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Mountain Views-News Saturday, June 15, 2013 

Arcadia Police Blotter



On June 13, 2013, at 
approximately 11:44 PM, the 
Arcadia Police Department 
received a call of a robbery 
that took place at a residence 
located in the 500 block of 
east Norman Avenue. When 
the officers arrived at the 
residence, it was confirmed 
that a home invasion 
robbery had occurred. 
There were initially two 
victims at the residence who 
were tied up and blindfolded 
as the suspects ransacked 
the home. Three additional 
victims arrived home at 
the residence while the 
crime was in progress and 
they too were tied up and 

Two of the five victims 
were males and they were 
struck by the suspects. They 
sustained minor injuries. 
They were treated at the 
scene by the Arcadia Fire 
Department paramedics. 
The female victims were not 
harmed. All of the victims 
are adults.

Based on the preliminary 
investigation, there were 
five suspects and at least one 
suspect was armed with a 
handgun. The suspects fled 
with the victims’ passports, 
personal electronic devices, 
laptops, jewelry and cash. 
The suspects also took the 
victims’ car keys; however, 
their vehicles were not 

The case is currently under 
investigation. Anyone 
with information on this 
incident is encouraged 
to contact the Arcadia 
Police Department at (626) 
574-5150, case #13-2781. 
You can also submit crime 
tips and information via 
text, phone, or web to LA 
Regional Crime Stoppers, 
800-222-TIPS (8477). 

For the period of Sunday, June 2nd, through Saturday, June 8th, the Police 
Department responded to 962 calls for service of which 134 required formal 
investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents 
handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, June 2:

1. Around 9:00 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the Arcadia Police 
Department front counter regarding a theft report. While the victim 
was walking around the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, 
unknown suspect(s) stole her cell phone from inside her purse. When 
the victim called the phone, a female subject answered and explained she 
would return the phone in exchange for $200. The victim declined the 
suspect’s request and reported her phone stolen. 
2. Just after 8:00 p.m., an officer responded to 24-Hour Fitness, 
125 North First Avenue, in reference to a battery report. While inside 
the sauna, the victim asked another subject to lower her music because it 
was too loud. Shortly after, the subject became upset, punched the victim 
in the chest, and fled the location. The suspect is described as Hispanic, 
approximately 23-years-old, 135 lbs., with black hair, wearing a grey 
t-shirt and black pants. She can be identified if seen again. 

Monday, June 3:

3. At approximately 1:23 p.m., an officer responded to Citibank, 
100 South First Avenue, in regards to a silent robbery alarm. Officers 
confirmed an attempted robbery had just occurred and conducted an 
area check for the male suspect, but he was not located. An investigation 
revealed the suspect entered the location holding a black cassette case 
with D-cell batteries attached to the bottom, which he claimed was a 
bomb. The suspect demanded money from a bank teller and stated he 
was forced to commit the robbery by someone outside who was also in 
possession of the trigger. Due to the teller’s slow pace, the suspect fled 
the location without obtaining any money. The suspect is described as 
a White, 23 to 30-years-old, with blond hair, wearing a red sweater and 
khaki shorts. Further investigation is being conducted by the Detective 
Bureau and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 
4. Just after 9:10 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in 
the 600 block of Rosemarie Drive in regards to a disturbance between 
a landlord and tenants. The tenants became upset after the landlord 
attempted to rent out a portion of the home to another family. The 
officer discovered the location is being used as a birthing home. Further 
investigation is being conducted by the Special Investigations Detective. 

Tuesday, June 4:

5. At about 00:29 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Arcadia Fire 
Station 106, 630 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a welfare check 
on two subjects who were sitting on a nearby curb for several hours. 
The officer discovered the 28-year-old Hispanic female subject and her 
3-year-old son had been reported missing. The mother was under the 
influence of a controlled substance, had an outstanding misdemeanor 
warrant, and neglected to feed or bathe her son. She was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking, and the juvenile was 
taken into protective custody by the Department of Child and Family 
6. At roughly 8:50 a.m., an officer responded to CVS, 188 Las 
Tunas Drive, in regards to a suspicious subject inside the store. The 
subject had been inside the store for an extended period, but had not 
purchased anything. The officer made contact with the subject and 
discovered he was in possession of drug paraphernalia. The 33-year-old 
Hispanic male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

Wednesday, June 5:

7. At approximately 2:30 p.m., officers responded to the suspected 
birthing home residence in the 600 block of Rosemarie Drive regarding a 
civil dispute. The tenant explained the location’s electricity was turned off 
for an unknown reason; however, he suspected the landlord terminated 
the service in attempt to “force” his family out of the house. Further 
investigation is being conducted by the Detective Bureau. 
8. Around 9:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 500 block 
of West Woodruff Avenue in regards to a residential burglary report. 
Unknown suspect(s) forced entry through a back door, ransacked the 
location, and fled undetected. The loss was unknown at the time of the 
report and no evidence was located.

Thursday, June 6:

9. At about 7:56 a.m., officers responded to an apartment complex 
in the area of Second Avenue and Diamond Street in reference to a 
suspicious male subject loitering around carports. Officers located 
the subject on Bonita Street and discovered he was in possession of 
methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, shaved keys, and had an 
outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The 44-year-old White male was 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
10. Shortly after 10:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to Arcadia High 
School, 180 Campus Drive, in regards to a fire inside a male bathroom. 
Arcadia Fire Station 105 responded to the scene and extinguished the 
fire. An investigation revealed a 14-year-old Hispanic male student used 
a lighter to set a toilet paper dispenser on fire. The juvenile was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Friday, June 7: 

11. At about 9:00 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a traffic 
collision on Diamond Street, east of South First Avenue. The driver 
of a grey Toyota lost control of her vehicle, drove up a driveway, and 
collided into the front of a residence. The driver was transported to 
Arcadia Methodist Hospital for treatment. The officer determined 
alcohol was not a factor. 
12. Just after 2:35 p.m., an officer observed a male subject vomiting 
outside of his vehicle in the 600 block of South Santa Anita Avenue. The 
officer discovered the subject was intoxicated and unable to care for 
himself. The 34-year-old Chinese male was arrested and transported to 
the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Saturday, June 8:

13. At approximately 7:15 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 
Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a theft 
report. Four suspects stole several sunglasses from the Sunglass Hut 
and fled through the Macy’s parking lot. One suspect, a 27-year-old 
White female, was located and found to be in possession of stolen 
merchandise. She was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking. 
14. Around 7:56 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of 
Longden Avenue and Fifth Avenue in reference to an elderly woman in 
need of medical attention. The officer made contact with the subject who 
explained she was attacked by her daughter. Arcadia Fire responded to 
the scene and transported the victim to Arcadia Methodist Hospital 
for treatment. 

Shortly after, officers made contact with the victim’s daughter who 
admitted to assaulting her mother. The 63-year-old White female was 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Three happy Rio Hondo 
School teachers from the El 
Monte City Schools District 
recently received school grants 
from the California Retired 
Teachers’ Association #71 
(CalRTA-SGV). Principal Brian 
Bettger welcomed CalRTA #71 
members to a faculty meeting on 
the campus. Patti Hahn, School 
Grant Committee Chairperson, 
awarded the grants to enable 
the teachers to purchase much 
needed classroom supplies.

 Fifth-grade teacher Jennifer 
Kane received a grant to purchase 
headsets for her computer lab. 
Patricia Hernandez, seventh-
eighth grade math teacher, had 
requested a grant to purchase 
quill paper and special dry-
erase markers for her students. 
Rebecca Faulstich, fifth-grade 
teacher, received a grant to buy 
science lab supplies. Other 
CalRTA #71 members present 
for the grant presentations were 
Barbara Gera, John Gera, and 
Esther Morris.

 CalRTA #71 allocates an 
amount each year for awarding 
teachers grants to help them 
fulfill their classroom needs. 
The grant presentations also 
serve to acquaint future 
retirees with the organization. 
Membership in the California 
Retired Teachers’ Association is 
open to all retired educators as 
well as to any others interested 
in joining. 

For membership information, 
please contact Marietta Watkins 
at (323) 258-9615 or Patricia 
Dietrich at (626) 446-8437.

Rio Hondo School teachers are all smiles after receiving classroom grants from CalRTA 
#71. (l-r) are Rebecca Faulstich, Patricia Hernandez, and Jennifer Kane with Patti 
Hahn, School Grant Chairperson.


 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 

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 


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!




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 626.574.5113.



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 Evening.”) 

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.