Arcadia Police Department Weekly Activity Report
For the period of Sunday, September 27th, through Saturday, October 3rd, the Police Department responded to 1,106 calls for service of which 145 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Just before 12:53 a.m., an officer responded to the 400 block of West Norman Avenue regarding a suspicious vehicle. The officer discovered the driver was highly intoxicated in his vehicle, with the door open, and was unable to care for himself. The 28-year-old male from Ontario was arrested for Public Intoxication and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
At approximately 2:59 p.m., an officer responded to JC Penney at the Westfield Shopping Town, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a commercial burglary report. Surveillance footage revealed the suspect concealed numerous items of merchandise in her purse and shopping bag before exiting the store, failing to make payment. The 29-year-old female from Los Angeles was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
At about 1:11 a.m., an officer responded to Extended Stay America, 401 East Santa Clara Street, regarding a vandalism report. The officer determined unknown suspect(s) shattered the front glass door. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.
At approximately 4:02 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 000 block of Genoa Street regarding a package theft report. Surveillance footage revealed an unidentified male suspect stole the victim’s package from his porch. The investigation is ongoing.
Around 10:38 a.m., an officer responded to the 1100 block of South Baldwin Avenue regarding a grand theft report. The officer discovered an unknown suspect broke into the electrical panel and stole all of the breakers. The total loss was estimated at over $7,000. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.
Just after 9:47 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 000 block of West Huntington Drive for having expired registration. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed a small bag of marijuana. A records check of the passenger revealed the 17-year-old female had been reported missing out of Altadena. She was reunited with her father. The driver, an 18-year-old male from Pasadena, was cited and released in the field.
Shortly after 3:52 a.m., an officer conducted a records check on a vehicle in the area of Santa Anita Avenue and Duarte Road, and discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop however the vehicle fled. After a short pursuit, the vehicle stopped and all three occupants were detained. The driver, a 26-year-old female from Apple Valley, was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. The two passengers were released without incident.
Around 11 a.m., an officer responded to Arcadia High School, 180 Campus Drive, regarding a student in possession of marijuana. The officer determined the 15-year-old male from Arcadia was in possession of marijuana and a smoking pipe. He was cited and released to his mother.
At approximately 8:26 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Huntington Drive and Sunset Boulevard for making an illegal U-turn. Upon contacting the driver, the officer discovered the 51-year-old male from Rosemead was driving with a suspended license. He was cited and released in the field. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
Around 12:39 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a theft report. The reporting party stated he was the general contractor for a residence that is under construction and noticed the security system was stolen sometime during the month of July. Monrovia Police Department recently arrested a 36-year-old male from Monrovia who was in possession of the stolen security equipment. The property was returned to the victim.
Friday, October 2:
At approximately 8:23 p.m., an officer conducted a records check on a vehicle in the area of Baldwin Avenue and Huntington Drive and discovered the vehicle displayed a fraudulent registration sticker. The driver, a 54-year-old female from Arcadia, stated she knowingly placed the forged sticker on her vehicle. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Just after 9:40 p.m., an officer responded to the 200 block of East Huntington Drive regarding a robbery report. An investigation revealed two unknown suspects attempted to rob three female victims of their purses. A struggle ensued but the victims were able to maintain control of their items. The suspects fled in a four-door sedan. The investigation is ongoing.
Around 10:22 a.m., an officer initiated consensual contact with a subject in front of Ralph’s Grocery Store, 1101 West Huntington Drive. Upon contacting the subject, the officer noticed an open container of alcohol located in the subject’s bag. The 48-year-old male from Monrovia was cited and released in the field.
Just before 7:11 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Clark Avenue and Peck Road for having expired registration. Upon contacting the driver, the officer discovered the 34-year-old male from El Monte was driving with an expired license. He was cited and released in the field. His vehicle was left legally parked.