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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 14, 2013 

The 44th annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine Tasting will be held on Friday evening, 
February 21, 2014, at Alverno Villa, 675 West Highland Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA . More than two 
dozen vintners will be bringing their best wines to sample and local restaurants will be providing 
hors d’oeuvres that can be paired with the wines. Enjoy live music and Magic Castle magicians as 
you stroll about the lovely grounds of Alverno sampling the superb wines and appetizers. A silent 
auction will again be offering lovely artwork, services, tickets to special events, restaurant vouchers, 
and many other tempting items. 

 Volunteers are needed to help with set up, clean up, and assisting the vintners throughout the 
evening. Anyone interested in helping should contact Darlene Crook at 

 Tickets to the Wine Tasting will go on sale in December. The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library 
is a non-profit organization and all proceeds benefit the Sierra Madre Library. For more information 
visit our website at, or call the library at 626 355-7186.



For the period September 2-8, 2013

Wednesday September 4, 2013

A 12:30am an officer observed a traffic violation take place at Baldwin Avenue and Orange Grove 
Avenue and stopped the vehicle to investigate. The officer determined that the driver (female 32 years 
of age) was accompanied by her 3 year old son. The driver did not have any identification on her and 
was acting very agitated. While being interviewed, the driver admitted that she had an arrest record 
for possession of methamphetamine and also indicated she had ingested the drug recently. As the 
interview continued, the driver admitted that she had an amount of methamphetamine hidden in a 
body cavity. 13.0 grams of a possible narcotic substance was subsequently recovered from her person. 
The driver was arrested for possession of narcotics for sale and transportation of narcotics for sale. 
The child was placed into the care of the Department of Children’s Services. 

Friday September 6, 2013

At 2pm a traffic collision took place at Sierra Madre Boulevard and Mountain Trail Avenue. A large 
rental truck was attempting to make a wide right turn onto Mountain Trail and the driver signaled 
his intent. A passenger vehicle behind the truck attempted to make a right turn at the same time and 
drove into the gap between the truck and the right side of the truck. The truck struck the left side of 
the vehicle causing moderate damage. No serious injuries were reported. 

Saturday September 7, 2013

Just after midnight, a resident in the 100 block of East Highland Avenue looked out a window and 
observed an individual inside a neighbor’s car. After a few moments, she observed a male wearing 
dark clothing exit the vehicle and walk to another vehicle parked at the curb. The police were notified 
but the suspect drove away before units arrived. The investigation revealed that the suspect entered 
an unlocked vehicle and rummaged through the glove box and center console. No property was 
reported missing. The next morning a resident in the 00 block of East Laurel Avenue reported his 
unlocked vehicle had also been entered and several items inside were disturbed. 

At 1pm, a traffic collision occurred at Sturtevant Drive and Woodland Avenue. The driver of a 
passenger vehicle was trying to negotiate her way out of the Mary’s Market parking lot when she 
accidentally pressed the accelerator, propelling the car forward. The vehicle went over the curb, 
scaled the retaining wall and came to a rest front first in the drainage channel. Due to the positioning 
of the vehicle, Fire Department personnel were called on to extract the driver and her two passengers. 
The occupants complained of soreness but no serious injuries were immediately evident. Removing 
the vehicle from the drainage channel required the closure of the intersection and the use of heavy 
duty tow equipment.