Crime

Police Blotters 1/26/12

Arcadia PD
For the period of Sunday, January 1st, through Saturday, January 7th, the Police Department responded to 748 calls for service of which 96 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Sunday, January 1:
At about 2:10 a.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle for a broken headlight and lane swerving on Santa Anita Avenue at Colorado Boulevard. Upon contact with the driver, the officer detected an odor of alcohol emitting from his person. An investigation revealed the 20-year-old Hispanic male was under the influence of alcohol, and he was arrested for DUI.
At approximately 2:52 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter in regards to a fraud report. While reviewing her online statements, the victim discovered one of her checks had been altered. After the victim mailed her check, an unknown suspect(s) obtained the check and cashed it for a different amount.
Further investigation revealed a Black female suspect was arrested for check fraud by the El Monte Police Department. A DMV check revealed this suspect lived a short distance away from the location where the victim mailed her check.
Monday, January 2:
Shortly after 11:40 a.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Gardens Retirement Home, 720 West Camino Real Avenue, in regards to a possible fraud report. The victim received a telephone call from an unknown male subject who informed him that he won 13 million dollars from a sweepstakes he had entered, and needed to pay a fee in order to receive his prize money. The victim mailed the check and never received any prizes. The suspect called a second time requesting an additional fee, at which time the victim realized it was a scam. He is desirous of prosecution.
Around 3:29 p.m., officers were dispatched to JC Penney at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to two male adults in custody for theft. The suspects concealed merchandise inside their clothing and exited the store without making payment. The 18-year-old and 19-year-old Chinese males were transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking without incident.
Tuesday, January 3:
At approximately 1:42 p.m., an officer was driving north on Santa Anita Avenue at Wheeler
Avenue, and observed a suspicious vehicle driving west on Wheeler Avenue. The driver saw the officer and began to drive in reverse, east toward First Avenue, in attempt to get away. The subject abandoned his car in the Denny’s parking lot, 7 East Huntington Drive, and fled on foot through multiple businesses. Assisting officers detained the suspect in the Domenico’s parking lot, 251 North Santa Anita Avenue. An investigation revealed the subject ran from police for no apparent reason. He was released without further delay.
Sometime in the morning hours, unknown suspect(s) attempted to force entry into the master bedroom of a residence in the 000 block of East Camino Real Avenue. When the victim returned home she observed the door frame was damaged. Officers determined the alarm was activated and the suspect(s) fled undetected. No property was reported missing.
Wednesday, January 4:
Shortly after 10:00 a.m., an officer conducted a license plate look up on a black Chevrolet Tahoe as he was driving south on Second Avenue, north of Huntington Drive. The officer discovered the vehicle had a warrant attached and conducted a traffic stop. An investigation revealed the warrant was valid and the driver was never issued a license. The 25-year-old Hispanic male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
At about 8:42 p.m., an officer responded to the Macy’s parking lot at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in reference to an auto burglary. After the victim returned from work, she discovered unknown suspect(s) stole her factory navigation system and third row seat. Officers did not locate any signs of forced entry and no one saw or heard anything suspicious.
Thursday, January 5:
Around 11:35 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 000 block of California Street, in regards to a mail theft. The victim observed a female adult approach her front porch and walk away carrying her package that was just delivered. The suspect entered a brown 1980’s four-door sedan, which was parked in front of the victim’s house. The victim attempted to chase after the suspect; however, the vehicle fled northbound on Second Avenue. An area check proved negative. The suspect is described as a White female with long blonde hair, about 5’7”, 135 lbs., wearing a white or pink colored shirt with a dark sweater tied around her waist, and blue pants.
Shortly after 6:09 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Santa Anita Avenue and Las Flores Avenue, in regards to a three-party traffic accident. A driver was traveling southbound on Santa Anita Avenue while two other parties were stopped ahead of him. The driver did not stop in time and struck the rear end of party two, who then moved forward and rear-ended party three. No major injuries were reported.
Friday, January 6:
At approximately 1:42 a.m., an officer responded to AMC Theaters at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a movie piracy report. A male adult was observed video-taping a movie with his cellular phone. The 21-year-old male of unknown race was arrested for Movie Piracy and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
At about 5:27 p.m., an officer responded to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in reference to a sexual battery investigation. A juvenile victim was standing in the food court area, and was approached by an unknown suspect who grabbed her buttocks. The victim attempted to move away, however the suspect continued to follow her. When the victim yelled for help, she was assisted by mall security and the suspect fled in an unknown direction. An area check for the suspect met with negative results. The suspect is described as a White male adult, 20 to 30-years-old, about 5’6” tall, 300 lbs., with long straight shoulder-length brown hair, wearing a gray zip-up hooded sweater and blue jeans.
Saturday, January 7:
Between 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., a theft occurred at West Coast Elite Gymnastics, 900 South Santa Anita Avenue. When the victim went to retrieve her purse from a shelf, she discovered it was missing. No one observed anything suspicious. The victim has no idea who may have taken her property.
Around 8:08 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Sephora at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a female juvenile detained for theft. The suspect concealed multiple items inside a used shopping bag and exited the store without making payment. Further investigation revealed the suspect was in possession of burglary tools. The 17-year-old Chinese female was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Monrovia PD
During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 415 service events, resulting in 86 investigations. To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to http://www.crimemapping.com/map/ca/monrovia for crime mapping.
Felony Hit and Run Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
On January 9 at 5:42 p.m., a bicyclist was traveling west on Foothill and stopped at Violet when a dark colored SUV collided into the bicyclist. The bicyclist was ejected approximately 20 feet and the driver of the SUV fled west on Foothill. The bicyclist was treated by Monrovia Fire Department at the scene and was taken to a hospital. His external injuries appeared minor, but his internal injuries were unknown, so as a precaution, he was taken to a trauma unit.
During the investigation, Monrovia Police Department received a call from a subject who claimed to have possibly been involved in a traffic collision with another vehicle on Foothill. The caller provided a description of his vehicle, which matched the description of the hit and run vehicle. Officers responded to the driver’s location and after further investigation, the suspect was arrested.
Shots Fired
On January 13 at 10:42 p.m., residents in the area of 1100 South Primrose heard several shots fired. Officers responded and discovered four .45 caliber bullet casings in the south alley in the 200 block of West Huntington, near Magnolia. Video surveillance showed a male suspect, possibly White or Hispanic, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt in the alley. The suspect fired four rounds east in the alley, then he ran west out of sight. It is unknown what he was shooting at; however, at the time of the shooting, the manager of a business saw a male Black subject, approximately 18 to 20 years old, wearing baggy clothing, dancing around in the parking lot. He then ran east toward Primrose. It’s possible he could have been the target and was attempting to avoid getting hit. No impact points or blood on the ground was located. Hospitals were notified, but no victims were reported during the night.
On January 16 at approximately 3 a.m., an officer stopped a suspicious subject. During the contact, the subject claimed to be the victim of the shooting that occurred on January 13. The victim said he was in a business parking lot and was shot at; he was not struck or injured. The victim would not cooperate with the officer and refused to provide any additional information. The clothing the victim was wearing during his contact with the officer matched the possible victim’s clothing reported on the night of the shooting. The officer completed a supplemental report regarding his contact with the possible victim and an identification card was also completed. Investigation continuing.
Grand Theft Auto – Motorcycle
On January 14 at 2:33 a.m., a resident in the 300 block of South Shamrock heard noises in his front yard and went outside to investigate. He saw his 2005, orange and black, KTM dirt-bike motorcycle was missing off a trailer he had parked on the street in front of his house. Witnesses told him they saw a male Hispanic subject, approximately 30 years old, pushing it west on Lemon toward California. Officers searched the area for the suspect and the motorcycle, but did not locate either. Investigation continuing.
Theft
On January 14 at 10:19 a.m., officers responded to a theft report at an apartment complex in the 700 block of South Myrtle. A pickup truck parked on the first level of the parking structure behind the security gate had two duffel bags stolen out of the bed of the truck. Investigation continuing.
Embezzlement – Suspect Arrested
On January 14 at 11:43 a.m., officers responded to a business in the 600 block of South Myrtle regarding an embezzlement report. The owner of the business noticed a discrepancy in the inventory and confronted the employee in charge, who admitted to embezzling property from the business. During investigation, the employee confessed to embezzling property from the business over the past five years. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.
Special Enforcement Team Activity Possession of Marijuana for Sales / Traffic Stop / Warrants – Suspects Arrested
On January 14 at 8:46 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 1600 block of South Myrtle. He recognized the driver and knew she had an active want for her arrest issued by Monrovia Police Department. A search of her vehicle revealed marijuana found in different containers, and a large quantity of cash was found on her person. Her cell phone contained multiple texts from people that indicated she was selling marijuana to them. She was arrested for the want, as well as possession of marijuana for sales and transportation. There was a passenger in the vehicle that was found to have five felony warrants, which included a no-bail probation warrant. The passenger was also arrested.
Domestic Violence / Outside Assist – Huntington Beach Police Department – Suspect Arrested
On January 14, the Special Enforcement Team detained a distraught female on Myrtle and Duarte. The subject said she was upset because her twin sister had been involved in domestic violence with her husband. While talking to her, her husband and sister arrived. After further investigation, the sister was arrested for domestic violence for battering her husband. Since the incident occurred in Huntington Beach, the Huntington Beach Police Department responded and took custody of the female suspect.
Detective Bureau – Case Follow-up
On November 16, 2011, at approximately 8 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 300 East Colorado regarding vandalism in progress. The officers were able to locate one adult suspect and a juvenile suspect. The suspects were arrested for tagging in the area of 300 East Colorado. The tagging is unique and there were several reports describing the particular tagging.
A follow-up investigation by a detective discovered two additional suspects tied to the original suspects. After an extensive data collection effort by the detective, the cost of cleaning up the paint and replacing the damaged glass amounted to a felony vandalism charge. The detective was able to use the detailed preliminary investigation by the officer to secure a felony filing against all four suspects and close 25 cases. Since the case was filed, the detective has found two additional cases to add to the filing.

Sierra Madre PD
During the week of Sunday, January 15th, to Saturday January 21st, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 219 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information.
Sunday, January 15th:
8:24 AM-Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc.This incident involves the unauthorized fraudulent use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station.
11:42 AM-Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc.This incident involves the unauthorized fraudulent use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station.
12:45 PM-Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc.This incident involves the unauthorized fraudulent use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station.
2:37 PM-Use 0f Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc.This incident involves the unauthorized fraudulent use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station.
3:10 PM-Use Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc.This incident involves the unauthorized fraudulent use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station.
Monday, January 16th:
12:20 PM- Theft of Mail, 300 blk. Olive Tree Ln. Unknown suspect(s) removed mail from outside the victim’s front door. The victim was notified about the package arrival by UPS delivery notice.
6:35 PM- Making Annoying Telephone Calls, 500 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd. This incident involves an ex-girlfriend making harassing phone calls to her ex-boyfriend after she was advised to stop contact.
Tuesday, January 17th:
4:05 PM-Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc.This incident involves the unauthorized fraudulent use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station.
3:20 PM-Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc.Unknown suspect(s) used the victim’s stolen credit cards to make unauthorized purchases.
Thursday, January 19th:
10:19 AM- Vandalism/Graffiti, 100 blk. Mariposa Ave. Unknown suspect(s) used spray paint to graffiti the curb side.
4:05 PM- Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc.This incident involves the unauthorized fraudulent use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station.
11:35 PM- Receiving/Concealing Stolen Property, Orange Grove Ave and Orlando Dr. An officer stopped a 26-year old Los Angeles motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had three outstanding no-bail warrants; also, the 26-year old passenger was a parole-at-large. After both individuals were arrested, an inventory of the car uncovered numerous items of property that had been stolen from the residents in Sierra Madre and other cities. The female driver was transported to the Pasadena Police Department jail for booking and the male passenger was transported to IRC for booking.
Friday, January 20th:
7:31 AM- PettyTheft, 100 blk. E. Mira Monte Ave. Suspect entered an unlocked parked car and stole a 2011 DMV vehicle registration, 2011 Honda owner’s manual and a red and black blanket. Suspects were found in possession of the property.
7:58 AM- Theft of Mail, 200 blk. Old Rancho Rd. This incident involves two suspects found in possession of the stolen property. Suspects were found in possession of the property.
8:33 AM- Auto Burglary, 200 blk. Sturtevant Dr.Suspects entered a locked vehicle and stole a Garmin GPS, an IPod and an IPhone car charger..Suspects were found in possession of the property.
8:45 AM- Petty Theft, 10th blk. E. Mira Monte Ave. Suspects entered an unlocked car and stole a gray sleeping bag, a flannel jacket, a box of one dozen bibles, a knife with a blue handle and a flashlight. Suspects were found in possession of the property.
12:29 PM- Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc.This incident involves the unauthorized fraudulent use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station.
1:10 PM-Disorderly Conduct/Drunk in Public, 31 N. Baldwin Ave. This incident involves an intoxicated male at Kersting Ct. arrested for public intoxication and transported to Pasadena Police Department jail for booking.
2:49 PM- Theft of Mail, 200 blk. Old Rancho Rd. This incident involves two suspects found in possession of the stolen property. Suspects were found in possession of the property.
5:47 PM-Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc.This incident involves the unauthorized fraudulent use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station.
11:15 PM- Disturbance, 200 blk. San Gabriel Ct. Officers responded to a disturbance call between a husband and wife. The victim was intoxicated and was uncooperative.
Saturday, January 21st:
12:29 PM- Petty Theft, 400 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Unknown suspect(s) took a Southern California Edison Smart Connect Smart Meter from a storage room.
3:29 PM-Use of Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc.This incident involves the unauthorized fraudulent use of the victim’s credit/debit card number obtained from the Valero gas station.
5:53 PM-Theft of Mail, 300 Blk. Grove St.This incident involves two suspects found in possession of the stolen property. Suspects were found in possession of the property.

January 27, 2012

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