Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
- 1,400 vehicles passed through the checkpoint
- 100 vehicles and occupants were screened at the secondary inspection
- 10 misdemeanor arrests or citations for unlicensed, suspended or revoked licenses
- 2 warrant related arrests
- 9 vehicle storage or impounds
- 35 infraction citations for no license in possession along with 14 other citations for miscellaneous violations
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Not only was it great to find that all was well at the residence, but the resident’s obvious pleasure with our actions reassures us that our personnel are “Making a Difference” in our community.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Celebrate safely, enjoy the day but please remember to be responsible. Don't Drink and Drive!
Friday, February 12, 2010
At about 3:30 PM on Wednesday, February 10th, officers were called to the 300 block of San Miguel Drive on report of a woman screaming. No one was immediately found but after contacting a male and female at the residence in question, officers found what appeared to be a small hydroponic marijuana grow inside the home. Both subjects denied hearing anyone screaming.
Detectives obtained a search warrant for the home and found about 15 marijuana plants being hydroponically grown. Evidence of the grow was found in several areas of the residence. A 27-year old male and a 26-year old female, both from Arcadia, were arrested and booked on felony cultivation of marijuana charges at APD.
The Arcadia Police Department asks your help in locating a missing adult. Alfred Lee PARCELLS is a male white transient who frequents the Arcadia area. Alfred is 35 years old, 5'-11"/200 lbs, brown hair and green eyes, described as having "bad teeth." Alfred maintains contact with family via cell phone and was last heard from in early February. He had allegedly been involved in an altercation and has not been seen or heard from since. Alfred has been known to stay near Eisenhower and Newcastle Parks along Colorado Street as well as the LA Co. Park on Huntington Drive. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Alfred PARCELLS is asked to call APD at (626) 574-5150.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
On February 11, 2010 Officer Kollin Cieadlo graduated from Class # 9 of the Deputy Leadership Institute (DLI), which was held at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Headquarters in Monterey Park. This event served to reinforce the Department's commitment to the development of its members, by offering what has come to be described as a groundbreaking leadership development program which will set the standard for other law enforcement agencies.
DLI is a six-month program of intense study on leadership philosophy and is attended by police officers and sheriff’s deputies from Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties. DLI develops personal leadership by drawing on fundamental values that have existed for centuries: common sense, compassion, courage, decisiveness, ethical behavior, innovation, integrity, positive attitude, respect, self-assurance, sound judgment, and trustworthiness.
Pictured above are (L-R) Captain Gene Gioia, Officer Kollin Cieadlo, and L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The Pasadena Star News ran an article last week detailing a robbery that took place in Pasadena perpetrated by two men "impersonating" police officers. Nathan McIntire writes, "PASADENA - Two men with badges, handguns, a blue flashing siren and what looked like an unmarked police car stopped a motorist and robbed him of his cell phone and wallet Thursday morning..."
Although the crime did not occur in the City of Arcadia, this incident warrants a tip on what to do should an unmarked police unit attempt to stop you. Most police agencies do utilize unmarked units for various needs including administrative, civilian, investigative, surveillance and sometimes enforcement. The California Vehicle Code does require you to yield to an authorized emergency vehicle that displays a visible solid red light and sounds a siren.
It is not uncommon to see unmarked police units throughout our community. If an unmarked unit does attempt a traffic stop, it is usually related to some activity such as surveillance or investigation, or a blatant driving violation that requires immediate intervention by the police. The officers conducting this type of action are normally very recognizable with badges, vests, or raid jackets. Unmarked APD units are equipped with solid red and flashing blue lights at visor level as pictured above.
If an unmarked police unit were to attempt to stop you, look for the solid red light. Look at the type of vehicle and occupants. If you don't feel comfortable with the location of the stop or are not sure that the vehicle is actually a police unit, proceed at normal speed to a location that is public and well lighted before yielding. Officers conducting such a stop will normally radio for a marked unit to assist. Dial 9-1-1 on your cell phone and tell the dispatcher or operator where you are and what is occurring. When you do stop, remain calm, crack open the window, explain your concerns, ask to see the officer's identification card and to have a uniformed officer respond. For the person who has "failed to yield" for some distance or driven evasively, the officers will most likely conduct a "high risk" stop with multiple units.
Balance your safety with common sense. Legitimate police officers will do everything they can to be readily identifiable and under most circumstances you will know who they are.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The Raytheon Company rolled into Arcadia today with a 53' trailer equipped with a state of the art Civil Communications system. The demonstration used radio equipment brought to the location by various Public Safety agencies that were linked together in seamless communication by Raytheon's Civil Communication system. "Radio interoperability" allows communication and information sharing between agencies that do not share frequencies, have various forms of communication equipment and often operate on different frequency bands. In the event of mutual aid events, disasters or simply a major public safety operation, it is imperative that personnel be able to communicate. Technology now allows Law Enforcement and other safety personnel to benefit from true interoperable communications. Arcadia Police Chief Bob Sanderson coordinated the event which was attended by Law Enforcement personnel from throughout the San Gabriel Valley. The cost of this type of system is high for a single municipality, however, grants and resource sharing throughout a region can make it feasable. Read a recent article in PoliceOne on the topic HERE.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
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