On September 8, 2018, at approximately 8:42 PM, an adult female victim was sexually assaulted while walking in the 2300 block of S. Santa Anita Avenue. The suspect is described as follows:
Male Hispanic, in his mid-20’s, 5’6”, 140-150 lbs., with a shaved head, a long nose, and a distinct crossed left eye. The suspect also had what appears to be a tattoo on the left side of his neck resembling “growing plant vines.” The suspect was wearing a light colored t-shirt and dark colored shorts. The suspect rode a silver or metal color BMX style bicycle.
The victim was able to complete a composite sketch of the suspect and the Arcadia Police Department is interested in hearing from anyone who recognizes a person matching the composite sketch.
The case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5151, case number 18-4073. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
Robert T. Guthrie, Chief of Police
By: B. Bourgeous, Detective Bureau Sergeant
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Children can be injured or killed by backover incidents. Most often, these unfortunate situations are preventable. ALWAYS take the time to look behind and around your vehicle before backing, especially in familiar places like your own driveway.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers some tips to prevent backover incidents:
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A common concern that comes to the attention of the Traffic Bureau is drivers failing to yield to pedestrians. We have seen serious pedestrian-involved collisions in the past and it is always a good time to remind drivers and pedestrians alike of safety precautions. Pedestrian actions, as well as drivers actions, are governed by the Vehicle Code. Drivers must yield to pedestrians at crosswalks and intersections, even when there is no marked crosswalk. Use caution when approaching a crosswalk and if you have time to safely stop, yield to the pedestrian waiting to cross. Remember, if the pedestrian has made eye contact with you, they are probably ready to cross. If the roadway is divided, allow the pedestrian to walk past the center line or median before pulling through. If it is an undivided roadway, allow the pedestrian to walk well past the halfway point in the road. Always check the curbs and look to see if someone is "darting" off the curb or entering the crosswalk late. Drivers and pedestrians both need to exercise caution and courtesy. Never pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk. Approach with caution and make sure the roadway and crosswalk have cleared.
Turning traffic at intersections is also dangerous for pedestrians. Even though you may have a green as a driver, you must still yield to pedestrians. Drivers making right turns must look and allow the pedestrian to step off on the green. Drivers making left turns across the intersection must make sure that not only is oncoming traffic clear, but that there are no pedestrians in the crosswalk in the path of their turn. Again, use courtesy and common sense. If the ped is well across the intersection or past the median point, you may complete your turn. If the ped is approaching you or on your side of the roadway, YIELD to them!
The DMV has a page dedicated to right-of-way rules regarding pedestrians, crosswalks, and other situations. Take a look for additional information.
Pedestrians outside of a crosswalk or unmarked intersection are also held responsible by the Vehicle Code. The pedestrian may only cross the road when safe to do so and must yield to traffic. The pedestrian may not cross between two signalized intersections. This is what is known as "jaywalking".
With dark evenings upon us, it is imperative we all slow down and watch carefully for pedestrians since our visibility is limited after dark. Pedestrians...carry a flashlight, wear light colored and reflective clothing, watch for cars, and use caution before stepping off the curb. Together, we can all improve pedestrian safety.