Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Sept. 15 – Sept. 21

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Sept. 15

Shortly before 11:40 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 900 block of Fairview Avenue regarding a stolen vehicle report. The victim discovered his Nissan Pathfinder had been stolen from the area sometime during the previous evening. The investigation is ongoing.

At approximately 7:04 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of West Wistaria Avenue regarding a burglary report. An investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) smashed a rear glass door, ransacked the bedroom, and fled with three safes. The investigation is ongoing.

Sept. 16

Just after 7:46 a.m., an officer responded to Hickman Mechanical, 11930 Goldring Road, regarding a commercial burglary report. Surveillance footage revealed three male suspects burglarized the business and fled with various office supplies. The investigation is ongoing.

At approximately 11:03 a.m., an officer responded to the front counter of the Arcadia Police Department regarding a grand theft that occurred in the 00 block of West Magna Vista Avenue. The victim stated she set her laptop down in the area and discovered it was missing when she returned. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

Sept. 17

Around 7:05 a.m., an officer responded to the 1100 block of West Duarte Road regarding a battery report. An altercation ensued between a boyfriend and girlfriend resulting in the boyfriend slapping the victim on her face. The 22-year-old male from Los Angeles is outstanding as of Sept. 24.

Just before 8:29 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of West Winnie Way regarding a theft from vehicle report. The officer discovered an unknown suspect entered the unlocked vehicle and stole the victim’s portable CD player. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

Sept. 18

Arcadia Police Department received a police report from Monrovia Police Department regarding a theft that had occurred within Arcadia at Nordstrom, 400 S. Baldwin Ave. on Sept. 11, 2019. An investigation revealed the victim’s wallet was stolen from her purse while shopping at Trader Joe’s in Monrovia. The suspects then used the victim’s stolen credit cards to make fraudulent purchases at Nordstrom, among other places. The investigation is ongoing.

Shortly after 3:10 p.m., an officer responded to JCPenney, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a shoplifting report. An investigation revealed two black females stole more than $1,400 worth of merchandise before fleeing in a red Ford Escape. The investigation is ongoing.

Sept. 19

Before 1:43 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., regarding a theft report. Loss prevention witnessed the suspect, a 36-year-old female from Duarte, and steal $175 worth of merchandise. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. The suspect was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Around 1:03 p.m., an officer responded to Foothill Credit Union, 30 S. First Ave., regarding a forgery report. The officer discovered the suspect attempted to cash a fraudulent check but was unsuccessful. The suspect then asked a nearby transient to assist and try to cash the check, but he too was unsuccessful. The suspect is described as a 60-year-old male with balding white hair. The investigation is ongoing.

Sept. 20

At about 10:43 a.m., an officer responded to Samuel, 12389 Lower Azusa Road, regarding a theft from vehicle report. Surveillance footage captured the suspect enter the victim’s unlocked vehicle and steal his gym bag, credit cards, and his ID. The suspect then attempted to use the victim’s credit card at a nearby Auto Zone. The investigation is ongoing.

Just before 2:43 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Heritage Oaks Drive, regarding an attempted burglary report. The officer discovered unknown suspect(s) attempted to enter the home by smashing the front window but was unable to break through the double pane window. The investigation is ongoing.

Sept. 21

Shortly after 3:18 a.m., an officer responded to the 600 block of East Live Oak Avenue regarding an arson report. An investigation revealed an unidentified white female was seen setting papers on fire and then walking away from the open flames. The investigation is ongoing.

At approximately 4:19 a.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of the 210 Freeway off-ramp and Santa Anita Avenue for failing to stop at a stop light. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the vehicle. Through a series of tests, the officer determined the suspect was driving with a blood alcohol content of .153%. The 37-year-old male from Covina was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

September 24, 2019

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