For the period of Sunday, April 30th, through Saturday, May 6th, the Police Department responded to 1,066 calls for service, of which 121 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Sunday, April 30:
- Shortly before 11:34 a.m., an officer responded to 7-Eleven, 102 East Huntington Drive, regarding a robbery report. The officer discovered the suspect, who visits the store regularly, concealed merchandise, and exited the store, failing to make payment. On this occasion, an employee blocked the suspects exit path causing the suspect to push the clerk out of his way. The suspect then fled with the stolen property. Officers identified, located, and arrested the 58-year-old male transient of Arcadia and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
- Around 11:31 p.m., an officer responded to an office complex in the 300 block of North Santa Anita Avenue regarding a commercial burglary report. An investigation revealed an unknown suspect kicked in the door to two offices in the complex and fled undetected with a laptop. The investigation is ongoing.
Monday, May 1:
3. At approximately 8:06 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 500 block of Los Altos Avenue regarding a vehicle burglary report. The officer determined an unknown suspect entered the unlocked vehicle and stole tennis equipment, the victim’s vehicle registration, and an article of clothing. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.
4. Just after 9:39 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 2400 block of South Sixth Avenue regarding a burglary report. An investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) shattered a rear bedroom window, ransacked the residence, and fled with a guitar, suitcase, and a cellphone. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.
Tuesday, May 2:
- Around 12:04 p.m., an officer responded to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding the activation of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker attached to a bicycle. Officers located a 37-year-old male from Los Angeles in possession of the stolen bicycle. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
- Just before 5:09 p.m., an officer responded to the front counter of the Arcadia Police Department regarding a threat report. The victim stated she received threatening text messages from her boyfriend’s wife. The suspect is a 29-year-old female from Bradbury. The investigation is ongoing.
Wednesday, May 3:
- Shortly after 3:17 a.m., an officer responded to the 500 block of West Huntington Drive regarding suspicious suspects loitering in the area. A witness stated three suspects were seen opening a mailbox before walking to their vehicle with mail in their hands.
Suspect 1 is described as a heavy set Hispanic female in her 20’s. The other two suspects are described as having thick Spanish accents. The investigation is ongoing.
- At about 6:29 a.m., officers responded to AU 79 Tea House, 815 West Naomi Avenue, regarding a burglary alarm activation. An investigation revealed Arcadia Fire responded to a fire at the business and tripped the alarm. The fire spread to a secondary business, The Barn, before it was extinguished. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Arcadia Fire Department.
Thursday, May 4:
9. At approximately 8:31 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 2300 block of Ivyland Avenue regarding a fraud report. The officer discovered an unknown suspect charged 20 fraudulent transactions, each for $50.00, to MailChimp.com on April 5th to the victim’s Sam’s Club credit card. The victim does not know how the suspect obtained her personal information as she maintained possession of the credit card. The investigation is ongoing.
- Around 12:44 p.m., an officer responded to the intersection of California Avenue and Longden Avenue regarding the activation of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracking device. An investigation revealed a 37-year-old male from Los Angeles and a 32-year-old female from Arcadia were in possession of the stolen package, tracking device, and property. Both suspects were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
- At about 8:28 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 400 block of Stanford Drive regarding a suspicious circumstances report. The reporting party stated his address on the curb had been scraped off and the suspect(s) left behind a metal scraper. The reporting party did not witness the incident; however, during the time the crime occurred, he saw a white or tan, late model 4-door vehicle parked in front of his residence occupied by a male driver, possibly Hispanic, and a passenger with long hair. The investigation is ongoing.
Friday, May 5:
- Just before 9:26 a.m., an officer responded to LA Fitness, 1325 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a commercial burglary report. The officer discovered an unknown suspect broke into two secured lockers in the men’s locker room and fled with both victims’ phones and cash. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.
- Shortly after 3:13 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 600 block of Gloria Road regarding a burglary report. An investigation revealed unknown suspects smashed a bedroom window, ransacked the bedroom, and fled undetected. The loss is unknown at the time of this report and the investigation is ongoing.
- At about 9:33 p.m., an officer was informed of a nearby stolen vehicle that the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department was in search of. The officer located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop in the area of Santa Anita Avenue and Lower Azusa Road. A 29- year-old male from Azusa was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. He also had an outstanding felony no-bail warrant.