Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Officers initially detained a female in the vehicle and saw one of the possible suspects fleeing on foot in the area. A containment was set and yard searches were conducted by APD Officers with the assistance of Pasadena PD Airships, El Monte PD, West Covina PD and Pasadena PD K-9 units. One male suspect was taken into custody relatively quickly.
A short time later, a third witness related that one of the suspects was possibly in his home less than a block from the original call. After over 4 hours of searching, the two remaining suspects were located, hiding in a garage in the 300 blk of Cambridge. The original victim residence was found to have been burglarized.
All four suspects were booked at the Arcadia PD Jail on felony charges of suspicion of residential burglary.
For further information; contact Sergeant Brian Ortiz at (626) 574-5174.
Monday, August 25, 2008
This serves as a good reminder to be a good witness, don't attempt to detain suspects like this and call your local police immediately when you come upon something suspicious or a crime in progress.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
We are lucky to have a dedicated Investigator for technology based crime in Arcadia. Many agencies do not have that resource and rely on the County or larger agencies for assistance. When you have been victimized by someone by use of the Internet or other technology, where do you turn? Conventional police reports are the obvious answer, but there is also web based assistance out there. Solutions, immediate answers or satisfaction may not occur, but sharing your incident helps build information databases and perhaps a small key to locating suspects that commit such crime.
Private sites, such as Consumer Fraud Reporting.Org have resources and information on web based crime as well as other traditional fraud crime. The FBI participates in a website dedicated to collecting Internet crime info called the Internet Crime Complaint Center. Take a look at these sites and search for information on topics that include tips to avoid becoming a victim of Internet based scams or crime.
Monday, August 18, 2008
If you witnessed the theft or have information on the suspect or suspect vehicle, please call APD Detectives at (626) 574-5160.
The suspects were described as male, Hispanic, 20-25 years old, 5’-08” medium build with dark hair.
As always, any information can be forwarded to APD Detectives at (626) 574-5160.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
The primary suspect was described as male, Hispanic, 18 years old, thin build, wearing a white t-shirt. The second suspect was described as male, Hispanic, mid-thirties, medium build, wearing a black baseball cap, no shirt, and having a tattooed upper body.
Any information can be relayed to APD Detectives at (626) 574-5160.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Are the problems in BP a look into the future in the City of Monrovia? The FC Blog posted an entry this morning that indicates the Monrovia Police Officers' Association has filed paperwork with similar intent to promote ballot initiatives guiding pay and public safety in Monrovia. This filing comes on the heals of the MPOA's heated contract dispute with the City and recent signing of an extended year contract.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to call the APD Detective Bureau at (626) 574-5160.
School and pedestrian safety is one of the most constantly discussed and visited topics by the City Traffic Advisory Committee.
Earlier this year, the TAC moved to upgrade one of the busiest school crossings in town, located near Dana Middle School. The crosswalk is on Santa Anita at Leroy. With recent roadway construction, it was a great time to install in-ground flashing lights and flashing LED signs at the crosswalk.
The lights are pedestrian activated and remain on for a given amount of time. The flashing lights in the roadway, combined with the flashing LED's on the signs draw much more attention the the potential crossing students or pedestrians.
The City installed overhead flashing lights and in-ground lights at a West Arcadia crosswalk on Duarte Road last year. The public reception has been positive and we believe that with the addition of these lighted crosswalks, the City is a step forward in pedestrian safety. The activation button delivers the message, "Cross With Caution". The message is appropriate as the lights do not guarantee that traffic will yield. It is still incumbent on the pedestrian to watch and only cross when safe to do so.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
A 27 year old, off-duty, Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff was shot to death in his Los Angeles area driveway early Saturday morning, August 2nd.
The LASD Blog has an entry devoted to the shooting and there were several news stories that covered the tragic incident.
Deputy Juan Escalante was laid to rest on Friday, August 8th. Rest in peace Deputy Escalante.
UPDATE, 12/14/08 - CrimeScene Blog is reporting two arrests have been made in the killing of Deputy Escalante.
This type of scam has been in the news of late and folks looking for property to rent, buy or lease should be very sure of the legitimacy before handing over any form of payment. Read additional stories HERE and HERE.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Please call APD Detectives at (626) 574-5160 if you have any information.
Any information can be relayed to APD Detectives at (626) 574-5160.
In the example area, there are four “lanes” of traffic for a turning vehicle to cross; a left turn lane, two thru lanes and a parking/right turn only lane. A driver turning left must yield, lane by lane to oncoming traffic. There may be associated factors in a collision such as speed of other vehicles, but the primary fault in this type of collision most often rests with the turning driver.
Take your time, make sure each lane is clear and watch out for yourself while driving.
Monday, August 11, 2008
This incident serves as a reminder to timely report your losses to not only the police, but also your credit card company or bank. Maintain account numbers and phone numbers to these companies in a place that is readily accessible in the event of a theft.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
She thanks the Arcadia Police Officers for assisting her in the incident and that is what caught my attention, however, the event does serve as a real time reminder of what can happen to any of us at any time. Keep close watch on your belongings and always take care of purses, wallets and packs containing your credit cards, ID's, bank cards, house keys and other items with personal information on them. She offers some good advice on the topic at the end of her post.
Thank you to everyone who has shared ideas or expressed interest in the APOA Info Blog, posted a link to us and to anyone who has taken a moment to read a post or two. A special thanks has to go out to the APOA Board for their support and backing as well!
I think that this small milestone has shown that the APOA Info Blog is a valuable tool in reaching out to our community and as an information sharing resource. The concept is new for us but I believe that we have accomplished some good with what we have represented so far!