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 Nomination forms are available at the Arcadia 
Community Center and the Recreation Department 
office for the 2015 Senior Citizen of the Year! Do you 
know someone who is: 

55+ years of age 

Arcadia resident

Actively involved in volunteer work

Have made significant contributions to improve the 

 If so, please stop by one of these locations or 
log onto the city website at HYPERLINK �http://� and 
download the nomination criteria and nomination 
form. Recipient of the award will be honored at the 
Arcadia Rotary Club Salute to Seniors luncheon on 
Tuesday, May 12, at the Arcadia Community Center.

 Nomination forms must be submitted to Dan 
Belling, Recreation Supervisor, by Friday, February 
27 by 4:30pm. For more information, please call 

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 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. 

ARCADIA � Methodist Hospital Senior Services, in 
conjunction with the Arcadia Community Center, 
offers free seminars each month. 

The next informational lecture for seniors 50 and 
over will be Tuesday, January 27. The topic will be 
�Colorectal Cancer is Preventable.�

 Colorectal cancer is a very preventable disease. 
Many people do not know that they are at risk of 
developing this type of cancer. Dr. AnaMaria Garza 
will provide information about colorectal cancer 
screening, prevention and treatment that could 
potentially save your � or your loved one�s � life. 

 The program will be 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, 
January 27, at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 
Campus Drive. 

 For more information or to make reservations 
(which are necessary), call the community center at 

About Methodist Hospital

Founded in 1903, Methodist Hospital of Southern 
California is a not-for-profit hospital serving the 
greater San Gabriel Valley. Licensed for 400 beds, 
the hospital offers services that include a 24/7 
emergency department, outpatient surgery, labor 
and delivery, neonatal intensive care, neurosurgery, 
acute physical rehab and complete cardiovascular 
services. Methodist Hospital is a Los Angeles 
County-certified stroke center, as well as an 
approved STEMI receiving center for heart attack 

 A recognized center of excellence for heart care, 
knee and hip replacement, cancer care and bariatric 
surgery, Methodist Hospital is accredited by The 
Joint Commission with advanced certification 
in heart failure and stroke and is accredited as a 
Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by 
the American College of Surgeons Commission on 
Cancer. For more information, visit http://www.


For the period of Sunday, January 4th, through Saturday, 
January 10th, the Police Department responded to 
984 calls for service of which 130 required formal 
investigations. The following is a summary report of the 
major incidents handled by the Department during this 

Sunday, January 4:

Just before 12:37 p.m., an officer responded to Sports 
Chalet at the Westfield Shopping Town, 400 South 
Baldwin Avenue, regarding a theft in progress. An 
investigation revealed two suspects were seen stealing 
items from the store and when they were confronted 
by loss prevention, one of the suspects pushed the loss 
prevention agent while the second suspect threatened 
to spray the loss prevention officer with pepper spray. 
The loss prevention agent released the suspects, both 
of whom were arrested after a short pursuit by officers. 
The 20-year-old Black male and 18-year-old Black 
male were transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

At approximately 6:29 p.m., officers responded to a 
residence in the 100 block of El Dorado Street regarding 
a domestic dispute. Officers determined the 33-year-old 
Hispanic male punched his 32-year-old girlfriend in the 
face during a physical altercation. He was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Monday, January 5:

At about 8:03 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop 
on a vehicle in the area of Longden Avenue and Second 
Avenue for expired registration. Upon contacting the 
driver, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana 
emitting from inside the vehicle. The driver admitted 
to having a large trash bag full of marijuana in the 
back seat of his car. The bag contained over 25 pounds 
of marijuana leaves. The 29-year-old Hispanic male 
was driving without a license. He was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. The 
vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

At approximately 10:05 p.m., an officer conducted a 
records check on a suspicious vehicle parked in the 
99 Ranch Market parking lot, 1300 South Golden 
West Avenue, and discovered the registration was 
expired. The officer contacted the driver and during 
a consensual search of the vehicle, the officer located 
a credit card issued to someone other than the driver. 
The officer determined the credit card was stolen 
and the 29-year-old Hispanic male was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. The 
vehicle was towed and stored. During the booking 
process, it became known the subject also had an 
outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The warrant was 
added to the list of charges.

Tuesday, January 6:

Around 2:09 a.m., an officer conducted an enforcement 
stop on a vehicle in the area of Huntington Drive and 
First Avenue for speeding. The officer detected a strong 
odor of alcohol emitting from the driver�s breath. 
Through a series of tests, the officer determined the 
driver was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage 
and had a blood alcohol content greater than 0.08%. 
The officer discovered the 32-year-old Hispanic male 
also had a suspended driver�s license. He was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
His vehicle was impounded for 30 days. 

Just after 10:30 a.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 200 block of Altern Street regarding a theft 
report. The officer determined an unknown suspect(s) 
entered the victim�s backyard and stole two bicycles 
from an unlocked shed. No witnesses were located and 
no suspects were seen. 

Wednesday, January 7:

Shortly after 6:34 a.m., the West San Gabriel Valley 
Anti-Crime Task Force and Arcadia officers performed 
a probation compliance check in the 10500 block 
of Mildred Street in El Monte. The search revealed 
one firearm, numerous items of stolen identification 
and credit cards, along with drug paraphernalia, and 
marijuana. The 32-year-old White male was arrested 
for the listed charges and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking. A 57-year-old White female and 
60-year-old White male were cited for Possession of 
Drug Paraphernalia and released in the field.

At about 11:38 a.m., officers responded to a residence in 
the 300 block of East Rodell Place regarding a burglary 
report. An investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) 
entered the home by removing a rear window from the 
window frame which triggered the alarm to activate. 
The suspects fled through the front door. No loss was 
reported and no witnesses were located.

Thursday, January 8:

At approximately 9:06 a.m., an officer responded 
to the intersection of Third Avenue and El Dorado 
Street regarding a hit and run non-injury collision. 
The officer concluded Party-1 collided with Party-2, a 
parked vehicle, while trying to make a left turn from a 
driveway onto South Third Avenue. A witness noted the 
license plate of Party-1 as they fled the scene. Party-1 
was located nearby and the 24-year-old Chinese male 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking.

Around 8:20 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 000 block of West Forest Avenue regarding 
several subjects in the backyard of the residence. A 
witness heard an alarm activate and saw three male 
subjects run from the backyard to an awaiting vehicle. 
The witness described all three subjects as having thin 
builds, wearing dark clothing, and fleeing in a white 
4-door vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.

Friday, January 9: 

Just after 6:59 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop 
on a vehicle in the area of Santa Clara Street and Second 
Avenue for blocking a crosswalk. Upon contacting 
the driver, the officer discovered the passenger was on 
probation for narcotics. A consensual search revealed a 
bag of methamphetamine and a pipe. She was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

At about 8:08 p.m., an officer responded to the parking 
lot of Arcadia Supermarket, 627 West Duarte Road, 
regarding a theft report. The victim stated a Hispanic 
male in his 20�s opened the unlocked passenger door 
and stole her purse from atop the passenger seat. The 
suspect fled in an awaiting black Land Rover with 
tinted windows. The investigation is ongoing.

Saturday, January 10:

Just after 4:20 a.m., an officer conducted an enforcement 
stop on a vehicle in the 700 block of Colorado Boulevard 
for failing to stop at a stop sign. The officer discovered 
the driver, a 26-year-old Hispanic male, was driving 
with a suspended license. He was cited and released 
in the field. The vehicle was released to the registered 

At approximately 6:04 p.m., an officer responded to the 
Arcadia Police Department front counter for a robbery 
that occurred earlier that morning. The victim stated 
two Black males confronted him with a simulated 
handgun between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m in the 900 
block of Fairview Avenue. The suspects forcefully 
took the victim�s wallet, phone, and camera bag before 
spraying an unknown chemical near the victim�s face. 
The spray missed the victim�s eyes and he saw the 
suspects flee on foot in a northeast direction. 

Suspect 1 was described as a Black male, between 20 
and 24-years-old, approximately 6�2� tall, and weighing 
roughly 180 pounds. He was wearing a white bandana 
atop his head with a gray hooded sweatshirt, a white 
under shirt, and blue athletic pants. Suspect 2 was 
described as a Black male, between 26 and 27-years-
old, roughly 5�10� tall, and weighting approximately 
200 pounds. He was wearing either a hood or hat with a 
light gray hooded sweatshirt.


DUARTE, CA, January 14, 2015 � The City of Duarte will begin 
accepting applications on January 14th to fill resident positions 
on both the Public Safety and Economic Development City 
commissions. The expiration of term for the Public Safety 
appointment is Dec. 31, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2017, for the Economic 
Development slot. The Public Safety Commission meets on 
third Tuesdays at 7:00 pm while the Economic Development 
Commission meets on the first Wednesday at 7:00 pm. Both 
Commissions meet monthly in the Duarte Community Center.

 Duarte residents interested in serving on one or both of the 
commissions will have until February 12th to apply to the City 
Manager�s Office at Duarte City Hall, 1600 Huntington Drive by 
6 p.m. Application forms will be available both at City Hall or 
on the City�s website: HYPERLINK �http://www.accessduarte.
com� City Council members will 
interview applicants beginning at 5 p.m. on February 24th, and 
appointments will be announced at the City Council meeting 
later on that evening. The new commissioners will begin their 
terms of office on March 1, 2015. 

 For more information about how to apply for a commission post 
or on the commissions in general, call the Duarte City Manager�s 
office at (626) 357-7931, ext. 221.

About the City of Duarte

The City of Duarte was incorporated on August 22, 1957. With 
integrity and transparency, the City provides exemplary public 
services in a caring and fiscally responsible manner with a 
commitment to our community�s future. For more information 
visit or call (626) 357-7931. Follow the 
City of Duarte on Twitter @CityofDuarte. 


During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 395 service 
events, resulting in 67 investigations. To see a complete listing of crimes 
reported, go to for crime 
mapping. For Police Department news and information, visit our website and 
follow us on Twitter.

Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence of Drugs � Suspect Arrested

January 12 at 8:24 a.m., an officer on patrol discovered a collision that had 
just occurred between two vehicles at the intersection of Huntington and 
California. It was determined that one of the drivers was traveling east on 
Huntington and failed to stop for a red light. The vehicle struck another 
vehicle traveling north on California with a green light.

 The driver who failed to stop for the red light had a court ordered 
breathalyzer ignition starting machine in his vehicle from previous DUI 
convictions. He was determined to be driving under the influence of 
prescription narcotics that prohibit him from driving. He was arrested for 
driving under the influence.

Mental Evaluation

January 13 at 12:44 p.m., officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 700 
block of South Myrtle regarding a female who was reported to be suicidal. 
When officers arrived, the female subject refused to open the door. Officers 
forced entry into the apartment to ensure the female subject was okay.

 Upon entering, they found her swallowing multiple methadone pills in 
an attempt to kill herself. They stopped her from swallowing the pills and 
cleared her mouth of the pills. Paramedics responded and took the female to 
a local hospital, where she was treated.

Vehicle Burglary

January 14 at 6:11 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 100 block of 
West Huntington Drive. The victim parked and locked her car, and then 
went into work. When she returned at the end of the day, the car was open. A 
gym bag and items from the glove compartment were missing. It is unknown 
how the suspect(s) gained entry into the car, as there was no sign of forced 
entry. The investigation is continuing.