Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Weekly Tip - STOP at Blacked Out Signals!

What will you do when you come upon a blacked out or inoperative traffic signal?  California law is pretty straight forward for drivers coming upon inoperative signals at an intersection. STOP! If the signals are blacked out and not working, drivers must treat the intersection like a stop sign. CVC 21800(d)(1) is the section that governs inoperative signals. If there is a Police Officer directing traffic, you must proceed as directed. Otherwise, stop and proceed when safe to do so.

Power outages, collision damage, storm related problems, equipment failure, all can contribute to a blacked out signal. Always be alert, watch ahead, and drive smartly.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Belated Thanks to Holy Angels School

A belated, but big thanks goes out to the students, staff, and parents from Holy Angels School! They sent over notes of support and a batch of goodies for our folks here at APD on Valentine's Day. Thanks for thinking of us!

ROAD CLOSURE: Las Tunas Dr W/of Baldwin Ave, Feb 22-27

The City of Temple City will be celebrating their annual Camellia Festival this coming weekend. As such, Temple City will be closing Las Tunas Drive, west of Baldwin Avenue, from Wednesday Feb 22 through Monday Feb 27, 2017.

This road closure may impact your daily commute or travels along Las Tunas. Please use alternate routes like Longden or Live Oak Avenues to detour around the closure.

Please direct any inquiry to LASD Temple at 626.285.7171.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Trending in Arrests

Each week, we will post an arrest of interest pointing toward arrest and crime trends within Arcadia. One of the newer members of APD, K9 Zoli and his partner proved to be valuable assets this past week. Last Thursday, February 9th, a suspect led officers on a dangerous vehicle pursuit in the south end of town. An officer had attempted to stop the suspect for traffic violations but the suspect chose not to yield. The pursuing officer called off the pursuit due to the dangerous and felony evading of the suspect. A short time later, the suspect vehicle was found abandoned in the 400 block of Rosemarie Drive. The vehicle had been involved in a collision and was no longer drive-able. Inside the suspect vehicle, officers found shotgun ammunition and other items leading to identify the possible driver as a subject with a "no bail" warrant.

K9 Zoli and his handler Officer Foulks were called to assist in a search for the felony suspect. While looking for the suspect, K9 Zoli alerted to a backyard pool bathroom at a home in the 400 block of Palm Drive. K9 Zoli then located the suspect inside the bathroom. During the apprehension, the suspect was bitten by K9 Zoli and the suspect was taken into custody. He was later treated for his injury at a local hospital and he was cleared for booking.

Terence A. Warner, a 35-year-old male from Baldwin Park, was booked at the Arcadia City Jail on felony charges.

In an unrelated incident, K9 Zoli and Officer Foulks were called to assist an outside agency at a local hotel. The request was for a narcotics search of the hotel room. During the search, K9 Zoli alerted and located approx. 15 lbs. of methamphetamine. Zoli is cross-trained for both apprehension and as a narcotics search K9.

Anyone with information on these cases is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at 626-574-5156. Or, if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” mobile app on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Weekly Activity Highlights for February 5 - 11, 2017

Weekly Tip - Don't Fall for Scams this Tax Season!

Tax season is here! While many folks will have legitimate contact with their tax accountants and the IRS, we would like to remind you of recurring fraud schemes where scammers reach out to you. One of the most wide spread attempts to come between you and your money is by use of phone calls to you where scammers claim to be representing the IRS. Many times, they will threaten you with a law suit or pending criminal action if you don't send payment immediately. These calls can be automated and recorded, directing you to call. Don't fall for these scams!
The IRS will not:
  • Call you to demand immediate payment. The IRS will not call you if you owe taxes without first sending you a bill in the mail.
  • Demand that you pay taxes and not allow you to question or appeal the amount you owe.
  • Require that you pay your taxes a certain way. For instance, require that you pay with a prepaid debit card.
  • Ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
  • Threaten to bring in police or other agencies to arrest you for not paying.
Visit the IRS website for additional information on scams.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017