Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: April 21 – April 27

– Courtesy photo

April 21

Shortly before 1:13 a.m., officers responded to Lucky Pharmacy, 1108 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding the activation of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracking device. An investigation revealed two unknown suspects shattered the front glass door, ransacked the business, and fled with stolen medication and the tracking device. The suspects discarded the tracker while driving east on the 210 Freeway. The investigation is ongoing.

At approximately 6:49 a.m., an officer responded to the 76 Gas Station, 102 E. Duarte Road, regarding a commercial burglary report. Surveillance footage revealed an unknown suspect shattered the front glass door with a rock, stole numerous cartons of cigarettes, and fled on foot. The investigation is ongoing.

April 22

Just after 4:59 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 00 block of Andrea Lane regarding a report of a suspicious vehicle. Arriving officers witnessed one suspect exiting the home carrying stolen property. Two additional suspects were seen inside the suspect vehicle, which then fled and a short pursuit ensued. Officers arrested a 21-year-old female from Yuma, Arizona, a 20-year-old male from Azusa, and an 18-year-old male from El Monte.

At approximately 7:41 p.m., an officer responded to Sunglass Hut, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a grand theft report. Surveillance footage revealed two suspects stole approximately $10,900 worth of sunglasses. The suspects are described as black males, 20 to 24-years-old, both with thin builds. One suspect was wearing a black sweatshirt with “Self Love” written on the back and the other suspect was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with “NYC” on the front. The investigation is ongoing.

April 23

Around 1:29 a.m., officers responded to the 700 block of South Golden West Avenue regarding the activation of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracking device. Officers discovered the suspect stole landscaping equipment containing the tracking device and led the officers on a pursuit until the pursuit was deemed too unsafe to continue. A short time later, the officers located the abandoned vehicle and stolen property. The investigation is ongoing.

Just before 3:17 p.m., an officer responded to the front counter of the Arcadia Police Department regarding a stolen vehicle report. An investigation revealed the victim’s car was stolen and used in the commission of the aforementioned landscape equipment theft and pursuit. The investigation is ongoing.

April 24

At about 10:48 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 400 block of South Santa Anita Avenue regarding a vandalism report. The officer discovered unknown suspect(s) spray painted “TH” on an alley wall. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

Shortly after 3:57 p.m., an officer responded to Albertsons, 298 E. Live Oak Ave., regarding a vehicle burglary report. The victim stated the rear window of her vehicle had been smashed and the unknown suspect fled with her cellphone and change. Surveillance footage revealed the suspect was wearing all black clothing. The investigation is ongoing.

April 25

Before 9:25 a.m., officers responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a theft report. An unknown suspect stole the victim’s purse from her shopping cart while she was loading her vehicle after shopping at H Mart, 1101 W. Huntington Drive. Surveillance footage showed a female suspect fleeing the location in a dark colored car. The investigation is ongoing.

Around 10:31 p.m., an officer responded to the 1000 block of South Baldwin Avenue regarding a male subject stumbling out of his vehicle. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath. Through a series of tests, the officer determined the 39-year-old male from Arcadia was driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and had a blood alcohol content of .242%. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

April 26

At about 2:39 a.m., officers responded to an audible alarm activation at Tee Top of California, 11801 Goldring Road. An investigation revealed the suspect smashed a window causing the alarm to activate. It us unknown if the suspect entered the location or if any loss occurred. The investigation is ongoing.

Just before 10:50 a.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Congregational Church, 2607 S. Santa Anita Ave., regarding a vandalism report. Sometime between Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 25, an unknown suspect broke three window panes for no apparent reason. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

April 27

Shortly after 9:37 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a fraud report. While in a dating relationship with the suspect, the victim was influenced to open a checking account and deposit a large sum of money. The suspect helped the victim open the checking account and began withdrawing money without the victim’s knowledge or permission. The total loss is $45,000. The suspect, a 58-year-old male from Temple City, is outstanding at the time of this report.

At approximately 4 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of West Lemon Avenue regarding a mail theft report. An investigation revealed the suspect tampered with the victim’s mail box and likely stole the victim’s mail. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

April 28, 2019

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