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Each week, we will post an arrest of interest pointing toward arrest and crime trends within Arcadia. Package Theft and Bait Package Arrests continue...'tis the season. This week's post is highlighted arrest where the theft of an APD bait package lead to a multiple suspect arrest and the recovery of a stolen vehicle. In a separate  theft of a bait package on Friday, December 16th, a parolee and a second suspect were also arrested as a result of this program. 

Back on the morning of December 8th, the trio was involved in the theft of a bait package from the porch of a home in the 1700 block of N. Highland Oaks, Arcadia. A short time later, officers found the suspects parked in a business parking lot on Huntington Drive in Monrovia with the help of the GPS device in the bait package. Not only was the bait package recovered, but officers found narcotics, stolen mail, burglary tools, a ski mask, and a taser inside the suspect vehicle. During the investigation, officers also learned the suspect vehicle was a reported stolen car from two days prior. The suspect vehicle was a red, 4-door, Honda Accord. The investigation is continuing for any possible additional crimes.

Arrested and booked on various felony charges at the Arcadia City Jail were Melissa A. Arambula, a 35-year-old female from El Monte, Sean M. Clemens, a 45-year-old male from Covina, and Nickolas R. Martinez Jr, a 41-year-old male from Basset.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at 626-574-5156, case #16-6466. 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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