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Arcadia Police Blotter


By Joan Schmidt

For the period of Sunday, May 19th, through Saturday, May 25th, the 
Police Department responded to 1,078 calls for service of which 116 
required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of 
the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, May 19:

1. At approximately 2:07 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic 
stop on a vehicle for expired registration in the area of Peck Road 
and Clark Street. The officer observed a fraudulent registration 
sticker on the vehicle’s license plate. The 34-year-old Hispanic male 
was cited, released in the field, and his vehicle was impounded. 
2. Just after 2:50 p.m., an officer responded to First Avenue 
Salon, 10 North First Avenue, in regards to a theft report. A female 
suspect received a hair treatment valued at $250 and left the location 
without making payment. The suspect is described as Hispanic, 
approximately 24-years-old, 5’6” tall, 150 lbs., with brown hair 
and brown eyes, wearing a peach-colored top, blue jeans, and gold 
sandals. She can be recognized if seen again. 

Monday, May 20:

3. Around 2:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1200 
block of Lovell Avenue in regards to an auto burglary report. 
Unknown suspect(s) smashed the victim’s rear passenger window 
and stole her stereo and laptop. No evidence was left behind and no 
witnesses were located.
4. Between 9:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., unknown suspect(s) 
forced open a window to a residence in the 600 block of East 
Norman Avenue, causing the alarm to activate. The suspect(s) fled 
prior to the officer’s arrival and the interior of the home appeared 
undisturbed. No fingerprints were located. 

Tuesday, May 21:

5. At about 2:52 p.m., an officer responded to Denny’s, 7 
East Huntington Drive, in reference to a disturbance. The officer 
discovered an intoxicated subject was unable to care for himself 
and a records check revealed he had two outstanding misdemeanor 
warrants. The 35-year-old White male was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
6. At approximately 6:51 p.m., an officer was dispatched to 
Sephora at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in 
regards to a theft report. Two 14-year-old Asian female suspects 
concealed merchandise inside used shopping bags and exited the 
store without making payment. While in custody of store personnel, 
one of the suspects cut herself with a razor blade and made suicidal 
comments. She was transported to the Arcadia Methodist Hospital 
for evaluation and treatment. The other suspect was transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking and later released to her 
grandfather. An investigation revealed the juveniles stole from a 
total of ten stores.

Wednesday, May 22:

7. At roughly 9:10 a.m., officers responded to a residence 
in the 200 block of West Lemon Avenue to conduct follow-up 
on reports of the location being used as a maternity home. Upon 
contact with one of the residents, the officer discovered she was in 
possession of a fraudulent driver’s license. The 26-year-old Chinese 
female was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 
8. Just after 1:40 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1000 
block of Sunset Boulevard in regards to a domestic violence report. 
A female subject hit her husband numerous times in the face and 
body, resulting in visible injuries. The 53-year-old Asian female was 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Thursday, May 23:

9. Around 6:30 a.m., an officer responded to Chevron, 
102 East Huntington Drive, in regards to a robbery that had just 
occurred. The suspect pushed the victim to the ground, took his 
beer, and fled the location on foot. The 35-year-old White male 
was located in the 000 block of East La Porte Street, arrested, and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
10. At approximately 6:12 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a 
traffic collision on Santa Clara Street, at Front Street. As party-one 
exited a driveway, she attempted a right turn onto eastbound Santa 
Clara Street and collided into a bicyclist traveling westbound. The 
officer determined the bicyclist caused the collision by traveling in 
the wrong direction, and he was not wearing a helmet. No injuries 
were reported. 

Friday, May 24: 

11. At about 10:19 a.m., an officer responded to the area of 
Gilpin Way and Live Oak Avenue in regards to a dispute. Upon 
contact with the suspect, the officer discovered she was under the 
influence of a controlled substance. The 38-year-old White female 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
12. Just after 7:00 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop 
on a vehicle for an unsecured license plate on Arcadia Avenue 
at Sunset Avenue. The officer discovered the passenger was 
intoxicated and unable to care for himself. Meanwhile, the driver 
refused to comply with the officer’s instructions and delayed the 
investigation. A records check revealed the 28-year-old males 
each had multiple outstanding warrants. They were arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Saturday, May 25:

13. Around 1:25 a.m., officers conducting DUI patrol stopped 
a vehicle for a broken tail light on Main Street at Fourth Avenue 
in Alhambra. Upon contact with the 35-year-old Hispanic female 
driver, the officer detected an odor of alcohol emitting from 
inside the vehicle. An investigation revealed the driver and two 
passengers were intoxicated. One of the passengers, a 41-year-old 
Hispanic female, was also in possession of a controlled substance 
and drug paraphernalia while the other passenger, a 37-year-old 
Hispanic male, had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. All 
three subjects were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City 
Jail for booking. 
14. Before 2:45 p.m., an officer was flagged down by an 
employee at Jiffy Lube, 5 West Huntington Drive, who explained 
he was just attacked by a customer. The suspect became upset 
after learning there was a short wait and punched the victim with 
his left forearm. The suspect fled in a black Chevrolet Suburban 
and the victim recorded the license plate. The suspect is described 
as a White male, approximately 45-years-old, 5’7” tall, 240 lbs., 
wearing a grey t-shirt and blue jeans. 

 Perhaps this article should be titled, “The Los Angeles Archdiocese Makes A Mistake Again”. That would be putting it MILDLY 
according to many parishioners and parents.

 I suppose the problem began with Monsignor Hawkes and his control over the Archdiocese finances. (Harriet Ryan’s article “A 
posthumous fall from grace” in the L.A. Times is a must-read about Hawkes and a more serious issue. However this article goes into 
depth about how the financial dilemma with schools/parishes began) People can argue that the vast number of schools provided a great 
education. However by 1987, the archdiocese’s 
massive construction resulted into a $27 million 
debt! Ms. Ryan also explains that “Hawks’ solution 
was to turn the chancery into a sort of bank for all 
the parishes…allowed the Church to use money 
from wealthy congregations to the poor parishes.”

 For MANY years, I wondered why we 
were asked to contribute to the “Together in 
Mission” drive. (“Together in Mission” is an 
annual fund drive which ALL Parishes MUST 
give a certain amount to the Archdiocese to help 
schools in need) After being on an Accreditation 
Team for San Antonio de Padua School in Boyle 
Heights, I changed my opinion. It was such a great 
school and all the parents were so grateful for the 
education their children were receiving. However, 
San Antonio de Padua DID close eventually 
because of financial difficulties. Then about five 
years ago, I heard our school was in the red, yet 
Annunciation Parish had to give $55,000 to the 
“Together in Mission”! Many old parishioners 
were angry and thought, “Why is the Archdiocese 
getting $55,000 if we’re in the red?” (Currently it is 
down to $40,000+)

 The second nail in the coffin to Annunciation occurred in 2010. Immaculate Conception in Monrovia also had a low enrollment. 
(They had a little over 100, yet Annunciation had 160+) Their school should have closed, and their parents would have put them into our 
school. Annunciation has a beautiful large field for sports and is much more assessable. (Have you ever tried Huntington Drive in the 
mornings?) But in their wisdom, the Archdiocese insisted on merging the two schools. Okay, everyone accepted that, but here comes the 
stupidity. They insisted on keeping TWO campuses open. Can you imagine how much money that cost? From day one, I knew it was a 
mistake. So many parents pulled their kids from Annunciation School. They told me, “I am not running a taxi service…I don’t have time 
to drop my kids off at two different campuses before I go to work.”

 A few weeks ago, Father Eugene, Pastor of Annunciation, wrote a letter to parishioners. In it, he explained that the Annunciation 
Campus would not be used, and all classes would be at the Immaculate Conception site. I already know of five students who had attended 
Annunciation EIGHT years, GradeK-7. But they are going elsewhere for eighth grade. Immaculate Conception has no field. How Can 
they do soccer, track, etc.? It is a very sad situation. Once again, the Archdiocese has blundered.


ARCADIA – Continuing a vital public-private partnership, the 
Board of Supervisors approved a 20-year agreement with the Los 
Angeles County Arboretum Foundation for the operation of the 
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

Effective July 1, 2013, the agreement enhances operations at the 
127-acre historical garden and botanic garden famed for its colorful 
displays of plants from all over the world -- including a number 
of rare and endangered species. 

Located at 301 North Baldwin Avenue in Arcadia, the Arboretum 
is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the grounds closing 
promptly at 5 p.m. The facility offers tram tours and frequently 
hosts special events. For more information, go online to www.arboretum.
org or call (626) 821-3222.



May 30, 2013 — Community members with ideas or concerns 
about programs and services needed by low-income families in 
Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, Monrovia, Arcadia, Duarte, 
Sierra Madre or Bradbury are invite to share them at one of two 
evening Public Forums for Community Needs Assessment hosted 
by Foothill Unity Center.

 The first forum will be held Tuesday, June 4, at the Center’s Monrovia 
location, 415 W. Chestnut Ave. The second will be on Thursday, 
June 6, at the organization’s Pasadena headquarters, 191 N. 
Oak. Both events are from 5 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be 

 Information gathered at the forums will be considered in planning 
federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG ) funding 
requests for services and programs in 2014 and 2015. Foothill 
Unity Center is eligible for these funds as the Community Action 
Agency (CAA) for the Foothill Area.

 For more information call Barbara at the Center, (626) 358-3486.

About Foothill Unity Center 

Foothill Unity Center, Inc., has been serving low-income families 
and those in crisis for over 32 years. Founded in 1980 in a 
church closet to provide food to a few hungry families, the Center 
has become the major source of food, health services and crisis 
assistance for over 4,000 low-income families in its service area: 
Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, 
Monrovia, Duarte, Azusa, Baldwin Park and Irwindale. In 1991, 
the organization was incorporated. 
In 2008, it was federally designated 
the Community Action 
Agency for the Foothill Area.

The Center acts as a lifeline for 
very low income individuals and 
families who are struggling to 
survive. Clients are often unemployed, 
employed at wages too 
low to provide for their families, 
on welfare, or facing a temporary 
crisis. It also serves seniors, 
homeless, disabled, emancipated 
foster youth, victims of domestic 
violence, and students on limited 
incomes. 41% of its clients are 



Chubby Checker, Ben E. King, and Jay and the Americans

To Perform at the 21st Annual Family Music Festival

ARCADIA -- Ready to do the twist? Bring the whole family to an 
outdoor concert featuring Chubby Checker (“The Twist,” “Limbo 
Rock’), Ben E. King (“Stand By Me,” “Spanish Harlem”) and Jay 
And The Americans (“This Magic Moment,” “Some Enchanted 

The 21st Annual Family Music Festival will be afternoon of music, 
entertainment and memories for all ages. 

When: Sunday, June 23, 2013

 Gates open at 2 pm; Concert begins at 4 pm 

Where: LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden 

 301 N. Baldwin Ave.

 Arcadia, CA 91006 

Admission: $20 general public, $14 for members of the Arboretum, 
Descanso Gardens, South Coast Botanic Garden and Virginia 
Robinson Gardens; Children under 12 free and must be accompanied 
by an adult.

Parking: $10 for the Arboretum lot; $6 for parking at Santa Anita 
where free shuttles will be operating to and from the Arboretum.


 Get out of the heat and into 
the pool! The Recreation and 
Community Services Summer 
Swimming Program will 
be open for lessons and open 
swim at the Arcadia High 
School Pool, 180 Campus 
Drive in Arcadia starting Saturday, 
June 15, 2013. For open 
swim the pool will open at 
1pm and close at 5pm. Walk-
in, fax-in and online registration 
are now underway for 
Session I (June 17-28) swim 
lessons only by logging onto 

For Session II (July 1-12) online 
registration for Arcadia 
residents begins June 21st. 
Walk-in registration for everyone 
begins June 24th at 
the Recreation Department 
located at 375 Campus Drive. 
No class on July 4, 2013. For 
more information regarding 
swim classes and the online 
and walk-in registration dates 
for Sessions 3-5, please call 



SUMMER 2013 

Pick up the latest copy of “The 
Peacock Buzz” to find out what 
is going on in the City of Arcadia! 
Copies are available at 
the City of Arcadia Recreation 
Office, Library and City Hall 
or by going to the city website 
at under 
the Recreation and Community 
Services Department.

 Registration for classes and 
activities has begun by walking 
in, mailing, faxing or 
by going on line at www.! Summer activities 
fill up quickly so get 
your registration requests in 
to assure your spot! For new 
registrants, please remember 
to include your proof of residency/ 
child’s birth with your 
forms and on-line submittals. 
This information is required 
and will delay the process if 
not provided. 

 For questions and on-line 
Log-in ID information for active 
accounts, please contact 
the Recreation Department at 

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