Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Nov. 3 – Nov. 9

Nov. 3

Shortly before 9:11 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department regarding a grand theft report that happened at the Santa Anita Race Track, 285 W. Huntington Drive, during the previous evening. The victim believes her cellphone, case, and driver’s license were stolen from her wallet sometime while attending the horse races. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

At approximately 11:24 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of West Huntington Drive regarding a mail theft report. The officer discovered sometime between 9 and 10 a.m. on Nov. 3, unknown suspects forced open multiple mail boxes and fled with stolen mail. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

Nov. 4

Just after 10:13 a.m., an officer responded to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a vehicle burglary report. Surveillance footage revealed a male suspect exited a white Ford cargo van, smashed the victim’s car window, and fled with clothing and identifiable information. The investigation is ongoing.

At approximately 4:33 p.m., an officer responded to 7-Eleven, 1003 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a shoplifting report. Cellphone footage revealed two black males stole cleaning wipes, soda, coffee cups, and medicine from the store and fled in a black, four-door Mercedes Benz. The registered owner of the vehicle is a 22-year-old male from Torrance.

Nov. 5

Around 5:28 a.m., Arcadia Fire and an officer responded to the 00 block of North First Avenue regarding a trash fire. An investigation revealed an unknown suspect started a trash fire for no apparent reason. The investigation is ongoing.

Just before 7:51 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of Fairview Avenue regarding a domestic disturbance report. The officer discovered an argument between a husband and wife turned physical when the husband struck the victim multiple times on the head, shoulder, and thigh. The victim as transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for treatment. The suspect, a 54-year-old male from Arcadia, was gone by the time officers arrived. The suspect is outstanding as of Nov. 12.

Around 9:11 p.m., an officer responded to Arcadia High School, 180 Campus Drive, regarding a vehicle burglary report. Sometime between 8 and 9:10 p.m., an unknown suspect smashed the victim’s window and fled with a computer bag, laptop, and miscellaneous notebooks. A second vehicle burglary at the high school was reported during the same time. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

Nov. 6

Shortly after 7:06 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 600 block of Camino Grove Avenue regarding a residential burglary report. The officer determined an unknown suspect entered the victim’s backyard, accessed the unlocked detached garage, and fled with various hand tools. The investigation is ongoing.

Nov. 7

Before 9:52 a.m., an officer responded to World Gas, 3 E. Duarte Road, regarding multiple skimming devices on the gas pump machines. The supervisor noticed five gas pumps had illegal skimming devices installed on them. It is unknown how the suspect gained access or for how long the devices have been there. The investigation is ongoing.

Around 11:24 a.m., an officer responded to Victoria’s Secret, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a commercial burglary report. Two suspects entered the store with “booster bags” and fled with $1,045 worth of merchandise. The suspects were followed to the parking lot by loss prevention and ultimately fled with another suspect who had stolen an additional $1,009.55 worth of merchandise. The suspects are described as one black male and two black females. They fled in a grey Volkswagen registered to a male and female out of Redlands. The investigation is ongoing.

Nov. 8

At about 8:33 a.m., an officer responded to the 800 block of Southview Road regarding a stolen vehicle report. The victim discovered his 1990 Honda Accord had been stolen sometime during the previous evening. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

Nov. 9

Just before 3:05 a.m., an officer responded to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding an aggravated assault report. An investigation revealed an argument turned physical between the victim and his coworker’s ex-boyfriend resulting in the suspect brandishing a knife and punching the victim multiple times. A second suspect stole the victim’s backpack. Both suspects fled in a white hatchback. The investigation is ongoing.  The victim declined medical attention.

Shortly after 11:50 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Oakglen Avenue regarding a vandalism report. The victim discovered her car window had been smashed sometime during the previous evening. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

At approximately 7:29 p.m., an officer responded to HZ Light Support, 11621 Clark St., regarding a commercial burglary report. Surveillance footage captured two unidentified suspects smashed the window, activating the audible alarm, but managed to flee with a laptop and two light fixtures before officers could arrive. The investigation is ongoing.  The suspects also burglarized a neighboring business in the same complex.

November 13, 2019

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