Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: June 30 – July 6

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June 30

Shortly before 12:30 a.m., an officer responded to the 300 block of East Huntington Drive regarding the activation of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker. Arcadia PD detectives had previously deployed decoy bicycles with tracking devices to combat the ongoing issue of bike thefts throughout the city. An investigation revealed a 29-year-old male transient from Arcadia was in possession of the stolen bicycle, GPS tracker, burglary tools, and methamphetamine. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At approximately 10:52 a.m., an officer responded to the intersection of Louise Avenue and Rodell Place regarding found mail. The reporting party located stolen mail in the bushes and returned the items to the rightful Arcadia residents. The investigation is ongoing.

July 1

Just after 6:33 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a suspect in custody for shoplifting. A loss prevention employee witnessed the suspect conceal $329 worth of cologne before exiting the store, failing to make payment. The 59-year-old female from Pasadena was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. A records check revealed the suspect also had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

At approximately 7:56 p.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle after being flagged down by a citizen regarding a possible drunk driver. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the driver’s breath. The officer determined the 19-year-old male from Temple City was driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and/or a controlled substance. The suspect admitted to being in possession of a Xanax and stated he sold them to bar patrons. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

July 2

Around 7:58 a.m., an officer responded to a construction site in the 00 block of East Colorado Boulevard regarding a burglary report. An investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) entered the construction site and removed previously installed wiring from the structure but left it behind and fled undetected. The investigation is ongoing.

Just before 6:06 p.m., an officer responded to 440 E. Huntington Drive regarding a theft from vehicle report. The officer determined unknown suspect(s) attempted to enter the vehicle by tampering with the driver’s door handle but fled when they were unsuccessful. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

July 3

At about 1:09 a.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle in the area of Santa Anita Avenue and Duarte Road for speeding. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from her breath. A records check revealed the 32-year-old female from Arcadia had a suspended license due to a previous DUI conviction. A 34-year-old female passenger from Arcadia also exhibited signed of being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. In an attempt to tow the vehicle, the officer asked both occupants to exit the vehicle.  The passenger became combative and resisted the officers. Both occupants were ultimately arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Shortly after 6:13 p.m., an officer responded to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 614 W. Foothill Boulevard, regarding a vandalism report. Sometime between July 2 and 3, an unknown suspect removed the American flag and burned it in the parking lot. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

July 4

Before 5:30 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Vaquero Road regarding the activation of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker. Arcadia PD detectives had previously deployed decoy packages with tracking devices to combat the persistent issue of package thefts within Arcadia. The officer discovered the suspect was in possession of the stolen property, tracking device, and a fraudulent credit card. A records check revealed the 30-year-old male from Los Angeles was on parole for robbery. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Around 9:06 p.m., an officer responded to the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, 438 W. Las Tunas Drive, regarding an aggravated assault report. An investigation revealed the victim of a gunshot wound to his knee was checked into the medical center and did not recall being shot. He remembered being behind Aldi, 1403 S. Baldwin Ave., when he felt dizzy and asked a friend to transport him to the hospital. The investigation is ongoing.

July 5

At about 12:54 p.m., an officer responded to the intersection of South First Avenue and California Street regarding a physical altercation. The officer determined a male and female were arguing when the male punched and choked the female victim. The male suspect also admitted to being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage while in public. The 37-year-old male from La Puente was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Just before 1:47 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Orangewood Lane regarding a fraud report. The victim signed a sublease contract to rent a room and paid $1,830 in rental fees but after transferring the money, discovered he had been scammed. The investigation is ongoing.

July 6

Shortly after 2:12 p.m., officers responded to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a battery report. An investigation revealed the suspect, a former acquaintance of the victim, threw the victim’s tray of food onto the victim and referenced a previous fight the two had engaged in. The suspect fled on foot. The investigation is ongoing.

At approximately 4:35 p.m., officers responded to the Santa Anita Race Track, 285 W. Huntington Drive, regarding a vandalism report. After a verbal altercation with the suspect, the victim used her phone to take a picture of the suspect’s car. When the victim did this, the suspect grabbed her phone and threw it on the ground, causing the screen to break. The suspect fled in her vehicle. The suspect is described as a Hispanic female in a newer white SUV. The investigation is ongoing.

July 10, 2019

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