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Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 10, 2012 

For the period of Sunday, October 28th, through Saturday, 
November 3rd, the Police Department responded to 976 calls for 
service of which 131 required formal investigations. The following 
is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the 
Department during this period.

Sunday, October 28:

1. At about 2:16 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on 
a vehicle for speeding on Santa Anita Avenue. Upon contact with 
the driver, the officer smelled an odor of alcohol emitting from 
inside the vehicle. A subsequent investigation revealed the driver 
was under the influence of alcohol, and the 26-year-old Hispanic, 
female was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 
2. Around 2:41 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 2000 
block of Longley Way in regards to a residential burglary at a fire-
damaged home. Investigation revealed that when a male resident 
entered his home to collect some belongings, he confronted a 
suspect already inside. The resident asked the suspect what he was 
doing in his house, and the suspect said he was a neighbor looking 
for his dog. The victim knew the suspect was not a neighbor of his, 
and called police. The suspect fled the area the second the victim 
picked up the phone to call police. The suspect was described as a 
White male, 6’0, 25-30 years old, with brown hair. The suspect can 
be identified if seen again.

Monday, October 29:

3. At about 8:57 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 1000 
block of Fairview Avenue on a medical assist. A 91-year man had 
fallen and hurt himself inside his locked residence, and officers 
had to force entry through a garage door to get to him. The man 
was treated by Arcadia Fire Paramedics on scene, and found to be 
relatively unharmed from the incident.
4. At approximately 3:47 p.m., an officer responded to the 
intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Second Avenue in regards to 
a medical assist. Upon arrival, the officer faced an unconscious man 
behind the wheel of his car. The victim was sweating profusely, his 
fists were clenched, and his head was jerking back and forth. The 
officer attempted to gain his attention by banging on the window, 
but the car moved forward several feet toward passing vehicles. 
The officer smashed out the passenger window, opened the door, 
and placed the car in park. Arcadia Fire Paramedics arrived on 
scene moments later, and the victim was transported to Arcadia 
Methodist Hospital.

Tuesday, October 30:

5. At approximately 9:45 p.m., an officer responded to JC 
Penney at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 S. Baldwin Avenue, regarding 
two male suspects in custody for theft. The 16 and 17-year old 
Hispanic males had concealed clothing inside their backpacks, and 
exited the store without paying for the items. Police took custody of 
the juveniles, transported them to the Arcadia City Jail for booking, 
and released them to their parents. 
6. At about 11:45 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 000 
block of Renoak Way in reference to a theft that occurred earlier 
in the evening at Forever 21, 400 S. Baldwin Avenue. The female 
victim reported her cell phone had been stolen from a secured, 
employee locker while she was working. Investigation suggested no 
forced entry into the locker, and that the locker might have been 
left unlocked during the victim’s work shift. 

Wednesday, October 31:

7. Around 7:47 p.m., an officer responded to CVS Pharmacy, 
9952 Las Tunas Drive, regarding an upset female that appeared to 
have been robbed. Upon arrival, the officer contacted a woman 
sitting in her parked car. Investigation revealed that no crime 
had occurred, and that the female was, in fact, incoherent, weak, 
paranoid, and unable to care for her own well-being. The officer 
transported the 63-year-old female to Arcadia Methodist Hospital, 
and released her to medical staff for psychological evaluation.
8. At about 9:45 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on 
a green, Toyota Camry – for not having a front license plate – in 
the area of Camino Real and Santa Anita Avenue. A records check 
revealed the driver was unlicensed, and the 40-year-old, Hispanic 
male was consequently cited, and released at the scene.

Thursday, November 1:

9. At approximately 7:13 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic 
stop on a motorcycle for a defective light in the area of Santa 
Clara Street and Santa Anita Avenue. Investigation revealed that 
the motorcyclist was driving with a suspended license, and had 
a warrant out for his arrest. The 42-year-old, White male was 
taken to the Arcadia City Jail where he was booked for having an 
outstanding warrant, and driving on a suspended license.
10. At about 8:55 p.m., officers responded to the 000 block of 
S. Second Avenue regarding an argument between two subjects. 
Upon arrival, officers contacted the only subject still at the scene, 
and smelled a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and person. 
The subject also exhibited other signs of intoxication, and further 
investigation revealed that he had a warrant out for his arrest. 
The 29-year-old, Black male was taken to the Arcadia City Jail 
where he was charged with public intoxication, and having an 
outstanding warrant. 

Friday, November 2:

11. At about 2:17 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on 
a vehicle for swerving between the lanes on Baldwin Avenue near 
Huntington Drive. Upon contact with the driver, the officer smelled 
an odor of alcohol emitting from inside the vehicle. An investigation 
revealed the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The 34-year-
old, Hispanic male was subsequently arrested for drunk driving, 
and was transported to the Arcadia City Jail for processing. 
12. At about 2:08 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 
block of E. Huntington Drive in reference to a subject stumbling in 
the area. Upon contact with the subject, officers smelled a strong 
odor of alcohol on his breath and person, and also discovered 
that he had a warrant out for his arrest. During a subsequent 
search, officers found cocaine in one of the suspect’s pockets. The 
46-year-old, male suspect was transported to the Arcadia City 
Jail, and booked for public intoxication, warrants, and possession 
of a controlled substance.

Saturday, November 3:

13. Around 10:48 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of 
S. Baldwin Avenue regarding a commercial burglary. Investigation 
revealed that suspect(s) had forced entry into an apartment 
complex laundry room, pried open two coin machines, and stole 
approximately $200.00 in currency. No suspects were seen or 
heard during the incident. 
14. At approximately 6:29 p.m., officers were dispatched to 
the area of Huntington Drive and Santa Clara Street regarding a 
battery. A female victim reported that an adult, male suspect had 
walked up to her while she was waiting at a bus stop, pushed her, 
spit on her, and walked away. The 24-year-old female said that the 
battery was unprovoked, and that, though she could identify the 
suspect if seen again, she had never seen him before.


From Arcadia’s Best


More than eleven years after the brutal stabbing murder of a 50-year-old woman behind a restaurant on the 50 block of Las Tunas Drive, 
homicide detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have arrested the slain woman’s husband, now 72.

 A murder warrant and charges have been filed against Richard Keith Cole by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for the 
murder of his former wife, Charlotte S. Cole, with a bail of $1 million issued.


Charlotte Cole, a resident 
of Arcadia, was 50 years 
old when she was stabbed 
multiple times and brutally 
murdered on September 1, 

 Detectives from the Sherriff’s 
Department were 
called in and took the lead 
in the investigation with 
Arcadia Police detectives.

 Although there were no 
initial arrests, Charlotte’s 
then-husband, Richard 
Keith Cole, was a person 
of interest in the case. 
The case remained open, 
but went cold for about a 

 Cold Case Detectives from the Sheriff’s Department worked in conjunction with Arcadia Police Detectives and revisited the case in 
2011, serving a search warrant at Richard Keith Cole’s new residence in Arcadia. Evidence was gathered and Cole was initially arrested 
for the murder on April 28, 2011, but was soon released pending further investigation.

 Over the course of the past year, additional evidence was gathered, leading to the charges.


At about 12 noon on Sunday, Nov. 4, suspect Richard Keith Cole, now 72 years old, was found at a restaurant in the City of Pasadena 
and was taken into custody by Sheriff’s Detectives and transported to a local hospital for medical clearance and was then booked at the 
Arcadia City Jail on the warrant, with plans to transfer him to the Los Angeles County jail. – By Scott Hettrick Photo courtesy LA Times


Myrtle Avenue in Monrovia between Duarte Road and Ralroad 
Avenue will be closed for more than a month starting 
Wednesday, Nov. 7 – Friday, Dec. 14 for construction on the 
Gold Line railroad. Northbound lanes will be closed 24-hours 
per day and the entire road will be closed during daytime 
work hours from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Crews will be working on Myrtle Ave near the railroad crossing 
to remove water utilities and existing railroad track as part 
of ongoing pre-construction activities for the Metro Gold Line 
Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa.


Traffic delays are expected on northbound and southbound Myrtle Avenue. Detour signs will be posted to direct vehicular 
traffic during the implementation of the full closures (see map). Pedestrians and bicyclists will be detoured around the 
work zone. Temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted to indicate street parking restrictions.


FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit and sign up to receive important progress updates and construction 
alerts to your email or call the Community Hotline at (626) 324-7098.


DUARTE, CA, November 9, 
2012 -- 

Third time was a charm 
for three-time finalist City 
of Duarte named “Most 
Business Friendly City” 
in Los Angeles County 
with a population of under 
60,000. Duarte was awarded 
the distinction by the Los 
Angeles County Economic 
Development Corporation 
(LAEDC) during its 17th 
Annual Eddy Awards on Nov. 
8 at the Beverly Hilton. 

The award was presented 
in recognition of the 
City’s outstanding efforts 
in proactively promoting 
business-friendly programs 
and services. 

From l to r, front row: Robert 
Hertzberg, event emcee, 
former Speaker of the House, 
California State Assembly; 
Rona Lunde, Chairman of 
the Board, Duarte Chamber; 
Kristen Petersen, Assistant 
City Manager; Irma 
Hernandez, Senior Planner; 
Councilmember Tzeitel 
Paras-Caracci; Mayor Pro 
Tem Liz Reilly; Christopher 
Carey, Chairman of the Board, 
L.A.E.D.C.; Mayor John 
Fasana; Joe Allen, President 
and CEO, L.A.E.D.C.; 
Karen Herrera, Deputy City 
Manager. Back row from 
left: Darrell George, City 
Manager; and Craig Hensley, 
Community Development 

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