3 more Arcadia marijuana homes found

MJ Grow 1500297 4 Woodruff

Three more homes in Arcadia were found to each be growing hundreds of marijuana plants Thursday, Jan. 22. The residences being used for illegal drug cultivation this time were in the 1800 block of South Baldwin Avenue and in the 300 block of West Woodruff Avenue, and the 2700 block of Gilpin Way. Three males and a female have been arrested and booked at the Arcadia City Jail on felony charges of cultivation of marijuana with a bail of … [Read more...]

Multi-car wreck; woman face-down in spa


The following is the weekly activity summary report of the Arcadia Fire Department from Jan. 4 - Jan. 10. Sadly, the patient referred to in the call at 1:04 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, resulted in her death two days later. The obituary can be found here. … [Read more...]

Carmine’s robbed at gunpoint


A robber using a gun against three employees of Carmine's Italian Restaurant at 311 E. Live Oak Avenue got away with $6,000 shortly after midnight this Sunday morning, Jan. 11, 2015. It's the second time in less than a week that employees of restaurant in Arcadia have been held up by a masked gunman, following a robbery at Coco’s Bakery Restaurant, 1150 W. Colorado St. of a similar nature late Sunday night, Jan. 4. Arcadia Police Lieutenant Tom … [Read more...]

Coco’s robbed at gunpoint

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Two employees of Coco’s Bakery Restaurant, 1150 W. Colorado St., were locked in a freezer and robbed at gunpoint by a masked suspect after closing hours late Sunday, Jan. 4. The suspect, still at large, got away with a backpack full of cash. Arcadia Police report that a man wearing a mask covering part of his face approached an employee near a dumpster behind the eatery at about 10:10 p.m. and pointed a handgun at him. The gunman then entered … [Read more...]

Crime report: 30-foot tree missing

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Arcadia Police Department Weekly Activity Report December 21 to December 27, 2014 Calls for Service / Formal Investigations 881 / 111 Total Year to Date for 2014 52,436 / 6,327 For the period of Sunday, December 21st, through Saturday, December 27th, the Police Department responded to 881 calls for service of which 111 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department … [Read more...]

Police chase Sport Chalet robbers

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Two young adult men from Pasadena tried to steal sports clothing from Sport Chalet at the Westfield Santa Anita mall early this Sunday afternoon, Jan. 4. Arcadia Police officers caught and arrested them but not until they chased them from the store to the parking lot, where an officer was punched by one of the suspects and threatened with pepper spray. Th pursuit then continued by car to Pasadena. The following is the police report issued this … [Read more...]

Tays host successful Neighborhood Watch


More than 60 neighbors responded to Sherry Tay's hand-delivered and e-mail invitations to participate in a block party on the front lawn and driveway of her home. The party also served the dual purpose of being a Neighborhood Watch program coordinated by the Arcadia Police Department's Community Service Officer Mike Vercillo. Although Sherry and her husband, Council Member Sho Tay, know many of the people on their street, most of the … [Read more...]