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For the period of Sunday, April 17th through Saturday, April 
23rd, the Police Department responded to 895 calls for service, 
of which 115 required formal investigations. The following is a 
summary report of some of the major incidents handled by the 
Department during this period. 

Sunday, April 17:

1. At 9:27 a.m., an officer responded to the 600 block of Santa Maria Road 
regarding an attempted stolen vehicle report. An officer discovered someone 
entered an unlocked truck and attempted to steal it. The suspect was able to 
move the vehicle causing it to collide with the victim’s other vehicles. The suspect 
left behind property that had been reported stolen from two nearby vehicle 
2. At 7:18 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department 
front counter regarding a battery that happened at a residence in the 600 block 
of Fairview Avenue. The victim stated he was struck by his father after an argument. 
The suspect, a 50-year-old male from Arcadia, was unable to be located 
for questioning. 
Monday, April 18:

3. At 9:58 a.m., an officer responded to Foothill Mini Storage, located at 
431 North 2nd Avenue, regarding a commercial burglary investigation. The 
victim determined someone broke into his storage unit. The loss is unknown 
as the crime occurred sometime within the last two months. 
4. At 4:52 p.m., an officer responded to Big Lots, located at 610 Las Tunas 
Drive, regarding a theft report. A store employee witnessed the suspect 
steal a large trash bin and fill it with various store products. The suspect was 
recognized from past encounters and was described as a Hispanic male, approximately 
5’7” and 250 pounds. The suspect fled in a gray Kia Optima. 
Tuesday, April 19:

5. At 8:22 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 500 block of 
East Longden Avenue regarding a burglary report. Sometime during the previous 
night, someone cut the lock to the front gate and stole property from multiple 
tenants. The investigation is pending a review of the available surveillance 
6. At 11:32 a.m., an officer responded to Grocery Outlet, located at 32 
East Live Oak Avenue, regarding a theft that had just occurred. The officer 
located the suspect and during a consensual search, discovered the 30-year-old 
male from El Monte was in possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia. The 
suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Wednesday, April 20:

7. At 1:22 a.m., an officer responded to the 800 block of West Duarte 
Road regarding a vandalism report. The victim stated someone caused extensive 
damage to his car between Tuesday, April 19th at 11:30 p.m. and Wednesday, 
April 20th at 1:22 a.m. The victim was unable to provide any investigative 
8. At 4:45 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 2200 block of 
Holly Avenue regarding a grand theft report. The officer determined someone 
stole the victim’s catalytic converter from her Toyota Prius at approximately
4:45 a.m. 
Thursday, April 21:

9. At 2:54 a.m., officers responded to Unchained Bicycle Garage, located 
at 341 East Foothill Boulevard, regarding a burglary in progress. An investigation 
revealed a lone suspect stole three bicycles from the store. The suspect was 
located inside the business and the officers found methamphetamine and drug 
paraphernalia in his possession. The 31-year-old male transient was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
10. At 12:43 p.m., an officer responded to the front counter of the Arcadia 
Police Department to take a grand theft report. The officer determined the 
victims’ stepson stole nearly $15,000.00 from their account by fraudulently depositing 
a small sum of money and withdrawing the rest through unauthorized 
transactions. The suspect, a 48-year-old local male transient, is outstanding as 
of April 26th. 
Friday, April 22:

11. At 3:35 a.m., officers responded to Westfield Santa Anita Mall, located 
at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a disturbance. The officers located 
the subject and discovered he was under the influence of alcohol and unable 
to care for himself. The 19-year-old male from La Jolla was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. While in custody, he threatened 
to take his own life and was transferred to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for a 
mental evaluation. 
12. At 9:20 p.m., an officer responded to Westfield Santa Anita Mall, located 
at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a vehicle burglary report. Sometime 
between 6:50 p.m. and 9:10 p.m. on April 22nd, an unidentified suspect 
smashed the victim’s car window and stole a bag and electronics. The burglary 
occurred in the parking lot west of Nordstrom. 
Saturday, April 23:

13. At 9:51 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of 
West Duarte Road regarding a fraud incident. An investigation revealed the 
suspect solicited a sum of $15,000.00 from the victim as a business investment. 
The victim gave the money to the suspect and after further investigation, discovered 
the agreement was a scam. The suspect is a 45-year-old female from 
Arcadia and the investigation is ongoing.
14. At 1:55 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 2700 block of 
Winthrop Avenue regarding a burglary report. The officer discovered someone 
broke into the home by breaking a rear window and once inside, it appears 
as though the suspects were living in the vacant home. The investigation is 

The reason is the value of the metals used in the manufacturing of the catalytic 
converters. Catalytic converters contain platinum, rhodium, and palladium. 
The metals are expensive, and thieves sell the converters to scrap yards for 
several hundred dollars per piece, depending on the size of the converter and 
the current rate on the metals inside it. It can cost you, on average up, to $2000 
to replace a catalytic converter, and it is illegal to drive your car without one. 
The resulting gap in your exhaust system also makes the car run poorly until 
it is fixed. 


Always park in well-lit areas when possible. If you have a personal garage, keep 
your car in the garage with the door closed when the vehicle is not in use. Park 
your vehicle close to a building entrance or the nearest access road when parking 
in a public lot. This is due to the increased amount of pedestrian traffic in 
those areas. 

Security devices are available that attach to the converter, making it harder 
to steal. Having the converter welded in place also makes it more difficult to 

Video surveillance around your garage or driveway is also useful if you have 
the budget for it. Engrave your vehicle identification number (VIN) or license 
plate onto your catalytic converter to make it easier to identify if it gets stolen. 


Looking for a way to get moving, 
enjoy quality time with family 
and support a good cause? The 
“KID-FIT Family Fun Run 5K” 
on Sat. May 21 will help you do 
just that. Put on by The KID-FIT 
Preschool Health and Fitness Organization, 
this 5K on the Duarte 
Recreational Trail will benefit the 
youth in Duarte. KID-FIT virtual 
programming will be provided to 
preschool - first grade students as 
well as children with special needs. 
Duarte High School youth groups,
helping manage the event, will be 
awarded half of all the profits. 

This 5K is more than a fast-paced 
race for the very fit. Hard-core runners who want the course to themselves or set a personal record, will go first at this 
out-and-back USTAF sanctioned and certified race. Next, individuals and families who want to walk/run at their own 
pace will enjoy the scenic trail with shady trees, historical Mr. Bradbury’s Bridge and remnants of the long-gone Pacific 
Electric Railway that took up the same area some 70 years ago. Children ages 3-8 have their own special 1K time slot. A 
short, fun run with parents or race volunteers. Each child receives a t-shirt, medal and goody bag. Grandma, grandpa 
and those with special needs can enjoy the festivities too. The Leisure K is just for those who need to go particularly slow, 
are not able to complete the full distance or must use a wheelchair. 

Walking/running the actual 5K is not the only attraction. Kaiser Permanente of Baldwin Park will be giving free vaccinations 
to all. Duarte’s Tropicana International Market is slated to sell farmer fresh fruits and vegetables. Live Demonstrations 
from Fortune Fencing and Ole Ole Dance Academy will provide free entertainment and fun. Other organizations 
dedicated to children and fitness will highlight their offerings as well, from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to the 
Santa Anita YMCA. Contests, prizes and park games are scheduled too. 

Register at Fees: $25 children 3-8, Adults $39, Teams $30 each member. Questions, call Michele 
Silence at 626-848-2950 or email 

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