Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Oct. 7 – Oct. 13

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Oct. 7

Just after 6:30 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle illegally parked in a handicapped parking stall while patrolling the parking lot of the Extended Stay Hotel, 401 E. Santa Clara St. Further investigation revealed the vehicle displayed a fraudulent 2018 registration sticker, had expired registration, outstanding parking tickets and no proof of insurance. The owner of the vehicle was contacted and issued a citation for the violations. His vehicle was impounded.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., officers responded to a vacant residence in the 1000 block of South Sixth Avenue regarding the report of a burglary. The officers discovered damage to a large area of drywall near the back door of the residence and an open bathroom window. It appeared that no property had been taken. The investigation is ongoing.

Oct. 8

Just after noon, an officer was dispatched to Lens Crafters, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a theft report. It was discovered that the suspect had stolen four pairs of glasses. Video footage revealed that after the suspect tried on a pair of glasses he would place them into his front pocket. After a salesperson approached him, he walked out of the store and exited the mall. The investigation is ongoing.

Just before 3 p.m., officers were dispatched to LA Fitness, 1325 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding the report of a vehicle burglary. The unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger side window and stole the victim’s wallet and cellphone. The suspect made several purchases with the victim’s stolen credit cards. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

Oct. 9

Just before 9:30 a.m., an officer responded to the intersection of Duarte Road and Golden West Avenue regarding the report of a man standing in lanes of traffic. The officer contacted the subject and noticed symptoms of alcohol intoxication. He determined the subject was unable to care for himself. The 26-year-old male from Palm Springs was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At approximately 3 p.m., officers responded to LA Fitness, 1325 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding an activation of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker. Arcadia PD detectives had previously deployed decoy bicycles containing tracking devices to combat the increase in bicycle thefts around the city. The suspect was located with the bicycle. He was also found to be in possession of bolt cutters, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The 27-year-old male from El Monte was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Oct. 10

Just after 8 a.m., an officer was dispatched to 7 Eleven, 102 E. Huntington Drive, regarding the report of a suspicious male subject peering through bushes. The subject was contacted and was discovered to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. He also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The 28-year-old male from Azusa was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 700 block of Arcadia Avenue regarding a burglary report. The suspect forcefully entered the apartment, ransacked the interior, damaged property and stole items before fleeing the scene. Another victim reported that the same suspect had vandalized her vehicle with a butcher knife. An officer located the suspect walking with two long boxes containing butcher knives. The 27-year-old male from Rancho Cucamonga was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Oct. 11

Just after noon, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 2400 block of Doolittle Avenue regarding a domestic dispute. A female and male were involved in an argument over lunch. The female left the room to lay down when the male followed her, climbed on top of her and choked her. The 19-year-old male from Arcadia was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Just before 9 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of North Santa Anita Avenue and East Foothill Boulevard regarding the report of a vehicle swerving in lanes of traffic. The officer located the vehicle with loud music blaring, the engine running, and the driver asleep. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from him. Through a series of tests, the officer determined the 26-year-old male from Pasadena was driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage with a suspended license. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Oct. 12

Just after midnight, an officer patrolling the area of First Avenue and Wheeler Avenue observed a male subject riding a bicycle on the sidewalk in a business district. The officer contacted the subject and discovered he was in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The 41-year-old male from Glendora was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Just before 2 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive, regarding a fraud report. A male subject was being detained for using counterfeit $100 dollar bills to place bets. The 57-year-old male from Anaheim was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Oct. 13

At approximately 1:18 a.m., officers responded to the front counter of the Arcadia Police Department regarding the report of a battery. The female victim drove to the suspect’s place of work to pick him up. They began to argue about their relationship when the male subject punched the female in her mouth causing her to bleed. The investigation is ongoing.

Just after 11 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of East Saint Joseph Avenue regarding the report of a domestic disturbance. The male subject became irate when his girlfriend asked him to leave. He threw a nightstand at her, injuring her arms and legs. The suspect, a 29-year-old male from Arcadia, was located, arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

October 14, 2018

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