Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotter: May 10–16

May 10

At 10:31 a.m., an officer responded to the United States Postal Service, located at 41 Wheeler Ave., regarding a package theft investigation. As the postal workers were sorting packages in the unsecured rear parking lot, they witnessed the suspect take one of the packages. Officers located the suspect and identified him as a 35-year-old male from Pasadena. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At 3:22 p.m., officers responded to the Westfield Santa Anita Mall, located at 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a subject looking inside parked vehicles. The reporting party watched as the suspect enter and stole a black SUV. As officers arrived, they located the suspect in the stolen vehicle as it exited the parking lot. The suspect was identified as a 35-year-old male from Pasadena who was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

May 11

At 8:20 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 500 block of West Huntington Drive regarding a battery report. Surveillance footage revealed a gardening dispute between neighbors escalated when the suspect, a 65-year-old female from Arcadia, grabbed her neighbor by the shirt and ripped her shirt. The victim did not desire prosecution.

At 11:37 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 1000 block of West Huntington Drive regarding a battery report. A family dispute occurred between a mother and her adult daughter. When the father stepped in to help break up the fight, the daughter rammed her head into her father’s chest and punched him in the chest. The suspect is a 30-year-old female from Arcadia. The investigation is ongoing.

May 12

At 5:55 a.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Par 3 Golf Course, located at 620 E. Live Oak Ave., regarding a commercial burglary investigation. The reporting party discovered cut chain link fences, the glass door to the pro shop/snack bar had been smashed, and the cash drawer from the register was missing. The suspect(s) also stole a can of beer from the refrigerator.  There was no suspect information at the time of this report. The investigation is pending a review of the golf course’s surveillance footage.

At 2:45 p.m., an officer responded to Kids, Love, Play, located at 52 E. Live Oak Ave., regarding a burglary report. The business owner believes the suspect(s) likely entered through the front door, and while inside, they discharged a fire extinguisher leaving a yellow powder throughout the first floor. Upon searching the location, the owner discovered her credit card reader, monitoring camera, and a drawer containing $50 cash had been stolen. Later, the owner was able to connect to her stolen camera and she observed a male Hispanic subject, approximately 40 to 50-years-old, laying on a bed. The investigation is ongoing.

At 5:48 p.m., an officer took a telephonic report of grand theft. The victim discovered his Chase credit card reward points valued at $1,274.91 had been cashed out, transferred to a Green Dot bank account, and all without the victim’s permission. The victim does not know how the suspect accessed his account nor has any suspect information.

At 7:13 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 400 block of East Live Oak Avenue regarding a residential burglary report. Sometime during the previous night, unknown suspect(s) entered the apartment through a locked window and fled with jewelry, a cellphone, and PINK brand clothing. There was no suspect information at the time of this report.

May 13

At 7:13 a.m., an officer responded to Tea Brick, located at 1 W. Duarte Road, regarding a commercial burglary report. The reporting party determined the south side window had been smashed and the suspect(s) fled with a tablet and approximately $400 cash. The victim was unable to provide the officer with a copy of the surveillance footage. There is no suspect information at this time.

While investigating the Tea Brick burglary, the officer was notified that a neighboring business, Joker’s Koffee, located at 1 W. Duarte Road, had also been burglarized. The north side window had been smashed and the suspect(s) fled with $4,500 from the register. The victim was unable to provide the officer with any surveillance footage at the time of the report. Both investigations are ongoing.

May 14

At 9:20 a.m., an officer responded to Korean Market, located at 171 E. Live Oak Ave., regarding a burglary report. Surveillance footage captured a lone suspect enter the business and immediately grab the cash bag from behind the register. The suspect then took a tablet from the counter and exited through the broken front glass door.  He was described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5-foot-7, around 150 pounds, and was seen wearing a white long sleeve shirt, dark colored pants, a black hat, and black gloves. He also had a facemask around his chin and had a white cigarette in his mouth. The investigation is ongoing.

At 3:26 p.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Methodist Hospital, located at 300 W. Huntington Drive, regarding a vehicle burglary report. The victim parked her vehicle on the third floor of the parking structure and sometime between 9:51 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on May 14. During that time, an unknown suspect smashed her vehicle’s window and fled with the victim’s backpack. The investigation is pending a review of the parking lot’s surveillance footage.

May 15

At 9:29 a.m., an officer responded to Eisenhower Park, located at 601 N. Second Ave., regarding a grand theft report. The construction company discovered various pieces of construction equipment had gone missing sometime between May 1 and May 11. There is no suspect information at this time.

At 6:13 p.m., an officer took a telephonic report of a mail theft from the 200 block of Arbolada Drive. Surveillance footage revealed the victim’s mail, including two packages containing collector coins valued at more than $1,000 were delivered. Three minutes later, the suspect arrived and stole the victim’s mail. The suspect is described as a white female, approximately 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8, with a larger build, long brown hair in a ponytail, and she was seen wearing a white short-sleeve shirt, blue shorts, white tennis shoes, and sunglasses. She was seen driving a newer model, white Ford Edge. The investigation is ongoing.

May 16

At 10 a.m., an officer responded to the Santa Anita Race Track, located at 285 W. Huntington Drive, regarding a vandalism report. The victim, an employee of the racetrack, discovered her car had been spray painted and dented. A possible suspect is the victim’s ex-boyfriend, a 29-year-old male from Arcadia. The incident appeared to be due to ongoing relationship problems between the suspect and victim. A review of the racetrack’s surveillance footage is pending. The investigation is ongoing.

At 10:26 p.m., an officer responded to a driveway in the 2500 block of South Fourth Avenue regarding a theft from vehicle report. The victim discovered unknown suspect(s) entered her unlocked vehicle and fled with backpack and various permits in the victim’s name. There is no suspect information at this time.

May 20, 2020

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