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Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 7, 2015 



1965 Time capsule to be opened; Tours of building remodel, 

drought-tolerant landscaping

For the period of Sunday, October 25th, through Saturday, 
October 31st, the Police Department responded to 1,023 
calls for service of which 111 required formal investigations. 
The following is a summary report of the major incidents 
handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, October 25:

Just before 1:00 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 100 block of Genoa Street regarding a battery 
report. An investigation revealed a mutual battery 
occurred between two sisters-in-law. Due to conflicting 
statements, the issue was resolved when the visiting 
sister-in-law left the residence. Neither subject was 

 At approximately 8:00 p.m., an officer responded to 
a parking lot in the 000 block of East Live Oak Avenue 
regarding a theft from vehicle report. The officer 
determined an unknown suspect entered the unlocked 
vehicle and stole the victim’s radio sometime between 
1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. earlier in the day. No suspects 
were seen and no witnesses were located.

Monday, October 26:

At about 10:24 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia 
Police Department front counter regarding a theft 
report that occurred at Rite Aid, 39 West Las Tunas 
Drive. Surveillance footage revealed three black females 
concealed numerous cosmetic products before exiting 
the store, failing to make payment. Total loss valued at 
$873.00. The investigation is ongoing.

 At approximately 4:56 p.m., an officer responded 
to a residence in the 1000 block of Don Diablo Drive 
regarding a burglary. An investigation revealed 
unknown suspect(s) entered the home by breaking a rear 
window, stole the victim’s laptop, and fled undetected. 
No witnesses were located.

Tuesday, October 27:

Around 7:43 a.m., an officer responded to the 1100 block 
of Singingwood Drive regarding a stolen vehicle report. 
The officer discovered an unknown suspect stole the 
victim’s unlocked vehicle sometime during the previous 
night. The unoccupied vehicle was later recovered by 
Baldwin Park Police Department. No suspects were seen 
and no witnesses were located.

 Just after 7:09 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop 
on a vehicle near the intersection of South Baldwin Avenue 
and Gate 10 of the Santa Anita Race Track for driving 
without headlights turned on. Upon contacting the driver, 
the officer discovered the 21-year-old male from Arcadia 
had never been issued a license. He was cited and released 
in the field. His vehicle was left legally parked.

Wednesday, October 28:

Shortly after 6:16 a.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 2600 block of Foss Avenue regarding a theft 
from vehicle report. The victim discovered a secured 
paint sprayer had been stolen from the bed of his truck 
sometime during the previous night. No suspects were 
seen and no witnesses were located.

 Just before 12:03 p.m., an officer responded to the 100 
block of North Second Avenue regarding a vandalism 
report. An investigation revealed an unknown suspect 
broke the front windshield of the victim’s vehicle. No 
suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 

Thursday, October 29:

At approximately 12:53 a.m., an officer conducted an 
enforcement stop on a vehicle in the area of Arcadia 
Avenue and Baldwin Avenue for not having a front license 
plate. Upon contacting the driver, the officer discovered 
the 24-year-old male from Glendora was driving with a 
suspended license and had two outstanding misdemeanor 
warrants. During a consensual search of the vehicle, 
the officer located a glass pipe commonly used to smoke 
methamphetamine. The suspect was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

 Around 8:14 p.m., an officer responded to the 
Westfield Shopping Town, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding a subject who was drunk in public. The officer 
located the subject and determined he was extremely 
intoxicated and unable to care for himself. The 23-year-
old male from Monrovia was arrested and transported to 
the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Friday, October 30: 

At about 1:00 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a 
vehicle near the 000 block of East Duarte Road for having 
expired registration. Upon contacting the driver, the 
officer discovered the 20-year-old male from Hacienda 
Heights was driving with a suspended license. He was 
cited and released in the field. The vehicle was left legally 

 Around 5:28 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 1200 block of South Fourth Avenue regarding a 
fraud report. The officer discovered an unknown suspect 
used the victim’s debit card information to withdraw 
$2,000.00 from her account. The victim was in possession 
of her card at the time of the crime. The investigation is 

Saturday, October 31:

Just after 1:33 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop 
on a vehicle in the area of Arrow Highway and Avenida 
Barbosa in the City of Irwindale for failing to stop 
at a red light. Upon contacting the driver, the officer 
detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the 
vehicle. Through a series of tests, the officer determined 
the 18-year-old male from Duarte was driving under 
the influence of an alcoholic beverage and marijuana. 
The officer also located a small bag of marijuana inside 
the suspect’s pocket. The suspect was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

 At approximately 7:02 p.m., an officer responded to 
the 800 block of West Naomi Avenue regarding a hit 
and run collision. An investigation revealed Party-1 
backed out of a parking stall and collided with Party-2. 
The driver of Party-1, a Hispanic male, exited his vehicle, 
assessed the damage, and fled the scene without leaving 
his information. The investigation is ongoing.

Photo by Terry Miller

 The community is invited to join the Arcadia 
Chamber of Commerce and the City of Arcadia 
in a celebration of the 1965 dedication of the 
iconic round, all-glass Chamber office building 
at 388 W. Huntington Drive.

 At that dedication 50 years ago a time capsule 
was buried with instructions to be opened this 
month, so that’s what will be done at 12 noon. 
There will also be food and drinks, music of 
the era provided courtesy of Dance Syndicate 
Entertainment, and tours of the completely 
remodeled interior of the building (along with 
historical photos, artwork and slides), and the 
newly installed showcase for drought-tolerant 
landscaping from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 The Chamber will also make a few brief 
presentations to the City of Arcadia, which 
owns the building and the land and provided 
all the improvements, as well as certificates of 
appreciation to more than a dozen members 
who joined and remained members since 1965 
and earlier, and to the Rotary Club of Arcadia, 
whose volunteers built the sunken patio behind 
the building, and the Lions Club which created 
the plaque for the time capsule.

 Arcadia Chamber members Twohey’s and 
Embassy Suites Arcadia will be providing plenty 
of delicious lunch food and drinks at no charge to 

 The 1950s-style Twohey’s diner has a new retro-
style food truck featuring the restaurant’s famous 
soda fountain that will be serving smoked Texas 
pulled pork sliders, homemade kettle chips, 
Twohey’s famous bittersweet hot fudge sundaes, 
and the restaurant’s award-winning lemonade.

 The truck in the parking lot of the Chamber 
will also play 1960s music familiar to many of the 
customers Twohey’s has been serving since 1943. 
The unique mobile car hop features a top-of-the-
line sound system and flat screen TVs.

 The new truck available for parties, tailgates 
and other events, offers a variety of menus, 
including classic burgers, barbecue fare and our 
famous, award-winning soda fountain and hot 
fudge sundaes - or customize and create your 
own menu!

 Additionally, Embassy Suites is offering 
its Taste of Arcadia Culinary Contest award-
winning quinoa, chicken sliders, beef/lamb 
sliders and their famous delicious Embassy 
brownie bites!

 And deejay John Villa of Dance Syndicate 
Entertainment will be spinning the most fun and 
familiar tunes from 1965!


City of Arcadia Recreation and Community 
Services Department seeks resident input on park 
facilities and recreation program as part of its 
community outreach effort for a new recreation and 
parks master plan. The intent of the master plan is 
to develop a tool which can provide direction and 
planning for an achievable, fiscally responsible and 
environmentally sustainable recreation and parks 
system in Arcadia. The final document will be used 
to direct future park and facility improvements as 
well as meet future trends and community needs for 
Arcadia’s recreation and leisure services programs 
and activities over the next 20 years. 

 One of the ways the city is assessing community 
needs, suggestions, and priorities is through a 
community survey. The survey is available both 
online and in paper form. Residents can pick up 
the paper survey form at the Arcadia Community 
Center Recreation Office or go online to complete 
and submit the survey at: www.surveymonkey.

 You can also access the survey link through the 
city’s web site at by clicking on 
Recreation & Community Services under the “City 
Departments” heading on the homepage. Residents 
can also check the master plan status and get 
information on how to submit ideas and comments. 
The survey is still available and should be completed 
as soon as possible. For more information call the 
Recreation and Community Services Department at 

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 and amenities of 
a mid-size city. Arcadia is a full-service charter city 
governed by a five-member City Council, elected at 

 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.


When Will the 20+ Year Error End?


By Joan Schmidt

 On October 25, the news said a man had been shot dead 
in Monrovia. “How awful” I thought. What street did this 
happen on?

 The news said, “Lincoln Avenue”. I thought, “Lincoln, 
could that be in northern Monrovia”? But within minutes 
I realized where “Lincoln Avenue” is. It is in the DUARTE 
COUNTY AREA not the Monrovia County area!

 I am a proud Monrovian and love Monrovia-my girls 
graduated from Monrovia H.S. However, Duarte is also 
MY Kind of Town and I have many wonderful Duarte 
friends-both in the city and county areas. For ten years 
I wrote about the City of Duarte, served on the Duarte 
Education Foundation, and was even on the Selection 
Committee for the Habitat for Humanity Duarte site! 
What I am going to write about is NOT a putdown of 
the WONDERFUL city of Duarte, but it a matter of 
principle and ending the misidentification of a county 

 From March-June 1993, I was on the Town Council 
Formation Committee, which purpose was to form a Town 
Council serving the unincorporated areas bordering the 
cities of Arcadia, Monrovia and Duarte. My first task was 
to identify the county area. The Thomas Guide used pale 
yellow for the unincorporated areas for easy identification. 
The maps were reproduced and used to explain our county 
area and the upcoming election.

 Not long after the election, I remember shootings on 
Euclid Avenue, Duarte. The paper and Sgt. Sammy Jones 
said, “Monrovia County Area”. I was flabbergasted. 
THAT AREA is DUARTE COUNTY! After a few more 
incidents, I brought up the matter to Temple Station 
Sheriff’s Department. They have a contract with five cities, 
one of which is Duarte and specific vehicles are assigned 
there. There was one “COUNTY” car that works the 
Monrovia-Arcadia-Duarte County Area. So the Sheriff’s 
Department dubbed our entire area, “Monrovia County” 
so their personnel wouldn’t be confused! It is MIND-
BOGGLING to me that anyone cannot distinguish 
between a “County” and “City” area. 

 This problem of MISIDENIFICATION has gone on 
after the Town Council formed, we met with Supervisor 
Antonovich and Los Angeles County Community 
Development Commission. There was MUCH excitement 
over a parcel of “county land” on Euclid Avenue, Duarte. 
Habitat for Humanity homes were to be built. At the 
ground breaking and all ceremonies after, Duarte Mayor 
and city officials were present, as this was the DUARTE 
County area. ALL press releases that were issued spoke 
of these homes in Duarte, which they should because 
this is the DUARTE County area. However, ANYTIME 
a crime happens in this EXACT AREA, it is dubbed, 
“MONROVIA County”!

 Several years ago, Martha and Samuel Flores suffered 
a terrible tragedy that NO parent should endure. Their 
beloved eldest son Francisco was killed in Iraq. His family 
lives in the Duarte County area, on a street off Euclid, so it 
was announced that a “Duarte” man died in Iraq. What is 
mind-boggling is that when a murder was committed off 
the SAME Euclid Avenue last year, the SAME AREA now 
becomes “MONROVIA”! 

 Over a year ago, the County put new street signs in our 
county areas on the main streets, so there would be NO 
CONFUSION! The west side of California Avenue in the 
County area is “Monrovia” and the signs say so. The east 
side of California Avenue up to the west side of Mountain 
Avenue is “Duarte” and the signs also say that.

 However, once again, “PATCH” and several TV stations 
have misidentified LINCOLN AVENUE as MONROVIA. 
The stupidity is the Lincoln Avenue sign had Duarte on it 
and the TV Reporter was standing below the sign that had 
DUARTE on it! This column will be forwarded to Duarte 
Public Safety, Temple Station and Sheriff Mc Donnell and 
Supervisor Antonovich. Enough is enough.

During the last seven-day period, the Police 
Department handled 436 service events, resulting 
in 99 investigations.

Traffic Collision November 2 at 7:45 a.m., a traffic 
collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian 
was reported at the intersection of Greystone 
and Encinitas. A vehicle was traveling south 
on Encinitas and stopped at the intersection 
stop sign. The driver proceeded to turn left onto 
eastbound Greystone and struck a jogger that was 
running north across the intersection. Monrovia 
Fire Department paramedics treated the victim on 
scene and she left the location on her own.

Residential Burglary November 2 at 1:42 p.m., 
an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 
700 block of East Greystone. The resident left 
the location at approximately 11:00 a.m. and 
returned at 1:30 p.m. to discover the home had 
been burglarized. It appears the suspect(s) entered 
and exited through an open window. The loss was 
jewelry. The investigation is continuing.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested November 2 at 6:55 
p.m., officers responded to a hotel in the 700 block 
of Huntington Drive on the report of a fire alarm 
activation where the occupant of the affected 
room was refusing to leave. Officers contacted the 
subject and a computer check revealed she had 
an outstanding warrant for her arrest. She was 
arrested and taken into custody for the warrant.

Possession of Marijuana/Warrant – Suspect 
Arrested November 3 at 12:21 a.m., an officer was 
on patrol in the 100 block of east Cherry when 
she noticed a vehicle with paper plates with no 
temporary registration in the front windshield. 
The officer stopped and contacted the occupants 
of the vehicle. A computer check of the subjects 
revealed one of the passengers had an outstanding 
arrest warrant. During a pat-down search of the 
subject, a pill bottle was found in his pocket which 
contained marijuana. The subject was arrested for 
the warrant and possession of marijuana. He was 
later released with a citation to appear in court.

Driving Under the Influence Suspect Arrested

November 3 at 6:48 a.m., police received a call 
reporting a female driving erratically in the 100 
block of East Foothill. Police responded and 
located the vehicle with the driver asleep behind 
the wheel. She was arrested for driving under the 
influence of alcohol and taken into custody.

Grand Theft Auto November 3 at 1:02 p.m., 
a vehicle was reported stolen from the 600 
block of West Palm. The vehicle was parked on 
the street and was stolen sometime between 
7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The vehicle is a green 
Honda Prelude. The investigation is continuing.
Fraud/Stolen Credit Card/Stolen Personal 
Information – Suspects Arrested November 
3 at 1:38 p.m., officers responded to a hotel in 
the 700 block of West Huntington regarding a 
stolen credit card that was used to rent a room. 
As officers arrived, the suspects were trying to 
leave the area. The suspects were detained, and 
during the investigation, it was discovered that 
the suspects had a notebook with additional 
credit card numbers and personal information 
of potential victims. One suspect was arrested 
for providing false information, and one 
suspect admitted to using a stolen credit card 
and someone else’s personal information. The 
suspects were arrested and taken into custody.
Injury Traffic Collision November 3 at 6:32 p.m., 
officers were dispatched to the area of California and 
Cypress on the report of an injury traffic collision. 
A vehicle pulled out in front of another causing 
the collision. One of the passengers was taken to 
the hospital for complaint of pain to her head.
Violation of Domestic Violence Restraining 
Order – Suspect Arrested November 3 at 7:28 
p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 
100 block of South Alta Vista regarding a subject 
at the location refusing to leave. The suspect is 
the estranged wife of the resident and she had 
knowledge of an Emergency Protective Order filed 
against her to stay away from the location. The 
officer arrived, located the suspect on the property 
and detained her. Investigation revealed a valid 
Emergency Protective Order was in place and 
the suspect was arrested for violating the court 
order. She was held pending her court appearance.
Grand Theft Auto November 4 at 9:20 a.m., a 
vehicle was reported stolen from the 1200 block 
of Los Robles. The vehicle is a black, 2013 Mini 
Cooper, and the vehicle was stolen from the 
street sometime overnight. The investigation is 


 The Monrovia Public Library Foundation (MPLF) is 
getting ready to host their annual fundraiser, “Team Up! 
Dream Up! for Literacy!” On Sunday, November 8, 2015, 
from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., the MPLF will be hosting 
the game-show themed event called, Community Feud! 
Based on the game show, “Family Feud,” the event will 
allow teams to compete in trying to figure out the top 
answers to questions posed to fellow Monrovians.

For those that would like to participate, all you have to 
do is assemble a team of co-workers, friends or family 
members. Teams can consist of up to 10 members. 
Alternatively, those that prefer to watch the fun can 
reserve their seats and/or become a sponsor of the event. 

 Visit the Library Circulation Desk or the MPLF website 
sponsorship/) for additional information or to sign-up to 
participate. Survey says… it’s going to be a ton of fun!

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