Arcadia Police Blotter

arcadia-police3For the period of Sunday, June 21, through Saturday, June 27, the Police Department responded to 935 calls for service of which 137 required formal investigations.  The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, June 21:

1.    Shortly before 6:00 p.m., loss prevention personnel from Nordstrom advised that they had detained a woman for theft.  The suspect took about $1,600 in merchandise and left the store without making payment.  A 42-year-old Hispanic was arrested for commercial burglary and false identification to officers.

2.    Units responded to the 1700 block of Mayflower around 10:51 p.m. in reference to a male suspect threatening to kill the occupants with a handgun.  The caller also advised that the suspect was suicidal and had threatened to kill himself.  Officers spoke briefly to the suspect on the phone, but he later hung up and officers were unable to re-establish contact.  A perimeter was set up and the SWAT team was called.  Several hours later, SWAT members entered the location and discovered that the suspect and other occupants had already fled the scene earlier in the night, and only an elderly man was found inside the residence.

Monday, June 22:

3.    A commercial burglary occurred between 3:30 p.m. on June 19 and 6:45 a.m. on June 22 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 614 West Foothill.  Unknown suspect(s) broke into a storage shed and stole an unknown amount of property.

4.    Around 1:55 p.m., units responded to Foothill Credit Union, 30 South First, in reference to a forgery report.  Unknown suspect(s) used the victim’s debit card information and made 27 fraudulent charges totaling over $3,300.

Tuesday, June 23:

5.    Between 5:00 p.m. on June 21 and 5:55 a.m. on June 23, a commercial burglary occurred at Jolie Nails, 160 East Duarte.  Unknown suspect(s) entered the business by breaking a glass window and stole two flat screen televisions for a total reported loss of $5,300.

6.    Units were dispatched to a business located in the 11600 block of Clark around 10:41 a.m. in reference to a grand theft that occurred between May 8 and June 22.  The victim received several orders from a customer and delivered over $3,400 in merchandise.  The victim later learned that the customer had used a fraudulent credit card to make the purchases.

Wednesday, June 24:

7.    A Toyota forklift was stolen from 321 East Huntington between 5:30 p.m. on June 23 and 5:40 a.m. on June 24.

8.    During an inventory check, store employees at Ralphs, 211 East Foothill, discovered 26 bottles of shampoo worth over $640 were stolen.  It is believed that the theft took place between June 22 and June 23.

Thursday, June 25:

9.    Shortly after 10:30 a.m., a traffic stop was conducted for an equipment violation at Longden and Tenth.  A male Hispanic driver did not possess any identification and during a consent search of the vehicle, officers found marijuana underneath the driver’s seat.  When the 35-year-old driver was being arrested, he admitted to using his brother’s name and personal information because he had a warrant.  With the correct information, a record check revealed that he had a $150,000 outstanding warrant.  He was taken into custody for possession of marijuana in a vehicle, false impersonation, and felony outstanding warrant.

10.    Units responded to the 700 block of South First around 12:48 p.m. in reference to a commercial burglary.  Two male Hispanics entered the store and asked about hair products and then left the location.  Less than a minute later, one of the suspects returned and took an unattended purse.  A Good Samaritan followed the suspects to a nearby parking lot where the suspect dropped the purse with no loss.  The purse was returned to its rightful owner.

Friday, June 26:

11.    A residential burglary occurred in the 1100 block of Sano Court between June 23 and June 26 while it was tented for fumigation.  Unknown suspect(s) ransacked rooms and stole property.

12.    A hit-and-run traffic collision occurred at Westfield Mall shortly after 8:00 p.m.  Investigation revealed that a female driver backed out of a parking stall and struck another vehicle; however, the driver left without exchanging information.  The victim wrote down the license plate number, and a record check revealed that the car was registered to an owner in the 1000 block of Panorama.  Officers responded to the residence and contacted a woman who adamantly denied being at the mall even though there was damage on her vehicle that was consistent with the damage located on the victim’s vehicle.  The suspect’s car was impounded as evidence.

Saturday, June 27:

13.    Around 6:19 p.m., units responded to Sport Chalet located at Westfield Mall regarding two male juveniles detained for theft.  The suspects took sandals into a fitting room, hid them under their clothing, and left the store without making payment.  Additional stolen property from Vans, JC Penney, Abercrombie & Fitch, H&M, and Target were recovered.  Private persons’ arrests were made, and a 17-year-old Filipino and a 16-year-old Asian were taken into custody for commercial burglary.  The younger suspect was also found in possession of brass knuckles.  Both juveniles were later cited and released to their parents.

14.    A residential burglary occurred in the 500 block of Workman between 8:50 a.m. and 6:15 p.m.  Unknown suspect(s) entered the home through a rear window.  Once inside, the suspect(s) ransacked rooms and stole a watch, jewelry, and cash.

July 9, 2009

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