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Police Blotters 12/13/12

December 13th, 2012 by Temple City Tribune

Arcadia PD
Sunday, December 2:
At about 2:12 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding in the 1500 block of S. Santa Anita Avenue. During their investigation, officers discovered the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The 19-year-old, Asian male was subsequently arrested for drunk driving and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for processing. Around 1:35 p.m., officers responded to the area of Santa Anita Avenue and Santa Clara Street regarding a battery. Investigation revealed an argument between two male subjects turned into a physical altercation. One of the subjects sprayed the other in the face with pepper spray, punched him in the eye, and tried to choke him. The 22-year-old, White male was taken to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Neither of the subjects desired prosecution.
Monday, December 3:
At about 11:09 p.m., officers were dispatched to Albertson’s, 298 E. Live Oak Avenue, regarding a male suspect exposing himself in public. Investigation revealed the male suspect was fondling his exposed genitalia, while urinating in front of the store. Upon arrival, officers identified the suspect, and the 48-year-old, Hispanic male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for processing.
At approximately 9:15 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired registration on Baldwin Avenue near Las Tunas Drive. Upon contact, the officer discovered the driver had an expired license. A consensual search of the vehicle revealed the driver was in possession of methamphetamine and meth pipes. The 56-year-old, Hispanic female was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, and was transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Tuesday, December 4:
Shortly after 1:00 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the Arcadia Police Department in reference to a theft that occurred earlier in the afternoon at 24 Hour Fitness, 125 N. First Avenue. The victim discovered his gym bag had been stolen from a secured locker and left in a bathroom stall. Investigation revealed the victim’s cell phone, watch, cash, driver’s license and several credit cards had been stolen out of his gym bag. There were no witnesses at the time of the incident.
At about 9:49 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on a bicycle for a missing headlight on Foothill Boulevard near Tindalo Road. During their investigation, officers discovered the male bicyclist was in possession of a hypodermic needle and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The 38-year-old, White male was subsequently arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for processing.
Wednesday, December 5:
At approximately 10:22 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a red, Chevy Astro Van for expired registration in the area of Santa Anita Avenue and Bonita Street. A records check revealed the driver was unlicensed. The 24-year-old, White male was consequently cited and released in the field. Around 9:48 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of S. Santa Anita Avenue in regards to a residential burglary. Officers discovered the suspect(s) removed a rear window screen and entered through the unlocked window. Further investigation revealed the bedrooms were ransacked, and cash and several pieces of jewelry were stolen. There were no witnesses or surveillance cameras.
Thursday, December 6:
Around 2:57 a.m., officers responded to Motel 6, 225 Colorado Place, regarding a possible battery between two female domestic partners. The investigation revealed an argument turned physical and the victim was pushed several times by her girlfriend. A 34-year-old, White female was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Neither subject desired prosecution.
At about 3:18 p.m., an officer responded to Rite Aid, 39 W. Las Tunas Drive, regarding a theft. Investigation revealed the male suspect concealed several beer cans in his pockets, and exited the store without paying. Officers located the suspect walking eastbound on Live Oak Avenue near Santa Anita Avenue. The 46-year-old, White male was arrested for commercial burglary and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Friday, December 7:
At about 12:49 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on a bicycle for a missing headlight on Duarte Road and Fifth Avenue. The male suspect failed to pull over and continued riding for about one block. Upon contact, the suspect refused to place his hands on his head, as ordered by officers. Though initially non-compliant, the suspect ultimately complied with the officers’ orders, and was arrested for delaying officers in the course of their duties.
Shortly after 1:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 to 1 Bar, 100 W. Huntington Drive, in reference to a male suspect waving a gun at patrons. Upon arrival, officers saw the suspect holding a gun, and ordered him to drop his weapon. The suspect complied, and was taken into custody by officers. Further investigation revealed that the suspect was a convicted felon, and had an additional gun concealed on his person at time of arrest. The 26-year-old, Hispanic male was transported to the Arcadia City Jail, and booked for both brandishing a firearm, and being a felon in possession of handguns.
Saturday, December 8:
Around 12:03 p.m., an officer responded to the area of Huntington Drive and First Avenue in regard to a male suspect exposing himself in public. Investigation revealed the suspect was fondling his exposed genitalia in view of passers-by. Upon arrival, the officers identified the suspect, and the 66-year-old, Black male was arrested for indecent exposure and transported to Arcadia City Jail for booking. At approximately 5:22 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Santa Anita Race Track, 285 W. Huntington Drive, regarding a possible suicidal subject. Investigation revealed the 49-year-old male had taken 20 prescription pills, consumed a large amount of alcohol, and called security for help. The subject was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for medical treatment and possible 72-hour evaluation.

Monrovia PD
Child Endangerment / Domestic Battery / Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
November 24 at 9:29 p.m., officers were on patrol in the area of Shamrock and Huntington when they saw a female exit a vehicle and take a child out of the backseat of the vehicle. The male driver then exited the vehicle, approached the female, and began trying to take the child from her, pushing her. Officers detained them and learned they had left a party due to an argument, which continued as they were driving home. The female said she did not want the child witnessing them arguing so she took the child out of the car. The driver of the vehicle was determined to be driving under the influence and was arrested for the above listed charges.
Domestic Battery – Suspect Arrested
November 25 at 2:20 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of East Lime Avenue regarding a boyfriend and girlfriend fighting. Officers arrived and determined the male subject was intoxicated. He and his girlfriend got into an argument and he hit his girlfriend in the head with his fist, causing a large bump. The male suspect was arrested for domestic battery.
Residential Burglary / Grand Theft Auto
November 25 at 8:37 p.m., a burglary was reported in the 1100 block of Sesmas Street. The residents were away from their home for a day and returned to find all of their electronics missing, which included two big screen TV’s, DVD players and a PlayStation. The suspect also took a set of car keys and stole the victim’s Nissan Maxima. The suspect(s) cut the screen on a back window that leads into a bedroom. The window had been left unlocked. It appears the suspects exited through the front door. The investigation is continuing.
Under the Influence of Narcotics / Vandalism / Burglary / False Imprisonment – Suspect Arrested
November 26 at 9:34 p.m., police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of East Los Angeles. A female resident reported her adult son was under the influence of narcotics so she wouldn’t allow him into her home. The son broke a window on the home with a shovel and fled on foot. He went into the backyard of a residence across the street. He broke a window and gained entry into the home, where he was confronted by a woman who lived there. The suspect restrained the woman by grabbing both of her arms. When she tried to pull free, the suspect tightened his grip and told her she wasn’t going anywhere. Another female heard the commotion and began to scream at the suspect, who then fled. He was detained by officers a short distance away, and was arrested without further incident.
Possession of Narcotics for Sale / Destruction of Evidence – Suspect Arrested
November 27 at 12:10 a.m., dispatch received a call reporting a suspicious vehicle in the 600 block of East Colorado. Officers responded and saw the vehicle leaving the area and stopped it. While one officer was speaking to the male driver, another officer saw the female passenger conceal something in the seat. The female subject was ordered out of the vehicle and the officers noticed she was chewing something and told her to spit it out. She spit out several plastic baggies with narcotic residue in them. Another baggie containing methamphetamine was found in the seat where she attempted to conceal it. The female suspect was arrested and taken into custody for possession of narcotics for sale and destruction of evidence.
Resisting and Obstructing a Peace Officer – Suspect Arrested
November 28 at 5:15 p.m., a family disturbance was reported in the 400 block of Genoa. The reporting party said they could hear children crying and screaming. When officers arrived and asked to see the children, a male resident blocked the doorway and told the officers to leave. The officers explained to the male suspect the reason why they were there and the need to see that the children were okay, but the male suspect continued to forcibly prevent the officers from entering the residence. He was taken into custody and charged with resisting and delaying an investigation.
Man Attempts to Lure Teen into Car
On Thursday, November 29, 2012, at approximately 8:10 a.m., a 15-year-old high school student was walking to school in the 500-600 block of West Olive when she was approached by a male white suspect driving a white, four-door, pickup truck, unknown size. The suspect asked the student to get into his vehicle, but the student refused, stating she did not know him. He drove forward and turned onto the 600 block of Monterey, parking along the curb. He waited for the student to approach. As the student approached the vehicle again, the driver offered the student $200 to get into his vehicle. The student refused, and the suspect left the area. The student notified school officials as soon as she arrived at school.
Suspect Description: male, white, 30-35 years old, unknown height, thin build, black shaggy hair – medium length, wearing black framed prescription glasses. The victim could not describe the suspect’s clothing.

Sierra Madre PD
Sunday December 2
At 9 am, a traffic collision occurred near the intersection of Baldwin Avenue and Alegria Avenue. While turning into a driveway, a vehicle collided with the left front bumper of another vehicle parked at the curb. No injuries were reported and only minor damage was caused by the collision.
Friday, December 7
Police investigated a report of a vehicle being stolen in the 00 block of Monterey Lane. The owner parked his vehicle in his driveway on Thursday night and discovered it missing the following morning. The owner reported that two days earlier, someone had entered the same vehicle as it was parked in the driveway and had removed a set of keys which included a spare key to the vehicle. The vehicle has not been recovered yet.
At 1:30 pm, a resident in the 500 block of East Laurel Avenue observed a male white approximately 18 years of age, walk into his backyard and take a skateboard. The resident gave chase but lost sight of the suspect. The investigators received sufficient information on the suspect to create a photo line-up and show it to the resident. The investigation is on-going.
Saturday, December 8
At approximately 2:45 am, police received information on a vehicle driving the wrong way on Foothill Boulevard near Michillinda Avenue. Units responded and located the described vehicle at Baldwin Avenue near Foothill Boulevard. The investigation revealed that the driver (male, 20 years of age) had been drinking and was unable to safely operate a vehicle. He was arrested for DUI.

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