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Arcadia Police Department Weekly Activity Report -Sunday, June 16, through Saturday, June 22

For the period of Sunday, June 16, through Saturday, June 22, the Police Department responded to 1,026 calls for service of which 104 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of some of the incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, June 16:

1. At 7:38 a.m., a male suspect entered Vons at 745 W. Naomi Avenue. He approached an employee and requested a pen. Upon receiving the pen, the employee observed the suspect writing a note claiming he had a gun and demanding $60.00. The suspect then attempted to hand the note to the employee. However, before the employee could take the note, the suspect became frightened, pulled back his hand, and left the store. The employee immediately contacted the Police Department and noticed the suspect entering the Starbucks next door. Inside Starbucks, the suspect handed the note to an employee who refused to comply with the demand for money. Subsequently, the suspect left Starbucks. As he exited, law enforcement officers arrived and took him into custody without incident.

Monday, June 17:

2. At 6:57 a.m., an officer was dispatched to 11633 Clark Street in response to a report of a recent cold commercial burglary. Upon investigation, it was determined that between June 15, 2024, at 1:30 a.m. and June 17, 2024, at 6:00 a.m., unidentified suspect(s) forced open the front door.

Although there is no alarm system in place, CCTV cameras are installed. The reporting party was unable to access the surveillance footage and has requested the video from their corporate office. The extent of the loss is currently unknown.

Tuesday, June 18:

3. At 4:30 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 300 block of West Naomi Avenue in response to a report of a recent residential burglary. Upon investigation, it was discovered that between 6:00 p.m. on June 17, 2024, and 1:00 p.m. on June 18, 2024, unknown suspect(s) broke a rear door and searched through the house. Although there was an alarm system, it was not activated. Despite the presence of CCTV cameras, the footage is unavailable as the residents are away until June 23, 2024. The suspect seemed to have attempted to open the door, prompting the officer to collect a DNA sample from the door handle as evidence. The extent of the loss is currently unknown.

4. At 12:10 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the front counter of the Police Department regarding a theft report at A Ming Seafood, located at 171 East Live Oak Avenue. The reporting party, who is the business owner's daughter, mentioned that her father had his cellphone and wallet stolen from the premises. The business owner was unaware of the theft when it happened. After watching CCTV footage, it was discovered that a Black male distracted the owner at the cash register while a Hispanic male took the items from the other side of the store. Although the parties did not enter the store together, they left in sync, leading to suspicions of collaboration. The total loss amounts to around $1,500. The business owner wishes to pursue legal action if the suspect(s) are identified.

Wednesday, June 19:

5. At 1:23 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the intersection of First Avenue and Duarte Road in response to reports of a vehicle swerving and moving slowly on the road. The officer located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. Upon investigation, it was discovered that the driver had bloodshot and watery eyes, along with a strong smell of alcohol coming from them. A Standardized Field Sobriety Test was conducted, but the driver struggled due to an existing neck injury. However, the driver agreed to a Preliminary Alcohol Screening Test, which revealed a blood alcohol level exceeding the legal limit. Subsequently, the driver was arrested for driving under the influence ("DUI") and was taken to USC Arcadia Hospital for medical clearance. A blood sample was collected as evidence. The driver was cited for DUI and released due to medical reasons.

6. At 4:30 a.m., officers were called to Kiyo Sushi, located at 815 West Naomi Avenue, Unit A, in response to an alarm. Upon investigation, it was discovered that two unidentified suspects broke into the lock box connected to the front door and acquired a key to access the business. Using the key, they entered the premises and took an iPad worth $500. Surveillance footage captured the suspects inside the establishment.

Thursday, June 20:

7. At 2:51 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of Santa Anita Avenue and Live Oak Avenue due to a FLOCK hit on a stolen 2011 Honda Civic. The vehicle was located at the intersection of Santa Anita Avenue and Camino Real Avenue. The vehicle yielded without incident, the female driver was taken into custody for Grand Theft Auto and the male passenger for outstanding warrants.

8. At 1:28 p.m., an officer responded to the 600 block of Old Ranch Road regarding a fraud case. A resident reported a fraud case where an imposter posing as a Citi Bank employee defrauded him of $8,700 from his business account. The imposter claimed there was fraudulent activity in the resident's business bank account and convinced him by providing personal information and verifying the last account charge. Subsequently, the resident unknowingly disclosed his personal details, leading the imposter to lock him out of his account. On 06/09/24, the resident realized he was defrauded when he discovered his calls were being redirected. Investigation revealed that the imposter had withdrawn $8,700 from the resident's business Citi Bank account. After contacting Citi Bank, the resident was advised to report the incident to the police as the account had been closed due to fraudulent actions. The officer collected evidence and the resident expressed a desire for prosecution, with a total loss of $8,700.

Friday, June 21:

9. At 10:36 a.m., a resident living on the 100 block of Alice Street reported to the Police Department that a subject was captured on a ring camera entering their apartment. Upon arrival, officers cleared the apartment and searched the vicinity, but the suspect was not found. An investigation revealed that a lone suspect entered through an unsecured first-floor window and lightly ransacked the interior, which lacked an alarm system. The resident mentioned that several Chinese tea bags valued at around $6,000 were taken. The suspect, described as a medium-built male with a dark complexion and black hair, was last seen wearing a white hoodie, black pants, white shoes, black gloves, and a blue surgical mask.

10. A resident living on the 100 block of East Camino Real Avenue stated that while away from home, they received a notification from their alarm company regarding a signal issue and possible tampering with the alarm system. After checking their security cameras, the resident witnessed a male suspect breaking the rear sliding glass door and rummaging through the interior. The specific time of the burglary remains uncertain as the video timestamp is incorrect. The extent of the loss was undetermined at the time of the investigation.

Saturday, June 22:

11. At around 6:37 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Sunglass Hut at the Shops at Santa Anita located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue following a theft report. An employee at Sunglass Hut reported a theft of four luxury sunglasses by a male Hispanic suspect. The employee witnessed the suspect concealing the sunglasses in his pocket on CCTV footage. The employee described the suspect as around 6’0 tall, 180 pounds, wearing a white shirt, black shorts, and a black bucket hat. The employee wishes to pursue legal action on behalf of Sunglass Hut, with the employee willing to identify the suspect. The total value of the stolen sunglasses is $1,677.

12. Between 4:30 p.m. on June 21, 2024, and 8:30 a.m. on June 22, 2024, an incident occurred at Mile High Cure’s commercial site at 11907 Clark Street. Unknown suspect(s) forcibly entered a locked Conex box in the parking lot and took several boxes of lotions, shampoos, and conditioners, amounting to an estimated loss of $5,000. Currently, there are no leads as there is no CCTV footage or suspect information available.


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