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Mountain Views-News Saturday, June 8, 2013 

Arcadia Police Blotter


Arcadia Police Officers were called to the Citibank located at 100 South First Avenue, 
Arcadia, shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2013, regarding an attempted 

A lone male suspect entered the bank at about 1:21 p.m. and approached a teller. The 
suspect showed the teller a small black case which he said contained a bomb. The 
suspect demanded money and said the device would detonate if the teller did not 
comply. The teller said the suspect grew impatient and appeared nervous, leaving 
the location on foot before taking any cash. The suspect was in the bank for only a 
few minutes.

The suspect is described as a male Caucasian, 23-30 years old, brown hair, about 5’-
06”, 160 lbs, wearing a red long sleeve sweater and tan baggy shorts.

Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police 
Department at (626) 574-5150. 

If you prefer to provide information ANONYMOUSLY, you may call “Crime 
Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip 
to CRIMES (274637), or using the tip page at Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers. 
Get detailed, up-to-date emails and text messages specific to your community from 
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or other locations of interest to you.

For the period of Sunday, May 26th, through Saturday, June 1st, the 
Police Department responded to 908 calls for service of which 106 
required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of 
the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, May 26:

1. Around 10:19 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence 
in the 400 block of South Old Ranch Road in reference to a 
suspicious circumstances report. The victim heard someone knock 
on her front door. When she looked out a backyard window, she 
observed an unknown Black male exiting her detached garage. As 
soon as the victim made eye contact with the suspect, he fled in 
an unknown direction. The suspect is described as approximately 
20-years-old, 5’5” tall, average build, wearing a blue jacket with 
white stripes and black gloves. 
2. Just after 2:50 p.m., an officer responded to CVS, 9952 
Las Tunas Drive, in regards to a theft report. A female suspect 
concealed makeup products inside her purse and ran out of the 
store without making payment. She entered the rear seat of 
an awaiting suspect vehicle described as a gold colored four-
door sedan. Video surveillance revealed the suspect is Hispanic, 
approximately 18-years-old, 5’4” tall, 150 lbs., with brown hair and 
brown eyes, wearing a leopard print long-sleeve shirt, and black 

Monday, May 27:

3. At approximately 11:00 a.m., an officer was dispatched to 
Margit Holakoui Florist, 1012 Northview Avenue, in regards to 
a commercial burglary report. Unknown suspect(s) made entry 
through an unlocked door or window, and removed cash from the 
cash register. The officer discovered that another business located 
across the street was also burglarized, possibly by the same suspects. 
No evidence was left behind. 
4. Just before midnight, an officer observed a subject driving 
without a seat belt in the area of Baldwin Avenue and Duarte Road. 
Upon contact with the driver, the officer detected an odor of alcohol 
emitting from inside the vehicle. An investigation revealed the 
25-year-old male driver of unknown race was under the influence 
with a blood alcohol level greater than 0.08 percent. The two 
passengers, a 27-year-old White male and 28-year-old Hispanic 
male, were also intoxicated and unable to care for themselves. All 
three suspects were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City 
Jail for booking. 

Tuesday, May 28:

5. At about 2:00 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia 
Police Department front counter regarding a fraud report. The 
victim explained unknown suspect(s) stole her wallet from inside 
her purse while she was walking around the Santa Anita Mall, 400 
South Baldwin Avenue. Shortly after, the victim discovered the 
suspect(s) used her credit cards at a gas station in Whittier. No 
witnesses were located. 
6. At roughly 6:10 p.m., an officer responded to LA Fitness, 
1325 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a sexual battery report. 
The victim explained that while she was swimming laps, a male 
suspect approached her and grabbed her buttocks without her 
permission. The victim did not know the suspect and can identify 
him if seen again. The suspect is described as an Asian male, about 
55-years-old, 5’6” tall, with a thin build and a bald head. 

Wednesday, May 29:

7. At approximately 8:16 a.m., officers conducted an 
enforcement stop on a bicyclist for riding against traffic on Peck 
Road, near Live Oak Avenue. An investigation revealed the bicyclist 
was under the influence of a controlled substance. The 34-year-old 
Hispanic male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City 
Jail for booking. 
8. Around 9:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 
Second Avenue and Alice Street regarding a vandalism report. Two 
17-year-old males were observed writing graffiti on a phone booth 
with pens and sharp metal objects. The juveniles were arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Thursday, May 30:

9. At about 11:48 a.m., officers responded to Tony’s Liquor, 
809 West Huntington Drive, in reference to an armed robbery that 
just occurred. A male subject entered the store holding a baseball 
bat and demanded money from the owner. Meanwhile, a delivery 
man observed the incident and pushed his dolly into the subject’s 
shins, causing him to run out of the store. The suspect entered an 
older model brown Honda and removed his mask as he fled the 
location. His license plate was recorded and he is described as Black 
with light complexion, approximately 20 to 25-years-old, and clean 
shaven with short curly hair. 

 A short time later, the 19-year-old suspect was located in Duarte 
and arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. An 
investigation revealed the suspect also robbed two locations in 
Monrovia and Temple City earlier in the morning.

 Shortly after 10:40 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Quickly Cafe, 
171 East Live Oak Avenue, in regards to a robbery that just occurred. 
As an employee was closing the cash register, an unknown male 
subject entered the store and demanded cash while pointing a gun 
at the victim’s face. The suspect fled with approximately $1,000. He 
is described as a White or Hispanic male, 6’1” tall, 160 lbs., possible 
brown eyes, wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt with the 
hood pulled over his head, a black and white bandana over his face, 
and grey sweatpants. Officers conducted an area check, but the 
suspect was not located. Further investigation is being conducted 
by the Detective Bureau. 

Friday, May 31: 

10. At about 3:57 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Hazel’s 
Hair Salon, 61 Alta Street, in regards to a theft report. Two 
Hispanic females got their hair styled and left without making 
payment. One of the employees discovered her purse had been 
stolen and believed the suspects took it. One fingerprint was lifted 
from a shampoo bottle which was handled by one of the suspects. 
Further investigation is being conducted by the Detective Bureau. 
11. Just after 11:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to an injury 
traffic collision on Baldwin Avenue, south of Harvard Drive. The 
driver of a red Mitsubishi was speeding, lost control of his vehicle, 
and collided into a curb and trees. Witnesses reported seeing the 
driver racing with another unknown vehicle. The driver and 
passenger were transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital 
for treatment. 

Saturday, June 1:

12. At approximately 5:37 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic 
stop on a vehicle for expired registration in the area of First Avenue 
and Huntington Drive. The officer discovered the driver had a 
suspended license, no proof of insurance, and an outstanding 
misdemeanor warrant. The 49-year-old Hispanic male was 
arrested, transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking, and his 
vehicle was impounded. 
13. Around 2:03 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 300 block of West Camino Real Avenue in regards to a 
burglary report. Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked garage 
and fled undetected with a bicycle. No one reported seeing or 
hearing anything suspicious. 


 Get out of the heat and into the 
pool! The Recreation and Community 
Services Summer Swimming 
Program will be open for 
lessons and open swim at the 
Arcadia High School Pool, 180 
Campus Drive in Arcadia starting 
Saturday, June 15, 2013. For 
open swim the pool will open at 
1pm and close at 5pm. Walk-in, 
fax-in and online registration are 
now underway for Session I (June 
17-28) swim lessons only by logging 

For Session II (July 1-12) online 
registration for Arcadia residents 
begins June 21st. Walk-in 
registration for everyone begins 
June 24th at the Recreation Department 
located at 375 Campus 
Drive. No class on July 4, 2013. 
For more information regarding 
swim classes and the online 
and walk-in registration dates 
for Sessions 3-5, please call 


 The City of Arcadia and the Arcadia 
Chinese Association will 
offer a free Aska-Lawyer Program 
at the Arcadia Public Library, 
20 West Duarte Road, on 
Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 
1 p.m. as part of the nationwide 
Law Day celebration.

 Volunteer attorneys are available 
to meet with the public and provide 
them with a free brief one-
on-one consultation on general 
legal questions. They will provide 
a summary of legal rights

and general advice on a “walk-
up” basis and, where appropriate, 
will refer individuals to the proper 
legal or governmental organizations. 
Law Day attorneys are 
unable to accept any cases from 
the people they meet.

Law Day attorneys will answer 
questions on immigration, consumer 
rights, landlord-tenant

issues, insurance problems, property, 
family law, bankruptcy, government 
benefits, employee

rights, workers’ compensation, 
personal injury and other topics. 
Informational brochures and

pamphlets are available as additional 
legal resources.

 Translation services will be 
available in Mandarin and Cantonese. 
Other languages may be



Pick up the latest copy of “The 
Peacock Buzz” to find out what 
is going on in the City of Arcadia! 
Copies are available at 
the City of Arcadia Recreation 
Office, Library and City Hall 
or by going to the city website 
at under 
the Recreation and Community 
Services Department.

 Registration for classes and 
activities has begun by walking 
in, mailing, faxing or 
by going on line at www.! Summer activities 
fill up quickly so get 
your registration requests in 
to assure your spot! For new 
registrants, please remember 
to include your proof of residency/ 
child’s birth with your 
forms and on-line submittals. 
This information is required 
and will delay the process if 
not provided. 

 For questions and on-line 
Log-in ID information for active 
accounts, please contact 
the Recreation Department at 



Chubby Checker, Ben E. King, and Jay and the Americans

To Perform at the 21st Annual Family Music Festival

ARCADIA -- Ready to do the twist? Bring the whole family to an 
outdoor concert featuring Chubby Checker (“The Twist,” “Limbo 
Rock’), Ben E. King (“Stand By Me,” “Spanish Harlem”) and Jay 
And The Americans (“This Magic Moment,” “Some Enchanted 

The 21st Annual Family Music Festival will be afternoon of music, 
entertainment and memories for all ages. 

When: Sunday, June 23, 2013

 Gates open at 2 pm; Concert begins at 4 pm 

Where: LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden 

 301 N. Baldwin Ave.

 Arcadia, CA 91006 

Admission: $20 general public, $14 for members of the Arboretum, 
Descanso Gardens, South Coast Botanic Garden and Virginia 
Robinson Gardens; Children under 12 free and must be accompanied 
by an adult.

Parking: $10 for the Arboretum lot; $6 for parking at Santa Anita 
where free shuttles will be operating to and from the Arboretum.

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