Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, July 1, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, July 1, 2017 


On Thursday, June 29, 2017, just after 11:00 P.M., 
Arcadia Police Officers were sent to the 1000 block of 
Singing Wood Drive regarding a residential robbery 
that occurred. On arrival, contact was made with 
the residents of the home who stated three, possibly 
four; masked men entered the home and tied them 
up. The suspects then stole items of value from the 
home and fled. One of the bound victims was able to 
free themselves after the suspects fled and called for 
help. One of the residents sustained minor injuries 
during the robbery, but did not require medical 

 Anyone with information on this incident 
is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police 
Department at (626) 574-5156, case #17-3378. Or 
if you wish to remain Anonymous, call "LA Crime 
Stoppers" by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), use your 
smartphone by downloading the "P3 MOBILE APP" 
on Google play or the App Store, or by using the 


For the period of Sunday, June 11th, through Saturday, 
June 17th, the Police Department responded to 929 calls 
for service, of which 124 required formal investigations. 
The following is a summary report of the major incidents 
handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, June 11:

 Shortly before 12:47 p.m., an officer responded to 
Sephora, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a 
theft report. Surveillance footage revealed the suspect 
concealed more than $200 worth of merchandise in her 
purse and exited the store, failing to make payment. The 
20-year-old female from Sherman Oaks was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

 Around 6:18 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 600 block of Fairview Avenue regarding a burglary 
report. An investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) 
shattered a front window, ransacked the residence, 
and fled with an unknown amount of property. No 
suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. The 
investigation is ongoing. 

Monday, June 12:

 At about 11:58 a.m., an officer responded to a parking 
garage in the 100 block of West Huntington Drive 
regarding two attempted vehicle burglaries and two 
completed vehicle burglaries. The officer discovered an 
unknown suspect broke into four vehicles sometime 
between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on today’s date, stole 
various items from two vehicles, and fled. No suspects 
were seen and no witnesses were located.

 At approximately 5:00 p.m., officers conducted a 
traffic stop on a stalled vehicle blocking traffic near 
the intersection of Huntington Drive and Santa Anita 
Avenue. A records check of the vehicle revealed it had 
been reported stolen out of Granada Hills. Inside the 
vehicle were stolen telephones, computers, passports, 
and other various items. The 22-year-old male from 
Azusa was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City 
Jail for booking.

Tuesday, June 13:

 Around 11:08 a.m., an officer responded to deCroupets 
Cakes, 23 East Huntington Drive, regarding a fraud 
report. The officer discovered the suspect used a falsified 
ID to pass a fraudulent $100 travelers cheque. 

 The suspect is described as a 45 to 60-year-old 
Hispanic male, approximately 5’6” tall and 175 pounds. 
The investigation is ongoing.

 Just before 8:10 p.m., an officer responded to 24 Hour 
Fitness parking structure, 125 North First Avenue, 
regarding a theft of bicycle report. An investigation 
revealed an unknown suspect removed the front tire 
from the bike frame, since it was secured to the bike 
rack, and stole the frame and rear tire sometime between 
5:30 p.m. and 8:10 p.m. on today’s date. No suspects were 
seen and no witnesses were located. 

Wednesday, June 14:

 Shortly after 6:10 a.m., an officer responded to CVS 
Pharmacy, 1401 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a 
theft report. The officer discovered the suspect concealed 
more than $200 worth of cosmetics in her purse and, 
during a consensual search of the suspect, the officer 
located a controlled substance. A records check revealed 
the 28-year-old female from Bradbury also had four 
outstanding misdemeanor warrants. She was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

 At about 8:21 a.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 800 block of West Foothill Boulevard regarding 
a mail theft report. Surveillance footage captured the 
suspect stealing the victim’s mail at 2:30 a.m. on today’s 

 The suspect is described as a male in his 20’s or 30’s 
with dark hair, a short goatee, and a stocky build. The 
investigation is ongoing. 

Thursday, June 15:

 At approximately 11:15 a.m., an officer responded to 
the Arcadia Police Department parking lot regarding 
a vandalism report. The victim stated he parked his 
vehicle in a parking lot at 745 West Naomi Drive between 
9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. during the previous evening, 
and when he returned, discovered numerous scratches 
to the trunk, doors, gas cap, headlights, and the hood. 
The scratches appear to have been made with a key. The 
victim does not know who would have vandalized his 
vehicle. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were 

 Around 8:42 p.m., an officer responded to Top 
Education Institute, 909 South Santa Anita Avenue, 
regarding a threat report. An investigation revealed a 
tutor became upset over teaching material and began 
making threats to shoot the victim. The 27-year-old 
male from Arcadia was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Friday, June 16: 

 At about 12:53 p.m., an officer responded to a business 
in the 200 block of North First Avenue regarding a 
grand theft report. The victim, the owner of the location, 
discovered a former tenant stole carpet, sinks, light 
fixtures, switches, baseboards, kitchenette, and nearly 
all other parts of the building before being evicted. 

 Just before 6:07 p.m., an officer responded to the Santa 
Anita Race Track, 285 West Huntington Drive, regarding 
a vehicle burglary report. An investigation revealed 
unknown suspect(s) smashed a rear window, stole 
laptops, tablets, and electronics, and fled undetected. No 
suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 

Saturday, June 17:

 Shortly after 3:45 a.m., an officer conducted an 
enforcement stop on a vehicle in the area of Santa 
Anita Avenue and Colorado Boulevard for making an 
improper right turn. Upon contacting the driver, the 
officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from 
the driver’s breath. Through a series of tests, the officer 
determined the 24-year-old male from Baldwin Park 
had a blood alcohol content of .15%. He was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

 Around 12:29 p.m., an officer responded to the 
Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding 
a fraud report. The reporting party, a loss prevention 
specialist with Ralphs Grocery Store, discovered a series 
of fraudulent transactions where the unknown suspect 
altered Coinstar receipts to falsely obtain money. The 
investigation is ongoing. 



After several delays that were primarily being 
driven by the difficulty associated with procuring 
enough asphalt, we are excited to share with 
everyone that upgrades to Foothill Boulevard 
began on Monday, June 26, 2017! This next week, 
the work that will be performed includes repairing 
the asphalt sections of Foothill Boulevard located 
at the western and eastern ends of the City, and as 
we move forward into the first week of July 2017, 
the City will begin upgrading the striping along 
the entire length of the street.

 We wanted to let everyone know that we have 
coordinated with our contractors to ensure that 
the work on Foothill Boulevard is performed as 
expeditiously as possible. 

 HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE… during the work 
on Foothill Boulevard, please expect travel delays 
and parking restrictions. If at all possible, please 
plan your trip accordingly and avoid Foothill 
Boulevard when possible!

 The schedule of roadway improvements for 
Foothill Boulevard during the next week is 
outlined below, and we will be sure to keep 
everyone up to date should there be changes as the 
work progresses!

Striping: Beginning July 5, 2017

 In order to allow the new asphalt enough time 
to cure so as not to damage any striping, complete 
restriping work on Foothill Boulevard will not 
being until July 5, 2017.

 When striping commences, the entire length of 
Foothill Boulevard will be restriped.

 Also, please note that when road work is taking 
place between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., parking 
will not be allowed on Foothill Boulevard on the 
following streets:

 No parking on Foothill Boulevard from 5th 
Avenue to Mayflower Avenue

 No parking on Foothill Boulevard from 
Shamrock Avenue to Mountain Avenue

 Again, please note that during construction, one 
traffic lane will remain open in both directions 
at all times. However, please expect delays on 
Foothill Boulevard when the construction work is 
underway, and we would ask that everyone please 
drive safely through the construction area while 
work is in progress.

 If you have any questions regarding this 
particular matter, please feel free to contact the 
Public Works Division at (626) 932-5575, shoot us 
an email, 
or visit Monrovia Renewal online for additional 
updates and news!

By Joan Schmidt

 Recently, I learned that Monrovia City Council 
Member Larry Spicer traveled to Sacramento 
where he was honored By Assemblyman Chris 
Holden as “Veteran of the Year”. What an honor! 
Council Member Spicer is a Veteran who served in 
the US Army from 1973-1994.

 Assemblyman Chris Holden said, “I am pleased 
to recognize Monrovia Council Member Larry 
Spicer as the 41st District’s Veteran of the Year. 
After serving in our country’s armed forces, Larry 
continues to make a positive impact as council 
member, leader and volunteer.”

 In 1973, Larry’s career in the United States Army 
began. He graduated from Monrovia High School 
that year, and in August enlisted in the Army. 
Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training 
(Logistics) was at Fort Ord, California. From 
there he was assigned to Fort Lewis, Washington; 
Fort Carson, Colorado; Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and 
overseas stints included Germany and Korea.

 While in the US Army, Spicer continued his 
education with courses in leadership development, 
logistics management, accounting, and procurement. 
He retired in 1994 as Sergeant First Class after 
twenty-one years of dedicated service to his country.

 I have known Larry for a few years and thought 
he represented the City of Monrovia so well at 
various events. I am embarrassed to admit I never 
realized he served our country in the military. 
Larry is an active member of the American Legion 
and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is in his second 
term on the Monrovia City Council and volunteers 
in the City of Monrovia and county areas. Thank 
you Larry and congratulations on your special 
award. I cannot imagine anyone more deserving.


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. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested

 June 22 at 10:11 a.m., a resident in the 600 block of 
S. Canyon called police to report his son was at the 
location causing a disturbance. Officers arrived, 
contacted the subject and a computer check 
revealed he had an outstanding warrant for his 

 The subject was arrested and later released with a 
citation to appear in court.

Petty Theft

June 22 at 11:35 a.m., 

a theft was reported at Mayflower and Genoa. The 
victim called police to report his cell phone had 
been stolen. The victim met the suspect at the 

location to sell his cell phone. After agreeing to a 
price, the suspect fled with the phone in a light grey 
vehicle, heading north on Mayflower

 The suspect was not located. 

 The investigation is continuing


Outside Assist – California Highway Patrol Pursuit

June 23 at 2:33 a.m., the California Highway Patrol 
was involved in a pursuit and the suspect vehicle 
exited the 210 Freeway at Huntington. Several 
minutes later, the suspect vehicle was located in the 
area of Chestnut and Mayflower in Monrovia, but the 
occupants were not in the vehicle. It was later 
learned that the suspect vehicle was involved in a 
robbery where physical force was used at a business 
in Temple City. The California Highway Patrol towed 
the vehicle.

Warrant– Suspect Arrested

June 23 at 3:00 a.m., officers were on patrol in the 
700 block of W. Olive due to a pursuit that ended 
in that area and they observed a suspicious female 
subject and stopped to talk with her. A computer 
check revealed she had an outstanding warrant 
and was wanted by the 

Pasadena Police Department. She was arrested 
without incident. 

Grand Theft Auto Recovered / Possession of a 
Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested

June 23 at 8:09 a.m., officers located a stolen vehicle 
in a public parking lot and contacted a male subject 
in the driver seat. When questioned about the 
owner of the vehicle, the driver admitted the vehicle 
was not his and that there were drugs inside the vehicle. 
The suspect was taken into custody, keys to the 
vehicle were located in his front pocket and drugs 
were recovered from the center console. 

 The suspect was arrested and is being held pending 
his court appearance. 

Ranger Bosell to speak about 
bears. Photo by Claudia Heller 


Recognizing that bears are wild animals and danger 
could exist, Ranger Bosell also sees the lovable side 
of these animals and suggests ways to live with 
them in harmony. She has stories to tell! Some 
are humorous, some scary and some just plain fun. 
Along the foothills we are in bear country and many 
residents have had close encounters. What can we 
do to assure a safe coexistence with bears, treat them 
with respect, and enjoy sightings from afar? Join 
Ranger Bosell for a fun and informative program for 
the whole family, Friday, August 4, 6:30 p.m. at the 
Duarte Historical Museum, 777 Encanto Parkway, 
Duarte. Admission is free. For more information 
call (626) 358-0329.

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