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Deputy David March, You Are Not Forgotten!

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Today is the anniversary of the murder of Deputy David March. Dave was killed during a traffic stop on Live Oak Avenue, east of Peck Road, on April 29, 2002, at about 10:40 a.m. A memorial was built in his honor at the scene. Temple Deputies remember Deputy March not only on the anniversary of his death, but throughout the year by displaying his call sign, "57" on the rear window of Temple units. Please join APD in honoring this slain local hero, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Deputy David March.

Trending in Arrests/Crime

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Driving under the influence appears to have played a key role in an Assault with a Deadly Weapon incident that took place on April 20th. A little after 10:00 p.m. a suspect backed into a parked vehicle at the Arco Gas Station at Baldwin Avenue and Las Tunas Drive. The suspect initially got out and spoke with the driver of the vehicle he struck. A verbal argument took place and the suspect threatened the other driver. The suspect got back into his vehicle and began to drive in circles around the gas pump island and other vehicle, screeching the tires. He then turned his car and appeared to intentionally strike the passenger side of the still parked victim vehicle as the first APD unit arrived at the gas station. The suspect pulled away, circling the gas pump island and victim again at speed, then pulling out of the lot as the police unit attempted to stop the suspect. The suspect failed to yield and the officer pursued the vehicle southbound on Baldwin Avenue. At Lower Azusa Road, the s

Weekly Activity Highlights for April 16 - 22, 2017

https://www.arcadiaca.gov/home/showdocument?id=96 68

Weekly Tip - Be Safe While Out Walking!

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Warmer weather, daylight saving time, summer approaching, are all reasons more pedestrians are hitting the road in the early mornings and evenings.  It is important to practice good walking and running safety as a pedestrian.  Many factors impact whether or not drivers will see pedestrians. Some vision obscurements and lighting conditions are not controlled by the pedestrian, but we can greatly enhance our safety and visibility with some proactive steps: Wear light/bright colored clothing, preferably clothing with reflective strips or perhaps a safety vest. Carry a lighted flashlight when walking at night. Use sidewalks when available. Walk facing traffic so you can see cars approaching. If walking or running in the roadway, stay out of traffic lanes - it is unsafe and possibly unlawful. Make eye contact with drivers before crossing streets, additional lanes, or driveways. Never assume drivers will stop or yield - walk defensively. If you must have music or talk on your phone, use only

TIMBERLAND RELEASE NEW SNEAKERS FOR SS17

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  The brand has launched three new styles for SS17, taking inspiration from streetwear and contemporary footwear to create updated lightweight versions of classic styles. The new range sees the Killington and Amherst updated with Sesnsorflexx technology, which featured advanced three-part outsole for stability, cushioning and flexibility that’s perfect for roaming the city and summer weekends at festivals. Head over to the shoe selling shop and get the SS17 range now.

Retiring on $1 Million is Not Enough

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Why savers are losers and spenders are winners in the modern economy When it comes to getting rich, so-called experts are full of advice on how to save your way there. There’s no shortage of articles about  couples who saved their way to $1 million  or “expert”  tips on how to save more money . And these articles are true. You can save more money following their advice. But you have to consider the cost. Because the saver mindset is a very different and dangerous mindset about money than how the rich think about money. All you need is a million? Take for instance the couple, Carl and Mindy, who saved $1 million on four years. Their instincts were right. “I was having this horrific day at work,” 42-year-old computer programmer Carl told Farnoosh Torabi on an episode of her podcast. “I was 38 at the time, and I'm like, 'There's no way I can do this until I'mr 62 or 65 or whatever age people normally retire at.” Many people feel trapped in their jobs but do nothing about i

Trending in Arrests/Crime

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Last week, APD released video clips of two suspects wanted for Attempt Residential Burglary. Local media posted the clips and suspect information on television, online, and other news sources. The pair were involved in a "Knock-knock" style, nighttime, attempted residential burglary back on April 1st. The female suspect rang the door bell and when no one answered, the male suspect kicked open the front door, activating the residence audible alarm. The pair fled in a dark colored vehicle, possibly a Toyota Prius. During the commission of the crime, the male suspect appeared to be holding a handgun in his right hand. Katrina R. Anthony, a 21-year-old female from Highland, turned herself in to Arcadia Police Detectives after becoming aware of her photo being shown by the media. APD had also received tip information identifying Anthony as the possible suspect. Anthony was booked on a felony charge at the Arcadia City Jail and later released after posting bond. The male suspect ha

Weekly Activity Highlights for April 9 - 15, 2017

https://www.arcadiaca.gov/home/showdocument?id=9636

Weekly Tip - Spring Brings Out the Wildlife

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It's that time of year, Spring is in the air and wildlife are starting to become more active.  As temperatures begin to warm up, residents in the foothills will begin to see more and more wildlife activity.  It's normal to see deer, bears, bobcats, and even the occasional mountain lion in the residential areas of the northern part of Arcadia.  The City of Arcadia’s proximity to the foothills increases the opportunity for various wildlife to wander into neighborhoods and onto private property. Bears are no strangers to the foothill neighborhoods and the likelihood of bears coming into yards, pools, and trashcans is increased during the warmer months. Foothill residents should be alert for wildlife in their neighborhoods and take the following actions to reduce activity in their area: - Secure trash cans in an enclosure if possible - Harvest ripened fruit from trees - DO NOT FEED the bears Make sure to check your yards and closely monitor children to ensure they do not come into

Happy Easter 2017

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Wishing the best to everyone during this Easter holiday. In addition to all those on the road for the holiday weekend, many schools are out for spring break. Take care on the roads and travel safely. Happy Easter!

Robbery Suppression Patrols in Arcadia This Weekend

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This past Wednesday, we posted about recent area robberies occurring in Arcadia and surrounding communities. Most of the robberies have occurred in the evening hours with some unsuspecting victims possibly being followed home. Always be aware of your surroundings, including while driving. If you believe your are being followed by a vehicle, don't drive to your home. Instead, make your way to your local police station if possible, or at minimum, a well-lighted, busy business where there are other people. Remain in your locked vehicle and call the police. Awareness and Avoidance are two of your best tools in personal safety. The Arcadia Police Department will be deploying suppression patrols this weekend during evening hours. Both additional officers in marked units, along with members of our Investigations Section in unmarked units will be on the streets. Please remember to be a good witness and if you See Something suspicious, Say Something !

Dispatcher Appreciation Week 2017

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The week of April 9-15, 2017 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Appreciation week, also known as Dispatcher Appreciation Week.  Our dispatchers are the ones who answer most of the incoming calls to the department, answer all the 911 calls, and relay important information to our officers in the field.  Dispatchers are the ones behind the scene, who are often not recognized for their work.  They are the ones who answer when you dial 911 when you need help. They are a calm voice in that moment of need, and the ones who get the information to tell first responders where they are needed.  Telecommunicators Week began in California in 1981 and quickly grew to national recognition. Just ten years later, Congress designated the second full week of each April as a time to remember the critical role that dispatchers play in keeping us all safe. On behalf of the Arcadia Police Department, we say “thank you.”  Thank you to all the public safety telecommunicators and dispatchers out there.

Trending in Arrests/Crime

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During the early morning hours on April 5th, two suspects were seen, by an alert resident, possibly burglarizing cars in a rear car port in the 800 block Fairview Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene, both suspects immediately took off on foot. Additional officers set up a "containment" and during an area search, both suspects were found in bushes at a nearby apartment complex. Officers found property on the suspects that had been taken from the auto burglaries, along with keys to a vehicle they had stolen earlier in their crime spree from the 1100 block Fairview Avenue. Detectives believe the pair is responsible for multiple vehicle burglaries, thefts from unlocked vehicles, and grand theft autos, which occurred in the same neighborhood in the two days prior to the arrests. Moises Verduzco, 25-year-old from Los Angeles, and Walter Martinez, 25-year-old from El Monte, were both booked at the Arcadia City Jail on multiple felony charges. Martinez is also currently on Par

Weekly Activity Highlights for April 2 - 8, 2017

https://www.arcadiaca.gov/home/showdocument?id=9581

Weekly Tip - Recent Area Robberies, Be Aware and Alert

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Our personal safety is something we should always be considering.  As you can see from the CrimeMapping.com screen shot above, there have been a number of area street and residential robberies in the last four weeks. With this in mind, there is no better time for a  Personal Safety  reminder.  Here are some tips and thoughts on steps you can take to help maintain your personal safety:    • Awareness & Avoidance  - Not enough can be said for being aware of your surroundings. It does not matter where you are, at home, out shopping, driving, at the park,  DO NOT settle into a fog  and become so involved in your task that you fail to look around.  Scan the area  before you head out. Look around and see what potential threats may be looming. Are there suspicious persons parked by your car? Is there a car approaching slowly from behind or following you? If you see something that makes you suspicious or uncomfortable, walk away, return to the store, and report the activity and your obser

APD Recognized by the US Postal Inspection Service

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The Arcadia Police Department has always had a great working relationship with our law enforcement colleagues, including the United States Postal Inspection Service . Today, the Assistant Inspector In Charge of the US Postal Inspection Service, Los Angeles, Eric Shen, and Postal Inspector Kimberly Granger paid APD a visit to recognize our staff for exceptional service and assistance in prosecuting cases in collaboration with the Postal Inspection Service. Over the course of the last year, APD has joined Postal Inspectors to successfully prosecute a number of cases involving mail theft, package theft, and fraud. From the work of our Patrol Officers, Evidence Technicians, and in particular, Detective "CJ" Clark and Detective Sergeant Brett Bourgeous, the local office wanted to recognize our efforts. Pictured L to R are Captain Paul Foley, Detective Lieutenant Colleen Flores, Assistant Inspector In Charge Eric Shen, Postal Inspector Kimberly Granger, Detective "CJ" Cla

Officer and Civilian of the Year for 2016

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Officer Jordan Elders was recently recognized as Arcadia Police Department Officer of the Year 2016. For the last year and a half, Jordan has taken a lead role in addressing a growing transient population in Arcadia with the focus being on assistance and health. Jordan collaborated with local hospital staff and area law enforcement to obtain medical treatment, mental health assistance, and even relocation. In one particular case, Jordan was able to reunite a woman with her family in Pennsylvania where she remains to date, happy and sober. Captain Larry Goodman, Officer Jordan Elders, and Sergeant Brian Ortiz are pictured. The Arcadia Police Department Civilian of the Year 2016 was awarded to Records Manager Audree Luevano. Audree received the highest number of nominations this year with all of them citing her hard and continuous work throughout the year in coordinating our transition into our new Records Management System.  From selection, to implementation, to training, and updating…A

Traffic Information for Santa Anita Derby Day 5K

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The Annual Santa Anita Derby Day 5K Run & Walk will be held on Saturday, April 8 th , 2017.  As a result of this event, vehicles driving on  Baldwin Avenue  between  Huntington Drive  and  Foothill Boulevard  will be delayed or diverted from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  It is recommended that alternate routes be used during this time period to avoid being detoured or delayed. Questions or concerns may be directed to Sergeant Brian Ortiz or the on-duty Watch Commander at the Arcadia Police Department, (626) 574-5156.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Additional event information can be found at the official Derby Day 5K website  HERE .

Weekly Tip - April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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WORKING TOGETHER TO STOP DISTRACTED DRIVING April is recognized as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  In California, the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the Arcadia Police Department, CHP, local law enforcement, and community partners throughout the state are working together to make the roads safer by highlighting the dangers of being distracted while driving, especially by cell phones. “Law enforcement would rather see everyone off their cell phones than hand out a lot of tickets,” said Rhonda Craft, director of the Office of Traffic Safety.  “Take care of calling, texting, setting your GPS and everything else before you hit the street.” Lawmakers agree that distracted driving continues to be a growing problem among California’s motorists.  Assembly Bill 1785 went into effect on January 1, requiring all drivers in California to keep their cell phone out of their hands while operating a motor vehicle.  Under the new law, a driver may activate or deactivate a feature or func