For the period of Sunday, January 29th, through Saturday, February 4th, the Police Department responded to 903 calls for service of which 104 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Sunday, January 29:
At about 12:40 a.m., an officer, working a DUI checkpoint on Santa Anita Avenue at Santa Clara Street, contacted the driver of a grey Saturn. The driver provided the officer with false identification. An investigation revealed the subject was driving under the influence of alcohol and had three outstanding warrants. The 42-year-old White male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
At approximately 6:17 p.m., an officer responded to H&M at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a theft report. Two female juveniles concealed several items inside their purses and exited the store without making payment. The 13-year-old and 14-year-old Hispanic females were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Both were later released to their parental guardian.
Monday, January 30:
Shortly after 12:13 p.m., an officer observed a male subject standing with his bicycle in the middle of Santa Rosa Road, near Colorado Boulevard. The officer made contact with the subject who explained he skipped school to hang out with friends. The officer located marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside his backpack. The 17-year-old White male was cited for the listed charges and released to his father.
Around 9:12 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Sephora at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a female adult in custody for theft. The suspect concealed a perfume inside her purse, and another perfume inside her bra. A search of her purse revealed two inactivated credit cards issued to different names. The officer searched her vehicle and discovered additional inactivated credit cards still glued to their approval letters, two possible stolen laptops, and mail containing the personal identifying information of other people. The 23-year-old Black female was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Tuesday, January 31:
At approximately 9:33 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter in regards to an identity theft report. The victim received a Target credit card statement in the mail for an account he did not open. The victim has no idea how his personal information was compromised and is desirous of prosecution.
At about 2:25 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the intersection of Huntington Drive and Baldwin Avenue regarding a two-party traffic collision. Party-two was driving on northbound Baldwin Avenue when he was struck by Party-one, traveling westbound on Huntington Drive. An investigation revealed Party-one failed to stop for a red signal. No major injuries were reported.
Wednesday, February 1:
Around 1:01 p.m., an officer responded to the 000 block of West Leroy Avenue, in regards to a residential burglary report. The victim received a phone call from his alarm company indicating his front door alarm had activated. He returned home and discovered his front door had been forced open. He observed the door was damaged; however, no property was missing. It appeared the unknown suspect(s) became startled at the sound of the alarm and fled the scene undetected.
At approximately 5:28 p.m., an officer responded to H&M at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a female adult and female juvenile detained for theft. A loss prevention officer observed the female adult select numerous items of clothing, and watched her carry the merchandise to a secluded area of the store with her 11-year-old daughter. The suspect placed the merchandise on a wall display and proceeded to walk away, after which the juvenile placed all of the merchandise in an empty Hollister shopping bag. Both suspects exited the store without making payment. An investigation revealed the suspects also stole items from Claire’s. The 32-year-old Hispanic female was arrested for Commercial Burglary and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. A report was made to the Department of Child and Family Services, and the juvenile was later released to a parental guardian.
Thursday, February 2:
Shortly after 1:31 a.m., officers conducted a bicycle traffic stop on southbound Santa Anita Avenue at Le Roy Avenue for not having a safety reflector. A records check revealed the bicyclist was on parole. The officer searched his person and recovered methamphetamines inside his pants pocket. The 23-year-old Hispanic male was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Around 6:25 p.m., an officer responded to the 1000 block of South First Avenue in regards to a structure fire. When the officer arrived, the residence was fully engulfed in flames and personnel from the Arcadia Fire Department and Monrovia Fire Department were already on scene. The fire was successfully extinguished; however, at the time of the report the cause of the fire was unknown.
Friday, February 3:
At approximately 9:12 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a theft report. The victim explained he received a call from a male subject who identified himself as his son. The subject requested a wire transfer via Western Union to bail himself out of jail in Panama City, Panama. The victim believed the subject and completed the wire transfer. A short time later, the victim received a phone call from her actual son who explained he was at home, and never went to Panama. The victim is desirous of prosecution for Theft by False Pretense.
At about 8:00 p.m., an officer responded to the area of Oakwood Avenue and Virginia Road, in regards to an auto burglary. The victim discovered unknown suspect(s) stole her Luis Vuitton purse from inside her vehicle, which also contained a large amount of cash and checks. The officer did not locate any signs of forced entry.
Saturday, February 4:
At roughly 11:42 a.m., an officer responded to the 000 block of East Longden Avenue regarding an attempted burglary report. The victim was looking out the window to his home and noticed the screen was missing. He then went outside and discovered pry marks on three windows and two doors. The officer determined unknown suspect(s) attempted to burglarize the home and fled the area undetected.
Shortly after 4:43 p.m., an officer responded to Victoria’s Secret at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in reference to a theft investigation. Unknown suspect(s) entered the store and stole 28 pairs of yoga pants from a display table. At the time of the report, no one present saw or heard anything suspicious.
During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 470 service events, resulting in 106 investigations. To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to
http://www.crimemapping.com/map/ca/monrovia for crime mapping.
On January 23 at 1:41 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of West Chestnut regarding a suspicious letter received by a local business. A white powdery substance was contained within the letter. Monrovia Fire Department, in coordination with Los Angeles County Fire and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Hazmat Teams, responded to recover the suspicious letter. The substance was analyzed, and tested positive as a narcotic substance. The origination of the letter is under investigation, and is being handled by the Monrovia Police Department.
Possession of Stolen Property – Suspect Arrested
On January 24 at 11:30 a.m., an officer observed a bicyclist run a stop sign in the 900 block of Alta Vista. After stopping the subject, he received consent to search. During the search, he found the subject was in possession of several gift cards. The names on the cards matched the names of victims from thefts that occurred earlier in the week in Monrovia. The suspect was arrested for possession of stolen property, and the investigation is continuing.
Trespassing – Suspect Arrested
On January 24 at 9:52 p.m., officers responded to an audible alarm activation at a residence in the 200 block of North Myrtle, which is a house that is under construction. When officers arrived, it appeared as if someone had climbed through an unlocked rear window. Upon closer examination, a wallet with identification was found inside the house.
While officers were speaking with neighbors, they noticed a male subject walking nearby. His head was down as if he were looking for something he had dropped. The officers contacted him and discovered he was the owner of the wallet found in the vacant house. This individual lives in the neighborhood. He said he was looking for a place to smoke Marijuana, and he knew that the house was vacant. He climbed through an unsecured window and activated the audible alarm, which caused him to flee and drop his wallet. There was no evidence indicating the suspect entered the location to steal any property. He was arrested for trespassing.
Possession of Burglary Tools – Suspect Arrested
On January 25 at 4:08 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of West Olive reported hearing suspicious male voices in the alley. Officers responded and detained two subjects. One of them was arrested for possession of burglary tools. Nearby, the officers found a red and black, “Gary Fisher” brand, mountain bike that had been discarded. The bike was taken as found property, and the officers began attempting to locate its owner. Investigation continuing.
On January 25 at 9:03 p.m., an attempted residential burglary was reported in the 1000 block of Orange. The incident occurred sometime between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. An unknown suspect attempted to pry open the front door of the residence. There was no loss. Investigation continuing.
On January 26 at 4:58 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of East Lemon called to report a burglary. An unknown suspect entered the residence sometime after the resident left for work, and ransacked the home. A video game station was stolen. Additional property was found by the victim on the front lawn. Investigation continuing.
On January 27 at 2:48 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of East Colorado regarding a burglary. The victim reported that she left her home for work at 10 a.m. on January 26 and returned home at 2:45 a.m. on January 27 to find her house ransacked. There were no signs of forced entry; however, the front door was open. Money was taken from a shoe box in the living room. Investigation continuing.
Hit & Run Traffic Collision / Vehicle Versus Pedestrian – Suspect Arrested
On January 27 at 3:31 p.m., a hit and run traffic collision occurred at Huntington and Canyon. A 12-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle as she tried to cross the street. After stopping briefly down the road, the driver drove off and did not stop to check on the child or to render any aid. The child was severely injured, and was taken by helicopter to a hospital in critical condition.
Officers conducted an intense search for the suspect driver. Witness statements and evidence at the scene led officers to an address in Monrovia, where the suspects vehicle was recovered and the passenger who had been in the car during the incident was found. Through further investigation, officers eventually located the suspect at a business in Duarte. The female suspect admitted to driving the vehicle, and striking the child. She was arrested and booked for the appropriate charges.
The father of the child called later and reported that the victim had been upgraded to stable condition.
On January 27 at 8:06 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a hotel in the 900 block of West Huntington regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim reported that he arrived at the location at about 7 p.m., parked his vehicle in the parking area, and went into the hotel. When he returned to his vehicle at about 8:25 p.m., he found the dashboard had been removed and the navigation system was missing. Also missing was a briefcase containing personal information, and other miscellaneous paperwork. Investigation continuing.
On January 28 at 2:53 p.m., graffiti was reported at a park in the 300 block of South Myrtle. Suspects wrote on the band shell in the park in pink/red letters. Investigation continuing.
Discharge of a Laser at an Aircraft
On January 28 at 9:13 p.m., the Foothill Air Support helicopter reported being hit by a green laser from the area between Diamond and El Dorado. Arcadia Police Department was also notified. Monrovia officers responded to the area, but were unable to locate the source of the laser.
Assault with a Deadly Weapon
On January 29 at 12:30 a.m., an officer responded to a local hospital regarding a stabbing victim at their facility who reported that the incident occurred in Monrovia. The victim, a 16-year-old male, stated that he and several friends had left a friend’s house in the 100 block of East Evergreen and began walking to another friend’s house in the 800 block of East Olive. When they reached California, they were confronted by two male Hispanic subjects. The victim pushed the suspect, and the suspect stabbed him in the arm. The second suspect jumped in and hit the victim in the face. Then they separated, and walked away in different directions. The victim was taken to a hospital by friends.
Suspect number one is described as 18 to 22 years old, 5 foot 5 inches tall, 140 to 160 pounds, black hair, thin moustache, wearing a light colored baseball cap, gray hooded sweatshirt and light colored shorts. Suspect number two is described as a male Hispanic, 20 to 22 years old, 5 foot 7 inches tall, 140 to 160 pounds, black or brown medium length shaggy hair, wearing a black t-shirt. The weapon is a pocket knife with a 4-inch stainless blade. Investigation continuing.
Sierra Madre PD
During the week of Sunday, January 29, to Saturday February 4, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 229 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.
Sunday, January 29th:
12:48 AM- Warrant/Outside/Criminal, 3200 blk. E. Foothill Blvd.An officer stopped a 25-year old Pasadena motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had $126,000 in warrants for his arrest through the Pasadena Police Department. The driver was arrested and transported to Pasadena Police Department Jail.
E. Foothill Blvd. 10:27 AM-Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This incident involves the unauthorized use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station.
Monday, January 30th:
7:02 PM- Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This incident involves the unauthorized use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station.
8:19 PM- Attempted Residential Burglary, 500 blk. Ramona Ave. This case involves an unknown suspect(s) attempting to gain entry into a house by removing the window screen. No entry was made inside the house.
Wednesday, January 31st:
9:20 AM- Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This incident involves the unauthorized use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station.
1:55 PM- Warrant/Outside/Criminal, Fairview Ave and Sierra Keys Dr. This incident involves a suspicious suspect being contacted. Further investigation revealed that the subject had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. The 25-year old Sierra Madre resident was transported to Pasadena Police Department Jail.
5:22 PM- Petty Theft, 300 blk. N. Sunnyside Ave. This case involves an unlocked bicycle stolen from the residence.
Thursday, February 2nd:
12:04 PM- Suspicious Circumstances, 10 blk. S. Michillinda Ave.This case involves a house that is under construction, where a window was found broken and both front and rear dead bolt doors were found open. It appeared that no entry was made into the house.
1:09 PM- Tampering/Injuring Vehicle or Contents, 400 blk. North Michillinda Ave. This case involves an unknown suspect(s) scratching a mark on the victim’s car.
4:21 PM- Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This incident involves the unauthorized use of the victim’s social security number.
Friday, February 3rd:
11:49 PM- Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This incident involves the unauthorized use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station.
4:25 PM-Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This incident involves the unauthorized use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station.
Saturday, February 4th:
1:51 AM- Warrant/Outside/Traffic, 400 blk. E. Sierra Madre Blvd. An officer contacted a 22-year old Sierra Madre resident for noise disturbance. Further investigation revealed that the suspect had a $30,000 warrant and was transported to Arcadia Police Department.
11:41 PM- Warrant/Outside/Traffic, 210 freeway and Rosemead Blvd. An officer stopped a 33-year old Pasadena motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed that both vehicle occupants had warrants. Both were residents from Pasadena, and were cited and released in the field.