Crime

Police Blotters 1/5/12

Arcadia PD
For the period of Sunday, December 25, through Saturday, December 31, the Police Department responded to 744 calls for service of which 129 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Sunday, December 25:
At about 10:37 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 000 block of Genoa Street regarding a theft report. The victim held a party at her house on December 23rd, after which she noticed her phone missing from her purse and wallet missing from her car. The victim discovered numerous unauthorized charges on her credit cards, and was informed by a friend that an unknown guest was seen inside her car at the time of the party. She is desirous of prosecution.
At approximately 7:04 p.m., an officer responded to the intersection of Las Tunas Drive and El Monte Avenue, in reference to a two-party traffic collision. While traveling westbound on Las Tunas Drive, a driver attempted to make a left turn onto El Monte Avenue, however he failed to yield to oncoming traffic and collided with another vehicle. No major injuries were reported.
Monday, December 26:
Shortly after 11:40 a.m., an officer responded to Hollister 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 a used shopping bag and exited the store without making payment. The 36-year-old White female was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. A record check revealed the suspect had a misdemeanor bench warrant.
Around 3:55 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Sports Chalet at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a fraud report. A female subject attempted to pay for merchandise with a fraudulent credit card. The loss prevention officer searched the suspect’s purse and located seventeen additional fraudulent credit cards. The 39-year-old Hispanic female was arrested for Possession of Fraudulent Access Cards, Use of Fraudulent Access Cards, and Commercial Burglary.
Tuesday, December 27:
Between 9:30 a.m. on December 23rd and 2:00 p.m. on December 26th, unknown suspect(s) burglarized a residence in the 000 block of Cortez Avenue while it was being fumigated. While the residents were away on vacation, the fumigation worker checked on the house and noticed the fumigation tarps were torn. The worker removed the tarps and saw the interior of the residence was ransacked. Through investigation, the officer determined the suspect(s) made entry through a kitchen window, left slightly open to allow for circulation. No one saw or heard anything suspicious.
At approximately 1:42 p.m., an officer responded to Nordstrom at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a grand theft report. A customer notified an employee that she saw two female suspects run out of the store with a large amount of watches. Video surveillance revealed the suspects placed the watches into a purse they were carrying and ran out of the store without making payment. Suspect one is described as a Black female, about 20 to 30-years-old, wearing a gray beanie, gray sweatshirt, and dark pants. Suspect two is described as a Black female, about 20 to 30-years-old, wearing a red sweatshirt and dark pants. The suspects fled the store parking lot in a gold 1998 Buick.
Wednesday, December 28:
Shortly after 11:40 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter in regards to a fraud investigation. The victim’s bank notified her of several unauthorized charges on her credit card. The victim had her credit card in possession at the time of the report. The victim has no idea how her account was compromised, and is desirous of prosecution.
At about 6:03 p.m., an officer responded to H&M at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding three female adults detained for theft. One suspect concealed multiple items inside a used shopping bag while the other suspects concealed merchandise inside their purses
The suspects left the store without making payment. Two 18-year-old Black females and a 22-year-old Black female were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Thursday, December 29:
Around 9:48 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 000 block of Hampton Road regarding an activated burglary alarm. Upon arrival, officers noticed the front door was wide open and discovered the front window was broken. The officers cleared the location and determined the suspect(s) had already fled. The victim returned to the residence and reported numerous items missing. No one heard or saw anything suspicious.
Shortly after 8:30 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for running a stop sign on Colorado Boulevard at Second Avenue. An investigation revealed the driver’s registration was expired and he was driving on a suspended license. The driver also had a fraudulent year registration sticker on his license plate. The 20-year-old Hispanic male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Friday, December 30:
At approximately 1:38 a.m., an officer was traveling south on Santa Anita Avenue at Live Oak Avenue, and conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle for lane swerving. Upon contact with the driver, the officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol emitting from inside the vehicle. An investigation revealed the driver was under the influence. The 52-year-old Hispanic male was arrested for DUI and transported to the Arcadia City Jail.
At about 5:53 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a theft report. The victim explained he locked his bicycle to a stair railing along the walkway to his apartment at 9:30 p.m. on December 29th, and found it missing a short time later. Unknown suspect(s) cut the cable lock and fled undetected.
Saturday, December 31:
Between 6:30 p.m. on December 30th and 6:30 a.m. on December 31st, unknown suspect(s) burglarized the material yard of A&A Building Materials, 310 North Santa Anita Avenue. The store owner discovered over two hundred rolls of electrical wire missing. Officers determined the suspect(s) gained entry by cutting the chain and padlock that were used to secure the access gate. Although the location had surveillance cameras, officers learned the suspect(s) moved the cameras to avoid their capture.
Between 4:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into Santana’s Beauty Box, 160 West Live Oak Avenue, and ransacked the location. Officers determined the suspect(s) gained entry by breaking the glass window pane of the front door. At the time of the report, the store owner noticed a wooden acoustic guitar was missing from the salon floor, where it stood as display.

Monrovia PD
During the last seven-day period, December 8-14, the Police Department handled 496 service events, resulting in 96 investigations. Following are the highlighted issues and events. To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to http://www.crimemapping.com/map/ca/monrovia for crime mapping.
Dog Bite
On December 8 at 10:27 a.m., an animal control officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of Encinitas on the report of a dog bite. During the power outage on December 1, an 80-year-old female subject was in her front yard when a dog approached her and bit her on the arm. The dog owner tried to stop the dog, but failed. The woman fell to the ground and was assisted by the dog owner. The woman refused medical attention and no call was made to police to report the incident. On December 8, the woman was taken to a doctor and discovered she had sustained a broken wrist. The woman’s daughter then called police to report the incident. An animal control officer was dispatched to investigate.
Robbery
On December 8 at 10:30 a.m., a male victim was walking in the 1100 block of Norumbega when a dark colored sedan stopped ahead of him and a male suspect exited the vehicle. The sedan drove up the street and the victim continued walking. The suspect then approached the victim and pointed a black handgun at him and demanded his property. The victim handed over his binoculars. The suspect demanded the victim’s wallet and then reached for the victim’s rear pocket, but the victim slapped the suspect’s hand away. The suspect then fled south on Norumbega and got back into the sedan, which was waiting down the street. The vehicle was last seen heading south on Norumbega out of sight. The victim did not call police until 5 p.m. that evening, after being encouraged to report the incident by family members. The suspect is described as a male Black, 20 years old, 6’1”, weighing approximately 200 pounds. Investigation continuing.
Vehicle Burglary
On December 9 at 4:09 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of West Cypress regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim parked his car at approximately 6 p.m. and went to work with his co-worker. On his return at about 4:05 a.m., he discovered a window on his vehicle smashed and his stereo missing. A screwdriver was found on the front seat. Investigation continuing.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
On December 11 at 2:33 a.m., an officer on patrol observed a subject drive through a stop sign at Myrtle and Walnut. The officer stopped the driver and noticed a strong odor of alcohol and, after investigation, determined the driver to be under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested.
Traffic Collision – Vehicle vs. Pedestrian
On December 11 at 6:04 a.m., a woman was walking to work and crossing in the crosswalk on a green light when she was struck by a driver whose windows were fogged up. The driver did not see the pedestrian in the crosswalk. The pedestrian complained of pain in her arm and side and was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Stolen Bicycle Recovered – Suspect Arrested
On December 11 at 7:21 p.m., an officer took a report on a bicycle that was stolen from the 700 block of West Walnut. At 8:11 p.m., another officer stopped a bicyclist in the 100 block of West Maple for not having a light during darkness. The bicyclist had a warrant for his arrest and was taken into custody; the bicycle he was riding was brought to the police station. The officer who took the stolen bicycle report noticed that the bicycle matched the description of the victim’s stolen bicycle. The victim came to the police station and positively identified the bicycle. The suspect was additionally charged for receiving stolen property. He claimed the bicycle belonged to a family member and he borrowed it without their knowledge or permission.
Outside Assist – Possible Attempt Suicide
On December 11 at 10:20 p.m., the Monterey Park Police Department called to report a suicidal female subject, possibly driving a black Honda in Monrovia. The female was text messaging her boyfriend in Monterey Park and told him she took 30 sleeping pills because she wanted to die. The female told her boyfriend she was in the 400 block of East Evergreen. The boyfriend called Monterey Park Police Department and reported the incident. Monrovia officers searched for the female, but she was not found. Approximately two hours later, Monterey Park police called back and reported the female was now possibly in the 300 block of North Myrtle. Monrovia officers began a second search and an officer eventually located the female subject in the 300 block of North Melrose. She claimed to have taken 20 sleeping pills and was taken to a hospital by ambulance.
Residential Burglaries
On December 13 at 8:23 p.m., two residential burglaries were reported that occurred on a lot in the 500 block of West Maple. In both cases, the unknown suspect(s) gained entry by prying open the rear door of the residence. The front house was ransacked and jewelry was stolen. There was minor ransacking in the back house, but nothing was taken.
Mountain Lion
On December 14 at 2:37 a.m., police received a call reporting a mountain lion in the 800 block of East Lemon. Officers responded and found an adult mountain lion, possibly a female, in a yard in the 800 block of East Lemon. It appeared to have an open wound next to its left eye. The officers fired two beanbag rounds, which motivated the mountain lion to move back into the hills.
Drug Violations
On December 14 at 2:56 p.m., Monrovia Special Enforcement Team officers on patrol stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. This encounter led to the officers conducting a search of the vehicle, which revealed hidden drug contraband under the pad of a child seat. The driver was arrested and booked for numerous drug violations.
Grand Theft Auto
On December 14 at 5:51 p.m., police responded to Mckinley Place and Foothill regarding a stolen vehicle. The victim reported that he parked his vehicle on the street. When he returned to where he had parked it, the vehicle was not there and he could not find his keys. The vehicle is a white, two-door, Lexus SC300. Investigation continuing.
Grand Theft Auto
On December 14 at 6:12 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 700 block of East Central on the report of a stolen vehicle. The theft occurred between 6:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. The victim parked and locked his vehicle on the street and went into work for the day. When he returned at the end of the day, his vehicle was missing. The vehicle is a black, 2004, Chevy Silverado pickup truck. The victim reported that there was an unloaded handgun in the vehicle at the time it was stolen, but there was no ammunition in the truck. Investigation continuing.

Sierra Madre PD
During the week of Sunday, December 18th, 2011 to Saturday, December 24th, 2011 the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 245 calls for service.
Sunday, December 18th
12:09 PM – Residential Burglary – 800 block of Skyland Drive. Officers responded to a burglary investigation and found the burglary actually occurred between the period of 12-12-11 and 12-18-11. Unknown suspect(s) entered the attached garage that was left open and stole four snowboards, a snowboarding jacket and a pair of pants from the garage. Once inside the garage, the suspect(s) then entered an unlocked television room, which is next to the garage, and stole an Xbox video game console. The total loss was estimated at approximately $3,500.00.
7:51 PM – Arrest, Public Intoxication, 00 block of Kersting Court. Officers responded to a call of an intoxicated man in front of Lucky Baldwin’s. He was arrested for public intoxication and transported to the Pasadena Police Department jail for booking.
Monday, December 19th
9:57 AM – Theft of Identity, 300 block of Churchill Road. The resident reported being the victim of theft of identity after discovering that someone fraudulently used his credit card information and made an unauthorized purchase on his account.
1:35 PM – Theft of Identity, 600 block of Auburn Ave. The resident reported being the victim of theft of identity after discovering that someone fraudulently used her credit information to obtained telephone service without the victim’s permission.
10:54 PM – Arrest, Suspended License, Baldwin Ave and Sierra Madre Blvd. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed the motorist was driving on a suspended/revoked driver’s license. The motorist was cited for the misdemeanor violation and released on a written promise to appear in court.
Tuesday, December 20th
7:40 AM – Arrest, Unlicensed Driver, 500 block Mount Wilson Trail. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed the motorist was driving without a valid driver’s license. The motorist was cited for the misdemeanor violation and released on a written promise to appear in court.
Wednesday, December 21st
12:21 PM – Arrest, Suspended License, Foothill Blvd and Baldwin Ave, in Arcadia. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed the motorist was driving on a suspended/revoked driver’s license. The motorist was cited for the misdemeanor violation and released on a written promise to appear in court.
5:25 PM – Elder Abuse of Financial Fraud, 600 block of Canyon Crest. Adult Protective Services alerted SMPD of a possible financial abuse to an elderly man. Officers discovered the elderly man was a victim of a telephone scam, after he sent $500.00 to an out-of-state bogus publishing company.
Friday, December 23rd
10:14 AM – Arrest, Unlicensed Driver, Santa Anita Ave and Grandview Ave. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed the motorist was driving without a valid driver’s license. The motorist was cited for the misdemeanor violation and released on a written promise to appear in court.
1:35 PM – Arrest, Unlicensed Driver and Possession of Marijuana. Sierra Madre Blvd and Michillinda Ave. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed the motorist was driving without a valid driver’s license and was in possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. The motorist was cited for the violations and released on a written promise to appear in court.
10:01 PM – Arrest, Unlicensed Driver, Baldwin Ave and Hampton Rd, in Arcadia. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed the motorist was driving without a valid driver’s license. The motorist was cited for the misdemeanor violation and released on a written promise to appear in court.
10:31 PM – Arrest, Suspended License, Hastings Ranch Drive and Mayfair Drive, in Pasadena. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed the motorist was driving on a suspended/revoked driver’s license. The motorist was cited for the misdemeanor violation and released on a written promise to appear in court.
Saturday, December 24th
12:42 AM – Arrest, Public Intoxication, 00 block of Kersting Court. Officers handled an incident of a disruptive customer that refused to leave Lucky Baldwin’s. Officers arrested them man for public intoxication and took him to the Pasadena Police Department jail for booking.
9:09 PM – Arrest, Unlicensed Driver and Possession of Marijuana, Orange Grove Ave and Rancho Rd. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed the motorist was driving without a valid driver’s license and his passenger was in possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. Both men were cited for the violations and released on a written promise to appear in court.

January 5, 2012

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