Arcadia Police Blotter

For the period of Sunday, July 12 through Saturday, July 18, the Police Department responded to 980 calls for service of which 132 required formal investigations.  The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, July 12:

1.    Shortly after midnight, a traffic stop was made at Santa Anita and the 210 Freeway for failure to stop for a red light and an expired registration.  A 23-year-old male African-American was contacted and a DMV check revealed that he had a suspended license, and he was also found with a marijuana joint in his pocket.  The man was cited and released in the field, and his vehicle was impounded.

2.    An auto burglary occurred between 1:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. at Arcadia Badminton Club, 12336 Lower Azusa.  Unknown suspect(s) smashed a car window and removed a backpack from the front seat.

Monday, July 13:

3.    Between 6:00 p.m. on July 12 and 5:00 a.m. on July 13, an auto burglary occurred in the 300 block of South Baldwin.  Unknown suspect(s) used an unknown device to punch the driver’s door lock.  Once inside the vehicle, the suspect(s) unlocked the trunk and stole a tool box containing about $1,400 in tools.

4.    Around 9:29 a.m., units responded to Foothill and Rodeo in reference to a four-car non-injury traffic collision.  A vehicle traveling in front of traffic slowed down for a construction zone and two cars in the back failed to stop in time and collided with other vehicles.

Tuesday, July 14:

5.    Officers were called to the 1100 block of Singing Wood in reference to a grand theft that occurred between June 23 and June 29.  Possibly a known suspect stole expensive jewelry from the location.

6.    Shortly before 5:00 p.m., units were dispatched to American Apparel located at Westfield Mall regarding a female juvenile detained for theft.  She tore price tags off clothing items and concealed them in her purse.  A private person’s arrest was made, and a 16-year-old was taken into custody for petty theft.  She was later cited and released to her mother.

Wednesday, July 15:

7.    Construction workers at the racetrack detained a man for grand theft around 1:38 p.m.  Investigation revealed that a 31-year-old Hispanic was seen taking a cutting torch from the bed of a truck.  A resident alien card belonging to another individual was also found in the suspect’s possession.  The man was taken into custody without incident.

8.    Around 5:24 p.m., units responded to the Solstice store at Westfield Mall regarding a grand theft of two Gucci sunglasses.  Two female African-American suspects fled the store and were supposedly later seen by Mall security personnel.  The security guards indicated that the suspects fled in a burgundy Nissan.  Officers later observed a similar vehicle and a high risk traffic stop was made.  Four female African-American occupants were contacted, but they were not identified as the suspects in the theft.  However, record checks revealed three of the women had outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants.  A 30-year-old was arrested for false identification to police officer, a $250,000 outstanding felony warrant, and felony parole violation; a 33-year-old was taken into custody for an outstanding felony warrant and felony parole violation; a 26-year-old was arrested for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

Thursday, July 16:

9.    A victim came to the station around 4:09 p.m. to file a fraud report.  She discovered her bank card missing on July 11, and on July 13 she checked her account and found five unauthorized charges.  This is the second time that she has been the victim of credit card fraud, and she believes that one of her co-workers may have stolen her bank cards as other employees have been victims of fraud.

10.    Loss prevention personnel from H&M, located at Westfield Mall, detained two female Hispanic suspects for theft around 3:40 p.m.  The women were seen hiding merchandise in their purses.  Private persons’ arrests were made, and a 20-year-old and a 21-year-old were taken into custody for commercial burglary.

Friday, July 17:

11.    Officers were sent to a business in the 300 block of North Santa Anita around 2:38 p.m. regarding a fraud report.  The president of the company advised that two bank employees from two different branches had notified him that a male Hispanic suspect, around 24 years of age, had tried to cash fraudulent checks made out by the company.  In both incidents, LAPD was called but the suspect fled prior to officers’ arrival.

12.    Between 8:00 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., an auto burglary and attempted grand theft auto occurred at the Westfield Mall parking lot.  Unknown suspect(s) broke a window to gain access, removed stereo equipment, and attempted to steal the car by tampering with the wiring inside the steering wheel column.

Saturday, July 18:

13.    Between 11:25 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., two residential burglaries occurred; one in the 400 block of East Lemon and one in the 300 block of East Magna Vista.  A female Caucasian suspect and a male Hispanic suspect, both around 25 years of age, conned the victims into letting them into their backyards.  Once in the yard, the female suspect engaged the victims in conversation while the male suspect entered the house and stole jewelry and cash.  In one incident, they indicated that they were conducting an insurance survey; in the other incident, they wanted to show the residents where sand blasting was going to be performed at a neighbor’s house.

14.    Around 10:35 p.m., units responded to the 00 block of Bonita in reference to a domestic violence incident.  During an argument, the suspect punched her husband in the face numerous times and bit him on the arm.  A 19-year-old female Hispanic was arrested for inflicting corporal injury to spouse.

July 30, 2009

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