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Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 19, 2014 

Arcadia Police Blotter

For the period of Sunday, July 6th, through Saturday, July 12th, the 
Police Department responded to 908 calls for service of which 141 
required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of 
the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.


Sunday, July 6:

 1. Around 3:43 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Walgreens, 140 
East Live Oak Avenue, regarding a theft investigation. The store 
manager confronted a suspect that concealed a wireless alarm clock 
inside his backpack. The suspect attempted to punch the manager, 
but he missed and fled the location. A review of video surveillance 
revealed the suspect’s identity. Assisting officers responded to his 
residence in the 2000 block of Foss Avenue where he was arrested 
for Robbery. The 24-year-old Hispanic male was transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking.

 2. Just after 11:50 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle 
in the area of Live Oak Avenue and El Monte Avenue. Upon contact 
with the driver, the officer detected an odor of alcohol emitting from 
his breath and person. An investigation revealed the 44-year-old 
Chinese male was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. He 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.


Monday, July 7:

 3. At about 12:58 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the Arcadia 
Police Department front counter regarding an identity theft report. 
The victim explained that he attempted to renew his California 
Driver’s License at the West Sacramento DMV Office where he 
resides, but discovered it was suspended for failing to appear on a 
traffic citation issued by Arcadia Police. The victim explained an 
unknown suspect must have used his personal information because 
he was never issued a citation by Arcadia Police. The victim believed 
the suspect may be his cousin who is similar in age and appearance. 
Further investigation is being conducted by the Detective Bureau.

 4. At approximately 5:09 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 
Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a fraud report. 
The victim explained she found a Pasadena house for rent on Zillow.
com and made contact with the owner through email who advised 
she needed to make a $1,000 security deposit. When the victim asked 
to see the apartment, the owner stated it was still occupied, but would 
be ready within a couple of weeks. After the victim completed the 
deposit, she went to the property to make contact with the tenant. To 
her surprise, the tenant explained it was not for rent as she purchased 
the house back in April.


Tuesday, July 8:

 5. Just after 8:38 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle 
on Huntington Drive, east of Santa Anita Avenue, for several 
traffic violations. The officer discovered the driver, a 25-year-old 
Hispanic male, had a suspended license and was in possession 
of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. During the 
booking process, additional methamphetamine was located inside 
the suspect’s wallet. As a result, he was also charged with bringing 
drugs into a jail facility. 

6. Around 11:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of 
South Eighth Avenue regarding a disturbance on the horse trail. A 
female subject stabbed her boyfriend in the arm with a pocket knife 
because she was upset that he was dressing in women’s clothing. The 
45-year-old White female was arrested for Assault With A Deadly 
Weapon and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.


Wednesday, July 9:

7. At about 9:19 a.m., an officer responded to Auto Clinic Inc., 412 North First 
Avenue, regarding a theft investigation. The shop received a stop payment on 
a credit card transaction that was processed in May. At the time, a female 
subject brought her 2008 Mercedes Benz C300 to the shop to get three tires 
replaced for approximately $720. The subject had her “husband” pay for the 
services over the telephone using a credit card; however, the shop did not 
know the card was stolen. The suspect is described as Hispanic, in her late 
thirties, 5’4”-5’6” tall, 140 lbs., with long brown hair, brown eyes, and dark 
skin. She can be identified if seen again. 

 8. Shortly after 3:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of Sixth 
Avenue and Verner Circle regarding a stalled truck blocking the roadway. 
An investigation revealed the passenger, a 52-year-old Hispanic male, was 
in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking.


Thursday, July 10:

 9. At approximately 9:46 a.m., an officer made contact with a vehicle parked 
in front of Extended Stay Hotel, 500 East Santa Clara Street, after noticing it 
had an expired registration tab. The officer discovered the driver was under 
the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of heroin, cocaine, 
methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and ammunition. The 
33-year-old Hispanic male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City 
Jail for booking.

 10. Around 2:35 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Pavilions, 745 West Naomi 
Avenue, in reference to a theft investigation. Video surveillance revealed 
two juveniles concealed liquor bottles and other merchandise inside their 
backpacks. The suspects exited the store without making payment and fled 
the location on their bicycles. The suspects, one White and one Hispanic, 
appeared to be between 15 to 17-years-old.

 11. At about 12:29 p.m., an officer responded to Natural Selection 
restaurant, 305 North Santa Anita Avenue, regarding a fraud report. An 
employee received an unsolicited telephone call from a subject claiming 
to be a Southern California Edison representative. The subject told the 
employee that the restaurant’s account was delinquent and directed her 
to make a payment of $998.23 in order to avoid disconnection of the 
restaurant’s electricity. The employee made the payment at a local Rite Aid 
using Green Dot Money Pak prepaid cash cards as she was directed, and 
later realized it was a scam.

 12. Shortly after 7:20 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Macy’s at the Santa 
Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a theft report. A 35-year-
old Chinese female selected a dress from a clothing rack and returned the item 
at a register for credit on a gift card. Afterwards, she concealed merchandise 
inside a used shopping bag and manipulated the price tags of a few clothing 
items, which she then purchased using the fraudulent gift card. She was 
arrested for Commercial Burglary and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking.


Saturday, July 12:

 13. Around 11:26 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 
area of Peck Road and Live Oak Avenue for no front license plate. The officer 
discovered the 23-year-old Hispanic male driver had a suspended license; 
however, he did not know it was suspended. He was cited and released in the 
field without incident. His vehicle was driven home by another licensed driver.

 14. At about 10:30 p.m., unknown suspect(s) smashed the window of a 2005 
Nissan Altima that was parked at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin 
Avenue. The suspect(s) fled undetected with the victim’s purse. No evidence 
or witnesses were located.

Coping with Stress 

and Techniques to Help

Arcadia Senior Services in partnership with Pacific Clinics, Pasadena 
will be having a special free health presentation for individuals 50 
years of age and older. This informative lecture will discuss what is 
“normal” stress and different types of stress. Facts of negative stress in 
your mood and health, and how to define what a stressor is. There will 
also be strategies for managing stress including; limiting stressors, 
taking control over your stress, adapting and accepting stress. The 
guest speaker will also guide you on stress reduction techniques or 
similar techniques to help you become relax and tranquil. 

 The lecture will take place on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1:30pm 
at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive. Please call 
Arcadia Senior Services at 626.574.5130 if interested in attending.

Santa Anita Family Services 
Introduces Youth Employment 

Monrovia Police Blotter

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 
383 service events, resulting in 52 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.

Grand Theft

On July 14 at 2:01 p.m., a grand theft in the 700 block of West 
Huntington Drive was reported to police. Construction is being 
done on the street and at the end of the work week last week,the 
construction crew covered the open trenches with two steel plates. 
When they arrived at work the next week, the plates were gone. 
Each sheet is 4 feet by 8 feet and they are worth $1000each. The 
investigation is continuing.

Juvenile Problem

On July 15 at 8:40 p.m., officers responded to a home in the 400 
block of Royal Oaks to look for a female juvenile who had run away 
from the residence. A description was obtained and the female was 
located a few blocks away. Officers counseled the juvenile, returned 
her to her residence and spoke with the parent. Approximately 
three hours later, the parent phoned police, reporting she and 
the juvenile had argued and the juvenile had left the residence 
again. Officers again located the juvenile, and after speaking with 
her, determined she needed to be held for mental evaluation. She 
was taken to a hospital, where she was held for observation and 

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspects Arrested

July 16 at 3:50 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 300 
block of Beechworth regarding a suspicious male subject sleeping 
in a vehicle. When officers arrived, they saw a male subject lying 
in the backseat of a vehicle. The subject reached for a purseon the 
floor, as if he was attempting to conceal it. He told the officers 
the purse belonged to a female that was with him, but she was 
currently visiting a friend at one ofthe residences. The male subject 
was arrested on an outstanding warrant. A search of the purse 
revealed methamphetamine and pipes. While officers were dealing 
with the male subject, the female who owns the purse returned 
and approached the officers. She was arrested for possession of 
methamphetamine and an outstanding warrant.

Family Nature Hike – 

Monrovia Canyon Falls!

Saturday July 26th, 7:30am 
Sharp! We will meet at the 
Community Center at 7:30am 
sharp and board a bus to the 
trailhead in Monrovia and 
enjoy a relatively easy hike 
that totals 3.4 miles roundtrip 
via the Bill Cull Trail. Upon 
arrival, we will do some light 
stretching and then embark 
on our journey where we will 
encounter some delightful 
waterfall experiences in the 
front range of the San Gabriel’s. 
At the end of our hike we will 
enjoy a picnic lunch. Be sure 
to bring sunscreen and a hat. 
Children must beaccompanied 
by an adult. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $15 and includes 
lunch and transportation.

 You can register now, on-line or in person! To download the 
registration form, go on-line to the City of Arcadia’s website: www. or stop by the office, 375 Campus Drive.

For more information please call 626.574.5113!

Pictured from left, Duarte Kiwanis President, Mirna Vargas, 

Job Developer, Leanne Powers.

Leanne Powers, Job Developer for Santa Anita Family Services 
provided quite an overview of their new Youth Employment 
Program to the Duarte Kiwanis Club. Santa Anita Family 
Services recently received WIA funding (Workforce Investment 
Act) to provide services to help under privileged youth gain 
employment skills. The goal of the program is to connect with 
these youth and achieve one of the following outcomes:

• Obtain a High School Diploma or GED or post-secondary 
degree or certificate

• Placement in Post-Secondary Education and/or Paid 

• Increase Reading and/or Math Skills (for out of school youth)

 The club learned of a number of ways the community can 
connect with the program ranging from youth referrals to 
donations of work appropriate clothing, to providing space for 

 The Duarte Kiwanis Club has lunch meetings the first, third 
and fifth Tuesdays of the month at Westminster Gardens. For 
further information on speaking or joining the club, contact Dr. 
Diane Hernandez at


Celebrate the summer reading program finale with magician 
Tony Daniels. Fun and educational for the whole family. Saturday, 
August 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. This will also be 
the last day to report hours read and to pick up reading incentives 
for the summer reading program. Seats fill up quickly so please 
come early. For more information, visit the Arcadia Public Library 
website at or call 626.821.5566.

 The Arcadia Public Library is located at 20 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia. 
The Library is open Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. until 
9:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 
a.m. until 6:00 p.m. You can also follow the 
Library on Twitter and Facebook.

So Cal Stars Continue to Serve

 Stafford Barker and his team of coaches continue to serve 147 
young men in our community – not just in coaching in baseball 
skills, but in coaching in life skills. These men have become 
mentors, back up dads, and role models for the participants in 
the program. So Cal Stars team members are required to achieve 
good grades and to give back to the community through service – 
sometimes in tutoring the younger team members in their school 
work. Duarte Kiwanis President, Mirna Vargas recently presented 
a check for $500.00 to Stafford for the team’s latest series to be 
played in San Diego.

 The Duarte Kiwanis Club has lunch meetings the first, third and 
fifth Tuesdays of the month at Westminster Gardens. For further 
information on speaking or joining the club, contact Dr. Diane 
Hernandez at