Armed home invasion while tenants home

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The Arcadia Police Department issued this report early this morning (Saturday, Aug. 16) about a home invasion late last night by armed intruders early this morning during which three of the victims in the home were ordered to lie face down on the floor at gunpoint before they made an escape by jumping through a screened second-story window onto the roof and then to the ground... Incident: Home Invasion Robbery Date/ Time: August 16, 2014 3:45 … [Read more...]

Dumpling bathroom purse thief at large

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A customer at Din Tai Fung reportedly had $8,000 in cash in her purse and accidentally left it in the women's room, where it was stolen by another woman who was previously seen eating lunch with a man. A security camera video (below) captured the female suspect leaving the women's room with the other woman's purse, as well as her lunch companion, both of which are at large and being sought by Arcadia Police [flashvideo … [Read more...]

Police safe summer campaign

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If you've the wrecked car in the median of Huntington Drive just west of the Holly Avenue intersection across from the main entrance to Santa Anita Park since last Thursday morning, you may be wondering why it is still sitting there. The Arcadia Police Department actually placed the car there in order to draw attention to a summer campign to warn drivers to drive safe and not under the influence of any alcohol or drugs. The police released … [Read more...]

150 firefighters at Peck Park blaze

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Those helicopters you may have heard late this afternoon / early evening were part of a massive effort involving 150 firefighters to put out a raidly-growing blaze at the Peck Road Conservation Park. Here is the report from the Arcadia Fire Department... Arcadia Firefighters responded at 3:35 p.m. today (Saturday, Aug. 9), to a reported brush fire in the 5400 Block of North Peck Road, Arcadia. Upon arrival, Arcadia Fire Battalion Chief Cody … [Read more...]

Night Out Against Crime Aug. 7

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This Thursday, Aug. 7, the Arcadia Police Department will be hosting its annual National Night Out Against Crime in conjunction with the weekly free Concerts in the Park on the lawn of City Hall. Along with “kiddie prints” and safety tips, there will be activities for both young and old. … [Read more...]

Woman stabs cross-dressing boyfriend

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Arcadia Police Department Weekly Activity Report July 6 to July 12 Calls for Service / Formal Investigations 908 / 141 Total Year to Date for 2014 28,173 / 3,505 For the period of Sunday, July 6th, through Saturday, July 12th, the Police Department responded to 908 calls for service of which 141 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this … [Read more...]

Mall thief flees topless in Mercedes

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Arcadia Police Department Weekly Activity Report June 29 - July 5, 2014 Calls for Service / Formal Investigations 1,015 / 131 Total Year to Date for 2014 27,265 / 3,364 For the period of Sunday, June 29th, through Saturday, July 5th, the Police Department responded to 1,015 calls for service of which 131 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this … [Read more...]

Man dies in car wreck near golf course

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The Arcadia Police Department reported Sunday (July 20, 2014) that a 24 year-old resident of Porter Ranch died in a car wreck early Sunday morning (Saturday night) near the Santa Anita Golf Course. According to a police report, at approximately 0231 hours Sunday, a solo vehicle traffic collision occurred in the area of Santa Anita Avenue and Campus Drive. The driver of the vehicle, a 24 year old male resident of Porter Ranch, was found … [Read more...]