old Hispanic female was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Thursday, February 23:
Shortly after 8:55 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 000 block of West Norman Avenue in regards to a theft report. The victim was notified by FedEx that two packages had been delivered to her home; however, the packages were nowhere to be found. The officer determined unknown suspect(s) stole the packages from the resident’s front porch and fled undetected.
At about 5:37 p.m., officers responded to a three-party traffic collision on West Duarte Road, west of South Baldwin Avenue. While party two was stopped for traffic ahead, she was rear-ended by party one, which caused her vehicle to move forward and collide with the rear of party three. No major injuries were reported.
Friday, February 24:
Around 2:30 p.m., a reporting party observed a mountain lion walking southbound on Canyon Road from Carolwood Road. Officers conducted an area check but were unable to locate the animal.
At about 11:27 p.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle for a broken headlight in the area of Second Avenue and Huntington Drive. The officer discovered the driver’s license was expired. He was cited and released in the field.
Saturday, February 25:
At roughly 3:12 a.m., an officer observed a silver BMW sedan swerving between lanes on Foothill Boulevard, and conducted a traffic stop at Santa Anita Avenue. Upon contact with the driver, the officer noticed an odor of alcohol emitting from his breath and person. An investigation revealed the driver was under the influence of alcohol, and had a suspended license due to a previous DUI. The 35-year-old Chinese male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Shortly after 10:11 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Arcadia High School, 180 Campus Drive, in regards to a commercial burglary report. While the band members were at rehearsal, unknown suspect(s) entered a secured classroom and ransacked their backpacks. One student discovered his backpack had been stolen while fourteen others reported several items missing. No one saw or heard anything suspicious.
During the week of Sunday, February 19th, to Saturday February 25th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 223 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.
Sunday, February 19th:
1:21 AM- DUI Alcohol/Drugs, Hastings Ranch and Sierra Madre Blvd. An officer stopped an 18-year old Altadena motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to the Pasadena Police Department for booking.
Monday, February 20th:
6:35 PM- Criminal Threats, 242 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. This case involves a letter which threatens a Police Departmentemployee.
Wednesday, February 22nd :
8:40 AM- Vandalism/Graffiti, 100 blk. N. Baldwin Ave. This case involves an unknown suspect(s) using black spray paint to graffiti a wall. The unknown suspect(s) fled in an unknown direction.
9:12 AM- Vandalism/Graffiti, 100 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd.This case involves an unknown suspect(s) using black spray paint to graffiti a wall. The unknown suspect(s) fled in an unknown direction.
Saturday, February 25th:
12:17 PM- Attempted Residential Burglary, 100 blk. N. Sunnyside Ave. This case involves an unknown suspect(s) taking the screens off two windows of a residence. The suspect(s) made no entry into the residence.