Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: March 10 – March 16

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March 10

Shortly before 12:32 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a theft report. A loss prevention employee witnessed the 27-year-old female from San Gabriel conceal nearly $300.00 worth of merchandise before she exited the store, failing to make payment. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Oak Meadow Road regarding an audible alarm activation. Officers discovered unidentified suspect(s) had smashed a rear window, ransacked the home, and fled with an unknown amount of property. The victims were out of town during the burglary. The investigation is ongoing.

March 11

Just after 2:11 a.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop in the area of Huntington Drive and Second Avenue for a bicyclist riding on the sidewalk. A records check revealed the suspect, a 30-year-old female from Covina, had two outstanding misdemeanor warrants. During a consensual search, the officer discovered the suspect was in possession of stolen mail from a nearby mailbox, burglary tools, methamphetamine, a meth pipe, forged U.S. currency, and personal identifying information of various victims. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

March 12

At approximately 4:11 a.m., officers responded to Din Tai Fung Restaurant, 1108 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding an audible alarm activation. Surveillance footage revealed two suspects smashed a front glass door, ransacked the business, emptied the cash drawer, and fled. The suspects were seen wearing hooded sweatshirts, pants, gloves, carrying a backpack and a pry bar. The investigation is ongoing.

Around 5:06 p.m., an officer initiated contact with a subject sitting in their vehicle while parked illegally in a handicapped stall at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 S. Baldwin Ave. An investigation revealed the suspect provided the officer with his brother’s name to conceal the fact that he had an outstanding felony warrant. During a search of the suspect, the officer located a controlled substance, various other narcotics, drug paraphernalia, and a fraudulent handicapped placard. The 31-year-old male from San Jose was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Just before 8:56 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a theft report. The suspect was seen stealing two pairs of designer sunglasses and three perfume bottles before exiting the store, failing to make payment. The suspect then gave the officer a false name as the 35-year-old male from Altadena had three outstanding misdemeanor warrants. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

March 13

At about 10:21 a.m., officers responded to a parking lot at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a vandalism report. An altercation occurred between the victim and suspect over a parking spot. The victim then witnessed the suspect, an 84-year-old female from Arcadia; scratch the side of his car. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Shortly after 3:33 p.m., an officer responded to the intersection of Holly Avenue and Duarte Road 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. An investigation revealed a 32-year-old male from El Monte was in possession of the stolen bicycle and GPS tracker. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

March 14

Before 12:48 a.m., officers responded to the area of Duarte Road and Second Avenue regarding a vandalism in progress. A witness reported two suspects were seen spray painting graffiti on a tarp. A 23-year-old male from Arcadia and a 19-year-old male from Windsor, Calif. were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Around 9:29 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Duarte Road and Lyndon Road for speeding. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath. An investigation revealed the 28-year-old male suspect from Los Angeles had a prior DUI conviction, had a blood alcohol content greater than .08%, was driving without a license, and resisted arrest. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

March 15

At about 4:10 p.m., an officer responded to the 300 block of Colorado Street regarding a theft from vehicle report. An unknown suspect entered the victim’s unlocked car and stole a laptop, case, and cellphone sometime during the evening between Sunday, March 10th and Monday, March 11. The investigation is ongoing.

Just before 4:23 p.m., an officer responded to the Santa Anita Race Track, 285 W. Huntington Drive, regarding a battery report. The officer discovered a protestor to the recent increase in horse deaths scratched a security guard when he took her sign away. The suspect, a 67-year-old female from Sierra Madre, was issued a warning not to return to the race track.

March 16

Shortly after 2:42 p.m., an officer responded to Sephora, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a theft report. The suspect was witnessed stealing nearly $200 worth of merchandise. The 28-year-old female student from China was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At approximately 4:23 p.m., officers responded to Hartfield Construction, 11908 Clark St., regarding a burglary alarm activation.  Surveillance footage revealed a lone suspect smashed the front glass window, stole two power tools, and fled in a silver two-door sedan. The suspect is described as a male, approximately 5-foot-8, medium build, wearing a black baseball cap, black t-shirt, black gloves, and a black material covering his face. The investigation is ongoing.

March 17, 2019

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