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Mountain View News Saturday, July 5, 2014 

Arcadia Police Blotter

City of Arcadia - Summer Concert 
& Movies in the Park Series!


 The Arcadia Recreation and Community 
Services Department proudly announces the 
Summer Concert Series for 2014!

 Mark your calendar! The City of Arcadia’s 
FREE summer concert series begins Thursday, 
July 10, 2014, so make sure you don’t miss out 
on the fun in the sun! The summer concerts 
are held on Thursday evenings starting at 6:30-8pm on the 
lawn between City Hall and the Police Department (240 West 
Huntington Drive). 

 Bring the kids out to participate in the FREE fun zone, featuring 
games, crafts, and activities each week. In addition, the City is 
pleased to announce The Surfer Taco Food Truck at all of the 
2014 Summer Concert Series! A portion of the proceeds will be 
given to the Recreation and Community Services Department! 
For more information, please call 626.574.5113. Listed below is 
the line-up for this Thursday, July 10, 2014.

The Answer (Classic Rock) – July 10, 2014

Since 1964, The Answer has been supplying its renditions of top 
40 hits, back then popular rock and today now classified as classic 
rock. The Answer’s uncanny reproduction of all that’s good in 
classic rock today sets them far above their competition. With 
stage energy, witty antics, and FREE giveaways, The Answer 
delivers a knock out show which is enjoyed by all ages! This is 
simply a show you cannot miss!

Movies in the Park

The Movies in the Park are held on Friday evenings with activities 
starting at 7:30pm on the lawn between City Hall and the Police 
Department (240 West Huntington Drive) and begins this 
Friday, July 11, 2014. Movies in the Park provided in partnership 
with CHOICESS Arcadia.

Gravity (PG-13) – July 11th, 2014

Gravity is a 2013 British-American epic science fiction thriller 
film. It was directed, co-written, coproduced and co-edited by 
Alfonso Cuarón, and stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney 
as astronauts involved

City of Arcadia

Kid’s Night Out Friday, July 11th

Fun in the Sun!

Kid’s Night Out provides kids 
a night of fun and play so mom 
and dad can enjoy an evening 
out or a quiet evening at home. 
This event is held at the Arcadia 
Community Center, 365 Campus 
Drive, Arcadia, California 91007, 
from 6-11pm. Recreation Staff 
and Volunteers offer dinner, 
themed games, movies, and 
supervision for children ages 4 
and above. All activities will be 
geared toward elementary school 
children; anyone younger must be potty trained. Accommodations 
cannot be made for special dietary needs. The cost is $15.00 per 
child and also includes snacks and beverages. Pre-registration is 
mandatory and a $2 registration fee is

applicable for those participants not registered in any other 
summer classes.

Registration for Kid’s Night Out can be done on-line at www., by fax, 626.821.4370 or by coming into the 
Recreation Office, 375 Campus Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007. For 
more information please call 626.574.5113!

About the City of Arcadia

Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Arcadia is 
an 11.38 square mile community with a population of just over 
56,000. Located approximately 20 miles east of downtown Los 
Angeles, Arcadia is known for combining small-town charm 
with the conveniences and amenities of a mid-size city. Arcadia 
is a full-service charter city governed by a five-member City 
Council, elected at large. Recognized for exceptional education and 
recreation opportunities and beautiful neighborhoods, Arcadia is 
also defined as the “Community of Homes” and has twice been 
designated the “Best City in California in which to Raise Kids” by 
Business Week Magazine.

For the period of Sunday, June 22nd, through Saturday, June 28th, the Police Department 
responded to 1,026 calls for service of which 108 required formal investigations. The following is a 
summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, June 22:

1. Just after 00:20 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for tinted windows in the 
area of Peck Road and Goldring Road. Upon contact with the driver, the officer detected an odor 
of alcohol emitting from inside the vehicle. An investigation revealed the 26-year-old Hispanic 
male driver was under the influence with a blood alcohol content greater than 0.08 percent. He 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

2. Around 7:06 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Santa Anita 
Avenue and Live Oak Avenue for a warrant attached to the license plate. The officer discovered 
the warrant belonged to the driver, a 31-year-old Hispanic female, who also had a suspended 
license. She was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Monday, June 23:

3. At about 3:06 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 1800 block of Wilson 
Avenue regarding a burglary report. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry through a rear door and 
ransacked cabinets in a hallway. No physical evidence was located and no one reported seeing or 
hearing anything suspicious. The total loss was unknown at the time of the report.

4. At approximately 7:34 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of Live Oak Avenue and Las 
Tunas Drive regarding a three-car traffic collision. Party-1 failed to stop for traffic ahead and 
rear-ended Party-2, which forced Party-2 into the rear of Party-3. Two victims were transported 
to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for neck and back pain. An investigation revealed the driver in 
Party-1, a 55-year-old White male, was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. He was 
arrested for DUI Resulting in Bodily Injury and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Tuesday, June 24:

5. Just after 1:45 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin 
Avenue, regarding three juvenile theft suspects fleeing the location on foot. The responding 
officer conducted an area check and located the suspects climbing over a patio wall to an 
apartment complex in the 600 block of Fairview Avenue. The suspects, one 13-year-old Black 
male and two 14-year-old Black males, were detained without incident. An investigation 
revealed they were in possession of stolen property from Sport Chalet, Zumiez, and Foot 
Motion. They were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

6. Around 11:06 p.m., an officer made consensual contact with two subjects walking in the area 
of East Live Oak Avenue and Peck Road. The officer discovered one of the subjects, a 36-year-old 
Asian male, was in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Wednesday, June 25:

7. Around 10:37 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 000 block of Pepperglen 
Drive regarding a domestic dispute. During a child exchange at the location, a husband became 
aggressive with his wife while arguing, grabbed her wrist, and stole her cell phone as she 
attempted to call the police. The 40-year-old Hispanic male suspect responded to the Arcadia 
Police Department lobby to return the phone. Shortly after, he was arrested for Battery and 
Robbery. He was escorted to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

8. At about 4:45 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Duarte Road 
and First Avenue for a broken tail light and expired registration. An investigation revealed 
the 28-year-old Hispanic female driver was in possession of a hydrocodone pill without a 
prescription. She was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Thursday, June 26:

9. Shortly after 7:50 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of Huntington Drive and 
Centennial Way regarding a possible intoxicated subject stumbling into lanes of traffic. The 
officer determined the 54-year-old Black male carrying a 24-ounces can of beer was intoxicated 
and unable to care for himself. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

10. At about 3:25 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of South Fourth 
Avenue regarding a theft report. The elderly victim received a phone call from a man 
impersonating his nephew. The suspect explained he was in a car accident and needed money 
immediately. The victim sent the suspect approximately $1,200 via Moneygram and later 
realized it was a scam when he spoke to his real nephew who explained he never called him or 
got into an accident.

Friday, June 27:

11. Around 3:45 p.m., an officer responded to Motel 6, 225 Colorado Place, regarding a female 
subject passed out in the parking lot. The officer discovered the subject was unresponsive and 
incoherent. Her boyfriend was also passed out inside their hotel room with their two young 
children, ages seven and ten. Monrovia Fire responded to the scene and provided treatment 
to both subjects. An investigation revealed the 29-year-old female and 31-year-old male of 
unknown race were under the influence of multiple prescription medications, including muscle 
relaxers. Both subjects were arrested for Child Cruelty and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking.

The Southern California Mormon Choir and Guest Speaker 
Hilda Solis: A Perfect Evening for any Proud American

Monrovia Police Blotter

By Joan Schmidt

 Once again, my husband and I were treated to a very special 
evening, thanks to the Southern California Mormon Choir, 
Guest Speaker Hilda Solis, Member-Elect, Los Angeles County 
Board of Supervisors, District 1 and Hosts, the Arcadia Stake.

 The Southern California Mormon Choir, a 100 member 
choral group established in 1953, performs classical, sacred, 
folk, patriotic and popular choral music throughout Southern 
California with LA Philharmonic, Glendale Symphony, 
California Philharmonic and many others! They also have 
been on stage with Utah Symphony Orchestras and Mormon 
Tabernacle Choir. Quite Impressive!

 President Scott Magnusson’s warm welcome and Invocation 
by Duarte Council Member Margaret Finlay were followed by 
Presentation of Colors by Junior ROTC Color Guard, Gladstone 
High School, and Pledge of Allegiance. After the National 
Anthem and America the Beautiful, Guest Speaker Hilda Solis 

 Hilda, a “product of the San Gabriel Valley and proud of it” felt 
it was a “joy and blessing” to attend this Patriotic Concert. She 
grew up in La Puente and graduated from its high school. She is 
married to Sam Sayyad, a business owner and resides here in the 
San Gabriel Valley.

 What an amazing woman Hilda is, and knowing her background 
explains why. The daughter of immigrants, Hilda was the first 
of seven children to graduate from college. (Bachelor of Arts 
in Political Science from CAL Poly, Pomona and a Masters in 
Public Administration from USC)

 Hilda’s mother, Juana (Sequeirra) from Nicaragua and her dad, 
Raul Solis from Mexico met at a Citizenship class. Her father 
worked at Quemetro Battery Recycling Plant and organized 
Teamsters for better health benefits for workers. After the 
children were of school age, Hilda’s mom worked on the 
Assembly line of Mattel, belonged to the United Rubber Workers 
and was outspoken about working conditions. She stressed the 
importance of education. With parents like Juana and Raul, how 
could Hilda not grow up wanting to serve others?

 Hilda spoke of her remarkable mother and how hard she 
studied-many hours preparing to become a citizen. When Hilda 
served in Congress, she swore in many citizens and it was so 
gratifying to her-she remembered her mom and her journey to 
achieve citizenship.

Hilda felt we have so much to celebrate: our families, the values of 
our country, the many freedoms and opportunities. She related 
how she went with a delegation to Iraq and met military from 
Azusa and Duarte. They spoke of California and some were on 
their 2nd and 3rd tours.

 Music Director Jan Bills was assisted by Guest Conductor 
Roger Lamb for a few selections. Jan’s smile is so contagious; it 
is obvious how much this patriotic concert means to her. Her 
husband Bill was narrator and explained the backgrounds of the 
different music selections. It was so entertaining.

 Part I included When the Saints Go Marching In, Pilgrim Song 
and I’m Runnin On. The first two selections are traditional 
American songs and the latter, an African-American Spiritual.

 Part II featured America, Hymn for America and God of Our 
Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand.

 Part III is always my favorite! It includes Who Are the Brave”, 
the Salute to Armed Forces, God Bless America and Lee 
Greenwood’s God Bless the USA.

 Thank you so much to the Arcadia Stake, the great Southern 
California Mormon Choir and awesome Hilda Solis. (State 
Assembly, State Senate, US House of Representatives, Secretary 
of Labor and come December, LA County Supervisor District 
1) Once again, we returned home with a deep love of our great 
country and appreciation of all our freedoms.

Highlighted Activity for the Weekend of June 26-29, 2014

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events. To see 
a complete listing of crimes reported, go to the City of Monrovia 
website and click on the crime mapping link. Sign up to follow us on 
Twitter for police notifications.

Found Elderly Couple

On June 28 at 10:53 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 block 
of North Mountain regarding an elderly couple inside a truck 
continuously hitting and running over the curb with their vehicle 
for approximately 2 hours. Officers arrived and found an 87 and 85 
year old married couple. The female believed she was in Oakland 
and the male did not know where he was. Their son was eventually 
located in Apple Valley however, could not drive to Monrovia to 
pick-up his parents. An officer drove the couple home and Adult 
Protective Services were notified.

Warrant – Suspect Arrest

On June 29 at 1:56 a.m., officers were dispatched to an apartment 
complex in the 1100 block of Royal Oaks, where a male was 
reportedly hitting a female in the complex’s parking lot. When 
officers arrived they determined the two were cousins and had 
only been yelling at each other. A computer check revealed the 
male subject had an outstanding warrant. He was arrested and 
taken into custody. 

Drunk in Public – Suspect Arrested

On June 29 at 2:28 a.m., officers responded to the rear parking 
lot located in the 300 block of South Myrtle regarding a male 
and female possibly fighting. When officers arrived, they found 
a male, who was so intoxicated he could hardly stand up. After 
investigating whether they had been fighting or not, it was 
determined they had not been. The male was arrested for being 
drunk in public. 

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested 
On June 29 at 4:45 a.m., a silver car was stopped at Maple and 
Primrose for a traffic violation. The officer approached the driver 
and could smell alcohol on the driver’s breath. Field sobriety tests 
were conducted and it was determined the driver was driving 
under the influence of alcohol and was arrested.


Outside Assist /Missing Person - Located

On June 29 at 7:20 a.m., dispatch received a call regarding a 
missing 32 year old female who resides in Pasadena. The missing 
person told her family she was going hiking Saturday, June 28 
at 8:00 a.m., in Monrovia with a co-worker. The family made a 
missing persons report with Pasadena Police Department when 
she didn’t return home and she wasn’t answering her cell phone. 
The missing person left home in her dark grey, Honda Accord. 
Monrovia Park Rangers were notified and a thorough search 
was conducted for the Honda, but it was not found. At 1:50 p.m. 
we received a call from the family stating the missing hiker was 
located, she was spending time with a friend and had left her cell 
phone in her vehicle.

Detective Bureau Case Follow-Up Robbery – Suspect Sentenced

A twenty year old male who has been arrested numerous times for 
theft and other narcotics offenses was sentenced to five years in 
state prison this past week for a robbery he committed in May at 
the Pavilions market. This was a culmination of the collaborative 
effort of the patrol officers, loss prevention officers and the work of 
Detectives to finally get a habitual offender off the streets.

Duarte Council Members John Fasana, Margaret Finlay, Hilda solis, 
Hilda’s Husband, Sam Sayyad, Brad Finlay (Margaret’s husband.)


 Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich urges 
county citizens to refrain from using 
dangerous fireworks when celebrating the 
Fourth of July holiday. 

 “July 4th is a celebration of America’s 
freedom – but with our freedom 
comes responsibility,” said Supervisor 
Antonovich. “Fireworks of any type are 
illegal in the unincorporated areas of Los 
Angeles County and good judgment and 
caution should be used in municipalities 
where they are legal.” 

 Every year people are injured, property 
is destroyed, and scarce fire suppression 
dollars are spent during the weeks before 
and after the 4th of July due to the use 
of illegal fireworks, the misuse of legal 
fireworks, and the discharge of weapons 
into the air. 

 The penalties for possession or use of 
fireworks can range from a fine of up to 
$1000, to confinement in a County jail 
for up to one year. Certain products 
like M-80’s and M-100’s are considered 
explosives and are a felony to possess. The 
penalties can be as high as 16 months in 
state prison and parents are liable for any 
damage or injuries caused by their children 
using fireworks.

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