For the period of Sunday, December 20, through Saturday, December 26, the Police Department responded to 859 calls for service of which 142 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Sunday, December 20:
1. Around 1:55 a.m., an automated license plate reader alerted officers to a stolen vehicle parked at 60 East Huntington. Two female occupants, a 27-year-old African-American and a 22-year-old Hispanic, were taken into custody for vehicle theft.
2. An auto burglary occurred in the 300 block of South First between 5:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) shattered a car window and stole the victim’s wallet. The suspect(s) then used the credit cards and debit cards in the wallet to make about $2,300 in unauthorized purchases.
Monday, December 21:
3. A victim came to the station around 10:52 a.m. to file an identity theft report. Between June 8 and December 21, unknown suspect(s) obtained the victim’s checking account information by unknown means and charged $970 on the PayPal website.
4. Shortly after 10:00 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Stanford in reference to a domestic violence incident and were informed that the husband had left the scene. Investigation revealed that the couple got into an argument and the husband choked his wife. The 45-year-old male Caucasian suspect later returned to the residence and was arrested for inflicting corporal injury to spouse.
Tuesday, December 22:
5. A commercial burglary occurred at Zales located at Westfield mall around 10:33 a.m. on December 21. A male African-American suspect asked to see several diamond rings and it was later discovered that he had exchanged one of the rings with a fake one. The reported loss was about $3,000.
6. A manager at American Apparel detained a 17-year-old female Asian for theft. The suspect took merchandise into a fitting room, removed tags with a knife, and concealed the items in her purse. A private person’s arrest was made, and the juvenile was taken into custody for commercial burglary. She was later cited and released to her father.
Wednesday, December 23:
7. A traffic stop was made at 1003 South Baldwin around 1:53 a.m. for excessive speed. A 24-year-old male Caucasian driver was contacted and it was determined that he was operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and was arrested.
8. Between 10:00 a.m. on December 22 and 11:00 a.m. on December 23, a residential burglary occurred in the 400 block of West Longden. Unknown suspect(s) made forced entry into the home via a rear door and ransacked rooms. It is unknown at this time what property was taken.
Thursday, December 24:
9. A robbery occurred in the 500 block of East Live Oak around 4:23 p.m. A male Hispanic suspect, in his 20’s, confronted a victim and demanded property while he held onto the victim’s arm. The victim was able to run away, but the suspect caught up and tripped him. The suspect then brandished a handgun and took the victim’s cell phone.
10 A commercial burglary occurred in the 100 block of East Santa Clara between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) broke into a vacant unit, smashed a hole in the drywall to enter an adjacent office, and rummaged through the location. The suspect(s) set off the alarm and fled the scene.
Friday, December 25:
11. Units were dispatched to the 700 block of West Val around 10:30 a.m. in reference to a spousal battery. During an argument the suspect pushed, choked, and struck his wife. A 39-year-old male Asian was arrested for battery since he was the predominant physical aggressor, but additional filing consideration against the wife has been requested since she also tried to choke her husband.
12. Around 12:19 p.m., a victim came to the station to file a fraud report. She received an email from Experian indicating that a Sears credit card account was opened using her personal information and made over $2,270 in unauthorized purchases.
Saturday, December 26:
13. A robbery occurred at Wireless 101, located at 101 East Huntington, around 5:45 p.m. A male Hispanic took a cell phone, battery, and charger and a female employee tried to stop him by grabbing onto his hood. The suspect then struck the employee in the face and fled the scene with the stolen property.
14. Two vehicle thefts were reported at Westfield mall; a 1990 gray Honda Accord was stolen between 7:35 a.m. and 6:15 p.m., and a 1995 white Honda Accord was stolen between 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (The white Honda was recovered at Colorado and Santa Anita on December 27.)