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Ford's Teen Driving Safety Class Coming to Arcadia

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Ford Driving Skills for Life  is a national award winning teen driver safety program and the most comprehensive teen driver program in the nation. Teens will receive hands-on advanced training by some of the top driving instructors from across the world. They will learn crucial skills in the four areas that experts have identified as most crucial in decreasing teen driving crashes and fatalities: speed management, space management, vehicle handling and hazard recognition. The Los Angeles class will be held March 4-5, 2017, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. Click  HERE  to link to the registration page.

Trending in Arrests

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Each week, we will post an arrest of interest pointing toward arrest and crime trends within Arcadia. We have had a couple of "hot prowl" residential burglaries reported in recent weeks. This type of burglary is when someone is home at the time, many times associated with a burglary occurring overnight. On February 21st, a resident in the 100 block of West Foothill Boulevard was awakened about midnight to someone trying to open a rear sliding door at the home. The resident called APD and watched the suspect make his way into the unlocked garage where he ransacked boxes of property. Officers arrived quickly and detained the male suspect in the driveway of the home. Phillip F. Valle, a 39-year-old Lancaster man was arrested and booked on felony charges at the Arcadia City Jail. It is unknown if Valle is responsible for any other crimes in the area. Unlocked homes, garages, vehicles are often targets for thieves looking for an easy way to steal your valuables.  Anyone with infor

Weekly Activity Highlights for February 12 - 18, 2017

https://www.arcadiaca.gov/home/showdocument?id=9212

Weekly Tip - STOP at Blacked Out Signals!

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What will you do when you come upon a blacked out or inoperative traffic signal?  California law is pretty straight forward for drivers coming upon inoperative signals at an intersection. STOP! If the signals are blacked out and not working, drivers must treat the intersection like a stop sign.   CVC 21800(d)(1)   is the section that governs inoperative signals. If there is a Police Officer directing traffic, you must proceed as directed. Otherwise, stop and proceed when safe to do so. Power outages, collision damage, storm related problems, equipment failure, all can contribute to a blacked out signal. Always be alert, watch ahead, and drive smartly.

Belated Thanks to Holy Angels School

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A belated, but big thanks goes out to the students, staff, and parents from Holy Angels School! They sent over notes of support and a batch of goodies for our folks here at APD on Valentine's Day. Thanks for thinking of us!

ROAD CLOSURE: Las Tunas Dr W/of Baldwin Ave, Feb 22-27

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The City of Temple City will be celebrating their annual Camellia Festival this coming weekend. As such, Temple City will be closing Las Tunas Drive, west of Baldwin Avenue, from Wednesday Feb 22 through Monday Feb 27, 2017. This road closure may impact your daily commute or travels along Las Tunas. Please use alternate routes like Longden or Live Oak Avenues to detour around the closure. Please direct any inquiry to LASD Temple at 626.285.7171.

Trending in Arrests

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Each week, we will post an arrest of interest pointing toward arrest and crime trends within Arcadia. One of the newer members of APD, K9 Zoli and his partner proved to be valuable assets this past week. Last Thursday, February 9th, a suspect led officers on a dangerous vehicle pursuit in the south end of town. An officer had attempted to stop the suspect for traffic violations but the suspect chose not to yield. The pursuing officer called off the pursuit due to the dangerous and felony evading of the suspect. A short time later, the suspect vehicle was found abandoned in the 400 block of Rosemarie Drive. The vehicle had been involved in a collision and was no longer drive-able. Inside the suspect vehicle, officers found shotgun ammunition and other items leading to identify the possible driver as a subject with a "no bail" warrant. K9 Zoli and his handler Officer Foulks were called to assist in a search for the felony suspect. While looking for the suspect, K9 Zoli alerted

Weekly Activity Highlights for February 5 - 11, 2017

https://www.arcadiaca.gov/home/showdocument?id=9172

Weekly Tip - Don't Fall for Scams this Tax Season!

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Tax season is here! While many folks will have legitimate contact with their tax accountants and the IRS, we would like to remind you of recurring fraud schemes where scammers reach out to you. One of the most wide spread attempts to come between you and your money is by use of phone calls to you where scammers claim to be representing the IRS. Many times, they will threaten you with a law suit or pending criminal action if you don't send payment immediately. These calls can be automated and recorded, directing you to call. Don't fall for these scams! The IRS will not: Call you to demand immediate payment. The IRS will not call you if you owe taxes without first sending you a bill in the mail. Demand that you pay taxes and not allow you to question or appeal the amount you owe. Require that you pay your taxes a certain way. For instance, require that you pay with a prepaid debit card. Ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone. Threaten to bring in police or other

Happy Valentine's Day 2017

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Wishing everyone a safe and very Happy Valentine's Day!

DUI Enforcement Operations Planned in Arcadia This Weekend

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Officers from the Arcadia Police Department’s Traffic Division will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign.  DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Friday, February 10th between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests. High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes.  Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely. In California, alcohol involved collisions led to 1,155 deaths and nearly 24,000 injuries in 2014 because someone failed to designate a sober driver.  Over the course of the past three years officers have investigated over 50 DUI collisions resulting in countless injuries.      Office

Trending in Arrests

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Each week, we will post an arrest of interest pointing toward arrest and crime trends within Arcadia. Residential burglary continues to be a focus for our crime prevention and awareness efforts. As we posted last week, several arrests for residential burglary have been made in recent weeks. The trend continued this past week with an individual being arrested after burglarizing two homes in close proximity. Officers were sent to a home in the 900 block Sunset Boulevard during the evening hours on Saturday, February 4th, after the home burglary alarm had been activated. When the officers got to the house, a male exited the home and ran off when officers tried to stop him. The male was quickly caught after a short foot chase. During their investigation, the officers found not only the home on Sunset burglarized, but also a nearby apartment in the 700 block of Fairview Avenue. Property from both residences were recovered during the arrest. In both cases a rear or side window was the point

Weekly Activity Highlights for January 29 - February 4, 2017

https://www.arcadiaca.gov/home/showdocument?id=9144

Weekly Tip - Don't Tailgate!

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Following Too Closely  is the technical term for Tailgating. Unfortunately, this is a term that is all too often used in collision reports as the “Primary Collision Factor”. Maintaining distance between vehicles while driving is one main key in preventing collisions. Even the best driver, with great reaction time, still takes a moment to perceive the need to slow or stop, and then apply the vehicle brakes. With all the rain we have had recently, this is an important topic to think about. Increasing following distance between vehicles increases our ability to perceive a problem, apply brakes if needed or take some other evasive action. Time and distance is your friend when it comes to speed. As a young driver, you are taught about the  Three Second Rule . Sometimes we forget this one important piece of advice. But maintaining a following distance of three seconds between vehicles will definitely increase your ability to avoid a rear end collision. An alternate recommendation is to maint

Trending in Arrests

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Each week, we will post an arrest of interest pointing toward arrest and crime trends within Arcadia. Residential Burglary prevention and suspect apprehension continues to be a focus for our staff. In recent weeks, APD has been able to arrest multiple individuals for residential burglary and attempted residential burglary. On Tuesday afternoon, January 31st, another pair of suspects were taken into custody after a home was burglarized in the 1700 block of Louise Avenue. Witnesses told officers the female suspect approached the home and knocked on the door. When no one answered, she went back to the suspect's car parked on the street. The male suspect got out of the car and walked to the side of the home and came back out a bit later carrying items from the home. Officers later found a side door window broken out where the suspect entered the residence. The pair fled in their car and a description of the car was given to APD by the witnesses. As the suspects made their attempt to ge

Weekly Activity Highlights for January 22 - 28, 2017

https://www.arcadiaca.gov/home/showdocument?id=9096

Weekly Tip - Explaining California's New Cell Phone Laws

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California Vehicle Code Section 23123.5. (a) A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while holding and operating a handheld wireless telephone or an electronic wireless communications device unless the wireless telephone or electronic wireless communications device is specifically designed and configured to allow voice-operated and hands-free operation, and it is used in that manner while driving. EXPLANATION - While driving, you cannot use a cell phone or similar electronic communications device while holding it in your hand. If the device is used in a hands-free manner, such as speaker phone or voice commands, that is legal, but never while holding it. (b) This section shall not apply to manufacturer-installed systems that are embedded in the vehicle. EXPLANATION – Using communication systems built into the vehicle by the manufacturer is legal. (c) A handheld wireless telephone or electronic wireless communications device may be operated in a manner requiring the use of the driver’s