Mountain Views News     Logo: MVNews     Saturday, March 19, 2011

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, March 19, 2011 


We have all heard a 
lot over the last couple 
years about social media 
and social networking. 
Websites like Twitter, 
Facebook and LinkedIn 
have millions of users who 
accessing current, updated 
information. The City of 
Sierra Madre City Council 
recently decided to tap into 
these resources to provide 
up-to-date information to 
its residents and interested 
community members. A 
multi-pronged effort has 
been launched, expanding 
the City’s presence in these 


People can now “Like” the 
City’s Facebook Page where 
they will find updates on 
community meetings, 
events, and updates from 
each Department. For 
residents and community 
members who may not be 
registered on Facebook, or 
for those who are interested 
in learning more about 
Facebook, the Library will 
be offering seminars on 
how to use it and how to 
protect your privacy.


Content will also be posted 
on Twitter where people can 
follow the City’s updates 
at @CitySierraMadre. 
The City will also begin 
utilizing LinkedIn for 
recruiting and additional 
social networking. 

Implementation of these 
social media tools fulfills 
one of the City’s Strategic 
Plan objectives under the 
goal “increase and broaden 
community involvement 
and trust”. 


Sierra Madre Police Blotter

During the week of Sunday, March 6th, to Saturday March 
12th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to 
approximately 406 calls for service. See for 
updated information.

Sunday, March 6th:

8:37 PM- Possession of Marijuana/1oz or less, Nathaniel 
Trail. An officer saw two vehicles trespassing in the 1 Carter 
area. Further investigation revealed that both drivers had 
marijuana in their possession. The officer cited and released 
the drivers from Monrovia and San Gabriel. 

Monday, March 7th:

8:50 PM- Use Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain 
Credit/Etc, 200 blk. Mariposa Ave. A Sierra Madre 
resident checked her banking account and noticed that 
an unauthorized $210.11 purchase was made at a market 
without her consent. 

Tuesday, March 8th:

9:00PM- Use Another’s Personal identification to Obtain 
Credit. This investigation involves the unauthorized use of 
the victim’s debit/credit cards at various locations outside 
Sierra Madre. 

Thursday, March 10th:

8:58 AM- Outside Agency Assist, San Carlos/Orange 
Grove Ave. A Sierra Madre officer heard a broadcast from 
Arcadia Police Department regarding a burglary in progress 
on Arbolada Drive, just south of the southern border of 
Sierra Madre. The officer checked the area and noticed a 
suspicious white Ford Taurus with tinted windows. The 
officer stopped the car and saw that one of the passengers 
matched the description of the burglary suspects. Arcadia 
PD was notified of the stop of the possible suspects and 
responded to the scene. Witnesses identified the suspects 
and they were placed them under arrest. 

11:02 AM- Prowling/Peeking in Door/Window, 400 blk. 
W. Sierra Madre Blvd. An unknown suspect looked into a 
girl’s bedroom window while she was changing clothes. As 
soon as the girl noticed, the suspect held up an I Phone. The 
incident occurred about two weeks ago about midnight. 

Friday, March 11th:

12:16 AM- DUI Alcohol/Drugs, Santa Anita Ave and 
Orange Grove Ave. An officer stopped a motorist for a 
Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation revealed that 
the motorist was driving under the influence of alcohol. The 
officer arrested the Monrovia resident and took him to the 
Pasadena Police Department for booking. 


Saturday, March 12th:

10:35 AM- Alter/Forge/Falsify Certification of Ownership, 
Grandview Ave and Santa Anita Ave. An officer stopped 
a car for a Vehicle Code violation. Further investigation 
revealed that the suspect had a false 2011 registration tab 
attached to the rear plate. The officer arrested the Monrovia 
resident for false evidence of registration, possession of 
stolen property and petty theft with prior convictions. The 
officer booked the suspect at the Century Regional Detention 

Attending the Fashion Show will be (l to r): Magnolia Boutique Owner, Karen Cristi, Models 
Betty Mackie and Melissa Shute, and Chair Sheila Pierce.

In honor of the city’s 117 
year old vine, it will be Wistaria 
Blossoms on the Runway 
when the Sierra Madre 
Woman’s Club holds its annual 
Fashion Show and Luncheon 
on Saturday, March 
26, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. The 
event will be held in the Essick 
House, the Woman’s 
Club historic clubhouse, 550 
W. Sierra Madre Blvd.

 For another blossom choice 
club members will step out 
modeling fabulous fashions 
from Magnolia of Arcadia. 
The boutique shop owner, 
Karen Crisi, will be the 
show’s commentator.

Tickets are $25.00 each with 
the proceeds supporting 
club philanthropies. For 
ticket reservations contact 
Event Chair Sheila Pierce at 

Submitted by Phyllis Chapman

Sierra Madre Paramedic Lifesavers 
Paramedic Subscription Program