Blotters

Arcadia Police Blotter: Dec. 3 – Dec. 9

Dec. 3

Shortly before 12:50 a.m., an officer responded to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding an activation of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker. Arcadia PD detectives had previously deployed decoy bicycles with tracking devices to combat the increase in bike thefts throughout the city. An investigation revealed a 26-year-old male from San Fernando was in possession of the stolen bicycle and GPS tracker. Two accomplices, a 27-year-old male from San Fernando and a 26-year-old female from Sylmar, were also arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At approximately 12:43 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 135 East Santa Clara Street complex regarding a spousal abuse report. The officers discovered the husband had struck his wife, causing visible injuries, and blocked the exit preventing her from leaving. The suspect, a 62-year-old male from Arcadia, was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. The victim declined medical attention.

Dec. 4

Just after 6:27 a.m., officer responded to the 1000 block of West Duarte Road regarding a vehicle burglary report. The officer determined an unknown suspect smashed two windows and fled with the victim’s wallet and $500.00 worth of Nike shoes. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

At approximately 11:00 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a fraud report. The victim stated he has received more than forty pieces of mail containing checks for “market research” and instructions to cash them and wire the money. The investigation is ongoing.

Dec. 5

Around 12:18 a.m., an officer responded to the intersection of Holly Avenue and Naomi Avenue regarding a suspiciously occupied vehicle. The witness reported seeing three subjects in the car wearing hooded sweatshirts. An officer contacted the subjects and during a records check, discovered one of the passengers, a 20-year-old male from Los Angeles, had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Just before 9:02 p.m., an officer responded to the area of Duarte Road and Baldwin Avenue regarding an injury traffic collision between two vehicles.  Upon contacting the drivers, the officer discovered one of them, a 37-year-old male from Monrovia, was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. The driver of the second vehicle was evaluated by the Arcadia Fire Department. The arrested driver did not sustain any injuries.

Dec. 6

Shortly after 12:53 a.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 1000 block of South Baldwin Avenue for speeding. The driver failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. The driver eventually stopped and fled on foot. A records check revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen from an Arcadia resident. The suspect was also in possession of burglary tools, narcotics, and drug paraphernalia. The 25-year-old male from Montebello was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At about 1:39 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of West Las Flores Avenue regarding a domestic violence report. An investigation revealed six months ago, the husband threw his wife to the floor causing bruising and a permanent scar, and on today’s date, the husband kicked his wife. The 25-year-old male from Arcadia was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Dec. 7

Before 7:47 a.m., an officer initiated contact with a subject working on a motorcycle near the intersection of Alta Vista Avenue and Short Street. A records check of the vehicle revealed the motorcycle had been reported stolen to the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department – Temple Station. During a consensual search of the suspect, the officer located a shaved key used to start the vehicle and the officer discovered the suspect had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The 26-year-old male from Monrovia was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Around 8:58 p.m., an officer responded to REI, 214 North Santa Anita Avenue, regarding a theft report. The reporting party stated sometime between 8:00 a.m. and 8:45 p.m. on today’s date, an unknown suspect cut the cable lock and stole two bicycles from the front of the store. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

At about 9:13 p.m., an officer responded to Aurora Beauty, 1432 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a theft report. The victim stated someone stole her wallet from her desk sometime during business hours on today’s date. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

Dec. 8

Just before 1:48 p.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of East Camino Real Avenue 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. The officer discovered a 19-year-old female from Temple City and a 26-year-old male from El Monte had the stolen package, property, and tracking device in their vehicle. The suspects were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Dec. 9

Shortly after 5:36 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of East Camino Real Avenue regarding a burglary report. The victim stated sometime during the previous evening, unknown suspect(s) shattered a rear glass door, ransacked his home, and fled empty-handed. The investigation is ongoing.

At approximately 6:57 p.m., an officer responded to the lobby of the Arcadia Police Department regarding a fraud report. The victim stated unknown suspect(s) called her, stated she owed the IRS an outstanding balance of $8,000, and threatened to send her to jail if she did not settle her debt.  They demanded she stay on the phone as she went to Best Buy and the Apple Store to purchase gift cards and provide them with the gift card numbers. The investigation is ongoing.

December 13, 2017

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