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Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 6, 2013 

Monrovia Police Blotter

TO SCHOOL EVENT 2013 - Tuesday, August 13

At historic Santa Anita Park Race Track. 

Sign Up To Volunteer Now!

Help local low-income children prepare for school

Host a school supply drive

Individuals or groups may host a school supply drive to support the event. 

All items due by July 30, 2013

Set up for sorting, Adults and Youth July 23-26 9:00a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Pre-Sorting Adults and Youth July 31, August 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 

 (possible 10th date if needed ) 

 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Location TBA)

Set Up Monday, August 12, 2013/Adults and Youth Shift#1 / 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

 Shift#2 / 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Youth and Adults Event Day August 13, 2013

(Adult volunteers only please from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m.)

 Shift#1 / 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

 Shift#2 / 12:30 p.m. to 5:00p.m 

Clean Up Tuesday, August 13, , 2013 Adults and Youth 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Adults and Youth

This event will have indoor and outdoor positions available.

Volunteers must complete full shift that has been assigned unless otherwise stated. 

Contact Raina Martinez at 626-358-3486 for more information. 

Highlighted Activity for the Weekend of June 27-30, 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.


Burglary / Stolen Vehicle

June 27 at 6:06 a.m., a burglary and grand theft that occurred 
overnight at a construction site near Magnolia and Evergreen was 
reported to police. Unknown suspect(s) broke into a locked storage 
container and took supplies and tools. They also stole a white, 
1997, Ford flatbed truck, which was parked in front of the storage 
container. The investigation is continuing.


Residential Burglary

 June 27 at 3:21 p.m., residents from the 300 block of North Mayflower 
arrived home and found the front and back doors of their 
residence open. They looked inside and saw the house had been 
ransacked and called police. They were unable to determine if 
anything had been taken at the time. Investigation continuing.


Commercial Burglary - Suspect Arrested

June 27 at 6:13 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a business in 
the 500 block of West Huntington regarding a burglary. A male 
adult entered the store, selected merchandise and tried to return 
several items in order to obtain store credit. He was denied the 
return, so he exited the store with the items he had tried to return. 
He was stopped by store security and detained. An officer 
arrived and interviewed the suspect; he was arrested for burglary 
as he admitted he went to the location with the intent of taking 
the merchandise.


Rash of Vehicle Thefts and Burglaries

 On June 28, 29, and 30 numerous vehicle thefts and burglaries 
that occurred during the night were reported to police. Some 
of the vehicles were left unlocked and some were locked. The 
suspect(s) entered the vehicles and took cash, paperwork, electronics 
and other miscellaneous items that were left in the vehicles. 
In one incident, a window was smashed and a purse was 
taken that was left on the floorboard of the vehicle.


Three different suspects were arrested in the City this week, two 
for drug charges and one for receiving stolen property. All three 
suspects have a history of theft from vehicles and were contacted 
as officers provided extra patrol for thefts from vehicles. The investigations 
are continuing.


Receiving Stolen Property - Suspect Arrested

June 28 at 10:10 a.m., officers responded to the 900 block of West 
Huntington on the report of a suspicious subject looking into vehicles. 
Officers detained a subject matching the description and 
found he was carrying two bags. A search revealed he had two car 
stereos in the bags, which he said were given to him. An investigation 
was conducted, and the subject was subsequently arrested 
for receiving stolen property.


Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance - Suspect Arrested 

June 29 at 7:40 p.m., an officer on patrol in the 300 block of South 
Mountain observed a subject who has a history of theft from vehicles. 
The subject was contacted and through investigation, it 
was determined he was under the influence. He was arrested and 
taken into custody.


Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Suspect Arrested

June 29 at 8:40 p.m., while on patrol in the area of Magnolia and 
Olive, an officer saw a suspicious subject duck behind a vehicle 
in the driveway of a residence. The subject has a history of theft 
from vehicles. The officer stopped and contacted the subject. 
During the consensual contact, the officer asked the subject if he 
had anything illegal on him. The subject admitted to having a 
methamphetamine pipe in his pocket. The officer located a used 
glass smoking pipe on the subject. He was arrested.


Possession of a Controlled Substance - Suspect Arrested

June 30 at 3:40 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle occupied by three 
subjects for failing to yield in the 2100 block of South Myrtle. All 
three subjects were found to be on probation for theft. The driver 
did not have any identification on his person and had a baggie of 
methamphetamine in his pocket. The driver was arrested for possession 
of a controlled substance and his vehicle was stored. The 
passengers were identified and released.


Injury Traffic Accident

June 30 at 1:38 p.m., two vehicles collided in the intersection of 
Huntington and California. One of the vehicles failed to stop for 
the red light and ran into a car in the intersection. The jaws of life 
were used to remove the passenger in the rear seat; she sustained 
moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital.


Shots Fired at Occupied Vehicle

June 30 at approximately 10:15 p.m., a female adult who is living 
in a motor home was sleeping in the vehicle. The motor home 
was parked in the 1100 block of South Ivy. The woman heard a 
noise and looked out the window. She saw a dark-colored, possibly 
blue, Nissan Maxima or Sentra, occupied by three to four 
male Hispanic subjects. The driver of the vehicle yelled out a 
gang epithet and then fired three or four shots at the motor home. 
The suspects then fled in the vehicle, north on Ivy and east on 

Officers arrived and inspected the motor home. They located 
three bullet holes in the glass windows. The victim does not know 
who the suspects are and did not recognize the vehicle. She has 
no gang affiliation. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with 
any information about this crime is asked to contact the Monrovia 
Police Department.


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.)


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 

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.




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.

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Friends of the Monrovia Public Library will hold their monthly Half-Price BookSale in the Friends Store throughout the month of July. 
This month, adult books and media with a blue dot on the spine are half-price. While some items are individually 

priced, regular prices range from $0.25 to $2.00 Visit the Friends Store (Monrovia’s only Bookstore!) early for best selection. 

The Friends Store is located inside the Monrovia Public 

Library. Store hours are Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday, noon -5 p.m. 

The Friends of the Monrovia Public Library promote the Library by encouraging a greater use and appreciation of the literary, educational, 
and cultural advantages the library offers to the