For the period of Sunday, April 2nd, through Saturday, April 8th, the Police Department responded to 1,079 calls for service, of which 154 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Sunday, April 2:
- Shortly before 11:27 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 900 block of West Huntington Drive regarding a vehicle burglary report. The officer concluded an unknown suspect smashed a rear window to the victim’s vehicle and stole a handgun, magazine, and diaper bag. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.
- Around 3:29 p.m., officers responded to the Santa Anita Race Track, 285 West Huntington Drive, regarding a battery report. An investigation revealed an argument escalated between the male suspect and male victim, resulting in the suspect punching the victim in the chest. The investigation is ongoing.
Monday, April 3:
3. At approximately 12:04 a.m., an officer responded to the area of 1400 South Baldwin Avenue regarding a robbery report. The victim stated he was approached by two suspects while withdrawing money from the ATM. The suspects demanded his wallet and after the victim complied, they fled to an awaiting vehicle.
The suspects are described as two black males, both 6’ tall, one with a mustache. They fled in a silver Hyundai Elantra. The investigation is ongoing.
4. Just after 7:06 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of East Wistaria Avenue regarding a vandalism report. A witness stated two suspects waited inside their vehicle while the third suspect approached the front door of the residence and shattered the front door window with an unknown object. The third suspect returned to the vehicle and all suspects fled westbound on Wistaria Avenue.
All three suspects were seen wearing half-face ski masks. The vehicle was a newer-model, black Toyota Camry. The investigation is ongoing.
Tuesday, April 4:
- Around 1:57 p.m., an officer responded to Sephora, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a commercial burglary report. The loss prevention specialist witnessed two suspects conceal nearly $1,000.00 worth of merchandise in their purses before they exited the store, failing to make payment.Both suspects are described as black females in their late 20’s, long brown hair, both approximately 5’4” tall. They fled in a white Chevrolet Malibu registered to a female from the City of Fresno. The investigation is ongoing.
- Just before 11:55 p.m., an officer responded to Chevron, 11 East Live Oak Avenue, regarding a robbery report. The officer discovered a disagreement occurred between the clerk and the suspect over the price of a cup of coffee the suspect was attempting to purchase. The suspect then fled without paying. The clerk confronted the suspect, at which time, the suspect punched the clerk. The 22-year-old female transient from Arcadia was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Arcadia Fire responded and evaluated the victim.
Wednesday, April 5:
- Shortly after 1:25 a.m., an officer responded to the intersection of Golden West Avenue and Huntington Drive regarding a vehicle burglary in progress. A containment was established and both suspects were located. An investigation revealed a 25-year-old male from Los Angeles and a 25-year-old male from El Monte were witnessed breaking into parked vehicles and were in possession of stolen property, drugs, and a stolen vehicle. The male suspect from Los Angeles was on parole and the suspect from El Monte had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.
- At about 8:37 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of West Camino Real Avenue regarding a mail theft report. The officer discovered an unknown suspect damaged the victim’s mail box and stole the victim’s mail and packages. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.
Thursday, April 6:
- At approximately 4:22 p.m., an officer responded to 7-Eleven, 102 East Huntington Drive, regarding a subject causing a disturbance. The officer determined the suspect, a 54-year-old male from Azusa, was unable to care for himself and was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
- Around 11:45 p.m., an officer responded to the 300 blocks West Norman Avenue regarding a robbery that had just occurred. The victim stated three suspects approached him inside his garage, displayed a handgun, and demanded his property. The victim complied and gave the suspects his bag containing cash and a passport. All suspect fled to a nearby vehicle.The suspects are described as three black males. Two were roughly 6” tall, both wearing track suits. They fled in a light colored vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.
Friday, April 7:
- At about 11:36 a.m., an officer responded to Nordstrom, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a grand theft report. Surveillance footage revealed the unidentified suspect stole $1,700.00 worth of men’s cologne before exiting the store, failing to make payment. He fled in a silver Toyota Prius. The investigation is ongoing.
- Just before 12:58 p.m., an officer responded to the 500 block of East Lemon Avenue regarding a suspicious subject. Additional officers responded and located the subject behind the wheel of a nearby vehicle. The officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the subject’s person. Through a series of tests, the officers concluded the 45-year-old male from North Hollywood was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Saturday, April 8:
- Shortly after 12:17 a.m., an officer responded to 400 South Baldwin Avenue regarding a stolen vehicle report. Sometime between April 7th at 5:30 p.m. and the time of the report, and unknown suspect stole the victim’s 1997 Honda Civic. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.
- At around 7:52 a.m., an officer responded to the 200 block of West Duarte Road regarding an activation of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker. Arcadia PD detectives had previously deployed decoy packages containing bait property and tracking devices to combat the increase in package thefts from residential areas. An investigation revealed a 48-year-old male from Duarte had the stolen package, property, and tracking device in his vehicle. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.