The efforts of the Arcadia Police Department (APD) and the vigilance of our community are paying off. The number of residential burglaries in the Highlands and throughout Arcadia has leveled off, though they are still too high. Residential burglaries in the Highlands through August 2018 numbered eighteen compared to twenty for the same period in 2017. For the entire city, burglaries declined substantially from 247 last year to 179 this year. Auto burglaries in the Highlands declined from six in 2017 to three this year. For the entire city, auto burglaries declined from 269 to 243. There were two incidents involving vandalism in the Highlands last year and none this year while the city saw a decrease from 91 to 77. Mail and package thefts for the Highlands declined from five to two and for the City they declined from 88 to 74.
Our police officers are busy but never too busy to respond when needed. If you see something, say something. Report any suspicious activity to the APD at (626) 574-5123. We also need to increase our number of Neighborhood Watch block captains to support the efforts of the APD.
If you are interested in current APD activity and crimes in your neighborhood you can use this link, https://www.arcadiaca.gov/government/city-departments/police-department/weekly-police-activity