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Mountain View News Saturday, August 13, 2016 




For the period of Sunday, July 24th, through Saturday, July 
30th, the Police Department responded to 969 calls for service 
of which 116 required formal investigations. The following 
is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the 
Department during this period.

Sunday, July 24: 

1. At about 12:29 a.m., officers responded to the parking 
lot of Westfield Santa Anita, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding a report of intoxicated subjects throwing 
trashcans. Upon contacting the subjects, the officers 
noticed symptoms of alcohol intoxication and determined 
the suspects were unable to care for themselves. The 
23-year-old female from Upland and the 24-year-old male 
from Covina were arrested and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking.

 2. Just after 2:35 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 
300 block of East Forest Avenue regarding the report of a 
male subject seen jumping the fence of a construction site. 
An investigation revealed the subject had no lawful business 
at the location and was carrying an empty backpack and a 
motorcycle helmet. The 19-year-old male from Lompoc 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

Monday, July 25:

3. At approximately 4:05 a.m., an officer responded to the 
front counter of The Arcadia Police Department, 250 West 
Huntington Drive, regarding a domestic violence report. 
An investigation revealed the victim went to Hampton 
Inn to confront the suspect about his infidelity. The suspect 
punched the victim and drug her by her feet. A loaded 
handgun was recovered at the scene and the 40-year-old 
male from Palmdale was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking.

 4. At approximately 7:28 p.m., an officer initiated a 
consensual contact with a subject at Arcadia Community 
Regional County Park, 405 South Santa Anita Avenue. 
Upon contacting the 51-year-old male from Inglewood, 
the officer noticed symptoms of alcohol intoxication and 
determined the suspect was unable to care for himself. He 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

Tuesday July 26:

5. At about 4:34 p.m., officers responded to Michael Kors, 
400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a report of fraud 
that had just occurred. An investigation revealed the 
suspect made large purchases with fraudulent credit cards. 
The 28-year-old male from El Monte was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

 6. Around 6:56 p.m., an officer responded to the front 
counter of The Arcadia Police Department, 250 West 
Huntington Drive, regarding the report of a battery. An 
investigation revealed the victim was seated on a bench at 
Tierra Verde Park, when the suspect sat next to her. The 
suspect brushed his hand across the victim’s thigh. The 
suspect fled the scene in a silver van.

 The suspect is described as a male adult, approximately 
30 to 40-years-old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and heavy set.


Wednesday, July 27:

7. At approximately 7:31 a.m., officers responded to a 
victim’s residence regarding the report of a sexual assault 
that occurred the previous day at Tierra Verde Park, 200 
East Camino Real Avenue. An investigation revealed the 
victim was seated on the grass when she was approached 
by the suspect. The suspect attempted to engage the victim 
in a conversation. The victim ignored the suspect. He 
then reached over and touched the victim’s buttocks. The 
suspect fled the scene in a silver SUV style vehicle.

 The suspect is described as a male adult, approximately 
30 to 40-years-old, six feet tall, heavy set, with a shaved 
head, moustache and tattoos on both arms.

 8. Just after 8:31 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic 
stop on a vehicle near the area of Duarte Road and El 
Monte Avenue for speeding. An investigation revealed 
the driver was driving with a suspended license and had 
seven outstanding warrants for his arrest. The vehicle was 
released to a valid driver and the 43-year-old male from 
Arcadia was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City 
Jail for booking.

 9. At about 6:47 p.m., officers responded to the parking 
lot of Mc Donald’s, 143 East Foothill Boulevard, regarding 
the report of a physical altercation in progress. An 
investigation revealed a nanny was at the location to drop 
off an 11 month old child with the child’s grandparents. The 
grandmother, upset about the nanny arriving 15 minutes 
late, attacked the nanny. A bystander began video recording 
the attack. The grandfather attacked the bystander while he 
was holding his grandchild. The 70-year-old male from 
Anaheim was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City 
Jail for booking. The 66-year-old female from Anaheim 
was issued a citation and released to Arcadia Methodist 
Hospital staff for treatment. 

Thursday, July 28: 

10. At approximately 7:10 p.m., an officer responded to 
JC Penney, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a theft 
report. A loss prevention specialist witnessed the suspect 
conceal numerous items inside her purse and shopping 
bags before exiting the store, failing to make payment. 
The 18-year-old female from Fullerton was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Friday, July 29:

11. At approximately 7:30 p.m., officers responded to the 
parking structure of a business complex located at 411 East 
Huntington Drive regarding the report of a suspicious 
subject. An investigation revealed the subject was driving 
a stolen vehicle and found to be in possession of stolen 
property, a fraudulent check, drug paraphernalia and 
was also under the influence of a controlled substance. 
The 27-year-old male from San Gabriel was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

 12. At about 11:19 p.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop 
on a vehicle near the area of Clark Street and Kardashian 
Avenue for swerving in and out of lanes. Upon contacting 
the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol 
emitting from the driver. Through a series of tests, the 
officer determined the 37-year-old male from Azusa was 
driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. The 
suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City 
Jail for booking.

On Thursday, August 11, 2016, 
at approximately 7:20 a.m., the 
Arcadia Police Department 
responded to the 600 block of W. 
Camino Real Avenue on a report of 
a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic 
collision. Preliminary investigation 
revealed the suspect vehicle was 
traveling westbound on Camino 
Real Avenue and struck a 72-year-
old victim walking westbound in 
the street. After colliding with the 
pedestrian, the vehicle stopped for 
a brief moment as the driver exited 
and walked around his vehicle. The driver then 
got back into his vehicle and fled the scene. The 
vehicle and suspect description is as follows: 

 Vehicle – White, 2016, 4-door, Mercedes, with 
“RUSNAK” paper plates and upgraded sport 
wheels. Driver – Male, Asian, Approximately 70 
years old, Gray Hair, Clean Shaven, 
wearing a short- sleeved shirt and 

 Arcadia Detectives have located a 
vehicle that may possibly be related 
to this incident. The vehicle has 
been impounded as evidence for 
further investigation. The driver of 
the vehicle has yet to be positively 
identified. The vehicle was found 
late this evening in the City of 
Monterey Park. 

 Anyone with information on this 
incident is encouraged to contact the 
Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5156, case 
#16-4233. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, 
call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS 
(8477), use your smartphone by downloading the 
“P3 MOBILE APP” on Google play or the App Store, 
or by using the website



Last week, we had an opportunity to connect with 
representatives from Warner Pacific Properties, the firm 
that purchased the former Albertson’s shopping center. 
As you may recall, we have had discussions with the 
new development firm regarding their intentions for the 
site, and staff has been told on multiple occasions that 
Warner Pacific intendeds to subdivide the available +/- 
91,000 square feet of building space for three different 
users. Subsequent to those discussions, staff has had a few 
discussions with an architect representing the developer 
regarding their proposed project. However, we have found 
it difficult to obtain concrete information regarding 
Warner Pacific’s plans moving forward.

 This past week, our contact at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) 
was able to connect with the broker representing Warner 
Pacific. That interface shed some additional light on the 
disposition of the former Albertson’s site. It appears that 
the new owners have been holding off on finalizing and 
submitting any plans to the City for plan check purposes 
until they are able to finalize and execute leases with at 
least two operators. Staff will continue to monitor this 
situation closely, and we will be certain to share additional 
details related to this matter as soon as additional progress 
has been made.

Duarte, CA, August 8, 2016 - Residents are 
encouraged to attend an upcoming community 
meeting “Post Fire Disaster Preparedness” on 
Tuesday, September 6th at 7 pm at Valley View 
Elementary School Cafeteria, 237 Melcanyon Road. 
The City is conducting the meeting for both residents 
and property owners that are at risk of being 
impacted from the Fish Fire mud and debris flow 
from upcoming storms. With the recent damage 
to Duarte’s hillsides, the City must prepare for 
severe flooding and debris flow problems on public 
roadways that can arise during and after each rain 
possibly for the next five years. The US Geological 
Services in collaboration with the Angeles National 
Forest and Los Angeles County Water Resources 
Division are currently assessing the area burned and 
generating mud and debris flow modeling. The U.S. 
Geological Survey has created an interactive map 
of the San Gabriel Complex Fire. The map displays 
estimates of the likelihood of debris flow, potential 
volume of debris flow, and combined relative 
debris flow hazard and is available online at http://

 With the assistance of Debris Flow maps 
generated by Los Angeles County Flood Control 
District, properties with the highest risk of being 
impacted by flooding/debris flows from rainfall 
due to the loss of vegetation in the foothills have 
been identified. The debris flow areas are above 
the Westvale Road, Crestview Court, Cedarwood 
Avenue, Las Lomas Road, Greenbank Avenue, 
Valley View Neighborhood, and Brookridge Road. 
Residents in the areas of Westvale Court and 
Sunnydale Avenue will be impacted by Los Angeles 
County Public Works storing debris in the nearby 
basins. Representatives from the following agencies 
will be present and provide valuable preparedness 
information to community members: Los Angeles 
County Fire, Los Angeles County Public Works, Los 
Angeles County Sheriff, and Duarte Public Safety. 
These collaborating agencies will provide expert 
information about the steps individuals and families 
need to take in order to prepare for the rainy season 
in light of the recent Fish Fire. 

 Additionally, City staff will also present 
emergency steps the City will implement including 
its impact on various neighborhoods; especially 
those near fire areas. The cooperation of all persons 
working or living within the designated Fish Fire is 
critical to the City’s primary goal of protecting life 
and property.

 Refreshments will be provided. For additional 
information please contact the Duarte Public Safety 
office at (626) 357-7938.

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 Facebook at facebook.
com/duartecommunity; Twitter @CityofDuarte; 
Instagram @city_of_duarte and LinkedIn.

2016, AT 4:30 P.M.

As you may recall, Orchard Supply Hardware will be hosting 
a ribbon cutting event this coming Wednesday, August 10, 
2016, at 4:30 p.m. This past week, the City was contacted 
by a representative from Orchard Supply Hardware who 
asked if it would be acceptable for their company to make 
a monetary contribution in support of the MAP Program! 
The Orchard Supply Hardware representative indicated the 
following in her correspondence to the City:

 “I have stumbled across the MAP program and I think 
this is just so amazing and we would love to contribute! We 
would like to make a donation to the MAP program, we 
would just ask that someone be present to represent MAP 
and accept the check on their behalf.”

 Here at the City, we would agree with the assessment… 
the MAP program is amazing, and we are so grateful to all 
of our community partners who help make the initiative 
such a success! 

 We hope to see you all there at the Orchard Supply 
Hardware ribbon cutting event on Wednesday, August 10, 
2016 at 4:30 p.m., and we’re looking forward to MAP being 
represented at the event as well!

12, 2016, BY 2:00 P.M.

If you have any interest in 
purchasing the City’s Annex 
Facility (200 East Lime Avenue), 
make sure you submit a bid to the 
City by the response deadline this 
coming Friday, August 12, 2016, 
at 2:00 p.m.!

 We have had multiple calls 
inquiring about the property, 
which requires a minimum bid 
of $670,000. A copy of the MLS 
listing has been included as an 
attachment to this email for your review and reference. 

 Known as the Tillapaugh House, the 2,331 square-foot, 
American Foursquare style home was originally built 
in 1906. The house sits on 8,000 square feet of land, and 
given that the building has been designated as Historic 
Landmark #100, the property is eligible for a Mills Act 
Contract, which can offer the new owner significant 
property tax savings.

 Currently owned by the City, the house has for years 
been used as office space. The home features 3 bedrooms, 
a den, . bathroom, a sizeable living room, and includes 
a detached one-car garage. Yes, the home is in need of 
repairs, but with a little TLC, you could live on a tree-lined 
street just steps away from all that Old Town Monrovia 
has to offer!

 The City is currently accepting bids for the home, with 
the minimum required bid price being $670,000. If you 
have any questions, and for any additional information, 
please contact Caroline Velarde, Management Analyst 
with the City of Monrovia, at 
(626) 303-6601, or via email at 
You can also find additional 
information regarding the sales 
process for this amazing house by 
visiting the City’s website at http://

It should also be noted that the 
website, Curbed Los Angeles, 
posted a story about the sale of the 
Annex Facility. To read the story, 
please click on the following link:

 One last update regarding the sale of the Annex 
Facility... as we assessed the best way to list the property, 
the most cost effective option was offered by Mayor 
Adams, who was willing to place the property on the MLS 
through his real estate company at no cost to the City. 
Furthermore, Mr. Adams will not be compensated in any 
way for listing the property. As is outlined on the MLS 
overview for the Annex Facility attached to this email, the 
following remarks are included on the listing:

 The City of Monrovia is seeking bids for the sale of 
this home. Please contact Caroline Velarde, Management 
Analyst with the City of Monrovia, at (626) 303-6601, 
or via email at Showings 
Monday-Thursday. The commission will be paid to the 
agent representing the successful buyer only. There is NO 


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. 

Drug Paraphernalia – Suspects Arrested August 4 at 
10:22 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 200 block of W. 
Huntington Drive and noticed a make shift enclosure that 
had multiple subjects inside, blocking the rear access to 
a business. Officers made contact with the subjects and, 
through investigation, arrested one suspect for having 
an outstanding warrant and being in possession of drug 
paraphernalia. A second suspect was arrested for being in 
possession of drug paraphernalia and was issued a citation. 

Grand Theft August 4 at 12:00 p.m., a grand theft from a 
vehicle was reported in the 700 block of W. Huntington 
Drive. The victim parked and locked his vehicle in a hotel 
parking lot the day before. When he returned to his vehicle 
the following day, he found his third row seats had been 
stolen. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle. 
The investigation is continuing. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested August 4 
at 3:22 p.m., police received a call reporting a subject behind 
the wheel of a vehicle, who appeared to be asleep. Officers 
arrived and determined the suspect had been driving while 
intoxicated. The suspect was arrested for driving under the 
influence and two outstanding arrest warrants. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested August 5 at 2:18 a.m., officers 
were on patrol in the 300 block of S. Myrtle when they 
observed an adult male subject loitering in the park after 
it was closed. They contacted the subject and a computer 
check revealed the subject had a domestic violence warrant 
for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody for 
the warrant. 

Hit and Run Traffic Collision / Driving Under the 
Influence – Suspect Arrested August 5 at 3:37 a.m., a 
resident in the 100 block of West Olive reported that the 
driver of a red Toyota had just crashed into a parked vehicle 
and fled south on Primrose with its bumper dragging on the 
ground. The driver of the Toyota failed to stop and exchange 
information or leave a note on the vehicle. Officers searched 
the area and located the suspect vehicle in the 100 block of 
W. Maple, being driven with no lights. The driver headed 
north on Magnolia, still dragging the bumper. When the 
officer turned on his red and blue lights, the driver put the 
car in park while it was still in motion, causing the gears to 
grind to a halt. The driver was asked to exit the vehicle and 
field sobriety tests were conducted. The driver was arrested 
for driving under the influence and the hit and run traffic 
collision. She was taken into custody. 

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