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Arcadia Crime Blotters: Nov. 24 – Nov. 30
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Arcadia Crime Blotters: Nov. 24 – Nov. 30

Nov. 24 Shortly before 12:44 p.m., an officer responded to the 1600 block of Rodeo Road regarding an animal bite report. The victim and his dog were attacked by two loose dogs. The victim sustained injuries to his hand and the victim’s dog was bit multiple times. The owner of the loose dogs was unaware…

Arcadia Man Charged With Scamming Elderly Victims
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Arcadia Man Charged With Scamming Elderly Victims

A 57-year-old-man has been charged with scamming eight elderly victims in the Pasadena area, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Richard Henry Solis of Arcadia faces two felony counts of grand theft from elder and six misdemeanor counts of petty theft from elder. Deputy District Attorney Melanie Drew said the complaint includes…

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Nov. 17 – Nov. 23
Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Nov. 17 – Nov. 23

Nov. 17 Shortly before 12:20 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the 00 block of West Live Oak Avenue for having expired registration. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his person. The driver, a 22-year-old male from Alhambra, informed the officer he…

Arcadia Police Investigating Cannabis Extraction Lab Inside Residence
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Arcadia Police Investigating Cannabis Extraction Lab Inside Residence

On Nov. 18, 2019, at approximately 10:50 p.m., officers responded to the 2500 block of South Second Avenue, on the report of a traffic collision, with a possible vehicle into a residence. Officers found no traffic collision but did discover that an explosion occurred at the residence. Preliminary investigation revealed that the explosion appeared to…

City Council Denies Consideration for First Friendship City with Arcadia
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City Council Denies Consideration for First Friendship City with Arcadia

3-2 vote stops Arcadia from publicly declaring friendship with Dongfang City in Hainan Province, China By Galen Patterson The Arcadia City Council halted consideration for the first application in the Friendship Cities Program. The application was brought forth by Councilmember Sho Tay  proposing a declaration of friendship between Arcadia and Dongfang City, Hainan Province, China….

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Nov. 10 – Nov. 16
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Arcadia Crime Blotters: Nov. 10 – Nov. 16

Nov. 10 Shortly before 10:49 a.m., an officer responded to an apartment complex in the 800 block of Arcadia Avenue regarding a mail theft report. The officer discovered the community mail box had been pried open and mail had been stolen. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. At approximately 11:52 a.m., an…

Police Arrest ‘Tire Toe’ Thief in Arcadia for Defrauding Elderly Victims
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Police Arrest ‘Tire Toe’ Thief in Arcadia for Defrauding Elderly Victims

Pasadena Police Financial Crime Detectives arrested 57-year-old Richard Solis for elder abuse and financial crimes on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at about 7:45 p.m. in the city of Arcadia. Detective Victor Cass had been working a months-long investigation into the suspect’s unique fraud scheme targeting elderly victims in Pasadena, South Pasadena, and Arcadia. Cass dubbed…

Is the American Dream Becoming a Nightmare?
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Is the American Dream Becoming a Nightmare?

By Terry Miller Singer Marvin Gaye, at the height of the escalation of the war in Vietnam, asked perhaps the most timeless albeit poignant question ever asked by a musician: “What’s going on?” This song has become the Boomers’ anthem for peaceful resolution of conflict: “For only love can conquer hate, you know we’ve got…

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Nov. 3 – Nov. 9
Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Nov. 3 – Nov. 9

Nov. 3 Shortly before 9:11 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department regarding a grand theft report that happened at the Santa Anita Race Track, 285 W. Huntington Drive, during the previous evening. The victim believes her cellphone, case, and driver’s license were stolen from her wallet sometime while attending the horse races….

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