Mother leaves child in car while in mall

Arcadia Police Department Weekly Activity Report February 10 to February 16

Calls for Service / Formal Investigations
           899               /                98
Total Year to Date for 2013
5,995            /                760

For the period of Sunday, February 10th, through Saturday, February 16th, the Police Department responded to 899 calls for service of which 98 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, February 10:

  • At approximately 11:59 a.m., officers were dispatched to Extended Stay America, 401 E. Santa Clara Avenue, regarding a petty theft. Investigation revealed that a suspect stole a television from a hotel room. The suspect matched the description of a suspect possibly involved in a similar burglary the night before. There were no witnesses and no signs of the suspect(s) in the area.
  • At about 11:18 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a broken brake light on Huntington Drive and Santa Anita Avenue. Upon contact with the driver, the officer discovered the driver had a suspended license. A consensual search of the vehicle revealed the driver was in possession of methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia. The 32-year-old, Hispanic male was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Monday, February 11:

  • At approximately 4:10 p.m., officers responded to Macy’s at the Westfield Santa Anita mall, 400 S. Baldwin Avenue, regarding a female suspect in custody for theft. The suspect concealed several accessories inside two purses, and exited the store without paying for the items. The 41-year-old, Hispanic female was arrested for petty theft and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for processing.
  • At approximately 10:34 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Altern Street in regard to a residential burglary. Officers discovered the suspect(s) forced open a rear door, and entered the home. Further investigation revealed the bedrooms were ransacked, and jewelry was stolen. There were no surveillance cameras or witnesses.

Tuesday, February 12:

  • At approximately 11:50 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a broken brake light on 8th Avenue and Camino Grove. Investigation revealed the driver was unlicensed. The 24-year-old, Hispanic male was cited and released in the field.
  • At about 11:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to LA Fitness, 1325 S. Baldwin Avenue, in reference to theft. The male victim reported his iPhone had been stolen from his gym bag while he was using the basketball court. There were no surveillance cameras or witnesses.

Wednesday, February 13:

  • At about 12:07 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 900 block of S. Mayflower Avenue regarding possible fraudulent activity. Investigation revealed the victim’s son had stolen her debit card, and was in possession of narcotics and a glass pipe. The victim was not desirous of prosecution for the theft. The 32-year-old, White male was arrested for possession of methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia, and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
  • At approximately 2:46 p.m., officers responded to Westfield Santa Anita mall, 400 S. Baldwin Avenue, regarding a child found walking alone in the parking lot. Investigation revealed the child had been left alone in a vehicle, while the mother entered the mall to shop. The 30-year-old, Black female was arrested for child endangerment and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for processing. The child was subsequently released to the father.

Thursday, February 14:

  • At about 12:54 a.m., an officer made consensual contact with a subject driving in the Motel 6 parking lot, 225 Colorado Place. Upon contact with the driver, the officer noticed objective symptoms of intoxication. Further investigation revealed the driver was under the influence of a controlled substance, and was in possession of methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia. The 50-year-old, White male was subsequently arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
  • At about 2:09 p.m., an officer contacted a subject staggering in the area of Baldwin Avenue and Las Tunas Drive. Upon contact with the subject, the officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol on the subject’s breath, and noticed other objective symptoms of intoxication. The officer determined the 52-year-old, White male was unable to care for his safety, and arrested him for public intoxication.

Friday, February 15:

  • Shortly after 2:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of S. First Avenue in reference to a stolen vehicle. Investigation revealed the vehicle was stolen from the location between 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The vehicle was a gray, 2010 Ford F150, license plate number 42904E1. There were no surveillance cameras or witnesses.
  • At about 11:29 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Wigwam Avenue in regard to a residential burglary. Officers discovered the suspect(s) removed a rear window screen and entered through an unlocked window. Further investigation revealed all the rooms were ransacked, and jewelry, along with a television, were stolen. There were no surveillance cameras or witnesses.

Saturday, February 16:

  • Around 1:31 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a broken brake light on Baldwin Avenue at Duarte Road. Upon contact with the driver, officers detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from inside the vehicle. An investigation revealed the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The 36-year-old, Hispanic male was arrested for driving under the influence and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
  • At approximately 2:46 p.m., officers responded to Sephora at the Westfield Santa Anita mall, 400 S. Baldwin Avenue, regarding a male suspect in custody for theft. The suspect concealed several items of makeup in his pockets, and exited the store without paying. The 43-year-old, White male was arrested for commercial burglary and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for processing.

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