Mountain Views News     Logo: MVNews     Saturday, July 11, 2015

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DUARTE, CA, July 7, 2015 – Ribs, hot dogs, popcorn and a freescreening of the classic flick Jurassic Park may not appear liketraditional crime fighting but that’s exactly what Duarte residentswill be doing when they gather at Encanto Park on August 4, 2015 tocelebrate the City’s 32nd annual National Night Out Against Crime.

 Neighborhood Watch block captains, with the support of DuartePublic Safety and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, areinviting all Duarte residents to this free event. Non-profit, MarvellWest will provide free hot dogs, ribs and hot links at 6:00 p.m. withthe movie starting at sunset. Duarte deputies, firefighters, nonprofit 
and other local organizations, as well as city officials will be onhand to serve food and giveaway over $500 in raffle prizes providedby event sponsor, Target of Duarte. Residents are also invited to 
bring donations of canned goods to the movie night.

 “Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective and least costlyways to prevent crime and reduce fear because it fights the isolationthat crime both creates and feeds upon. It forges bonds among arearesidents, helps reduce burglaries and robberies, and improvesrelationships between law enforcement and the communities theyserve,” said Duarte Public Safety Director, Brian Villalobos.

Hundreds of Duarte residents are expected to participate in theannual citywide “going away party” for crime. As a National NightOut participant, Duarte residents join citizens, law enforcementagencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations andlocal officials from over 10,000 communities across the nation inthe fight against crime. The crime, drug and violence preventionprogram, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watchis designed to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods areorganized against crime and fighting back. Encanto Park is 
located at 751 Encanto parkway, Duarte, CA 91010. Don’t missthis opportunity to go outdoors, mingle with neighbors, deputies,
firefighters and local organizations and enjoy a free dinner and amovie. For more information, contact the Duarte Public SafetyDepartment, call Aida Torres at Duarte Public Safety (626) 3595671, 
ext. 316, or 

About the City of DuarteThe City of Duarte was incorporated on August 22, 1957. Withintegrity and transparency, the City provides exemplary publicservices in a caring and fiscally responsible manner with acommitment to our community’s future. For more information or call (626) 357-7931. Follow the City of 
Duarte on Twitter @CityofDuarte. 

Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 11, 2015 


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 
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Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested July 3 at 1:23a.m., police received a call reporting a possible drunk driver.
The caller observed the driver drinking behind a business nearMyrtle and Evergreen. The caller saw the subject get in his vehicleand reported him to police as he was leaving the area. Officerslocated the vehicle and saw the driver swerve and nearly hit aparked car. The driver was stopped and, through investigation,
he was determined to be driving under the influence; the driverwas arrested and held for sobering. 

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested July 3 at 1:15 p.m., an 
officer was sent to the 500 block of West Olive on the report of 
a male and female arguing inside of a parked vehicle. Officers 
arrived and, through investigation, determined the male 
subject was the primary aggressor. The subjects are in a dating 
relationship and were involved in an argument. During the 
argument, the male suspect grabbed the victim by the back of 
the neck, squeezing for several seconds before releasing his grip. 
The suspect also slapped the victim several times. The suspect 
was arrested and taken into custody; he was held pending his 
court appearance. 

Possession of a Controlled Substance/Outstanding Warrant 

– Suspect Arrested July 4 at 9:57 a.m., an officer observed 
a bicyclist riding erratically in and out of the roadway and 
crosswalk in the 400 block of West Huntington Drive. He 
stopped and contacted the subject. The subject told the 
officer he had methamphetamine in his pocket. The officer 
searched the subject and found that he was in possession of 
methamphetamine; he was arrested and taken into custody. A 
computer check revealed the subject also had an outstanding 
warrant for his arrest, which was added to his charges. 
Warrant – Suspect Arrested July 5 at 7:31 p.m., officers were 
dispatched to the 500 block of Linwood regarding a welfare 
check. The caller reported her father was extremely intoxicated 
and she thought he was going to get in his car and drive away. 
The subject was found sitting on the curb in front of the home. 
A computer check of the subject revealed two outstanding 
misdemeanor warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and 
taken into custody for the warrants. 

Residential Burglary July 6 at 5:49 p.m., a residential burglary 
was reported in the 200 block of East Maple. The night before, 

the victim closed his automatic garage door and went into his 
house. He thought it had closed all the way, but at 7:00 a.m. 
the next morning, he walked outside and saw the garage door 
was partially open, with enough room for someone to crawl 
underneath. He closed it all the way and went to work. When 
he returned home from work, he opened his garage door and 
noticed several car batteries and a hydraulic fuel pump had 
been stolen. He immediately called the police. The investigation 
is continuing. 

Drug Paraphernalia/Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested 
July 7 at 1:21 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 500 block of 
South Myrtle when he saw a male subject loitering around a 
bank’s ATM machines; however, he was not using the machines. 
The male had a bandana covering his face and he was sweating, 
appearing suspicious. The officer contacted the subject, 
who told the officer he was stealing electricity from the bank 
by charging his cell phone in their outside electrical outlet. 
The subject was showing signs of being under the influence 
of a controlled substance, so the officer conducted a drug 
evaluation. He was arrested for being under the influence, and 
he was found to be in possession of an almost empty baggy of 
methamphetamine and a used, glass smoking pipe. 

Park Closed – Citations Issued July 7 at 2:08 a.m., an officer 
was patrolling a park in the 500 block of South Mountain and 
located two male subjects camping out and sleeping after the 
park closed. Signs were posted notifying the subjects that the 
park was closed; they were both issued citations and asked to 
leave the park. 

Grand Theft Auto July 7 at 4:38 p.m., a vehicle was reported 
stolen from the 600 block of West Huntington Drive. The 
vehicle is a 2015, Chevy Camaro and was stolen from a business 
parking lot. The victim saw the vehicle being driven away by 
a male suspect, but did not realize the car was hers until she 
found that her vehicle was gone from where she had parked it. 
The investigation is continuing. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested July 7 at 10:28 p.m., officers 
responded to a market in the 400 block of West Foothill 
regarding a male subject who was causing a disturbance in the 
parking lot with store customers. When the officers arrived, 
a computer check revealed the male had two outstanding 
warrants for his arrest. The male subject was arrested and taken 
into custody for the warrants. 

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