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 Mountain Views News Saturday, September 4, 2010

Arcadia Police Blotter

Sierra Madre Police Blotter

For the period of Sunday, August 22, through Saturday, August 28, the Police Department 
responded to 901 calls for service of which 115 required formal investigations. The following is a 
summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, August 22:

1. Between 2:30 a.m. and 9:29 a.m., a grand theft auto occurred in the 100 block of Bonita. 
A 2003 black GMC Yukon was stolen from the location.

2. Loss prevention personnel from JC Penney advised that they had detained a man 
for theft around 4:38 p.m. The suspect was seen concealing merchandise in a shopping bag 
and leaving the store without making payment. A private person’s arrest was made, and an 
18-year-old Caucasian was taken into custody for commercial burglary. Additional stolen 
property from Cotton On was also recovered in the shopping bag.

Monday, August 23:

3. While on routine patrol by the horse trail adjacent to Par 3, 620 East Live Oak, officers 
recognized a male subject due to numerous prior contacts. The 42-year-old Hispanic was a 
felony parolee at large with a no bail warrant, so he was taken into custody.

4. Units responded to the 1200 block of Oakwood around 11:14 a.m. in reference to a 
welfare check. Co-workers were concerned about an 81-year-old male Caucasian who did not 
show up to work. Upon entry into the residence, officers found the victim deceased from an 
apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Further investigation revealed that he was 
suffering from terminal cancer.

Tuesday, August 24:

5. Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Arcadia around 4:27 a.m. regarding a 
battery investigation between two brothers. A 46-year-old victim was apparently struck in 
the head and face several times with a broken door jamb and a closed fist by his 40-year-old 
African-American brother. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival, and the victim 
was transported to a hospital for medical treatment. Later in the morning the suspect showed 
up at the station and presented his side of the story. He also sustained serious injuries to his 
head and hand and was also transported to the hospital. Due to the serious injuries sustained 
by both brothers and the conflicting stories, it is unclear who the primary aggressor was in the 
incident and a follow-up investigation will need to be conducted.

6. Around 1:52 p.m., units were called to the 5400 block of Peck in reference to several 
suspicious subjects going in and coming out of a parked RV. Subjects were contacted and a 
male Caucasian lied to officers by providing two different names. A fingerprint check revealed 
the 53-year-old man’s true identity and that he was a parolee at large.

Wednesday, August 25:

7. Shortly after 2:00 a.m., a car was seen swerving between lanes and a traffic stop 
was initiated at Live Oak and Longden. A 31-year-old male Hispanic driver was contacted and 
officers detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his person. A field sobriety 
test was conducted and it was determined that the driver was operating the vehicle while 
intoxicated. A record check also indicated that he had a suspended license for DUI and was 
on court probation for DUI. The driver was arrested at the scene without incident.

8. While officers were conducting an investigation in the 1000 Alta Vista around 4:52 
p.m., they discovered a room with more than 30 marijuana plants. Lights, fans, and special 
ducting were installed in the room for the purpose of cultivating marijuana.

Thursday, August 26:

9. A solo traffic collision occurred in the 300 block of East Live Oak around 3:18 a.m. 
An intoxicated 23-year-old female Hispanic driver crashed into a tree. The woman was 
transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

10. Between July 22 and August 26, a residential burglary occurred in the 00 block of 
Alta. While the resident was on vacation, unknown suspect(s) entered the home by breaking 
the dead bolt lock. Suspect(s) ransacked rooms and stole a substantial amount of cash and 
other property.

Friday, August 27:

11. Around 8:00 a.m., units responded to the 500 block of West Las Tunas regarding a 
possible suicidal subject. A 58-year-old male Asian victim was located, and he apparently 
died from self-inflicted lacerations to his wrists. Family members advised that he was 
diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer.

12. An auto burglary occurred between 12:55 p.m. and 1:07 p.m. in the 100 block of 
South First. Unknown suspect(s) broke into a vehicle and stole $6,000 from the center 

Saturday, August 28:

13. Around 3:35 a.m., a drunk driver ran a red light and struck a vehicle in the intersection 
of Baldwin and Huntington. The inebriated driver then struck a parked car in the 600 block 
of West Huntington. A 48-year-old male Hispanic driver was arrested for DUI, driving on 
a suspended/revoked license, and an $85,000 felony DUI warrant.

14. Units responded to Tokyo Waco around 12:38 p.m. in regards to a possible battery. 
During an argument, a man struck his fiancé in the face with a closed fist. A 65-year-old 
Caucasian was taken into custody for inflicting corporal injury to cohabitant.

During the week of Sunday, August 8th, to Saturday August 14th, the Sierra Madre Police 
Department responded to approximately 311 calls for service.

Wednesday, August 11th:

10:22 PM – Robbery, 300 block West Sierra Madre Blvd., Three suspects robbed a male 
juvenile at gun point. One suspect pointed a silver colored handgun and stole the juvenile’s 
I-Phone and skateboard. The subjects fled westbound on West Sierra Madre Blvd. in a four 
door burgundy Honda, partial license plate number 6C. The suspects were all described as 
male whites wearing black “hoodies”. One suspect had blonde hair and freckles. The total 
loss was reported at $400.00. 

Saturday, August 14th:

8:11 AM – Grand Theft, 00 block Esperanza Ave. Suspect stole gardening equipment from 
the bed of pick-up truck. The truck was parked in the apartment complex carport area. The 
crime occurred between 7:30 pm, Friday, 8/13 and 7:30 am, Saturday, 8/14. Stolen were a 
leaf blower, weed eater, and hedge trimmer. The loss was estimated at $425.00. 

During the week of Sunday, August 15th, to Saturday August 22th, the Sierra Madre Police 
Department responded to approximately 333 calls for service.

Thursday, August 19th:

11:08 PM – Prowling/Peeking in Doors and Windows, 300 block West Montecito Ave. A 
suspect described as a white man with close cut hair was reported looking into the windows 
of an occupied home. Officers detained a suspect nearby who matched the description, and 
they arrested him for an outstanding warrant. The prowling case is still under investigation. 

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