Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: June 16 – June 22

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June 16

Shortly before 2:14 a.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Gardens Retirement Hotel, 720 W. Camino Real Ave., regarding a theft report. When the victim, a resident of the hotel, left his room for lunch, he returned and discovered a $100 bill had been stolen. The investigation is ongoing.

June 17

At approximately 11:30 a.m., an officer responded to All Star Fire Equipment, 12328 Lower Azusa Road, regarding a fraud report. An investigation revealed an unknown suspect stole two mailed checks and fraudulently changed the name on the check to “Jack Johnson”. The investigation is ongoing.

Just after 2:06 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 500 block of West Longden Avenue regarding a burglary report. Surveillance footage revealed two suspects ransacked the bedrooms and fled in a dark grey Kia Optima. The suspects are described as two black males, 20 to 30-years-old, wearing hooded sweatshirts. The investigation is ongoing.

At approximately 11:16 p.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle for driving with a broken headlight. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the vehicle and the driver was driving without a license. Through a series of tests, the officer determined the suspect was driving with a blood alcohol content of .126%. The 27-year-old male from San Gabriel was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

June 18

Around 9:11 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1800 block of Alta Oaks Dr. regarding a fraud report. The victim noticed an unknown suspect used his personal information to open a Verizon Wireless account and a credit line with Capital One. The victim does not know how the suspect obtained their personal information or the identity of the suspect.

Just before 1:02 p.m., an officer responded to Kids Love Play, 52 East Live Oak Ave., regarding a theft from vehicle report. The officer determined an unknown suspect entered an unlocked vehicle and stole a GPS system. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

June 19

At about 3:02 a.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Fire Department Station 106, 630 South Baldwin Ave., regarding a suspicious circumstances report. An investigation revealed a 48-year-old male from Dewey, Arizona, entered the secure location and stole miscellaneous items. He was arrested for Burglary and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Shortly after 3:26 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Caballo Dr. regarding a burglary report. Officers discovered unknown suspect(s) smashed a rear window, activated the audible alarm, and fled with an unknown amount of property. The investigation is ongoing.

June 20

Before 10:40 a.m., an officer responded to a construction site in the 100 block of Alta St. regarding a burglary report. An investigation revealed the unknown suspect entered the unsecured location and fled with $1,600 worth of scaffolding rungs. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

Around 7:55 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 716 block of Joaquin Rd. regarding a suspicious circumstances report. The victim witnessed the suspect jump his residential fence, enter his backyard, and attempt to steal a bicycle. The 48-year-old male from Harbor City was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

June 21

At about 12:52 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Holly Ave. and Las Tunas Dr. for driving with stolen license. An investigation revealed the occupants were driving in a stolen vehicle and the driver, a 36-year-old female from Coalinga, provided the officer with a false ID. A records check of her real identification information revealed she had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. She was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Just before 6:16 p.m., an officer received a notification from the Automated License Plate Reader system of a stolen vehicle in the area of Baldwin Ave. and Las Tunas Dr.. The officer discovered the vehicle had been stolen out of the LAPD’s Van Nuys area. The driver, a 25-year-old male from Van Nuys, was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. The second occupant was released in the field.

June 22

Shortly after 4:05 a.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of East Huntington Dr. regarding the activation of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker. Arcadia PD detectives had previously deployed decoy bicycles with tracking devices to combat the increase in bike thefts throughout the city. The officer determined a 24-year-old male from Bothell and a 23-year-old female from Pasadena were in possession of the stolen bicycle and GPS tracker. A consensual search revealed the suspects were also in possession of a locked cash box, burglary tools, and drug paraphernalia. The suspects were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At approximately 7:44 p.m., an officer responded to the Santa Anita Mall parking lot, 400 South Baldwin Ave., regarding a vehicle burglary report. Sometime between 2:00 p.m. and 7:44 p.m., an unknown suspect smashed a rear window and stole a backpack containing a laptop and school supplies. Two other vehicle burglaries were also reported to be at the mall on the same evening. The investigation is ongoing.

June 23, 2019

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