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Arcadia Police Blotter 

Slurry Seal Project Will Require Temporary Street Closures 

The City has awarded a contract to Doug Martin Contracting, Inc. for the Annual Slurry Seal Project. 
The project will take place on City streets between Duarte Road and the South City limit and 
between Santa Anita Avenue and the East City limit. Slurry work began on July 29, 2013 and will be 
completed by Friday, August 23, 2013. During construction, streets and/or alleys will be closed to all 
vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Emergency and safety vehicles are excluded from this restriction. 
The contractor will notify affected properties at least 48 hours prior to any work being performed. 
No Parking signs will be posted to indicate the date and time that roads will be closed. Road closures 
will remain in effect for approximately nine hours (7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). Slurry sealing will not 
take place on weekends. Mail and trash services will be coordinated with the City’s service providers 
and will resume as usual. 

Road slurry sticks to bicycles, cars, clothes, and shoes, so please do not walk, ride, or drive on fresh 
slurry until the road is open to traffic. 

A map indicating the streets and the dates that each street will be slurry sealed is available from the 
city. The construction schedule is subject to change for various reasons including weather conditions 
and unforeseen delays. The map will be updated as the project progresses and should be 
checked regularly for changes. For more information, please contact Mark Rynkiewicz, Project Manager 
at (626) 256-6552. 

For the period of Sunday, July 
21st, through Saturday, July 27th, the Police Department responded to 963 calls for service of which 105required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by theDepartment during this period. 

Sunday, July 21:

1. Just after 10:25 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 700 block of West LongdenAvenue in regards to a theft investigation. The victim discovered unknown suspect(s) forced entryinto her newly constructed home and stole her washer and dryer. A neighbor reported seeing twounknown Hispanic adult males in the driveway and saw them leave in a white pick-up truck. Noevidence was located. 
2. At about 7:00 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter inregards to a fraud report. The victim was notified by Chase Bank that someone gained access to herchecking account and withdrew $2,500 cash. The suspect also accessed the victim’s online bank profile,
and changed the username and password. The victim had no idea how her personal information wascompromised. 
Monday, July 22:

3. At approximately 2:22 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding at 85mph in a 45 mph zone in the area of Huntington Drive and Golden West Avenue. Upon contact withthe driver, the officer detected an odor of alcohol emitting from inside the vehicle. An investigationrevealed the 21-year-old Hispanic male was driving under the influence. He was arrested andtransported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
4. Around 4:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Victoria Lane in reference toa residential burglary report. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry through a rear door, ransacked theresidence, and fled undetected with jewelry. No witnesses or fingerprints were located. 
Tuesday, July 23:

5. At about 2:00 a.m., an officer conducted a records check on a vehicle parked at the Santa AnitaInn, 130 West Huntington Drive, and discovered the registered owner had an outstanding felonywarrant. The officer located the 44-year-old Chinese male subject inside a hotel room along with twoother subjects, a 26-year-old Hispanic male and a 21-year-old White male. While inside the room,
methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and a loaded firearm were observed in plain sight. All threesuspects were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
6. Around 7:15 p.m., officers responded to solo traffic accident on Varus Street, south of ClarkStreet. The driver made an unsafe turning movement as a he reached toward the passenger-sidefloorboard to pick-up his cell phone, which he was using to listen to music. His vehicle collided with atree. No injuries were reported. 
Wednesday, July 24:

7. At approximately 3:18 p.m., an officer responded to the 200 block of Colorado Place in regardsto a domestic disturbance between a male and female subject on the sidewalk. The 28-year-old Blackfemale was in possession of drug paraphernalia and the 54-year-old Black male had an outstandingmisdemeanor warrant. Both subjects were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
Just after 7:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to Pizza Hut, 161 East Live Oak Avenue, in regards toa silent robbery alarm. Dispatch advised that an armed robbery involving multiple subjects had justoccurred. Officers conducted an area check for the suspects described as two Hispanic males and twoHispanic females, but met with negative results. One of the male suspects brandished a knife anddemanded money. The suspects fled the location with a pizza and $110 cash. 

Thursday, July 25:

8. At about 11:40 a.m., an officer responded to Din Tai Fung Dumpling House, 1088 SouthBaldwin Avenue, in regards to a battery that just occurred. The victim explained he was reversing inthe parking lot and almost collided into white pick-up truck. The driver of the truck became upset,
approached the victim outside of his vehicle, and ultimately punched him in the chin before fleeing thelocation. The suspect is described as an Asian male, in his thirties, 5’10 tall, thin build, wearing a redshirt. His vehicle license plate number was recorded.
9. Just before 3:30 p.m., an officer responded to Sephora at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 SouthBaldwin Avenue, in regards to a burglary investigation. Two suspects were arrested for theft atSephora Cerritos during which they admitted to also stealing merchandise from Sephora Arcadia.
Video surveillance confirmed the suspects had stolen from the store on July 24th. The 36-year-oldAsian male suspects are awaiting criminal charges. 
Friday, July 26:

10. Around 9:24 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a broken tail light in the 
area of Foothill Boulevard and Rodeo Road. The officer discovered the driver had an expired license. 
The 59-year-old Hispanic male was cited, released in the field, and his vehicle was left legally parked. 
11. At about 4:53 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Pasadena Humane Society, 361 South 
Raymond Avenue, in regards to a wanted suspect that arrived at the location to pick-up his dogs. 
The 32-year-old Asian male was taken into custody without incident. 
On July 25th, a concerned neighbor observed loose dogs in the front and surrounding area of 
the suspect’s residence, 225 East Longden Avenue, and notified the Pasadena Humane Society. 
An Animal Control Officer responded to the location, but was unable to locate the owner of the 
dogs and contacted Arcadia Police for assistance. Arcadia officers conducted a welfare check of the 
residence during which they discovered the location was being used as a marijuana grow house 
operation. No occupants were present at the time of the discovery and five dogs were transported 
to PHS. 

Saturday, July 27:

12. At approximately 1:42 a.m., officers were dispatched to Eighth Avenue and Norman Avenue 
in reference to a solo traffic collision. The driver of a 1997 black BMW struck a curb and came to rest 
on the front lawn of 801 East Norman Avenue. An investigation revealed the 20-year-old Hispanic 
male driver was under the influence with a blood alcohol content greater than 0.08 percent. He was 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
13. Just before 9:20 p.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a bicyclist for having no 
lighting equipment and swerving in the area of Colorado Boulevard and First Avenue. The officer 
discovered the 32-year-old Hispanic male was under the influence of alcohol and had an outstanding 
misdemeanor warrant. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Wednesday, August 14 – 10am-2pm 

Oh, the places you will go! Come down to the Wacky Wednesday Summer Carnival because “if you 
never did, you should, these things are fun and fun is good.” - Dr. Seuss. The Recreation and 
Community Services Department will be celebrating the end of summer with our annual carnival onWednesday, August 14th from 10am-2pm at Eisenhower Memorial Park, located on the corner of 
2nd and Colorado in Arcadia. 

This year’s theme is a tribute to Dr. Seuss. Come spend a day with 
family and friends while enjoying music, raffles throughout the 
day, a costume contest, and a caricature artist. Carnival games 
are available for a nominal fee and offer kid-friendly prizes, so 
make sure to bring lots of change! Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy a 
delicious snack from the Green Eggs and Ham Snack Bar. “Why 
fit in when you are born to stand out?” So come to the carnival 
in your favorite Dr. Seuss themed outfit. Judges will be searching 
high and low and here and there, to find the wackiest costumes 

For more information please contact the Recreation Office at 626.574.5113.