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Mountain Views-News Saturday, June 22, 2013 

Arcadia Police Blotter


By Joan Schmidt

 At the recent 
Arcadia City Council 
Meeting, Megan Berry, 
Director for MDA 
presented Arcadia Fire 
Department with a 
special plaque for their 
participation in the 
recent “Fill the Boot” 
fundraiser. It was the 
first time Arcadia 
Fire Department 
participated in the 
event and they netted $ 
6126.65 for the special 
cause. Several members 
of the Fire Department 
were on hand and 
John Ansell accepted 
the plaque. Ms. Berry told us that Arcadia Firefighters’ effort means “seven children will be able to attend weeklong summer camp and 
39 local families will be assisted in their needs”. 

 To me, it is amazing that firefighters who put themselves in harm’s way any time they answer a call still have so much energy and 
enthusiasm to participate in community events and fundraisers that will help others. This Fill the Boot project began back in 1952 and 
has spread to include agencies throughout the country! Thank you, Arcadia Firefighters for coming on board!

 Everyone has heard of “Muscular Dystrophy”, but may not know exactly what “MDA” is. MDA is the nonprofit health agency 
dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The 
Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education. Based in Tucson, MDA has 120 local 
offices throughout the country, sponsors 200 medical clinics and supports more than 250 research projects around the world.

 Some mindboggling facts about MDA-funded research:

• disease-causing genetic mutations have been identified for most of the diseases in the program;
• clinical trials of potential therapies are under way in Duchene and Becker muscular dystrophies, spinal muscular atrophy and 
other diseases;
• the largest drug discovery project for ALS to date is being conducted at the ALS Therapy Development Institute.( ALS TDI);
• optimal care guidelines have been developed for several rare conditions; and
• a lifesaving enzyme replacement therapy has been developed for Pompe disease.

MDA has done so much for all these terrible diseases. There are many ways people can help by monetary donations and even volunteer 
services. Please go on line to to learn more. 

For the period of Sunday, June 9th, through Saturday, June 15th, the 
Police Department responded to 981 calls for service of which 135 
required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of 
the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, June 9:

1. Around 1:38 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the Entrance 
Lounge, 80 West Live Oak Avenue, in regards to a battery that just 
occurred. As two couples were walking through the parking lot, they 
were approached by ten suspects, possibly Vietnamese, who attacked 
them and vandalized their vehicle. One of the suspects pointed a 
gun at the victims and also brandished a knife. The suspects stole 
one wallet and two purses. Arcadia Paramedics responded to the 
scene, but the victims declined treatment and were uncooperative 
with the investigation. 
2. Just after 3:50 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on 
a vehicle for making an illegal right turn onto Foothill Boulevard, 
from Baldwin Avenue. The officer discovered the driver was under 
the influence of an alcoholic beverage. The 27-year-old Hispanic 
female was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

Monday, June 10:

3. At approximately 3:46 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a 
residence in the 200 block of Santa Cruz Road in regards to a 9-1-1 
hang-up. The officer made contact with a subject standing outside 
the residence, and discovered he was highly intoxicated and unable 
to care for himself. The 39-year-old Chinese male was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
4. Just after 11:10 p.m., an officer conducted an enforcement 
stop on a vehicle for expired registration in the area of Baldwin 
Avenue and Las Tunas Drive. An investigation revealed the 30-year-
old Hispanic male had a suspended license. He was cited, released in 
the field, and his vehicle was left legally parked. 

Tuesday, June 11:

5. At about 7:26 a.m., an officer observed a truck with an 
obstructed license plate and initiated a traffic stop in the area of Peck 
Road and Goldring Road. A vehicle search revealed the driver was 
in possession of marijuana and numerous items of stolen property 
including gift cards, two iPads, an iPhone, and other people’s credit 
card information. The 44-year-old Hispanic male was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
6. Around 9:12 p.m., an officer responded to the 1000 
block of Volante Drive in regards to a residential burglary report. 
Three unknown suspect(s), two males and one female, forced 
entry through a bathroom window and ransacked the residence. 
They stole a safe containing jewelry and numerous coins. Video 
surveillance showed the suspects fled in a dark colored four-door 
sedan and they appeared to be in their late teens to early twenties. 
Further investigation is being conducted by the Detective Bureau. 

Wednesday, June 12:

7. Just before 4:00 p.m., an officer made consensual contact 
with a subject on the northeast corner of Huntington Drive and 
San Raphael Drive. The officer discovered the subject was under the 
influence of a controlled substance. The 35-year-old Hispanic male 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
8. Around 6:20 p.m., an officer responded to the Santa Anita 
Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a theft that had just 
occurred. The victim accidentally left her cell phone on a table in 
the food court area. Shortly after, a security officer saw a subject 
approach the area and take the phone. The 18-year-old Hispanic 
male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

Thursday, June 13:

 At about 11:37 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 2000 
block of South Second Avenue in regards to an unknown juvenile 
in the back yard. When officers made contact with the subject, they 
discovered he was bleeding from the head. Arcadia Fire responded 
to the scene and transported the juvenile to Huntington Memorial 
Hospital for treatment. An investigation revealed that while the 
juvenile and his friend were trespassing, his friend struck him in 
the head with an unknown object and fled the location. The victim 
would not reveal his friend’s identity. 

9. Shortly after 11:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to a 
residence in the 500 block of East Norman Avenue regarding a 
home invasion robbery. After the suspects fled the location, one 
of the victim’s broke free from his restraints and called 9-1-1. An 
investigation revealed at least three suspects entered the residence 
through an unlocked back door and used at least two handguns 
to direct five victims into the kitchen. The victims’ hands were 
bound with zip ties and they were blindfolded with duct tape. Two 
male victims were assaulted with repeated punches and kicks. The 
suspects were inside the home for over one hour, ransacked the 
entire residence and the victims’ vehicles, and fled with several items 
of property. 

 Suspect one is described as a Black male, approximately 30-years-
old, 5’10” tall, 175 lbs., with a thin goatee, wearing a black hooded 
sweatshirt over his head and dark grey cotton gloves. Suspect two 
is described as a Black male, in his early twenties, 5’9” tall, 180-200 
lbs., wearing a black hooded sweatshirt over his head. Suspect three 
is described as a White male, approximately 25-years-old, 5’10” tall, 
150 lbs., with blond hair, also wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. 

 Officers recovered evidence from the scene and further investigation 
is being conducted by the Detective Bureau. 

Friday, June 14: 

10. At about 2:49 a.m., an officer responded to a traffic collision 
on Duarte Road, east of Second Avenue. A driver fell asleep behind 
wheel and started drifting lanes. The vehicle collided with a curb, 
struck a palm tree, and finally came to a rest after hitting a light 
pole. No injuries were reported.
11. Just after 5:30 p.m., an officer responded to the area of 
Baldwin Avenue and Duarte Road in regards to a report of a man 
covering his vehicle’s license plate. Officers located the vehicle and 
made contact with the driver, a 26-year-old male of unknown 
race, and passenger, a 27-year-old White female. An investigation 
revealed the suspects had just stolen from Pavillions, 745 East 
Naomi Avenue. The driver provided false information and had 
three outstanding warrants of which two were no-bail felony 
warrants. Both suspects were arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking.




Y.O.L.O! You Only Live Once! It’s back with a summer time swing, so come down and join some of the Arcadia Recreation 
Department’s staff for an evening of fun at the Arcadia High School Pool, 180 Campus Drive, Arcadia for evening swim 
from 5-9pm. The fee is $8 per person and includes open swim and pizza dinner. Y.O.L.O. is for middle school teens ages 
11-14. Participants will have the opportunity to swim and enjoy a pizza dinner. Pizza will be served at 7pm, so please make 
sure you are there before then. Advance registration is required. Registration for Y.O.L.O. can be done on-line at www., by fax, 626.821.4370 or by coming into the Recreation Office, 375 Campus Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007. For 
more information please call 626.574.5113!


 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 22, 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 626.574.5113.





 — In response to the Federal 
court’s order to reduce 
the state’s prison population, 
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich 
said, “While I support 
the governor’s decision 
to seek an immediate stay 
of the federal court’s order 
to release another 10,000 
felons to our 58 counties, 
the governor currently has 
the ability to reduce prison 
over-crowding by expanding 
existing contracts with 
in, and out-of-state, detention 

“Since the governor’s shift 
of state felons from state 
parole to county probation 
and state prisons to county 
jails, the state’s crime rate 
has increased, according to 
the latest Federal Bureau of 
Investigation’s report issued 
on June 3," he added. 



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.