During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 566 service events, resulting in 125 investigations. Following are the last week's highlighted issues and events:
Grand Theft Auto January 21 at 6:36 a.m., an officer responded to the 400 block of East Greystone regarding the report of a stolen vehicle. When he arrived, the victim told him the vehicle had been taken sometime during the night. All keys are accounted for and there was no glass on the ground where the vehicle was parked. The vehicle is a black, 2008 Dodge Ram. Investigation continuing.
Residential Burglary January 21 at 9:04 a.m., an officer was dispatched on the report of a residential burglary in the 200 block of North Myrtle. On arrival, the victim reported that someone had broken into their garage. The garage lock had been cut to gain entry, and the victim reported miscellaneous items had been taken. Investigation continuing.
Attempt Grand Theft / Vehicle Tampering - Suspect Arrested January 22 at approximately 3:55 a.m., officers observed a male subject tampering with a vehicle parked on Alta Vista and Linwood. The subject was detained, and through investigation, it was determined he was attempting to steal the rims and tires off the vehicle. The victims were contacted and advised of the attempted theft. The suspect is a juvenile that is on probation for burglary. He was arrested for the above listed charges and later released to a parent.
Grand Theft Auto Recovery January 22 at 9:13 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 400 block of Genoa regarding the report of a vehicle that had been parked there for two weeks. When the officer checked the plates through DMV records, he found it had been stolen out of Arcadia six days prior. The vehicle was recovered and returned to the victim.
Bank Robbery January 22 at 11:12 a.m., police received a call reporting a bank robbery approximately five minutes after the robbery took place at a bank in the 100 block of West Foothill. The suspect walked in and handed a note to an employee demanding money. He told the employee he had a bomb and would detonate it if they did not cooperate. The suspect was given money. He exited the south doors and fled south on Myrtle. Investigation continuing.
Possession of Stolen Property / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Parole Hold - Suspects Arrested January 22 at 1:21 p.m., officers patrolling the 800 block of Eighth stopped a vehicle for traffic violations at Myrtle and Longden. The driver was arrested for possession of a methamphetamine smoking pipe. The passenger is on parole and was arrested for receiving stolen property and a parole hold.
Residential Burglary January 22 at 3:39 p.m., police received the report of a burglary in the 200 block of West Cypress. The victim left her residence at approximately 10:00 a.m. and returned at about 3:00 p.m. On her return, she noticed the bathroom window was open. She looked in the bathroom and saw footprints on the tub. She looked around the house and noticed two watches missing from a shelf in the bedroom. She then called police. Investigation continuing.
Domestic Violence - Suspect Arrested On January 22 at 12:30 a.m., neighbors reported a fight in progress in the 100 block of South Mayflower. An officer investigated and found the fight was between a husband and wife, and he determined the wife was the aggressor. She was arrested and charged with spousal abuse and assault with a deadly weapon.
Driving Under the Influence / Hit and Run Traffic Collision - Suspect Arrested January 23 at 9:40 p.m., officers on patrol observed a broken wall at a church in the 700 block of South Shamrock. There was a large puddle of oil and debris on the sidewalk and in the street directly in front of the wall. The officers followed the oil trail and found the vehicle in the 1100 block of east Lemon, traveling at approximately two miles per hour with its hazard lights on. The 20 year old male driver was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and hit and run. The 18 year old female passenger was cited for possession of alcohol.
Fight in Progress / Battery on a Peace Officer with Injuries / Resisting and Delaying a Peace Officer / Possession of Marijuana / Warrant Arrest - Suspects Arrested January 23 at 9:45 p.m., an officer responded to the report of a fight in progress in the 500 block of West Duarte. The officer arrived on scene and attempted to detain three subjects. One subject complied and two walked away. An assisting officer arrived and went in foot pursuit of the two subjects. A long chase ensued, during which the suspects continued to fight with the officer. A resident of the complex who was witnessing the fight from his window went outside to assist the officer. While the officer continued to fight with one suspect, the resident ordered the second suspect to the ground and held him there until additional officers arrived. All three suspects were arrested and taken into custody. One of the suspects was found to be in possession of marijuana and another had a warrant out for his arrest.
Possession of a Dangerous Weapon / Parole Violation / False Identification - Suspects Arrested January 24 at 5:10 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a vehicle code violation in the 500 block of West Huntington. The three occupants of the vehicle claimed to have no identification on them. The driver consented to a search of his vehicle and a small bat was found next to his seat. He was arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon. The two passengers were admitted gang members from West Covina. One admitted he was on parole and was arrested for parole violation. The second was a juvenile who was found to be on probation. He provided false identification information to the officers, but was eventually identified through fingerprints. All three suspects were arrested.
Vandalism January 24 at 7:33 p.m., an officer was on patrol when he saw two suspicious male juveniles walking in the area. As he began to check the area, he saw fresh graffiti on the walls in the south alley of 200 W. Huntington. The officer went back in search of the juveniles, but was unable to locate them. The graffiti was determined to be gang writing.
Suspicious Person / Possession of Methamphetamine Smoking Pipe / Parole Violation - Suspect Arrested January 24 at 9:34 p.m., an officer responded to the report of a suspicious person in the area of Alta Vista and Lemon. She located the subject matching the description and detained him. The subject was found to be a parolee and had a methamphetamine pipe in his possession. He was arrested and a parole hold was obtained.
Outside Assist - Arcadia Police Department January 24 at 11:24 p.m., officers assisted Arcadia Police Department with containment of a suspect for grand theft auto. They had one suspect in custody and were looking for a second. The second suspect was eventually found and arrested. Both suspects were found to be gang members from Duarte and a gun was recovered.
Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision - Suspect Arrested January 25 at 2:33 a.m., officers responded to a non-injury, traffic collision involving three vehicles. Officers contacted the driver of the vehicle and determined he was driving under the influence of alcohol. He was traveling northbound on California and struck two parked cars. The driver was arrested.
Vehicle Burglary January 25 at 8:34 p.m., an officer responded to a business parking lot in the 800 block of West Huntington regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim parked his vehicle and went into a restaurant. When he returned to his vehicle, he discovered someone had pried the lock on the driver's door. His GPS and stereo were pried out of the dashboard and stolen. Investigation continuing.
Bank Robbery - Suspect Arrested January 26 at 9:55 a.m., a male subject entered a bank in the 100 block of East Huntington. He tried to open the interior glass doors to the bank, but the doors to the bank were still locked because it did not open until 10:00 a.m. The suspect pulled on the doors hard enough to get the employees' attention. He removed a folded sheet of paper and slid it under the glass doors and stood there in front of the doors. The suspect was carrying a black backpack. A bank employee went to the door and picked up the note. The note demanded the bank give him money and said he had placed a bomb somewhere in the bank. It further said he would detonate the bomb if his demands were not met. Bank employees called police.
The suspect continued to stand in front of the doors and made no attempt to gain entry into the bank or to leave the enclosed area. Police arrived and began to establish containment of the area. The building was evacuated, along with buildings in the immediate area. Additional resources were requested to help with the evacuation and to shut down the area to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The Foothill Special Enforcement Team, the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department and their Bomb Squad, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Arcadia Police Department, and the California Highway Patrol responded to assist with the incident.
The suspect was eventually taken into custody at 1:00 p.m. The LASD Bomb Squad used one of their robots and determined the backpack the suspect was carrying did not have an explosive device inside and the suspect did not have a bomb. Investigation continuing.
Tip of the Week Never give out your personal information to anyone over the phone, unless you know for certain to whom you are speaking. Stop and take the time to verify that the person is with a legitimate company or organization. Call the company directly and ask for that person.
Contact Phone Numbers
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Police Department Business Line - (626) 256-8000
Community Policing Sergeant - (626) 256-8020
Watch Commander - (626) 256-8030
Cell Watch - (626) 357-CELL (2355)
Graffiti Removal - (626) 836-3654
Shopping Cart Removal - (800) 252-4613
Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers - (800) 222-TIPS (8477)