Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Oct. 21 – Oct. 27

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Oct. 21

Shortly before 3:17 p.m., an officer responded to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding an assault report. The victim stated he was standing in an open parking spot, saving it for a friend, when the suspect asked repeatedly for the victim to move. The victim remained in the spot when the suspect hit the victim with his vehicle. The victim declined medical attention but stated he felt pain in his shoulder and his knee. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 60 to 70-years-old, driving a white Toyota van. The investigation is ongoing.

At approximately 7:51 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of Rosemead Boulevard and Colorado Boulevard regarding a hit and run investigation. With the assistance of the air unit, officers located a vehicle similar to the suspect’s vehicle and conducted an enforcement stop. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol. Through a series of tests, the officer determined the suspect was driving with a blood alcohol content of .149 percent. A records check revealed the suspect, a 50-year-old male from Tujunga, was driving with an expired license. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Oct. 22

Just after 11:28 a.m., an officer responded to the 900 block of West Huntington Drive regarding a vehicle burglary report. An investigation revealed the suspect tampered with the door lock and stole the victim’s vehicle registration, insurance paperwork, and CDs. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

At approximately 5:19 p.m., an officer responded to Walgreens, 253 E. Foothill Blvd., regarding a stolen vehicle report. The victim stated she parked her silver Mercedes-Benz in the parking lot at 4 p.m., and when she returned at 4:45 p.m., her car was gone. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

Oct. 23

Around 4:05 a.m., officer responded to Taipan Bakery, 1033 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding the activation of an audible security alarm. Officers discovered the suspect(s) pried open the rear door, ransacked the office, and fled before their arrival. No suspects were seen, no witnesses were located, and the loss is unknown.

Just before 1:19 p.m., an officer responded to McDonald’s, 143 E. Foothill Blvd., regarding a welfare check of a subject doing drugs in the bathroom. A woman was located and during a consensual search, the officer located a meth pipe and methamphetamine. The 30-year-old female from Huntington Beach was cited and released in the field.

Oct. 24

At about 10:32 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 2300 block of Lenta Lane regarding a fraud report. The victim discovered two fraudulent withdrawals from his savings account resulting in a total loss of $6,176.38. The victim does not know how the suspect obtained his personal information or the identity of the suspect.

Shortly after 8:11 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of Hacienda Drive regarding an alarm activation. An investigation revealed the suspect(s) smashed a rear bathroom window with the intention of burglarizing the unoccupied home. No suspects were seen, no witnesses were located, and no loss was reported.

Oct. 25

Before 11:21 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 1300 block of San Carlos Road regarding a burglary in progress. The residents were home when they heard the sound of breaking glass. Officers conducted an area check but didn’t locate the suspects. The investigation is ongoing. No loss was reported.

Around 5:28 a.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of East 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. The officer determined a 39-year-old male from Sylmar was in possession of the stolen bicycle and GPS tracker. A search of the suspect revealed he was in possession of a meth pipe. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Oct. 26

At about 11:59 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of Colorado Place regarding a stolen vehicle report. Sometime during the previous evening, the victim’s motorcycle was stolen from his neighborhood. The investigation is ongoing.

Just before 1:04 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of Alster Avenue regarding a burglary report. The resident was home when she heard someone attempting to enter her home by forcing open a rear window. The suspects fled when the alarm activated. The suspects were seen fleeing in a newer, sporty white car with tinted windows. The investigation is ongoing.

Oct. 27

Shortly after 3:13 p.m., an officer responded to Neighborhood Music School, Inc., 25 S. First Ave., regarding a grand theft report. A witness reported seeing the suspect steal an employee’s personal laptop. She then exited the store and fled southbound on First Avenue on foot. The suspect is described as an Asian female in her mid-thirties, wearing glasses and a white coat. The investigation is ongoing.

At approximately 6:28 p.m., an officer responded to the Santa Anita Race Track, 285 W. Huntington Drive, regarding a fraud report. The victim lost his wallet and a short time later, an unknown suspect used his credit card to purchase gas in El Monte. The investigation is ongoing.

October 28, 2018

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