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Mountain Views-News Saturday, June 29, 2013 

Arcadia Police Blotter


On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Superior Court in Pasadena released the suspect in an attempted abduction 
of a six year old girl in Arcadia. The attempt was thwarted by the child’s cries for help and her 
kicking. The incident happened at Arcadia County Park on Sunday afternoon, June 23, 2013.

The little girl was playing in a picnic area at Arcadia County Park before 3 p.m. when the man, identified 
as 33-year-old Jason Macklin Bell, grabbed her and attempted to drag her away, police said.

Bell tried to flee when the girl started to fight him off, but he didn’t get far. He was arrested a short 
distance away and taken by the LA County Sheriff’s Department Parks Bureau to jail.

Bell, who investigators said is a transient, was expected to face kidnapping and child annoyance 
charges. His bail was originally set at $400,000. However, LA County Sheriff Department records 
indicate that on June 25th, two days later, while being held on an increased bail of $1,000,000, Bell 
was released. It is not clear whether or not law enforcement is pursuing another suspect or whether 
the case has been dropped. 

For the period of Sunday, June 16th, through Saturday, June 22nd, the Police Department responded to 917 
calls for service of which 125 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the 
major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, June 16:

1. Just after 2:31 a.m., officers were dispatched to Prince Jewelers, 411 East Huntington Drive, in 
regards to a sounding burglary alarm. Officers discovered unknown suspect(s) forced entry and fled 
with approximately $20,000 worth of gold. The suspects, described as White or Hispanic males wearing 
dark colored clothing, were recorded on video surveillance. Further investigation is being conducted by 
the Detective Bureau. 
2. Around 10:50 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of East Foothill Boulevard regarding a 
report of a robbery. The victim explained he was at Arcadia County Park on June 15th when an unknown 
male suspect physically assaulted him and stole his cell phone. The victim advised the suspect was 
still at the park. Officers responded to the location and arrested the 35-year-old White male. He was 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Monday, June 17:

3. At approximately 11:39 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Hugo Reid School, 1153 De Anza 
Place, in regards to bones found at a construction site. The bones were examined by the Los Angeles 
County Coroner’s Office who determined the bones were from a cow, and not human remains. The area 
was inspected for additional bones, but none were found. 
4. Just after 4:45 p.m., an officer responded to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding a report of two small children locked inside a vehicle. After a lady secured her grandchildren 
in their car seats, she closed the passenger door and attempted to open her driver-side door; however, 
the vehicle had automatically locked itself. The officer smashed the rear window with her baton and 
removed the children who had been inside for approximately ten minutes. The children were removed 
safely and evaluated by the Arcadia Fire Department. The officer sustained minor cuts to her hand. 

Tuesday, June 18:

5. At about 0:31 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for lane drifting on Santa Anita 
Avenue, at Huntington Drive. The officer discovered the driver was under the influence of alcohol with 
a blood alcohol level greater than 0.08 percent. A records check revealed the suspect had an outstanding 
misdemeanor warrant. The 20-year-old Hispanic male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City 
Jail for booking. 
6. Around 6:19 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 000 block of Genoa Street in regards to a 
possible fraud report. The elderly victim received a phone call from an unknown suspect who informed 
him that he had won a $2.5 million sweepstakes. The victim was persuaded to purchase $2,500 in prepaid 
gift cards and read the serial numbers to the caller as a prerequisite to claiming his prize. The victim later 
discovered it was a scam. 

Wednesday, June 19:

7. Just before 1:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Macy’s at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South 
Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a theft report. The suspect entered a fitting room, concealed items inside 
her purse, and exited the store without making payment. The 21-year-old Chinese female was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
8. Around 6:34 p.m., an officer responded to Nordstrom at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South 
Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a fraud report. The loss prevention agent discovered a female suspect paid 
for merchandise using counterfeit bills. An investigation revealed the suspect also passed counterfeit 
bills at other Nordstrom locations and is currently on probation for felony theft. The suspect’s identity 
is known and further investigation is being conducted by the Detective Bureau. 

Thursday, June 20:

At about 11:13 a.m., an officer responded to Albertsons, 298 East Live Oak Avenue, in regards to a 
burglary report. Video surveillance revealed two suspects concealed baby formula inside an empty purse 
and used shopping bags. The suspects exited the store without making payment and were seen driving 
away in a dark colored SUV. The suspects are described as a Black male and Black female, in their mid-
twenties. An investigation revealed the suspects may have also stolen from an Albertsons in the City of 

9. Shortly after 7:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a traffic accident at the intersection of Live 
Oak Avenue and Santa Anita Avenue. Party-one made an unsafe turn onto Live Oak Avenue at a high 
rate of speed, lost control, and collided into the center median. She subsequently struck two vehicles and 
injured one of the drivers. The victim was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for evaluation. 

Friday, June 21: 

10. At about 1:06 a.m., an officer responded to Knockouts Gentlemen’s Club, 1580 Clark Street, 
in reference to a battery report. A disgruntled night club dancer struck a security guard in the face, 
causing a laceration to his nose. The 24-year-old White female suspect fled the location. Her identity 
is known. 
11. Just after 6:10 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Nordstrom at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 
South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a fraud report. The suspect attempted to make a purchase with 
a fraudulent credit card. An investigation revealed the 33-year-old Vietnamese male suspect had two 
outstanding felony warrants. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Saturday, June 22:

12. At approximately 1:56 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for no front license 
plate in the area of Huntington Drive and Santa Anita Avenue. Upon contact with the driver, the 
officer detected an odor of alcohol emitting from the driver’s breath and person. An investigation 
revealed the 32-year-old White male was under the influence. He was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
13. Around 9:42 a.m., an officer responded to the 300 block of California Street, in regards 
to a residential burglary report. The victim discovered unknown suspect(s) entered her garage by 
an unknown means and stole her vehicle. No evidence was located and no one reported seeing or 
hearing anything suspicious. 


On June 25, 2013, at about 1:38 PM, the Police Department received 9-1-1 calls with people reporting 
shots fired in the area of Lovell Avenue just south of Duarte Road. Witnesses reported that the 
suspect and victim vehicles left the area. A vehicle window had been shot out. 

Officers responded to the area and confirmed that a shooting had taken place. The male adult victim 
later returned to the scene of the shooting. The victim said that he had been standing on the east 
sidewalk and the suspect stopped his vehicle on Lovell Avenue. The victim and suspect exchanged 
words, and the victim thought the suspect was about to shoot at him. The victim ducked, the suspect 
shot at him, and the victim’s vehicle was struck. The victim was not hit by the shots. The motive of 
this shooting is still under investigation. 

The suspect was described as a male, African-American, with a medium build, in his early 30’s, 
wearing a dark-colored long-sleeved shirt, and he used an unknown weapon. The vehicle was 
described as a 2006, black, four-door, Toyota sedan.

This incident is being investigated by Arcadia Police Department Detectives. Anyone with 
information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-
5151, case #13-2988

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. 


by Anne Donofrio-Holter

 The Arcadia Rotary Club is pleased 
to announce former University of Southern 
California wide receiver J. K. McKay as its guest 
speaker July 26.

 The name John “J. K.” McKay is 
synonymous with Trojan football greatness,” said 
club president Eric Barter. “He will speak on 
Trojan football, past, present and future.” 

 McKay, who still ranks 23rd on USC’s 
career receiving list, was a member of USC’s 1972 
and 1974 national championship teams where he 
played for his father, head coach John McKay. 

 In 1975, he was named co-MVP in the 
USC/Ohio State Rose Bowl game. He played in 
three Rose Bowl games and was inducted into the 
Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 1998. 

 McKay spent some time as an assistant 
coach at Oregon State before playing wide 
receiver from 1976 to 1978 for the Tampa Bay 
Buccaneers where his father was head coach.

 A practicing attorney, he has worked with 
groups interesting in bringing a football team 
back to Los Angeles and served as vice president 
and general manager of the now defunct XFL Los Angeles Xtreme football team. In 2010, McKay 
became USC’s Senior Associate Athletic Director.

 “Our club members are looking forward to this interesting and exciting program,” said Barter. 

The Arcadia Rotary Club meets every Friday from noon to 1:30 pm at the Embassy Suites Hotel 
located at 211 E Huntington Drive in Arcadia. For additional information, go to www.arcadiarotary.

$5.00 off any service(at regular price)