Two former Arcadia residents were sentenced today in unrelated cases stemming from incidents in 2006 and 2008. Robert R. Snyder, 28 years old, was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted in 2009 on one count of attempted murder and other felony charges in a San Fernando courtroom today. Snyder became involved in a dispute near Santa Anita Avenue and Live Oak Avenue in February 2006. With his young daughter in the car, Snyder fired two rounds from a handgun toward the other party in the dispute. Snyder missed his intended target but instead struck an innocent bystander. Snyder was taken into custody the following day after a short vehicle pursuit.
In 2008, Arcadia Officers investigated a sexual molestation case involving Guillermo Villasenor, 53 years old. Villasenor was also convicted in late 2009 on multiple felony counts including sexual penetration and oral copulation of a minor under 10 years old. Villasenor was sentenced in the same San Fernando courtroom today, receiving a 23 years to life sentence.
Both of these cases involved lengthy investigations and hard work on the part of many APD and allied agency personnel. Great examples of diligent efforts on the part of all involved and closure for the victims and their families.