For the period of Sunday, February 12th, through Saturday, February 18th, the Police Department responded to 979 calls for service of which 118 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Sunday, February 12:
A victim of identity theft filed an online report at 7:34 a.m. regarding a fraudulent purchase of a DELL laptop. The victim discovered unknown suspect(s) obtained her American Express credit card information when a DELL representative called her to confirm the delivery address for the shipment. The victim cancelled the order and closed the account.
At approximately 6:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to Nordstrom at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to two female adults in custody for theft. The suspects concealed merchandise inside their purses and a used JC Penney shopping bag while they were inside the fitting rooms. An investigation revealed the suspects also stole from Macy’s, Old Navy, Sidecca, Victoria’s Secret and JC Penney. The two 19-year-old Black females were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Monday, February 13:
Around 11:23 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a fraud report. The victim received a phone call from an unknown male subject who explained he was a multi-million dollar winner. The victim received checks from the subject who agreed to pay for the taxes on the winnings. The victim was instructed to send the money to an unknown subject in Michigan. After the victim completed the transactions, the checks were returned to his bank and he realized it was a scam.
Shortly after 4:00 p.m., an officer responded to Baldwin Stocker Elementary School, 422 West Lemon Avenue, in reference to a burglary investigation. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a trailer located in the school’s construction area. The officer determined the suspect(s) pried open the sliding glass window. The total loss was unknown at the time of the report.
Tuesday, February 14:
At about 8:30 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 000 block of Christina Street regarding a burglary report. Unknown suspect(s) ransacked the victim’s garage and stole multiple items. The officer determined the suspect(s) removed the padlock on the door and fled undetected.
At approximately 3:52 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter in regards to a fraud report. The victim visited a bank in Pasadena to open a checking account and was informed that her social security number was attached to an existing account. The victim had no idea who was using her personal information. She is desirous of prosecution.
Wednesday, February 15:
Around 3:39 a.m., an officer responded to the 000 block of Fairview Avenue regarding a call about a suspicious male subject wearing no shirt, knocking on residents’ doors. The officer located the subject and determined he was unable to care for himself due to intoxication. The 24-year-old Chinese male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
At approximately 2:51 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Sephora at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in reference to an adult female in custody for theft. The suspect concealed merchandise in a used shopping bag and exited the store without making payment. An investigation revealed the 18-year-old Chinese female also stole from Gilly Hicks. She was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Thursday, February 16:
At about 6:04 a.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of West Duarte Road regarding a stolen vehicle report. The victim left his vehicle running to the front of his residence while he waited for it to warm up. When he returned from inside his residence, he discovered it was gone. No one saw or heard anything suspicious.
Shortly after 4:28 p.m., a sales associate at Victoria’s Secret at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, reported a commercial burglary. Video surveillance revealed two male adult suspects concealed bras and underwear inside a used Abercrombie and Fitch shopping bag, and exited the store without making payment. Suspect one is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 30-years-old, 6’0″ tall, of medium build, wearing a long sleeve green sweater and blue jeans. Suspect two is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 30-year-old, 5’6″ tall, 200 lbs., wearing a gray sports shirt with a stripe down the sleeves and light blue jeans.
Friday, February 17:
At approximately 10:07 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Wells Fargo Bank, 211 East Foothill Boulevard, regarding a theft investigation. A bank teller took money from his register and concealed it inside his pants pocket. After being confronted as to why his register did not balance, the 21-year-old Filipino male admitted to the theft. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
At about 11:49 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a fraud report. The victim discovered unknown suspect(s) charged thousands of dollars to her Mastercard and Visa credit cards. Through investigation, the victim learned the suspect(s) also opened an American Express credit card in her name and had her mail forwarded to a different address without her knowledge. The victim is desirous of prosecution.
Saturday, February 18:
At roughly 9:56 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a battery that just occurred. Two customers waiting in line for the release of new tennis shoes became upset when a male subject cut in line in front of them. After the customers yelled at him to get in the back of the line, the subject cursed at them and spit in both their faces. The 18-year-old Hispanic male was arrested for Battery and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Shortly after 5:15 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a silver Ford Fusion on Santa Anita Avenue at St. Joseph Street for a broken tail light. A record check revealed the driver was never issued a license and had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The 32-year-old Hispanic male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.