Sierra Madre Police Blotter
During the week of Sunday, July 6, to Saturday July 12, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 331 calls for service.
Monday, July 7:
8:41 a.m. – Theft, 200 block of East Grandview. Unknown suspect(s) took a garage door opener from the victim’s unlocked car. The incident took at an unknown time and place. The value of the garage door opener is unknown.
9:23 a.m. – Suspicious circumstances, 100 block Monterey Lane. Victim said on 7/3/08, unknown suspect(s) tried to enter his house via a “doggy door.” The incident took place while the victim was at work from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. No property was lost.
5:04 p.m. – Auto burglary, 00 block of Mira Monte Ave. Unknown suspect(s) took an owner’s manual, insurance card, registration cards and receipts from the victim’s vehicle. The incident took place between 7/4/08 at 12:45 p.m. and 7/7/08 at 5:04 p.m. The value of the items stolen is unknown.
Wednesday, July 9:
9:19 a.m. – Vandalism/Theft, 100 block North Baldwin Ave. Unknown suspect(s) removed two fire extinguishers from their cases and discharged them. One extinguisher was stolen from the location. The incident took place between 7/8/08 at 7:30 p.m. and 7/9/08 at 7 a.m. The total loss was about $130.
8:44 p.m. – Arrest, 00 block West Sierra Madre Blvd. A motorist was stopped for an equipment violation. A records check revealed the driver’s license was suspended/ revoked. The driver arrested and released on a written promise to appear in court.
10:31 p.m. – Arrest, Michillinda Ave. and 210 Freeway. A motorist was stopped for an equipment violation. A records check revealed the driver’s license was expired. The driver arrested and released on a written promise to appear in court.
Thursday, July 10:
9:57 p.m. – Arrest, Orange Grove Ave. and Park Ave. A motorist was stopped for an equipment violation. A records check revealed the driver’s license was suspended/ revoked. The driver arrested and released on a written promise to appear in court
Friday, July 11:
8:06 p.m. – Arrest, Green Oaks Ave. and Orange Grove Ave. A motorist was stopped for an equipment violation. A records check revealed the driver’s license was expired. The driver arrested and released on a written promise to appear in court.
Saturday, July 12:
1:02 a.m. – Arrest, 200 block East Sierra Madre Blvd. A motorist was stopped for an equipment violation. A records check revealed the passenger of the vehicle had an outstanding warrant out of San Marino. San Marino Police Department arrived and took the man into custody.
Monrovia Police Blotter
The following summary highlights a few of the 552 calls for service received by the Monrovia Police Department during the period of Monday, June 16, through Sunday, June 22.
Monday, June 16:
12:20 a.m. – Drug activity on California Ave.
7:00 a.m. – Vandalism 900 block E. Lemon Ave.
4:19 p.m. – Fraud report 2000 block S. Mountain Ave.
6:25 p.m. – Bear sighting 600 block Laurel Lane
11:02 p.m. – Neighborhood dispute 1000 block S. Alta Vista Ave.
Tuesday, June 17:
6:00 a.m. – Vehicle burglary 2000 block Pilgrim Way
4:03 p.m. – Embezzlement 900 block W. Foothill Blvd.
4:14 p.m. – Residential burglary 1000 block S. Mayflower Ave.
6:46 p.m. – 1000 block S. Alta Vista Ave.
9:53 p.m. – Shots heard 200 block W. Walnut Ave.
Wednesday, June 18:
8:41 a.m. – Soliciting 2000 block S. Mountain Ave.
9:19 a.m. – Trash picking 700 block W. Olive Ave.
2:26 p.m. – Medical assist 1000 block Norumbega Dr.
8:04 p.m. – Peace disturbance 200 block W. Lemon Ave.
8:39 p.m. – Shoplifting 300 block W. Huntington Dr.
Thursday, June 19:
9:23 a.m. – Attempted theft 3000 S. Peck Rd.
1:23 p.m. – Resisting arrest on Norumbega Dr.
3:00 p.m. – Residential burglary 300 block E. Walnut Ave.
7:43 p.m. – Snake problem 800 block Ridgeside Dr.
11:17 p.m. – Fight in progress 700 block W. Huntington Dr.
Friday, June 20:
12:12 a.m. – Drug activity 1000 block N. Canyon Blvd.
1:30 p.m. – Warrant arrest 200 block W. Foothill Blvd.
7:12 p.m. – Vandalism 800 block W. Colorado Blvd.
9:26 p.m. – Assault report 700 block Monterey Court
9:40 p.m. – Shots heard on W. Duarte Rd.
Saturday, June 21:
6:33 a.m. – Vandalism 300 block Jasmine Ave.
7:28 a.m. – Vehicle burglary 1000 block Encino Ave.
9:47 a.m. – Domestic violence 100 block El Nido Ave.
11:57 a.m. – Deer sighting 100 block W. Foothill Blvd.
5:08 p.m. – Commercial burglary 2000 block S. Mountain Ave.
Sunday, June 21:
12:10 p.m. – Soliciting on S. Mountain Ave.
2:06 p.m. – Fraud report 600 block Monterey Ave.
6:02 p.m. – Business dispute 300 block W. Huntington Dr.
7:38 p.m. – Medical assist 600 block Montana St.
11:38 p.m. – Misuse of 911 200 block E. Cherry Ave.
Arcadia Police Blotter
For the period of Sunday, July 6, through Saturday, July 12, the Arcadia Police Department responded to 944 calls for service, of which 117 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.
Sunday, July 6:
A commercial burglary occurred between 3:00 p.m. on July 4 and 7:45 a.m. on July 6 in the 00 block of East Huntington. Unknown suspects pried open the exterior door of the building and then committed multiple burglaries and attempted burglaries of the various businesses at the location. Computer equipment was stolen from the businesses.
Around 12:22 p.m., a victim came to the station to file a theft report. She claimed that a male Hispanic took her credit card from her wallet while she was at Dave & Buster’s, and he later made almost $300 in unauthorized purchases. Officers watched the surveillance video and saw the suspect steal the victim’s credit card.
Monday, July 7:
A traffic stop was initiated at Rosemead and Huntington around 7:51 a.m. for an expired registration. A male African-American driver was contacted and he initially provided officers with his brother’s name and date of birth. A search of his vehicle was conducted and officers found a social security card and medical card with his real name. The 26-year-old man later admitted his true identity, and record checks revealed that he was never issued a driver’s license and he also had 2 outstanding warrants. He provided a false name because he wanted to evade capture for the warrants and the lack of having a driver’s license. He was arrested at the scene without incident.
A grand theft occurred at Carmine’s Restaurant, 311 East Live Oak, around 7:54 p.m. A female victim was sitting at an outside waiting area in front of the restaurant when a male Hispanic approached, reached over the railing, grabbed the victim’s purse, and fled on foot.
Tuesday, July 8:
Units responded to the Peacock parking structure located at Westfield mall around 8:30 a.m. regarding a detonation of a small acid bomb in the stairwell area. Officers assisted with the collection of evidence.
Wednesday, July 9:
Between 7 p.m. on July 8 and 9:54 a.m. on July 9, a commercial burglary occurred at Wireless 101, located at 101 East Huntington. Unknown suspect(s) pried open the rear door and stole 10 Apple iPhones and cash.
Shortly after 1 p.m., a traffic stop for an expired registration was conducted at Old Ranch and Huntington. The 22-year-old male Hispanic driver was unlicensed and a consent search of the vehicle revealed a stolen credit card and a California Identification card belong to a woman. He admitted to stealing the credit card from the mail and using the I.D. card to get his girlfriend into clubs. He was taken into custody for acquiring access card without consent, receiving stolen property, unlicensed driver, and expired registration.
A residential burglary occurred in the 500 block of West Huntington between 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on July 8. Unknown suspect(s) possibly entered the home by using a key and stole two Xbox consoles, controllers, and video games.
Thursday, July 10:
Around 12:25 p.m., a caller advised that a man and woman just burglarized a neighbor’s home that is currently listed for sale in the 100 block of West Foothill. A 37-year-old female suspect was seen running eastbound on Foothill and a 43-year-old male suspect drove off in a white Toyota Solara. Both suspects were later located and arrested for residential burglary.
Units were dispatched to the 600 block of West Naomi regarding a grand theft and identity theft incident that occurred on July 9. The victim advised that she was at WalMart in Duarte when she was approached by a 70-year-old male Hispanic. He spoke in Spanish, which she did not understand, and a 20-year-old male Hispanic later approached and offered to help translate. The elderly suspect said that he needed money for his son’s surgery and wanted to get cash for the diamonds that he had. The younger suspect and the victim said that they would help, so they all drove to a Target store and the younger suspect went inside to supposedly exchange the diamonds for cash. He later came out of the store with $20,000 in an envelope. They then drove the victim to Bank of America in Arcadia, where she gave the suspects’ her social security number, her credit card number, and she also withdrew $5,000 from her credit card account in exchange for two diamonds. On July 10, she went to Kevin Jewelers at Westfield mall and learned that the diamonds were fake.
Friday, July 11:
Between 11:55 a.m. and 1:10 p.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 200 block of West Pamela. Unknown suspect(s) entered the house through an open window, ransacked rooms, and stole a large amount of cash and jewelry.
A hit-and-run traffic collision occurred at Indiana and Wheeler around 12:07 p.m. A witness advised that a man drove his truck over a curb and then struck a parked vehicle. The driver then fled the scene, and the witness followed him to the Extended Stay, 401 East Santa Clara, parking lot. The driver was located, and a field sobriety test revealed that he was operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. The 35-year-old Caucasian was arrested for driving while under the influence and hit-and-run.
Saturday, July 12:
Around 12:22 a.m., units responded to the 500 block of West Huntington regarding a disturbance at an apartment complex. Upon arrival, officers detected the odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the apartment unit. Two male suspects were contacted and consent searches of their persons were made. A 21-year-old Hispanic had a butterfly knife in his pocket, and he was arrested for possession of a switchblade knife; a 19-year-old Hispanic was found in possession of marijuana and was also taken into custody.
A 48-year-old female Hispanic employee was arrested around 11 p.m. at Macy’s for grand theft and embezzlement. She was being monitored for suspicious activities and was seen concealing store property into a department store bag and leaving without making payment. Investigation also revealed that she had been taking money from cash registers since March of 2008.