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Mountain Views-News Saturday, March 17, 2012 

Arcadia Police Blotter



For the period of Sunday, March 4th, through Saturday, March 10th, 
the Police Department responded to 924 calls for service of which 
124 required formal investigations. The following is a summary 
report of the major incidents handled by the Department during 
this period.

Sunday, March 4:

1. Around 8:48 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police 
Department front counter regarding a fraud report. The victim 
explained he was reviewing his Kohl’s credit card statement and 
discovered fraudulent charges. He had the credit card in possession 
at the time of the report and did not give anyone permission to use 
his account. He is desirous of prosecution. 
2. At approximately 6:18 p.m., an officer was dispatched 
to Hollister at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, 
in reference to a male juvenile detained for theft. The suspect 
concealed a bottle of cologne inside a used shopping bag and exited 
the store without making payment. The 16-year-old Hispanic male 
was cited for Petty Theft and released to his parent. 

Monday, March 5:

3. At about 10:10 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Foothills 
Middle School, 171 East Sycamore Avenue, in regards to a male 
student being detained for possession of marijuana and an alcoholic 
beverage. An investigation revealed the student concealed the items 
in his backpack for use after school. The 13-year-old Hispanic male 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
4. Shortly after 8:40 p.m., officers responded to the Great Steak 
and Potato Company at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin 
Avenue, in reference to a theft that had just occurred. Officers 
located and detained the suspect in the JCPenney parking lot. An 
investigation revealed the suspect requested change from cashiers 
at different eateries and asked them to count out the money, at 
which time the suspect took the money from their hands and fled. 
The 62-year-old Hispanic male was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Tuesday, March 6:

5. At about 4:08 p.m., officers responded to BJ’s, 400 East 
Huntington Drive, regarding an injury traffic collision into a 
building. An employee parked her vehicle in a space closest to the 
south wall of the restaurant, and leaned over to the passenger side 
of the vehicle without putting it in park. As the vehicle began to 
move forward, she attempted to place her foot on the brake but hit 
the gas instead, causing the vehicle to drive up the curb and into 
the building. When she got out of the car, she fainted and hit her 
face on the ground. The subject was transported to the Arcadia 
Methodist Hospital for medical assistance. 
6. At approximately 4:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to 
the 2000 block of Greenfield Avenue in regards to a male adult 
suspect who had barricaded himself inside his residence with a 
gun after fighting with his girlfriend. Officers located the suspect 
in his backyard and detained him in front of the residence. 
An investigation revealed the 51-year-old White male hit his 
girlfriend in the face with a screwdriver. The victim and suspect 
were transported to the Arcadia Methodist Hospital for medical 
treatment and after clearance, the suspect was transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Wednesday, March 7:

7. Around 2:39 p.m., an officer responded to Foothills Middle 
School, 171 East Sycamore Avenue, in reference to a child abuse 
investigation. A student reported to the school counselor that the 
bruise on his face was a result of his father striking him for playing 
computer games rather than completing his homework. After 
investigation, the 37-year-old Chinese male was arrested for Child 
Abuse and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. An 
emergency protective order was issued and a Department of Child 
and Family Services agent was assigned to the case. 
8. At approximately 9:22 p.m., an officer responded to the 
000 block of Sharon Road regarding a residential burglary report. 
Unknown suspect(s) forced entry through the front door, ransacked 
the bedrooms, and fled undetected. Wallets, checks, and jewelry 
were reported missing. No one saw or heard anything suspicious.

Thursday, March 8:

9. Shortly after 12:21 p.m., an officer responded to the 000 
block of East Live Oak Avenue regarding an auto burglary report. 
The victim returned to his vehicle and discovered unknown 
suspect(s) entered his vehicle by an unknown means and 
tampered with the ignition. Articles of clothing and other items 
were reported missing. 
10. At about 3:45 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia 
Police Department front counter in regards to a theft report. The 
victim found a vehicle she wanted to purchase on Craigslist and 
contacted the seller. The seller directed the victim to wire money 
via Western Union and explained she would ship the vehicle 
once the $1,950 payment was received. The victim completed 
the wire transfer but never received the vehicle. She is desirous 
of prosecution. 

Friday, March 9:

11. Around 0:37 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop 
on a white Dodge Intrepid for a broken license plate lamp, on 
southbound Santa Anita Avenue at the 210 freeway. A records 
check revealed the rear passenger, a 31-year-old Hispanic female, 
had an outstanding felony warrant. She was arrested for the 
warrant and possession of a controlled substance, which was 
located on her person during the booking process.
12. Between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., unknown suspect(s) 
stole a bicycle from a bike rack near JCPenney at the Santa Anita 
Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue. The victim has no idea who 
stole his bicycle and is desirous of prosecution. No one saw or 
heard anything suspicious.

Saturday, March 10:

13. At roughly 9:59 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 
000 block of West Huntington Drive in regards to a residential 
burglary report at an apartment complex. The apartment manager 
discovered unknown suspect(s) broke into the laundry room and 
stole hundreds of dollars worth of quarters from two laundry 
machines. The officer determined the suspect(s) pried open the 
coin mechanism and fled undetected.
14. Shortly after 5:50 p.m., an officer conducted an enforcement 
stop on a grey Chevrolet Corvette for making an illegal lane change 
on Colorado Boulevard at Colorado Place. Upon contact with the 
driver, the officer noticed an odor of alcohol emitting from inside 
the vehicle. An investigation revealed the 49-year-old White male 
was driving under the influence. He was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 15, 2012)—Santa Anita officials 
and horsemen reacted with dismay and sorrow upon the 
news of the highly publicized equine fatality here on Tuesday 
morning and the subsequent decision Wednesday by HBO to 
cease production on season-two of LUCK. 

“All of us here at Santa Anita, including horsemen, management 
and employees are deeply saddened by the stable area 
accident which resulted in the death of a horse being used 
in the production of LUCK here on Tuesday morning,” said 
Thoroughbred horse owner Mark Verge, speaking on behalf 
of the Stronach Group. “While it was the totally unpredictable 
result of the filly being frightened and then flipping over 
backwards as she was being hand-walked to her stall, we 
nonetheless feel badly for the horse and all of those involved 
with her care. 

“As for the decision by HBO to cease production on LUCK, 
that is obviously their decision alone. While many have expressed 
disappointment in the direction some of the characters 
and episodes had gone, we feel badly that so many 
LUCK-related jobs have now been eliminated. 

“Going in, we felt this was a great opportunity to reach a 
younger demographic and in many cases, expose them to our 
great sport for the first time. Although Santa Anita looked 
magnificent on screen it’s safe to say this is a missed opportunity 
on several levels.” 


The annual Salute to Seniors luncheon sponsored by the 
Arcadia Rotary Club will be held on Tuesday, May 8th from 
11:30am-1:30pm at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 
Campus Drive. At this special event, Rotarians along with 
the City Council, Senior Commissioners and other guests 
will honor Jack Lamp, the City of Arcadia 2012 Senior of the 
Year. Tickets for the luncheon are $4 per person and go on 
sale Tuesday, April 3rd for Arcadia residents and Wednesday, 
April 4th for nonresidents. 


Jack has been a volunteer for the City of Arcadia at the 
Community Center for the past five years, providing service 
for the elderly population in the community. He has worked 
at the information and referral front desk, serves as a Center 
Ambassador each Wednesday afternoon, which includes 
hospitality, socialization, and information about current 
programs and services offered to senior citizens. In addition 
to his weekly volunteer duties, Jack is currently a member 
of the senior citizen commission which meets monthly 
to advise on pertinent issues, programs and services that 
are made available to meet the needs of the older adult 
community. Jack’s volunteer contributions also extend out 
into the City, serving as an usher at Holy Angels Church, 
Methodist Hospital Rehabilitation Center, Vice President 
of the Highland Oaks Homeowners Association and Junior 
Chamber of Commerce. 


Methodist Hospital will sponsor free CPR (cardio-
pulmonary resuscitation) training for teens Saturday, March 
31, at Arcadia High School’s North Gym.

The course, part of a community-wide effort to teach Hands 
Only CPR to teens will be offered at 3 and 4 p.m. Each 
session is 45 minutes. 

The idea for offering the training was inspired by Allie 
Hisey, 15, who almost lost her mother to sudden cardiac 
arrest at a Little League baseball game in 2010. 

“Three strangers performed CPR on my mom and kept her 
heart pumping until help arrived,” Allie said. “They saved 
her life – and I will always be grateful.”

Allie’s mother, Jill Hisey, was taken to Methodist Hospital 
and eventually made a full recovery. Remarkably, Allie’s 
teenage cousin also suffered sudden cardiac arrest in 2011 
but fully recovered as well under the care of Methodist 
Hospital staff. 

“This project is a small way to show my appreciation and 
make a difference in our community,” Allie said.

Many community organizations are involved in making the 
event a success, providing refreshments and raffle items for 
participants, volunteer help and thank-you items for the 
volunteers. Some of the groups involved include Trader 
Joes, Matt Denny’s, Roundtable Pizza, Original Tommy’s, 
Fresh & Easy, Girl Scouts-Los Angeles, Typecraft, Wood & 
Jones, Dreyer’s and the Arcadia police and fire departments.

A highlight of the event will be items autographed by Katy 
Perry and Adam Lambert that participating teens will have 
a chance to win.

The CPR training, provided by volunteers from Methodist 
Hospital and the community, will precede the annual “Battle 
of the Badges” basketball game between the Arcadia fire 
and police departments at 6 p.m. in the gym. The training 
and basketball game were scheduled together to promote 
collaboration in the community. 

Any teen who would like to participate can register online 

The American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR 
course teaches skills using research-proven practice-while-
watching technique that provides students with the most 
hands-on CPR practice time possible.

“Our goal is to teach hundreds of teens this hands-only CPR 
method. I am proof that anyone, including teens, can save a 
life simply by being aware of the CPR basics,” Jill said.

About Methodist Hospital

Founded in 1903, Methodist Hospital is a 460-bed, not-for-profit 
hospital serving Arcadia and surrounding communities. Services 
include comprehensive acute care such as medical, surgical, 
perinatal, pediatrics, oncology, intensive care (neonatal and adult) 
and complete cardiovascular services, including open-heart surgery. 
Methodist Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission. An 
independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is 
the nation’s main standards-setting and accrediting body in health 
care. For more information, visit



New York Times best-selling 
author Lisa See will discuss 
her latest book Dreams of 
Joy at a luncheon meeting of 
the Arcadia Branch of the 
American Association of 
University Women (AAUW). 
The literary event will take 
place on Saturday, March 24. A 
buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. will 
be followed by Ms. See’s book 
talk at the Church of the Good 
Shepherd’s Jordan Hall, 400 
W. Duarte Road (SW corner 
of Duarte Rd. and Holly Ave.), 
Arcadia. Her books will be 
available for sale and book-
signing. Ms. See has graciously 
consented to sign any of her 
books that you bring from 

Lisa See grew up in Los Angeles 
with close connections to her 
father’s family in Chinatown. 
Her first book, On Gold 
Mountain, traces the journey 
of her great-grandfather, 
Fong See, who despite many 
obstacles became the 100-year-
old godfather of Los Angeles’ 
Chinatown. Her research 
into “stories that have been 
lost, forgotten, or deliberately 
covered up” (her words) has 
led Ms. See to write such New 
York Times bestsellers as Snow 
Flower and the Secret Fan 
and Peony in Love, in which 
the bonds of sisterhood are 
essential to the story. 

Arcadia AAUW’s literary 
luncheon is being held as 
the annual fund-raiser for its 
Educational Foundation, a 
project that supports women 
in graduate studies, research, 
public service projects, and 
other programs. The cost of 
the luncheon meeting is $35, 
of which $20 is a 501c(3) tax 
deduction. The deadline 
for reservations has been 
extended to March 21.

 For reservations, make 
checks payable to: AAUW 
Educational Foundation 
Programs and mail to this 
address: AAUW Funds c/o P. 
Howard, P.O Box 203, Sierra 
Madre, CA 91025. Please 
include a note with your check 
with your name(s) and phone 
number/e-mail address. You 
will be making a reservation, 
rather than receiving a ticket, 
and your name will be on a 
reservation check-in list when 
you arrive. For questions, 
please call Robin Graney at 
(626) 447-1169. Those wishing 
to make a separate donation to 
AAUW Funds may call Robin 
for more information. 


Come celebrate spring with us at Arcadia County Park 
Saturday, April 7 at 11:00 am sharp for our annual egg 
hunt. The event will offer kid’s from pre-kinder - 5th grade 
separate sections to hunt for eggs. There will also be a 
parent supervised area available for children of mixed ages. 
Of course, Egg-Stravaganza would not be complete without 
an appearance by Mr. Bunny who will be there to get the 
hunt started. See you there for a HOPPING good time.

For more information please call 626.574.5113! Or go on-
line to the City of Arcadia’s website: 

Do you have to many books at home? Wondering 
what to do with them? Come to The Book Rack and 
trade them in for a book you have not read.
We have 1000's used and New books for 
your reading pleasure.
204 S. First AveArcadiawebsite: bookrackarcadia.comPhone 626-446-2525

 On Friday, April 6, 2012, all Middle School and High School students 
are invited to bring their flashlights and baskets to search for eggs in the 
dark at the Arcadia Par 3 Golf Course, 620 East Live Oak Ave., Arcadia! 
Separate Middle School and High School areas will be sectioned off for 
students to have the best chance of finding the “Special Eggs”. Prizes range 
from restaurant gift certificates to amusement park tickets! Don’t forget 
to bring your current student ID in order to redeem the prize for finding 
a “Special Egg”. All parents in attendance will have opportunities to 
compete with other parents to win prizes for their teens. Make it a family 
evening and come out to participate in this free event! Parent Contest: 
7pm/Egg Hunt: 8pm Sharp