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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 27, 2014 

Arcadia Police Blotter

25th Annual Crystal Ball To Honor 
Mike and Christine Antonovich

For the period of Sunday, September 14 th, through Saturday, September 
20th, the Police Department responded to 978 calls for service of which 110 
required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the 
major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, September 14:

Just before 11:10 a.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 
area of Second Avenue and Huntington Drive for expired registration. 
The officer determined the driver, a 38-year-old Hispanic female, had an 
expired driver�s license. The woman was cited in the field without incident 
and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days. 

At approximately 12:32 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Arcadia Par 3 Golf 
Course, 620 East Live Oak Avenue, regarding a burglary report. The officer 
discovered three unknown males had jumped the fence of the location and 
attempted to steal various gardening tools from an unlocked storage area. 
The suspects left the items behind after encountering an employee of the 
business. Surveillance footage revealed the suspects are described as 20 to 
25-years-old Hispanic males, medium build, with short hair. 

Monday, September 15:

At about 12:35 a.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle 
for tinted windows and excessive speed in the area of Duarte Road and 
Baldwin Avenue. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong 
odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from inside the vehicle. The 27-year-
old White male was arrested for driving under the influence and was 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. The vehicle was left legally 

At approximately 8:46 p.m., an officer initiated a welfare check on a man 
lying in the Coco�s Parking lot, 1440 South Baldwin Avenue. The officer 
found the subject with a glass pipe protruding from his sock. Arcadia 
Fire Department responded to the scene to offer assistance. The officer 
determined that although the 43-year-old White male was not under the 
influence of an illegal substance, he was arrested for Possession of Drug 
Paraphernalia, and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Tuesday, September 16:

Around 1:19 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area 
of Huntington Drive and Holly Avenue for no license plates. A DMV check 
revealed the driver was in violation of driving without a license and having 
a suspended license. The 38-year-old Hispanic male was issued a citation 
and released in the field without incident. The vehicle was left legally parked.

Just after 5:10 p.m., an officer responded to the front desk of the Arcadia 
Police Department regarding a theft that occurred at a residence for sale 
in the 100 block of West Sycamore Avenue. After an open house showing 
of the location, the victim discovered her jewelry was missing. No suspects 
have been identified. The investigation is ongoing.

Wednesday, September 17:

Shortly after 1:35 a.m., an officer initiated an enforcement stop on a vehicle 
in the area of Duarte Road and La Cadena Avenue for a broken tail light. 
Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol 
emitting from the man�s breath. An investigation revealed the 33-year-old 
male of unknown race was under the influence of alcohol with a blood 
alcohol content greater than .08%. He was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At about 4:12 p.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of Arcadia Avenue 
regarding a theft report. The victim explained she received a phone call 
stating if she did not pay her back taxes to the IRS immediately, the FBI 
would come to her home, arrest and deport her. The suspect requested the 
victim purchase a Green Dot card for the amount due and provide them 
with the card number. The victims complied before realizing it was a scam. 
Loss was $1,690.00.

Thursday, September 18:

At approximately 12:37 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Top League 
Institute, 823 South First Avenue, regarding a burglary report. An 
investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) entered the building through 
an unlocked door and stole the surveillance system. No witnesses were 

Around 6:12 p.m., an officer responded to Spring Hill Suites, 99 North 
Second Avenue, regarding a vehicle burglary report. The officer discovered 
unknown suspect(s) tampered with the window lock on the rear lift gate to 
enter the vehicle and proceeded to steal the third row seat. No suspects were 
seen and no witnesses were located. 

Friday, September 19: 

Just after 10:56 a.m., an officer reported to the front desk of the Arcadia 
Police Department regarding a fraud report. The victim�s new friend on 
Facebook stated they could help him find a place to live. After the victim 
agreed to rent one of the properties, the suspect requested the victim wire 
transfer $400.00 to the suspect to secure the location. After transferring 
money to the suspect, the victim realized it was a scam. The suspect�s 
business is linked to an address in Kentucky.

At about 1:14 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 
parking lot of the Santa Anita Inn, 130 West Huntington Drive, for expired 
registration. A DMV check revealed the registered owner of the vehicle 
had a suspended license for refusing chemical testing. During a consensual 
search of the registered owner, the officer located a small bag of heroin 
on her person. The 42-year-old White female was arrested for Expired 
Registration, Driving with a Suspended License, Possessing a Controlled 
Substance and was transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Saturday, September 20:

Just after 3:01 a.m., an officer responded to the 1100 block of West Duarte 
Road in reference to a possible physical altercation between a male and 
female. A 35-year-old Hispanic male and his girlfriend were arguing during 
which the boyfriend dislocated the victim�s arm. An investigation revealed 
the victim�s injury was an accident and she was not desirous of prosecution. 
Arcadia Fire responded to the scene and transported the victim to Arcadia 
Methodist Hospital for treatment. 

At approximately 8:20 p.m., an officer was dispatched to JCPenny at the 
Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a theft report. 
While driving to the mall, the officer located a female that fit the description 
of the suspect. The 23-year-old Hispanic female admitted to concealing 
numerous pieces of clothing in her purse and exiting the store without 
making payment. She was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking. 

By Joan Schmidt

 On October 11, Methodist Hospital of Arcadia will hold its 25th 
annual Crystal Ball. To celebrate its Silver Anniversary, legendary singer/
songwriter Paul Anka will once again thrill guests with his timeless 
musical style. Former Arcadia City Mayor Peter Amundson once told me 
what a great entertainer Paul Anka was. This was after I told Peter, �You�re 
probably too young to remember him�) Anka�s repertoire of songs is 
unmatched. I had never realized what a great songwriter he was for other 
artists too! Those attending the Crystal Ball surely will leave memorized by 
his talent.

 Besides this great performer, there are two special people dear to my 
heart being honored- Christine and Mike Antonovich. Christine is a 
wonderful wife and mother, a successful actress and businesswoman. 
When they attended the annual Mormon Patriotic Concert a few years 
ago, fans of the actress Christine, flocked to her after the concert! But 
there is so much more to this warm caring woman. She is a member of the 
Methodist Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, a key player on the 
Crystal Ball Committee and a staunch supporter of many other hospital 
endeavors and activities. Christine feels that �Only through dedicated 
hard work by many, can a community hospital truly become outstanding. 
One of the great joys during my association with Methodist Hospital has 
been working alongside so many wonderful people from throughout the 
community. People who understand that events such as the Crystal Ball 
are what make the care we provide so great.�

 Mike Antonovich has served the two million residents of Los 
Angeles County�s Fifth District since 1980. For the ten years I served 
on the Monrovia-Arcadia Duarte Town Council, Mike was inundated 
with MANY letters of concerns/issues that I wrote pertaining to our 
community. I have a huge binder of letters from Public Works, LA County 
Parks and Rec, Traffic and Lighting, Metro�the list goes on. Mike would 
refer my letter to the appropriate agency who would contact me with a 
solution.During his 30 years as County Supervisor, he has been committed 
to public safety, effective and responsive representation and support for 
small business, out County�s foster children, seniors, veterans and even 

 Recently, there was a Media Reception for the Crystal Ball. In addition 
to Mike and Christine, Crystal Ball Co-chair Ron Okum, Methodist 
Hospital President/CEO Dan Ausman, Methodist Hospital Foundation 
President Michael Driebe and Dr. Bala Chandrasekhar were present. Both 
Ausman and Driebe praised Christine and Mike for their generosity, time 
spent and great support of Methodist Hospital over the years.

 The proceeds of this year�s Crystal Ball will go to support the creation 
of Mthodist Hospital�s new rehabilitation unit. When finished in 2016, 
the all-new unit will occupy the entire third floor of the Berger Tower 
with sweeping views of the mountains and the Santa Anita Golf Course. 
Currently the rehab unit has 20 beds, but the new facility will have 30.

 Please visit for information about the 
Crystal Ball or to make contributions. 

Monrovia Police Blotter


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.

Vehicle Burglary 

On September 18 at 7:08 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in 
the 700 block of West Huntington. Unknown suspect(s) broke into 
a sports utility vehicle sometime between 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., 
stealing a rear seat, a tool kit and a plastic hard hat. The vehicle 
was locked and secured with the alarm set. Access may have been 
gained through the rear window, but no pry marks were located. 
The investigation is continuing. 

Commercial Burglary / Vandalism 

On September 18 at 10:44 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 
2600 block of South Myrtle regarding a burglary. Unknown 
suspect(s) broke the automatic sliding gate at a City facility and 
then cut the lock to the storage container. They stole insulated 
copper wire from the container. The investigation is continuing. 

Residential Burglary 

On September 18 at 7:26 p.m., an officer responded to the 1200 
block of Encino regarding a residential burglary. The victim 
returned home at 4:00 p.m. and noticed two laptop computers 
missing. The backdoor was unlocked and the downstairs office 
was ransacked. The two laptops were taken from the kitchen 
table. The incident occurred between 10:30 a.m. and 4:00p.m. The 
investigation is continuing. 

Domestic Violence � Suspect Arrested 

On September 18 at 11:58 p.m., a resident in the 900 block of West 
Duarte reported a domestic dispute after she heard a female yell 
out for someone to call the police. Officers arrived and determined 
the couple had been arguing. The male subject pulled the female�s 
hair, causing a contusion, and he poked her in the left eye with 
his finger, causing swelling and bleeding. The male subject was 
arrested and charged for domestic violence. 

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol / Hit & Run Traffic Collision 
� Suspect Arrested 

On September 19 at 12:48 a.m., police dispatch received several 
calls reporting a hit and run driver in the area of Central and 
Mountain in the city of Duarte. Witnesses gave a description 
of the driver and vehicle. Officer located the driver and stopped 
the vehicle in the 300 block of Linwood. The female driver was 
determined to be driving under the influence. The victim of the 
hit and run positively identified the female suspect as the driver 
of the vehicle who hit them. The suspect was arrested and taken 
into custody.

From Arcadia�s Best

 The Breeders� Cup today announced that 
multi-award winning illustrator John Mattos 
has been named the official artist for the 2014 
Breeders� Cup World Championships. The 
Mattos collection features two brilliant art 
deco images celebrating the 31st running of the 
event at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on 
October 31-November 1.

 The Breeders� Cup is Thoroughbred racing�s 
most prestigious international event, consisting 
of 13 races and purses and awards totaling $26 
million. It is also an annual gathering of stars 
from Hollywood entertainment, business, 
sports and celebrities from all walks of life, 
and held at one of the world�s most picturesque 
horse racing venues. The Breeders� Cup will be 
televised live by the NBC Sports Group, with 
the $5 million Breeders� Cup Classic shown live 
and in primetime on NBC.

 In his second year as the Official Artist of the 
Breeders� Cup World Championships, Mattos 
has evoked his retro-inspired style to capture 
the Art Deco setting of Santa Anita Park. The 
first image, which is the 2014 official poster, 
consists of a monumental Thoroughbred and 
rider seemingly etched into the San Gabriel 
Mountains. Below the towering symbol, an 
elegant crowd watches as the best thoroughbreds in the world race toward 
a place in prestigious racing history. (see link attached)

 The second image depicts a flamboyant female wearing a fascinator 
showcasing a montage of the racetrack, and is complimented by her trendy 
aviator sunglasses which reflect the day�s racing action (see link attached). 
Both images will appear on the Friday and Saturday official racetrack 
programs and on all event tickets to Santa Anita Park.

 �John�s portrayal of this year�s event captures the elegance, style and 
excitement of the Breeders� Cup at Santa Anita Park,� said Peter Rotondo, 
Breeders� Cup Vice President of Media and Entertainment. �We are 
honored and delighted once again to display his images as part this year�s 
festivities, and to provide fans an opportunity to take home some treasured 
memories of their 2014 experience.�

 �Drawing the majestic Thoroughbred in such a stunning and picturesque 
backdrop as Santa Anita Park has been an inspiring experience for the 
second consecutive year,� said Mattos. �It is a thrill once again to be a part 
of this tremendous international event and to share my work with fans 
attending from all corners of the world.�

 Since his 2013 Breeders� Cup debut, Mr. Mattos has lent his distinctive 
style to a number of high profile projects both in the US and abroad. 
His work has recently been featured on two United States Postal Service 
�Forever� stamps depicting classic hot rods. Showcased, are two 1932 
Ford� �Deuce� roadsters. The fast, powerful vehicles that thrill-seeking 
enthusiasts have been modifying for nearly a century are celebrated on 
two eye-popping stamps. Each stamp depicts an iconic 1932 Ford� �Deuce� 
roadster. Mattos fans can enjoy an appearance on �Jay Leno�s Garage� 
via You Tube, August 14, 2014, to learn about this exciting commission. 
Consummate Los Angeles based hot rod 
historian and owner of one of the quintessential 
cars, Bruce Meyer discusses the history along 
with Jay Leno in this fascinating video.

 Concurrent with the unveiling of the Official 
Art of the 2014 Breeders� Cup Championship 
artwork is the eminent debut of a year-long 
Mattos installation at one of the London�s 
hottest new hotels in Brown Hart Gardens, 
Mayfair. The Beaumont Hotel is located 
moments from Selfridges and Bond Street and 
is slotted to become a must see for Londoners 
and travelers alike. The work of famed British 
sculptor, Antony Gormley has provided a 
controversial facade element to the building, 
the interior of which is a $2500 per night 
hotel suite. John Mattos� work is prominently 
featured in the fashionable restaurant called 
the �Colony Room�.

 Named for various American �colonies� 
(cities), Mattos� images depict sporting events 
that reached their heyday in the 1930�s in 
those particular towns. The series is titled, 
�American Geography Told Through Sport�, 
and will be pivotal design elements in the 
Beaumont�s American themed bar. Mattos� 
twelve sporting scenes will be stretched like 
fine art installations, varying in size from 
6� to 12� wide. American sporting themes such as spring board diving, 
greyhound racing, polo, and airplane races are but a few of the vintage 

 Mattos has numerous ties to the Los Angeles area. He graduated from 
internationally acclaimed Art Center College Of Design in Pasadena, and 
he has lectured at UC Berkeley, Stanford, and C.C.A.C, among others. 
Another connection is his list of credentials for various film properties 
including Disney, MGM/UA and Coppola/American Zoetrope. The 
American Film Institute named his artwork for The Rocketeer in their 100 
Best Movie Posters of all Time.

Weekend Closure of 

Mountain/Duarte Intersection

The intersection of Mountain Avenue and Duarte Road will be 
closed to through-traffic starting this Friday, Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. 
until Monday, Sept. 29 at 5 a.m. However, the intersection will 
temporarily re-open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon during 
the City of Duarte�s Route 66 Parade. 

 From Monday, Sept. 29, through mid-October, there will 
be work on the medians along Duarte Road for approximately 
two weeks with at least one lane of through-traffic open in all