Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: May 3–9

May 3

At 9 a.m., an officer responded to an alley near the 300 block of East Laurel Avenue regarding an unresponsive male subject lying on the ground. The subject was breathing but he was unable to identify himself or state where he lived. Shortly after, Arcadia Fire responded and transported the male subject to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for treatment. The subject is described as a 30 to 45-year-old white male between 5-foot-10 and 6 feet tall.

May 4

At 9:13 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Licha Construction, located at 124 N. First Ave., regarding a vandalism report. Surveillance footage revealed the suspect purposefully cut and damaged the hedges on the north side of the property, adjacent to the gates of the Metro Link tracks.  The suspect is described as a 30 to 45-year old male, Hispanic or Asian, and he was seen wearing a white T-shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes.

At 10:42 a.m., an officer responded to a warehouse at 11639 Goldring Road regarding a commercial burglary investigation. An employee locked and secured the location before leaving on May 1. On May 4, the reporting party arrived and noticed the exterior gate had been damaged, the roll-up door was open, and two boxes containing $20,000 cash and the company vehicle had been stolen. The officer determined the suspects likely entered the warehouse by using a welding tool to break one of the rods in the exterior gate. It also appears that the suspects drove the stolen vehicle through the exterior gate causing additional damage to the gate. The officer did not locate any pry marks or signs of forced entry. The reporting party was unable to access the surveillance footage at the time of the report. The investigation is ongoing.  

May 5

At 10:50 a.m., an officer took a telephonic report of two thefts from two vehicles parked in the 00 block of California Street. Sometime between May 4 at 6 p.m. and May 5 at 10:30 a.m., an unidentified suspect entered the victim’s vehicles, both of which were unlocked, and fled with a checkbook and an unknown amount of change. There is no evidence as of May 5.

At 11:33 a.m., an officer was parked near the intersection of Fairview Avenue and Holly Avenue when he was flagged down by a victim of a battery. The victim, a local transient, stated that when she rejected her male acquaintance’s sexual advances, he became angry and hit her in the face. The suspect was identified as a 51-year-old local transient. He was arrested in the field and issued a citation.

At 3:48 p.m., an officer responded to CVS, located at 1401 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a mail theft report. While the postal worker was inside CVS delivering mail, a witness saw the suspect steal mail through an open window of the mail delivery truck. The suspect fled with two trays of stolen mail. The investigation is ongoing.

May 7

At 7:46 a.m., an officer took a telephonic report of a vehicle burglary that occurred near the intersection of Huntington Drive and Golden West Avenue. Sometime during the previous night, an unidentified suspect forced open the camper shell and fled with miscellaneous construction tools. There is no suspect information as of the time of this report.

May 8

At 8:15 a.m., an officer took a telephonic report of a mail theft from the 1700 block of Orangewood Lane. The victim discovered her mailbox had been opened and the mail from the previous day had gone missing. There were no signs of force or damage to the mail box. There is no surveillance footage or suspect information at the time of this report.

At 9:28 a.m., an officer responded to 24 Hour Fitness, located at 125 N. First Ave., regarding a commercial burglary investigation. On April 20, the location was vandalized and the front glass windows had been smashed. The company installed a piece of plywood to temporarily secure the business. On May 8 at 1:50 a.m., surveillance footage revealed two suspects used a tool to cut the plywood barrier and ultimately fled with approximately 10 barbell weights, a reported loss valued at $1,000. Due to the poor video quality, the officer was unable to determine the suspects’ race, gender, or other identifiable information.

At 8:38 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 400 block of North Old Ranch Road regarding a residential burglary alarm activation. The officers determined unknown suspect(s) entered the location by shattering a rear sliding glass door and opened many of the cabinets and drawers. The owner of the residence is out of the country and the caretaker was unable to determine if anything had been stolen. There are security cameras at the location but the caretaker does not have access to them.

May 9

At 1:53 a.m., an officer was flagged down by a victim and a witness in the area of Duarte Road and First Avenue in regard to a battery report. An investigation revealed the suspect, a homeless man, became agitated when he was confronted by the security guard for laying down on the property. The interaction turned violent when the suspect hit the security guard in the chest. The suspect fled on foot but was located by assisting officers. He was identified as a 28-year-old male transient. He was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for medical clearance due to his complaints of methamphetamine withdraws and nausea. He was then transported to Pasadena City Jail for booking.

At 10:01 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of West Lemon Avenue regarding an audible alarm activation. The officers determined the suspect(s) entered by shattering a kitchen window; then once inside, they searched through cabinets and drawers, but likely fled emptyhanded since the house is primarily empty. The owner of the residence is out of the country and unable to confirm if any property was stolen. The property has security cameras but the caretaker does not have access to them.

May 14, 2020

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