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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 21, 2013 

Arcadia Police Blotter



 Temple City H. S. 
student Tiffany Zhao, 17, 
is the 2013 winner of the 
North American Braille 
Challenge! Last June, she 
competed against more 
than 1,000 of the brightest 
blind and visually impaired 
students in 39 states and 
three Canadian provinces 
and won first

place. Tiffany has been 
competing in this event 
since she was 7 years old 
and has won the North 
American competition 
three times. She still 
believes in the usefulness of 
Braille although, according 
to the National Federation 
of the Blind, only 10 
percent of the 1.3 million 
legally blind people in the 
U. S. now read Braille.

The Arcadia Branch of 
the American Association 
of University Women 
(AAUW) is delighted 
to have this bright, 
personable young woman 
as guest speaker at its 
Monday evening, October 
14 meeting. The meeting 
will take place at the 
Church of the Good 
Shepherd’s Jordan Hall, 
400 W. Duarte Rd. (SW 
corner of Duarte Rd. and 
Holly Ave.), Arcadia. The 
public is invited to this free 
meeting. All are invited 
to come at 6:30 pm for 
refreshments and networking, with Tiffany Zhao’s presentation to follow at 7:00 pm. 

 Zhao’s audience will learn about the Braille Challenge, as well as about her high school 
studies and future plans. Jin Zhao, her father, has expressed pride in his daughter’s achievements and 
says he has had to fight for a better future for her. He moved his family out of China so that Tiffany 
could begin her education at an earlier age than 7 or 8. Also present at the meeting will be Braille 
Institute representative Thomas Olzak, Youth and Career Services Manager.

 To learn more about the program or about membership in the American Association of 
University Women (AAUW), please call Tamara Kato at (626) 375-6756 or Patricia Dietrich at (626) 

For the period of Sunday, September 8th, through Saturday, September 14th, the Police Department 
responded to 991 calls for service of which 112 required formal investigations. The following is a summary 
report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, September 8:

1. Just after 6:20 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a hit and run traffic collision at the intersection 
of Huntington Drive and Golden West Avenue. The driver of a white Mazda Mia failed to stop for a 
red light and collided into another vehicle. The driver fled the scene without exchanging information 
with the victim; however, witnesses were able to record the suspect’s license plate number. The victim 
declined medical attention for pain in his left arm and neck area. 

 A short time later, officers responded to the suspect’s residence in the City of San Gabriel where they 
also located the suspect vehicle. The suspect explained that he fled the scene because his license was 
suspended. The 64-year-old Hispanic male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

2. At approximately 7:15 p.m., an officer observed four passengers inside a moving vehicle without 
seat belts and conducted an enforcement stop on Duarte Road at Goldenwest Avenue. A records check 
revealed the 21-year-old Asian male driver had an expired license. He was arrested and transported to 
the Arcadia City Jail for booking. All four passengers were cited for the listed violation and released in 
the field. 

Monday, September 9:

3. At about 2:11p.m., an officer was dispatched to Motel 6, 225 Colorado Place, in regards to stolen 
credit card report. The victim explained her residence located in the City of Pasadena was burglarized 
on September 6th during which her credit card and other property items were stolen. The victim was 
notified by her credit card company that a subject staying in room #209 was attempting to use her 
credit card for a $100 pizza purchase. An investigation revealed a 30-year-old Hispanic female was 
in possession of the victim’s credit card, passport, and other items. She was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking along with a 32-year-old White male who was in possession of 
methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
4. Around 7:12 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of North Fourth Avenue 
in regards to a burglary investigation. Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through an unlocked 
door, ransacked the master bedroom, and tampered with the victim’s motorcycle. The suspect(s) 
gathered several items of property inside a basket; however, they left the property behind as they fled the 
location. No evidence was located and no one reported seeing or hearing anything suspicious. 

Tuesday, September 10:

5. Shortly after 2:20 a.m., an officer made contact with a suspicious vehicle that was stopped in the 
area of First Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. The officer noticed the front passenger side window was 
broken. An investigation revealed the driver was handling a firearm while driving and accidentally shot 
one round in an unknown direction. The officer discovered the 53-year-old Hispanic male was under 
the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol content greater than 0.08 percent. The suspect was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. The officer located the spent shell casing in the rear 
passenger seat of the vehicle and no injuries were reported. 
6. Around 7:30 p.m., officers along with airship assistance responded to the Santa Anita Mall, 
400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to an anonymous phone call received by mall security. An 
unidentified male indicated he was inside a parking lot with an AK-47 assault rifle and intended to start 
shooting at people. The interior and exterior of the mall were checked and rendered safe. No suspicious 
activity or people were located. 

Wednesday, September 11:

7. Around 12:22 p.m., an officer responded to a traffic collision on Live Oak Avenue, east of Santa 
Anita Avenue. The driver of a 2004 Ford F-250 attempted to make a right turn onto northbound Santa 
Anita Avenue when he sideswiped another vehicle, which was stopped in the number two lane. The 
truck did not have enough clearance to make the turn. No injuries were reported. 
8. At approximately 6:55 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a broken tail light 
on Peck Road at Longden Avenue. The officer discovered the driver was never issued a license and had 
an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for driving without a license. The 23-year-old Hispanic male was 
arrested, transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking, and his vehicle was impounded. 

Thursday, September 12:

9. At about 1:43 p.m., an officer was dispatched to an apartment complex in the 800 block of 
Fairview Avenue in reference to a residential burglary in progress. The victim and her son had barricaded 
themselves inside a bedroom after they discovered an unknown suspect walking through their living 
room. The suspect fled the location; however, assisting officers located him on Arcadia Avenue. The 
28-year-old Hispanic male was arrested for Burglary and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
10. At approximately 2:21 p.m., the Arcadia Police Department dispatch center received a phone 
call from an unknown caller who stated he was at Arcadia High School, 180 Campus Drive, and was 
going to start shooting people with an assault rifle. The school was placed on lock-down while officers 
searched and secured the location. 

 During the search, the Arcadia Police Department dispatch center received a second phone call from 
what sounded like the same caller. The subject threatened to shoot officers and hung up the phone. 

 At about 6:36 p.m., the campus lock-down was released. No suspects or firearms were located. Further 
investigation is being conducted by the Detective Bureau and surrounding law enforcement agencies 
whose dispatch centers have received similar threatening phone calls by unknown caller(s). 

Friday, September 13: 

11. Around 1:25 p.m., an officer responded to the area of Santa Anita Canyon Road and Arnd 
Drive in regards to a traffic collision. A young adult male lost control of his bicycle while riding along 
Santa Anita Canyon Road and went over the guardrail, causing him to fall about forty to fifty feet 
down a hill. The subject suffered several scrapes to his face and body, and partially lost consciousness. 
He was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital for treatment. 
12. Just before 3:00 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Dana Middle School, 1401 South First 
Avenue, in reference to a disturbance. A 12-year-old student with special needs became destructive 
and combative after she refused to take her medication. Arcadia Fire responded to the location and 
transported the student to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for evaluation. Numerous property items were 
destroyed; however, the school was not desirous of prosecution. 

Saturday, September 14:

13. Just after 3:55 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of San Carlos Road 
regarding a burglary investigation. An unknown Hispanic male approached the elderly victim at 
his front door and barged in the location without permission. The suspect distracted the victim 
by carrying on a conversation about tree trimming services while additional unknown suspect(s) 
entered bedrooms and stole property. The victim only saw the main suspect who fled a short time 
after in a white Ford pick-up truck. No evidence or witnesses were located. 
14. At about 9:20 p.m., a juvenile flagged down an officer in the 000 block of Las Tunas Drive 
after he was attacked by three unknown Hispanic male subjects claiming to be from El Monte Flores 
street gang. The suspects grabbed the victim from behind as he was walking southbound on Baldwin 
Avenue towards Las Tunas Drive. After being punched in the face, the victim fell to the ground and 
partially lost consciousness. Arcadia Fire treated the victim on scene and transported him to Arcadia 
Methodist Hospital for evaluation. The suspects fled with the victim’s cell phone. 

Braille Challenge winner Tiffany Zhao was presented with 

new guide dog "Helene


 On September 19, 2013 around 8:15 p.m., Arcadia Police responded to a cellular phone store in the 
100 block of east Duarte Road on the report of a robbery that had occurred. Upon arrival, officers 
contacted an electrical contractor who was conducting work inside the closed store. He told officers 
that several suspects entered, caught him of guard, held a handgun to the back of his neck, and 
pushed him into the restroom. The victim stayed in the restroom while the suspects ransacked the 
store taking cellular phones and cash. After about fifteen minutes the victim came out of the restroom 
and called police. Suspects are described as two or three young males; one was wearing a black 
hooded sweatshirt. The victim was not injured. 

 Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged 
to contact the Arcadia Police Department. If you prefer to 
provide information ANONYMOUSLY, you may call “Crime 
Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters 
TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the tip web 
page at Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers.



File No. 2013-178491

The following person(s) is (are) doing 
business as: THE BEST FARMERS 
FRIEND, 2251 E. 105th ST., L.A., CA 90002. 
Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MANUEL 
NORTHRIDGE, CA 91324. This Business 
is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. 
statement was filed with the County Clerk 
of Los Angeles County on 08/26/2013. 
The registrant(s) has (have) commenced 
to transact business under the fictitious 
business name or names listed above on 
N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name 
Statement expires five years from the date it 
was filed in the office of the County Clerk. 
A new Fictitious Business Name Statement 
must be filed prior to that date. The filing 
of this statement does not of itself authorize 
the use in this state of a Fictitious Business 
Name in violation of the rights of another 
under Federal, State, or common law 
(See section 14411 et seq. Business and 
Professions Code)Publish: Mountain Views 

Dates Pub: Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 05, 12, 2013