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Mountain View News Saturday, May 2, 2015


As you may recall, when the operations of the Community Services 
Department and Public Works Department were merged, a small 
group of staff from each division of the combined operations began 
meeting to gather ideas and develop concepts for naming the newly 
constituted department. 

 After much discussion with colleagues in each division, the 
committee has developed the following department name 
recommendation – Department of Public Services. The committee 
felt that since all divisions of the new department work with the 
public and serve the public, the proposed name accurately reflected 
the purpose every work unit housed in the newly comprised 
operation. If a water main breaks… or if someone is looking for a 
recreation class… of if someone has a concern with a sidewalk… or 
if a resident needs help with literacy services… or if a tree is about 
to fall down… or if someone wants to rent a space at the park… it 
is believed Public Services will be intuitive enough for a person to 
know to look to this department for that service need.


Representative from the Public Services Department, the City 
Manager’s Office, and the Administrative Services Department met 
this past week to further develop Monrovia’s plan to respond to the 
State’s mandatory water use restriction order. As you may recall, 
based on the preliminary proposed regulatory framework developed 
by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Monrovia is 
required to reduce our water consumption by 28% below 2013 usage 
levels. This compilation of talented City staff, dubbed the Water 
Conservation Think Tank, divided the work into four separate 
subcommittees, including Education / Outreach, Data / Analysis, 
Changing Operations, and Rates / Enforcement. We are now looking 
at how all of these issues will impact our various customer categories 
(Residential, Commercial, Industrial, and Municipal), and the 
committee is now meeting weekly to develop a comprehensive plan 
that will be shared with the City Council on May 19, 2015. Please let 
me know if you have any questions regarding this matter.


As you may be aware, the City has been coordinating an overall 
neighborhood compatibility and historic preservation outreach 
program in advance of our work to update existing City codes and 
regulations. To date, we have published a survey regarding the issues 
at hand and have had directed focus group meetings with real estate 
/ development representatives, MAP leaders, and with MOHPG. In 
addition, our crack Planning Team has met with of the Planning 
Commission and Historic Preservation Commission to solicit their 
feedback regarding the issues at hand. 

 Moving forward, we are coordinating details related to hosting a 
general public outreach meeting that will take place during either 
the second or third week of May 2015. At the conclusion of that 
meeting, we are planning to hold a study session with the City 
Council to present our findings in June / July 2015. Following that 
overview meeting, staff is planning to host a joint meeting between 
the City Council, Planning Commission, and Historic Preservation 
Commission in July / August 2015 to review our next steps in the 

 We have obtained terrific feedback from the community regarding 
the complex issues related to neighborhood compatibility and 
historic preservation, and our outstanding team in the Community 
Development Department has handled all of the different issues 
related to this topic with aplomb! Many thanks to all involved in 
this process!



Staff met with Plymouth Elementary school officials on Friday, April 
17, 2015 to discuss the possibility of bringing the After School Sports 
program to their campus. On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, staff 
visited Plymouth Elementary in the morning to pass out fliers and 
promote the program. 

Later that afternoon, staff was on-site to do more recruiting. Based on 
the response to date, we are happy to share that a modified program 
will be implemented immediately at the school, with practices 
starting this past Monday, April 27, 2015! Given that the sports 
programs have already started this year, Plymouth Elementary will 
not be competing in the games this season due to the late start. 

However, the school will be invited to attend the awards ceremony 
on May 28, 2015, where they will be introduced as our newest 
addition to the program, and next year, the After School Sports 
league will need to take into consideration the Plymouth Elementary 
Dragons! Many thanks to our Public Services Department staff 
and representatives from the Monrovia Unified School District 
for collaborating to bring this program to fruition for our kids at 
Plymouth Elementary! 


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.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested

April 24 at 3:00 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of Linwood 
and Magnolia regarding a male subject that was possibly intoxicated 
and was staggering on the sidewalk. Upon arrival, the officer found 
the subject seated and leaning up against a parked vehicle. The 
officer determined the subject was too intoxicated to care for his own 
personal safety. He was arrested for public intoxication and held for 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested

April 25 at 12:27 a.m., an officer on patrol in the 700 block of East 
Lemon saw a suspicious subject loitering at a park after hours. The 
officer contacted the subject and discovered he had an outstanding 
warrant for his arrest. The officer arrested the subject for the warrant.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested

April 25 at 2:52 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Myrtle 
and Longden when she observed a motorist exceeding the posted 
speed limit. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and 
determined the driver to be intoxicated. The officer arrested the 
driver for driving under the influence. The driver was later released 
on a citation after sobering.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested

April 25 at 4:37 p.m., Special Enforcement Team officers stopped 
a vehicle in a shopping center parking lot in the 700 block of West 
Huntington for a vehicle code violation. A computer check of the 
driver revealed he had a warrant for his arrest and was driving without 
a license. The warrant was for a criminal case against the driver that 
was initiated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The 
driver was arrested and taken into custody.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested

April 25 at 8:04 p.m., an officer conducted a warrant service at a 
location in the 200 block of Valle Vista. The officer located the suspect 
at the location and arrested him per the authority of the warrant. The 
suspect was taken into custody and remained housed pending his 
court appearance date.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested

April 25 at 8:51 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the 300 block of East 
Altern when he saw a male subject in a driveway and recognized him 
from prior contacts. The officer knew the subject had an outstanding 
warrant for his arrest. He made contact with the suspect and 
confirmed the warrant. He arrested the suspect per the authority of 
the warrant.

Weapons Offense/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect 

April 26 at 12:19 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 200 block 
of North Norumbega regarding the report of a suspicious subject 
in the area. The officer located the subject and detained him. 
During the course of the investigation, the officer found the subject 
to be in possession of a dagger and a glass pipe used for smoking 
methamphetamine. The suspect was arrested for the weapons offense 
and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested

April 26 at 1:09 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 100 block of 
East Lemon when he stopped a subject on a bicycle for a vehicle 
code violation. Further investigation revealed the subject had an 
outstanding warrant for his arrest. The officer arrested the suspect 
per the authority of the warrant.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested

April 26 at 1:53 a.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Peck and Live 
Oak stopped a motorist for lane straddling. Further investigation 
revealed the driver was intoxicated.

The suspect was arrested for driving under the influence, taken into 
custody and held for sobering.


April 26 at 1:32 a.m., a vandalism incident was reported in the 700 
block of West Olive. Unknown suspect(s) shot a BB through a glass 
door window of a residence. A silver, 4- door, compact vehicle being 
driven by a female was seen slowing down in front of the victim’s 
home. Two or three shots from what is believed to be an Airsoft BB 
gun were fired at the residence. The suspect vehicle then fled toward 
Monterey. The investigation is continuing.

Traffic Collision with Property Damage

April 26 at 7:28 a.m., a traffic collision was reported at Myrtle and 
Chestnut Avenue. A young female driver made a wide turn onto 
Myrtle and went onto the curb, striking the intersection control box. 
She destroyed the box and the intersection went dark. She was not 
injured. Signal maintenance was notified to respond to the location.


April 26 at 7:50 a.m., officers responded to Madison and Foothill on 
the report of a possible vehicle burglary. They arrived and located a 
vehicle with a shattered side window. Police located the registered 
owner and informed him of the damage. He said he had parked his 
vehicle the night before and the window was not shattered. Nothing 
was missing from the vehicle and it did not appear ransacked. The 
registered owner did not want to file a report for the damage.

Disturbing Subject/Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested

April 26 at 12:12 p.m., a staff member from a motel in the 900 block 
of East Huntington called police to report a disturbing subject at 
the location who could not pay for a room. When police arrived, 
they encountered a male subject who was extremely intoxicated and 
uncooperative. He was placed under arrest for public intoxication 
and held for sobering.

Hit and Run Traffic Collision with Injury – Suspect Arrested

April 26 at 3:55 p.m., police responded to a hit and run traffic collision 
with possible injuries in the area of California and Duarte. Assisting 
officers were given a vehicle description and license plate for a 
possible suspect. They went to the address for the registered owner in 
Duarte and located the vehicle and suspect driver. The suspect was 
positively identified and arrested for felony hit and run. The victim 
complained of pain and had a laceration on her leg. She was treated 
on scene by Monrovia Fire Department paramedics.

Municipal Code Violation/Being in a Park After Posted Hours – 
Suspect Cited

April 27 at 2:26 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 700 block of East 
Lemon and noticed a subject sleeping in the park after the park was 
closed. The subject was issued a citation for being in the park after 
posted hours.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested

April 27 at 8:37 p.m., two officers were on a call at the corner of 
Myrtle and Olive when they saw a vehicle driving south on Myrtle, 
blaring loud music. The vehicle made a right turn onto Olive, against 
eastbound traffic. The officers shined their flashlight on the driver 
and she abruptly pulled into a parking lot. The officers contacted 
the driver and through investigation determined she was driving 
under the influence. The driver was arrested for DUI and held for 

Domestic Violence

April 27 at 10:19 p.m., a domestic dispute was reported at a residence 
in the 700 block of Mountain View. The male suspect left the location 
prior to police arrival. The female stated that her boyfriend slashed 
her fingers with a set of keys during a verbal dispute. Paramedics 
responded to the residence and the victim was taken to the hospital 
for treatment of her cut fingers. A wanted person entry was made 
into the law enforcement system for the suspect and his vehicle. The 
investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary

April 28 at 5:53 a.m., an officer responded to the 400 block of East 
Duarte Road regarding the report of a vehicle burglary. The burglary 
happened sometime during the night. There were several batteries 
taken from the vehicle.

Possession of a Controlled Substance/Warrants – Suspects Arrested

April 29 at 6:49 p.m., officers were dispatched to the rear of a residence 
in the 100 block of East Olive regarding two subjects in a white truck, 
possibly dealing drugs. Officers arrived and contacted three subjects 
in the truck. Investigation revealed that one of the subjects had a 
large quantity of marijuana in his possession. He was arrested for 
drug possession. The other two subjects had outstanding warrants 
for their arrest and were also taken into custody.


Last week, after the Gold Line moved 
their train testing schedules to a swing 
shift, several residents complained about 
the traffic impacts in Monrovia. Mayor 
Pro Tem Shevlin passed those concerns 
along to representatives from the Gold 
Line Construction Authority, who have 
responded by implementing several new 
schedule and mitigation measures that 
are designed to alleviate testing processes 
during rush hour traffic. While there will 
still be some traffic impacts, the most 
time consuming tests will be coordinated 
to take place during the day, and not 
during rush hour, in an effort to minimize 
disruptions for travelers.