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Mountain Views-News Saturday, December 22, 2012 



On Thursday, December 20th, the Arcadia Police Officers responded to the report of a suspicious 
package at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall at approximately 9:52 am. 

The package was located and a safety perimeter was established. The Los Angeles County Bomb 
Squad was requested for assistance and arrived on scene at approximately 1055 hours. A short time 
later the Bomb Squad rendered the package safe and determined it was not an explosive device. It was 
determined that the package contained what appeared to be marijuana.

No suspect(s) were arrested and there were no injuries to officers or bystanders. 

The investigation into the origin of the package is ongoing by Arcadia Police Officers. 

Any information refer to APD Case Number 12-5896. Robert T. Guthrie, Chief of Police 


June 9, 1922- November 10, 2012

 Bill Zimmerman was the older brother 
of Monsignor Roland Zimmerman, Pastor of 
Annunciation Parish, Arcadia, many years. Our 
beloved Monsignor is still is residence and celebrates 
8:30 am Masses on Saturday and 7:30 on Sunday. 

 What makes Bill so special? He was a Marine 
pilot and flew 83 missions over the Pacific and 
received the Distinguished Flying Cross, The Air 
Medal, Presidential Citation from F.D.R. and a Navy 
Commendation Medal from Admiral Halsey plus 
numerous citations. After active duty, he instructed 
Navy cadets in flying aerobics. He graduated from 
USC dental school in 1953 and began his dental 
practice while teaching at the Dental School. He 
opened a dental office on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and built a successful practice there for over 
thirty years.

 He was the consummate family man- devoted to his parents and the ideal older brother 
to Roland as a friend and mentor while growing up. He married Nancy, the love of his life for 
fifty-nine years. They had five children, eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Bob and 
I attended the Memorial this past weekend at St. John Fisher Church in Rancho Palos Verdes and 
met his wonderful family. Monsignor officiated and concelebrating were Father Mike Callanan from 
Annunciation, Monsignor Gil, and Monsignor Carroll from Bishop Amat. There was a display table 
with a framed picture of Bill and the American flag. Two Marines stood at guard, and after Mass, the 
flag was folded and given to Nancy while Taps played. As we processed out of Church, the Marine 
Anthem played. Semper Fi. 


February 26, 1920- 

December 7, 2012

 Dorothy Uhl was a parishioner at 
Annunciation Church, Arcadia until her 
recent death. She and her husband Jim are 
the parents of Nancy Sheehan. (Nancy’s 
late husband, Chuck served on the 
Monrovia-Arcadia-Duarte Town Council 
several years and were active volunteers 
in the community) Dorothy always was 
friendly and I knew that she and Jim had 
lived in China, but I had no idea of what 
a remarkable woman she was and how she 
touched other lives.

 Dot grew up in Ohio during the Depression when times were tough. Her family was poor and 
her life hard. But the Dayton’s Women’s Club provided a scholarship to Ohio State. Two great things 
happened there. She pursued journalism and met the love of her life, Jim Uhl. He was the editor of 
the college paper and she was a writer! After graduation and marriage, they traveled to Washington 
DC, Omaha Nebraska, Cincinnati Ohio and finally Beijing China. They had five daughters: Pat, 
Judy, Nancy, Eleanor and Barbara; four sons-in-law Roger Howard (Pat), David Bliss (Judy), Chuck 
Sheehan-deceased (Nancy), Mike Silverman-deceased (Barbara) and three grandchildren, Laura, 
Tom, and Sarah. 

 What makes Dot so noteworthy? Dot spent her career as a journalist fighting discrimination 
against women’s roles in the workplace. She was counted as a member of a very small number 
of women who reported hard news. She covered the Sam Shepherd murder trial for the Post in 
Cincinnati and eventually was promoted to Copy Editor. She and Jim ended their newspaper career 
in Beijing where they worked on the China Daily News.

 Dorothy passed away on December 7th after twelve years of struggle with the effects of 
strokes and dementia. Jim never left her side for 71 years and will join her when it’s his turn to go 
home to God.

Submitted by Joan Schmidt


For the period of Sunday, December 9th, through Saturday, December 15th, the Police Department 
responded to 985 calls for service of which 126 required formal investigations. The following is a summary 
report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, December 9:

1. At about 2:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Live Oak Avenue and Mayflower 
Avenue regarding several subjects loitering on the sidewalk in front of a closed business. A records 
check revealed one of the subjects had an outstanding warrant. The 35-year-old, Hispanic male was 
arrested for having an outstanding warrant and taken to the Arcadia City Jail for processing.

2. Around 9:20 a.m., officers responded to the McDonald’s parking lot, 143 E. Foothill Boulevard, 
regarding a possible drunk driver. Upon contact with the driver, officers detected a strong odor of 
alcohol emitting from inside the vehicle. An investigation revealed the driver was under the influence of 
alcohol and had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. The 25-year-old, White male was consequently 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.


Monday, December 10:

3. At approximately 11:00 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the Arcadia Police Department 
regarding a male suspect in the lobby with outstanding warrants. A records check revealed the suspect 
had five outstanding warrants for his arrest. The 59-year-old, White male was arrested and taken to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

4. Shortly after 7:45p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for having a broken brake 
light on Huntington Drive near La Cadena Avenue. A subsequent investigation revealed the driver had 
a suspended license and an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The 23-year-old, White male was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Tuesday, December 11:

5. Around 9:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Arcadia Friends Community Church, 5705 
Lenore Avenue, in regards to a commercial burglary. Investigation revealed that a storage container 
located in the parking lot had been forced open, and a pressure washer had been stolen. There were no 
signs of the suspects in the area, and there were no surveillance cameras or witnesses.

6. At about 6:12 p.m., officers responded to Arcadia Methodist Hospital, 300 W. Huntington 
Drive, regarding a boyfriend threatening his girlfriend who was hospitalized there. Investigation 
revealed the boyfriend became angry when the girlfriend refused to give him the keys to her apartment. 
The suspect closed the privacy curtain, broke a wooden stick in half, and threatened to harm her. The 
suspect was not at the scene upon officers’ arrival, and is described as a 19-year-old, Hispanic male, 5 
ft., about 120 lbs.

Wednesday, December 12:

7. At approximately 6:40 p.m., an officer responded to the 1000 block of Fairview Avenue regarding 
a verbal argument between a boyfriend and girlfriend that resulted in vandalism. Investigation revealed 
the girlfriend broke her boyfriend’s cell phone and kicked and damaged the front door to his home. The 
boyfriend did not desire prosecution.

8. At about 11:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to 24 Hour Fitness, 125 N. First Avenue, in 
reference to a stolen vehicle. The male victim reported his car keys had been stolen from a secured locker 
while he was using the gym facilities. Upon exiting, he discovered his 2009 Toyota Corolla was missing. 
There were no surveillance cameras or witnesses. 

Thursday, December 13:

9. Around 5:43 a.m., officers responded to Enerage Inc., 314 E. Live Oak Avenue, regarding a 
commercial burglary in progress. Upon arrival, the male suspect attempted to flee the scene and was 
detained by officers. Investigation revealed the suspect was attempting to steal copper wire from the 
location. The 46-year-old, Hispanic male was arrested for burglary, and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking. 

10. Around 4:43 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of S. Second Avenue in regard 
to a residential burglary. Officers discovered the suspect(s) entered through a rear sliding door and 
ransacked a bedroom. Investigation revealed there was no damage done to the home and it is unknown 
if anything was stolen. There were no witnesses or surveillance cameras at the location.

Friday, December 14:

11. At about 2:08 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle suspiciously parked in the area 
of Longden Avenue and El Sereno Drive. Investigation revealed the male suspects were in possession 
of two City of Arcadia street signs in the back seat of their vehicle. The 16-year-old, Chinese male and 
the 18-year-old, Hispanic male were arrested for possession of stolen property, and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for processing. 

12. At approximately 7:05 p.m., officers responded to Sephora at the Westfield Shopping Town, 
400 S. Baldwin Avenue, regarding two subjects in custody for theft. The subjects concealed cosmetic 
items and perfume bottles inside a shopping bag, and exited the store without paying for them. Further 
investigation revealed the subjects had stolen merchandise from several other stores in the mall. The 
26-year-old, Filipino female and the 26-year-old, Filipino male were arrested for commercial burglary 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Saturday, December 15:

13. Around 9:03 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 500 block of W. Foothill, regarding a male 
subject disturbing the peace. Investigation revealed the subject was irate, verbally aggressive and 
emotionally unstable. The 29-year-old male was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for medical 
treatment and a 72-hour evaluation.

14. Around 5:27 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1900 block of S. Santa Anita Avenue in 
regard to a residential burglary. Investigation revealed the suspect(s) entered through an unlocked front 
window and ransacked several rooms. There were no witnesses or surveillance cameras, and it was 
unknown if anything was stolen.


The Recreation and Community Services Department is offering a variety of winter activities this 
season. A Winter Kids Camp is held at Baldwin Stocker Elementary School, 422 E. Lemon Ave. The 
camp is open to elementary school age children in grades 1-5 and provides a safe, supervised, kid 
friendly retreat during winter vacation. The dates are December 26-28, 2012 and January 2-4, 2013 
from 9am-5pm for a cost of $20 per day. 

Sign your child up for one day or all six. 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.

Kids Night Out held at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive is on Friday, December 
21, 2012 (Winter Wonderland) and January 11, 2013 (Happy Penguins). Kids Night Out provides 
kids a night of fun and play so mom and dad enjoy an evening out or a quiet evening at home. Recreation 
Staff and Volunteens offer themed games, movies, dinner, snacks and supervision for children 
ages 4 and above. Accommodations cannot be made for special dietary needs. The cost is $15 per 
child and is held from 6-11pm.

Pre-registration is mandatory for all of our activities and a $2 registration fee is applicable for those 
participants not registered in any other winter classes. On-line, mail-in, walk-in and fax-in registrations 
have begun. Go to the city’s website at under the Recreation and Community 
Services Department or come by our office, 375 Campus Drive.

For more questions, please contact the Recreation Department at 626.