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Mountain Views-News Saturday, June 22, 2013 


On Tuesday, June 18, the Monrovia Area Partnership program graduated 23 new Youth Leaders to the program. These leaders will go on 
to volunteer and play a greater part in the Monrovia community.

Congratulations to: Alexander Antezana, Gwendolyn Macias Michael Poole, Justin Castro, George Manning, Ana-Alicia Reyes, Alfonso 
Delgado, Derek Ngo, Malik Robinson, Bryson Drayton, Gabriela Orrego, James Smith, Chad Gledhill, Erika Paulan, Joseph Spicer, Rosemarie 
Hernandez, Shaiyanne Perry, Ryan Su, Sanaya Kateli, Nitjasin Quach Phyaku,l Dylan Vigil, Priscilla Lopez, and Akasin Quach 

Monrovia Police Blotter

Monrovia During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 
537 service events, resulting in 91 investigations. To see a complete 
listing of crimes reported, go to
monrovia for crime mapping. For Police Department news and information, 
visit our website and follow us on Twitter for police notifications.

Vehicle Burglaries

On June 17, several vehicles were burglarized during daytime hours. In 
all of the burglary incidents, the suspect(s) smashed a window on the 
vehicle to steal property that was left inside. The burglaries occurred in 
the 100 block of McKinley, 500 block of West Palm, and three vehicles 
in 1100 block of Sesmas. It is unknown if these burglaries are related. 

During the burglary on McKinley, a neighbor observed the crime. The 
suspect smashed the left rear passenger window, reached in and stole 
an empty neoprene headphone case. The suspect then fled in his vehicle 
south on McKinley, out of sight. The suspect in that incident is 
described as a male White in his twenties, 5’8” tall, 170 pounds, short 
blond hair, wearing a light colored T-shirt and baggy shorts. The suspect 
vehicle is described as a newer model, 2-door, import-type vehicle, 
possibly a Honda or similar make. The investigations are continuing.


June 17 at 7:24 a.m., a burglary was reported at a construction site in 
the 1600 block of South California. Suspect(s) forced open two metal 
storage boxes. The suspect(s) unhooked the transmission linkage on a 
truck parked in front of the boxes, moved the truck, and then removed 
a very large roll of copper wiring with a value of over $10,000. They 
cut the wiring into smaller pieces to remove it more easily. A pry tool 
was used to enter the boxes, as the locks were in place. Chainsaws and 
other tools were stolen, also. The investigation is continuing. 

Grand Theft

June 18 at 2:36 a.m., a grand theft was reported in the 100 block of California 
Street. The victim is doing construction at a church. At 10:00 
p.m., he took his tools and material from his truck and pulled down 
the sliding door, but did not lock it. When he returned to his truck at 
approximately 2:30 a.m. and lifted the door, he noticed several large 
spools of copper wire were missing. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft

June 18 at 10:18 a.m., police responded to the report of a grand theft in 
the 800 block of West Walnut. The suspect(s) took tools from the victim's 
backyard and the bed of his truck. The investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary

June 18 at 3:14 p.m., a burglary was reported in the 1300 block of South 
Fifth. The residents left around noon and returned home three hours 
later to find their home had been ransacked. The suspect(s) used the 
rear door to enter the house. The only known loss was cash. The investigation 
is continuing.

Distracted Driving / Suspended Driver’s License / Warrant – Suspect 

June 18 at 3:39 p.m., an officer observed a driver talking on her cell 
phone while driving and stopped her. Through investigation, he determined 
she had a suspended driver’s license and had prior knowledge 
that her license was suspended. She had numerous failures to appear 
for court and an outstanding warrant. Her boyfriend is the registered 
owner of the vehicle, and he told the officer he knew she had a suspended 
license. The female driver was arrested, the registered owner of 
the car was cited, and the vehicle was stored. 

Warrant for Hit & Run Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested

June 19 at 4:29 p.m., a male suspect wanted for felony hit & run by the 
Monrovia Police Department walked into the police lobby and turned 
himself in to police; He was arrested.

The hit and run incident occurred on June 14 at 3:41 p.m. A red pickup 
truck was southbound on Mayflower and turned into the path of a vehicle 
that was pushed onto the front yard of a residence on Diamond. 
The suspect vehicle fled the scene of the accident, west on Diamond to 
Los Robles, where the driver and passenger abandoned the vehicle. As 
the driver and passenger were fleeing from the vehicle, a witness took 
their picture with a cell phone. Officers recognized the passenger from 
the photo and went to the passenger’s residence. The driver was identified 
and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Detective Bureau Case Follow-Up

Felony Vandalism Charges Filed

On May 28, a subject who has been arrested multiple times for vandalism, 
assault, and other crimes was arrested again for felony vandalism 
at a business in the 600 block of West Huntington for destroying 
property. After evaluating the suspect’s progressive behavior and the 
police department’s extensive history with him, the District Attorney 
was compelled to file the charge of felony vandalism against him.

Burglary Suspects Charged

On June 8, a boyfriend/girlfriend team who had made entry into a 
number of storage units at a storage facility in the 1100 block of South 
Fifth was arrested for burglary. The subject that reported the break-in 
provided the license plate number of a truck that was involved. When 
officers arrived, both the suspects and the truck were gone. The next 
morning the suspects returned and were detained and arrested by police; 
a large amount of property was recovered and held for observation. 
Search warrants were served on the suspects’ apartment and on 
their own storage facility in Arcadia. The male suspect, who is on parole, 
was found to be in possession of 22 firearms.



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 

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. Free 



The Monrovia Fire Department has scheduled neighborhood 
meetings for each of the fire hazard zones located within the 
Community Wildfire Protection Plan area

Fire Zone East: 

Sunday, June 23, 3-4:30p.m.

Fire Zone East-Central: 

Tuesday, June 25, 6:30-8p.m.


Tuesday, July 2, 7:30 p.m. City Council Meeting

Friday, June 14, 6:30 p.m. Battle of the Badges, PD vs FD Basketball 
Game; MHS


Thursday, July 4, 3 – 8:30 p.m. 4th of July Festivities & Concert, 
Library Park

Thursday, July 4, 9 p.m. 4th of July Fireworks Show, Library Park

Saturday, July 27 9-3 p.m. EWaste Recycling Event, Monrovia 
Park N Ride (Corner of S. Myrtle Ave. & W. Pomona Ave.)

Sunday, July 28, 9-3 p.m. EWaste Recycling Event, Monrovia Park 
N Ride (Corner of S. Myrtle Ave. & W. Pomona Ave.)



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.


AARP 55 – Alive Mature Driving Course 

Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center. 

The two-day course will focus on current driving laws and provide participants with 
helpful hints to improve their driving skills. FEE: $12 for an AARP member and $14 
for a non-member; payable by check only to AARP. Reservations must be made in 
advance, please contact (626) 256-8246.

Weekly senior stretching and exercise class.

NEW TIME every Monday at 2 p.m. at the Community Center.

The fee for the approximately one hour class is $2, and includes stretching techniques 
geared toward seniors over 50.

Active Adults Stretching & Walking Class

Every Friday at 9 a.m., at the Community Center, $2 per class.

The class meets for approximately one hour and begins with stretching followed by a 
walk around Old Town Monrovia. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable 
clothing, and bring a towel and bottle of water.

Monthly Blood Pressure Screening, 50 years + 

The free program is hosted by Methodist Hospital, and is offered on the second 
Tuesday of the month, from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., at the Community Center. 

Weekly Social Crafter’s Class, 50 years +

The program is free and is held every Wednesday, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the 
Community Center. This program is designed to provide social opportunities while 
crocheting or knitting.

Monthly Afternoon Movies and Munchies at the Library

Last Friday of each month at 12 p.m. in the Library's Community Room. 

This month's movie will be screened on Friday, June 28, featuring a British comedy-
drama film about a home for retired musicians that is soon to play host to a new 
resident, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents; staring Maggie 
Smith, Tom Courtenay and Billy Connolly. Can you guess the movie? This program 
is free and open to Monrovia seniors 50 years and older.