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Mountain Views-News Saturday, May 18, 2013 


Suspect Shoots at Police

Pasadena Police officers 
responded last week to the 600 
block of Summit at 11:00 a.m. 
Friday regarding a subject who 
was threating to kill himself 
and had fired several shots. The 
first officers on scene attempted 
to contact the suspect when 
he fired several shots at them. 
The officers, although justified 
to use lethal force, secured 
tactical positions and called 
for assistance while monitoring 
the suspect. Several additional 
officers arrived, including 
SWAT personnel, the area was 
contained and evacuations were 

 Officers attempted to negotiate 
with the still armed suspect. 
The suspect failed to comply 
with SWAT officers, which led 
to the use of a diversionary 
device. Following the use of the 
diversionary device, the suspect 
immediately discarded his 
firearm; however, he remained 
uncooperative and in close 
proximity to his pistol. SWAT 
officers deployed a second 
diversionary device and the 
suspect surrendered without 
further incident. The suspect 
was later transported to a 
local area hospital for medical 
evaluation. No other persons 
were injured. 

 Pasadena Police Detectives 
responded to the scene and 
notified the Los Angeles 
County District Attorney’s 
Office – Crimes Against 
Police Officers (CAPO). 
Representatives from CAPO 
responded to the scene and will 
assist with the investigation 
given the nature of the incident 
(attempted murder of a police 
officer). The victim officers 
demonstrated tremendous 
courage and restraint given the 
circumstances of this incident. 
SWAT officers underscore 
the value of superior tactics, 
weapons and team work, which 
frankly offered the suspect few 

 Taken into custody 
after brief standoff

Cyclists Ditch Their Cars for the Day 

 Police released the image 
of a woman Thursday 
wanted in connection with 
an assault at a local Target 
store last month in which 
she allegedly tried to claw 
the eyes of the victim’s face.

 According to police, at 
about 7:40 p.m. April 25, 
an altercation occurred 
at a Target store, 777 E. 
Colorado Blvd, in which, 
the female adult victim 
confronted the suspect 
for cutting the line at the 
customer service desk. 

 The suspect called the 
victim a derogatory name 
in Spanish and the victim 
repeated the comment back 
to the suspect according 
to police. The suspect 
then dropped her purse 
and bag and grabbed the 
victim’s face and clawed at 
her eyes. The victim held 
on to the suspect until an 
employee intervened. The 
suspect then picked up her 
belongings and ran out the 
exit door. The above picture 
was captured as the suspect 
was exiting the store.

 The suspect was described 
as a female Hispanic, 
approx. 30-35 years 
old, 5-04, 140 lbs., long 
wavy brown hair, light 
complexion, wearing khaki 
pants, and a blue collared 
shirt with an unknown logo 
on the left chest area.

 Police say she may have 
driven away in a late model 
dark blue Jeep Cherokee.

 Anyone with information 
is asked to call Pasadena 
police detectives at (626) 

By Dean Lee

 Over 200 cyclists stopped 
by city hall early Thursday 
morning, some to get their 
bicycles tuned up, some to have 
their bikes registered with local 
police or just to grab a snack on 
the way to work, all part of this 
year’s Bike-To-Work Day. 

 This was the city’s eighth year 
participating in the national 
event, Pasadena Transportation 
Administrator, Mark Yamarone, 

 “We had two local bike shops, 
that are great partners with us, 
Incycle and Pasadena Cyclery,” 
Yamarone, said. “They come 
out each year and setup a tent 
and do minor tune-ups, adjust 
brakes and gears, stuff like that.

Yamarone said, new this year, 
was a bike valet parking.

 “We parked about 100 bikes 
making it more convenient for 
those commuting in,” he said 
also saying that Fuller Seminary 
brought in a number of baked 
goods for cyclists to eat.

 Yamarone explained that 
the efforts to get cyclists out 
were also part of the city’s 
sustainability projects.

“The city has a guiding principle 
in our general plan of Pasadena 
being a city where you can 
circulate without a car,” he 
said. “It’s events like this that 
get people that may not bike 
everyday out riding in a group, 
riding to try it with support, is 
really important.”

 Yamarone also said the city 
is finishing up on a bicycle 
transportation plan set to go 
before a vote of the city council 
in June.

 “That lays out a whole network 
of bike facilities that range from 
bike lanes to bike boulevards,”

Police Take in Hundreds 
of Guns in Buyback 


Annual Family Fun Day 

at La Pintoresca Park

Sunday, May 5th 

Between 6:30 PM and 11:00 AM 
(Monday) – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 200-blk of W. 
Acacia St. Loss: car stereo. 

9:32 AM – Suspect Jose Soto, 
(male/32 yrs.) of Pasadena 
was arrested in the 2300-blk of 
Glenrose Ave. for being a felon 
in possession of a gun. 

12:45 PM – Suspect Ramon 
Hernandez (male/31 yrs.) 
was arrested in the 500 block 
of Crosby St. for violating a 
domestic violence restraining 

2:38 PM – Suspect Stanley Ludd 
(male/61 yrs.) was arrested 
in the 900 block of Lake Ave., 
for possession of narcotics 
paraphernalia and for an 
outstanding warrant. 

7:21 PM – Suspect Damon 
Caldwell (male/47) was arrested 
at “RJ’s Liquor” on Woodbury 
Rd. for being drunk in public 
after causing a disturbance at 
the location. 

Monday, May 6th 

7:13 AM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 
4100-blk of Canyon Crest Rd. 
***Vehicle was recovered by 
LAPD Hollywood on 5/10/13*** 

Between 9:00 PM and 6:00 
AM (Tuesday) – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 1300-
blk of New York Dr. Loss: 
construction tools. 

Tuesday, May 8th 

A 15 year old suspect was 
arrested for vandalism after 
breaking a window in the 2900 
block of El Nido dr. (Group 

Thursday, May 9th 

Between 1:00 AM and 6:00 
AM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 300-blk of Laun 
St. Suspects unknown broke the 
vehicle’s driver’s side window. 

Between 9:45 AM and 10:50 
AM – A residential burglary 
occurred in the 1700-blk of E. 
Mendocino St. Loss: checks and 
jewelry. ***Possible suspect(s) 
driving a mustard colored cargo 

Friday, May 10th 

Between 1:00 AM and 7:00 AM 
– A vandalism occurred in the 
1400-blk of Crest Dr. Suspects 
unknown bent a front gate, 
possibly by kicking it open. 

9:36 PM – Suspect Zachary 
Ward (male/22 yrs.) of Altadena 
was arrested for battery on a 
peace officer. 

Saturday, May 11th 

1:57 PM – Suspect Gevork 
Jabakchurian, 30 yrs, of 
Pasadena was arrested at the 
Bank of America, 2345 N. Lake 
Ave. for grand theft, burglary, 
and check forgery.

Pasadena police say they 
collected over a hundred 
guns, including handguns, 
rifles and shotguns during 
Saturday’s first gun buyback 
program aimed at getting 
guns off the streets in 
response to gun related 
violence in the last few 

Those that turned over 
firearms were given $50 for 
a non-working gun, $100 
for working handguns and 
$200 for rifles or shotguns. 
Officers said they also took 
in a number of toy guns and 
BB gun but did not say if the 
owners were rewarded.

The program ran from 11 
a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the 
Pasadena police station, 207 
N. Garfield Ave. 

During the buyback police 
also held a Peace Source Fair, 
in which, civic, community 
and religious leaders shared 
insight into on-going efforts 
to reduce violence in our 

 Pasadena’s 19th Annual Family 
Fun Day and Resource Fair will 
again take place from 11:00 
a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, May 
25, at La Pintoresca Park, 45 E. 
Washington Blvd. 

 Free entertainment, face 
painting, arts and crafts, 
balloon bounces, and tasty food 
for sale are some of the many 
activities planned! Families can 
also participate in our Fitness 
Zone activities to help them 
move toward an active and 
healthier lifestyle with fitness 
zone challenges, basketball 
tournament, skating, water 
splash park, and a “Move Your 
Body” dance-off.

 This year’s festivities have a 
special emphasis supporting 
First Lady Michelle Obama’s 
“Let’s Move” campaign which 
advocates for communities and 
families to engage in physical 
activities and live a healthier 

 The annual resource fair will 
bring together more than 20 
agencies to showcase some 
of Pasadena’s best resources 
including information on 
recreation, library, health, and 
non-profit services offered at 
low or no cost to residents. 

 “Family Fun Day is an 
opportunity for Pasadena 
residents to come together 
as neighbors and friends 
to reinforce community 
connections, enjoy the day’s 
festivities and experience how 
parks, libraries and non-profit 
organizations come together 
to make life better,” Pasadena 
Human Services Director 
Mercy Santoro said. 

 This popular and free event 
is sponsored by the Pasadena 
Human Services and Recreation 
Department, the Pasadena 
Public Library, the Armory 
Center for the Arts, Alkebu-
lan Cultural Center and the 
Northwest Programs Division 
of the City Manager’s Office.

For more information regarding 
this event please contact Yuriko 
Montes at (626) 345-0708 or

Ralph Story Service Award 
Presented To Krista Goguen

Pasadena City College Associate 
Professor Krista Goguen 
has been honored with the 
prestigious Ralph Story Service 
Award. This award is presented 
annually to an outstanding 
faculty member at PCC who has 
made significant contributions 
to the field of education, the 
college, and the community.

“It is a privilege to work at 
PCC, and certainly an honor 
to win the Ralph Story Award,” 
Goguen said.

Goguen started at PCC as an 
adjunct librarian in 1996.

“It is gratifying to receive an 
award for my activities at PCC 
and with the local schools,” she 
said. “I don’t think my work is 
exceptional—there are so many 
hardworking people at PCC.”

Pet of the 

A Noise Within (ANW), 
the highly regarded classical 
repertory theatre company, 
announces acting, production 
and theatre management 
internships for the fall season. 
The program, which begins 
August 5, 2013, is open to all 
aspiring professional artists 
but geared toward actors 
looking for classical training to 
jumpstart a professional career 
or to prepare for graduate work 
in theatre. 

 Acting Interns perform, 
understudy, and crew during 
ANW’s fall season as they 
simultaneously undergo more 
than 90+ hours of intensive 
acting and technical training 
with ANW’s famed resident 
artists and teachers. Each 
acting intern is cast in a 
supporting role in one or more 
plays during the repertory 
season. Course topics include 
acting Shakespeare, speech, 
textual analysis and scansion, 
and scene study with the 20-
week internship culminating in 
a scene performance night with 
an invited audience of industry 

 Production and Theatre 
Management Interns 
participate in a 15-week 
program featuring one-on-
one partnerships with ANW’s 
acclaimed directors, designers 
and creative artists in costume 
design, directing, lighting 
design, props, set design, sound, 
stage management or theatre 

 A Noise Within, led by 
Producing Artistic Directors 
Geoff Elliott and Julia 
Rodriguez-Elliott, is the only 
year-round classical repertory 
company in Southern California 
and one of only a handful in 
the entire country dedicated 
solely to producing classical 
dramatic literature in the 
repertory tradition of rotating 
productions with a resident 
company of professional artists.

 The company has presented 
more than 140 plays from the 
classics of world literature, 
each season producing works 
from authors ranging from 
Shakespeare and Molière to 
Ibsen, O’Neill and Shaw to 
Miller and Williams. 

 The application deadline is 
July 19. Acting Interns pay a 
$550 class tuition fee. A limited 
number of scholarships are 
available. Admission to the 
Acting Internship program 
is by audition; admission to 
the Production Internship 
program is by interview and 
portfolio/resume review. 
Applicants may apply online at 
Acting applicants must submit 
a headshot, acting resume and 
a $50.00 application fee, which 
is applied towards tuition 
upon acceptance. There is no 
application fee for production 
or theatre management 
internships. For more 
information, please call 626-

A Noise 
and Theatre 

 Emma is a four-year-old, 
blue and white pit bull mix. 
She’s very well-behaved 
and loves to snuggle. She 
earned her Blue Ribbon so 
she knows her sit, down and 
stay commands!

 Emma’s adoption fee is 
$100, which includes her 
spay surgery, a microchip, 
the first set of vaccinations, 
as well as a free follow-
up health check at a 
participating vet. New 
adopters will receive 
complimentary health and 
wellness exam from VCA 
Animal Hospitals, as well 
as a goody bag filled with 
information on how to 
care for your pet. Ask an 
adoptions counselor for 
more information during 
your visit 

 Call the Pasadena 
Humane Society & SPCA at 
626.792.7151 to ask about 
A323758, or visit at 361 S. 
Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. 
Adoption hours are 11-4 
Sunday, 9-5 Tuesday –
Friday, 9-4 Saturday. Pets 
may not be available for 
adoption and cannot be 
held for potential adopters 
from phone calls or email. 
Directions and photos of all 
pets can be found at www.

Krista Goguen

Altadena Deputies to Run in 
Annual Memorial Torch Run 

Deadline Is July 19


 Altadena deputies, families 
and friends will pick up the 
torch from Crescenta Valley 
Station and run into Altadena 
at approximately 2:00 pm, on 
Sunday, May 19. The Memorial 
Torch will run its final leg 
through Altadena to the 
Altadena Sheriff’s Station. The 
public is invited to cheer on 
the runners as they make their 
way north at Woodbury Road 
north onto N. Windsor Ave. 
and then east on Ventura St., 
north bound on Casitas Ave. 
to Altadena Dr. and then east 
bound to the Altadena Sheriff’s 

 This three-day relay run 
consists of 59 legs, each 
approximately 4 to 10 miles 
in length, totaling 339 miles 
overall. Over 2,000 runners, 
most of whom are peace officers 
who run during their off duty 
time to honor the lives of the 
fallen. The relay run began 
Friday morning, at the Sherman 
Block Sheriff’s Headquarters 
Building in Monterey Park and 
travels to each mainland Los 
Angeles County Sheriff’s patrol 
station, ending at our very own 
Altadena Sheriff Station. Sheriff 
Lee Baca commemorates the 
event by leading the first leg of 
the run. 

 This is a special way to honor 
law enforcement and it is 
open to the public. This year’s 
Memorial Torch Relay Run 
honors the following officers: 

 Deputy Constable Charles A. 
De Moranville, Los Angeles 
County Sheriff’s Department, 
died on January 4, 1909, 

 Chief Henry P. Tracy, Pomona 
Police Department, died on 
May 3, 1915. 

 Deputy Harry S. Guard, 
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s 
Department, died on March 20, 
1919, Deputy 

 Deputy Sheriff Emma Benson, 
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s 
Department, died on March 20, 

 The memorial torch that the 
runners carry along the course 
will ultimately be used by Los 
Angeles County Sheriff Lee 
Baca to light the ceremonial 
flame at 10AM on Wednesday, 
May 29, 2013, at the Los 
Angeles County Peace Officers’ 
Memorial Wall at the STARS 
Center. The flame will be ignited 
in tribute to the fallen officers. 
The Sheriff’s Training Academy 
and Regional Services Center 
(STARS Center) is located at 
11515 S. Colima Rd, Whittier, 
CA 90604. The public is invited 

Wasted; L.A.’s 
Food Excess

 Monday, 7:00 p.m. at The 
Crawford Family Forum 
474 South Raymond Ave 
explore how food industry, 
community, policy, and 
individual efforts to both share 
and reduce the “extra” might 
move Los Angeles toward a 
more food-secure future.