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Police Arrest ‘Tire Toe’ Thief in Arcadia for Defrauding Elderly Victims
Crime

Police Arrest ‘Tire Toe’ Thief in Arcadia for Defrauding Elderly Victims

Pasadena Police Financial Crime Detectives arrested 57-year-old Richard Solis for elder abuse and financial crimes on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at about 7:45 p.m. in the city of Arcadia. Detective Victor Cass had been working a months-long investigation into the suspect’s unique fraud scheme targeting elderly victims in Pasadena, South Pasadena, and Arcadia. Cass dubbed…

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Nov. 3 – Nov. 9
Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Nov. 3 – Nov. 9

Nov. 3 Shortly before 9:11 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department regarding a grand theft report that happened at the Santa Anita Race Track, 285 W. Huntington Drive, during the previous evening. The victim believes her cellphone, case, and driver’s license were stolen from her wallet sometime while attending the horse races….

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Oct. 27 – Nov. 2
Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Oct. 27 – Nov. 2

Oct. 27 Shortly before 3:58 a.m., an officer responded to the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Monte Vista Road regarding a traffic collision between a vehicle and a tree. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from her person. Through a series of tests, the officer determined the suspect…

Arcadia Man Funneled Money From Foreign Entities and Individuals to Influence U.S. Elections
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Arcadia Man Funneled Money From Foreign Entities and Individuals to Influence U.S. Elections

Federal prosecutors Wednesday filed a criminal case charging Imaad Shah Zuberi, a Southern California campaign fundraiser, with falsifying records to conceal his work as a foreign agent while lobbying high-level U.S. government officials. The criminal charges allege that Zuberi engaged in lobbying efforts that earned him millions of dollars, much of which was pilfered from…

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Oct. 13 – Oct. 19
Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Oct. 13 – Oct. 19

Oct. 13 Shortly before 5:39 a.m., an officer responded to the 00 block of Bonita Street regarding a vandalism report. A witness saw three suspects smash the windows of two different vehicles. The suspects, described as Hispanic males, fled in a grey or blue Honda Accord. The investigation is ongoing. At approximately 9:20 a.m., an…

Man Charged With Kidnapping, Beating Ex-Girlfriend in Arcadia
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Man Charged With Kidnapping, Beating Ex-Girlfriend in Arcadia

An Arcadia man has been charged with beating the mother of his two children when she visited his home last month and then preventing her from escaping, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Robert Michael Mendez faces one count each of kidnapping and criminal threats and three counts of injuring a girlfriend…

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Sept. 29 – Oct. 5
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Arcadia Crime Blotters: Sept. 29 – Oct. 5

Sept. 29 Shortly before 9:06 p.m., an officer responded to the 00 block of Campus Drive regarding a drunken person asleep in the area. The officer located the suspect, determined he was unable to care for himself due to being intoxicated, and the 50-year-old male from Azusa was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City…

Pasadena and Arcadia Doctors Settle in Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Case
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Pasadena and Arcadia Doctors Settle in Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Case

A Southern California-based ophthalmology group, its former CEO and several of its physicians have paid the United States and California $6.65 million to settle False Claims Act allegations that they defrauded public health care programs by billing for unnecessary eye exams, improperly waiving Medicare co-payments, and violating other regulations, the Justice Department announced Friday. Retina…

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Sept. 25 – Sept. 28
Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Sept. 25 – Sept. 28

Sept. 22 Shortly before 12:56 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Colorado Boulevard and Old Ranch Road for not having the headlights on. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the vehicle. Through a series of tests, the officer determined…

Attempted Murder and Kidnapping Arrest in Arcadia
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Attempted Murder and Kidnapping Arrest in Arcadia

On Monday at approximately 2 p.m., the Arcadia Police Department received a video link to a doorbell camera which captured video of an adult female being dragged and severely assaulted by a male suspect, in the area of Santa Anita and Camino Real avenues. Information provided along with the video suggested that the incident took…

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