Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Jan. 17–23

Jan. 17

At 2:52 a.m., an officer responded the 900 block of South Golden West Avenue regarding a theft from vehicle report. The victim discovered an unidentified suspect had entered his unlocked 2009 GMC truck and fled with his wallet and driver’s license. The officer was unable to locate any surveillance cameras that may have captured the incident.

At 6:18 a.m., an officer took a telephonic report of a battery that had just occurred at CVS Pharmacy, located at 1401 S. Baldwin Ave. The victim, a store employee, said the suspect spit on him when her debit card was declined. The suspect then threw a glass bowl at the victim before leaving in a black Hyundai sedan. The suspect is described as a Hispanic female, approximately 30-years-old, 5-foot-1 to 5-foot-2, with short hair and colorful tattoos on her arms and legs. The investigation is pending a review of the surveillance footage.

Jan. 18

At 7:23 p.m., an officer responded to Nordstrom, located at 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a grand theft report. A loss prevention employee witnessed three suspects steal five designer handbags and flee to their black foreign-manufactured sedan. All three suspects are described as a Black males, between the ages of 16 and 22-years-old, about 5-foot-10, between 150 and 160 pounds, and were seen wearing a camouflage hooded sweatshirt, a blue Dodgers hooded sweatshirt, and a black hooded sweatshirt. The investigation is ongoing.

At 7:55 p.m., an officer took a telephonic report of an incident of fraud. The victims contacted the suspect’s supposed rug cleaning company to have their rugs cleaning. The suspect picked up the rugs at the victims’ home and issued them a handwritten receipt. When the victims inquired as to when their rugs would be ready, the suspect denied having the rugs and demanded payment. The suspect is described as a Middle Eastern man, approximately 20 to 25-years-old, and around 6 feet tall. The investigation is ongoing.

Jan. 19

At 5:50 p.m., an officer took a telephonic report of a possible fraud investigation involving an Arcadian resident. The victim stated he purchased a puppy off the website www.recycler.com. During the transaction, the victim was contacted by the suspect/seller and instructed to pay addition fees well above the agreed upon amount. The victim paid the additional fees, but the dog was ultimately never delivered. The victim then realized the transaction was a scam. The suspect used the name of “Mark Roland.” The investigation is ongoing.

Jan. 20

At 8:14 a.m., an officer responded to an AT&T Cell Site, located at 20 E. Foothill Blvd., regarding a grand theft report. The employee discovered a large amount of copper wire had been stolen from the location sometime between November and Jan. 20. There are no investigative leads as of the date of this report.

At 11:27 a.m., an officer responded to 7-Eleven, located at 200 E. Live Oak Ave., regarding a vandalism report. An investigation revealed the suspect became agitated when the store clerk refused to give him matches. As the suspect left the store, he punched a glass window, causing it to shatter. The suspect, a 41-year-old local transient, was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At 1:51 p.m., an officer took a telephonic report of a package theft that occurred in the 00 block of West Camino Real Avenue. Surveillance footage revealed a Hispanic female stole the victim’s package from her porch at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 20. The suspect is described as 5 feet 5 inches tall, approximately 200 pounds, and was seen wearing mask and a black shirt and pants. She fled in an older model minivan. The suspect has not yet been identified as of the date of this report.

Jan. 21

At 12:53 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 900 block of Falling Leaf Road regarding a theft from vehicle report. The officer discovered an unknown suspect entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and fled with the registration and the victim’s insurance card. The incident was not captured by surveillance cameras.

At 6:08 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s, located at 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a suspect in custody for theft. Surveillance footage revealed the suspect stole luggage and various other items. The 50-year-old female from Alhambra was cited and released in the field.

Jan. 22

At 2:36 a.m., an officer responded to Hall of Fame, located at 319 E. Foothill Blvd., regarding an attempted commercial burglary report. An investigation revealed an unknown suspect used a pry tool to enter the business but failed and fled empty-handed. The investigation is ongoing.

At 1:56 p.m., an officer responded to Magnolia, located at 124 E. Foothill Blvd., regarding a burglary investigation. The victim discovered her company van, which was parked at the location, had been broken into and ransacked. The victim then also noticed someone had damaged the lock to the business in an attempt to enter. The total loss is unknown at this time.

At 4:57 p.m., an officer responded to a dog bite victim’s residence in the 5400 block of Santa Anita Avenue. The victim stated she was bitten by a stray dog in the area of Santa Anita Avenue and Palm Drive. An investigation revealed the dog escaped from its owner’s yard. The dog owner was cooperative with the investigation and will submit relevant surveillance footage.

Jan. 23

At 12:31 a.m., an officer responded to the 5400 block of El Monte Avenue in Temple City regarding the activation of a GPS tracker concealed in a bait package. Upon contacting the suspect in possession of the stolen package, he admitted to the crime. The 50-year-old male from Corona was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

January 27, 2021

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