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Mountain Views-News Saturday, May 11, 2013 

Arcadia Police Blotter


On May 7, 2013, shortly before 8:00 P.M., the police department received a series of 9-11 calls reference a traffic collision 
that occurred in the 200 block of west Foothill Blvd. The collision reportedly involving a motorcycle. Upon arrival, officers 
discovered a motorcyclist had been involved in a traffic collision with an automobile. The rider was down and severely 
injured; the other involved party fled the scene in the automobile. The motorcyclist was treated at the scene by Arcadia 
Fire Department Paramedics and transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital. Sadly, he died from injuries sustained in 
the collision. The rider’s name was initially withheld so the family could be notified. The motorcyclist’s name is Kenneth 
Doherty. Mr. Doherty was 32 years old, and he was a resident of Los Angeles. 

The hit and run suspect fled in an “electric blue” Mitsubishi, possible Lancer, that will have passenger side collision damage. 

The incident is being investigated by the Arcadia Police Detectives. 

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5151, case 

If you prefer to provide information ANONYMOUSLY, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), 
texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the tip page at Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers. 

For the period of Sunday, April 28th, through Saturday, May 4th, 
the Police Department responded to 1,015 calls for service of which 
114 required formal investigations. The following is a summary 
report of the major incidents handled by the Department during 
this period.

Sunday, April 28:

1. At about 1:17 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on 
vehicle for a broken tail light on Live Oak Avenue, at El Monte 
Avenue. Upon contact with the driver, the officer detected an odor 
of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. An investigation revealed 
the 16-year-old White male driver and two 16-year-old Hispanic 
female passengers were in possession of marijuana and beer. The 
subjects were cited in the field and released to a guardian. 
2. Shortly after 2:20 a.m., an officer attempted a traffic stop 
on a vehicle for reckless driving in the area of Santa Anita Avenue 
and Le Roy Avenue. The vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit was 
initiated; however, it was cancelled in El Monte due to unsafe 
driving conditions. Shortly after, El Monte Police located the 
vehicle and followed it a short distance before the suspect crashed 
into a tree. The 22-year-old Black male driver was arrested and 
transported to El Monte City Jail for booking. Officers discovered 
the vehicle was stolen and notified the registered owner who did 
not know it was missing. 

Monday, April 29:

3. At approximately 1:52 p.m., an officer responded to the 
area of Golden West Avenue and Coronado Drive regarding a 
suspicious subject. The officer made consensual contact with the 
subject and discovered he was in possession of drug paraphernalia. 
The 44-year-old Black male was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
4. At about 3:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 200 
block of East Colorado Boulevard in regards to a residential 
burglary report. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry through the 
garage, ransacked the location, and fled with jewelry, camera 
equipment, and a computer monitor. No evidence was located and 
no one reported hearing or seeing anything suspicious. 

Tuesday, April 30:

5. Around 2:08 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop 
on a vehicle for broken tail lights and the vehicle yielded in the 
City Hall parking lot, 240 West Huntington Drive. The driver 
provided false information; however, an investigation revealed she 
had a suspended license, expired registration, and was under the 
influence of alcohol. The 27-year-old Asian female was arrested, 
transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for medical clearance, 
and booked at the Arcadia City Jail. 
6. At approximately 5:22 p.m., an officer was dispatched to 
Motel 6, 225 Colorado Place, in regards to sounds of a fight. The 
officer discovered a female subject was struck in the face by her 
boyfriend after an argument. No medical assistance was needed. 
The 27-year-old Asian male was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Wednesday, May 1:

7. At about 7:18 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia 
Police Department front counter in regards to a fraud report. The 
victim explained he gave one of his workers a check payment for 
$30. He later discovered the worker forged the check and cashed it 
for $330. At the time of the report, the Hispanic male suspect was 
nowhere to be found. 
8. Just before 4:40 p.m., officers responded to the Nordstrom 
parking lot at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, 
in reference to a subject being detained for lewd conduct. Mall 
security observed the subject performing lewd acts while inside his 
vehicle. The 30-year-old Asian male was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Thursday, May 2:

9. Shortly after 2:00 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop 
on a vehicle for making an illegal u-turn at the intersection of Santa 
Clara Street and Huntington Drive. An investigation revealed the 
driver was under the influence of alcohol. The 25-year-old White 
female was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 
10. At roughly 8:00 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 
300 block of Coyle Avenue regarding a theft report. The victim 
explained a DirecTV technician was doing work on her television 
in her bedroom and after he left, she discovered her ring and 
necklace missing. The victim contacted DirecTV and a manager 
advised that the employee would be questioned. 

Friday, May 3: 

11. At approximately 11:34 a.m., an officer responded to 
Creative Solutions, 11837 Goldring Road, in reference to a 
computer extortion report. Unknown suspect(s) hacked into 
the company’s computer, encrypted all of its sales information, 
and generated an unknown password. The hacker left a message 
on the server demanding $5,000 in return for the password to 
unlock the information. Further investigation is being conducted 
by the Detective Bureau. 
12. Around 8:05 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Sport 
Chalet at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in 
regards to a theft investigation. A suspect removed a knife from 
a tool kit, concealed the item inside his pants, and exited the store 
without making payment. A search of his shopping bag revealed 
additional stolen merchandise. The 21-year-old Hispanic male was 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Saturday, May 4:

13. Shortly after 10:30 a.m., a male juvenile was riding his 
bicycle east on Longden Avenue and was struck by a vehicle 
traveling northbound on El Monte Avenue, causing him to fall to 
the ground and scrape several areas of his body. An investigation 
revealed the juvenile ran the stop sign and the driver of the 
vehicle was unable to stop in time. The juvenile was transported 
to the Arcadia Methodist Hospital for treatment. 
14. Around 8:20 p.m., an officer responded to Sephora at the 
Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a theft 
report. A 32-year-old White female suspect concealed perfumes 
inside her purse and exited the store without making payment. 
A search of her property revealed she was in possession of a 
controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. She was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 


by Anne Donofrio-Holter

 The Arcadia and Monrovia Rotary Clubs have joined forces to build a sustainable garden at the Monrovia Boys and Girls Club. 
With funds donated by both clubs, along with a Rotary District 5300 Foundation Lefler grant, the project will enable children to grow 
fresh fruit and vegetables.

“I had heard in the news about hunger in the United States with numbers higher than many would expect, especially for children,” said 
Dr. Brad Miller, Arcadia Rotary past president. “Then after reading about community gardens sponsored by Rotary clubs, the idea came 

After failing to secure land for the garden in Arcadia, Maryann Lutz, Rotarian and mayor of Monrovia, suggested they try the Monrovia 
Boys and Girls Club. 

“Not so much serving the whole community, but serving a specific community, underprivileged kids,” said Miller. “John Wilson, CEO 
of Monrovia Boys and Girls Club, had initiated a community garden in a prior non-profit he was involved with. We connected and it 
was a natural fit.” 

According to Arcadia Rotary President Eric Barter, in just half a day, “with a little sweat and muscle from 25 Rotarians,” phase one of the 
project was completed which consisted of the construction of three planter boxes. 

“The Monrovia Rotary Club enjoyed working side by side with the Arcadia Rotary Club on this project. It was a day filled with laughter, 
hard work and fellowship,” said Monrovia Rotary Club President Julie Roybal. “We are all excited to see our work manifest to the 
betterment of the Boys and Girls Club and it will be wonderful to see the fruits of the kids’ harvest.” 

“I am pleased to see several organizations working together for the good of youth,” said Barter. “The City of Monrovia for allowing us 
to use the land and supporting the project, the Arcadia and Monrovia Rotary clubs working together, the Arcadia arboretum for their 
guidance on the raised bed design and Rotary District 5300 for helping us with the funding.” 

Phase two of the project is an irrigation system and phase three, a covering for the planter boxes. “Then the kids can start planting,” 
said Barter. “As Rotarians, these are the best projects - hands on. Together we can make a difference is the mantra for my year as 
president and this project is another fine example.”