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Mountain Views-News Saturday, January 4, 2014 




From December 15th through December 31st 2013, Officers from the Arcadia Police Department 
conducted 2 DUI checkpoints, 4 DUI saturation patrols and a warrant sweep operation as part of the 
California Office of Traffic Safety’s “December DUI Crackdown.” Funding for these operations were 
provided from grants received from the California Office of Traffic Safety as part of the AVOID 100 
Multi-Agency DUI Task Force, as well as, a DUI checkpoint and S.T.E.P. grant awarded to the Arcadia 
Police Department. Enforcement results are listed below:

2 DUI Checkpoints 4 DUI Patrols

4513—Vehicles passed through the checkpoints 90—Traffic Stops

3662—Vehicles were screened by Officers 30—Field Sobriety Tests

82—Secondary vehicle Inspections 7—DUI Arrests 

35—Field Sobriety Tests Conducted 2—Possession of Narcotics Arrests

4—DUI Arrests 1—Minor w/BAC of .05% or more

13—Unlicensed Driver Arrests 1—Driver In possession of Marijuana

3—Suspended License Arrests 1—Criminal Felony Arrest

2—Warrant Arrests 4—Unlicensed Driver Arrests

3—30 Day Impounds 1—Suspended License Arrest

4—Vehicle Storages 1—Warrant Arrest

 1—30 Day Impounds

Warrant Detail 8—Vehicle storages

65—Warrant Services 14—Moving Citations

5—Warrant Arrests 7—Non Moving Citations


The Arcadia Police Department would like to remind everyone of the dangers associated with drunk 
driving. If you drink, please use a sober designated driver. Let’s make 2014 the safest year yet; don’t 
drink and drive. Happy New Year!

From Arcadia’s Best


Three intersections along Santa Anita Avenue from Colorado to St. Joseph will be completely closed 
to all east-west traffic for 11 hours on four consecutive nights next week for construction on the Gold 
Line light rail bridge over Santa Anita Avenue, it was announced this morning by the Metro Gold 
Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority.

 And, Santa Anita will be limited to one lane in each direction Monday-Thursday, Jan. 6-9.

 Beginning Monday, Jan. 6, Santa Anita Ave between Colorado Blvd and Santa Clara St will experience 
nightly lane closures to allow crews to install the bridge deck beams at the newly-constructed 
Santa Anita Ave Bridge. During this nighttime and early morning work, Santa Anita Ave will be open 
to one lane of traffic in each direction, while the following intersections will be closed to thru-traffic:

 Colorado Blvd & Santa Anita Ave

 La Porte St & Santa Anita Ave

 St Joseph St & Santa Anita Ave

Detour routes will be in place and signage will be posted to guide motorists and pedestrians around 
the construction activity.

Please note that bus stops in this vicinity may be temporarily relocated. For questions about MTA bus 
stops, please call (323) GO-METRO (323-466-3876) or go to For questions about 
Foothill Transit bus stops, please call (800) RIDE-INFO (800-743-3463) or go to www.foothilltransit.

To subscribe to receive construction alerts to your mobile phone, text GOLDLINENEWS to 888777.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we build this important project!

Monrovia Police Blotter


 During the 1960s through much of the 1990s, the Miss Duarte pageant was a celebrated city 
event and when the winners were crowned, lives were changed forever! Commemorating the years 
that the event was held and those who participated, the Duarte Historical Society will host a Miss Duarte 
reunion at the Duarte Historical Museum in Encanto Park, Duarte, from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, 
January 11. The public is invited and admission is free.

 Former Miss and Junior Miss Duartes are encouraged to attend and contribute to the Miss 
Duarte exhibit which will be featured at the Museum through February.

 While many of the young ladies holding the coveted title chalked the event up to an interesting 
experience, others were so encouraged by the pageant that they moved on to state and national 
competitions. One became a “Laker Girl.” Programs, portraits, and other memorabilia will be on 

 For details, call Claudia Heller, president, Duarte Historical Society, at (626) 358-0329.

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

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 366 service events, resulting in 72 
investigations. To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to
map/ca/monrovia for crime mapping. For Police Department news and information, visit our website 
and follow us on Twitter for police notifications.

Warrants – Suspect Arrested

December 16 at 8:20 p.m., an officer on patrol observed a male subject he recognized and knew had 
outstanding warrants for his arrest. The subject was walking through a rear alley behind a business 
in the 600 block of West Huntington. A computer check confirmed the male had three drug warrants 
for his arrest. The male was stopped and arrested for the warrants.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested

December 17 at 12:40 a.m., police dispatch received a call reporting a male subject chasing a female 
subject in the 700 block of West Foothill. Officers arrived and saw a male subject run north 
from Foothill to an alley. A resident advised officers of the apartment the subject went into. Officers 
knocked on the door and eventually located a 16-year-old male hiding inside. He said he ran because 
he had a warrant for his arrest.

A computer check revealed he did have a no-bail felony warrant for grand theft. While searching the 
area, officers located a stolen Honda Accord in a carport off the alley that had been stolen out of El 
Monte and had the ignition punched. The owner of the vehicle was notified and retrieved her vehicle. 
The male was arrested and taken to Eastlake Juvenile Detention Facility pending his court date.

Passing a Counterfeit Bill / Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor – Suspects


December 17 at 11:40 a.m., a staff member from Monrovia High School called to report a student had 
passed a fictitious five-dollar bill. An officer arrived and interviewed several students, who admitted 
they had passed the five-dollar bill, and that they had passed a twenty-dollar bill the previous day. 
One of the students told the officer that the money was given to them by a parent.

Detectives responded to the School District Office and managed to retrieve the bill that was passed 
the previous day. The parent was called in and admitted she told her son the bill was fictitious and she 
said she wanted to teach him a lesson if he was caught with the bill. She also admitted that she had 
two additional bills at her residence and


Extra Holiday Trash & Recycling 
Program Offered


The City of Duarte through its franchised trash 
hauler, Burrtec Waste, will provide a Christmas 
tree collection service for residential customers 
in conjunction with Los Angeles County Public 


Christmas trees will be collected on regular trash 
collection days from Dec. 26 through Jan. 17. All 
decorations, tinsel and stands must be removed. 
Flocked trees or trees coated with a fire retardant 
will be accepted. Trees over six feet tall need 
to be cut in half. Christmas tree collection will 
also be available in the county area of Duarte. 
The County of Los Angeles has contracted with 
waste haulers serving the unincorporated areas 
to provide Christmas tree recycling services to 
residences, multi-residential complexes and 
commercial, institutional, and industrial entities.


This year Burrtec will also collect excess holiday 
trash and recyclables beginning Dec. 26 through 
Jan. 3. Single-family residences may place excess 
holiday trash/recyclables in bags alongside their 
containers on collection day. Approximately 
80% of holiday trash is recyclable including all 
gift boxes, wrapping paper, greeting cards and 
cardboard packaging.


For more information about the Christmas tree 
recycling program in the City of Duarte, call City 
Hall at (626) 357-7931 or Burrtec at (1-800) 325-
9417 or visit