Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, February 4, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, February 4, 2017 



For the period of Sunday, January 22nd, through Saturday, 
January 28th, the Police Department responded to 1,028 calls 
for service of which 143 required formal investigations. The 
following is a summary report of the major incidents handled 
by the Department during this period.

Sunday, January 22:

Shortly before 8:26 p.m., an officer responded to the 900 block 
of Park Avenue regarding a theft from vehicle report. The 
victim was at World Gas station, 3 East Duarte Road, pumping 
gasoline into her car when the unknown suspect opened 
her unlocked passenger door and stole her purse from the 
front seat. The suspect fled in a newer model, beige SUV. The 
investigation is ongoing.

 Around 10:35 p.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop near the 
intersection of Baldwin Avenue and Duarte Road on a vehicle 
for speeding. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected 
a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath. Through a 
series of tests, the officer concluded the 28-year-old male from 
San Gabriel was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. 
He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

Monday, January 23:

At approximately 9:50 a.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 2700 block of Caroline Way regarding a burglary report. 
An investigation revealed unknown suspects entered the 
residence by breaking a rear glass door; they ransacked the 
location, and fled. No suspects were seen and no witnesses 
were located. The loss is unknown.

 Just after 4:11 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 5700 block of South Baldwin Avenue regarding a 
disturbance report. During an argument, the victim’s ex-
husband used a fence post to break the victim’s window. The 
suspect, a 41-year-old male from Temple City, was gone by 
the time officers arrived. The suspect is outstanding at the 
time of this report.

Tuesday, January 24:

Around 7:12 a.m., an officer responded to the 99 Cent Store, 
140 East Duarte Road, regarding a theft report. Surveillance 
footage revealed three unknown suspects stole a large quantity 
of pallets from the rear of the business. 

 The suspects are described as three Hispanic males, all 
between the ages of 20 and 30-years-old, driving a light-colored, 
extended cab pickup truck. The investigation is ongoing.

 Just before 9:15 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia 
Police Department front counter regarding a fraud report. 
The victim reported that an unknown suspect made 
three unauthorized charges on his credit card. The victim 
does not know how the suspect obtained his personal 

Wednesday, January 25:

Shortly after 2:07 a.m., an officer responded to Claro’s Italian 
Market, 19 East Huntington Drive, regarding an audible 
alarm activation. An investigation revealed unknown suspects 
entered the business through a vent in the roof. Once inside, 
they stole cash and fled by breaking a rear glass door. No 
suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. The 
investigation is ongoing.

 At about 9:33 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in 
the 100 block of East Santa Clara Street regarding a domestic 
dispute. The officers discovered a physical altercation occurred 
between a husband and wife resulting in the husband grabbing 
his wife by the throat and face. The 62-year-old male from 
Arcadia was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking.

Thursday, January 26:

At approximately 2:56 p.m., an officer responded to the 
Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding an 
activation of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker. 
Arcadia PD detectives had previously deployed decoy bicycles 
with tracking devices to combat the increase in bike thefts 
throughout the city. An investigation revealed a 25-year-old 
male from South Gate was in possession of the stolen bicycle 
and GPS tracker. The suspect was arrested and transported to 
the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

 Around 4:26 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in 
the 400 block of Rosemarie Drive regarding a package theft 
report. The victim stated his package was stolen from his porch 
sometime earlier in the day. No suspects were seen and no 
witnesses were located.

Friday, January 27: 

At about 12:49 a.m., an officer initiated contact with a subject in 
the 400 block of North Santa Anita Avenue for pushing a cart 
that had been stolen from the 99 Cent Store. Upon contacting 
the suspect, the 30-year-old male from Arcadia became 
combative and would not comply with the officer’s requests. 
During a search of the subject, the officer located a knife in the 
suspect’s front jacket pocket. He was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

 Just before 12:41 p.m., officers responded to Eisenhower 
Park, 601 North Second Avenue, regarding a male suspect 
causing a disturbance and attempting to damage park property. 
The suspect fled on foot but officers were able to locate him. 
Upon detaining the 49-year-old male from Arcadia, he tried 
to kick and head-butt the officers. Arcadia Fire responded to 
treat the suspect’s self-inflicted wounds and while he was in 
the ambulance, the male kicked out the rear window of the 
ambulance. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking. A records check also revealed he had four 
outstanding misdemeanor warrants.

Saturday, January 28:

Shortly after 1:20 a.m., an officer responded to Premier 911, 
911 South First Avenue, regarding a commercial burglary 
report. Surveillance footage revealed an unknown suspect 
broke the front glass door of the business and fled undetected 
with several handbags. The suspect fled in a dark-colored SUV. 
The investigation is ongoing. 

 Around 7:20 a.m., an officer responded to the area of Live 
Oak Avenue and Sixth Avenue regarding a battery report. 
An investigation revealed an Uber driver was punched by 
an uncooperative passenger who then kicked the door of the 
vehicle causing a dent. The 24-year-old male from Pasadena 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

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Church of the Good Shepherd, United Methodist 
in Arcadia (400 W. Duarte Rd. Arcadia, CA 
91007) is beginning its second grief support 
group. This group will begin meeting on Tuesday, 
February 28th from 7pm-8pm for ten weeks in 
the library. This group is open to the community 
regardless of religious affiliation. We will gather 
weekly with tea and engage in deep listening and 
uplifting support. People at all stages of grief are 
welcome to join this support group. Please email 
Linda Brown at childcenter@cgsum if you are 

 Church of the Good Shepherd, United 
Methodist in Arcadia (400 W. Duarte Rd. 
Arcadia, CA 91007) will have its annual Ash 
Wednesday service on Wednesday, March 1st at 
7 p.m. in the chapel. Please join us as we gather 
together to begin the lent season. If you are not 
able to come to the service, come to our ashes-to-
go drive-by any time between the hours of 4 p.m. 
and 6 p.m. in our parking lot! 

 Church of the Good Shepherd, United 
Methodist in Arcadia (400 W. Duarte Rd. 
Arcadia, CA 91007) is hosting a six week series 
during the season of lent. This year, the focus will 
be on contemplative prayer practices in order 
to move away from the business of our lives 
and the constant chatter of our brains and back 
to our bodies and our breath. We will explore 
Quaker prayer, Taize chanting, loving kindness 
meditation and more. All are welcome regardless 
of religious affiliation and experience with these 
prayer practices. This series will be on Monday 
nights at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel beginning on 
Monday, March 6th. There will be tea, cookies 
and fellowship after each session. 


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. 

Injury Traffic Collision January 26 at 4:39 p.m., a traffic 
collision involving injuries was reported at Duarte Road 
and Sixth Avenue. One of the drivers rear ended the other, 
causing serious injuries to both drivers. Both were taken to 
the hospital for medical treatment. 

Elder Abuse Scam January 26 at 7:15 p.m., an officer 
was dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of S. 
Fifth Avenue to speak with an elderly female regarding 
a possible fiduciary crime. The subject said she was 
befriended by a man on Facebook and they used Facebook 
messenger to speak with each other. The male subject told 
her he was in the military and was stuck in Dubois due 
to an explosion. He told her the explosion destroyed his 
credentials and he couldn't leave the country. He said he 
needed money sent to a travel agent in Amarillo, Texas. 
The elderly female eventually sent $20,000 through a wire 
transfer. The investigation is continuing. 

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested January 26 at 9:20 
p.m., dispatch received a call reporting a man yelling and 
causing a disturbance in the 100 block of E. Olive. When 
officers arrived, they saw a male subject in the street. They 
contacted him and determined he was intoxicated and 
unable to care for himself. The subject was arrested for being 
drunk in public and held for a sobering period. 

Violation of Court Order January 27 at 7:16 p.m., a female 
subject from a business in the 100 block of W. Lime contacted 
police to report a violation of a court order. The subject has a 
restraining order against an ex-employee of hers that restricts 
contact, including electronic communication. The subject 
received a message through Yelp from the restrained person. 
The restrained person claimed the communication was an 
accident and that she meant to send the message to herself. 
A verified complaint was sent to the District Attorney’s office 
for filing consideration. 

Bicycle Theft January 27 at 9:39 p.m., a theft of two bicycles 
was reported in the 100 block of W. Foothill. Two juveniles 
left their bicycles outside of a fast food restaurant without 
securing them and went inside to eat. When they finished 
and came outside, there was a large group of juveniles in front 
of the business and their bicycles were gone. No witnesses 
came forward. The investigation is continuing. 

Shoplifting / Identity theft – Suspect Arrested January 27 
at 9:44 p.m., loss prevention at a business in the 500 block 
of W. Huntington called police to report a female suspect 
they detained for shoplifting. The subject had concealed 
jewelry and clothing merchandise on her person. She was 
arrested for shoplifting, and during an inventory search of 
her property, two driver's licenses and social security cards 
belonging to other people were found in her possession. The 
additional crime was added to her charges. 

Public Intoxication / Resisting and Delaying a Peace 
Officer – Suspect Arrested January 28 at 8:25 a.m., officers 
were dispatched to the 900 block of S. Fifth Avenue regarding 
a subject sleeping in a hallway. Officers arrived and contacted 
the subject, who was too intoxicated to care for his own 
safety. When officers attempted to arrest the subject for being 
drunk in public, the subject resisted and struggled with the 
officers. He was arrested and taken into custody. 

Embezzled Vehicle / Bench Warrant – Suspect Arrested 
January 28 at 1:25 p.m., officers located a vehicle at Myrtle 
and Chestnut that had been reported as an embezzled 
vehicle. The driver was detained for investigation. The 
victim was contacted and did not desire prosecution of the 
driver. The person who embezzled the car from the victim 
had sold it to the driver. The vehicle was recovered. During 
the investigation, it was discovered the driver had two 
outstanding bench warrants and a suspended driver's license. 
He was arrested and taken into custody for the warrants. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested January 
28 at 8:37 p.m., a caller reported a possible drunk driver in 
the area of Myrtle and Duarte Road. Officers in the area 
conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle and a DUI investigation 
was conducted. The driver was determined to be intoxicated 
and was arrested. 

Commercial Burglary – Suspects Arrested January 30 at 
1:08 a.m., an alarm activation was received at a business in 
the 600 block of W. Huntington. When the officer arrived, 
he saw the front doors had been pried open. The store video 
depicted three suspects forcing the front door open and they 
attempted to break into the store safe with a sledge hammer. 
The suspect vehicle was a dark Chevy Tahoe with paper 
plates. At 3:00 a.m., an officer on patrol saw the suspect 
vehicle enter a car wash parking lot in the 100 block of W. 
Duarte. Additional units responded to assist and the two 
suspects were arrested for burglary.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Warrants – Suspect 
Arrested January 30 at 11:12 p.m., an officer was on patrol 
in the 1000 block of Royal Oaks when he stopped a female 
subject on a bicycle for a vehicle code violation. The subject 
tossed an object on the ground as the officer approached. 
The object was discovered to be a methamphetamine 
pipe. A computer check revealed she also had outstanding 
warrants for her arrest. The subject was arrested for 
possession of drug paraphernalia and two outstanding 

Petty Theft January 30 at 11:27 p.m., a petty theft was reported 
at a residence in the 1000 block of E. Huntington. A resident 
caught a subject inside her vehicle. The victim reported that 
when she confronted the suspect, she could smell alcohol on 
him. The suspect told her he was only looking for shelter. He 
then grabbed her child's scooter and fled. The suspect was 
described as a male Hispanic, approximately 20 years old, 
wearing dark clothing. Officers checked the area for the 
suspect, but were unable to locate him. The investigation is 

Residential Burglary January 31 at 6:15 a.m., a residential 
burglary was reported in the 900 block of W. Duarte Road. 
The victim was leaving for work and found his garage door 
had been forced open and his rolling tool chest had been 
stolen. The investigation is continuing. Theft January 31 at 
10:09 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 200 block of E. 
Maple on the report of a theft. The victim was working on 
a car at the location and the suspect approached him and 
offered to help. When the victim left to buy parts for the 
vehicle, the suspect stole the victim's tools and fled the area. 
The investigation is continuing. 

Vandalism January 31 at 10:27 a.m., a vandalism incident 
was reported in the 1500 block of Encino. The victim called 
police to report that sometime during the early morning 
hours, a suspect used a sharp object to scratch the victim’s 
vehicle. The investigation is continuing. 



Last week, on Monday, January 23, 2017, members 
of Monrovia’s Community Emergency Response 
Team (CERT) assisted the City of Duarte to 
ensure that residents could safely return to their 
neighborhoods after a mandatory flood warning 
evacuation order was lifted. Monrovia CERT 
team members paired with LA County Sheriff 
Deputies to staff roadblocks and check IDs, as 
well as keep an eye out for suspicious behavior 
in different parts of Duarte. We appreciate the 
efforts of all of our CERT team members that 
assisted with the response, which include: 

Bruce Eckstrom

Roger Foster

Heather Ohm

Brenda Trainor

Patrick Volders

Pauline White

Ultimately, our CERT members braved the cold 
temperatures and cloudbursts while putting their 
CERT skills to practice! Many thanks to our 
responding team for their terrific work, who also 
received a terrific reward late in the evening when 
the skies cleared to provide everyone with a treat 
to a beautiful starry night that included a terrific 
view of the constellation, Orion!

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