Mountain Views News, Pasadena Edition [Sierra Madre] Saturday, September 8, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, September 8, 2018 



For the period of Sunday, August 26th, through Saturday, 
September 1st, the Police Department responded to 
921 calls for service, of which 128 required formal 
investigations. The following is a summary report of the 
major incidents handled by the Department during this 

Sunday, August 26:

 Shortly before 4:03 a.m., an officer responded to 
the 1000 block of Arcadia Avenue regarding a stolen 
vehicle. An investigation revealed an acquaintance of 
the victim asked to borrow her vehicle and failed to 
return it. 

 The suspect is a Filipino male, 33-years-old, 5’7” 
tall, 190 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He 
was accompanied by a white female. The investigation 
is ongoing. 

 At approximately 4:06 a.m., an officer conducted 
an enforcement stop on a vehicle near Methodist 
Hospital, 300 West Huntington Drive, for driving with 
the high beams on. Upon contacting the driver, the 
officer saw an open beer can inside the vehicle and the 
driver admitted to recently smoking cocaine. Through 
a series of tests, the officer determined the suspect was 
driving under the influence of alcohol and cocaine. 
The 55-year-old male from Monrovia was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Monday, August 27:

 Just after 8:00 a.m., an officer responded to a parking 
lot near the address of 763 Arcadia Avenue regarding 
a vehicle burglary report. The victim discovered 
the driver’s window had been smashed and a bank 
statement was missing from inside the vehicle. No 
suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 

 At approximately 9:54 a.m., an officer responded 
to Arcadia Methodist Hospital, 300 West Huntington 
Drive, regarding a battery report. The officer 
discovered a patient at the hospital being held for 
psychiatric evaluation spit on one of the nurse’s face. 
The suspect is a 40-year-old male from Arcadia. 

Tuesday, August 28:

 Around 2:16 a.m., an officer responded to the 
intersection of First Avenue and California Street 
regarding a drunkenness report. The officer located 
the subject and discovered he was unable to care for 
himself. A records check revealed the 31-year-old male 
from Los Angeles had an outstanding misdemeanor 
warrant. He was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Just before 7:04 a.m., an officer responded to the 
City of Arcadia Public Works Yard, 11800 Goldring 
Road, regarding a grand theft report. The officer 
determined unknown suspect(s) stole a tailgate and 
ice chest from the bed of a city truck. No suspects were 
seen and no witnesses were located. 

Wednesday, August 29:

 At about 12:29 p.m., an officer responded to 
Boutique 5, 733 West Naomi Avenue, regarding a 
burglary report. An investigation revealed three 
female suspects entered the store, selected multiple 
purses, and fled in an awaiting Chevrolet Cruz. The 
reported loss is nearly $30,000. 

 The suspects are described as three black females, 
approximately 25-years-old. The investigation is 

 Shortly after 1:00 p.m., an officer responded to a 
residence in the 200 block of East Camino Real Avenue 
regarding a vandalism report. The officer discovered 
an unknown suspect broke a rear sliding glass door 
while the home was under construction. No suspects 
were seen and no witnesses were located. 

Thursday, August 30:

 Before 4:08 p.m., officers responded to the Santa 
Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a 
shoplift report. A loss prevention employee witnessed 
the suspect conceal various items from Sephora. An 
investigation revealed the suspect stole an array of 
items from four stores inside the mall. The 18-year-
old female from South Pasadena was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Friday, August 31: 

 Around 8:40 a.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 00 block of West Norman Avenue regarding a 
fraud report. The victim stated an unknown suspect 
obtained their personal information and used their 
information to order credit cards and make fraudulent 
purchases. The victim does not know how the suspect 
obtained their personal information or the identity of 
the suspect. 

 At about 9:25 a.m., an officer responded to 
Hampton Inn, 311 East Huntington Drive, regarding 
a grand theft report. Surveillance footage revealed 
two suspects stole two push carts, an interior door, 
and a box of baseboards from the parking lot. The 
reported loss is valued at $1,700.00. The investigation 
is ongoing. 

 Just before 11:02 a.m., an officer responded to an 
alley near the 100 block of El Dorado Street regarding 
a vehicle burglary. Sometime during the previous 
night, an unknown suspect smashed the driver’s 
window and stole the victim’s garage door opener. No 
suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 

 Shortly after 3:05 p.m., an officer responded to 
a residence in the 300 block of Fairview Avenue 
regarding a burglary report. An investigation 
revealed unknown suspect(s) broke a bedroom 
window, ransacked the home, and fled with an 
unknown amount of property. The investigation is 

Saturday, September 1:

 At approximately 8:35 p.m., an officer responded 
to the Santa Anita Race Track, 285 West Huntington 
Drive, regarding a battery report. An altercation 
occurred between a boyfriend and girlfriend resulting 
in the boyfriend choking the victim causing redness 
to the victim. The boyfriend, a 26-year-old male from 
Boston, Massachusetts, was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

By Joan Schmidt

Bob and I, fellow Town Council Members Linda 
Sells and Terrence Williams got our Kicks on 
Route 66 at L.A. County Day at the Fair this past 

 After an enjoyable Parade, we attended 
a special VIP Reception. Our awesome 
Supervisor Kathryn Barger greeted us. Her staff 
attendees included Senior Field Deputy Debby 
Mendelsohn and husband Bill and Assistant 
Field Deputy Sandy Maravilla and her boyfriend. 
Representing Arcadia were Mayor Sho and 
Sherry Tay, and City Manager Gene Glasco, 
catalyst for the beautiful Viet Nam monument 
at Arcadia County Park. Also attending were 
Mayor John and Kristen Fasana. (John was 
instrumental for the much-needed 210 Freeway 
sound walls) It was pleasant to chat with Temple 
City Councilmember, Cynthia Sternquist, 
accompanied by her husband. (Cynthia is 
a “doer”- honored recently in a business 
magazine and in 2015 as one of Representative 
Judy Chu’s, “Women of Distinction”. Cynthia’s 
many hats include Temple City Parks and 
Recreation Commissioner, L.A. County 
Library Commissioner and Governing Board 
Member of Foothill Transit. She’s also a retired 
elementary teacher.

 Most heartwarming was seeing Covina Mayor 
Walter Allen III and a guest. Walter looked 
really happy. I met Walter and his wife Pat long 
ago when he was a Special Agent for the CA 
Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement. Tragically 
in 2006, Walter announced his retirement 
as the “Top Cop” for the CA Department 
of Corrections and Rehabilitation; Pat was 
diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer. Their 35 year 
love story was an inspiration to all. The decision 
to retire and care for Pat was easy for Walter 
because Pat came first-she had supported his 
career all those years. In 2009, Pat succumbed 
to that terrible disease. 

 Fairplex President and CEO Miguel Santana 
also spoke. Earlier this year, he had taken the 
journey from Chicago to Santa Monica to 
celebrate L.A. County’s Fair about the Mother 
Road. He left on May 30, traveling eight states 
in six days. He shared wonderful experiences 
during his journey and famous stops. The Fair 
has a great attraction-“Get Your Kicks on Route 
66-Explore All 8 States”, created on Picnic Hill. 
It features a miniature version of the highways’ 
route and replicas of iconic stops along the way. 
Miguel felt that “Not everyone gets to take the 
road trip, so this was our way of saying come 
enjoy what we’ve seen.”

 I love animals. Because 150 goats, kids, sheep 
and lambs traveled from Cal Poly Pomona, 
there’s a great petting zoo. Love old cars? They 
have a fleet of phenomenal ones on display. Are 
you a “foodie”? There are all kinds to try, but 
most importantly, each food vendor will have 
one selection available for $6.60. 

 There are so many interesting demonstrations/
exhibits. Also a few ways to get in for free: 
Children: 5 and younger-free every day; 
Seniors: Adults 60 and older, from noon to 
3pm, Wednesdays with proper ID; School 
Supply Wednesdays: Bring in five new packaged 
school supplies and receive one free admission 
from noon-5pm, Wednesdays, Suggested items: 
boxes of crayons, markers or pencils, packages 
of notebook paper, 
glue sticks, erasers or 
highlighters, notebooks 
and pencil cases; Food 
Drive Thursdays: Bring 
five canned goods for 
donation to the LA 
Regional Food Bank 
and local charities and 
receive one admission 
from noon to 5pm, 
Thursdays. Please visit 

Sho and Sherry Tay




Join the Sierra Subaru Team for a day 
of Fun, Refreshments and Safety. Free 
Hotdogs, Carnival Games and more. 

 Operation Kidsafe Free Child Safety 
Events are happening all across the 
U.S. and Canada. An event has been 
scheduled for your area.

 Operation Kidsafe is Free and private 
for families. Parents take home the only 
record of the visit….(a Bio Document) 
that is ready to hand to law enforcement 
in an emergency. Safety tips to start 
a family safety action plan are also 

 Operation Kidsafe founder Mark Bott 
is available for interviews. Mark has been 
an Internationally known Child Safety 
Advocate for 18 years. Mark worked with 
John Walsh of America’s Most Wanted 
and helped start the Amber Alert.

 The Event is free for every family. No 
special information is needed, as there is 
no data basing. Parents take home the 
only record of the visit.

Brought to you by Sierra Subaru of 


Event locations and times are:

Sierra Subaru of Monrovia

735 E. Central Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016 

Saturday, September 15th, 2018


Water usage in Monrovia has jumped up nearly a quarter 
since Governor Brown announced the drought is over 
last year. Groundwater levels in the Main San Gabriel 
Basin aquifer, where Monrovia gets its water, remain at 
dangerously low levels as water usage continues to rise 
and our region draws down available water resources.
Want to make improvements to your home or yard 
to start conserving more water? Luckily, rebates 
are available that can help you make a water-wise 
investment!Available Residential Rebates from SoCal 
Water $mart:Turf Removal Program - Receive a 
rebate of $1 per square foot of turf removed. The 
Landscape Transformation Program is available 
for residential and commercial properties. Please be 
sure to review all eligibility criteria and submit your 
application to reserve funds before starting your 
project! High-Efficiency Clothes Washers – Uses 
55% less water than standard clothes washers. Less 
water means less energy needed for water heating, 
lowering your energy bill too. Rebates start at $85. 
Clothes washers must meet or exceed the CEE Tier 
1 standard.High-Efficiency Toilets - Uses 20% less 
water than the WaterSense standard and flushes the 
same amount of waste just as, if not more, effectively.
Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles - Multi-trajectory, rotating 
streams apply water more slowly and uniformly to 
your landscape, encouraging healthy plant growth.
Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles - Multi-trajectory, rotating 
streams apply water more slowly and uniformly to 
your landscape, encouraging healthy plant growth.
Watch this video to help identify problem areas in 
your yard’s irrigation system and learn about the 
simple adjustments you can make to your sprinklers 
to help them be more efficient! Want to go even 
further? Consider converting your sprinklers into a 
highly-efficient drip irrigation system!Rain Barrels & 
Cisterns - Collecting and re-using rainwater from lawns 
and gardens minimizes the amount of water flowing into 
your storm drains, sewer systems, and local waterways. 
Rebates start at $35 per barrel or $250 per cistern.These 
are just some of the rebates available! You can estimate 
your rebate amount here, subject to eligibility and current 
funding levels, and apply online here when you’re ready!


Learn How To Deep Water Your Trees To Withstand 
The Current Drought!

In an effort to aide those residents who are torn between 
the need to water their trees and our current serious 
drought situation, view our deep tree watering overview 
flyer that illustrates how to more efficiently water our trees. 
We hope that this tool helps provide interested individuals 
with an added way to keep their landscaping alive, all the 
while helping to conserve water. Visit us online to learn 
more about Deep Tree Watering. Please watch and share 
Monrovia’s water conservation video to help spread the 
word about what’s happening in our region, and how it will 
be impacting us all in the coming months and years. You 
can watch the full video online on the Monrovia Conserves 
webpage, where you will also find additional information 
on how you can make a difference by conserving water 
and limiting your outdoor water use. Be sure to visit 
Monrovia Conserves for more information on Phase IV 
Water Regulations and for tips on how individuals can 
help our community save water together!


During the last seven-day period, the Police 
Department handled 394 service events, resulting in 
67 investigations. To see a complete listing of crimes 
reported, go to
map/ca/monrovia for crime mapping. For Police 
Department news and information, visit our website 
and follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Nextdoor.


August 30 at 1:10 p.m., a resident in the 500 block 
of E. Olive started her vehicle, which immediately 
began to overheat. She discovered someone had 
poured sugar in her radiator and cut several zip-
ties that were holding engine parts together. This 
investigation is continuing.

Traffic Collision

August 30 at 7:57 p.m., an eighteen-wheel truck was 
backing in the 700 block of E. Cypress, when the 
trailer struck a light pole, causing the pole to fall.


August 30 at 8:43 p.m., an employee at a gas station 
in the 800 block of E. Huntington reported a 
customer had just hit the gas pump several times 
with his hand, causing the digital display to break. 
The customer left the area after damaging the 
pump. Officers arrived and searched the area for the 
subject, but could not find him. This investigation is 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested

August 31 at 1:31 a.m., an officer was patrolling 
the 100 block of W. Duarte when he saw several 
subjects he knew from previous contacts. A 
computer check revealed one of the subjects had a 
warrant for his arrest, so he was stopped and taken 
into custody.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested

August 31 at 4:10 a.m., a sergeant was patrolling 
the 2600 block of S. Myrtle when he saw a motorist 
commit a driving violation. A traffic stop was 
conducted, and after the driver identified himself, 
a computer check revealed he had a warrant for his 
arrest. The driver was taken into custody.


The annual Women’s Business Expo will be held 
Saturday, September 8th at the Duarte Senior 
Center from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Councilmember 
Tzeitel Paras Caracci will serve as the event emcee 
and Deputy City Manager Karen Herrera will 
serve on a panel highlighting professional success. 
There is still space available for attendees at a cost 
of $10.00 per person. 


Members of the City staff and City Council will be 
attending the California League of Cities in Long 
Beach at the Convention Center from September 
12th to the 14th. Sessions examine topics such as 
affordable housing, homelessness, and municipal 


The countdown to the Route 66 Parade and picnic 
has begun and September 22nd at 10:00 am will be 
here soon! City Manager’s Office staff continues to 
work closely with the Parade Committee to ensure 
final details and changes are accommodated for a 
successful parade and VIP breakfast. 


City staff will be conducting a Candidate’s 
Orientation with all the School Board and City 
Council District race contestants on Monday, 
September 10th at 4:00 pm in the Community 
Center. Such topics as political signs, and an 
overview of the City budget are discussed with 
candidates and any questions are addressed.


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