Friday, June 24, 2016

Supporting Community - Foothill Unity Center School Supply Drive

Each year, APD hosts a collection bin on behalf of the Foothill Unity Center's Back to School Drive. Foothill Unity collects new school supplies to be given to local children for the upcoming school year. Help support this worth cause and our local community by dropping off some of the needed items here at APD. Take a look at the above flyer for requested items. For more information, visit the Foothill Unity Center website.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Briefing, 20 Years Ago Tomorrow

Briefing, 20 years ago tomorrow. L to R, then Sgt. Gene Gioia, Off. Dan Crowther, Off. Roy Nakamura, CSO Sandy Gallegos, Off. Vaughan Whalen, Lt. Bob Sanderson, Sgt. Tom Le Veque, Off. Chuck Chapman, Off. Dave Swearengin, Off. Colleen Dunn-Flores, Off. Steve Turner, and Off. Brian Ortiz...can't ID the pair of hands in the left. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Weekly Tip - Hide It! Lock It!! Keep It!!! Help Prevent Auto Burglary!

Many thieves look for easy and inviting targets when it comes to selecting a vehicle to burglarize or steal from. It is up to you to make every effort to prevent your car from being targeted. Hide It! Lock It!! Keep It!!! Here are some basic tips that will make your vehicle a little less inviting to a thief:

•LOCK your car!
•Always park in well lighted areas
•Install motion lights in your driveway
•Install and use a vehicle alarm
•DO NOT leave valuables in plain view
•Leave all items of value at home if possible
•Look around when you park. Notice anyone or anything suspicious? Write down license plates and descriptions. Alert on-site security or staff and CALL the police.

Many auto burglaries or thefts from cars occur right in a residential driveway and too often it is because the vehicle was never locked. Arrests of some suspects have revealed they only target cars that have been left unlocked, walking up and down a street trying car doors all the way. Take the time to roll your windows up and secure your vehicle.

Other thieves target victims by watching what is placed inside a trunk or hatch. If you plan on stopping by the gym, park, or elsewhere after work, take the time before you leave to place your belongings safely in the trunk. Don't wait until you park to then transfer your laptop, purse, bag, or briefcase to the trunk. Thieves may be watching and targeting your car.

Some of the most common items stolen are backpacks, briefcases, duffle bags, cell phones, lap tops, money/coins, sunglasses, and other items that are valuable or may contain valuables.  Don’t leave any of these, or other valuable items in plain view.  Hide them, take them with you, or lock them in the trunk.

These are just a few tips to help prevent you from becoming a victim of auto burglary. Be proactive, look around, and most importantly, don't hesitate to call the police if you see something or someone suspicious. Don't become a victim!

Remember, if you See Something-Say Something. 

Weekly Activity Highlights for June 12 - 18, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Save the Date - Arcadia Business Watch Meeting, July 20th

Join fellow Arcadia Business owners and managers for an information meeting to help protect your business from criminal activity. Similar to Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch brings the local business community together in an effort to educate and promote crime prevention and awareness. For additional information, please contact Community Affairs Liaison Steve Delgadillo at 626.821.2649.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
6:30 PM

Community Room at APD

Ready! Set! Go! - Wildfire Action Plan from LA County Fire Department

Please take the time to review this Wildfire Action Plan from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, especially if you live in or near our foothill communities. With the fires actively burning east of us, this is a topic not to ignore. Be safe and prepare! 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day 2016

"Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever." ~Author Unknown

The Arcadia Police Department would like to wish a Happy Father's Day to all dads, and to anyone who has the role of a father in a child's life!