For the period of Sunday, May 7th, through Saturday, May 13th, the Police Department responded to 1,006 calls for service, of which 122 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Sunday, May 7:
1. Shortly before 10:33 p.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle on Sierra Madre Boulevard, just west of North Canon Avenue in Sierra Madre, for having suspended registration. A records check of the occupants revealed the driver, a 36-year-old male from La Crescenta, was driving without a license and the passenger, a 53-year-old male from Van Nuys, had two outstanding felony warrants and provided the officer with a false name. An investigation revealed the vehicle was stolen and the passenger was in possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Monday, May 8:
2. At approximately 2:16 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Camino Real Avenue and Baldwin Avenue for speeding. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the driver. Through a series of tests, the officer determined the 20-year-old male from Temple City was driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and had a blood alcohol content of .137%. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
- Just after 7:25 a.m., an officer responded to the 1000 block of Don Robles Street regarding a vehicle burglary report. The officer discovered an unknown suspect broke the passenger window of the vehicle and stole the vehicle registration. Surveillance footage revealed an unknown suspect exited a light-colored Ford Mustang and committed the burglary. The investigation is ongoing.
- Around 8:29 a.m., an officer responded to Souplantation, 301 East Huntington Drive, regarding a commercial burglary report. The officer discovered unknown suspects attempted to burglarize the business by cutting a hole through a wall of the restaurant’s utility room. The investigation is ongoing.
- Around 4:09 p.m., an officer responded to REI, 214 North Santa Anita Avenue, regarding a grand theft report. Surveillance footage revealed two suspects entered the store, selected at least four backpacks, and fled through the emergency exit to an awaiting vehicle.
The suspects are described as a white male, early 40’s, thin build, approximately 5’9” with many tattoos and a white male, 20 to 30-years-old, approximately 5’9”, with an average build. They fled in a tan 4-door sedan. The investigation is ongoing.
Tuesday, May 9:
- Just before 11:50 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 900 block of Paloma Drive regarding a commercial burglary report. An investigation revealed an unknown suspect stole a generator from a storage shed in the backyard sometime between December 2016 and March 2017. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.
- Shortly after 9:11 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 500 block of East Lemon Avenue regarding a burglary report. Surveillance footage revealed three suspects smashed a rear window, entered the residence, and fled empty-handed.
The suspects were seen driving away in a dark-colored 4-door sedan with dark-colored paper plates. The investigation is ongoing.
Wednesday, May 10:
8. At about 8:20 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of East Haven Avenue regarding a theft from vehicle report. The officer discovered an unknown suspect entered the unlocked vehicle, stole an insurance card and vehicle registration, and fled undetected. No witnesses were located.
9. At approximately 1:34 p.m., an officer responded to the 600 block of Vaquero 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 28-year-old female from Rosemead and a 29-year-old female from Monterey Park had the stolen package, property, and tracking device in their vehicle. The 28-year- old was also in possession of stolen credit cards and methamphetamine. Both were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Thursday, May 11:
- Just before 6:39 p.m., officer responded to the area of San Antonio Road and Colorado Boulevard regarding an activation of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker. The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop but the suspect fled and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit was terminated but the Pasadena Police Department airship continued to follow the suspect to an Edwards Cinema parking lot in South Gate where the suspect fled on foot into the theater. The suspect was located, arrested, and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. An investigation revealed the 27-year-old male from La Mirada was driving a stolen vehicle, had an outstanding felony warrant, and was in possession of methamphetamine, burglary tools, and stolen property.
- Around 8:44 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of Camino Real Avenue regarding a burglary report. Surveillance footage revealed three suspects smashed a rear window, ransacked the residence, and fled with cash and jewelry. The investigation is ongoing.
Friday, May 12:
12. At about 1:22 a.m., an officer responded to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a battery report. The officer discovered an altercation occurred between a boyfriend and girlfriend resulting in the male hitting the female victim in the back of the head and pulling her hair. Witnesses nearby intervened and punched the suspect. The witnesses fled by the time officers arrived. The boyfriend, a 30-year-old male from Covina, was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Saturday, May 13:
- Just before 10:57 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1100 block of Rancho Road regarding a vandalism report. The victim discovered his mailbox lock had been broken by an unknown suspect sometime during the previous evening. No suspects were seen, no witnesses were located, and no loss was reported.
- Shortly after 10:17 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Oakdale Lane regarding a burglary report. An investigation revealed unknown suspects smashed a rear glass door, ransacked the interior, and fled with a 5’ tall safe containing firearms, ammunition, and jewelry. The investigation is ongoing.