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The Arcadia Recreation and Community Services Departmentproudly announces the Summer Concert Series for 2015!

Mark your calendar! The City of Arcadia’s FREE summer concertseries is finally here, so make sure you don’t miss out on the funin the sun! The summer concerts are held on Thursday eveningsstarting at 6:308pm 
on the lawnbetween City Halland the Police 
Department (240West HuntingtonDrive). Bringthe kids out to 
participate in 
the FREE fun 
zone, featuringgames, crafts, andactivities each 
week. In addition, 
the City is pleased to announce The Grilled Cheese Truck at all ofthe 2015 Summer Concert Series! We look forward to makingyour hearts melt with all of our cheesy goodness. A portion of theproceeds will be given to the Recreation and Community ServicesDepartment! For more information, please call 626.574.5113.
Listed below is the line-up for next Thursday, August 20, 2015.

Rubber Soul (Beatles Tribute) – August 20, 2015 Expect to hearsongs by The Beatles that you have not heard in a long time. RubberSoul plays the hits as well as the B-sides...and ALL bootlegs andalternative takes! This band celebrates The Beatles and their music 

- not by impersonating, but by duplicating the music we have allcome to know and love. So let’s “Come Together” and “Twist &
Movies in the Park 
The Movies in the Park are held on Friday evenings with activitiesstarting at 7:30pm on the lawn between City Hall and the PoliceDepartment (240 West Huntington Drive). Guardians of the Galaxy(PG13) will be showing next Friday, August 21, 2015. Movies in the 
Park provided in partnership with CHOICESS Arcadia.

Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13) – August 21, 2015 A zany groupof intergalactic criminals band together to protect their universe inthis action filled funfest! 


The County of Los Angeles will be hosting a Countywide HouseholdHazardous and Electronic Waste Collection, this Saturday, August15, 2015, inside Gate 6 at the Santa Anita Race Track, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 

p.m. (Enter off Colorado Place, just south of Colorado Boulevard)
CleanLA has a great website with complete information on whatyou can and should bring to the roundup. Items like paint, motoroil, bleach, old computers, are all accepted at the roundup. If youhave items that you believe are too toxic to trash, you are probablycorrect. Visit the CleanLA website for accepted items. Remember towipe all personal information from electronics and return them tostock condition in order to help protect yourself from identity theft.

Get detailed, up-to-date emails and text messages specific to yourcommunity from the Arcadia Police Department by registeringfor “Nixle” alerts at: You can alsoregister for alerts and advisory text messages only by texting yourzip code to 888777. (Standard text messaging rates may apply,
depending on your cell phone plan). Nixle provides communitywires nationwide. Once registered, you can subscribe to messagesfrom other areas that service your relatives or other loved ones, orother locations of interest to you. 


For the period of Sunday, August 2nd, through Saturday, August 8th, the PoliceDepartment responded to 1,065 calls for service of which 102 required formalinvestigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handledby the Department during this period. 

Sunday, August 2:

Just before 2:02 a.m., an officer responded to the 1500 block of Clark Streetregarding a hit and run traffic collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian.
The victim, Party-2, was entering a taxi when Party-1 struck him and fledwithout stopping. Officers located Party-1, arrested the 31-year-old male fromDuarte, and transported him to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Party-2 wastransported to Huntington Memorial Hospital for treatment.

At approximately 6:13 p.m., an officer responded to JC Penney at the WestfieldShopping Town, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a burglary report.
Surveillance footage revealed a 34-year-old female from Duarte concealedapproximately $1,030.00 worth of merchandise on her person before exiting thebusiness, failing to make payment. The suspect was arrested and transported tothe Arcadia City Jail for booking. During the booking process, it was discoveredthat she had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant out of the State of Florida. 

Monday, August 3:

At about 2:05 p.m., an officer responded to the 1100 block of West HuntingtonDrive regarding a vandalism report. The victim discovered a cut to her frontpassenger tire that occurred sometime during the previous night. No suspectswere seen and no witnesses were located. 

At approximately 3:00 p.m., the Arcadia Police Department received a reportfrom the City of Buena Park regarding an incident of fraud. An investigationrevealed unknown suspect(s) ordered two iPhones online pretending to bethe victim and had them delivered to an Arcadia address. The investigation isongoing. 

Tuesday, August 4:

Around 9:03 a.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle nearthe intersection of West Huntington Drive and Sunset Boulevard for expiredregistration. Upon contacting the driver, the officer discovered the 65-year-oldmale from Los Angeles was driving with an expired license. The suspect wascited and released in the field. 

Just after 10:11 p.m., officers responded to the Westfield Shopping Town, 400South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a robbery that had just occurred. The victimstated Suspect-1 approached him from behind while he was at the trunk of hisvehicle, demanded the victim’s wallet, and told him to not turn around. The 
victim handed Suspect-1 his wallet, and as he heard the suspect flee on foot, thevictim turned around and saw Suspect-1 meet with Suspect-2.

Suspect-1 is described as a black male in his early 20’s, about 5’10” tall, witha thin build. He was wearing a dark colored bandana over his face. Suspect-2 isdescribed as a male wearing a white t-shirt. The investigation is ongoing. 

Wednesday, August 5:
Shortly after 7:47 a.m., an officer responded to Westfield Shopping Town, 400South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a battery report. The victim, a custodian forthe mall, was cleaning one of the bathrooms when the suspect approached her 


Come out to the first annual Arcadia Local Author and Book Festival 
on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at theArcadia Public Library. Meet local authors, attend a workshop onthe How’s and Why’s of Self-Publishing, or attend a special family 

Local authors interested in attending a special author receptionfrom 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. or would like to participate in the meetand greet with the public and sell books, please fill out an application,
available at the Arcadia Public Library or on the Library’s website at Space is limited.

The Arcadia Public Library is located at 20 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia.
The Library is open Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. until 9:00

p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. You canalso follow the Library on Twitter and Facebook.
About the City of Arcadia Nestled in the foothills of the SanGabriel Mountains, Arcadia is an 11.38 square mile community witha population of just over 56,000. Located approximately 20 mileseast of downtown Los Angeles, Arcadia is a full-service charter citygoverned by a fivemember City Council, elected at large. Recognizedfor exceptional education and recreation opportunities and beautifulneighborhoods, Arcadia is also defined as the “Community ofHomes” and has twice been designated the “Best City in Californiain which to Raise Kids” by Business Week Magazine. 

from behind, asked for her name and phone number, and squeezed her buttock.
The 25-year-old male transient from the Pasadena area was released due to thevictim declining prosecution.

At about 3:44 p.m., an officer responded to the front counter of the ArcadiaPolice Department regarding a theft report. An investigation revealed two malesuspects stole the victim’s wallet and cellphone from her purse from WoodRanch at the Westfield Shopping Town, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, on August4th. 

The suspects are both described as Russian or Armenian males who fled inan awaiting, blue vehicle. The investigation is ongoing. 

Thursday, August 6:

Around 4:35 a.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 600block of Walnut Avenue for being parked too far from the curb. The officerdiscovered the driver was missing and there was a large amount of stolen mailand other personal identifiable information in the vehicle. The 20-year-oldfemale passenger from Downey and a 24-year-old female passenger from LaPuente were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Aninvestigation revealed the driver, a 28-year-old female from Whittier, fled whenofficers arrived. 

At approximately 12:40 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the300 block of West Lemon Avenue regarding a suspicious subject in one of theresident’s backyard. Officers located the subject and found the 27-year-old malefrom Los Angeles in possession of burglary tools. An investigation revealed thesuspect had committed a residential burglary. He was arrested and transportedto the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Friday, August 7:

At about 2:51 p.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle in thearea of El Monte Avenue and Campus Drive for not having any license plates.
Upon contacting the driver, the officer discovered the 50-year-old female fromArcadia was driving with an expired license. She was cited and released in thefield. The suspect’s vehicle was left legally parked.

Just after 5:20 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of AltaStreet regarding a vandalism report. The officer discovered an unknown suspectspray painted the letters “M”, “N”, and “V” on the victim’s carport sometimebetween 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on today’s date. No suspects were seen and nowitnesses were located. 

Saturday, August 8:

Just after 8:32 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 800 block of HugoReid Drive regarding a vehicle burglary report. An investigation revealed anunidentified suspect entered the vehicle by unknown means, stole the victim’slaptop and checkbook, and fled undetected. No witnesses were located.

At approximately 5:53 p.m., an officer responded to JC Penney at the WestfieldShopping Town, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a petty theft report.
A loss prevention specialist witnessed the 58-year-old female from Alhambraconceal nearly $500.00 worth of merchandise in a shopping bag before exitingthe store, failing to make payment. The suspect was cited and released in thefield due to medical conditions. 

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