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Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 20, 2013 


Would you like a volunteer role where you make new friends from foreign lands? Would you enjoy 
learning about different cultures and sharing yours? Would you like to help foreign-born residents 
learn to speak English? Are you free on Monday mornings from 9:45 a.m. until noon?

If your answer is “yes” to these questions then you are invited to come to the Tutor Information 
and Orientation meeting at the Arcadia Public Library in the Library Board Conference Room on 
Monday, July 29 at 10:00 a.m.

You will learn about the all-volunteer Adult Conversational Skills Class that meets weekly at the 
Library and what is required of the tutors. A clear speaking voice, good pronunciation and a desire 
to help are needed, but it isn’t necessary to have teaching skills. Materials and training are provided.

If interested, please phone the Library at (626) 821-5570 to make a reservation.

Arcadia Police Blotter

For the period of Sunday, July 7th, through Saturday, 
July 13th, the Police Department responded to 927 calls 
for service of which 131 required formal investigations. 
The following is a summary report of the major incidents 
handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, July 7:

1. Around 2:25 a.m., an officer conducted a 
traffic stop on a vehicle for a broken head light in the 
area of Huntington Drive and La Cadena Avenue. An 
investigation revealed the driver was under the influence 
of marijuana and had a suspended license. The 26-year-
old Hispanic male driver was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
2. At about 11:19 a.m., an officer was dispatched 
to a traffic collision in the intersection of Baldwin 
Avenue and Longden Avenue. The driver of a white 
2001 Volkswagon Beetle drove through the intersection 
on a red light and collided into another vehicle. She 
was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital for 
treatment. The other driver and passengers required no 
medical attention. 

Monday, July 8:

3. At approximately 2:04 a.m., an officer made 
consensual contact with a subject walking in the area of 
Colorado Place and Gate 5 of the Santa Anita Race Track. 
A records check revealed the subject had an outstanding 
misdemeanor warrant and was in possession of 
methamphetamine. The 37-year-old Hispanic male was 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 
4. Just after 8:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to 
the area of Las Tunas Drive and Gilpin Way in regards 
to a call of shots fired. A lady was driving on Las Tunas 
Drive when her vehicle was hit by a BB. She stopped 
her vehicle and immediately called 9-1-1. Officers 
conducted an area check for possible suspects and 
located two suspicious subjects on the northwest side 
of Longley Way Elementary School, 2601 Longley Way. 
The suspects, both 18-year-old Hispanic males, were in 
possession of a black case containing a BB gun. They 
were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking. 

 Officers found no damage to Longley Way Middle 
School. However, further investigation revealed the 
suspects were responsible for the vandalism that 
occurred at Dana Middle School, 1401 South First 
Avenue, on June 26th. The suspects used the same BB gun 
to shoot out numerous windows, which was estimated 
to be over $22,000 in damage.

Tuesday, July 9:

5. At about 5:35 p.m., an officer responded to 
Nordstrom at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin 
Avenue, in regards to a theft investigation. Two 
Hispanic males of unknown age stole a watch display 
containing numerous “Michelle” watches and fled the 
location in a newer model Nissan Maxima. The incident 
was recorded on video surveillance. 
6. Around 8:09 p.m., an officer responded to 
AMF Bowling Square, 1020 South Baldwin Avenue, 
in regards to a fraud investigation. A female subject 
purchased a bottle of water using a counterfeit twenty-
dollar bill and fled the location. The suspect is described 
as Hispanic, approximately 30-years-old, 5’10” tall, 180 
lbs., with long auburn hair and brown 
eyes, wearing a long green dress. 

Wednesday, July 10:

7. Around 00:53 a.m., an officer was dispatched to 
the 1000 block of South Golden West Avenue in regards 
to a residential burglary report. Unknown suspect(s) 
forced entry through a window and fled undetected with 
three laptop computers. No evidence or witnesses were 
8. At approximately 6:38 p.m., an officer was 
dispatched to JCPenney at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 
South Baldwin Avenue, in reference to a theft report. 
The suspect concealed merchandise inside her purse and 
exited the store without making payment. The 22-year-
old Hispanic female was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Thursday, July 11:

 Shortly after 10:00 a.m., an officer was dispatched 
to a residence in the 2400 block of Florence Avenue 
in regards to a suspicious circumstances report. The 
resident explained that approximately one week ago, she 
received a phone call from an unknown male soliciting 
computer repair services. The resident expressed interest 
in the service; however, when she declined to give out 
her credit card information, the caller hung up. 

 On today’s date, an unknown male subject knocked 
on the resident’s front door and explained he was sent 
from AT&T to fix her computer. The resident was not 
expecting any service. She refused to open the door and 
eventually the subject left the location. The subject is 
described as a Hispanic or White male, approximately 
30-years-old, 5’7” tall, 150 lbs., with black hair, wearing 
an unknown color polo shirt and dark pants.

9. At about 1:14 p.m., an officer responded to the 
Arcadia Police Department front counter in regards to a 
fraud report. A representative of Foothill Federal Credit 
Union, 30 South First Avenue, reported that a male 
subject opened a checking account online and soon 
after deposited six checks which belonged to a Chase 
bank account. Over the course of one week, the suspect 
withdrew approximately $4,660 in cash from the credit 
union before each check was returned as unpaid. The 
officer ran a DMV check on the driver’s license number 
that was used to open the account and discovered it 
belonged to another person. Further investigation is 
being conducted by the Detective Bureau. 

Friday, July 12: 

10. Around 7:34 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic 
stop on a vehicle for a broken tail light on Las Tunas 
Drive, at Holly Avenue. The 45-year-old Hispanic male 
driver was never issued a license. He was cited, released 
in the field, and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
11. Just after 5:05 p.m., an officer was dispatched 
to Alejandro Alcondez Mexican Grill, 57 Wheeler 
Avenue, in regards to an attempted burglary report. 
Video surveillance revealed three male suspects 
of unknown age and race walked toward the store 
and attempted to pry open the front door using an 
unknown tool. After they were unable to defeat the 
locking mechanism, they fled in a black or dark colored 
Land Rover. The suspects are described as wearing 
jackets with the hoods over their heads and gloves. 


Sports Camp is held at Dana Middle School and offers three weeks starting August 5 to 
August 23. Weeks one and three are for youth ages 11-15 and are still available. Week two 
is for youth ages 6-10 and is full but we are taking a wait list. 

This camp utilizes the Dana Gym and features a variety of fun sports activities for youth 
including swimming, flag football, basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball and other fun 
group games. 

Each week there is an excursion and three swim days. 

Sports camp is $110 per week. Residents can register on line by going to the city’s website 
at Walk-in, fax-in or mail-in registration for everyone is underway 
and ongoing. Our office is located at 375 Campus Drive.

For more questions, please contact the Recreation Department at 626.574.5113.

Monrovia Police Blotter

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department 
handled 475 service events, resulting 
in 82 investigations. To see a complete listing of 
crimes reported, go to http://www.crimemapping.
com/map/ca/monrovia for crime mapping. For 
Police Department news and information, visit 
our website and follow us on Twitter for police 

Attempt Mail Theft

July 15 at 1:58 p.m., a resident in the 500 block of 
Sombrero reported that a male White subject in 
a silver Honda Passport, or similar vehicle, drove 
on the wrong side of the street to his mailbox and 
attempted to open it. Due to a similar incident, 
the victim had replaced their traditional mailbox 
with a security mailbox and the suspect was not 
able to open the mailbox. The suspect realized he 
had been seen and fled the area. The investigation 
is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto

July 16 at 1:48 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen 
from the 600 block of West Duarte Road. The 
vehicle was actually taken a week earlier, but the 
victim waited to report it because she thought it 
might be a family member who took the car and 
they would return it. When the family member 
refused to return the car, the victim reported it as 
stolen. The vehicle taken was a 2004 Volkswagen 
Beetle. The LoJack system on the vehicle was activated 
and El Monte Police Department located 
the vehicle. A short time later a possible suspect, 
the victim's brother, came forward and admitted 
he had taken the vehicle. El Monte Police Department 
arrested him.

Vehicle Burglary

July 16 at 2:30 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen 
from a business parking lot in the 1600 block of 
South Mountain. The victim is an employee of 
the business and the theft occurred the previous 
day about 5:30 p.m. The loss was an iPod, black 
Ray Ban glasses and a Bank of America checkbook. 
That day, the victim saw a silver Acura 
SUV with two suspects who had jumped into the 
Acura and left quickly. The vehicle entered the 
210 Freeway. The victim followed the vehicle on 
the freeway, but lost sight of it. The investigation 
is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto – Motorcycle

July 16 at 2:57 p.m., a black, 2009, Kawasaki Ninja 
motorcycle that had been locked in a parking 
lot in the 100 block of West Huntington Drive 
was taken by unknown suspect(s). The theft occurred 
between 6:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. that day. 
The investigation is continuing.


July 16 at 4:08 p.m., a male Hispanic suspect entered 
a bank in the 100 block of West Foothill 
and attempted to withdraw cash from an account 
that had just been opened over the Internet. The 
funds in the account had been fraudulently deposited 
from another recently opened account. 
The suspect provided a fraudulent California 
identification card. The bank became suspicious 
and called the police. 

The suspect was on the phone with someone during 
the delay at the teller window. He realized the 
police had been called and he then fled the location. 
The suspect had committed the same crime 
a week earlier and had received $800 in cash. 
Bank staff advised that this is a popular scam that 
has been occurring in Los Angeles County. The 
investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto

July 18 at 1:16 a.m., police responded to the report 
of a stolen vehicle from the 400 block of 
North Encinitas. A 1997 Honda was taken from 
the front of the residence. The investigation is 

Detective Bureau Case Follow-up

Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Injury Hit and 
Run Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence 
– Suspect Charged

On July 6, the suspect driver in this case was involved 
in three incidents over a short period of 
time in three different locations, one in Monrovia. 
In the Monrovia incident, the suspect drove 
his vehicle around a bicyclist on Huntington and 
Mountain before intentionally striking him. The 
suspect was later arrested in Azusa. The California 
Highway Patrol handled two of the three incidents 
and the case was filed jointly at Pasadena 
Superior Court. The charges filed were three 
counts of assault with a deadly weapon, other 
than firearm; two counts of injury hit and run; 
and two counts of driving under the influence, 
resulting in injury. The suspects bail was set at 

Felony Evading / Hit & Run Traffic Collision / 
Driving Under the Influence / Gang Injunction 
Violation – Suspect Charged

On June 4, a driver failed to yield and evaded an 
officer attempting to stop him. The suspect made 
his way into the City of Duarte and drove into a 
cul-de-sac, where he exited his moving vehicle, 
injuring his foot. The suspect was taken to a hospital. 
He was determined to be under the influence 
of alcohol and drugs. The case was filed in 
Pasadena Superior Court and the suspect was 
charged with felony evading, misdemeanor hit 
and run, driving under the influence of alcohol 
and drugs, and violation of the City of Monrovia’s 
gang injunction.

Suspect Arrested and Charged for Thefts From 

On July 13, a resident in the 1000 block of 
Norumbega saw a suspect in her vehicle. The 
suspect, realizing he was seen, exited the victim’s 
vehicle with her purse in hand. The suspect ran 
from officers and he was not located. A few hours 
later, a citizen reported a subject jumping over 
the wall adjacent to the wash into a backyard in 
the 200 block of Madeline. Officers responded to 
the house and spoke to a number of subjects. 

Further investigation led to the issuing of a warrant 
for one of the subjects at the house on Madeline; 
he was located and arrested. He admitted 
to committing a number of thefts from vehicles. 
The case was filed in Pasadena Superior Court 
and the charges filed are one count of receiving 
stolen property and four counts of petty theft. 
Detectives were able to connect the suspect to 
five other theft cases. They were able to recover 
some of the property stolen and return it to their 

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