Shortly after 3:40 p.m., on Saturday Oct. 22, 2016, a citizen flagged down an Arcadia Police Officer in the parking lot of the Westfield Santa Anita Mall to identify the suspects of multiple vehicle burglaries. The officer attempted to stop the suspects’ vehicle, and they failed to yield. The officer pursued the vehicle from 400 S. Baldwin Ave. to the area of Huntington Drive and First Ave., where the officer cancelled the pursuit. The suspects’ vehicle sideswiped another vehicle near the intersection of Second Avenue. The occupant of the other vehicle was not injured. The suspects drove southbound on Second Avenue, and they failed to stop for the red light at Duarte Road. A Toyota pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Duarte Road, and it struck the passenger side of the suspect vehicle. The suspects’ vehicle then struck a third vehicle that was stopped for the northbound red light. One occupant of the pickup truck suffered a moderate injury, and she was transported to a local hospital for treatment. All three suspects fled their vehicle, and two were arrested nearby.
The suspects were identified as Tiyon Tyree Farley, a 19-year-old resident of Vallejo, and Jabril Marcelle Tom, a 21-year- old resident of San Francisco. Both were charged with PC 459 – vehicle burglary, VC 2800.2(a) – evading, and VC 20001(a) – failure to stop at the scene of an accident. The suspects are being treated at a local hospital for injuries they received in the collision. The suspects will be booked at the Arcadia Police Department, and their bail is $75,000.
This incident is being investigated by the Arcadia Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5151, case #1605692. If you prefer to provide information Anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Mobile App” on Google play or the App Store, or by using the LA Crime Stoppers website.