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Crime Blotter: Robbery at Gunpoint, Theft & a Police Shootout

Local police activity for the week of May 9 to May 15.

Monday May, 9: Lt. Brian Summers on duty.

  • Windows were broken by BB gun shots at two separate businesses on Arrow Highway. The first instance occurred at A & G Pest Control at 1121 E. Arrow Highway. Police responded at 4 p.m. The second instance was at the Test Only Smog Center at 407 W. Arrow Highway. Police responded at 7:25 p.m.

Tuesday, May 10: Lt. Brian Summers on duty.

  • At 7:50 a.m. Glendora Police responded to a report of all four tires and rims stolen from a 3004 F-150 pickup truck parked in an apartment complex in the 600 block of South Pasadena Avenue.
  • A Diamond Bar woman was arrested for shoplifting at the Kohl’s store, 1225 South Lone Hill Ave., after her car was seen speeding away from the store. Officers responded at 1:52 p.m. and arrested Lidia Franco, 38. She was held on $20,000 bail. Summers said loss prevention workers tried to detain the woman after she was seen shoplifting $350 worth of perfume. However she ran from the store, got into her car and drove off. A citizen saw her drive off at a high rate of speed and contacted police, Summers said. An officer spotted the car on West Gladstone Street, stopped the car and made the arrest.
  • At 9:17 p.m., Glendora Police responded to a non-injury hit and run accident in the 900 block of South La Serena Drive.

Thursday, May 12: Lt. Rob Lamborghini on duty.

  • restaurant at 1311 S. Grand Ave., Glendora. The robbery occurred when a lone male entered the restaurant shortly after 2:30 p.m. The robber displayed a handgun and demanded cash, Lamborghini said. The man received an unknown amount of cash and ran out of the restaurant. He was last seen running through the parking lot. Police have no description of the getaway vehicle.
  • An early evening argument led to the in the 100 block of East Arrow Highway. Police responded at 7 p.m. and found the man on the sidewalk with a stab wound to the stomach. The stabbing occurred during an argument between two people who knew each other, Lamborghini said. The 40-year-old victim was taken by ambulance to USC Medical Center for treatment. His wounds did not appear to be life threatening. Police continue to look for the attacker, who they believe is a Glendora resident.
  • At 9:35 p.m. Glendora Police responded to a report of a 1998 Honda Civic stolen from the Albertsons supermarket parking lot in the 100 block of West Route 66.
  • At 10:14 p.m., Glendora Police responded to a report of two women shoplifting clothes and a cell phone form the Wal-Mart store in the 1000 block of Auto Center Drive. Police arrested Tanya Fadely, 37, of Covina, Rita Ramos, 37 of Azusa, and Steven Quintana, 37 of Azusa, who was their driver, Lamborghini said. One of the women jumped into the car with Quintana. The other ran from the scene. Police spotted the suspect vehicle, pulled it over and made two arrests. They later found one of the women hiding in the bushes near a house on Gladstone Street. The police report did not indicate which woman was in the care and which one hid in the bushes.

Friday, May 13: Lt. Rob Lamborghini on duty.

  • At 8:21 a.m. Glendora Police recovered a stolen 1992 Honda Civic at the intersection of South Brightview Drive and Orangepath Street. Police found it using their that detects license numbers from a device on top the police car. The car was stolen from the Citrus & Foothill Swap Meet Parking lot.
  • thanks to the awareness and quick action of the stolen pickup truck owner. The theft occurred in the 400 block of East Linfield St. Glendora Police responded at 10:35 p.m. and later caught the thief behind a trash dumpster near the intersection of Elwood Avenue and Route 66.
  • At 12:17 a.m. Glendora Police responded to a report of a stolen 2002 blue four-door Saturn car in the 1000 block of East Route 66. The vehicle was stolen overnight, Lamborghini said.

Sunday, May 15

  • when a robbery suspect opened fire on officers at the Ralphs grocery store, 655 S. Grand Ave. The suspect had been involved in an earlier armed robbery at Kohl’s, 1225 S. Lone Hill, according to a police press statement. The suspect is listed in critical condition. No officers or bystanders were injured in the exchange.

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