Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Stay Alert for Daytime Prowling and Burglary

Two mid-day prowling or attempt residential burglary incidents have been reported to the Arcadia Police Department in the last few days. The first occurred on Monday afternoon at about 1:00 p.m. in the 1600 block of Oakwood Avenue, when a suspect was seen peering through a kitchen window wearing a dark bandanna over his face. The suspect took off when the family dog began barking. He fled in an older model white van, no windows on the sides, driven by a second male. The van had been stopped in the driveway of the home. All this was witnessed by the resident’s child who had stayed home from school. Both suspects were only described as male Hispanics.

Yesterday, at about noon, a resident in the 100 block of East Longden Avenue noticed someone walk by a window, outside his home. The resident went outside thinking that the person was possibly his gardener, only to see a male suspect climbing through a rear window to the home. The resident yelled at the suspect who ran off to a car, stopped to the front of the home on the street. The suspect vehicle was driven by a female Hispanic who was waiting with the engine running. The male suspect was described as Hispanic, 25-30 years old, 5’-06”/180 lbs, muscular build, wearing a white t-shirt and dark shorts. The suspect vehicle was only described as a blue older model 4-door.

Aside from making you aware of these incidents and providing the suspect information, we would like to remind you, if you feel that a crime is occurring or has occurred, please call your local police department at the time of the event. Don’t hesitate to dial 911 for a crime in progress or in the case of any emergency.  A timely response can greatly increase the possibility of locating suspects involved in a crime.

It is unknown whether or not the incidents are related.  Anyone with information is asked to call Arcadia Police Detectives at 626-574-5160.  You can also submit crime tips and information via text, phone, or web to LA Regional Crime Stoppers, 800-222-TIPS (8477), or by clicking on the "Submit a Tip" button on the APD Blog side bar.

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