Thursday, June 22, 2017

Arrest of Interest / Crime Trends

One of our officers was working burglary suppression in the area of Holly and Longden Avenues yesterday when he stopped a car for vehicle code violations at about 11:00 a.m. After contacting both the driver and passenger, the officer learned the pair had outstanding arrest warrants and the male was on probation for burglary. During the investigation, items of jewelry, a laptop, 28 cell phones, narcotic paraphernalia, burglary tools, identification and a passport in other names, and additional property was found in the car. The officers believed the majority of these items to be stolen property and were able to identify some items as being taken in a recent auto burglary in a nearby city.

Christopher A. Duarte, a 28-year-old Upland man, and Christine L. Beyers, a 35-year-old Rosemead woman, were both arrested and booked at the Arcadia City Jail on felony charges and warrants.

(Christine L. Beyers / Christopher A. Duarte)

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 http://lacrimestoppers.org

Weekly Activity Highlights for June 11 - 17, 2017

https://www.arcadiaca.gov/home/showdocument?id=10007

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Weekly Tip - Never Leave Kids, Pets, or Older Adults in a Parked Car

Heat Safety in Vehicles - Look Before You Lock. Don't Leave Children or Pets in a Vehicle.
With the summer months upon us, now is the time to learn about the dangers of heatstroke and being trapped in a hot car. Learn how the temperature outside may affect the temperature inside your vehicle.

Heatstroke is dangerous and can be deadly. Never leave children, pets, or older adults unattended in a parked car.

Use the following life saving tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remind yourself and others to check the back seat before walking away from a vehicle. Children mistakenly being left in hot vehicles make up many of the tragedies reported each year.
·         Look Before You Lock. Get into the routine of always checking the back seat of your vehicle before you lock it and walk away.
·         A Gentle Reminder. Keep a stuffed animal or other memento in your child’s car seat when it is empty, and move it to the front seat as a visual reminder when your child is in the back seat. Alternatively, place your phone, briefcase, or purse in the back seat when traveling with your child.
·         A Routine Check. If someone else is driving your child, or you alter your daily routine, always check to make sure your child has arrived safely.
·         A Key to Safety. You know to keep your vehicle locked, but also keep your keys out of reach; nearly 3 in 10 heatstroke deaths happen when an unattended child gains access to a vehicle.

Learn more extreme heat preparedness at www.ready.gov/heat.  (Tips courtesy of Ready.gov)

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day 2017

"Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever." ~Author Unknown




The Arcadia Police Department would like to wish a Happy Father's Day to all dads, and to anyone who has the role of a father in a child's life!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Arrest of Interest / Crime Trends

Identity theft includes more than crimes with just financial loss. An arrest on Saturday, June 10th, involved a man in possession of medical information, prescriptions, and ID's belonging to in excess 30 persons. Shortly after 1:00 pm, an officer contacted the man riding a skateboard near Panorama and Golden West Drives. The man was found to have an outstanding warrant, was in possession of a controlled substance, and was arrested. During the investigation numerous papers with medical & healthcare identification to other persons, prescription bottles with a variety of medications, new and used cell phones, drug paraphernalia, and other items were found in the suspect's possession.

Michael K. Izon, a 33-year-old man from Los Angeles, was arrested and booked at the Arcadia City Jail on felony charges along with the outstanding warrant.



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 http://lacrimestoppers.org

Weekly Activity Highlights for June 4 - 10, 2017

https://www.arcadiaca.gov/home/showdocument?id=9965

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Weekly Tip - Temps Are Rising, Watch for Heat Related Illness


Heat waves can be dangerous and it seems the high temperatures have hit the area. A very high body temperature can damage the brain and other vital organs. Some health conditions can make it harder for the body to stay cool in hot weather. These include old age, obesity, fever, dehydration, heart disease, poor circulation, sunburn, or drug and alcohol use. Our senior population can be especially at risk during times of high temperatures.

Some general tips for all of us to help prevent heat illness may include:
  • Stay hydrated by getting plenty of water to drink
  • Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing
  • Apply sunscreen before you venture into the sun
  • Schedule activities during cooler hours of the day
  • Stay indoors, preferably with air conditioning
  • Take advantage of Cooling Centers
  • Pay attention to friends, family, and co-workers for any warning signs
  • Check in on elderly family and neighbors twice a day during heat waves
Visit the CDC website for additional information and tips.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Weekly Tip - Host or Join Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country, bringing citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer. Neighborhood Watch can trace its roots back to the days of colonial settlements, when night watchmen patrolled the streets. The modern version of Neighborhood Watch was developed in response to requests from sheriffs and police chiefs who were looking for a crime prevention program that would involve citizens and address an increasing number of burglaries. 
 
Launched in 1972, Neighborhood Watch counts on citizens to organize themselves and work with law enforcement to keep a trained eye and ear on their communities, while demonstrating their presence at all times of day and night.


Give Community Service Officer Mike Vercillo a call and ask about joining your local neighborhood watch. Or, consider hosting a neighborhood meeting if there is not an established group near you. CSO Vercillo can be reached at 626.821.2648. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Arrests of Interest / Crime Trends

Patrol officers arrested 5 suspects in two unrelated incidents on Wednesday, May 31st, for suspicion of burglary. One pair of suspects were seen in the Village area of town, driving in the 1100 block of Encanto Drive shortly after 10:00 p.m. When officers conducted a check of the car license plate, a felony "want" was discovered from another police agency. The suspects and vehicle were stopped and during the investigation, officers found items commonly used in burglaries like gloves, a ski mask, and other property.

Carlos D. Figueroa, a 30-year-old man, and Walter Cardenas, a 40-year-old man, both from Los Angeles, were arrested on felony charges including suspicious of burglary and no bail warrants, and they were booked at the Arcadia City Jail.

(Carlos D. Figueroa / Walter Cardenas)

The second case also involved a vehicle stop in the area of Rancho and Hacienda Roads at about 7:00 p.m. by an officer working a burglary suppression detail. During the investigation, officers contacted three men who were also in possession of items associated with the crime of residential burglary. 

Dhmajh J. Tyler, a 20-year-old man from Pasadena, Noah A. Theophile Smith, a 27-year-old man from Altadena, and Antwon D. Shamburger, a 23-year-old man from Pasadena were arrested and booked at the Arcadia City Jail on suspicion of residential burglary. Two of the suspects were also on felony probation.

( Dhmajh J. Tyler / Noah A. Theophile Smith / Antwon D. Shamburger )

While our staff continues to be proactive in crime prevention, we always request our community to partner with us in our efforts. Remember to report suspicious persons, vehicles, or activity. If you See Something, Say Something.

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 http://lacrimestoppers.org

Weekly Activity Highlights for May 21 - 27, 2017

https://www.arcadiaca.gov/home/showdocument?id=9887