Mountain Views News, Pasadena Edition [Sierra Madre] Saturday, August 12, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, August 12, 2017 


From Arcadia’s PD 

On August 9, 2017, at approximately 1:24 p.m., 
the Arcadia Police Department received a report 
of a robbery at the Arco Gas Station located at 5 W. 
Foothill Boulevard. The preliminary investigation 
determined two male suspects entered the store 
at about 1:19 p.m. One suspect blocked the main 
doorway as the other walked behind the counter. 
The suspect behind the counter had the manager of 
the business open the two registers as he displayed 
what was believed to be a handgun. The suspect 
took an unknown amount of cash and coins from 
the registers. The two suspects then fled towards 
Santa Anita Avenue without getting into a vehicle.
The suspects were described as follows: 

#1: Male Hispanic, 5’7” to 5’8” tall, medium-
build, Black baseball cap with red brim, black 
t-shirt and black jeans, and black tennis shoes. 

#2: Male Hispanic, 5’7” to 5’8” tall, heavy/
stocky -build, black baseball cap, white t-shirt, 
light-colored pants, black shoes, and a gold-
colored watch. 

This incident is being investigated by Arcadia 
Police Department Detectives. Anyone with 
information on this incident is encouraged to 
contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626)
574-5151, case #17-4091. 

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For the period of Sunday, July 30th, through Saturday, August5th, the Police Department responded to 955 calls for service,
of which 117 required formal investigations. The followingis a summary report of the major incidents handled by theDepartment during this period. 

Sunday, July 30:

Just after 12:00 a.m., officers responded to EisenhowerPark, 601 North Second Avenue, regarding the report of twosuspicious vehicles. Upon arrival, one vehicle was locatedand the driver was contacted. The driver was found to be 
in possession of metal knuckles, a wooden sword and acollapsible baton. He also used another person’s driver’s licenseto identify himself. The 18-year-old male from Rosemeadwas transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Around 7:02 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the frontof a residence on the 500 block of Columbia Road regardinga suspicious vehicle. Further investigation revealed theunoccupied vehicle had been stolen from El Monte. Thevehicle was recovered. No suspects were seen and nowitnesses were located. 

Monday, July 31:

At approximately 10:30 a.m., officers responded to the rearof Vons, 745 West Naomi Avenue, regarding the report ofa male hitting a female. Officers contacted the male subjectin his vehicle. The subject fled from officers on foot, but waslater located with the assistance of several witnesses and the 
Pasadena Police Department Airship. The subject had threeoutstanding warrants for his arrest. The 28-year-old malefrom Arcadia was arrested and transported to the ArcadiaCity Jail for booking.

Just after 9:10 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop ona vehicle in the area of Las Tunas Drive and Holly Avenuefor having expired registration. Upon contacting the driver, itwas discovered that she was driving with a suspended driver’slicense and one of the passengers had an outstanding warrantfor his arrest. The 20-year-old female from Los Angeles wascited and released at the scene. The 19-year-old male fromGardena was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jailfor booking. 

Tuesday, August 1:

At around 10:13 a.m., an officer responded to Starbucks,
733 West Naomi Avenue, regarding a subject who washarassing customers. Upon contacting the 50-year-oldfemale from Temple City, the officer noticed symptoms ofalcohol intoxication and determined she was unable to care 
for herself. She was arrested and transported to the ArcadiaCity Jail for booking.

At approximately 10:50 p.m., an officer was dispatched 
to 7-Eleven, 2 East Duarte Road, regarding a robbery.
An investigation revealed two male suspects entered theconvenience store and forcefully took a cigar from the clerkand threatened to stab him with a pen. The suspects aredescribed as males, 26 to 28-years-old. One suspect hadvisible tattoos on his arms. They fled the scene in a lightcolored Volkswagen sedan. The investigation is ongoing. 

Wednesday, August 2:

At approximately 10:59 a.m., officers were dispatched to aresidence on the 300 block of North Fifth Avenue regardingthe report of a battery. An investigation revealed, an argumentbetween brothers escalated and the subject punched his 

brother in his face. The 18-year-old male from Arcadia wasarrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Just after 7:25 p.m., an officer responded to the area ofNorth Santa Anita Avenue and Perkins Drive regarding aresidential alarm activation. Upon arrival, the officer foundtwo subjects fighting in the street. Further investigationrevealed, one subject had an outstanding warrant for hisarrest and the other subject was in violation of his probation.
The 19-year-old males from El Monte were arrested andtransported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Thursday, August 3:

At approximately 3:49 a.m., officers responded to the areaof South Santa Anita Avenue and Campus Drive regardingsubjects sitting in the center median. Officers made contactwith the subjects and discovered one of the subjects was inpossession of a controlled substance and another subject wasunder the influence of a controlled substance. The 18-yearold 
male from Monrovia and the 18-year-old female fromAlhambra were arrested and transported to the Arcadia CityJail for booking.

At about 6:12 a.m., officers responded to the 800 block ofFairview Avenue regarding several reports of a fire. The roofof a two-story apartment complex had become fully engulfedin flames. Officers assisted with evacuating every unit in thecomplex and the Arcadia, Los Angeles County, Pasadena,
Monrovia, San Gabriel and San Marino Fire Departmentsresponded to extinguish the fire. Thanks to the quick effortsof law and fire personnel, no one was injured. The buildingwas deemed uninhabitable and the American Red Cross was 
contacted to assist the displaced residents. 

Friday, August 4:

Just after 12:25 a.m., an officer contacted two subjectsin front of 7-Eleven, 1003 South Baldwin Avenue, while 
investigating the report of a bike theft. Further investigationrevealed one subject had an outstanding warrant for his arrestand he was in possession of drug paraphernalia. The 44-yearold 
male from Los Angeles was arrested and transported tothe Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At about 8:48 a.m., officers responded to a residence onthe 000 block of West Norman Avenue regarding a residentialburglary. An investigation revealed the suspect shattered awindow, encountered the resident inside the home and fled 
the scene. The suspect was found three blocks away andfound to be in possession of methamphetamine. The 24-yearold 
male from Arcadia was arrested and transported to theArcadia City Jail for booking. 

Saturday, August 5:

At approximately 3:07 p.m., an officer patrolling 
the area of First Avenue and Duarte Road observed a 
vehicle with expired registration. The officer contacted 
the driver and discovered he was in possession of drug 
paraphernalia. The 32-year-old male from Los Angeles 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

Shortly after 3:40 p.m., officers responded to CVS, 188Las Tunas Drive, regarding a theft report. An investigationrevealed a male suspect entered the store and stole $33.87worth of merchandise. The suspect was located and foundto have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The 32-yearold 
male from El Monte was arrested and transported to theArcadia City Jail for booking. 


DUARTE, CA, September, 2017 – With “Then & Now,” marching band, floats, and much more. Some 1,400the theme of Duarte’s annual Route 66 Parade on Saturday,participants in all will take part in the event, includingSeptember 23, 2017, parade-goers are encouraged to takelocal schools, church and community groups, andto the streets in celebration of the robust history of Routeapproximately 11 high school bands will compete for

66. trophies. Past participants have included Duarte High
This year, the parade will feature two Grand Marshals.School, Don Lugo High School, Chino High School,
Duarte’s very own Shaquille Maurice Hemmans, ActorSan Dimas High School, South El Monte High School,
and Singer, will serve as this year’s Community Grandand Rim of the World High School, Lake Arrowhead,
Marshal. Miriam Hernandez, an Emmy award winningDiamond Ranch High School, Pomona, Workman HighEyewitness News broadcaster will serve as the Route 66School, and City of Industry.
Grand Marshal. Opened in 1926, Route 66 was the first highway to

The parade will step off at 10 am beginning at theconnect Chicago to Los Angeles. It was nicknamed thenortheast corner of Huntington Dr. and Cotter St. andMain Street of America because it passed through theproceed east along one mile of Duarte’s historic Routeheart of communities, including Duarte, more than 2,000

66. The Duarte City Picnic at Royal Oaks Park willmiles from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Ocean. Route 
immediately follow the event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The66 was decommissioned in 1973 when the interstate 
public is invited to enjoy food, craft and game booths andhighway was completed, but the love and lore of Routelive entertainment sponsored by community nonprofit 66 lives on. 
groups.For more information about Duarte’s Route 66 Parade, 
The colorful Duarte Route 66 Parade, co-sponsoredvisit the event page at https://duarteroute66.eventbrite.
by the City of Duarte, the Duarte Communitycom/. For additional information about the City PicnicCoordinating Council, HumanGood, and the Route 66contact Duarte Parks and Recreation at (626) 357-7931Parade Committee will feature antique and classic cars, or visit 


Did you finish reading the explanation about the waterworked with a local design firm based in Monrovia,
supply shortage above and say to yourself… Wait, what’sReady Artwork, to develop a new public outreach andgoing on?!?!?educational video. 

Well, you’re not alone! There are so many movingYou can watch the full video online by visiting usparts that impact the cost of water and how Monroviaonline at, where you willgets its water that trying to understand it all can be veryalso find additional information on how you can make afrustrating. To help summarize the issues at play, staff difference by conserving water. 



This past week, the City Council held a special studystorms. And if we do nothing, our groundwater levels willsession on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, to discuss significantfall below the lowest levels ever recorded by this comingissues facing Monrovia in the coming months, includingFall 2017. If that happens, it is likely that 10% of all waterdeveloping a strategy on how to address water supply issuesproduction wells in the Main San Gabriel Basin – includingin the Main San Gabriel Basin (MSGB) aquifer. As you maywater production wells in Monrovia – will go dry by thebe aware, Monrovia gets its water from the MSGB aquifer,end of 2017. This could prompt widespread water shortageswhich is managed by the Watermaster.throughout the region.

In May 2017, the Watermaster instituted a new fee onIn response to the situation, the Watermaster has made aall water producers in the San Gabriel Valley, including thelarge purchase of water – 40.7 billion gallons, which will costCity of Monrovia. This new fee was implemented to helpmore than $100 million. That water will be transported intoremedy the water shortage that currently exists following anthe MSGB to replenish the aquifer and ensure continuedextended drought environment here in our region. We havewater supply for our residents and businesses. The cost ofhad years of drought conditions in the MSGB, and despitepurchasing and importing this water will be split betweenGovernor Brown’s declaration in April 2017 that the droughtall of the communities and agencies that use this water,
in California is over, for us here in the MSGB, the reality isincluding us here in Monrovia.
that we are still in the midst of a serious drought situation.What this means is that water will become more 

In order for the MSGB aquifer to be considered healthy,expensive for all of us in the MSGB. The City is currentlygroundwater levels at the Key Well need to consistently beworking to analyze the issues surrounding our waterabove 200 feet. Currently, the groundwater level is at aroundsupply and the anticipated associated costs that will be

177.8 feet – and falling – due to years of drought that drewimpacting Monrovians in the coming months and years,
down our water reserves. Additionally, communities haveand we should have our assessment completed andslowed or stopped their conservation efforts following theready for review in September 2017. In the meantime,
rain thinking that there was plenty of water to go address the challenges impacting our region’s water
To put the situation into the proper context… the lowestsupply, it is crucial for Monrovians to continue to 
that our groundwater levels have ever fallen was to 172.2conserve water. This will help to both reduce water costsfeet, in October 2016, right before the most recent winter r water infrastructure. 


It is crucial that we, as a community, continue to conservewatering should be limited to:
water as we deal with the effects of a nearly decade-About once per week (no more than every fourth day)
long drought. During the summer, water use spikesNo more than 15 minutes per landscaped area.
dramatically as individuals use extra water on theirNote: The 15-minute limit does not apply to drip
lawns and plants. Unfortunately, much of this water isirrigation systems, new planting of low-water usage
wasted due to overwater, water runoff, and evaporation.plants, or if reclaimed water is being used as permitted
Remember to water early in the morning or late at nightby law.
to minimize water loss, and only water once every fourOnly before 8:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m.
days. Limiting our outdoor water use can add up to hugeBe sure to visit Monrovia Conserves for more 
water savings, and is a key tool in conserving water.information on Phase IV Water Regulations and for tips
Please keep in mind that Monrovia is still under Phase IVon how individuals can help our community save water
Water Conservation Regulations, which means outdoor together! 


Wednesday, August 16th, 7 pmwith Town Council Member Reports,
All Nations Church Coupons will be available at the Town Council Meeting1948 Peck Road, Monrovia for Discounted tickets ($8) to the LA COUNTY FAIR


Tina Cherry, Director of Community Services, DAY. 
City of Monrovia will be Guest Speaker. Reports byREMINDER: Station Square SATURDAY Concerts 
Debra Mendelsohn, Senior Field Deputy, Supervisorat the 
Barger; Temple Station Deputy April Nelsen, Liaison,Station Square Park AmphitheaterUnincorporated area,; California Highway Patrol; 1601 S. Myrtle Ave. MonroviaMike Vercillo, APD; Sam Estrada, Recreation Services 7:00-8:30 PM 
Supervisor, Pamela Park; and Library updates.Aug. 12 CENTRAL (Top 40) 

Following these reports is Public Comment. ResidentsAug. 19 NIGHT OWL (Big Band Orchestra) 
may ask questions or voice concerns. The Meeting ends Aug. 26 LATIN NATION (Latin) 

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department 
handled 447 service events, resulting in 80 investigations. 
To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to http:// for crime 
mapping. For Police Department news and information, 
visit our website and follow us on Twitter. 

Grand Theft – Suspect Arrested August 7 at 7:20 a.m., 
officers responded to a hotel in the 700 block of W. 
Huntington regarding the report of a grand theft from 
a vehicle. Officers arrived and spoke with the victim 
and a hotel staff member. The trunk of the vehicle had 
been left unsecured and an unknown suspect was seen 
removing the victim’s luggage from the trunk. The 
suspect took the bags into a room at the hotel. The 
officers went to the room and contacted a male subject 
inside. The bags were located, along with several other 
items that indicated credit cards were being made with 
stolen information obtained through mail. The suspect 
was arrested and taken into custody. 

Grand Theft Auto – Motorcycle August 7 at 7:48 a.m., 
a motorcycle was reported stolen from the 1800 block 
of Encino Avenue. The victim parked and secured his 
motorcycle in the carport area at the location. When he 
returned to it the following morning, he discover his 
motorcycle was missing. The investigation is continuing. 

Grand Theft August 7 at 10:23 a.m., an officer was 

dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Stedman 
Avenue. The victim went out to his vehicle and 
attempted to start it. As he started it, he heard a loud 
noise and then discovered that the catalytic converter 
had been removed from the vehicle. The investigation 
is continuing. 

Grand Theft August 7 at 6:16 p.m., a grand theftincident was reported in the 500 block of S. Alta Vista. 
The victim parked their Honda Accord in front of their 
house and sometime during the night someone stole 
the catalytic converter off of the car. The investigation 
is continuing. 

Warrants / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – 
Suspects Arrested August 8 at 3:21 a.m., an officer was 
on patrol in the area of Mountain and Foothill when 
he contacted two suspicious subjects in the area. A 
computer check revealed one of the subjects had a 
warrant for his arrest and the other was found to be in 
possession of drug paraphernalia. Both subjects were 
arrested and taken into custody. 

Sex Registration Violation – Suspect ArrestedAugust 8 at 4:55 a.m., an officer on patrol observed aknown sex registrant in the 500 block of E. Olive thathe knew was in violation of failing to register as a sexoffender. The subject was detained and arrested forthe violation. 

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