Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, March 25, 2017 


Police Release Sketch of 
Double Homicide Suspect

 The city council voted Monday night in favor of an ordinance 
that would regulate the operation of drones, above or near critical 
infrastructure, and over permitted special events. 

 “There is a concern that people are flying drones, that’s become 
obviously a popular thing, we have a lot of events in the city… we 
have our power stations and water reservoirs and we are concerned 
about people frying them recklessly, said Pasadena City Manager 
Steve Mermell,

 The council directed City Attorney Michele Beal Bagneris to 
prepare the new ordinance and return it within 60 days. 

Staff is recommending that the council consider limiting drone 
flights over permitted special events only to events where the 
property owner and the event organizer have granted permission, 
and the event organizer has demonstrated compliance with FAA 
regulations and committed to collaborate its drone activities with 
the Police Department’s Air Operations Section.

 Given the disruption drones have caused in other cities by 
crashing into power lines, a ban of drones in the airspace above 
or near critical infrastructure to protect public safety and general 
welfare. The list would include the Glenarm Power Plant, police 
and fire stations, City Hall, City Yards, water storage and electric 
transmission facilities, transit operations facility, and over light rail.

 “We had an event in front of city hall and someone was flying 
[a drone] and they lost control,” Mermell said. “It hit the ground, 
pieces flew, and hit a child, so that’s not okay?"


 Pasadena Police issued 
an updated News Release 
Thursday, the includes a 
composite sketch of one 
suspects regarding the 
January 6, double homicide 
that occurred in the 100 
Block of W. Claremont Street 
in Pasadena. 

 Police said witnesses have 
come forward since Monday 
and provided further 
information, resulting in the 
composite sketch (pictured 

 According to police, On 
January 6 at about 11:51 
p.m., Pasadena Police 
Officers responded to a call 
of a shooting in the 100 
Block of W. Claremont St. 
Officers arrived at the scene 
of a shooting and located 
an African-American male 
victim, age 24 lifeless, 
who was later identified as 
Pasadena resident Antione 
Sutphen. A second victim, 
who died from a gunshot 
wound, was later identified 
as Ormoni Duncan, an 
African-American male, 
age 24 and also a Pasadena 
resident. The suspects 
(described below) who shot 
and killed Victim Sutphen 
and Victim Duncan were 
seen driving off westbound 
on W. Claremont St. towards 
Sunset Ave. and out of view. 

 Since the initial investigation 
Pasadena Police detectives 
have been working diligently, 
following up on information 
provided by witnesses. 
Although the motive remains 
unconfirmed, all information 
and investigative leads 
suggests a feud between a 
local Pasadena gang and a 
gang from the Duarte area 
which erupted a few months 
prior to the murders.

 The murder suspects have 
been described as:

 A Male Black, dark 
complexion, approximately 
20 to 25 years old, 6’0” to 
6’2” tall, and 210 to 220 lbs.

 A Male Black, dark 
complexion, approximately 
25 to 30 years old, 5’10” to 
6’0” tall, and 240 to 250 lbs.

 A Male Black, medium 
complexion, approximately 
25 to 30 years old, 5’9” to 
5’11” tall, and 210 to 220 lbs.

 A Male Black, light 
complexion, approximately 
25 to 30 years old, 5’11” to 
6’01” tall, and 180 to 190 lbs. 

investigators are asking 
persons who may have 
information regarding the 
murder or the composite 
sketch to contact the 
Pasadena Police at 626-
744-4241 24/7 or Homicide 
Investigators (626) 744-
4511. You may also report 
information anonymously at (insert 
key word Pasadena).

Witnesses provide 
further details on double 


Women 40 and Older 
Invited To Join Pasadena 
Senior Basketball League

Sunday, March 12th

3:00 AM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 80 block of 
W. Manor Street. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by 
shattering the window. 
Stolen: currency. 

12:30 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the area of 
PinecrestDrive and Bowring 
Drive. Suspect(s) entered 
the vehicle by shattering the 
window. Stolen: turquoise 
wallet, credit cards, and 
brown glasses. 

3:00 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 2600 block of 
Bowring Drive. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by 
shattering the window. 
Stolen: brown Dolce and 
Gabbana purse, credit cards, 
and currency. 

9:00 PM – A theft from an 
unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the 2200 block of E. 
Washington Boulevard. 

Monday, March 13th

3:40 PM – Jose Avila, 23 
years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the 50 block of 
W. Mountain View Street for 
carrying a concealed dirk or 

5:15 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 900 
block of E. Mount Curve 
Avenue. Suspect(s) entered 
the residence by shattering 
the door. Stolen: beige Louis 
Vuitton purse. 

9:00 PM – A vehicle 
vandalism occurred in the 
600 block of Pine Street. 
Vehicle damage: shattered 
windows and keyed. 

Wednesday, March 15th

4:07 AM – A commercial 
burglary occurred in the 
2300 block of E. Washington 
Boulevard. Suspect(s) 
entered the location by 
shattering the window. 
Stolen: unknown. 

9:45 PM – A bomb threat 
occurred in the 500 block 
of W. Woodbury Road. 
Threat was found to be non-

1:00 PM – A package theft 
occurred in the 3500 block 
of McNally Avenue. Stolen: 
package containing seat 
cushion and dog vest. 

6:00 PM – A package theft 
occurred in the 3500 block 
of McNally Avenue. Stolen: 
package containing clothing.

Thursday, March 16th

1:00 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
2100 block of Sunny Oaks 
Circle. Suspect(s) entered 
the residence by cutting the 
lock box. Stolen: stainless 
steel Kitchen Aid stove, 
stainless steel Kitchen Aid 
refrigerator, Sony stereo, 
table, and painting. 

Friday, March 17th

3:25 PM – Oscar Espinoza, 
23 years old of Altadena 
was arrested in the 200 
block of Mountain View 
Street for possession of drug 

 Registration is open and all 
skill levels are invited for the 
Pasadena Senior Center 3x3 
Basketball Winter League for 
women ages 40 and older.

 Games will be played Sundays, 
March 26, April 2, 9 and 30 from 
9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Braun 
Athletic Center at Caltech. 
Drop in any or all play dates for 
only $10 per player.

 For more information and to 
register contact Oma Soto at or call 

 Founded in 1960, the Pasadena 
Senior Center is an independent, 
nonprofit organization that 
offers recreational, educational, 
wellness and social services to 
people ages 50 and older in a 
welcoming environment.

City Transit System 

 The public has five upcoming opportunities to share their views 
about Pasadena’s public transit system as the City’s Department 
of Transportation updates the five-year, Short Range Transit Plan 
(SRTP). The SRTP is the guiding document for transit service 
development and investments that support the policy goals for the 
City’s public bus transit services, including Pasadena Transit and 
Pasadena Dial-A-Ride.

 Three general public workshops will be held, along with two 
others more focused on the needs of youths, senior citizens and 
individuals with disabilities. The schedule includes:

 Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. 
Villa St.

 Saturday, April 1, 1:30 p.m., Victory Park Recreation Center, 
2575 Paloma St.

 Tuesday, April 4, 5:30 p.m., Jackie Robinson Community Center, 
1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

 A workshop focusing on seniors and individuals with disabilities 
will be held at the Villa-Parke Community Center beginning at 
1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 8.

 The workshop for youths is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, 
April 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the City’s Housing and Career Services 
Department, 649 N. Fair Oaks, Suite 202, in the Renaissance Plaza 
center. The public is invited to attend any or all of the community 
outreach sessions.

 If you cannot attend the workshops or if you want to 
provide additional information, take the online survey at Transportation staff is also 
will conducting rider surveys onboard Pasadena Transit 
buses and Dial-a-Ride shuttles. Both the online and onboard 
surveys will be conducted in English or Spanish now 
through April 16. For more information on the SRTP, go 
online to or call (626) 744-4055.

Free Events Roundup at the 
Pasadena Senior Center

Pet of the Week

There is something for 
everyone in February at the 
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. 
Holly St. You do not have to be a 
member to attend. Some events 
require advance reservations. 

 Tax Time – Wednesdays 
and Fridays through April 
14, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. 
Representatives from the 
AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide 
program will assist low- to 
middle-income seniors ages 50 
and older in preparing their 
federal income tax returns. 
Appointments are required: 
626-795-4331. Please note there 
is no age limit for this service.

 Citizenship Classes – 
Wednesdays through May 17, 
from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Make your 
dreams come true by attending 
these sessions to become a U.S. 
citizen! The first classes cover 
some of the American history 
and U.S. government questions 
on the citizenship exam along 
with discussions about the 
rights and responsibilities of 
citizenship. The four remaining 
classes cover more questions on 
the exam as well as strategies 
for completing the application 
for citizenship and having a 
successful interview.

 A Pain in the Neck! – 
Thursday, March 30, at 10 a.m. 
Do you have neck pain? Learn 
easy and comfortable exercises 
to reduce cervical pain and 
make your neck feel better. 
Presented by Vincent Physical 

For more information visit or 
call (626) 795-4331.

 A Toast to the Joys of Music 
– Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 
25, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Tom Campbell will play guitar 
and sing songs in the Senior 
Center Lounge. Stop by and 
enjoy his covers of traditional 
country, country rock, blues, 
folk, gospel and classic rock 
originally made famous by 
Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, 
Vince Gill, Elvis Presley, B.B. 
King, Neil Young, The Grateful 
Dead, The Rolling Stones and 
many more.

 A Matter of Balance – 
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 
April 4 to May 23, from 1 
to 3 p.m. Are you concerned 
about falling? Learn how to 
reduce the fear of falling and 
increase balance and activity 
levels during this interactive 
workshop that combines 
discussion, video and exercise. 
Reservations are required: 

 Medication Review Clinic 
– Wednesday, April 5, from 9 
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A pharmacist 
and a nurse from Huntington 
Hospital pharmacist will review 
your current prescription 
medications and answer any 
questions you have to make 
sure you understand how they 
work and why they have been 
prescribed. Space is limited 
and appointments are required: 

 Scenic Walkers Club – 
Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19 
and 26, at 10 a.m. Enjoy a series 
of leisurely walks in the great 
outdoors. Alan Colville will 
give you a list of items to bring, 
let you know what to expect, 
provide detailed itineraries and 
arrange transportation. For 
more information or to sign up, 
or call 626-221-3741.

 Protect Yourself from Fraud 
– Thursday, April 6, at 10 a.m. 
Seniors can be vulnerable to 
simple and complex scams 
that happen in person, by 
traditional mail, email and 
telephone. Learn about the 
latest scams and how you can 
avoid becoming a victim of this 
growing problem. Presented by 
the California Department of 
Business Oversight’s Consumer 
Education and Outreach Office.

 Memories in the Making – 
Thursdays, April 6 and 13, at 11 
a.m. This program, developed 
by the Alzheimer’s Association, 
helps people in early stages of 
dementias preserve memories 
through art. Reservations are 
required: 626-685-6732.

 Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays, next April 7 at 1 p.m. 
Everyone enjoys movies and 
the pleasures they bring. April 
7: “Snowden” (2016, R) starring 
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and 
Shailene Woodley. An employee 
of the National Security Agency 
leaks thousands of classified 
NSA documents to the media 
and becomes one of the most 
wanted men in the world.
Founded in 1960, the Pasadena 
Senior Center is an independent, 
nonprofit organization that 
offers recreational, educational, 
wellness and social services to 
people ages 50 and older in a 
welcoming environment. 

New Orleans (A413553) is 
a 3-year-old, spayed female, 
white cat with brown tabby 
patches. Sweet and social, 
this affectionate gal loves 
attention and will likely greet 
you with a head bump. New 
Orleans is very calm and 
enjoys snoozing away the 
afternoon in our volunteers’ 
laps. She currently resides 
in the communal room in 
our shelter, so she would likely do very well in a home with 
other cats.

 The normal adoption fee for cats is $70, but thanks to 
generous donors, New Orleans is free to adopt as part of 
our Slam Dunk for the Animals event! All cats are spayed 
or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before being 

 New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-
wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a 
goody bag filled with information about how to care for 
your pet.

 Call the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA at (626) 792-
7151 to ask about A413553, or visit at 361 S. Raymond Ave. 
in Pasadena. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held 
for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Directions 
and photos of all pets can be found at


Richard Willson, Ph.D. professor, author, and leading 
expert on parking policy will share insights on Parking. 

The lecture will be on March 29, at 7 pm in the Amedee O. 
“dick” Richards, Jr., City Council Chambers located at 1424 
Mission Street 
in South 

This free event 
is open to 

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