Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: April 14 – April 20

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April 14

Shortly before 2:36 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of Santa Anita Avenue and Magna Vista Avenue regarding a hit and run traffic collision. The suspect’s vehicle was located nearby and upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the 36-year-old male’s breath. Through a series of tests, the officer determined the suspect was driving with a blood alcohol content of .21%. The El Monte resident was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At approximately 5:10 p.m., an officer responded to Extended Stay Hotel, 401 East Santa Clara Street, regarding a vandalism report. An altercation occurred between a father and son resulting in the adult son throwing his skateboard at the father’s truck. The 33-year-old son from Hollywood was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

April 15

Just after 6:35 p.m., an officer responded to JCPenney, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a petty theft report. Loss prevention employees witnessed the 36-year-old male from Rosemead steal more than $350.00 worth of merchandise. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At approximately 1:39 a.m., an officer responded to the 800 block of South Golden West Avenue regarding a subject digging through trash cans. A records check revealed the 33-year-old male from San Gabriel was on probation for burglary and a consensual search of his belongings revealed a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

April 16

Around 10:44 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a fraud report. The victim never lost possession of her credit card but discovered twelve unauthorized transactions totaling a loss of $805.03. She does not know how the suspect obtained her personal information or the identity of the suspect.

Just before 12:28 p.m., officers responded to the area of El Monte Avenue and Longden Avenue regarding a robbery report. The victim parked his vehicle against the curb to check on the contents in the truck bed when he was approached by three suspects who proceeded to hit him with a tire iron and steal his wallet and phone. The suspects are described as three black males in their 30’s, driving a silver 4-door sedan. The investigation is ongoing. The victim declined medical attention.

April 17

At about 4:00 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 00 block of North Altura Road regarding a burglary report. Sometime between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on April 17th, unknown suspect(s) entered the home through an unlocked rear door, ransacked the location, and fled with a laptop and cellphone. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

April 18

Before 10:25 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 500 block of West Walnut Avenue regarding a burglary report. The suspect entered through an unlocked screen door, and when he/she encountered the victim, he/she fled through the same door. The suspect was wearing all black clothing including a hooded sweatshirt with the hood covering the suspect’s face. The suspect was approximately 5’4”, 100 pounds. The investigation is ongoing.

Around 12:30 p.m., an officer responded to 24 Hour Fitness, 125 North First Avenue, regarding a grand theft report. Surveillance footage revealed a black male suspect, approximately 5’10” tall, with short curly hair and an unshaven face stole the victim’s cellphone from the perimeter of the basketball court while the victim was playing. The investigation is ongoing.

Shortly after 6:50 p.m., an officer responded to a battery report at Joker’s Koffee, 1 West Duarte Road. The officer discovered the juvenile victim was battered by an Arcadia High School senior and a Rancho Learning Center freshman. The investigation is ongoing.

April 19

At about 2:40 p.m., an officer responded to Victoria’s Secret, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a grand theft report. An investigation revealed three suspects attempted to steal more than $8,000.00 worth of merchandise but after being confronted by an employee, fled with nearly $5,000.00 worth of clothing. The suspects are described as three black females, all in their early 20’s, with thin builds. The investigation is ongoing.

Just before 4:18 p.m., officers responded to Macy’s, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a shoplifting report. Loss prevention employees witnessed the suspects steal more than $300.00 worth of merchandise. During a search of the suspect, the store employee located a 13 ounce can of pepper spray and other burglary tools. Two Pasadena residents, a 30-year-old female and a 32-year-old female, were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

April 20

Shortly after 7:53 a.m., an officer responded to Rene’s Hair Salon, 15 East Huntington Drive, regarding a commercial burglary report. An investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) pried open the rear door, ransacked the location, and fled undetected. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. The loss is unknown.

At approximately 3:33 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 700 block of West Camino Real Avenue regarding a theft from vehicle report. Surveillance footage revealed an unknown suspect in a white 4-door Ford pickup truck stole the victim’s ladder and various tools from his truck bed. The suspect then fled westbound on Camino Real Avenue. The investigation is ongoing.

April 21, 2019

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