Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Alert Neighbor Watches Suspect Climb through Window, Calls Police, Suspect Arrested!

Incident:  14-456 / Residential Burglary Arrest

Contact:  Watch Commander, (626) 574-5156

Date / Time of News Release:  January 28, 2014 / 3:45 PM

On January 28, 2014 at 12:57 PM, the Arcadia Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a residential burglary in progress in the 200 block of California Street.  The caller, who was witnessing the break-in, observed a male Asian, wearing a gray t-shirt and black gloves, climb through a second story window of a neighboring condominium.

Officers from the Arcadia Police Department, with the help of Pasadena Police Department’s Air Bureau, responded and began to surround and contain the identified condominium.  While getting the location contained, the perpetrator attempted to escape via the same second story window, but was quickly apprehended while still in the condo complex.

The perpetrator has been identified as Randy Tran, 50 years old, and a resident of Rosemead, California.  At the time of his arrest, Tran was in possession of stolen property from the location.  Tran is being held at the Arcadia Police Department Jail on charges of Residential Burglary, and Possession of Burglary Tools, with a bail of $50, 000.00.

At the time of the break-in no one was home at the target residence.  This crime is still being investigated by Operations, Team 2 and the Detective Bureau.

Robert T. Guthrie, Chief of Police

By: Stephen Fallavollita, Sergeant

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