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Mountain Views-News Saturday, June 1, 2013 

Monrovia Police Blotter



On Saturday, May 25, Mayor Mary Ann Lutz and Metro Gold Line Construction 
Authority CEO Habib Balian, pictured right, got a sneak peak of artist 
Chie Rie Tang's work for the new Monrovia Gold Line Station.

Approved as part of Monrovia's Endowment for the Arts program in 2006, 
this artwork includes tiles, glass and a large rock depicting the "water of life." 
Many of the tiles used for the station have been copied from batch elder tiles 
found in Monrovia homes.

The artwork will be displayed on and along the station platform, and willl 
be completely installed by 2015. Read more and view pictures of the artwork 

Highlighted Activity for the Weekend of May 23-26, 2013

Following are the weekend's highlighted issues and events. To see 
a complete listing of crimes reported, go to the City of Monrovia 
website and click on the crime mapping link. Sign up to follow us 
on Twitter for police notifications.

Commercial Burglary - One Suspect Arrested

May 23 at 1:54 p.m., a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain 
called to report a shoplifter in custody. Two suspects, a male 
and a female, entered the store, while a third suspect waited in 
a vehicle outside. The male suspect selected merchandise and 
handed it to the female, who then concealed the property inside 
her purse. The female suspect exited the store without paying for 
the merchandise. A loss prevention officer detained the female, 
but the male suspect was not located. The male suspect and the 
suspect waiting in the car fled the scene before police arrived. The 
female suspect was arrested for burglary and two outstanding 
warrants. A computer check revealed she is currently on parole 
for burglary and has two outstanding drug related warrants. The 
investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs / Possession of Marijuana 
- Suspect Arrested

May 24 at 12:16 a.m., an officer noticed a vehicle traveling north 
on Peck Road with a broken taillight, following too close to a vehicle, 
and changing lanes without signaling, so he conducted a 
traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle struck the curb while pulling 
over for the officer. When he approached the vehicle, he noticed 
the driver appeared to be under the influence of drugs. The 
officer conducted a DUI investigation and subsequently arrested 
the driver for DUI. During a search of the vehicle, he located a 
useable amount of marijuana in the vehicle.


May 25 at 12:06 a.m., an officer responded to the report of vandalism 
in the 700 block of California. The victim parked his Chevy 
Tahoe in an alley. Suspect(s) in a white, two-door vehicle, possibly 
a Honda, drove by the Tahoe and struck the vehicle with a baseball 
bat. The Tahoe was hit two times within a 30 minute period. The 
investigation is continuing.

Warrant - Suspect Arrested

May 25 at 10:24 a.m., officers responded to a report of a suspicious 
vehicle in the area of Primrose and Pomona. Upon arrival, 
they located a converted school bus, now being used as a motor 
home, with several subjects inside. Officers contacted the subjects 
and determined one of them had an outstanding warrant for petty 
theft. The subject was taken into custody for the warrant.

Resisting and Delaying a Peace Officer by Means of Threats - Suspect 

May 25 at 1:42 p.m., officers were completing a call and, as the last 
officer drove away, two subjects from the incident began yelling 
obscenities at the officer. One of the subjects chased the officer's 
police vehicle on foot, while yelling and challenging the officer to 
fight. The officer approached a stop sign, approximately 300 feet 
away from the original call, and saw the subject was still chasing 
and challenging him, and was now approaching his patrol vehicle. 

The officer positioned his vehicle several feet away from the subject, 
requested backup, and exited his vehicle to deal with the subject. 
The subject continued running towards the officer, threatening 
to fight him. The officer drew his Taser and the subject stopped. 
The suspect was arrested for resisting and delaying a peace officer 
by means of threats. 

Driving Under the Influence / Obstructing and Delaying a Peace 
Officer - Suspects Arrested

May 26 at 3:10 p.m., an officer on patrol noticed that a vehicle 
traveling south on Myrtle almost struck a detour sign, so he conducted 
a traffic stop on the vehicle. The female driver appeared to 
be under the influence. The male passenger exited the vehicle and 
became argumentative with the officer and removed his t-shirt. 
The officer requested backup and removed his Taser. The suspect 
told the officer to go ahead and Tase him, but when he saw assisting 
officers approaching, he placed his hands behind his back. 
He was arrested for obstructing and delaying an officer without 
further incident. 

The officer then completed his investigation on the female driver 
and determined she was driving under the influence; she was arrested. 
The passenger later admitted that he thought if he was arrested, 
it would distract the officer away from the DUI driver, his 

Critical Missing Located

May 26 at 6:40 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 400 
block of West Huntington regarding a missing person. A 65-year-
old male was shopping with his family at the business and he became 
bored and wanted to go home. His family told him to wait 
by the door and they would be out soon. When the family was 
ready to leave they could not find him. They looked all over the 
store and then called police. Officers responded and searched the 
area, put out a missing person's flyer, and contacted surrounding 
agencies. Just after 8:00 p.m., the family called and said he had returned 
home. The man had walked home from the store in Monrovia 
to his home in Rosemead.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered

May 27 at 2:13 a.m., an officer on patrol in the 3300 block of South 
Peck Road observed a white van parked on the street. He ran a 
computer check on the van and found it was reported stolen out 
of Pico Rivera. The van was recovered.


 Old Town Monrovia is competing for a facelift – including paint for 
façades, porches, railings, shutters and other exterior building trims – against 
100 cities across the country.

 The City of Monrovia has been nominated as a participant in Benjamin 
Moore's biggest initiative ever to revitalize communities across North America... 
“Main Street Matters.”

Cast your vote online for which 20 Main Streets should be revitalized at www. Vote every day until June 30, 2013.

Mayor Mary Ann Lutz and Metro Gold Line 

Construction Authority CEO Habib Balian


The Monrovia Public Library will host this timely workshop on 
Wednesday, June 26 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Community 
Room. The Library is located at 321 S. Myrtle Avenue in 
Monrovia’s Library Park.

Thorsten Hoins provided a guide to creating a personal branding 
statement in his June 19 Brown Bag Workshop. For job searchers, 
this personal brand is your unique selling proposition and 
your job search mission statement – highlighting what employers 

Bring a copy of your resume and learn how to incorporate your 
unique selling proposition in a resume that lands interviews. 

All attendees receive an annotated webliography of resources and 
a list of suggested print resources in the Monrovia Public Library.

Registration is encouraged. Visit 
and click on the calendar icon. Click on the event to sign up. No 
Internet? Stop by the Adult Reference Desk or call 626-256-8274, 
Walk-ins welcome.

Wednesday, June 26

Library Community Room 

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 



Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl

Come celebrate one of the most talked about highlights of the 
upcoming summer! Join the Arcadia Recreation and Community 
Services Department as we kick off the 2013 summer season with 
our annual adult excursion to the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, 
June 22, 2013 from 6-11:30pm. Enjoy an evening with the brilliant 
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, special celebrity guests and a 
spectacular fireworks finale! Invite a few friends and bring a basket 
of picnic delights for a captivating evening of entertainment! 
Tickets are $40.00 and are on sale now online, by mail, walk-in 
or fax-in. 

Tickets will be available for early pick up beginning Monday, June 
17 from 8am to 9pm in the Community Center and continuing 
through Friday, June 21 until 5pm. Participants can only receive 
tickets with a receipt or a proper ID. On the night of the event, 
Saturday, June 22, participants should meet at the Arcadia County 
Park parking lot near the fountain located at Huntington Drive 
and Santa Anita Ave at 6pm. 

Go to the City of Arcadia’s website:, to 
download the registration form or stop by the office, 375 Campus 
Drive. For more information please call 626.574.5113!



The Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia is a 
long distance, mass start cycling 
event. Gran Fondos are annual traditions 
in Italy and participation is 
open to recreational and amateur 

On Sunday, June 2, watch as the 
Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia rides 
through Monrovia along Foothill 
Boulevard from 5th Avenue to 
Mountain Avenue and Royal Oaks 
Avenue. Cheer on 1,200 riders from 7:45 to 9:45am as they raise 
money for the Wounded Warriors project.

For more information, visit their website: http://www.granfondogiroditalia.


Swazzle Puppets will be presenting a Dinner Theatre puppet 
show on Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. The whole family is invited 
to join us for a comic retelling of the classic Aesop’s Fable, The 
Grasshopper and the Ants located at the Rotary Club Bandshell 
in Library Park. The show features handcrafted puppets, hand 
painted scenery, and audience participation. Bring your dinner, 
a blanket and/or chair to sit in the park and watch a wonderful 
show for the entire family. 

Stop by the Youth Reference Desk, call (626) 256-8274, or visit for more information. The 
Rotary Club Bandshell is located at 321 South Myrtle Avenue, 
in Old Town Monrovia’s Library Park. 

Thursday, June 6 6:30 p.m.

Rotary Club Bandshell in Library Park Free



That's right- it's back! From 10am - 2pm on 
Myrtle Avenue, shop for fresh produce at 
the Sunday morning Farmers' Market in Old 
Town Monrovia.