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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 21, 2013 

Monrovia Police Blotter

“What’s Going On?” 

News and Views from Joan Schmidt

Highlighted Activity for the Weekdays of September 16-18, 2013

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 427 service events,resulting in 69 
investigations. To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to
ca/monrovia for crime mapping. For Police Department news and information, visit our website and 
follow us on Twitter for police notifications.

Grand Theft Auto

September 16 at 3:47 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 200 block of North Mountain. 
The vehicle, a 1971 Austin Mini Cooper, was parked in front of the victim’s home. All keys are accounted 
for and no one had permission to use or take the vehicle. The investigation is continuing.

Suspect in San Gabriel Valley Schools, Mall, & Hospital Threats Arrested by Five-Agency Team

On September 17, the collaborative efforts of the Arcadia, Covina, and Monrovia Police Departments, 
the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department 
resulted in the identification, location and capture of the suspect who phoned in criminal threats 
to school campuses and hospitals in the San Gabriel Valley this past week. See Press Release for 
more details.

Driving Under the Influence / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Destroying

Evidence – Suspect Arrested

September 18 at 1:02 a.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Shamrock and Huntington observed 
a driver throw a can of beer out the window of his vehicle. The officer stopped the vehicle and an 
assisting officer on the passenger side of the vehicle saw the female passenger attempt to hide a 
methamphetamine pipe in her hand. When the officer attempted to take the glass pipe, she threw it 
on the ground and broke it. Through investigation, the driver was determined to be under the influence 
and was arrested. The female passenger was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, 
destroying evidence and resisting arrest.

False Personation / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Possession of Stolen

Property / Warrants – Suspect Arrested

September 18 at 8:07 a.m., police responded to at hotel in the 900 block of South Fifth Avenue regarding 
a subject who had checked in using fictitious identification. The clerk recognized the subject 
as a patron they had problems with in the past. A check of the payment method revealed the 
subject’s reservation had a stop payment on the account and the clerk wanted the subject removed. 
Officers noticed the identification presented by the patron appeared altered. Officers contacted the 
subject in his room. The subject gave the officers a different name then the one on the identification 
he presented to the clerk. The officers located drug paraphernalia and stolen mail in the subject’s 
room. A computer check of the suspect revealed he also had two outstanding warrants for his arrest; 
he was arrested and taken into custody. During the booking process, the suspect was recognized 
by a detective as the suspect in two cases he was in the process of filing with the District Attorney’s 
office for warrants. All of the charges will be added together and presented to the District

Attorney for filing.

Injury Traffic Collision

September 18 at 9:33 a.m., a traffic collision with injuries involved was reported on Huntington 
Drive at Magnolia. A driver heading east on Huntington ran a red light at Magnolia. The vehicle 
struck a pedestrian and a vehicle traveling north on Magnolia. Another driver traveling east on 
Huntington failed to stop for the same red light and drove into the crashed vehicles. Three people 
were taken to area hospitals for non-lifethreatening injuries.


 Save TWO dates! On Saturday, September 28, the City of Duarte celebrates 
its 56th Anniversary. Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. with its 18th annual parade 
down Huntington Drive (Route 66). This year’s theme, “Gateway to Hope” 
celebrates City of Hope’s 100th Anniversary and the Grand Marshall is Dr. Rahul 
Jandial, a neurosurgeon and scientist who is also KTLA’s Morning News health expert. As part of 
his dedication to patients, he is intensely working on new operations and therapies at City of Hope 
Cancer center. In addition he teaches at USC and is well known internationally for his extensive 
humanitarian efforts.

 After the Parade, there is the Duarte City of Health City of Hope Picnic which begins at 11:00 
a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Royal Oaks Park. There will be performances by Chico and FUSION Beat! Other 
fun activities include the Children’s Stage, Performers, Giant Slide, Car Show, Food Booths, Crafts 
and Games! Great fun for the entire family!

 The following Saturday, October 5 will be Duarte’s 11th Annual Festival of Authors. It will be 10 
am-4 pm at Westminster Gardens, 1040 Santo Domingo Avenue, Duarte. More than 50 authors will 
participate in talks, panels and book signings. Two featured speakers include Robert K. Tanenbaum, 
bestselling writer of legal thrillers such as “Echoes of My Soul”, “Badge of the Assassin” and “Tragic”. 
(Mr. Tanenbaum is scheduled to speak at 11:45 am.) Also scheduled to speak as 2 pm is award-
winning Chicano author, Luis Rodriguez. Among his books are “Always Running: La Vida Loca”, 
“It Calls You Back” and “America is her Name”. This great event is also family-oriented. Last year 
I brought the grandkids and there were so many choices of children’s books for them. They came 
home with balloons, pencils, bookmarkers and other goodies. Food trucks also were on hand for 




That's right- it's back! From 10am - 2pm on Myrtle Avenue, shop 
for fresh produce at the Sunday morning Farmers' Market in Old 
Town Monrovia.