During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 523 service events, resulting in 106 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events:
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
On May 9 at 2:03 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle fail to stop for a flashing red at Ivy and Foothill and stopped the driver. During the investigation, it was determined the driver was under the influence and was arrested.
Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
On May 9 at 3 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of East Pomona regarding a traffic collision. During the investigation, the driver was determined to be under the influence of alcohol and prescription medication. The driver was arrested.
On May 10 at 10:45 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a hospital where he contacted the victim of an assault. The male subject had a broken nose as a result of a fight which he said occurred in Monrovia. The subject told him he had been at a party in Monrovia on Almond on Saturday night. He said he got into a mutual fight with another subject. On Monday, he went to the hospital because he was having difficulty breathing. The subject was uncooperative and stated he did not want anything done. He refused to make a report and would not sign a refusal to prosecute.
Gang Injunction / Warrant Arrests
On May 11 at 3:03 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 300 block of West Huntington. Three male subjects in a white Nissan were reportedly drinking and urinating in the parking lot. When officers arrived, one of the subjects was recognized as a gang member who has been served with the gang injunction. Another subject, a gang member who had not been served with the injunction, was arrested for a warrant. The third subject, who is an adult now, had a juvenile, no-bail warrant. All three subjects were arrested and taken into custody.
For the period of Sunday, May 9, through Saturday, May 15, the Police Department responded to 978 calls for service of which 134 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Sunday, May 9:
1. Units responded to 214 North Santa Anita around 6:14 a.m. in reference to a robbery that just occurred. Two male Hispanic suspects, in their 20’s, approached three male victims in the REI parking lot. The victims were punched by one suspect and the second suspect brandished a knife and demanded money. The suspects took cash and a wallet and fled on foot. An area check was conducted and the suspects were later apprehended and taken into custody.
2. Around 6:28 p.m., officers were called to the 800 block of West Huntington regarding a disturbance. Investigation revealed that during an argument with an ex-boyfriend, the victim was threatened with a knife. The 27-year-old Caucasian suspect then stole the victim’s cell phone and fled the residence. An area search was conducted, but the suspect was not located.
Monday, May 10:
3. A robbery occurred at the 7-Eleven store located at 1003 South Baldwin around 2:50 a.m. A male African-American, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, threatened the store clerk by showing him a gun tucked in the waistband. The suspect took cash from the register and fled the scene.
4. Shortly before 5:00 p.m., a traffic stop was conducted in the 300 block of West Huntington for an equipment violation. Four occupants were contacted and record checks indicated that a 29-year-old female Hispanic passenger had 3 outstanding warrants totaling almost $50,000. A search of her purse incident to arrest revealed a baggie of leafy substance resembling marijuana. She was taken into custody without incident.
Tuesday, May 11:
5. An auto burglary occurred in the 300 block of West Huntington between 7:15 a.m. and 7:29 a.m. Unknown suspect(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and stole a laptop computer and GPS unit for a reported loss of $1,550.
6. Around 9:00 a.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 1600 block of South Tenth. A neighbor observed a male Hispanic suspect, in his 20’s, leave the scene on foot. Investigation revealed that the front door was forced open, rooms ransacked, and expensive jewelry and watches were stolen.
Wednesday, May 12:
7. Three DUI arrests were made on this date. A 31-year-old female Hispanic driver was taken into custody around 1:27 a.m. at Huntington and Holly; a 61-year-old female Caucasian driver was arrested about 2:28 a.m. at Colorado and Santa Maria; a 55-year-old male Hispanic was arrested around 9:25 p.m. at Highland and Foothill.
8. Between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 1700 block of South Third. Unknown suspect(s) broke a front door window to gain access into the house. The suspect(s) then stole Rolex watches, gaming station, digital camera, and cash.
Thursday, May 13:
9. An enforcement stop was conducted on a bicyclist riding on the public sidewalk in the 00 block of East Foothill at 7:51 a.m. The 19-year-old male Hispanic was arrested for a $35,000 outstanding warrant and possession of marijuana.
10. Around 1:36 p.m., units responded to StorAmerica, 5630 Peck, regarding a commercial burglary that took place between April 5 and April 24. Unknown suspect(s) cut the padlock from the victim’s storage unit and stole a variety of jewelry and pocket knives for a reported loss of $3,000.
Friday, May 14:
11. A residential burglary occurred around noon in the 600 block of Arbolada. An Anokia Estates security guard heard an audible alarm and later saw a male African-American, 30’s, 5’9″, 180 pounds, jump from a backyard and fled onto Baldwin. A side door to the home was forced open and some closet doors and drawers were found open. The suspect was not located during an area search, and it is unknown at this time if any property was taken.
12. Around 9:41 p.m., dispatch received a call regarding several subjects possibly removing parts from a stolen Honda vehicle. Units responded to the 11600 block of Clark and found the front seats, speakers, and radio were missing from the vehicle. Officers later discovered the stolen front electric seats near a camper, and a 40-year-old male Caucasian was contacted. He indicated that he lived in the camper at the location but did not know how the seats got there. The stolen speakers and radio were found inside the camper, along with glass-smoking pipes and multiple baggies of a white crystalline substance resembling methamphetamine. The man was taken into custody for receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, and outstanding misdemeanor warrants.
Saturday, May 15:
13. Units responded to the County Park around 11:17 a.m. in reference to suspicious persons by a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, officers observed two men in the stolen vehicle and a high risk traffic stop was made at Huntington and Santa Anita. A 43-year-old Hispanic was arrested for vehicle theft and for a $5000 outstanding warrant; a 48-year-old Hispanic was arrested for vehicle theft, false identification to peace officer, and a no bail warrant from the U.S. Marshals Service.
14. Loss prevention personnel from Macy’s advised that they had detained a woman for theft around 9:50 p.m. The suspect selected clothing items and a frying pan, hid them in a shopping bag, and left the store without making payment. A private person’s arrest was made, and a 49-year-old Vietnamese was taken into custody for grand theft.
Sierra Madre PD
During the week of Sunday, May 9th, to Saturday May 15th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 233 calls for service.
Saturday, May 15th:
9:09 AM- Petty Theft, 200 block East Alegria Ave. A resident reported a four foot tall Asian statue was stolen from her backyard. The crime occurred between 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 14, 2010 and 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 15, 2010. The statue was valued at $300.00.
1:54 PM – Theft from an Unlocked Vehicle, 611 East Sierra Madre Blvd. A wallet was stolen from an unlocked car parked at Sierra Vista Park. The crime occurred between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Saturday, 5/15/2010. The wallet was valued at $40.00. Pasadena police officers found the wallet and its contents strewn across the westbound lanes of Sierra Madre Blvd. west of Michillinda Ave.