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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 14, 2013 

Arcadia Police Blotter

For the period of Sunday, September 1st, through Saturday, September 7th, the Police Department 
responded to 948 calls for service of which 119 required formal investigations. The following is a 
summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, September 1:

1. Just after 2:35 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Live Oak Avenue and Sixth Avenue 
when he observed a male subject urinating on an electricity pole. The 22-year-old Asian male was 
cited and released in the field without incident. 

2. At approximately 5:45 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front 
counter in regards to a theft report. After having dinner in the outdoor patio of Outback Steakhouse, 
166 East Huntington Drive, the victim returned home without realizing she had left her purse at 
the table. The purse was not located and no one at the restaurant saw who took it. 


Monday, September 2:

3. At about 11:21 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of El Dorado Street and Second 
Avenue in reference to a battery report. A male subject and his wife engaged in mutual combat 
after a verbal argument. Both subjects had visible injuries and gave conflicting statements about 
who was the dominant aggressor. Both subjects, a 48-year-old Asian male and 50-year-old Asian 
female, were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 


4. Around 8:53 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a broken tail light 
in the area of Santa Cruz Road and Colorado Boulevard. The officer discovered the 26-year-old 
Hispanic male driver was never issued a license. The subject was cited in the field and the vehicle 
was released to its registered owner. 

Tuesday, September 3:

5. Shortly before 1:00 p.m., an officer located a vehicle with a warrant attached to the license 
plate and conducted a traffic stop on Huntington Drive near Gate 1 of the Santa Anita Race Track. 
The officer discovered the warrant belonged to the driver who failed to appear at a court date. The 
41-year-old female of unknown race was cited for driving with a suspended license and her vehicle 
was impounded for 30 days.

6. Around 11:30 p.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle in the area of 
Huntington Drive and Baldwin Avenue for expired registration tags. A record check revealed the 
38-year-old Black male had an expired license, two outstanding misdemeanor warrants, and was 
in possession of prescription pills without a prescription. He was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Wednesday, September 4:

7. At approximately 7:38 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of West Huntington 
Drive in regards to a report of a possible overdose. A 13-year-old female subject became ill after 
she ingested an unknown amount of Aspirin pills while she was walking to Arcadia High School, 
180 Campus Drive. Arcadia Fire responded to the scene and transported the subject to Arcadia 
Methodist Hospital for treatment. Approximately 57 pills were missing from the 100-count Aspirin 
bottle. The juvenile was placed on a 72-hour detention for evaluation and treatment. 

8. Around 2:54 p.m., an officer conducted a records check on a vehicle parked at the Santa 
Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, and discovered it had expired registration. As the officer 
approached the vehicle, he detected a 2013 sticker on the license plate. The 21-year-old Black male 
was cited for the listed violations and released in the field without incident. 

Thursday, September 5:


9. At about 7:00 a.m., an officer was dispatched to an apartment complex in the 000 block 
of Genoa Street regarding a garage fire. Arcadia Fire responded to the scene and put out the fire, 
which started inside the engine compartment of a parked vehicle. No injuries were reported and 
the exact cause of the fire was unknown at the time of the report. 

10. At approximately 11:21 p.m., an officer responded to the 1500 block of South Cambury 
Road regarding an attempted residential burglary report. The victim discovered unknown 
suspect(s) broke her kitchen window, but were unable to make entry. No evidence or witnesses 
were located. 

Friday, September 6: 

11. Just after midnight, an officer responded to solo traffic collision at the intersection of 
Huntington Drive and Baldwin Avenue. As the driver attempted a left turn onto Huntington 
Drive, he lost control of his vehicle and collided with the sidewalk. Upon contact with the 
29-year-old Hispanic male driver, the officer smelt a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his 
breath and person. An investigation revealed he had a blood alcohol content greater than 0.08 
percent, expired registration, and was displaying a false registration sticker. He was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

12. At about 2:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Coco’s parking lot, 1150 West Colorado 
Boulevard, in regards to a suspicious circumstances report. A UPS driver reported that an 
unknown vehicle occupied with three Hispanic male adults was following him on his delivery 
route for twenty to thirty minutes. He recorded the license plate before losing sight of the vehicle 
described as a late 1990’s model Gold Lincoln Navigator with chrome wheels. 

Saturday, September 7:

13. Around 2:32 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Las Tunas 
Drive and El Monte Avenue for driving with no lights. The officer discovered the 43-year-old 
Hispanic female driver was under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol content greater 
than 0.08 percent. She was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

14. At approximately 7:10 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Sephora at the Santa Anita Mall, 
400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a theft report. A 23-year-old Black male concealed 
merchandise inside a purse and exited the store without making payment. He ran through the 
parking lot and was detained by officers on Huntington Drive. He was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 



We will meet at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive, at 7:30am sharp and board a bus 
to Henninger Flats, a forested notch sitting conspicuously on the mountain slopes above Altadena. 
Henninger Flats is one of the most popular destinations in the San Gabriel Mountains. This hike is 
five miles roundtrip with a 1,300 foot elevation gain with a moderate level of difficulty. The dirt road 
is wide and well graded, it boasts outstanding city views all the way up especially in the non-summer 
months when the air is fresh and the visibility can be clear. At the top of Henninger Flats, is a real 
treat, complete with water, picnic tables, bathrooms, a nature center & museum and lots of pleasant 
shade where we will enjoy our lunch. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Be sure to bring 
sunscreen and a hat. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $15 and includes lunch and transportation. 
You can register now, on-line or in person! To download the registration form, go on-line to 
the City of Arcadia’s website: or stop by the office, 375 Campus Drive. For more 
information please call 626.574.5113!


The City of Arcadia in partnership with Methodist Hospital and HealthCare Partners is having a ‘Get 
on the Right Track to Healthy Aging” special event, Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 10am to 2pm. 
The event will take place at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive for individuals 50 
years of age and older. Free health screenings will be available including; blood pressure, lipid/cholesterol, 
DermaScan, Memory Assessment, Body Mass Index and Hear Screening provided by HEAR 
Center, Pasadena. There will be agencies with health information and support groups from Heart, 
Stroke, Parkinson, Diabetes, and Nutrition organizations. Alert Arcadia, a new emergency notification 
system provided by the City of Arcadia will be available for Arcadia residents to register for this 
free program. Los Angeles County Arboretum will also be showcasing programs for senior citizens.

Three free lectures will be given. From 10:15 to 10:45am you can attend a presentation on, “The Basics 
of Memory Loss (The difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s). Two special guest speakers will 
provide vital information regarding changes to the health care system. Dan F. Ausman, President and 
Chief Executive Officer, Methodist Hospital will speak from 11am–12noon on “Methodist Hospital 
and the Affordable Health Care Act”. Elder law attorney, Carlos Arcos will speak from 1–2pm about, 
“2013 Elder Law Updates, Medi-Cal, Medicare and Trust”. Lunch can be pre-purchased for $5.00. 

For additional information or to register to attend this special event geared on improving the quality 
of your health please contact Arcadia Senior Services, 626.574.5130 before September 20th.