Arcadia Police Blotter


Sunday, August 23:
Around 11:22 p.m. on August 22, officers were called to First Cabin Bar, 46 East Huntington, regarding a disturbance involving two intoxicated male subjects; a 24-year-old Caucasian and a 23-year-old Hispanic.  A taxi cab was summoned and the men left the area without incident.  Shortly before 1:00 a.m., units were dispatched again to the location in reference to two men harassing female patrons.  It turned out to be the same subjects so they were taken into custody for disorderly conduct/drunk in public.
A victim came to the station around 12:20 p.m. to file a fraud report.  He advised that an unknown suspect had used his personal identity to obtain an owner’s license with the California Horse Racing Board, and the IRS has contacted him regarding the nonpayment of over $28,000 in federal income tax.

Monday, August 24:
Around 1:39 p.m., a victim came to the station to report a fraud.  An unknown suspect had acquired his checking account information by unknown means and made an unauthorized $329 purchase at Gamestop located at the Westfield Mall on August 21. 
Units responded to El Pollo Loco, 9974 East Las Tunas, around 6:39 p.m. in reference to a theft that occurred between 3:00 p.m. and 4:02 p.m.  A female Hispanic suspect, 5’0”, took an employee’s purse that was stored behind the counter.  The suspect then used the victim’s debit card to purchase gasoline.

Tuesday, August 25:
Shortly after 12:30 p.m., a victim came to the station to file a fraud report.  While checking his bank account online, he discovered an extra account under his name but with a different address.  He learned that an unknown suspect made an initial $40 deposit into the fraudulent account and then withdrew over $236.
JC Penney loss prevention personnel advised that they had detained an employee for embezzlement around 7:14 p.m.  An internal investigation was conducted between July 10 and August 21, and it was discovered that a 19-year-old male African-American employee deactivated sensor tags on merchandise and transported them to unknown subjects who were waiting in their vehicles outside the store.  A private person’s arrest was made, and the suspect was taken into custody for embezzlement, commercial burglary, grand theft, and outstanding misdemeanor warrants totaling over $27,500.

Wednesday, August 26:
Units responded to the Sprint store located at Westfield Mall around 2:34 p.m. in reference to a man attempting to purchase cellular phones with fraudulent account information.  A 22-year-old Hispanic tried to buy 16 Blackberry phones and accessories by using a business account, and he had provided the proper account information and password.  The store employee was still suspicious and contacted the business owner who advised that no one was authorized to purchase any additional phones.  Officers apprehended the suspect, and he was taken into custody for commercial burglary, identity theft, and outstanding misdemeanor warrants totaling $70,000. 
Around 5:39 p.m., officers followed a vehicle that was a reported stolen out of Los Angeles.  The car turned into the Denny’s parking lot, 7 East Huntington, and a high risk traffic stop was conducted.  An 18-year-old female Hispanic driver and a 30-year-old male Hispanic passenger were arrested, and a vehicle search revealed drug paraphernalia and baggies of white crystalline substance resembling methamphetamine. 

Thursday, August 27:
At 12:21 a.m., units responded to the Wireless Champs kiosk located at Westfield Mall in reference to a commercial burglary.  Unknown suspect had removed locks to the display cases and stole 31 cellular phones.  A review of the surveillance video showed that at 9:15 p.m., a male Caucasian, 5’9” to 6’2”, 210 pounds, ducked behind the display cases with a box and then left a short time later.
Officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Rancho around 7:50 a.m. in regards to an identity theft report.  An unknown male suspect opened a joint account by also using the victim’s personal information.  He then transferred a large amount of cash from one of her accounts into the fraudulent joint account and tried to withdraw money from two different bank locations in Idaho.  Fortunately, his transactions were denied. 

Friday, August 28:
Shortly after 6:00 a.m., units were called to Extended Stay, 401 East Santa Clara, regarding a male suspect refusing to leave the location.  A 35-year-old Hispanic was contacted and he appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance.  A record check revealed that he had two outstanding warrants, so he was taken into custody.  During the booking search, he admitted to hiding methamphetamine on his person.
Between 12:30 p.m. and 2:10 p.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 1500 block of South Baldwin.  Unknown suspect(s) entered the home via an unlocked front door.  The suspect(s) then ransacked rooms and stole jewelry.

Saturday, August 29:
Five auto burglaries occurred between 9:30 p.m. on August 28 and 7:34 a.m. on August 29, at 24-Hour Fitness, 125 North First.  Unknown suspect(s) smashed car windows and removed property.
Around 7:29 p.m., a traffic stop was made in the 600 block of South First for equipment violations.  An 18-year-old male Asian driver was contacted, and officers located a container filled with Ecstasy tablets.  He was arrested for sale/manufacture of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for sale.

September 10, 2009

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