Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters July 14-20

– Courtesy photo

July 14

Shortly before 6:55 a.m., officers responded to the Racetrack 76 gas station, 701 W. Huntington Drive, regarding a burglary report. Officers discovered unknown suspect(s) smashed the glass door, stole the register and keys, and fled undetected. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

At approximately 2:15 p.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of W. Duarte Road regarding a vehicle burglary report. Sometime between Friday, July 12th and July 14th, unknown suspect(s) entered the victim’s vehicle by unknown means and fled with clothing, shoes, and toiletries. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

July 15

Just after 11:14 a.m., an officer responded to the front counter of the Arcadia Police Department regarding a forgery report. The officer determined an unknown suspect forged two of the victim’s checks and cashed them for a total loss of $262.87. The victim does not know how the suspect obtained their personal information or the identity of the suspect.

At approximately 3:42 p.m., officers responded to JCPenney, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a theft report. Loss prevention employees witnessed the suspect steal approximately $100.00 worth of merchandise before exiting the store, failing to make payment. The 19-year-old male from Altadena was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

July 16

Around 1:56 a.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Duarte Road and Baldwin Ave. for failing to obey traffic signs. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the vehicle. Through a series of tests, the officer determined the suspect was driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.14%. The 24-year-old male from Arcadia was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Just before 7:45 a.m., an officer responded to Western Rooter, 136 E. Santa Clara Street, regarding a commercial burglary report. Surveillance footage revealed three suspects attempted to enter the location by prying open a roll-up door with two large digging tools but were unsuccessful. They fled empty handed.

The suspects are described as Hispanic males in a gold or tan colored Honda with 4-doors and a sunroof.  The investigation is ongoing.

At about 10:54 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of California Street regarding a burglary report. Surveillance footage captured an adult male, an adult female, and a child entering the residence without the owner’s permission on July 14th at 4 a.m. No loss was reported. The investigation is ongoing.

July 17

Shortly after 2:10 p.m., an officer responded to the 1000 block of E. Camino Real Avenue regarding the activation of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracking device. An investigation revealed the male and female suspects were in possession of the stolen package, merchandise, and tracking device. A 31-year-old male from Pasadena and a 29 year-old female from Azusa were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

July 18

Before 12:19 a.m., an officer responded to 24 Hour Fitness, 125 N. First Avenue, regarding a burglary report. The victim stated he had his gym bag, wallet, car keys, and ID stolen from his secured locker sometime between 10:30 p.m. and midnight. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

Around 6:15 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 00 block of La Porte Street regarding a residential burglary report. The officer determined unknown suspects smashed a window and removed another window but fled empty handed. The investigation is ongoing.

At about 7:27 p.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Methodist Hospital, 300 W. Huntington Drive, regarding a battery report. An altercation between a Lyft driver and the passenger resulted in the passenger punching the driver. The suspect, a 30 to 40-year-old white female was gone by the time officers arrived. The investigation is ongoing.

July 19

Just before 2:24 a.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle in the area of W. Huntington Drive and S. Baldwin Ave. for driving recklessly. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath. Through a series of tests, the officer determined the suspect was driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.182%. The 38-year-old male from Arcadia was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

July 20

Shortly after 9:01 a.m., an officer responded to the 400 block of Stanford Drive regarding a theft from vehicle report.  Sometime during the previous night, an unknown suspect entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole cellphone chargers and change. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

At approximately 3:55 p.m., an officer responded to the 200 block of N. Santa Anita Avenue regarding a battery report. An investigation revealed a boyfriend became combative when he grabbed his girlfriend, shoved her to the ground, and held her hands behind her back causing injury to her left forearm. The suspect then destroyed the victim’s cellphone when she tried to dial 9-1-1. The 26-year-old male from Cincinnati, Ohio was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Arcadia Fire responded to evaluate the victim.

July 25, 2019

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