Mountain Views News, Pasadena Edition [Sierra Madre] Saturday, November 11, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, NOVEMBER 11, 2017 


The City retained Architectural Resource Group,individual buildings, 11 potential historic 
Inc. (ARG) in July of 2015 to prepare the City’sdistricts, and 12 potential non-building resourcesfirst comprehensive Citywide Historic Context(structures, objects and sites) were documentedStatement and conduct an intensive-level surveythrough the survey. The historic resources surveyof all the properties within the city limits that weredoes not designate properties under the federalconstructed through 1970 (or all the properties(National Register), state (California Register),
that are 45 years of age or older at the time of theand local (City of Arcadia) designation programs.
survey).Although a survey provides recommendations 

Based on the evaluation, a total of 188 potentialregarding the eligibility of a property, no actualhistoric resources, including 165 potential designation results directly from the process. 


Planning Commission Meeting 11/14/2017 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Arcadia Public Library Board Meeting 11/16/2017 4:30 p.m. 

Council Meeting 11/21/2017 7:00 p.m. 

Planning Commission Meeting 11/28/2017 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 


A Wonderful Tribute and Reunion of Old Friends 

By Joan Schmidtpizza) and law enforcement: Jim began at Covina

Last Thursday, I attended the wonderful RetirementPD after graduation from LASD Training Academy,
Party for Monrovia Police Chief Jim Hunt! Thank You,resigned from Covina to sell his business. Jim was 
to Lori Levesque and the Retirement Committee fornot able to return to Covina PD (A hiring freeze)
such a warm, wonderful evening honoring a truly,He applied at other agencies; and hired by Monroviacaring, dedicated, hard-working individual whoChief Joe Santoro in 1991. Over the years, he workedaccomplished so much in his 26+ years at Monroviaseveral specialized positions: bike patrol (He evenPD. developed an Instruction Program), field training

Over 200 attended-his family, wife Boicette, officer, detective, Special Enforcement Team, SWAT,
daughter Ashley, son-in-law Lance, and grandson,D.A.M.A.G.E. and Community Policing Sergeant,
Declan; Monrovia City Officials (Mayor Adams andand Regional Team Commander. Chief Hunt wasthe entire Council) City Manager Oliver Chi, Clerkalso a Certified Drug Recognition Expert. In 2002, heAlice Atkins, Treasurer Steve Baker; School Board was promoted to Lieutenant, Captain in 2006, whereMembers Terrence Williams and Rob Hammond; he served as Operations Division Commander andmany current Monrovia Police Officers, severalService Division Commander. He was promoted toChiefs of Police: Bob Guthrie (Arcadia), Rob CastroChief on May 1, 2011, and during his tenure as Chief,
(Glendale), Scott La Chasse (Burbank), Art Millerthe City has reached its lowest level of crime in over 50 
(South Pasadena), Anthony Miranda (Vernon), Tyyears.
Henshaw (Irwindale), Paul Caprara (Pomona), JoeWhen Jim began his law enforcement career, he wasOrtiz (Sierra Madre), John Curley (Covina), Timothya single dad with a 4 year old daughter, Ashley. He metVu (Alhambra), and John Curley (Covina). (I hopethe love of his life Biocette; together they have raisedI didn’t miss anyone!) From LASD, Commander JeffAshley, a beautiful talented woman who received degree the same day as Jim! When Jim spoke,

Then there were RETIRED Police Chiefs! he thanked his family for all their love and support. InMonrovia’s Bill Tubbs, Joe Santoro and Roger Johnson,addition to Biocette and Ashley Beckford,son-in-lawArcadia’s Dave Hinig and Bob Sanderson, SierraLance Beckford and grandson, Declan. Jim hopes toMadre’s Larry Giannone, and San Gabriel’s Don spend more time with his family after retirement asLawton! Other Monrovia PD retirees: Don Lacker, Bill well as surf, make pizzas and build guitars!
Couch, Rick Miglia, Nick Manfredi, Carlos Calderon,All the City Council Members spoke and we realizedRichard Lukofnak , Matron Jane Millet, Phil Nelson what a fine man Jim is and how he has brought the(Came from Tennessee!), Jim Emmet (Washington),community together. He has brought his family toand Steve Cofield (Texas). Eric Dirksen, now a LAPDevents like Monrovia Reads, and has done so much 
Detective also attended. to build Community Trust-that’s why MPD received

Also, past Monrovia Mayor Mary Ann and Corythe 2017 Cisco Community Policing Award from theLutz, Foothill Unity’s Betty Mc Williams, Judge BruceInternational Association of Chiefs of Police for the 
Mars, Susan Motander, and former Duarte Restaurant Achieving Community Trust Program.
entrepreneur Mr.Farana!Presentations were also from Chief Bob Guthrie, 

Captain Alan Sanvictores welcomed us, followed by(LA County Police Chiefs’ Association), Chief Edan Invocation by Chaplain Brown and a sumptuousMedrano, (CA Police Chiefs’ Association), anddinner. Following dinner, Captain Robert Wilken gaveMPOA President Seth Hermes. Cpt. Alan Sanvictoresa Career Overview: A wonderful video including Jim’spresented Jim with his Retirement Momento Badge.
childhood, his talent in soccer(first career choice),Truly a wonderful evening; Happy Retirement ChiefRestaurant entrepreneur(Still Makes the BEST Hunt! 


For the period of Sunday, October 29th, through Saturday,consensual search, discovered the 24-year-old male fromNovember 4th, the Police Department responded to 895 callsEl Monte was in possession of methamphetamine and afor service, of which 128 required formal investigations. Theglass smoking pipe. A records check revealed he had twofollowing is a summary report of the major incidents handledoutstanding misdemeanor warrants. He was arrested andby the Department during this period. transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At about 4:18 p.m., an officer responded to the ArcadiaSunday, October 29:Police Department front counter regarding a fraudShortly before 12:00 a.m., an officer responded to theinvestigation. The victim stated an unknown suspect made1400 block of Oaklawn Road regarding an animal bitefraudulent deposits and withdrawals from his accountreport. The officer discovered a loose German shepherdresulting in a negative balance of nearly $9,000.00. The victimbit a female victim and killed her Chihuahua. The loose does not know how the suspect obtained their personaldog escaped from the owner’s yard as he was parking hisinformation or the identity of the suspect. The investigation 
vehicle. Arcadia Fire responded and transported the femaleis ongoing. 
victim to Huntington Memorial Hospital for treatment. Theinvestigation is ongoing.Thursday, November 2:

At approximately 6:53 p.m., an officer responded toBefore 12:22 a.m., officers responded to Maki & SushiMacy’s, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a robberyRestaurant, 302 East Huntington Drive, regarding a burglaryreport. An investigation revealed the suspect attempted toreport. An investigation revealed two suspects smashed thesteal jewelry from the store when he was confronted by lossfront glass door, stole the cash register, and fled eastboundprevention. During the confrontation, the suspect swung atin a dark colored vehicle. Starbucks, located at 300 East 
the loss prevention employee. The 19-year-old male suspectHuntington Drive, was also burglarized by the same suspects.
from Pasadena was arrested and transported to the ArcadiaAround 1:14 a.m., an officer responded to Duo-Pot 
City Jail for booking. Restaurant, 1228 South Golden West Avenue, regarding

a commercial burglary. Surveillance footage revealed theMonday, October 30:same three suspects who burglarized Starbucks and MakiJust after 7:09 a.m., an officer responded to the 11600 block& Sushi also burglarized this location and stole the cashof Clark Street regarding an intoxicated subject. The officerregister. Approximately 40 commercial burglaries occurredlocated the 31-year-old male from Irwindale walking andthroughout Los Angeles and Riverside Counties on the nightdiscovered he was unable to care for himself. He was arrested of November 2nd. Riverside County Sheriff Department,
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. DuringNorco Station, arrested three of the suspects. They includethe booking process, the officer located methamphetaminetwo 20-year-old males from Compton and a 17-year-oldin the suspect’s wallet. The additional offense was added tomale from Long Beach. Between surveillance footage andhis list of charges.confessions, the three arrestees have been linked to a large

At approximately 11:13 a.m., an officer responded to thenumber of the burglaries. The investigation is ongoing. 
living quarters inside Santa Anita Race Track, 285 WestHuntington Drive, regarding a burglary report. The officerFriday, November 3:
determined an unknown suspect entered the victim’s roomAt about 7:14 a.m., an officer responded to the 400 block ofthrough an unlocked window and stole two saddle clothsEast Live Oak Avenue regarding a vehicle burglary report.
belonging to two high stakes horses. No suspects were seenThe officer discovered an unknown suspect pried open aand no witnesses were located. large tool box attached to the truck bed sometime during the

previous night. No suspects were seen and no witnesses wereTuesday, October 31:located. 
Around 1:03 p.m., an officer responded to the 300 blockJust before 12:47 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadiaof Laurel Avenue regarding a bicycle theft report. AnPolice Department front counter regarding a theft frominvestigation revealed the unknown suspect entered thevehicle report. The victim stated the suspect entered thebackyard through an unlocked side gate and stole twounlocked vehicle, parked in the 2400 block of Lee Avenue,
bicycles. No suspects were seen and no witnesses wereand stole his wallet. No suspects were seen and no witnesseslocated. were located. 

Just before 7:45 p.m., an officer responded to the Coachstore at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, Saturday, November 4:
regarding a burglary report. The officer discovered twoShortly after 2:07 p.m., an officer responded to Sephora, 400male suspects entered the store and stole $3,135.00 worthSouth Baldwin Avenue, regarding a grand theft report. Anof merchandise before exiting the store, failing to makeinvestigation revealed a store employee stole nearly $1,200.00payment. One of the items contained a tracking device andworth of merchandise and money from the business bythe property was tracked to the area of MacArthur Park inperforming fraudulent transactions. The 19-year-old femaleLos Angeles.from Whittier was arrested and transported to the Arcadia

The suspects are described as black males, both wearingCity Jail for booking.
grey hooded sweatshirts and dark colored pants. TheAt approximately 11:02 p.m., an officer initiated a trafficinvestigation is ongoing. stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Peck Road and

Live Oak Avenue for having a broken license plate light andWednesday, November 1:modified exhaust. During a consensual search of the vehicle,
Shortly after 11:13 a.m., an officer responded to the areathe officer located cocaine. The 21-year-old male from Elof 1200 North Santa Anita Avenue regarding a suspiciousMonte was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jailsubject report. The officer located the subject and during a for booking. 


Richard Hopkins clearly has a passion to serve the400 donuts per night. So Cal Gas had an employeehomeless. He has been active with the East San donation drive to help with essentials needed (i.e.)
Gabriel Homeless Coalition for a number of years.underwear, socks, toiletries, etc. Last winter, there 
He recently shared information on upcomingwere spaces for 220 people each night - a total ofWinter Shelters at a recent Duarte Kiwanis 15,200 “bed” nights. 1190 different people weremeeting. The shelters are held at local churches inserved. If you’re interested in supporting - checkthe East San Gabriel Valley. Each of the churchesout the website at Pictured, from left, 
host for two weeks starting December 1st andDuarte Kiwanis President, Diane Hernandez, and 
ending March 1st. Last year the Coalition wasRichard Hopkinsable to partner with the Tzu Chi Foundation whoIf you are interested in joining Duarte Kiwanisprovided dental care, clothing and bedding and 100or being a speaker at a future event, contact Tinasleeping bags. Last year, Dunkin Donuts provided Carey at 


During the last seven-day period, the Police Department on the train platform. A containment of the area was 
handled 426 service events, resulting in 81 investigations. set up and a search of the construction site and Metro 
To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to http://Station platform was conducted. The Sheriff ’s Special for crime Enforcement Bureau canine officers also responded to 
mapping. For Police Department news and information, assist in the search of the large construction complex. 
visit our website and follow us on Twitter. Once officers were on scene at the construction site, 

no additional calls were received from the suspect. A 
Injury Traffic Collision October 27 at 11:31 a.m., a thorough search was conducted, however, no one was 
bicyclist was traveling south along the sidewalk at located. The investigation is continuing. 
Myrtle and Huntington. As he rode down the apron 
of the sidewalk into the street, a driver was making a Shots Fired October 28 at 5:02 a.m., several calls 
right turn and collided with the bicyclist. The bicyclist were received reporting shots heard in the 300 block 
was not wearing a helmet and complained of pain to his of North Canyon and the 300 block of Prospect. The 
head and leg. He was taken to a hospital for treatment. callers also reported they heard a male subject yelling 

for help. Officers arrived and narrowed the search to 
Criminal Threats October 27 at 11:33 a.m., police a residence in the 300 block of Prospect. They could 
dispatch received multiple calls from a subject who still hear a male subject asking for help. They yelled 
was threatening to kill people at a construction site at out to him and he said he was on the second floor and 
Primrose and Pomona, as well as at the Metro Station, needed help. Officers forced entry, cleared the residence 
if officers did not respond within three minutes. and located the subject in his bed upstairs. The subject 
During these calls, the suspect also made statements didn’t have a phone and needed medical attention, so 
that he was planning to kill police officers. Monrovia he fired 4 to 5 shots into the ground from his balcony 
officers and Los Angeles Sheriff ’s Department deputies off his bedroom to get help to come. He was treated by 
responded. The Los Angeles Sheriff ’s Department paramedics and taken to a hospital. His gun was taken 
simultaneously had reports of a suspicious package for safe keeping. 

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