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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 17, 2013 

Monrovia Police Blotter


The City of Monrovia wishing well was damaged in a late night car crash on Tuesday, August 6. At 11:28pm, Officers were 
dispatched to Lime and Myrtle regarding a traffic collision. They found a black BMW 328i had collided into the stone monument 
(wishing well) on the northwest corner of Lime and Myrtle. Both the vehicle and wishing well were heavily damaged.

The driver, a 64 year old woman from Pasadena, sustained injuries to her face and hands and was transported to Arcadia 
Methodist Hospital for treatment. No one else was injured in the collision. The cause of the collision is still under 

The wishing well has served as a historical Monrovia monument at the southeast corner of Library Park for many years--at 
one time housing the old City bell. It currently serves as a water fountain. Members of the Public Works Department have 
collected all of the pieces of the structure and aim to repair and replace it over the next several months.

If the driver is found to be at fault, the city may charge the driver for the cost of the repair to the city property.

Photo and Story courtesy City of Monrovia

Highlighted Activity for the Weekdays of August 12-14, 2013

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 
491 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 notifications.

Recovered / Stolen - Tractor

On August 12 at 4:00 p.m., an officer observed a tractor in the 
1600 block of South Shamrock. A computer check revealed the 
tractor was stolen out of LASD – Century Station. The tractor was 
recovered and released to a company agent.

Possession of Marijuana – Suspects Arrested

On August 12 at 4:15 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1000 
block of East Lemon regarding 4 large marijuana plants being 
loaded into a Toyota 4runner. The vehicle was located and 
stopped and the marijuana was recovered.

Grand Theft Auto

On August 12 at 6:26 p.m., dispatch received a transfer call from 
California Highway Patrol regarding a stolen vehicle. The victim 
stated his vehicle was taken from an apartment complex area in 
the 1000 block of South Alta Vista, within the last hour. The vehicle 
stolen was a 1991 Honda Accord, green in color. A check 
of the area was completed, but was unable to locate the stolen 
vehicle. The investigation is continuing.

Burglary Commercial – Suspects Arrested

On August 13 at 7:04 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1600 
block of South Mountain regarding a burglary that just occurred. 
A female suspect entered the business and exchanged two five 
gallon cans of paint for $ 400.00 dollars. She then took more paint 
cans off the shelf and placed a pre-made barcode label on the can, 
which had a very low price and went through the register. Security 
caught the theft on video while the suspect was in the garden 
area. Further investigation revealed numerous receipts for the 
same items from Home Depot stores in different cities. The suspect 
was taken into custody and arrested for burglary.

Domestic Violence

August 14 at 8:52 p.m., an officer responded to 500 block of Fano 
regarding a domestic violence report. The suspect fled the scene 
prior to his arrival. The female claimed she was hit and choked by 
the father of her children, who has been staying at the residence.

The victim had marks that were consistent with her statement. 
The officer called the suspect on his cell phone. The suspect denied 
the assault and refused to return to the residence. A want 
was entered into the system for domestic violence. The investigation 
is continuing.

Detective Bureau Case Follow-up

On July 31 and August 9, 2013, two crimes occurred involving 
the same gang members. The first case involved the brandishing 
of a firearm by two gang members. The second case involved a 
robbery and assault by three gang members.

 These cases were presented together to the District Attorney’s 
office. Felony complaints were filed for robbery, assault with a 
deadly weapon, exhibiting a firearm, and violations of criminal 
street gang injunction.


Back to School Traffic Safety

Children of all ages are returning back to school, and with

students going back to school, traffic congestion will be 
increased on the road and drivers will need to be extra 
cautious. Whether in a school zone or a residential neighborhood, 
drivers need to remember to slow down and be 
prepared to stop. 

The speed limit in school zones and residential neighborhoods 
is 25 miles per hour, unless 
posted otherwise; some school 
zones may have speed limits as 
low as 15 miles per hour. 

Always stop for school buses. 
Flashing yellow lights on a school 
bus indicate it is preparing to 
stop to load or unload children, 
and drivers should slow down 
and prepare to stop. 

Red flashing lights and extended 
stop arms indicate the bus has 
stopped, and children are getting 
on and off. Drivers are required 
to stop their vehicles and wait 
until the red lights stop flashing, 
the extended stop sign is withdrawn 
and the bus begins moving 
before they can start driving 
again. The greatest risk to children 
is not riding on the bus, but 
getting on and off the bus.


The Monrovia Public Library will host this timely workshop on Wednesday, September 4 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the 
Community Room. The Library is located at 321 S. Myrtle Avenue, in Old Town Monrovia’s Library Park.

Job seekers, entrepreneurs, and business owners know the value of networking. Knowing someone may be the easiest way 
to get your foot in the door. And when done properly, cultivating new business contacts can open up new job and business 
opportunities. LinkedIn has become the world’s #1 source for professional networking. 

Bring your lunch and learn how to create and build your LinkedIn profile step-by-step in this workshop.

Registration is encouraged. Stop by the Adult Reference Desk, call 626-256-8274, or visit
page/library-calendar and click on library calendar link. Find DATE, click on the event and sign up. Walk-ins welcome.

Wednesday September 4

Library Community Room

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.