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...]

Video of Fire fighter Herdman memorial

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The following video highlights of less than 2-minutes from the July 9, 2014 celebration of life for fallen Arcadia Fire Fighter/Paramedic Michael Phillip Herdman is set to the song that was sung during the service by Fire Administrative Specialist/Public Information Officer Beth E. Stogner. Fire Chief Kurt Norwood was one of several speakers at the service attended by hundreds of fire firefighters from the region, as well as police officers, … [Read more...]

Home burglaries, mall thefts June 22-28

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Arcadia Police Department Weekly Activity Report June 22 to June 28 Calls for Service / Formal Investigations 1,026 / 108 Total Year to Date for 2014 26,250 / 3,233 For the period of Sunday, June 22nd, through Saturday, June 28th, the Police Department responded to 1,026 calls for service of which 108 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this … [Read more...]

Fire fighter memorial July 9

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A memorial service has been scheduled for fire fighter Michael Herdman, whose body was found June 27 after he became lost on a hike nearly two weeks earlier. The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center on the campus of the Arcadia High School. The following street closures will be in place on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 due to a memorial service at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center: … [Read more...]

Fire fighter fundraiser

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Fire Family Foundation has established a fund for Arcadia firefighter and paramedic Mike Herdman who, after missing for 14 days in the Los Padres National Forest, was found dead June 27. The fund will support the family he left behind, wife Bridget Herdman and their 6 ½ -year-old daughter Sienna. “Thank you for setting this up…I don’t know what Sienna and I would do without all of the…support,” says Bridget. “We all love Mike’s big smile and … [Read more...]

Lost fire fighter body found

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Lost firefighter/paramedic Michael Herdman’s body was found and recovered this morning, Friday, June 27. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department found Herdman in rugged terrain approximately 1200 feet above the Sespe River outside of Fillmore, Ca., according to a statement late Friday from the Arcadia Fire Department. "We're glad that he was found, but at the same time we're sad that we lost a family member," said Arcadia Fire Chief Kurt … [Read more...]