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Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 3, 2012 



The Holly Avenue PTA and the Holly Avenue School Garden 
Club are sponsoring an E-waste Drive on Saturday, November 
3rd, to take place from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM in the Holly Avenue 
School parking lot at 360 W. Duarte Road in Arcadia.

Many types of electronics will be accepted, including computers, 
telephones and telephone equipment, television and computer 
monitors, printers, fax machines, scanners, keyboards, copiers, 
DVD players, stereo equipment, miscellaneous computer parts 
and cords, lamps, toasters, and nearly anything that plugs in.

Contact: Rich Baikie 626-840-1060

For the period of Sunday, October 21st, through Saturday, October 27th, the Police Department responded to 1,041 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, October 21:

1. At about 1:10 a.m., officers responded to The Patio, 21 East Huntington Drive, regarding an argument involving three subjects. 
During the investigation, one of the subjects refused to take his hands out of his pockets, and place them on top of his head, as ordered 
by officers. Though initially non-compliant, the subject ultimately complied with the officers’ orders, and was arrested for both delaying 
an officer in the course of his duties and public intoxication. The other two subjects involved in the argument were also arrested for 
public intoxication.

2. At approximately 1:47 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of S. Eighth Avenue in reference to a road rage incident that 
resulted in vandalism. The victim reported that a White male adult, with gray-colored eyes, stopped her on the road because he believed 
she had cut him off. As a result, he kicked her front bumper, broke her driver’s side mirror, and kicked her door. The victim wrote down 
the suspect’s license plate number as he left the area, but no matches were found on the plate number in the DMV database.

Monday, October 22:

3. Around 7:23 p.m., officers responded to the 000 block of Alta Street regarding a theft involving a wife and her estranged husband. 
The wife reported that she believed her estranged husband had stolen an identification card and gift card from her purse during a visit a 
few days earlier.
4. At about 9:45 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop for expired registration in the area of Oakhurst Lane and Colorado Street. 
The driver of the white Buick provided the officer an expired license. The 60-year-old White female was subsequently cited and released in 
the field. Her vehicle was left legally parked at the scene.


Tuesday, October 23:

5. Around 1:21 a.m., officers responded to Motel 6, 225 Colorado Place, regarding a battery. Investigation revealed an argument 
between a boyfriend and girlfriend turned into a physical altercation wherein the boyfriend was the aggressor. The boyfriend grabbed the 
girlfriend by the hair, caused her to fall to the ground, and forced her to surrender her car keys and cell phone before driving away in her 
car. The car was recovered in Fontana later that day, and was released back to the girlfriend. The suspect remains outstanding.
6. At about 1:43 p.m., an officer responded to the 2300 block of Lee Avenue in regards to a burglary occurring while residents were 
home. The suspect attempted to enter the residence through an opened, rear window, and was confronted by a female resident. The male 
suspect then fled the location without actually entering the residence. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 25–35 years old, with 
black, spiky hair. Prior to the burglary, one of the residents heard the doorbell ring. By the time they answered the door, nobody was 
there. The burglary occurred moments later. This practice by suspects seems to be a consistent pattern in recent burglaries throughout the 

Wednesday, October 24:

7. Around 12:06 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Lemon Avenue and Grace Avenue to assist with the disposal of a 
grenade. Upon arrival, officers briefly examined the grenade, and believed it was inert. However, as a precautionary measure, the Los 
Angeles County Bomb Squad was dispatched for assistance. Their investigation confirmed the grenade was inert, and all residents asked to 
evacuate their residences during the incident returned to their homes a short time later. 
8. At about 9:45 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding an adult subject 
in custody for theft. The 34-year-old Chinese female concealed items inside her purse, and exited the store without paying for them. Police 
took custody of the suspect, and transported her to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Thursday, October 25:

9. Shortly after 3:50 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the President’s Square parking lot, 1300 South Golden West Avenue, regarding 
a vandalism, and theft by trick or device. The victim returned to his vehicle after shopping to find that someone had dented and scratched 
it. The victim was simultaneously approached by an unknown male who offered to fix the damage onsite. When the victim photographed 
the suspicious male’s license plate, the unknown male immediately drove away.

 At approximately 6:21 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the Arcadia Public Library, 20 West Duarte Road, in reference to a theft. 
The victim was inside the Library for the better part of two hours before discovering that her car keys and wallet were missing from 
her backpack. The victim was not sure if the property had been stolen from her backpack, or if she had left the property in the library 
bathroom earlier in the day. In either case, someone took her property without her permission. 


Arcadia Community Center

Turkey Time!

Friday, November 9th – 6-11pm

Kid’s Night Out provides kids a night of fun and play so mom 
and dad can enjoy an evening out or a quiet evening at home. 
Recreation Staff and Volunteers offer dinner, themed games, 
movies, and supervision for children ages 4 and above. All activities 
will be geared toward elementary school children; anyone 
younger must be potty trained. Accommodations cannot be 
made for special dietary needs. The cost is $15.00 per child and 
also includes snacks and beverages. Pre-registration is mandatory 
and a $2 registration fee is applicable for those participants 
not registered in any other fall classes.

Registration for Kid’s Night Out can be done on-line, by fax, 
626.821.4370 or by coming into the Recreation Office, 375 Campus 
Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007. For more information please call 

Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 3, 2012 


During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 463 service events, resulting in 84 investigations. 
To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to for crime mapping 
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Commercial Burglary / Grand Theft Auto

October 29 at 6:53 a.m., police responded to the report of a burglary and stolen vehicle from a business 
located in the 500 block of East Fig Avenue. The vehicle is a white, 1991, Dodge Ram truck. The 
investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary

October 29 at 7:12 p.m., the owner of a business in the 500 block of South Shamrock called to report 
a theft had occurred earlier in the morning. The investigation is continuing.

Hit and Run Traffic Accident / Driving Under the Influence

October 30 at 1:52 a.m., officers were dispatched to a solo vehicle traffic accident. It appeared a single 
vehicle traveling north on Peck Road struck a parked vehicle on the east side of the street. The vehicle 
struck a parked car, spun out of control, struck a steel fence along the wash, and then finally hit a 
power pole and came to rest. Any occupants fled the scene prior to police arrival.

After approximately 20 minutes, the driver who had fled the scene called police and told the dispatchers 
his location. Police located the subject and Los Angeles County Fire paramedics arrived and 
rendered first aid. The driver was determined to be driving under the influence. He was taken to a 
hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The District Attorney will be reviewing the case for filing 

Petty Theft from Vehicle

October 30 at 8:05 p.m., a theft from a vehicle was reported in the 800 block of West Foothill. Investigation 

Outside Assist - Secret Service Search Warrant

October 31 at 6:35 a.m., Monrovia detectives and patrol staff assisted the U.S. Secret Service in a 
search warrant service at a location in the 400 block of East Greystone. One suspect was arrested for 
five warrants, two were no-bail warrants, and a second suspect was arrested for nine counts of identity 

Receiving Stolen Property / Parole Hold - Suspect Arrested

On October 25 at 11:35 p.m., officers stopped a bicyclist for not having a headlight in the 900 block of 
Encino. The bicyclist is currently on parole, and he told officers that he borrowed the bicycle from his 
brother, who had stolen it. He was arrested, and during the booking process, it was discovered that he 
is a parolee at large. He was charged with receiving stolen property and a parole hold was obtained.

Burglary / Sexual Battery with Intent to Commit Rape - Suspect Arrested

On October 26 at 3:38 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of West Colorado regarding a female 
yelling for help. A male suspect approached the female victim's front door and shook the handle and 
then knocked. The victim looked out her window and recognized the suspect as someone who used 
to work with her. The victim cracked the door open and the suspect asked for the victim by name. 
The victim asked him what he wanted, and he replied that he was going to rape her, and he forced the 
door open. 

As the suspect forced the door open, the victim grabbed the door frame and yelled for help. She was 
overpowered by the suspect and he pushed her to the floor. The suspect climbed on top of the victim, 
stared at her face, and, again, told her he was going to rape her. The victim continued to scream for 
help. Three male subjects heard the victim's screams, grabbed the suspect, and pulled him out to the 
sidewalk, where they held him until officers arrived.

When officers arrived, the suspect was still struggling to get away. The suspect was arrested and taken 
into custody without further incident. The victim suffered no injuries, but was shaken up from the