Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, January 21, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, January 21, 2017 



For the period of Sunday, January 8th, through Saturday, 
January 14th, the Police Department responded to 920 calls 
for service of which 139 required formal investigations. The 
following is a summary report of the major incidents handled 
by the Department during this period.

Sunday, January 8:

Shortly before 1:46 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the area of 400 South Baldwin Avenue regarding a stolen 
vehicle report. The officer determined an unknown suspect 
pried open the door lock and attempted to steal the vehicle. 
No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 

 Around 3:40 p.m., an officer responded to the 2300 block 
of South Second Avenue regarding graffiti located on the 
sidewalk. The officer discovered an unknown suspect used 
black spray paint to paint a swastika. No suspects were seen 
and no witnesses were located.

 At about 6:07 p.m., an officer responded to the 600 block 
of Sunset Boulevard regarding a robbery report. The victim 
stated the suspect approached him in the laundry room of 
the apartment complex and demanded his wallet as the 
suspect displayed a handgun. The victim complied and 
also gave the suspect a set of keys. The suspect fled on foot 
toward Sunset Boulevard. 

 The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, early 20’s, 
light skin with dark hair, wearing a dark-colored hooded 
sweatshirt and blue jeans. The investigation is ongoing. 

Monday, January 9:

 At approximately 1:47 p.m., an officer conducted an 
enforcement stop on a vehicle in the area of Santa Anita 
Avenue and Daines Road for being identified as a stolen 
vehicle by the Automated License Plate Reader system. 
Upon contacting the driver, the officer discovered two 
vehicles, one reported stolen out of Burbank and the other 
out of Los Angeles, had been fraudulently sold to the 

 The suspect who sold the vehicles is described as a 
Hispanic male, 35 to 37-years-old, approximately 5’5” tall. 
The investigation is ongoing. 

 Just after 5:01 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 
100 block of San Miguel Drive regarding a burglary report. 
An investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) pried open a 
rear window, ransacked the location, and fled with cash. No 
suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 

Tuesday, January 10:

Around 3:57 p.m., an officer responded to the area of 1300 
South Eighth Avenue regarding a robbery report. The 
officer determined an unknown suspect approached a 
man and woman walking on the sidewalk and demanded 
whatever they had in their possession. The woman gave the 
suspect her phone and jewelry, while the suspect took the 
man’s wallet and his deceased father’s Sheriff Badge. The 
suspect fled to an awaiting vehicle described as a late 1990’s 
silver sedan. 

 The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 
early 20’s and approximately 5’8” tall. The investigation is 

 Just before 1:28 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 1300 block of South Fifth Avenue regarding an Adult 
Protective Services report. An investigation revealed the 
victim, an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s and dementia, 
had 5 credit accounts opened in her name by her adult son 
who has power of attorney over her. The case was turned 
over to APS for further investigation.

Wednesday, January 11:

 Shortly after 2:53 p.m., an officer responded to Premier 
Vision Optometry, 1 West Duarte Road, regarding a grand 
theft report. Surveillance footage revealed two unidentified 
female suspects stole approximately $1,300 worth of 

 Both suspects are described as Hispanic females, between 
40 and 50-years-old, with brown hair. The investigation is 

 At about 3:43 p.m., officers responded to Nordstrom, 
400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a fraud report. 
The officer determined an unknown female suspect used 
fraudulent ID and credit card information to purchase 
more than $5,500 worth of merchandise. The investigation 
is ongoing.

Thursday, January 12:

 At approximately 5:25 p.m., an officer responded to 
Burlington Coat Factory, 1201 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding a petty theft report. The officer discovered two 
suspects stole numerous items of merchandise and exited 
the store without making payment. Before the theft, one 
of the suspects, a 26-year-old female from Victorville, 
provided her ID to complete a return. Both suspects are 
outstanding at the time of this report.

 The outstanding suspect is described as a white male, 
approximately 5’10” tall, with a dark-colored beard. The 
investigation is ongoing.

 Around 9:16 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a 
vehicle in the 200 block of Colorado Place for driving on the 
wrong side of the road. Upon contacting the driver, a records 
check revealed the 27-year-old male from El Monte had a 
suspended driver’s license. During a consensual search of 
the vehicle, the officer located methamphetamine inside 
the vehicle and on the driver’s person. He was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Friday, January 13: 

At about 3:11 a.m., officers responded to Villa Catrina, 
251 North Santa Anita Avenue regarding a commercial 
burglary report. An investigation revealed unknown 
suspects pried open a rear door, stole the cash drawer, and 
fled undetected. The investigation is ongoing.

 Just before 10:20 a.m., an officer responded to the 
Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a fraud 
report. The victim stated his company fulfilled an order 
and later discovered the customer unintentionally paid the 
balance to an email address very similar to the legitimate 
business. The victim is unsure how the suspect intervened 
in the transaction. The investigation is ongoing.

Saturday, January 14:

 Shortly after 8:59 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s, 
400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a theft report. Loss 
prevention specialists observed the suspect conceal store 
merchandise in a shopping bag before exiting the store, 
failing to make payment. The 33-year-old female from 
West Covina was arrested and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking.

From Arcadia’s Best

 The Arcadia Historical Society is about to unveil 
its 11th “History Lives Here” informational marker.

 The new double-sided sign features the many 
railroads that once crisscrossed Arcadia, as well as 
Lucky Baldwin’s stately Hotel Oakwood.

 The marker will be unveiled at 2 p.m. on 
Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Arcadia Transit Plaza — 
former site of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe 
Railway’s Arcadia Depot.

 Earlier this year, the light-rail Foothill Gold Line 
resurrected train service at the same location.

 For several decades in the first half of the 
1900s, three different train lines, tracks, stations, 
and two control towers operated within several 
blocks of each other in Downtown Arcadia, where 
passengers also could board the iconic Los Angeles 
Red Cars.

Directly across the street stood Elias Jackson 
“Lucky” Baldwin’s elaborate Hotel Oakwood, one 
of the region’s finest hotels in the late 19th and early 
20th centuries.

 The History Lives Here markers are just one of 
the many regular activities and events created year-
round by the non-profit Historical Society. The 
signs are an integral part of the Society’s mission 
to create broader public awareness of noteworthy 
historical events, people and landmarks in Arcadia.

Since the first marker was dedicated in October 
2007, others have gone up at Santa Anita Park, the 
Arboretum, L.A. County’s Arcadia Park, the Derby 
restaurant, Adams’ Pack Station in the Angeles 
National Forest, and several other historical 
locations in Arcadia.

 The City of Arcadia co-funded and installed 
many of the markers.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017 AT 7:30 A.M., 

This year’s event features the United States 
Congressman Adam Schiff, who will share his 
insights on Russia, the Cyber Threat, and the U.S. 
Intelligence Community’s response to these global 
security issues. Congressman Schiff is the ranking 
member of the House Permanent Select Committee 
on Intelligence, overseeing the nation’s intelligence 

 Tickets are $20 each. Breakfast buffet included. A 
portion of the proceeds will be donated 

to Foothill Unity Center, and Assistance League of 
Arcadia’s “Operation School Bell” 


 Tickets must be purchased by February 16th. For 
additional information please contact the 

Mayor’s Office at 626-57 4-5403, or email mbuttice@ 

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 large. 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.

Church of the Good Shepherd, United Methodist 
(Arcadia, CA) is offering a six week parenting 
classes to the community called “Parenting with 
Love and Logic” beginning Sunday, February 
5th. It will be taught by an amazing educator 
who has been teaching this course for many years 
throughout the west coast. There is a nominal 
fee of $14 for course materials, refreshments 
and childcare. For more information on the 
curriculum, the instructor and how to register, 
go here:



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. 

Commercial Burglaries January 13 at 3:21 a.m., an alarm 
activation was reported at business in the 600 block of W. 
Huntington Drive. Officers arrived and found the front 
doors had been pried open. Video surveillance of the 
business revealed the suspects were two male Blacks, one 
was dressed in all red and was wearing a mask and black 
gloves. The second suspect was wearing dark clothing with 
a dark mask and white gloves. The loss was undetermined. 
The suspects forced entry with a yellow crowbar. 

 A second burglary alarm activation was reported a few 
minutes later at 3:28 a.m. in the 900 block of E. Huntington. 
Officers arrived and found the front doors to this business 
had also been pried open. Video surveillance revealed the 
same two suspects committed both burglaries. The loss 
appeared to be narcotics from the pharmacy at the second 
location. A green SUV type vehicle was seen leaving the 
area. The investigations are continuing. 

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested January 13 at 8:45 
a.m., a female adult phoned from a residence in the 200 
block of Terrace View to report she had been beaten up 
by her boyfriend. Officers responded to the residence 
and spoke to both parties. The victim reported that her 
boyfriend strangled and struck her, and she had visible 
injuries. The male suspect admitted to the allegations 
and he was arrested. He later bonded out of custody. 
The victim was notified and provided an Emergency 
Protective Order. 

Injury Traffic Collision January 13 at 7:56 p.m., a traffic 
collision was reported at Myrtle and Huntington. A 
vehicle made a turning movement to maneuver around 
a bus and lost control. The vehicle jumped the center 
median and struck a tree. The tree then fell over and struck 
a passing vehicle. The only injury was to a passenger in 
the primary vehicle. Drug Offense – Suspect Arrested 
January 14 at 9:10 p.m., a caller reported a possible drunk 
driver in the 1300 block of S. Fifth Avenue. An officer 
arrived and located a vehicle that matched the description 
of the possible drunk driver. The officer made a traffic stop 
and the investigation revealed the driver was in possession 
of drug paraphernalia. The suspect was arrested and taken 
into custody. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested January 15 at 1:11 a.m., 
officers were on patrol in the 400 block of S. Myrtle 
Avenue and recognized a suspect who had an outstanding 
arrest warrant. They contacted the suspect, confirmed the 
warrant and took him into custody. The suspect is being 
held pending his court appearance. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested January 15 at 1:23 a.m., 
officers were on patrol in the 100 block of E. Lemon Avenue 
and recognized another subject who they knew had an 
outstanding arrest warrant. They contacted the suspect, 
confirmed the warrant and took him into custody. The 
suspect is being held pending a court appearance. 

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested January 16 at 6:37 
p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a 
residence in the 500 block of Los Angeles. Upon arrival, 
they contacted a male adult in front of the house, who 
was too intoxicated to care for himself. The subject was 
arrested for being drunk in public and was held for a 
sobering period. 

Petty Theft – Suspect Arrested January 16 at 7:10 p.m., a 
petty theft incident was reported at a business in the 400 
block of W. Duarte. A witness reported that the suspect 
fled across Duarte Road. The Foothill Air Support 
helicopter was in the area overhead and saw the suspect 
walking north in the wash. Officers detained the suspect 
near Genoa and the wash. He was arrested for petty theft 
and received a citation to appear in court on the charges. 

Vandalism January 16 at 7:23 p.m., a vandalism incident 
was reported in the 600 block of S. Primrose. The victim 
reported gang graffiti that had been spray painted all over 
his garage. The investigation is continuing. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested January 16 at 11:21 p.m., an 
officer was on patrol in the 300 block of W. Huntington 
and observed two subjects loitering in the parking lot 
near a closed business. He contacted the subjects and a 
computer check revealed one of the subjects had a warrant 
for his arrest. The subject was arrested for the warrant. 

Possession of a Controlled Substance / Warrant – Suspect 
Arrested January 1 at 11:54 p.m., an officer stopped a 
vehicle at Fifth and Huntington for vehicle code violations. 
A computer check of the driver revealed he had several 
warrants for his arrest. During a search of his vehicle, 
officers recovered a bindle of cocaine near the driver's seat. 
The driver was arrested for the warrants and possession of 
cocaine. The vehicle was stored. 

Residential Burglary – One Suspect Arrested January 17 
at 10:25 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 200 
block of W. Colorado regarding a residential burglary. A 
witness reported that two suspects entered the victim's 
garage and took a bicycle. The officers located and 
arrested one of the suspects. The Foothill Air Support 
helicopter and additional units searched for the second 
suspect, who rode off with the bicycle, but officers did 
not locate him. Through investigation, officers learned 
the identity of the second suspect and he was positively 
identified in a photo line-up by the witness. The suspect 
was entered into the law enforcement computer system 
as a wanted person for the residential burglary. The 
investigation is continuing. 

Weapon Offense – Suspect Arrested January 17 at 8:46 
p.m., an adult female called police and reported that her 
exboyfriend pointed a handgun at her and threatened 
her. Officers arrived and detained the suspect. During 
the investigation, a loaded pistol was recovered from 
the suspect's house and he was arrested. An Emergency 
Protective Order against the suspect was issued by the 

Residential Burglary / Resisting and Delaying a Peace 
Officer – Suspect Arrested January 17 at 11:10 p.m., an 
officer on patrol observed a subject riding a bicycle in the 
400 block of W. Huntington that he knew was wanted 
for a residential burglary. The subject fled when he saw 
the officer, but was eventually detained on Cypress. The 
suspect was arrested and taken into custody. 

Vehicle Tampering – Suspect Arrested January 18 at 
10:23 p.m., a male adult subject was seen walking along 
Hillcrest at Alta Vista, attempting to get into locked 
vehicles. Officers responded and detained the suspect a 
few blocks away and he was positively identified by the 
witness as the suspect. He was arrested and taken into 
custody. The suspect was later released on a citation to 
appear in court. 

As you may be aware, the City of Monrovia will be 
conducting a Citywide General Municipal Election 
on April 11, 2017 for the positions of Mayor (1 
seat), City Councilmembers (2 seats), City Clerk 
(1 seat), and City Treasurer (1 seat). Pursuant to 
the upcoming election, this past week, the filing 
deadline closed for those interested in running for 
elective office to represent the City of Monrovia. 
After reviewing all candidate submission 
information, the following individuals qualified 
for the election: 

 For Mayor (Vote for 1) 

Tom Adams

Mark Harris

 For City Councilmember (Vote for 2) 

Clifford DeCosta

Larry J. Spicer

Alexander C. Blackburn

 For City Clerk (Vote for 1) 

Alice D. Atkins

 For City Treasurer (Vote for 1) 

Stephen R. Baker

A copy of the official notice identifying those 
candidates who have qualified for the April 11, 2017 
General Municipal Election (which also includes 
contact information that was provided by each 
candidate) has been included as an attachment to 
this email. The information can also be accessed 
online at the following website:

 For any additional information regarding the 
upcoming General Municipal Election, please 
contact the City Clerk’s Office at (626) 932-5505, or 
feel free to send Alice Atkins, City Clerk, an email 


As you may be aware, the City recently awarded 
a contract to Environmental Construction, 
Inc., to facilitate the upgrade of the medians on 
Huntington Drive from 5th Avenue to Mountain 
Avenue. For many years, the medians along 
Huntington Drive were thriving with mature 
trees, lush landscaping, and attractive features. 
However, given the current drought situation in 
Southern California that is entering its 6th year, 
the median landscaping has greatly deteriorated, 
and the 30,000 vehicles that travel on a daily 
basis along Huntington Drive traverse through 
Monrovia against a landscaped background that 
is not representative of our community. 

 Given the condition of the medians and the 
need to implement a drought tolerant landscaping 
palate, the City contracted with J.M. Yamashita to 
develop an attractive and water smart / drought 
tolerant landscaping plan. The plan that was 
ultimately developed incorporates the following 

Renovating the dated irrigation system to include 
automatic controllers and a drip irrigation system 
Removing approximately twenty seven (27) 
dead and diseased trees

 Planting sixty (60) 24’ box trees, including 
the following varieties: Camphor, Canary 
Island Pine, Crape Myrtle, and Ginkgo
Planting of over 7,500 shrubs and plants, including 
Agave, Acacia, Rosemary, Sage, and other grasses
Replacing inconsistent landscape and hardscape 
segments along the median with uniform river 
rock paving

 This past week, staff met with the contractor 
to coordinate the overall work, and based on the 
current construction schedule, the Huntington 
Drive median improvement project will begin on 
January 23, 2017. The project is expected to take 
45 working days to complete, which means that 
our target deadline for completing the project 
is late March 2017. We are excited to be able to 
implement this capital improvement project!

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