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Mountain Views News Saturday, March 26, 2011 

Spring Kids Retreat!

The Recreation and Community Services Department is 
offering a Spring Kids Retreat at the Dana Gym, 1401 S. First 
Ave. This camp is open to elementary school age children 
in grades 1-5 and provides a safe, supervised, kid friendly 
retreat during spring vacation. The dates are April 4, 5, 6, 7 
and 8, Monday – Friday from 9am-5pm.The cost is $20.00 
per day. Children can attend the full week or just come 
have fun on chosen days. The camp is filled with fun group 
activities including crafts, cooking, board games, movies, 
snacks and more. Supervision is generally on a ratio of one 
Recreation Leader for each group of 10 children. Groups 
will be organized by age and grade level. To register go 
to the city’s website at under the 
Recreation and Community Services Department, print out 
the registration form to fax or mail in or come by our office, 
375 Campus Drive. Any questions, please call 626.574.5113.


 Arcadia, California – students 
from Arcadia Unified School 
District’s 6 elementary schools 
are joining together to fight 
against cancer by raising money 
and walking the Camino Grove 
Elementary School track on 
Friday, June 3, from 3 – 6 p.m.

 Camino Grove Elementary 
School is hosting the ACS “Mini-
Relay,” which is an abbreviated 
version of the American Cancer Society’s® national signature activity, Relay for Life®. Students will be collecting donations 
prior to the event and will walk the track as classes and/or as individuals at the event. 

 “It’s a great opportunity for students to make an impact in the community as well as become knowledgeable about cancer. 
The students feel good about themselves knowing they are doing something to help others,” said ACS Mini-Relay Coordinator, 
Jonie Tsuji, a Camino Grove parent, who has a strong personal interest in being the impetus behind the event, as a two-year 
survivor of breast cancer.

 The ACS “Mini-Relay” will be a fun-filled and education-packed event, offering “child friendly” activities that revolve around 
cancer awareness and prevention. All money raised by students will be added to donations collected at the community-wide 
Arcadia ACS Relay For Life, to be held at Santa Anita Race Track on June 25 – 26, 2011. For more information on the ACS 
Mini-Relay, contact Jonie Tsuji, at For more information on the ACS Relay for Life held at Santa Anita 
Race Track, see our website at

You’re the Detective in this 
Story: Genealogy Workshop

Jack McCrea will be offering a beginning workshop for the 
amateur genealogist on April 9 from 1:30-3pm at the Arcadia 
Historical Museum. Jack, a volunteer at the Museum, has 
some great tips to help you find a way through the daunting 
process of beginning to research your family tree. 

The Arcadia Historical Museum is located at 380 W. 
Huntington Drive, immediately behind the Community 
Center. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is always free. 

A Short History of the 
Southwest Museum

On April 21 at noon, Former Director of the Southwest 
Museum Jerry Selmer will be the guest speaker at this Brown 
Bag Lunch Talk at the Arcadia Historical Museum. Bring 
your lunch and dress appropriately according to weather 
conditions, as the talks are held outside on the Museum 
patio. You won’t want to miss this talk about the history of 
the Southwest Museum! 

The Arcadia Historical Museum is located at 380 W. 
Huntington Drive, immediately behind the Community 
Center. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is always free. 

Hands on 
History for 


See the beauty of Thai 
culture and arts at the 
Arcadia Historical 
Museum on Saturday 
April 2 starting at 12:30 
pm. The Thai Community 
Arts and Cultural Center 
will be presenting 
traditional Thai music 
and Dance performances. 
The performances begin 
promptly at 12:30 pm and 
will be followed by hands-
on activities which include 
making a Thai shadow 
puppet. There is limited 
seating and attendees will 
be seated according to 
arrival time.

The Arcadia Historical 
Museum is located at 380 
W. Huntington Drive, 
immediately behind the 
Community Center. The 
Museum is open Tuesday 
through Saturday from 10 
a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission 
is always free. 

Arcadia Police Blotter

For the period of Sunday, March 13, through Saturday, March 19, the Police Department 
responded to 908 calls for service of which 155 required formal investigations. The following is a 
summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, March 13:

1. Between 5:30 p.m. on March 12 and 10:30 a.m. on March 13, two commercial burglaries 
occurred at 805 West Duarte. Unknown suspect(s) forced open doors to the businesses and 
stole laptop computers and a cash box.

2. Around 3:17 p.m., units responded to Claire’s located at Westfield Mall regarding a 
woman detained for theft. An 18-year-old Asian concealed merchandise on her person and 
left the store without making payment. During the investigation, additional stolen property 
from Bath and Body Works, Cotton On, Forever 21, Wet Seal, and Sephora were recovered. 
A private person’s arrest was made, and the suspect was taken into custody for commercial 
burglary and receiving stolen property.

Monday, March 14:

3. Around 3:44 p.m., a commercial burglary was reported in the 700 block of Singing 
Wood. Unknown suspect(s) broke into a residential construction site, between 5:00 p.m. on 
February 16 and 7:00 a.m. on February 17, and stole bathroom fixtures totaling over $6,200. 

4. Residential burglaries occurred between 10:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the 100 block 
of West Floral and 1100 block of Greenfield. Unknown suspect(s) broke into the homes, 
ransacked rooms, and stole cash, jewelry, and Rolex watches. The losses at both locations were 
over $20,000.

Tuesday, March 15:

5. Officers were dispatched to the 00 block of Diamond around 10:40 a.m. in reference to 
an attempted suicide. A distraught 16-year-old female slashed her wrist several times with a 
knife, causing minor injuries. She was transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation.

6. A security guard witnessed an auto burglary around 11:43 p.m. at the CVS parking lot, 
1401 South Baldwin. A male Hispanic, 18-25 years of age, smashed a car window and stole a 
designer purse and its contents. The suspect was seen fleeing in a gold Jeep Cherokee driven 
by another suspect. The total reported loss was about $1,900.

Wednesday, March 16:

7. Around 5:10 p.m., loss prevention personnel from the H&M store located at 
Westfield Mall advised that they had detained three African-American suspects for theft. 
They worked in concert to remove security tags and to conceal merchandise in their purse/
backpack. Stolen property from Cotton On, Forever 21, and Old Navy were also recovered. 
Private persons’ arrests were made, and an 18-year-old female, 15-year-old female, and a 
17-year-old male were taken into custody for commercial burglary and conspiracy to commit 

8. Units responded to the 500 block of Sharon around 7:38 p.m. regarding a theft 
that occurred at Pavilions between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. An unknown suspect took the 
victim’s wallet from her purse while she was shopping. The suspect then made over $20,000 
in unauthorized purchases at Westfield Mall, and a sales associate from one of the stores 
described the suspect as a female Hispanic.

Thursday, March 17:

9. Between 9:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 1700 block 
of Oakwood. Unknown suspect(s) entered the house by smashing a window. The suspect(s) 
then ransacked rooms and stole cash, jewelry, and designer watches for a reported loss of 
over $100,000.

10. Shortly after 11:30 p.m., a traffic stop was conducted at Holly and Lemon for an 
equipment violation. A record check revealed that the driver was on parole for a weapon’s 
violation and he also had a parolee-at-large warrant for his arrest. A 25-year-old male 
Hispanic was arrested and during the booking process, a baggie of methamphetamine was 
found in his pocket.

Friday, March 18:

11. Between 12:46 a.m. and 1:57 a.m., four individuals were arrested for driving while 
under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. A 
22-year-old female Caucasian was arrested at Live Oak 
and Louise; a 28-year-old male Caucasian was arrested 
at First and Haven; a 24-year-old male Hispanic was 
arrested at First and Huntington; a 21-year-old female 
Caucasian was arrested at Huntington and La Cadena.

12. Units responded to Highland Oaks Elementary 
School, 10 Virginia, around 3:13 p.m. in reference to a 
theft. A teacher left her purse in an unlocked classroom 
and when she returned she discovered that her wallet 
was missing. When she was cancelling her credit cards, 
she was informed that an unauthorized $75 purchase 
was made at the Walmart store in Monrovia. The 
victim later learned that an unidentified male African-
American was seen walking around the school during 
the time of the incident.

Saturday, March 19:

13. Around 6:49 p.m., an automated license plate 
reader alerted officers to a vehicle that had a warrant 
attached to it. A traffic stop was conducted at Peck 
and Randolph and a 42-year-old male Hispanic was 
taken into custody for outstanding warrants totaling 
over $61,000.

14. Between 7:00 p.m. and 7:20 p.m., an auto 
burglary occurred at 251 North Santa Anita. Unknown 
suspect(s) smashed a car window and stole a cell phone, 
iPod, and wallet.

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