Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: April 26 – May 2

April 26

At 11:34 a.m., the Arcadia Police Department received an electronically submitted police report of a package theft that occurred in the 2200 block of South Santa Anita Avenue. Surveillance footage captured the suspect jumping over the victim’s front gate and stealing her package. The suspect then opened the package, took the stolen property, and left the box. The suspect is described as a “young, white male.” The investigation is ongoing.

At 3:25 p.m., an officer noticed broken glass outside the entrance to One West Bank, located at 1 E. Foothill Blvd. Surveillance footage revealed a lone male suspect was walking by the entrance when the front glass door shattered. It does not appear that the suspect entered the business or stole any property. The investigation is ongoing. 

April 27

At 6:16 p.m., an officer responded to Cabrera’s Restaurant, located at 625 E. Live Oak Ave., regarding a theft and aggravated assault that had just occurred. After receiving free chips and salsa earlier, the suspect returned to the restaurant, stole three beers, and, when confronted by an employee, the suspect hit the employee on the head with a glass bottle. The assault resulted in a laceration to the victim’s forehead. The suspect fled on foot to the horse trail. He is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, about 250 pounds. The investigation is ongoing. 

At 9:59 p.m., an officer responded to a disturbance between a driver and a pedestrian in the 400 block of Fairview Avenue. As the driver drove into a shared residential driveway, the pedestrian, in fear that the vehicle was going to hit him, punched a closed window of the vehicle, and then thrust a knife through the driver’s open window. The driver was not injured. Through an investigation, the officer located the suspect, and the 55-year-old male pedestrian from Arcadia was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

April 28

At 3:36 a.m., an officer responded to Sphinx Mart, located at 142 E. Huntington Drive, regarding a commercial burglary investigation. An investigation revealed a suspect smashed a front window causing the alarm to activate, but a large metal security gate behind the front window prevented the suspect from entering. No loss was reported. The investigation will continue pending a review of additional surveillance footage.

At 5:07 a.m., officers responded to an alley in the 100 block of Alta Street regarding a subject yelling and breaking glass. As the officer arrived on scene, he witnessed a subject running north, noticed fresh pry marks on security bars to Sphinx Mart, and located a large crowbar nearby. Assisting officers helped locate two juvenile subjects. One of the subjects, a 16-year-old male from Arcadia, admitted to vandalizing the location. An investigation revealed the second subject, a 15-year-old male from Monrovia, was likely the lookout. Both juveniles were detained, and then released to the custody of their parents pending formal charges by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

April 29

At 10:22 a.m., an officer responded to the 00 block of Cornell Drive regarding a petty theft investigation. Sometime during the previous night, unknown suspect(s) stole the victim’s catalytic converter from his Honda Element. There was no suspect information at the time of the report.   

At 3:05 p.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Mental Health, located at 330 E. Live Oak Ave., regarding a theft from motor vehicle incident. An investigation revealed the suspect, who had checked into the facility as a parolee just moments earlier, exited the building, then unlawfully entered the victim’s vehicle, and stole various camping items and shoes. The suspect fled as the victim attempted to approach him. He has been identified as a 40-year-old male from Glendora. Further efforts are underway to locate this male suspect and arrest him.  

April 30

At 8:45 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive, regarding a vandalism report. The officer determined a handicapped pole had been cut at the base for no apparent reason. There is no suspect information at the time of this report.

At 10:22 a.m., an officer received a telephonic report of fraud that occurred in the 00 block of East Huntington Drive. The victims, S Sanders Company, mailed a check to the intended recipient then discovered the check had been stolen, altered, and issued to a different name. The investigation is ongoing.     

May 1

At 3:16 p.m., an officer received a telephonic report of a vandalism that occurred at West Coast Elite Gymnastics, located at 900 S. Santa Anita Ave. An investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) scratched marks on the north and west doors, and it appeared as if the suspect(s) also threw a rock at one of the doors. There is no suspect information as of the time of this report.

At 4:05 p.m., an officer took a telephonic report of mailbox tampering from the 1000 block of Arcadia Avenue. Sometime during the previous 24 hours, unknown suspect(s) tampered with the community mailboxes and the reporting party could not confirm if mail had been stolen. No other victims came forward. There is no suspect information as of the time of this report.

May 2

At 10:14 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of East Longden Avenue regarding a burglary investigation. The officer determined an unidentified suspect likely entered the residence through an unlocked gate, and then an unlocked side garage door. The suspect(s) fled with a television and miscellaneous power tools. There is no suspect information as of the time of this report.

At 7:25 p.m., officers responded to Vons, located at 745 W. Naomi Ave., regarding a welfare check of a male who appeared to be passed out inside his vehicle. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his person. The driver consented to a Preliminary Alcohol Screening Device test and the results indicated he had a blood alcohol content level of 0.191%. The 26-year-old male from Panorama City was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

May 6, 2020

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