Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Aug. 4 – Aug. 10

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Aug. 4

At approximately 9:40 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of Second Avenue and Forest Avenue regarding the report of a male subject lying on the sidewalk. Officers contacted the subject and determined that he was intoxicated and unable to care for himself. The 42-year-old male, from Montrose, was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Aug. 5

Just after midnight, officers responded to the scene of a solo vehicle traffic collision in the area of Sixth Avenue and Sandra Avenue. The vehicle was overturned but driver was not severely injured. The officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the driver. Through a series of tests, the officer determined the 25-year-old male, from El Monte, was driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Just before 1:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to Westfield Santa Anita at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding the report of a grand theft person that just occurred. The victim was playing a game on her cellular phone when two unknown teenage males approached her. One male took the cellular phone from the victim’s hand. Both suspects then fled the scene toward the parking lot. The first suspect was described as a Black male who was wearing a dark baseball hat and a red shirt. The second suspect was described as a Black male who was wearing a dark baseball hat and a black shirt. The suspect vehicle is possibly a silver or gray Honda Civic. A similar theft was also reported around 6:30 p.m.. The second victim was near Macy’s when his cellular phone was taken from his hand. The investigation is ongoing.

Just before 2:00 p.m., officers responded to a residence, in the 200 block of West Camino Real Avenue, regarding the report of an attempted burglary. Two male suspects broke a rear window, but they left when they realized the resident was inside. One suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a mask. The second suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and mask. The suspects left in a white sedan with dark tinted windows. The investigation is ongoing.

Aug. 6

At approximately 2:00 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a bicyclist in the area of Longden Avenue and Holly Avenue for numerous traffic violations. The officer contacted the subject and noticed that he displayed physical symptoms of being under the influence of a drug. Through a series of tests, the officer determined the 40-year-old male, from El Monte, was under the influence of methamphetamine. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Just before 11:00 p.m., an officer patrolling the area of Duarte Road and Mayflower Avenue conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. The officer contacted the driver, who had two outstanding warrants for her arrest. The 27-year-old, from Duarte, was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Aug. 7

Just after 11:00 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Solstice at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a grand theft report. Four suspects entered the store and began looking at sunglasses. They were described as three females and one male, Black, and approximately 20-years-old. While the sales clerk was distracted, two of the suspects took two pairs of sunglasses each. All four suspects walked out of the store without making any purchases.  The investigation is ongoing.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to 99 Ranch Market at 1300 South Golden West Avenue, in reference to a grand theft that just occurred. The victim unlocked her car, sat down inside, and placed her purse on the passenger seat. The suspect opened her passenger door and stole her purse. The suspect is described as a male White, approximately 20-years-old and he was wearing a light colored shirt. The investigation is ongoing.

Aug. 8

Just after 3:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to Arcadia Main Florist at 30 Las Tunas Drive, regarding a solo vehicle traffic collision. Witnesses saw the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed when it hit the center divider. The vehicle ultimately came to rest partially lodged inside the closed business. Unfortunately the driver died as a result of this collision. The investigation is ongoing.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., an officer responded to the front counter of the Arcadia Police Department to speak with a victim of a vehicle burglary. The burglary occurred the prior evening in the parking structure near 24 Hour Fitness at 125 North First Avenue. The suspect(s) tampered with the door lock to steal the victim’s purse. The suspect(s) then used her credit and debit cards to make unauthorized purchases. The investigation is ongoing.

Just before midnight, officers were dispatched to the front of Dana Middle School at 1401 South First Avenue, regarding the report of a suspicious subject in the area. Officers contacted the subject and discovered that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The 34-year-old male, from Arcadia, was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Aug. 9

At approximately 7:30 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for expired registration in the area of Huntington Drive and Santa Clara Street. The driver had placed a current registration year tab on the rear license plate. The 37-year-old female, from Monrovia, was issued a citation for expired registration and false display of registration. Her vehicle was impounded.

Aug. 10

Just after midnight, officers were dispatched to Denny’s at 7 East Huntington Drive, regarding a subject who refused to leave. Officers contacted the subject and discovered that he was in possession of drug paraphernalia and he also had four outstanding warrants for his arrest. The 34-year-old male, from Compton, was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Just before 10:00 p.m., officers responded to Westfield Santa Anita at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding an activation of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker. An investigation revealed a 23-year-old male, from Los Angeles, took the bicycle and fled the scene in a vehicle with his three accomplices. All four suspects were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

August 14, 2019

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