Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Feb. 24 – March 2

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Feb. 24

Shortly before 7:51 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 00 block of West Las Flores Avenue regarding a burglary report. The officer discovered sometime between 11- 11:15 p.m. on the previous evening, unknown suspect(s) smashed a rear glass door but were scared off by a barking dog inside the home. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

At approximately 1:51 p.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Supermarket, 645 W. Duarte Road, regarding a theft report. Over the course of two days, two male suspects stole more than $1,550 worth of seafood. Suspect 1 is described as an Asian male, 35 to 45-years-old, black hair, seen wearing a grey long sleeved shirt, blue jeans, and black eyeglasses. He had a mustache. Suspect 2 is described as an Asian male, 40 to 45-years-old, approximately 5-feet-2, 150 pounds, with a dark complexion. The investigation is ongoing.

Feb. 25

Just after 11 a.m., an officer responded to Trading Co., 11908 Clark St., regarding a commercial burglary report. An investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the business by ramming a roll up aluminum bay door with their vehicle. There was a similar incident on the same night at Protech Construction, 11626 Goldring Road. The suspect’s vehicle is believed to be a newer model, white Chevrolet 1500 truck. The investigation is ongoing.

At approximately 3:21 p.m., an officer responded to a medical office in the 00 block of North Fifth Avenue regarding a fraud report. The victim, a doctor, discovered the suspect forged a prescription form and attempted to fill the prescription in Riverside. The investigation is ongoing.

Feb. 26

Around 9:11 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of Sharon Road regarding a burglary report. An investigation revealed unknown suspects smashed a rear window, activated the alarm, and cut wires to a cable box likely assuming the cable box was connected to the alarm system. Officers determined the crime occurred on Feb. 21 at 7:55 p.m. A neighbor’s surveillance footage captured a black SUV in front of the home during the crime. The investigation is ongoing.

Just before 12:59 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Oakwood Avenue regarding a stolen vehicle report. The victim discovered his 2013 Toyota Tundra had been stolen from the location. He left the keys in the ignition and the vehicle unlocked. The investigation is ongoing.

Feb. 27

At about 1:45 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Camino Real Avenue and Santa Anita Avenue for driving with a broken windshield. A records check of the occupants revealed a 36-year-old female passenger from Arcadia had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant and a second passenger, a 39-year-old male from Temple City was on probation for vehicle theft and was found to be in possession of a meth pipe. Both suspects were cited and released in the field due to medical concerns.

Shortly after 4:34 p.m., an officer responded to rePLANET, 745 W. Naomi Ave., regarding a battery report. A verbal argument turned physical when a customer pushed an employee to the ground. The customer, a 64-year-old male from Pasadena, fled before the officer arrived. The suspect is outstanding at the time of this report.

Feb. 28

Before 1:50 a.m., officers responded to Santa Anita Cleaners, 1001 N. Santa Anita Ave., regarding a burglary alarm activation. The officers discovered unknown suspect(s) attempted to pry open the rear door, however, a secondary lock prohibited them from entering. The investigation is ongoing.

Around 11:16 a.m., an officer responded to Coco’s Restaurant, 1150 Colorado Blvd., regarding a theft from vehicle report. The officer determined the suspect entered the unlocked vehicle and stole a computer monitor, cash, and the victim’s wallet. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

March 1

At about 12:55 a.m., officers responded to Empress Nails and Spa, 411 E. Huntington Drive, regarding a burglary report. Surveillance footage revealed a lone suspect entered the business by unknown means, attempted to steal the ATM, but failed as it was bolted to the ground. The suspect fled and no loss was reported. The suspect is described as a male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and baggy black pants. The investigation is ongoing.

Just before 8:56 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a vandalism at an apartment complex in the 700 block of Fairview Avenue. The reporting party discovered a security gate door knob had been damaged sometime between Feb. 22 and Feb. 28. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

March 2

Shortly after 3:52 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 12400 block of Woodville Drive in El Monte regarding the activation of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker. Arcadia PD detectives had previously deployed decoy packages containing bait property and tracking devices to combat the increase in package thefts from residential areas. An investigation revealed a 42-year-old male from El Monte was in possession of the stolen package, property, and tracking device. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At approximately 8:45 p.m., an officer responded to the area of 1500 South Sixth Avenue regarding the activation of another GPS tracking device. The officer located the package inside a vehicle occupied by a 35-year-old male from El Monte, a 32-year-old male from South El Monte, and a 45-year-old male from El Monte. A search of the suspects revealed all three were in possession of drug paraphernalia. The 35-year-old was also in possession of a controlled substance for sale. They were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

March 3, 2019

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