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Mountain Views-News Saturday, January 19, 2013 


Arcadia Police Department


Date and Time of Release: 

January 13, 2013 6:15pm

Michael Allan Bell

Male White, 5’10” / 238 lbs, 55 years old

Wearing: Khaki pants/heavy weight light brown jacket

Mr. Bell was last seen at 10:30 am on January 13, 2013 at 400 W. 
Huntington Drive (Country Villa) in Arcadia, an assisted living and rehabilitation facility. Mr. Bell 
suffers from Bipolar disorder and takes medication. Mr. Bell has cellulitis on his left leg, which is 
wrapped in gauze dressing. Although Mr. Bell can walk, he primarily gets around in his wheelchair 
which is missing from the facility.

Mr. Bell has no known addresses and his destination is also unknown. 

The Arcadia Police Department continues its search for Mr. Bell and is seeking the public’s help in 
locating him. Local hospitals and local area law enforcement have been alerted. 

Anyone with information regarding Mr. Bell’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Arcadia Police 
Department at (626) 574-5156.

Robert T. Guthrie, Chief of Police

By: Colleen Flores, Lieutenant

Refer Case #13-201
For the period of Sunday, January 6th, through Saturday, January 12th, the Police Department responded 
to 905 calls for service of which 120 required formal investigations. The following is a summary 
report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, January 6:

1. At about 0:33 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Arcadia Avenue in regards to 
a disturbance. An investigation revealed an argument between a boyfriend and girlfriend resulted in 
a physical altercation. The 33-year-old Asian female suspect was determined to be the aggressor. The 
suspect was transported to the Arcadia Methodist Hospital for evaluation, and later cited and released 
in the field. 

2. At approximately 7:02 p.m., officers responded to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin 
Avenue, in reference to a stolen vehicle report. The victim parked his Honda Accord in the parking lot 
next to the Promenade Shops and discovered it missing a short time later. No evidence was left behind 
and the victim was not aware of any possible suspects. 

Monday, January 7:

3. Around 9:21 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Kids Footlocker at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 
South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a commercial burglary report. Two unknown male suspects 
forced entry into the store and fled with a safe and surveillance video recorder. A search revealed one 
suspect left behind his wallet which contained his driver license. Further investigation is being conducted 
by the Detective Bureau. 

4. Shortly after 4:20 p.m., an officer responded to the parking lot of KGS Electronics, 418 East 
Live Oak Avenue, regarding a traffic collision involving a pedestrian. A female adult was walking to 
her car when she was struck by a Fed Ex Truck, causing her to fall and hit her head on the ground. 
An investigation revealed the truck driver was not paying attention to his surroundings as he drove 
through the parking lot. The victim was transported to the Arcadia Methodist Hospital for treatment. 

Tuesday, January 8:

5. At approximately 2:01 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Salon Centric, 411 East Huntington 
Drive, in regards to an activated alarm. Upon arrival, the officer noticed the front glass door had been 
shattered. The store manager determined nothing was missing except an envelope containing cash. 
No evidence was located.

6. At about 9:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to the parking lot of the 99 Cent Store, 140 East 
Duarte Road, in reference to a man passed out inside of his vehicle. The vehicle was still running and 
parked in the store’s driveway. The 43-year-old subject of unknown race indicated he was under the 
influence of an alcoholic beverage and numerous prescription medications. He was transported to the 
Arcadia Methodist Hospital for evaluation. The officer determined the subject was driving under the 
influence and requested a criminal filing. 

Wednesday, January 9:

7. Around 7:45 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for crossing over a section 
of double yellow lines in the area of Duarte Road and Santa Anita Avenue. The officer discovered the 
48-year-old Asian male was never issued a license. He was cited, released in the field, and his vehicle 
was left legally parked. 

8. At about 10:12 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 900 block of Fallen Leaf Road regarding 
a medical assist. The resident at the location accidentally shot himself in the hand as he grabbed his 
handgun. He was transported to the Huntington Memorial Hospital for treatment. The officer determined 
no foul play was related to this incident. 

Thursday, January 10:

9. At approximately 0:40 a.m., an officer responded to the area of Goldring Road and Kardashian 
Avenue regarding vehicles involved in street racing and generating “burn outs”. Upon arrival, the 
officer observed a vehicle making circles and noticed smoke emitting from the passenger and engine 
compartments. The 18-year-old Hispanic male driver was arrested and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking. His vehicle was left in the care of a friend. 

10. Shortly after 1:00 a.m., Dispatch advised officers of a possible DUI driver weaving through 
lanes in the area of Foothill Boulevard and Baldwin Avenue. An officer conducted a traffic stop on the 
vehicle and upon contact with the driver, noticed an open bottle of liquor on the front passenger seat. 
A vehicle search revealed additional empty bottles of liquor. The 36-year-old Black male was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Friday, October 11:

11. At about 3:05 p.m., an officer responded to Nordstrom at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South 
Baldwin Avenue, in reference to a theft report. A male suspect selected three belts and exited the store 
without making payment. The 18-year-old Hispanic male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking. 

12. At almost 11:00 p.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of South Mayflower Avenue regarding 
several gun shots that were heard in the area. An investigation revealed an unknown suspect(s) 
discharged a firearm at the victim’s residence, breaking one front window. The resident observed a 
white or silver colored “American Model” SUV drive slowly in front of his residence as it headed 
southbound on Mayflower Avenue; however, he was unable to identify the driver or any passengers. 
The officer determined the shooter fired approximately four rounds. No one was injured and the victim 
had no idea why his residence was targeted. 

Saturday, October 12:

13. Shortly after 1:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1800 block of South Seventh Avenue 
regarding a fraud report. The victim explained she was contacted by a loss prevention officer from a 
Nordstrom store in San Antonio, Texas, who informed her that two unknown suspects used her personal 
information to open a credit card account and charged approximately $4,000. The victim had 
no idea how her information was compromised. 


14. At about 3:12 p.m., an officer responded to the 300 block of East Forest Avenue regarding a 
mail theft report. The resident observed an unknown Hispanic female adult remove mail from his 
mailbox and watched her run toward a black Dodge Challenger which was waiting in front of his 
house. The vehicle fled eastbound on Forest Avenue. The suspect can be identified if seen again. 



 The Arcadia Branch of the American 
Association of University Women (AAUW) will 
have the pleasure of experiencing an ikebana 
demonstration at its next meeting. Professional 
floral arrangement instructor Anna Wang Lin 
will bring her expertise in ikebana, the Japanese 
art of flower arrangement, to a special Arcadia 
AAUW meeting on Saturday, February 2. The 
meeting will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the 
Church of the Good Shepherd’s Jordan Hall, 400 
W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia (SW corner of Duarte 
Rd. and Holly Ave.). Refreshments will be 
served. This free meeting is open to the public, 
and ample parking is available in the church 
parking lot.

 Anna Lin is currently floral arrangement 
instructor at the Evangelical Formosan Church 
in Los Angeles. Born in Taiwan, she became 
interested in ikebana training while she was 
teaching fashion design. After she moved to 
the United States, she worked in the high-
fashion industry, but she never lost her passion 
for working with ikebana and with ikenobo, the 
oldest school of ikebana. Anna trained in the 
Kaiden, designation of ikebana, ikenobo floral 
art, which

means that her mastery of the discipline qualified 
her to pass on all aspects of her ikebana training 
to others. 

At the February 2 meeting, which includes a slide 
show on ikebana, Anna’s daughter Judy Hsieh 
will assist with the presentation by translating 
to and from Mandarin for her mother whenever 
necessary. During the presentation, Anna Lin 
will complete two ikebana arrangements in two 
different styles. At the end of the show, Anna 
has a pleasant surprise in store for her audience. 
To learn more about the program or about 
membership in the American Association of 
University Women (AAUW), please call Tamara 
Kato at (626) 375-6756 or Patricia Dietrich at 
(626) 446-8437.