Thursday, March 16, 2017

Trending in Arrests

Each week, we will post an arrest of interest pointing toward arrest and crime trends within Arcadia. Bait package arrest again leads to much more than a parcel theft. Last Thursday morning, officers were alerted to a GPS enabled bait package being taken and quickly located the suspect vehicle in the 300 block of West Duarte Road in Monrovia. Officers tried to stop the suspect vehicle, a small U-Haul box truck, but the driver fled. Officers pursued the vehicle on streets and the 210 freeway, discontinuing the pursuit due to the driver's dangerous actions. At one point, the driver used the truck to collide with and push another vehicle out of the way in order to get around the other vehicle. Dispatchers continued to monitor the GPS location of the bait package, ending up in the City of Azusa. 

With the assistance of the Foothill Air Support Team (FAST), officers from Azusa PD were able to locate and detain both the male driver and a female passenger after they fled from the U-Haul truck, abandoning it in a parking lot in Azusa.

During the investigation, we learned the U-Haul truck had been stolen in the City of Pomona the evening prior to this incident. Inside the truck officers found a bicycle and other evidence taken in an overnight commercial burglary in the City of Monrovia, along with stolen bait package.

Alan G. Alamillo, 39-year-old male from La Verne, and Ilena M. Rutledge, 22-year-old female from Montclair, were arrested and booked on multiple felony charges at the Arcadia City Jail. Alamillo is also believed to be involved in the commercial burglary of a cell phone store in Arcadia back in January.

(Alan G. Alamillo / Ilena M. Rutledge)

Anyone with information on this case or other cases is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at 626-574-5156. Or, if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” mobile app on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website

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