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Mountain Views News Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sierra Madre Police Blotter

Shorty Rossi, star 
of the hit Animal 
Planet show “Pit 
Boss” to Attend 
Pet First Aid Event

 Saturday July 17, 2010 from 
9am to 1pm at La Salle High 
School, located at 3880 E. 
Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, 
California. Tickets are $15.00 at 
the door, and all proceeds will 
benefit animal charity. 

 At the event, you will hear about 
topics such as: What is pet first-
aid and CPR? How to assist your 
pet in chocking emergencies, 
and how to check a pet’s “Vital-
Signs.” How to help your pet 
with heat and cold emergencies, 
and wilderness emergencies, 
such as; snake bites and bee 
stings, and much, much more. 
In addition to the lecture, there 
will be many vendor booths for 
you to visit that cater specifically 
to pets, and pet emergency. 

 If you think your pet may have 
what it takes to be a MOVIE 
STAR, then you can visit the 
“Hollywood Paws” booth. 
Hollywood Paws is an animal 
career academy and Hollywood 
pet agency that is constantly 
looking for new talent from 
the animal kingdom. We hope 
to see you at this fun-filled and 
educational event. 

 Please no animals at this event, 
as this is instructional for the pet 

During the week of Sunday, June 27th, to Saturday July 3rd, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded 
to approximately 330 calls for service.

Thursday, July 1st:

12:06 PM – Tampering/Injuring a vehicle, 500 block Las Rocas Drive. The front left tire of a parked 
car was found flattened. The incident occurred between 6:00 am, Wednesday, 6/23/10 and 11:00 
am, Thursday, 7/01/2010. Two small puncture marks were found on the tire’s sidewall. The loss was 
estimated at $70.00. 

Arcadia Police Blotter

For the period of Sunday, June 27, through Saturday, July 3, the Police Department responded to 826 calls 
for service of which 119 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major 
incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, June 27:

1. Between 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle parked 

at CVS Pharmacy, 1401 S. Baldwin Avenue, and stole a wallet containing cash and credit/debit cards 
from inside a purse. 

2. Sometime between 03/22/10 and midnight on 06/23/10, the ex-boyfriend, a male white, 29

years of age, of the victim used the victim’s debit card account information to make unauthorized 
purchases totaling $1,220.83, in violation of fraudulent use of access card.

Monday, June 28:

3. Between 12:15 a.m. and 12:50 a.m. on 06/28, the victim got a ride from her friend, a male black, 
26 years of age. During the ride, the two argued and once they arrived at the suspect’s house, the suspect 
proceeded to choke the victim. They then left the house together and while inside the vehicle, the 
suspect punched the victim in the face approximately 10 times. Fearing for her life, the victim jumped 
out of the moving vehicle near the intersection of Santa Anita Avenue and Foothill Boulevard and ran 
to an Arco Gas Station for help. The suspect fled the area.

4. At approximately 12:15 p.m. in the 600 block of Encino Court, unknown suspect(s) entered an 
open garage and took two men’s mountain bikes, valued at $800. An area check for suspects was met 
with negative results. The bikes were later found discarded at the Peck Road Water Conservation Park

Tuesday, June 29:

5. Sometime between 4:00 p.m. on 06/28 and 8:00 a.m. on 06/29, unknown suspect(s) cut the pad 
lock from the victim’s storage unit in the 900 block of West Duarte Road. A suitcase and a stroller were 

6. At approximately 8:00 p.m., unknown suspect(s), two male blacks in their 20’s, entered Ben 
Bridge Jewelers at 400 South Baldwin Avenue and demanded the keys to the jewelry cases by displaying 
a handgun. The suspects then used a hammer to open several cases and stole approximately $35,000.00 
worth of diamond rings and fled the location to a third suspect who was waiting for them in a getaway 

Wednesday, June 30:

7. Sometime between 4:00 p.m. on 06/29 and 1:00 p.m. on 06/30, workers removed the 
tent covering a home in the 1000 block of Diablo Drive, which had been fumigated. They discovered 
an open window and ransacked master bedroom. Toxic chemicals were still present and officers were 
unable to access the interior.

8. At approximately 3:30 p.m., a J.C. Penney employee, at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, was 
arrested for commercial burglary after an internal investigation revealed the employee had been stealing 
clothing then returning the items for refunds between May 9, 2010 and May 16, 2010. Suspect is a 
Chinese female, 59 years of age, who was placed under private person’s arrest.

Thursday, July 1:

9. Sometime between 4:45 p.m. on 06/30 and 7:15 a.m. on 07/01, unknown suspect(s) cut the 
soccer nets and removed them from 2 goal posts. The suspect(s) took the nets to the basketball courts 
and set them on fire using a spray lubricant as an accelerant.

10. At 8:45 p.m. two suspects, a male Hispanic, 16-17 years of age, and a male black, 16-17 years 
of age, stole the victim’s purse while she was sitting at the bus stop adjacent to the south curb line of 
Huntington Drive east of First Avenue. Her purse was recovered; however, her money, miscellaneous 
credit cards and Identification Card were still missing.

Friday, July 2:

11. At approximately 3:00 p.m., in the 1700 block of Alta Oaks, a male white, 21 years of age, used 
his cell phone to make a video recording of his friend, the victim, while she was changing in violation 
of disorderly conduct. The phone was taken into evidence.

12. Between 6:30 p.m. and 6:44 p.m., a female black, 19 years of age, entered Hollister, 400

 South Baldwin Avenue, with the intent to steal perfumes. When she was confronted by loss 
prevention, she fled from the store. She was detained by loss prevention and a private person’s arrest 
was made for burglary.


Saturday, July 3:

13. Between 12:30 a.m. and 12:36 a.m., the suspect, male black, 28 years of age, approached the 
victim as she left Garden Café, 850 South Baldwin Avenue. The suspect robbed her of her purse and 
other property at gunpoint. The suspect fled the scene and an area check led officers to locating the 
vehicle and subsequently detaining the suspect in the parking lot of Chase Bank at 60 East Huntington 
Drive. He was arrested for robbery.

14. Between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., officers responded to a report of a brush fire north of Bonita 
Skate Park, 100 S. Second Avenue. The investigation by an Arcadia Fire Department Arson Investigator 
revealed the fire was intentionally set.


The Sierra Madre City Council encourages citizen participation in its decision-making process 
through the use of citizen commissions. Currently, there are six citizen commissions established 
by the Council to advise and assist in dealing with specific problems (presently the Planning 
Commission has the responsibilities of the Cultural Heritage Commission). These advisory bodies 
are able to study a variety of issues and problems in detail. After gathering all pertinent information, 
hearing arguments, and weighing values, they recommend to the Council what they consider the 
best action to take. In certain situations, commissions are empowered to make specific decisions, 
subject to appeal to the Council. Public notice on all commissions are prepared in compliance of the 
Maddy Act.

Should you wish to apply to be a commissioner, applications may be obtained at City Hall or the City 
website at should you wish to apply. Applications will be accepted until 
all positions are filled; however the first review will take place July 6, 2010.


The mission of the Community Arts Commission is to promote the community’s interest in, 
awareness of, and appreciation for the arts; to provide support and encouragement to artists living in 
the community; and to increase the community’s participation in the arts. 

Meets the 2nd Wednesday at 6:30 pm, in the City Hall Council Chamber


The Community Services Commission is responsible for overseeing the City’s recreation and 
community services programs. The Commission oversees the use of park facilities and matters 
relating to the community’s recreational and service needs. 

Meets the 3rd Monday at 6:00 pm, in the City Hall Council Chamber


The responsibilities of the Library Board include the following: establishing Library policies and 
programs to ensure that quality programs are provided to the community, recommending an annual 
budget to the City Council for approval, and ensuring that efficient and effective services are provided 
at the Library.

Meets the 4th Wednesday at 7:00 pm, in the City Hall Conference Room


The responsibilities of the Planning Commission fall into two broad categories: consideration of 
current land-use (i.e. applications for General Plan amendments, zone changes, specific plans, 
conditional use permits, tract maps, variances, and appeals of staff land-use decisions); and advising 
the City Council on City initiated amendments to the City’s General Plan.

Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7:00 pm, in the City Hall Council Chamber 



The Senior Community Commission is responsible for defining the needs, locating and publicizing 
available resources, and coordinating and initiating services and opportunities for the senior 
population of Sierra Madre.

Meets the 1st Monday at 3:00 pm, in the City Hall Council Chamber 


The Tree Commission is an advisory body to the Director of Public Works, City Manager, Planning 
Commission, and City Council. The commission shall make recommendations to the Director of 
Public Works, City Manager, Planning Commission and the City Council as appropriate on matters 
involving care and maintenance of City-owned trees and trees on private undeveloped property.

Meets the 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 pm, in the City Hall Council Chamber


Friday, July 16th 

 7:00 pm 

Council Chambers. 

The topic of this month’s 
presentation will be 
“Partnering Community 
Preparedness with Crime 
Prevention through 
Neighborhood Watch”. 

Save The Date:

Sierra Madre Family 
Preparedness Festival 

September 11, 2010

 at Memorial Park.

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