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Arcadia Police Department
Thursday March 8th, 2018 :: 02:18 p.m. PST


Seeking Public Assistance, Witnesses to Lewd Act Against Child

Incident: P.C. 288(a) – Lewd/Lascivious Acts with a Child Under 14 

On 09/08/17, officers from the Arcadia Police Department responded to the Westfield Shopping Center regarding the investigation of a lewd or lascivious act on a minor child. Joel Arturo Suria Gonzalez, a 43 year-old Los Angeles resident was arrested as a result of the investigation and charged with two Felony counts of P.C. 288(a) Lewd or Lascivious Acts on a Child Under 14.

Two unknown teenagers, one male & one female, witnessed the incident and spoke to mall security officers on the date of the incident. Investigators from the Arcadia Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office would like to speak to the teenagers who witnessed the incident.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5151, reference: Case # 17-4605.

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you mall call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website

Robert T. Guthrie – Chief of Police

By: Brett Bourgeous – Detective Bureau Sergeant Case Number: 17-4605


Arcadia Police Department
250 W Huntington Dr
Arcadia, CA 91007

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

400 S Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA 91007

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