Today is the anniversary of the murder of Deputy David March. Dave was killed during a traffic stop on Live Oak Avenue, east of Peck Road, on April 29, 2002, at about 10:40 a.m. A memorial was built in his honor at the scene. Temple Deputies remember Deputy March not only on the anniversary of his death, but throughout the year by displaying his call sign, "57" on the rear window of Temple units. Please join APD in honoring this slain local hero, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Deputy David March.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Driving under the influence appears to have played a key role in an Assault with a Deadly Weapon incident that took place on April 20th. A little after 10:00 p.m. a suspect backed into a parked vehicle at the Arco Gas Station at Baldwin Avenue and Las Tunas Drive. The suspect initially got out and spoke with the driver of the vehicle he struck. A verbal argument took place and the suspect threatened the other driver. The suspect got back into his vehicle and began to drive in circles around the gas pump island and other vehicle, screeching the tires. He then turned his car and appeared to intentionally strike the passenger side of the still parked victim vehicle as the first APD unit arrived at the gas station.
The suspect pulled away, circling the gas pump island and victim again at speed, then pulling out of the lot as the police unit attempted to stop the suspect. The suspect failed to yield and the officer pursued the vehicle southbound on Baldwin Avenue. At Lower Azusa Road, the suspect drove onto the sidewalk and then back into the roadway, losing control of the car. The suspect became involved in a collision with 5 other vehicles stopped for the signal at Baldwin and Lower Azusa. The suspect got out of his car, was uncooperative with officers, failed to follow instructions, resisted arrest, and was ultimately taken into custody.
Li Guanrong, a 33-year-old male from San Gabriel, was arrested and booked at the Arcadia City Jail on felony charges, including Driving Under the Influence.
Please report Drunk Drivers. If you encounter someone you believe to be driving under the influence, dial 9-1-1 and provide the vehicle information, location and direction to dispatchers. Be a good witness!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Warmer weather, daylight saving time, summer approaching, are all reasons more pedestrians are hitting the road in the early mornings and evenings. It is important to practice good walking and running safety as a pedestrian. Many factors impact whether or not drivers will see pedestrians. Some vision obscurements and lighting conditions are not controlled by the pedestrian, but we can greatly enhance our safety and visibility with some proactive steps:
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Last week, APD released video clips of two suspects wanted for Attempt Residential Burglary. Local media posted the clips and suspect information on television, online, and other news sources. The pair were involved in a "Knock-knock" style, nighttime, attempted residential burglary back on April 1st. The female suspect rang the door bell and when no one answered, the male suspect kicked open the front door, activating the residence audible alarm. The pair fled in a dark colored vehicle, possibly a Toyota Prius. During the commission of the crime, the male suspect appeared to be holding a handgun in his right hand.
Katrina R. Anthony, a 21-year-old female from Highland, turned herself in to Arcadia Police Detectives after becoming aware of her photo being shown by the media. APD had also received tip information identifying Anthony as the possible suspect. Anthony was booked on a felony charge at the Arcadia City Jail and later released after posting bond. The male suspect has yet to be identified.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
It's that time of year, Spring is in the air and wildlife are starting to become more active. As temperatures begin to warm up, residents in the foothills will begin to see more and more wildlife activity. It's normal to see deer, bears, bobcats, and even the occasional mountain lion in the residential areas of the northern part of Arcadia.
The City of Arcadia’s proximity to the foothills increases the opportunity for various wildlife to wander into neighborhoods and onto private property. Bears are no strangers to the foothill neighborhoods and the likelihood of bears coming into yards, pools, and trashcans is increased during the warmer months.
Foothill residents should be alert for wildlife in their neighborhoods and take the following actions to reduce activity in their area:
- Secure trash cans in an enclosure if possible
- DO NOT FEED the bears
Make sure to check your yards and closely monitor children to ensure they do not come into contact with bears or other wildlife that might cause them harm.
Should you see a bear in your neighborhood, contact the Arcadia Police Department at: (626)574-5151
For additional tips and information, please visit the California Department of Fish & Wildlife at: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Keep-Me-Wild/Bear