For the period of Sunday, February 5th, through Saturday, February 11th, the Police Department responded to 907 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 period.
Sunday, February 5:
Between the hours of 8:04 p.m. and 8:21 p.m., two suspects stole a flat screen television from a hotel room at Springhill Suites, 99 North Second Avenue. Video surveillance revealed the suspects wrapped the television in a hotel blanket and carried it out of the back door of the facility. The suspects are described as a White female, 5’1” tall, 90 lbs., with medium length blonde hair, wearing blue jeans and a grey sweatshirt; and a Hispanic male, 5’7” tall, 150 lbs., with light complexion, wearing a black baseball hat and oversized white t-shirt and black pants.
At approximately 9:02 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on a green Honda Civic for traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of Wheeler Avenue at Indiana Street. Upon contact with the driver, the officer detected an odor of alcohol emitting from her breath and person. An investigation revealed the 46-year-old Black female was driving under the influence. She was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Monday, February 6:
Shortly after 4:00 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 000 block of West Sandra Avenue regarding an attempted residential burglary report. The resident explained he returned home and noticed his living room window screen was on the ground. The officer determined unknown suspect(s) attempted to force entry into the home but were unable to defeat the window lock. They fled undetected and no one saw or heard anything suspicious.
Around 5:58 p.m., an officer responded to the Drinker’s Hall of Fame parking lot, 151 East Huntington Drive, in regards to a hit and run report. The reporting party returned to the parking lot and discovered unknown suspect(s) collided into the rear of her vehicle. She advised the area is monitored by video surveillance. Further investigation is being conducted by the Detective Bureau.
Tuesday, February 7:
At about 2:33 p.m., an officer responded to Panorama Drive and Michillinda Avenue in regards to a traffic accident. A driver was traveling eastbound on Panorama Drive when he swerved his vehicle to avoid hitting a peacock; however, he ended up sideswiping an unoccupied parked vehicle. While the driver was on the telephone with the Arcadia Police Department, he did not notice that the owner of the parked car entered the vehicle and drove away.
At approximately 6:32 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of Valencia Way in regards to an identity theft report. The victim received a tax reporting document in the mail for an online merchant account, which he never established. He later discovered unknown suspect(s) opened the account using his personal information. He has no idea how his personal information was compromised.
Wednesday, February 8:
Around 2:00 p.m., an officer responded to the 2000 block of South Fifth Street regarding a fraud report. The victim discovered numerous unauthorized transactions on her Bank of America account. An investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) made bank transfers totaling thousands of dollars without her knowledge or permission. She is desirous of prosecution.
At approximately 10:15 p.m., an officer observed two subjects riding their bicycles without safety lights on eastbound Foothill Boulevard at Leandra Lane. The officer conducted an enforcement stop and discovered one of the subjects, a 19-year-old Hispanic male, was in possession of multiple drugs and drug paraphernalia. The second subject, a 20-year-old Hispanic male, had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. They were arrested for the listed charges and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Thursday, February 9:
Shortly after 2:22 p.m., officers responded to the 000 block of Christina Avenue in reference to a residential burglary report. Unknown suspect(s) entered the home and ransacked two bedroom closets. The victim reported thousands of dollars in cash missing from her guest bedroom. No signs of forced entry were located and no one saw or heard anything suspicious.
Between 2:00 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., unknown suspects stole 96 bras from the merchandise drawers at Victoria’s Secret at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue. The manager on site explained the store was crowded with customers. Review of video surveillance footage for possible suspect(s) information was underway at the time of the report.
Friday, February 10:
Around 1:57 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for lane swerving in the area of Huntington Drive and Santa Anita Avenue. A record check revealed the driver, a 30-year-old Hispanic male, had an expired license. The passenger, a 21-year-old Hispanic female, was in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, and had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. A vehicle search revealed the driver was in possession of stolen mail, sixteen checks belonging to other people, and burglary tools. Through investigation, the officer determined some of the checks were altered to show the passenger as the payee. Both suspects were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
At about 6:22 p.m., an officer responded to Sephora at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a theft report. A female adult suspect stole merchandise from the store and exited without making payment. A loss prevention officer attempted to detain the suspect; however, she ran away leaving behind her purse containing the stolen merchandise. The suspect and two unknown female subjects fled the parking lot in a black vehicle, possibly a Honda Accord.
Saturday, February 11:
At roughly 7:38 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Albertsons, 298 East Live Oak Avenue, regarding a request for a subject check. The subject, a 23-year-old Hispanic male, was observed kicking a fence and pounding on a wall to the rear of the location. An investigation revealed the subject was in possession of a controlled substance and had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia Methodist Hospital for medical clearance prior to booking.
Shortly after 9:52 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a grey Honda on Live Oak Avenue at Longden Avenue after he observed the vehicle change lanes without the use of its signal, and noticed its rear license plate was hanging from one screw. The driver revealed he was only sixteen and did not have a license. Through investigation, the officer discovered the vehicle belonged to the passenger, a 23-year-old Hispanic male, who had expired registration, an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, and was in possession of marijuana. The subjects explained they placed a false license plate on the vehicle to avoid registration requirements. They were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 419 service events, resulting in 77 investigations. To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to the crime mapping link below http://www.crimemapping.com/map/ca/monrovia
On January 30, officers responded to several vehicle burglary reports at a condominium complex in the 100 block of West Colorado in the secured tenant parking area. Items taken varied from car parts to in-dash radios. Additionally, a garage door opener was taken in one of the burglaries. The investigation is continuing.
On January 31 at 11:27 p.m., a witness called police and reported a male and female suspect stealing his neighbor’s bicycle from the 100 Block of West Colorado. An officer stopped a couple matching the description near the location. The witness positively identified both suspects and they were still in possession of the bicycle. The victim desires prosecution. They were both arrested for the theft.
Theft From a Vehicle
On February 1 at 3:10 a.m. an officer responded to the 200 block of East Los Angeles regarding a theft from a vehicle. The victim’s front bumper was missing from his 2000 Honda Civic. Investigation continuing.
Brandishing a Replica Firearm – Suspect Arrested
On February 1 at 11:35 p.m., police received a call reporting a man with a gun inside a bar in the 100 block of East Olive. The reporting party said the male suspect had displayed a handgun, causing the customers to become fearful. Officers arrived and the man was detained without incident. The weapon was a BB gun that looked like a pistol. The suspect claimed to be a gang member and said he needed the gun for protection. He was arrested and taken into custody.
Grand Theft Auto – Utility Trailer.
On February 3 at 7:06 a.m., a utility trailer was reported stolen from an unsecured parking lot in the 200 block of West Foothill. The trailer did not have license plates on it. It was taken sometime between 4 p.m. on February 2 and 5 a.m. on February 3. The investigation is continuing.
On February 3 at 6:24 p.m., a female resident in the 400 block of East Olive reported her home had been burglarized sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 5:25 p.m. that day. A laptop computer was taken as well as the resident’s black and white Boston Terrier. The dog has a microchip. Investigation continuing.
Petty Theft / Drunk in Public – Suspect Arrested
On February 3 at 12:01 a.m., a sergeant on patrol witnessed a male subject come out of a bar in the 300 block of West Foothill, walk across Magnolia, and pickup up the corner resident’s potted plant. The male subject began walking away with the plant. The sergeant stopped him. The owner of the property was located, an elderly female, and she desired prosecution. The plant was returned to the owner and the suspect was arrested, not only for the theft, but for being drunk in public.
Mail Tampering / Weapons Offense – Suspects Arrested
On February 4 at 4:56 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of North Alta Vista regarding a male and female subject in a black car that were taking mail out of mailboxes. Officers located the vehicle and stopped it. The investigation revealed a large quantity of stolen mail, burglary tools, and a loaded revolver in the vehicle. The revolver was found by the battery in the engine compartment of the car. Both the male and female subject were arrested and charged with conspiracy, receiving stolen property, mail tampering, and weapons charges.
On February 5 at 10:06 p.m., police responded to the report of a battery that occurred in the 200 block of Madeline. The adult male victim was standing in front of his residence when he was approached by the suspect, his girlfriend’s former boyfriend. The suspect approached the victim in a friendly manner and asked if he would be willing to speak with him. The victim agreed. Without warning, the suspect punched the victim in the face several times. The suspect then left the location. The victim sustained a swollen left eye as a result of the battery. The investigation is continuing.