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Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 26, 2014 

Arcadia Police Blotter

Over $70,000 Raised at 
7th Annual CARMA Cares 
Charity Fundraiser

For the period of Sunday, July 13th, through Saturday, July 19th, the 
Police Department responded to 905 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, July 13: 

1. Around 6:45 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 100 
block of East Laurel Avenue regarding a suspect attempting to break in 
through a bathroom window. Officers located the subject in the rear 
yard and discovered he was under the influence of methamphetamine 
and heroin. The victim explained the suspect was a relative, but had 
no permission to enter the residence. The 33-year-old White male was 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

2. Just after 3:30 p.m., an officer responded to the parking lot of the 
Santa Anita Race Track, 285 West Huntington Drive, regarding a 
disturbance. A 57-year-old Hispanic male was under the influence of 
alcohol and unable to care for himself. He was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Monday, July 14:

3. At about 4:11 a.m., officers made contact with a lone subject sitting 
inside a parked vehicle on eastbound California Street at Second 
Avenue, after discovering a felony warrant was attached to the license 
plate. An investigation revealed the warrant did not belong to the 
22-year-old Hispanic male driver; however, he was in possession of a 
large butcher’s knife and possible stolen credit cards. He was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

4. At approximately 5:48 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence 
in the 000 block of La Porte Street regarding a disturbance between 
a mother and her son. After arguing over bills, the son twisted his 
mother’s arm as he grabbed her purse. A records check revealed the son 
had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The 37-year-old Hispanic 
male was arrested for the warrant only since the mother was not 
desirous of prosecution for Battery. He was transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking. 

Tuesday, July 15:

5. Just after 5:15 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in 
the 1000 block of Fairview Avenue regarding a dispute between a 
male subject and his two ex-girlfriends. The suspect, a 24-year-old 
Hispanic male, pushed one ex-girlfriend and struck the other ex-
girlfriend in the head with her purse. The suspect fled the scene prior 
to the officer’s arrival. An area check was conducted, but he was not 
located. Further investigation is being conducted by the Detective 

6. Around 7:09 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 000 block of 
West Naomi Avenue regarding a burglary report. Unknown suspect(s) 
entered the location through an open kitchen window, ransacked the 
interior, and fled undetected with a large amount of cash. No evidence 
or witnesses were located. 

Wednesday, July 16:

7. At about 12:07 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 000 
block of Fairview Avenue regarding a report of an overdose. A female 
subject attempted to commit suicide by ingesting a dozen antihistamine 
pills. Arcadia Fire responded to the scene and transported the subject 
to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for treatment and a psychological 

8. Shortly after 4:20 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 100 
block of South First Avenue regarding a missing juvenile described as 
an 8-year-old Asian male. Dispatch advised the juvenile’s mother last 
saw him around 11:00 a.m., riding his scooter in the area of First Avenue 
and Alta Street. After an extensive search lasting thirty minutes, an 
Arcadia officer located the juvenile in the 000 block of West California 
Street. He was transported to his residence where he was reunited with 
his mother. 

Thursday, July 17:

9. At approximately 3:50 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Greater 
El Monte Community Hospital in El Monte, 1701 South Santa Anita 
Avenue, in reference to a battery investigation. The victim explained 
he was attacked by two Hispanic male adults while he was walking in 
the area of Baldwin Avenue and Sierra Madre Boulevard. The victim 
suffered a broken leg and a large laceration to his head, which caused 
him to lose consciousness. Upon gaining consciousness, he called a 
relative who transported him to the hospital. The victim did not think 
he could recognize the suspects if seen again. 

10. Around 11:47 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle 
in the area of Live Oak Avenue and Peck Road for speeding. A search 
of the vehicle revealed the 23-year-old Vietnamese male driver was in 
possession of marijuana and concentrated cannabis. He was arrested 
for the listed violations and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

Friday, July 18: 

11. At about 2:17 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle 
in the area of Peck Road and Clark Street for suspended registration. A 
records check revealed the driver had an expired license. The 22-year-
old Hispanic female was cited and released in the field without incident. 
Her vehicle was left legally parked. 

12. Shortly after 11:50 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a 
vehicle in the area of Duarte Road and Mayflower Avenue for failing 
to signal within 100 feet of making a turn. The officer discovered 
the driver was never issued a license. The 19-year-old Hispanic male 
was cited in the field without incident and his vehicle was left legally 

Saturday, July 19:

13. Around 1:22 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on two 
bicyclists riding in the area of Foothill Boulevard and Second Street for 
not having proper bicycle lighting equipment. The officer discovered 
one of the subjects, a 49-year-old Hispanic male, had an outstanding 
felony warrant. The other subject, a 34-year-old White female, was in 
possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Both 
subjects were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

14. At about 1:15 p.m., an officer responded to Sephora at the Santa 
Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in reference to a theft report. 
A 20-year-old White female concealed merchandise inside her purse 
and a used shopping bag. Afterwards, she paid for two other items and 
exited the store without making payment for the concealed items. She 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Arcadia, CA - The Del Mar horse crowd dug deep into their pockets 
on July 19th to raise money for retired racehorses. CARMA’s 
(California Retirement Management Account) 7th Annual “CARMA 
Cares Charity Fundraiser – Cards 4 CARMA” at the Del Mar Hilton 
Hotel was enjoyed by more than 200 owners, trainers, jockeys and 
fans. After several years of a beach theme, this year the event moved 
back indoors at the Hilton and featured a variety of card games to 
raise funds for retired racehorses. The evening included live music, 
provided by Eric Auckerman’s West Coasters Band, a silent auction, 
a charity Texas Hold’Em poker tournament and various card games. 

 Steve Rothbloom, a regular fixture in the Doug O’Neill barn and 
a familiar face at the races won the Texas Hold ‘Em style poker 
tournament, in a close finish with owner Bob Bone. Many poker 
players lingered to see how the tournament would end and were able 
to enjoy the other casino-style games while waiting. 

CARMA Chair, Madeline Auerbach, expressed her gratitude for all 
the support given by the racing industry. “So many people donated 
items for the auction, purchased tickets, and sponsored the event 
this year,” said Auerbach. “We could not do such important work 
and raise these kinds of dollars without the support of our entire 
community - owners, trainers, jockeys, agents, sponsors and 

 This year’s grand prize, two weekend packages at Carson Valley 
Inn Hotel & Casino, was generously donated by owner Mike Pegram. 
Additional sponsors included Madeline Auerbach, Bourbon Lane 
Stables, Daily Racing Form, First Foundation Bank, Rick & Marcia 
Gold, Harris Farms, Havens Bloodstock, Jay Em Ess Stable, Liberty 
Road Stable, Little Red Feather Racing Club, Narvick International, 
Rancho San Miguel, Jim & Janet Rome, Santa Anita Park, TVG-
Betfair, Chuck Winner and von Bluecher, Blea, Hunkin Equine 
Medicine Inc. 

 All CARMA donations will be used to help care for retired 
racehorses whose careers have ended after competing in California 
Thoroughbred races. Through a detailed grant process, facilities that 
care for these Thoroughbreds may apply for funding on an annual 
basis. Last year, CARMA awarded more than $450,000 to a variety 
of charities that retire, retrain, and re-home former Thoroughbred 
racehorses. After such a successful fundraising event, CARMA is 
looking forward to the grant process which begins in September. 
The 2014 grants will be presented in December, during the Santa 
Anita race meet.

 CARMA (California Retirement Management Account) is a 
charitable 501 (c)(3) organization formed to assist Thoroughbred 
rehabilitation and retirement organizations that facilitate the care 
and retraining of horses who raced in California and whose racing 
careers have ended. CARMA ensures the racehorses have retirement 
options by managing and disbursing funds to qualified retirement 
facilities caring for such horses.

Monrovia Police Blotter


During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 
394 service events, resulting in 71 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. 

Vehicle Tampering 

On July 21 at 6:53 p.m., an officer responded to the 200 block of 
West Walnut regarding a vehicle tampering. The victim went to her 
vehicle which was parked in the carport area and realized the driver 
side door handle had been removed from her vehicle. Nothing 
appeared to be taken except the door handle. The investigation is 

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested 

On July 21 at 9:10 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of 
Wildrose and Mountain regarding a male suspect sleeping in her 
yard. The resident said the suspect appeared to have been drinking. 
The suspect drove his vehicle to the front of her residence, parked 
his vehicle and then got out and fell down into her yard. Officers 
determined the suspect had been involved in a traffic collision and 
driving under the influence of alcohol. The suspect was arrested. 

Residential Burglary 

On July 22 at 12:18 a.m., dispatch received alarm activation from 
a residence in the 100 block of Rose Lane. Officers contained the 
residence and eventually cleared the home. A rear window was 
broken and the back door window was shattered. The door was 
locked and it does not appear entry was made by the suspect. 
The victim was notified and arrived home. The investigation is 

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Suspect Arrested

On July 23 at 9:30 p.m. an officer stopped a driver in the area of 
California and Huntington for a traffic violation. Upon contacting 
the driver he displayed signs of intoxication. Field sobriety tests 
were conducted and it was determined the driver was driving 
under the influence of alcohol and was arrested. The passenger 
in the vehicle had an outstanding warrant for driving under the 
influence of alcohol and was arrested.

Summer Concerts & 
Movies in the Park Series!

Duarte, CA, July 24, 2014 - Duarte Councilmember John 
Fasana was awarded the annual “Consensus Builder” 
Award by the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments 
(SGVCOG) on Thursday, July 17th at the SGVCOG’s annual 
award’s reception. “John Fasana is someone we all know and 
trust here in the San Gabriel Valley, cited City of Industry 
Mayor, Tim Spohn, SGVCOG 3rd Vice President who made 
the nomination. Adding, “he works tirelessly representing the 
San Gabriel Valley, advocating for our transportation needs.” 
Fasana has represented the City of Duarte on the SVGCOG’s 
Governing Board since its formation in 1994, and has served 
as Chair of the SGVCOG’s transportation committee for over 
twenty years. In this capacity, John has advocated for the San 
Gabriel Valley’s transportation needs and was instrumental 
in the formation of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension 
Construction Authority and in securing funding for both 
Phase 1 (downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena) and Phase 
2A (Pasadena to Azusa). He was also influential in the 
planning and implementation of a number of other critical 
transportation projects in the San Gabriel Valley, including 
the Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority (ACE), 
the El Monte Transit Center I-210 Sound walls, and the 
I-10/I-605 Interchange.

 John Fasana was first elected to Duarte City Council in 1987. 
He has served as the San Gabriel Valley’s representative on the 
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority 
(Metro) since its formation in 1993. He currently serves as 
Second Vice-Chair and previously served as Chair during FY 
2001-2002. He also represents Metro on the Metro Gold Line 
Foothill Extension Construction Authority.

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 
is approaching fast, 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. 

The 1st Marine Division Band – 
August 7, 2014 

National Night Out & Arcadia’s 
111th Birthday! 

 National Night Out promotes crime prevention and awareness 
through police-community partnerships. Arcadia’s Police and Fire 
Department will be joining us for this very special occasion. Free 
fingerprinting for the kids, crime prevention materials and other 
information will be available. Stop by and show your support to 
Arcadia’s finest. But wait...that is not it! Help Arcadia celebrate our 
111th birthday by enjoying some birthday cake while supplies last. 

 The 1st Marine Division Band, based out of Camp Pendleton, 
California, consists of 50 Marine musicians. While the primary 
mission of the 1st Marine Division Band is to provide musical 
support for military parades and ceremonies, they remain versatile 
to accommodate other needs. In addition to the Ceremonial Band 
and Concert Band, the band forms smaller ensembles such as Big 
Band, Jazz Combo, Brass Quintet, and Party Band. They perform 
at over 300 commitments a year, with highlights including the 
State Funeral of President Ford, the Tournament of Roses Parades, 
Disneyland’s Independence Day Concerts, and annual concerts at 
the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. In 2007, the 1st Marine 
Division Band was awarded the “Colonel George S. Howard Citation 
of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands” administered by 
the John Philip Sousa Foundation. 

Residents to Celebrate the City’s 3lst Annual National Night Out 
Against Crime, Aug. 5 with Neighborhood Watch Block Parties

DUARTE, CA., July 23 2014 — Hundreds of Duarte residents 
are expected to participate in the citywide “going away party” 
for crime at block parties, cookouts and ice cream socials in 
neighborhoods throughout Duarte in recognition of the City’s 
31st annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, 
Aug. 5. 

 Neighborhood Watch area coordinators and block captains, 
with the support of Duarte Public Safety and Duarte Sheriffs, 
are encouraged to coordinate block parties throughout the 
community. Residents can contact the Public Safety Office to 
gather ideas, event flyers and to schedule a Deputy to visit their 
block party. Residents are encouraged to bring canned good 
donations to their neighborhood gatherings, which will benefit 
residents served by the Duarte Community Services Council.

 Over 10,000 communities across the nation including Duarte 
will participate in National Night Out, which is sponsored by 
the National Association of Town Watch. The crime, drug and 
violence prevention program is designed to send a message to 
criminals that neighborhoods are organized against crime.

 For more information on how to host a National Night Out 
gathering, contact Aida Torres at the Duarte Public Safety 
Department (626) 359-5671, ext. 316, or visit www.accessduarte.