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Arcadia Police Department
Wednesday March 15th, 2023 :: 03:23 p.m. PDT


Help us reduce residential burglaries.

Reduction of crime is the number one priority of the Arcadia Police Department. We are working hard to prevent burglaries, catch those responsible and prosecute those arrested.  Although we are working hard, we need your help.


We have seen an increase in residential burglaries over the past few weeks. 


Here is what we know and want to share with our community:

  • The main areas where these burglaries are occurring is the northwest and south-central part of the city.
  • Most of these burglaries are occurring in the late evening hours (8PM-Midnight).
  • Most common days are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
  • The point of entry for most of the recent incidents have been the rear or side sliding glass doors and/or windows.
  • We have seen several second story entries.
  • Suspect(s) are targeting bedrooms, mostly primary/master bedrooms.
  • Suspect(s) are taking jewelry, expensive handbags, safes, and cash.
  • Suspect(s) are driving high end cars to fit into the neighborhood.
  • Suspect(s) are driving vehicles with dealer plates or no plates.
  • Most of these burglaries occur when residents are not home or out of town.
  • A majority of the residences do not have a burglar alarm. 


What is the Arcadia Police Department doing:

  • We are sharing updated information with our patrol officers so they are aware of trends, suspect and suspect vehicle descriptions, and what to look for.
  • We have extra officers working in specific areas, during specific times based on crime trend analysis.
  • We have reassigned officers to have a greater number of officers working during the times these burglaries are occurring.
  • Patrol teams have shifted their patrol patterns to be sure a greater number of officers are in the areas where these burglaries are occurring.
  • If/When a burglary occurs, we are using a variety of technologies to try to identify suspects and suspect vehicles. 
  • We have placed electronic sign boards in the areas where these are occurring to remind our residents that burglaries are occurring.
  • We are working with other surrounding law enforcement agencies and sharing information to work together to solve crimes.
  • We use fingerprint and DNA evidence, when possible, to help identify suspects.


Here is what you can do to help:

  • Know your neighbors and neighborhood.  If you know your neighbors, you know who belongs.  You also know who doesn’t belong. 
  • Know the vehicles your neighbors drive.  If you see a vehicle you don’t recognize, take note of it. 
  • Create a Neighborhood Watch Program.  
  • If you see people or cars that don’t belong to your neighborhood call the police department immediately at (626)574-5121 for non emergencies, and 9-1-1 for emergencies.
  • Secure your home by installing an alarm, CCTV, sturdy doors/windows and good deadbolt locks.
  • Alarms:
    • If you don’t have an alarm, consider installing one.
    • Be sure to turn your alarm on!
      • Many alarms offer a setting where you set the perimeter even when you are home.  
      • When you leave, be sure to set your alarm.
    • If you have a two story home, make sure doors/windows on the second floor are covered.
    • Make sure your alarm company calls the police department if the alarm is activated.  Many alarm companies call you first and ask if you want a police response.  This takes up valuable time, and reduces our chances of catching criminals.
  • CCTV
    • Presence of a CCTV camera may be enough to deter a criminal from breaking into your home. 
    • CCTV provides us with good suspect information.  This allows us to connect burglars to crimes and seek greater prosecution.
    • It is important to have multiple cameras around your house/property.
      • Remember, most of our burglaries are occurring on the side or rear of residences.
      • It’s important to have CCTV cameras covering side/rear windows and sliding glass doors.
    • Know how to use your CCTV equipment.  In the event your home is burglarized, if you have access to the system, we can obtain valuable information during our investigation and be able to share suspect description to our officers searching for suspects.  
    • There are camera systems that allows you to interact with someone at your front door even when you are away.  This may make a suspect believe you are home.  
  • When you leave:
    • Leave lights on at night.
    • Use timers to change lights during the time you are away.
    • Leave a TV or radio on.  The sound may cause a suspect to think you’re home.
    • Close curtains/blinds.  Don’t let suspects see whats inside.
    • Don’t leave valuables accessible.  These suspects continue to steal property from bedrooms.  Don’t leave valuables in bedrooms.  
    • Consider installing a safe to secure valuables.  When installing a safe, ensure that it is bolted down (either to the wall or floor).
    • Make you house look as if someone is home. 



We encourage our residents, business owners, and anyone passing through Arcadia, to report suspicious persons and vehicles.  Remember, IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. 


Arcadia Police Department Non-Emergency Number (Dispatch):  (626)574-5121

Arcadia Police Department Non-Emergency Number (General):  (626)574-5151

Arcadia Police Department
250 W Huntington Dr
Arcadia, CA 91007

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 626-574-5150

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