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Arcadia Police Department Weekly Activity Report - Sunday, March 12th through Saturday, March 18th


For the period of Sunday, March 12th through Saturday, March 18th, the Police Department responded to 908 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, March 12: 1. At 11:10 p.m., an officer responded to 24 Hour Fitness, located at 125 North First Avenue, regarding a commercial burglary investigation. Sometime between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., someone accessed the victim’s locker by unknown means and stole the victim’s purse and jewelry. Monday, March 13: 2. At 11:24 a.m., an officer responded to AJ’s Auto Repair, located at 635 East Live Oak Avenue, regarding a commercial burglary investigation. Surveillance cameras captured the lone suspect attempting to “pick” the lock to the office prior to being confronted by the owner. The suspect, described as a Black male in his mid-twenties, wearing a mask, red hooded sweatshirt, and black pants, fled in a black BMW. Tuesday, March 14: 3. At 8:30 a.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a stolen vehicle in the area of Canyon Road and Cielo Place. An investigative traffic stop was conducted and an investigation revealed the vehicle displayed fraudulent registration information and had been reported stolen out of New Jersey. Based on the officer’s investigation, the driver was not arrested.

4. At 11:42 a.m., an officer responded to Carl’s Jr, located at 165 East Duarte Road, regarding a battery investigation. The victim stated the suspect was arguing with the manager when he repeatedly threw chairs inside the business, hitting a restaurant patron in the leg. The suspect, described as a male transient, fled on a bicycle northbound on Second Avenue.

Wednesday, March 15:

5. At 2:04 a.m., an officer responded to Exp Barcadia, located at 1020 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a battery investigation. The victim stated a fight broke out among 10 males over an accidental interaction. The suspects are described as Chinese males and some of them may have fled in a white BMW.


6. At 5:29 p.m., an officer responded to The Shops at Santa Anita, located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a theft from vehicle investigation. The victim stated sometime between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., unidentified suspect(s) stole the catalytic converter from her Toyota Prius.


7. At 10:15 p.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of San Rafael Road regarding a residential burglary investigation. The victim reported she heard a loud bang and discovered someone had broken a glass door and entered the home, but fled without taking any property.


8. At 11:23 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 900 block of Sunset Boulevard regarding a burglary investigation. The officer discovered two suspects had been living in the vacant home without the owners permission. Only one of the suspects, a 41-year-old female from Pico Rivera, was located and arrested. She was transported to Pasadena City Jail for booking.


Friday, March 17:

9. At 6:31 p.m., an officer responded to The Shops at Santa Anita, located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a robbery investigation. The victim stated the suspect, a Hispanic male wearing a black jacket, black pants, and neck gator-type mask, pointed a black handgun at her and demanded her purse. The victim complied and the suspect fled on foot. While attempting to locate the suspect, a traffic stop was initiated, but the driver failed to yield, and a pursuit ensued. The driver pulled over after a short pursuit and the officer determined he was not involved in the robbery. The 22-year-old male from Camarillo was arrested for reckless driving and evading police officers.


10. At 8:34 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Oakhaven Road regarding a burglary investigation. The victim discovered someone smashed a second story window, burglarized the home, and stole a firearm.


11. At 5:50 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 800 block of East Winnie Way regarding an attempted burglary investigation. Sometime between March 15th and 17th, someone attempted to shatter a rear sliding glass door, but failed and did not enter the home.

Saturday, March 18: 12. At 5:17 p.m., an officer responded to the area of Santa Anita Avenue and Foothill Boulevard regarding a traffic collision. Upon arrival, the officer noticed three subjects were verbally arguing about the collision. A witness stated that after the traffic collision, one of the drivers battered the driver of the second vehicle. The suspect, a 55-year-old male from South Pasadena, was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.


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