Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Aug. 18 – 24

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Aug. 18

Shortly before 5:12 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a theft report. The loss prevention employee witnessed the suspect conceal merchandise and attempt to leave the store, failing to make payment. When the suspect was confronted, the suspect hit and bit the loss prevention employee. During a search of the suspect, the officer located a container of narcotics. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At approximately 5:12 p.m., an officer responded to Rusnak Mercedes Dealership, 101 N. Santa Anita Ave., regarding a grand theft report. The officer discovered an unknown suspect entered the Rusnak storage yard sometime between Friday, Aug. 16 and Sunday, Aug. 18 and fled with four wheels and tires. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

Aug. 19

Just after 10 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 400 block of West Winnie Way regarding a vehicle burglary report. The victim discovered the unknown suspect smashed their car window and fled with a tablet. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

At approximately 11:11 a.m., an officer responded to Nordstrom, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding an embezzlement report. Surveillance footage revealed an employee had been making fraudulent purchases and returns for personal gain. The investigation of the 25-year-old female suspect from La Puente is ongoing.

Aug. 20

Around 7:23 p.m., an officer responded to Taco Bell, 849 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a forgery report. The officer determined the unidentified suspect attempted to pass a counterfeit bill at the location to pay for his meal. The white male with red hair, approximately 30-years-old, fled in a green Dodge Caravan. The investigation is ongoing.

Just before 8:21 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of West Las Flores Avenue regarding a stolen bicycle report. Surveillance footage captured the unknown suspect steal the victim’s bicycle from her front yard. The investigation is ongoing.

Aug. 21

At about 12:30 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 00 block of Wheeler Avenue regarding a vandalism report. An investigation revealed the suspect was under the influence of hydrocodone when he damaged nearby apartments under construction. The 32-year-old male from Newhall was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Shortly after 2:50 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 00 block of South Golden West Avenue regarding a burglary report. The officer discovered unknown suspect(s) entered the home through an open rear door and fled undetected with jewelry and collectibles. The investigation is ongoing.

Before 10:31 p.m., an officer responded to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a stolen vehicle report. Mall security discovered a driver asleep inside a vehicle parked at the mall. A records check revealed the car had been reported stolen out of San Bernardino. The 32-year-old male from Los Angeles was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Aug. 22

Around 11:12 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1600 block of South First Avenue regarding a burglary report. The officer determined unknown suspect(s) forced open a rear door and fled with two drawers containing personal documents. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

Aug. 23

At about 1:11 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of West Las Flores Avenue regarding a domestic dispute. An investigation revealed an altercation between a boyfriend and girlfriend turned physical and resulted in the female hitting her head on a wall. Arcadia Fire responded to provide treatment.

Just before 2:17 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of Sharon Road regarding an attempted residential burglary report. The victim encountered the suspect attempting to enter his home. The victim yelled at the suspect and the 25 to 35-year-old Hispanic male fled on foot. The investigation is ongoing.

Aug. 24

Shortly after 6:16 a.m., an officer responded to the 700 block of Arcadia Avenue regarding a drunkenness report. The officer determined the 18-year-old male from Burbank was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and was unable to care for himself. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At approximately 3:44 p.m., an officer responded StorAmerica, 5630 Peck Road, regarding a commercial burglary report. An investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) forced open a unit lock and ransacked a storage room. The loss is unknown at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

August 28, 2019

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