Great timing to coincide with the weekly tip for this week; a 26 year old La Crescenta man was arrested yesterday after a resident called Arcadia Police to report the suspect acting suspiciously. The witness called APD at about 10:50 am on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, after an unknown male came to her door in the 1300 block of North Baldwin Avenue. The male told the resident that he was looking for his dog, asking her if she had seen the animal. The male then drove off in a gray SUV. The resident did not recognize the male and thought that his actions were suspicious and she called the police.
Responding Patrol Officers found a gray SUV backed into a residential driveway nearby on Baldwin Avenue. They conducted a records check on the SUV license which showed the vehicle to be stolen. Officers checked and found what appeared to be a forced open sliding window at that residence where the stolen SUV was parked. As they were checking the location, Officers detained a male suspect in the rear yard without incident. Officers found that the residence had been ransacked. It appears that the suspect had made entry to the location, ransacked the interior and attempted to avoid capture by hiding in the rear yard after APD Officers arrived on scene. Although the property was not removed from the residence, Officers found handguns, jewelry, computer equipment, and other evidence inside the location that was moved and abandoned by the suspect.
Joshua J. Jacob, 26 years old from La Crescenta, was arrested and booked at the Arcadia City Jail for residential burglary and auto theft, thanks to a local resident who did not hesitate to call the police.