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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 31, 2013 

Arcadia Police Blotter


From Arcadia’s Best:

As the Arcadia School District 
continues with its nearly quarter-
billion dollar renovations at every 
school in the district, students at 
four Arcadia Unified schools return 
this week to classrooms and 
buildings that had $10 million in 
upgrades over the summer.

Funded under the District’s $218 
million Measure I Bond, the AUSD 
recently wrapped up projects at Arcadia 
High School, Camino Grove 
Elementary, Hugo Reid Elementary 
and Highland Oaks Elementary 
School. While AUSD finished off 
this set of projects, which are all 
included in the second phase of its 
bond program, construction crews 
this summer also kicked off its third 
round of bond projects at Foothills 
Middle and Hugo Reid Primary 

“It was important to us to be able to 
finish these projects before the start 
of school so that our students could 
enjoy their beautifully updated 
campuses right away,” said AUSD 
Board of Education Vice President 
Lori Phillipi. “It’s our priority to ensure 
that our District offers quality 
learning environments where our 
students can feel inspired and excited 
to come to school every day.”

Arcadia High School saw many improvements 
come to fruition this 
summer, including the modernization 
of more than 30 classrooms, 
labs and its main gym, which is 
slated to open this fall. Its outdoor 
Rally Court, the largest student 
lunch and meeting area on campus, 
was also updated to include seating 
walls and planters, a grassy area, 
shade canopies, lighting and a 900 
square-foot performance stage to 
accommodate lunchtime functions 
and activities.

Students at Camino Grove Elementary 
will be greeted on their first day 
of school with freshly painted classrooms 
and new flooring, smartboards 
and fire safety upgrades. 
Their campus was also updated 
with the modernization of the site’s 
administration and student services 
building, landscape and hardscape 
improvements and a new air 
conditioning system in the school’s 
multipurpose room. As a component 
of the District’s master plan 
to ensure student safety, perimeter 
fencing was also installed and gives 
the school the ability to lock down 
the campus. Every school receiving 
modernization Districtwide is being 
retrofitted with this feature.

Although some additional work is 
planned through December, workers 
this summer also completed the 
modernization of most of the classrooms 
at Hugo Reid Elementary 
as well as the school’s administration 
and student services building. 
Hugo Reid students and families 
will also notice renovations to its 
landscaping and paved areas.

Classroom and facility renovations 
at Highland Oaks Elementary 
School, which is part of the first 
phase of schools to receive updates, 
were completed this summer, with 
the final work being performed on 
the school’s multipurpose room air 
conditioning system.

 Other Phase 1 and Phase 2 projects 
previously completed include construction 
of Arcadia High School’s 
new student services building, science 
building and Performing Arts 
Center as well as the remodel of its 
stadium. Arcadia Unified also renovated 
classrooms and facilities at 
First Avenue Middle, Holly Avenue 
Elementary, Baldwin Stocker Elementary 
and Dana Middle schools 
and the Dana Joint Use Gym.

As the District closes out its second 
phase of its Measure I bond program, 
it is also celebrating the start 
of Phase 3.

This summer, modernization projects 
began at Foothills Middle 
School, which will receive infrastructure 
upgrades and the remodel 
of its entire campus. Students this 
school year will be housed in an 
interim village of classrooms on the 
campus athletic fields as the work 

Students at Hugo Reid Primary 
School next year will also enjoy 
a new library and media center 
and newly renovated classrooms, 
thanks to the start of construction 
this summer.

Also as part of Phase 3, a project at 
Longley Way Elementary and construction 
of the new Arcadia Education 
Center is slated to begin this 
school year.

For more information, or to view 
the district’s weekly facilities update 
page, please visit

Classes at Arcadia High School 
began Tuesday, Aug. 27, while 
students at the remaining AUSD 
schools return to school today, Aug. 

For the period of Sunday, August 18th, through Saturday, August 24th, the Police Department responded to 963 
calls for service of which 123 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major 
incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, August 18:

1. At approximately 12:10 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Camino Real 
Avenue in regards to a residential burglary report. Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and stole cash 
and jewelry while the victim was distracted by another suspect who led her to the backyard to discuss “free tree 
trimming services”. After twenty-minutes, the victim declined the service and the suspect left the location in an 
unknown black two-door vehicle.

 The suspect is described as a White male with dark complexion, 30 to 40-years-old, 5’8” tall, 170 lbs., clean shaven 
with brown hair, wearing an unknown-colored t-shirt, dark-colored pants, and a dark-colored baseball hat. 

2. Just before 10:00 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Huntington Drive and 
Baldwin Avenue for expired registration. The 26-year-old Hispanic male driver explained he was unable to register 
his vehicle because it needed a smog check. He became upset and refused to sign the citation. He was ultimately 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Monday, August 19:

3. Around 1:36 p.m., an officer responded to the Girl Scouts Service Center, 101 East Wheeler Avenue, in 
reference to a theft investigation. The reporting party discovered a Girl Scout Leader used proceeds from the annual 
cookie sale to make several unauthorized charges using the troop’s credit card account. At the time of the report, the 
suspect had already resigned from her position. Further investigation is being conducted by the Detective Bureau. 


4. Around 7:48 p.m., an officer was dispatched to In-N-Out, 420 North Santa Anita Avenue, in regards to a 
disturbance. A male subject was intoxicated and refused to leave the location. The officer determined the 37-year-
old was unable to care for himself. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Tuesday, August 20:

5. At about 9:31 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of East Magna Vista Avenue 
regarding a stolen vehicle report. An unknown suspect(s) stole the gardener’s pickup truck from the front of the 
location and abandoned it in the 500 block of Leda Lane. Various tools were reported missing and no evidence was 

6. Around 12:38 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for expired registration on Workman 
Avenue, west of Baldwin Avenue. The officer noticed the vehicle’s license plate had a 2013 year sticker though its 
registration expired in 2011. The 58-year-old Hispanic male was cited and released in the field for displaying a false 
registration sticker. His vehicle was left legally parked. 

Wednesday, August 21:

7. Just after midnight, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for driving on the wrong side of the 
roadway on Baldwin Avenue at Huntington Drive. The officer discovered the 21-year-old White male driver was 
under the influence with a blood alcohol level greater than 0.08 percent. He was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking.


8. Around 9:43 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter in reference to an 
identity theft report. The victim checked her credit report and discovered twenty-one credit card accounts had been 
opened using her name and social security number. She advised that her purse was stolen in 2005, and believed 
multiple people were still in possession of her personal information. 

Thursday, August 22:

At about 2:00 a.m., an officer discovered two subjects sleeping inside a vehicle parked in the strip mall parking lot 
of 411 East Huntington Drive. An investigation revealed the 44-year-old White male passenger was in possession 
of two plastic daggers and was on probation for domestic violence. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking. 

9. At approximately 1:52 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 1800 block of El Vista Circle 
regarding a burglary report. The victim returned home and discovered unknown suspect(s) forced entry through 
a window, ransacked the entire location, and fled with jewelry and various personal documents. No witnesses or 
latent fingerprints were located. 

Friday, August 23: 

10. Just after 10:50 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of East Sycamore Avenue 
regarding a burglary investigation. The victim explained that on August 15th a male subject knocked on her front 
door and requested to show her something in her backyard. The victim let the suspect in the front door and led 
him to the backyard where he carried on a conversation for twenty minutes. At one point, the suspect excused 
himself to call another person on his cell phone. After the suspect left the location, the victim discovered multiple 
rooms had been ransacked and several items of jewelry were missing. 

 The suspect is described as either White or Hispanic, 30 to 40-years-old, 5’7” tall, medium build, wearing a 
white hard hat and a bright yellow-colored construction vest. 



The Arcadia Republican Women’s Club will host their Annual Fashion 
Show and Luncheon on Saturday, September 14th at the Embassy Suites, 
211 E Huntington Drive in Arcadia. 

The Social hour will begin at 11 AM followed by lunch. The fashions will 
be provided by Magnolia’s of Arcadia. The cost for this event is $45.00

 Proceeds from the event benefit the ARWC Scholarship, Community Donations, Wounded Warriors, and 
the Fisher House in San Diego. 

For more information, please contact:

Jill at (909) 949-2803 or Wendy at (626) 446-1910. 

Monrovia Police Blotter

Highlighted Activity for the Weekdays of August 26 - 28, 2013

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 540 service events, resulting 
in 83 investigations. To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to http://www. for crime mapping. For Police Department news 
and information, visit our website and follow us on Twitter for police notifications.

Petty Theft with Priors / Possession of Methamphetamine / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 
– Suspects Arrested

On August 27 at 4:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of South Mountain 
regarding burglary that just occurred. Both suspects were being detained by loss prevention 
officers. A record check revealed both suspects had been arrested for prior thefts. A search 
was conducted, which revealed one suspect to be in possession of methamphetamine and 
drug paraphernalia. Both suspects were arrested and taken into custody.

Vehicle Burglary

On August 27 at 11:02 p.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of North Canyon regarding 
a vehicle burglary The victim parked and locked his 1996 Acura in front of his residence. 
A short while later, the victim returned to his vehicle and saw it had been burglarized. 
The items stolen from his vehicle were bank checks and a GPS system. The investigation is 

Tip of the Week:


is a traffic safety campaign to raise 
awareness of the residential speed 
limit. In California the speed limit in 
residential areas is 25 MPH, unless 
posted otherwise. 

The goal of the “KEEP KIDS ALIVE 
DRIVE 25” organization and the 
Monrovia Police Department is 
working together to end injuries 
and deaths that result from speeding 
vehicles in our neighborhoods. 
The street in front of your home is 
over twice as dangerous as highways 
when it comes to number of deaths 
per miles driven (Federal Highway 

25” organization, the Monrovia Police 
Department and the Monrovia 
Unified School District are working 
collaboratively to create safe streets 
through education and active community 


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 

 Registration is encouraged. Stop by the Adult Reference Desk, call 626-256-8274, or visit www. 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.