Arcadia Police Blotter

For the period of Sunday, September 27, through Saturday, October 3, the Police Department responded to 977 calls for service of which 153 required formal investigations.  The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, September 27:

1. At midnight, units were dispatched to Club Arroyo in reference to a battery.  A female Hispanic suspect bumped a female victim several times on the dance floor.  In frustration, the victim bumped the suspect back and the suspect shoved and pushed the victim.  Not wanting a confrontation, the victim returned to her table.  Shortly thereafter, a second female Hispanic suspect approached the victim and struck her in the face with the heel of her shoe.  The victim fell to the floor and the second suspect pulled violently at the victim’s hair.  While this was taking place, the first suspect pulled another female victim to the floor by her hair and struck her multiple times in the head.  Both suspects fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.

2. Between 11:00 p.m. on September 26 and 10:30 a.m. on September 27, a 1994 white GMC pickup truck was stolen from 411 East Huntington.

Monday, September 28:

3. Officers were called to Westfield Mall around 11:38 a.m. in reference to a terrorist threat report.  The victim advised that an employee working at a kiosk had made verbal threats on several occasions.  A 28-year-old male Hispanic suspect and a 19-year-old male Hispanic where contacted.  A pat down search of the younger adult revealed that he had a baggie containing an off-white rocky substance consistent with rock cocaine, so he was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.  The 28-year-old was arrested for making terrorist threats, and a consent search of his vehicle revealed a digital gram scale, stack of small plastic baggies, a baggie of white powdery substance resembling powder cocaine, and a baggie of white crystalline substance resembling methamphetamine.

4. Around 10:09 p.m., a traffic stop was made for an expired registration tag at Santa Clara and Fifth.  A record check indicated that the 36-year-old male Hispanic driver was on parole for spousal abuse.  Marijuana and a bindle of an off-white crystalline substance were found during a parole search of his vehicle.  He was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana in a vehicle, and felony parole violation.

Tuesday, September 29:

5. Around 1:35 a.m., officers observed a male subject jumping over a locked gate and into the front yard of a residence in the 100 block of La Porte.  A 35-year-old Caucasian was detained and a record check revealed that he had a no bail warrant and he was also in possession of marijuana.  The suspect was arrested at the scene without incident.

6. Shortly after noon, an indecent exposure incident occurred at Camino Real and Second.  A female jogger was flagged down by a male motorist.  As she approached the black or blue sedan, a male Hispanic or Caucasian suspect exposed himself and then drove away.

Wednesday, September 30:

7. A Wells Fargo bank representative came to the station to file a fraud report around 9:18 a.m.  Between August 28 and September 1, a 45-year-old female Asian suspect deposited 10 checks totaling over $29,500 at several bank locations.  She then made 12 withdrawals from the banks totaling $30,500 between August 29 and September 2.  The bank later discovered that all the deposited checks were returned as non-sufficient funds.

8. Units were dispatched to Albertsons, 298 East Live Oak, around 3:00 p.m. in reference to a fraud investigation.  Two Caucasian suspects purchased items from the store on several occasions by using fraudulent checks.  They returned today and were apprehended.  A 42-year-old woman and a 48-year-old man were taken into custody for commercial burglary and forgery.

Thursday, October 1:

9. Officers responded to the 4000 block of Rowland in El Monte in reference to a spousal abuse incident that occurred at the Westfield Mall parking lot shortly after midnight.  During an argument, the husband forced his wife into a car by twisting her arm and he also pulled her hair to keep her from getting out of the car.  A 24-year-old male Hispanic was taken into custody for inflicting corporal injury to spouse.

10. A traffic stop was conducted in the 900 block of South Baldwin around 4:56 p.m. for an expired registration tag.  The 21-year-old male Hispanic driver had several outstanding warrants totaling $71,000, and he was also driving on a suspended license.  He was taken into custody without incident.

Friday, October 2:

11. Around 3:43 p.m., units were dispatched to AMH regarding a male juvenile who was admitted with multiple stab wounds.  The 16-year-old victim advised that 3 male Asian teens attacked him for no apparent reason in the 00 block of East Duarte.  He was punched and kicked, and one of the suspects produced a knife and slashed him in the arm and head area.  The suspects took the victim’s wallet and cell phone during the struggle and then they fled in a gray vehicle driven by a fourth suspect.

12. Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of South Baldwin in reference to a grand theft and vandalism report.  The landlord believed that the evicted female Hispanic tenant had stolen light fixtures, ceiling panels, doors, etc. before vacating the building.  The suspect also vandalized the location by damaging walls and other property.

Saturday, October 3:

13. A grand theft occurred at Cash Box KKTV located at 612 East Live Oak around 1:22 a.m.  The victim had rented a karaoke room and when she and her friends went outside for a few minutes, unknown suspect(s) stole a designer scarf, cell phone, and a car key from the unsecured room.  The total reported loss was about $700.

14. A 48-year-old female Hispanic was arrested at Nordstrom around 3:13 p.m. for commercial burglary and fraud.  Investigation revealed that she had obtained the victim’s account information by unknown means and made unauthorized purchases telephonically.  She had the merchandise delivered to her home in the 500 block of Peachtree, and she went to Nordstrom to return the items for cash when she was apprehended.

October 15, 2009

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