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Sunday, May 13:
Around 3:00 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a theft report. A female suspect exited the store without making payment for the merchandise she concealed inside her purse. The 54-year-old Chinese female was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
At approximately 7:45 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the Arcadia Police Department front counter in regards to a stolen purse report. In order to clean out her garage, the victim explained she parked her vehicle in the 1000 block of La Cadena Avenue but forgot to remove her purse from the front seat. No signs of forced entry were located and no one saw or heard anything suspicious.
Monday, May 14:
Shortly after 5:15 p.m., an officer responded to Aeropostale at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in reference to a theft report. The store manager noticed approximately 24 t-shirts missing from a display shelf, and confirmed through sales records that the merchandise had not been sold. No one saw or heard anything suspicious.
At about 9:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 2000 block of South Eighth Avenue regarding a residential burglary investigation. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry through a rear window and fled undetected. Cash, jewelry, and electronics were reported missing. The victim had no idea as to the suspect’s identity.
Tuesday, May 15:
At about 9:15 a.m., an officer responded to a two-party traffic accident on Colorado Boulevard, west of Altura Road. While both vehicles were stopped for a red light, party-two was struck from behind by party-one. An investigation revealed party-one accidently took her foot off the brake and rolled forward at approximately five miles per hour. Party-one complained of back aches.
At approximately 3:50 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of Mayflower Avenue regarding a residential burglary report. When the owner returned home, he observed his front door open and discovered his living room and master bedroom ransacked. Numerous items were reported missing.
The officer made contact with a neighbor who revealed she saw an unknown Hispanic male exit the victim’s residence around 11:15 a.m., carrying a white bag and other unidentifiable property. The suspect is described as being in his early twenties, short black hair, wearing a white t-shirt and kaki colored shorts. He entered the passenger side of a white vehicle and fled northbound on Mayflower Avenue.
Wednesday, May 16:
Around 6:30 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a fraud report. An elderly victim was promised huge returns on a real estate investment that was determined to be fraudulent. An investigation revealed the suspect is located overseas and obtained approximately $350,000 from the victim over the last seven years. Further investigation is being conducted by the Detective Bureau.
At approximately 9:13 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 000 block of Fairview Avenue to investigate a fraud report. Unknown suspect(s) opened a credit card account under the victim’s name and charged approximately $1,200. The victim had no idea how her personal information was compromised.
Thursday, May 17:
Shortly after 3:50 p.m., officers responded to H&M at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in reference to a theft report. A female suspect concealed jewelry and clothing inside her purse, and exited the store without making payment. The 20-year-old Filipino female was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
At about 8:10 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the USC Medical Center in Los Angeles where a victim was being treated for an assault, which occurred in the City of Arcadia on May 11, 2012. The victim explained he was exiting Honeyboba, 1 West Duarte Road, when he was approached by two Hispanic males. The suspects asked the victim what gang he was from, and after the victim explained he was not from a gang, one suspect stabbed him in the chest with a knife. The suspects fled the scene on foot, northbound on Santa Anita Avenue. The victim revealed he drove himself home after the incident, attempted to treat his own injuries, and never contacted law enforcement. Further investigation is being conducted by the Detective Bureau.
Friday, May 18:
At approximately 6:57 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a silver Mustang for expired registration tags. A records check revealed the driver was never issued a license. The 25-year-old Hispanic male was arrested, transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking, and his vehicle was impounded.
Around 12:15 p.m., an officer responded to Hollister at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding two female adults detained for theft. The suspects removed the security sensors from various clothing, concealed the items inside their purses, and exited the store without making payment. An investigation revealed the suspects had also stolen from the Montebello Mall. Both Hispanic females, ages 26 and 27 respectively, were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Saturday, May 19:
At approximately 1:43 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 000 block of West Duarte Road regarding a medical assist for a male subject who had fallen out of a second story window. The Arcadia Fire Department responded to the scene and provided treatment for minor scrapes. An investigation revealed the subject was under the influence of marijuana and had consumed a cookie laced with an undetermined hallucinogen. He explained he jumped out of the window because he believed he could fly.
Shortly after 12:25 p.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle for suspended registration, in the area of Colorado Boulevard and Fifth Avenue. The officer discovered the male driver had a suspended license, and a search of the passenger revealed he was in possession of concentrated cannabis. The subjects were cited, released in the field, and their vehicle was impounded.
During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 482 service events, resulting in 90 investigations. To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to http://www.crimemapping.com/map/ca/monrovia for crime mapping. For Police Department news and information, visit our website at www.monroviapd.org and follow us on twitter for police notifications.
May 14 at 10:16 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 300 block of North Alta Vista. The victim had parked his vehicle on the street. Suspect(s) smashed the rear windows on the vehicle and stole tools and computer parts from inside. A witness saw an older, dark blue or green, 4-door vehicle leaving southbound from the location at the time of the burglary. Investigation continuing.
May 15 at 3:19 p.m., police responded to a fire assist call in the 1600 block of Encino. The first officer arrived on scene and saw smoke coming from a structure. He started evacuating the building, but did not get a response from one of the units. The officer heard a woman screaming from the second story. He entered the smoke filled apartment and was able to work his way upstairs and reach the adult female and four children. He led them down the stairs and out of the building to safety. The officer was treated for smoke inhalation, but was able to return to work.
On May 17 at 10:24 a.m., a victim reported a residential burglary that occurred in the 1100 block of Orange. Someone entered the residence through a window and went through the victim’s jewelry, but nothing was missing. Investigation continuing.
On May 17 at 11:51 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 100 block of Colorado. The victim parked and locked his vehicle on the second level of a parking structure. When he returned, the vehicle was still locked, but his backpack containing clothing was missing from the backseat, along with a cell phone, which was in the center console. Investigation continuing.