Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: June 21-27

June 21

At 4:02 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 400 block of Santa Cruz Road regarding a vandalism investigation. The victim discovered an unknown suspect used a black marker to draw a swastika on her mailbox. The investigation is pending a review of surveillance footage.

At 4:03 p.m., the Arcadia Police Department received an electronic report of a mail theft report from the 300 block of Oxford Drive. The victim stated he heard a noise at 1:35 a.m. near their mailbox and, upon investigating it himself, he witnessed a sedan drive away. The victim stated the suspect(s) stole all but two pieces of mail. There is no suspect information at this time.

June 22

At 7:58 a.m., an officer responded to Magic Cube Express, located at 11860 Goldring Road, regarding a commercial burglary report. The reporting party discovered unknown suspects entered the business by cutting a hole in the bay door and the suspects fled with cellphone accessories valued at $1,800. The investigation is pending a review of surveillance footage.

At 11:51 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 400 block of West Woodruff Avenue regarding a residential burglary report. Sometime during the previous night, unidentified suspects smashed a rear bedroom glass door, ransacked the home, and fled with an unknown amount of property. The investigation is pending a review of the victim’s surveillance footage.

June 23

At 1:36 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 00 block of West Palm Drive regarding an identity theft report. The victim checked his business checking account and discovered two fraudulent checks had been processed and resulted in a total loss of $16,501. The suspect obtained the victim’s routing and account numbers, made checks using the victim’s numbers but used a different name and mailing address, and successfully passed the fraudulent check. The victim does not know how the suspect obtained his personal information.

At 5:20 p.m., an officer responded to U Dental, located at 125 E. Duarte Road, regarding a theft report. The officer discovered the victim, a dental assistant, had her wallet stolen from the employee lunchroom between 1:40 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. There were suspicious subjects that entered the business during the time of the crime. The investigation is pending a review of the surveillance footage.

June 24

At 5:46 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 500 block of West Leroy Avenue regarding an identity theft report. The victim discovered unknown suspects used his personal information to sign up for two separate car loans with Carvana.com. The victim is not desirous of prosecution and does not know the identity of the suspects or how they obtained his information.

June 25

At 5:43 a.m., an officer responded to the 800 block of Sunset Boulevard regarding a mail theft report. A witness saw a suspicious vehicle drive away after hearing someone tampering with the mailboxes and was able to provide the police with the license plate. Officers located the vehicle, initiated a traffic stop. During a search of the vehicle, the officers located burglary tools, fraudulent checks, and personal identifiable information for more than 50 victims. A 28-year-old female from Lemoore, a 29-year-old female from Baldwin Park, and a 23-year-old female from Los Angeles were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At 2:31 p.m., an officer responded to the 700 block of Southview Road regarding a vehicle burglary report. An investigation revealed an unknown suspect smashed the victim’s front passenger window and ransacked the interior of her vehicle. The victim was unsure if any property had been stolen. The suspect(s) also broke into a second vehicle at the location and fled with a stolen wallet. The suspect then made fraudulent purchases on the victim’s debit and credit cards. The investigation is ongoing.

At 3:19 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 800 block of West Huntington Drive regarding a domestic violence investigation. The officer discovered a verbal altercation between a husband and wife escalated when the husband grabbed the wife by the shirt and struck her twice in the face. The 31-year-old male from Arcadia was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.  

At 9:33 p.m., an officer responded to a Salon Dongtian, located at 1039 S. Baldwin Ave. regarding a commercial burglary report. The victim stated she left her purse on a table in the back of the salon and later discovered it had been stolen. The victim found that the rear security screen had been damaged. The investigation is pending a review of their surveillance footage.

June 26

At 6:57 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of East Camino Real Avenue regarding a burglary report. The reporting party, a neighbor and caretaker for the residence, heard a loud bang and witnessed a suspicious suspect running from the home to an awaiting black Ford Mustang. Upon checking the residence, the neighbor located a broken window and called the police. The suspects were gone by the time the officers arrived. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall with a muscular build, dark hair, and dark clothing.

June 27

At 12:50 p.m., an officer responded to a possible robbery investigation that occurred in the 100 block of West Forest Avenue. An investigation revealed the suspects targeted the victim out of jealousy of a dating relationship and ultimately assaulted a male victim and fled with the victim’s gaming console and cash. The investigation is ongoing.

At 5:58 p.m., an officer took a telephonic report of a mail theft report that occurred in the 1000 block of South Second Avenue. The victim discovered the lock to her mailbox had been tampered with and two checks had been stolen. There is no suspect information at the time of this report.

July 1, 2020

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