Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, December 30, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, December 30, 2017 

Above, the fallen windmill; below the windmill as it stood for more than 50 years. 

On Friday, a beloved Arcadia 
landmark fell down!. 
The iconic windmill that sat 
for more than 50 years, collasped 
and fell into the roof.
No one was injured but theblades did damage part ofthe roof. 

The restaurant and windmill 
were built in 1967 as 
the first of 15 coffee shops inthe Van de Kamp's HollandDutch Bakery chain. 

Denny's acquired the 

property and moved in in


The Arcadia Fire Department 
was called to the East 
Huntington Drive location 
for a reported flooded condition. 
Fire crews arrived to 
find that the windmill had 
broken off its mount and 
pierced the building below.
The blade of the windmill 
had sheared a water pipecausing a minor water leak.
No injuries were reportedand the business remains 

The Arcadua BuildingDepartment was on sceneand assessed the structure 
for stability and safety. #arcadiafiredept 
#vandekamp #iconicwindmills 
#landmark @ Arcadia 
Fire Department 

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For the period of Sunday, December 17th, through Saturday,
December 23rd, the Police Department responded to 929calls for service, of which 117 required formal investigations.
The following is a summary report of the major incidentshandled by the Department during this period. 

Sunday, December 17:

1. Shortly before 7:34 p.m., officers responded to HomeLiquor, 502 . East Live Oak Avenue, regarding a 
robbery report. The victim, a clerk at the store, said twomen entered the business, and while asking for change,
one suspect displayed a handgun and the victim gavethe suspects approximately $500.00 in cash. They fledeastbound on Live Oak Avenue on foot. 
The suspects are described as two Hispanic males,
both 20 to 25-years-old, and approximately 5’7”. Theinvestigation is ongoing. 

Monday, December 18:

Just after 2:20 p.m., an officer responded to the 200block of West Naomi Avenue regarding a theft fromvehicle report. An investigation revealed that sometime ontoday’s date between 1:00 p.m. and 2:20 p.m., an unknownsuspect stole the victim’s lawn mower, chain saw, and twoweed eaters from his unlocked Chevrolet Express utilityvan. The investigation is ongoing.

At approximately 2:27 p.m., officers responded tothe 600 block of West Camino Real Avenue regarding avandalism report. Surveillance footage revealed a fellowtenant of the residence threw a chair at the victim’s 
vehicle, breaking the rear window and causing numerousdents. The suspect, a 27-year-old male from Arcadia, isoutstanding at the time of this report 

At approximately 8:20 p.m., an officer responded to theintersection of Colorado Boulevard and Colorado Place 
regarding a battery report. The officer discovered a physicalaltercation occurred between two men after the suspect’svehicle hit the victim’s vehicle. The suspect tackled thevictim to the ground, threatened to shoot the victim, andthen threw the victim’s phone across Colorado Boulevardbefore fleeing eastbound on Colorado Boulevard.

The suspect is described as a 40 to 49-year-old Hispanicmale, approximately 5’6” and 200 pounds, driving a blackMercedes SUV. The investigation is ongoing. 

Tuesday, December 19:

Around 1:03 a.m., an officer responded to the 1400block of South First Avenue regarding suspects lookingthrough mail boxes. Upon arriving at the scene, the officerlocated a subject matching the provided description.
An investigation revealed the suspect, a 28-year-oldmale from Azusa, was in possession of stolen mail fromat least eight Arcadia addresses and burglary tools. Arecords check revealed the suspect had an outstandingmisdemeanor warrant. He was arrested and transportedto the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Just before 4:05 a.m., officers responded to CVSPharmacy, 1401 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding arobbery report. An investigation revealed three suspectsentered the business, robbed individual store employeesbefore demanding cash from the registers. The suspectsfled in an unknown direction with approximately $500.00.

The suspects are described as two black males, roughly5’10” tall, thin builds, wearing hooded sweatshirts. The 

third suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt anda mask covering his face. The investigation is ongoing.

Shortly after 1:57 p.m., an officer responded to Churchof the Good Shepherd, 400 West Duarte Road, regarding aburglary report. The officer discovered sometime betweenDecember 13th and today’s date, unknown suspects priedopen an exterior door, accessed a safe, and fled withnothing of value. No suspects were seen and no witnesseswere located. 

At about 7:59 p.m., officers responded to the SantaAnita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding avandalism report. An investigation revealed a trafficcontrol employee was intoxicated while directing trafficand purposefully hit the victim’s vehicle with his trafficwand causing damage. The 25-year-old male from ElMonte was arrested and transported to the Arcadia CityJail for booking. 

Wednesday, December 20:

Before 4:42 p.m., officers responded to a residence inthe 300 block of East Floral Avenue regarding a burglaryreport. The officer determined unknown suspect(s) forcedopen a rear sliding glass door, ransacked the location, andfled with an unknown amount of property. No suspectswere seen and no witnesses were located. 

Around 5:12 p.m., officers responded to the 600 blockof Vaquero Road regarding an activation of an ArcadiaPolice Department GPS tracker. Arcadia PD detectiveshad previously deployed bait packages to combat theincrease in package thefts from residential areas. Aninvestigation revealed two suspects had the stolen baitpackage and burglary tools in their vehicle. The suspectsalso had property in their vehicle linking them to a priorpackage theft in the City of Arcadia. The 35-year-old malefrom Montclair and 24-year-old male from Montclairwere arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail forbooking.

At about 6:39 p.m., an officer responded to Sprint, 651West Duarte Road, regarding a grand theft report. Theofficer discovered three suspects entered the location andstole three cellphones from the display. They fled in anunknown direction. 

The suspects are described as three black males, twoof them between the ages of 18 and 20-years-old, and thethird was between 20 and 25-years-old. The investigationis ongoing.

Just before 2:20 a.m., an officer responded to the areaof Baldwin Avenue and Camino Real regarding an injurytraffic collision. Upon contacting the driver, the officerdetected a strong odor of alcohol. Through a series oftests, the officer determined the suspect was driving witha blood alcohol content of .12%. The suspect, a 20-yearold 
male from Arcadia, was arrested and transported tothe Arcadia City Jail for booking 

Thursday, December 21:

Shortly after 6:35 p.m., an officer responded to the SantaAnita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding theactivation of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker.
Arcadia PD detectives had previously deployed decoybicycles with tracking devices to combat the increase inbike thefts throughout the city. An investigation revealeda 52-year-old male from Los Angeles was in possession ofthe stolen bicycle and GPS tracker. The suspect was citedand released in the field. 


Can you believe that 2018 is nearly upon us? And to be allowed to serve food and beverages to patrons in thehelp Monrovia celebrate this terrific occasion, the Cityexpanded service area.
has been working to coordinate a revamped New Year’sIn addition, for those restaurants who do not have a 
Eve on Myrtle Avenue event this year. As the event has liquor license, the City is also providing an opportunity 
transitioned into one being developed by the City andto establish a secondary food service location on the 
MOTAB, we have been focused on finding a way to hoststreet for New Year’s Eve where they can sell small bites 
the event in a manner that supports our local Old Townfor visitors in Old Town. We are also encouraging 
merchants as much as possible.and allowing any retail businesses that would like to 

In prior years, the event included a beer garden participate the opportunity to have a Sidewalk Sale 
where participants could buy adult beverages while directly in front of their business for New Year’s Eve.
enjoying music to celebrate the New Year. As we have Other components associated with the New Year’srethought the event this year, it occurred to staff that Eve event include: 
instead of having a single beer garden, given that so • Live atmospheric music in various locations in Oldmany restaurants in Old Town currently offer outdoor Town, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
dining and drinking, it might be more effective to • Enhanced stage and live music at the intersectionwork with existing restaurants to expand their service of Myrtle and Lemon, 9:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
area into the street to provide a similar “beer garden” • Enhanced seating with heaters and lights at the 
experience that would be managed by each individual intersection of Myrtle and Lemon,6:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
restaurant. • Child Care services from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. for aAs we have worked to develop this idea, the City hasfee of $20 at the Monrovia Community Centerobtained approval from ABC that allows any business• Old Town restaurants small bite offerings 
in Old Town that has an approved liquor license to• Enhanced outdoor dining and drinking at Old Townparticipate in the special New Year’s Eve event on MyrtleRestaurants within the event area 
Avenue. Based on the program that has been developed,• Opportunity for retail shops to have a Sidewalk Sale 
the City will provide any interested business with an extra• Celebratory Ball Raising at Midnight 
900 square feet of service space that encroaches into the• Shuttle Services from Station Square 
street on New Year’s Eve. Each space would be marked• Designated rideshare (Lyft / Uber) drop off and pickoff with secure access, and individual restaurants would up at Library Park 


On Monday, December 18, Community ServicesValmont Place 
Commissioners and Youth Commissioners toured • Snowman Award – 632 Terrado Drive 
27 beautifully decorated Monrovia homes. After• Children’s Choice Award – 746 Ocean View Avenue 
much deliberation, 11 award winning homes were• Santa’s Workshop Award – 242 North Myrtleselected in a variety of categories. The winners Avenue 
were announced at the December 19 City Council• Holiday Spirit Award – 639 Parker Avenue 
meeting and each award recipient will receive a• Judges Award – Rochelle Avenue (2500 Block) 
yard sign to display during the holiday season (with• Tim McKeehan “Best of the Season” Award – 333 
bragging rights bestowed for a whole year)! As anNorumbega Driveoverview, the winners are:For those that would like to see each of the contestants 

• Best Still Display – 1029 Royal Oaks Drive who participated and the award-winning homes in
• Best Outdoor Display - 309 North Madison Avenue person, the City has developed self-guided tour maps,
• Most Effective Use of Lights – 409 Meadow Lane a copy of which is attached for your reference. Maps
• Best Decorated Outdoor Tree – 308 West Lemon are also available at the Monrovia Community Center,
Avenue Monrovia City Hall, Monrovia Public Library, and on
• Best Neighborhood Effort – Valmont Drive & the Monrovia website. 

Over the last several weeks, the Monrovia Police Departmentgreeted by the friendly staff of Alaska Airlines with VIPhas been working with one of our long-time homelessservice and a wheelchair. 
residents, who we’ll call Rose, to find her permanentThank you to everyone who played a part in Rose’shousing. You may have come across Rose sleeping in frontjourney to find a permanent home with her mother inof our Community Center’s planter area or camping outSeattle, and to be reunited with her family just in time foracross the street next to the Library. Previously, Rose hasthe holidays! For their efforts, we’d like to thank: 
lived on Fifth Avenue, just above Colorado Boulevard, on• Community Policing Officer Javier Leon 
the east side of the street in a yellow house that had burned• School Resource Officer James Ruano 
down years ago. This forced her into her motorhome, where • Jailer Anisa Ortiz 
she lived until it was towed. • Sergeant Daniel Verna 

Last week, our new Community Policing Officer, Javier• Foothill Unity Center 
Leon, tracked down Rose’s 87-year-old mother in Seattle,• Union Station Homeless Services 
Washington, where she asked for help to fly her daughter out• Alaska Airlines 
to join her in Seattle. Rose agreed to fly to Seattle, so OfficerNot all homeless are ready or willing to accept help,
Leon quickly began to set the plan in motion. Officer Leon but the City stands ready, willing, and able to offerfound out Rose had no identification to board a plane, butsupport to our homeless residents. Of particular note,
she had recently gone to the DMV with a field worker fromRose is the eighth homeless person in Monrovia that thethe Union Station Homeless Services. The ID was mailed City has helped get into permanent housing during the 
to our local Foothill Unity Center. Officer Leon and our past year. And each week we send out our Homeless 
School Resource Officer James Ruano went to Walmart to Outreach Team to offer assistance. Our commitment is 
purchase Rose all new clothes, shoes, and a beanie in orderto continue working with our homeless population soto be presentable to fly and upon seeing her mother for thethat all of our homeless residents have the chance to be 
first time in many, many years. Rose showered at the policeplaced into permanent supportive housing, where theystation with the help of our Jailer, Anisa Ortiz, and then ourcan receive life skills, addiction help if needed, and jobteam at the City drove Rose to the airport where she was training. 

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