Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, February 17, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, February 17, 2018 


February is Heart Health month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women 
in the United States. There are over 1 million men and women who die each year of heart disease. 
Arcadia Senior Services in partnership with Methodist Hospital is having a free special health 
presentation on Tuesday, February 27 at 1:30pm. Cardiologist, Dr. Grace Huang will speak on “Heart 
Disease and Stress”. Stress exposes your body to unhealthy elevated levels of stress hormones like 
adrenaline and cortisol. Studies also link stress to changes in the way blood clots, which increases 
the risk of heart attacks. The heart health lecture will take place at the Arcadia Community Center, 
365 Campus Drive, Arcadia. Registration is currently underway and can be made by calling Arcadia 
Senior Services 626.574.5130.. 


For the period of Sunday, February 4th, through Saturday,
February 10th, the Police Department responded to 954 calls forservice, of which 120 required formal investigations. The followingis a summary report of the major incidents handled by theDepartment during this period. 

Sunday, February 4:

Just after 8:20 a.m., officers responded to the area of SanAntonio Road and San Rafael Road regarding an activation of anArcadia Police Department GPS tracker. Arcadia PD detectiveshad previously deployed decoy packages containing baitproperty and tracking devices to combat the increase in packagethefts from residential areas. The tracker led officers to a vehicle 
with four occupants. Officers contacted a 38-year-old male andthree females, ages 33, 32 and 18, from Las Vegas, Nevada. Aninvestigation revealed they had the stolen package, along withbags of stolen mail, a counterfeit postmaster key, fraudulentchecks and stolen identification cards inside their car. All four 
suspects were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jailfor booking.

At about 9:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 800 blockof West Huntington Drive regarding a domestic dispute. Afemale was heard yelling and seen pulling away from a malesubject. An investigation revealed the couple began arguing afterleaving a Super Bowl party. The male subject slapped the femalesubject across her face. The 36-year-old male from Los Angeleswas arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Monday, February 5:

Around 7:20 a.m., officers responded to Westfield SantaAnita, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a physicaldisturbance. An investigation revealed a male security officerfound a male subject sleeping in the Promenade and asked himto leave. The subject punched the security officer in his chin. The 
23-year-old male from Pasadena was arrested and transportedto the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Just after 9:55 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the700 block of Anoakia Lane regarding a burglary. An investigationrevealed two male suspects entered the back yard. One suspectfound a ladder and climbed up to the second story balcony. Hethen smashed the master bedroom sliding door and entered thehome. The victim arrived home at that time and the suspects fledthe scene. The investigation is ongoing. 

Tuesday, February 6:

At approximately 3:22 p.m., an officer was dispatched to aresidence in the 400 block of Stanford Drive regarding a burglary.
An investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) entered the homeby unknown means, possibly an unlocked sliding door, stole awatch and fled undetected. No witnesses were located. 

Just before 7:00 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on avehicle in the area of Baldwin Avenue and Arboretum Way forhaving expired registration tabs. Upon contacting the driver, theofficer discovered the 32-year-old male from Los Angeles wasdriving without a license. He was cited and released in the field.
The vehicle was left legally parked. 

Wednesday, February 7:

Just after 2:00 a.m., officers responded to Cecilia Jaime-
McKee DMD Dentistry, 145 East Duarte Road, regarding aburglary alarm activation. An investigation revealed unknownsuspect(s) smashed a ground floor window causing the audiblealarm to sound. The suspect(s) fled the scene. The investigationis ongoing. 

At approximately 5:35 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Mrs.
Fields Cookies, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a theft ofa purse. An investigation revealed an unknown suspect stole anemployee’s purse from behind the main counter and fled thescene undetected. The investigation is ongoing. 

Thursday, February 8:

Around 7:19 p.m., an officer responded to KnockoutsGentlemen’s Club, 1580 Clark Street, regarding suspicioussubjects throwing money in the street. The officer witnessed asubject enter his vehicle and leave the scene at a high rate of speedwithout headlights on. The officer conducted a traffic stop on thevehicle and upon contacting the driver, he detected a strong odorof alcohol emitting from the driver. Through a series of tests,
the officer determined the 24-year-old male from Temple Citywas driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Thesuspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail forbooking.

At approximately 10:50 p.m., an officer conducted a trafficstop on a vehicle in the area of Live Oak Avenue and TenthAvenue for making an illegal U-turn. Upon contacting thedriver, the officer noticed a strong smell of marijuana emittingfrom the driver. The driver indicated he was in possession ofmarijuana. Further investigation revealed the driver was drivingwith an expired license and was on probation. Arcadia Police K-9Zoli detected the odor of illegal drugs coming from a backpackcontaining $20,000 in cash. The 43-year-old male from BeverlyHills was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail forbooking. 

Friday, February 9:

Just before 2:00 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the parkinglot of Westfield Santa Anita, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding a vehicle burglary report. An investigation revealedan unknown suspect smashed the right rear passenger windowof the victim’s vehicle and stole a laptop from the back seat. Nosuspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

At approximately 6:40 p.m., an officer conducted a trafficstop on a motorcycle in the area of Baldwin Avenue near the210 freeway for an equipment violation. The officer discovered 
the driver was driving with an expired license and without amotorcycle endorsement. The motorcycle also had expiredregistration and the driver was on probation for narcotics. Theofficer located PCP on the subject. The 61-year-old male fromPasadena was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jailfor booking. 

Saturday, February 10:

Just after 8:00 a.m., an officer on patrol noticed a smashedfront door of Hooplife, 11680 Goldring Road. An investigationrevealed unknown suspect(s) used a piece of concrete to smashthe front glass door of the business and gain entry. The suspect(s)
ripped the alarm system from the wall and stole a computer. Theinvestigation is ongoing.

Just before 1:00 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block ofDiamond Avenue regarding a robbery that had just occurred.
The victim stated the suspect approached him, pointed a gun athim and demanded his property. The victim gave the suspect hiswallet and cellphone. The suspect ran to an awaiting vehicle andfled the scene south on Second Avenue. 

The suspect is described as a male black teenager wearinga white long sleeved shirt. He was armed with a black semiautomatic 
handgun. The suspect vehicle is described as an oldermodel blue Honda Civic sedan. 


Propositions 47 and 57 Panel Discussion: What You Need to Know 

Sacramento (CA) – Assemblymember ChrisHolden will host a public safety panel discussionfocused on Propositions 47 and 57, and AssemblyBill 109 – the Public Safety Realignment Act, onThursday, March 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at theMonrovia Community Center. 

“I am bringing together subject matter experts inpublic safety, probation and reintegration for thiseducational event to provide up to date informationon these ballot initiatives and to answer questionsfrom the community,” said AssemblymemberChris Holden. 

Featured panelists include Secretary Scott 
Kernan, California Department of Correctionsand Rehabilitation; Stephen Walker, Chief ofGovernmental Affairs for California Correctional 
Peace Officers Association; Robert T. Guthrie, 
Arcadia Police Chief and Los Angeles County 

Police Chief ’s Association; and Daniel Torres, 
reintegration specialist for the Flintridge Center.
Monrovia City Manager Oliver Chi and L.A.
County Chief Probation Officer Terri McDonaldwill provide additional comments during the 

Proposition 47 and Proposition 57 were ballotinitiatives that reformed various criminal justicestatutes once passed by California voters. AssemblyBill 109, the Public Safety Realignment Act, wasenacted in 2011 to reduce the number of inmates 
in the state’s prisons, as ordered by a U.S. SupremeCourt decision. 

The Monrovia Community Center is located at119 W. Palm Ave. Monrovia CA, 91016. To RSVP 
for this event email Assemblymember.Holden@ 


During the past few weeks, staff has been in closeofficials was inspired by discussions with thecontact with the LA County Department of Publiccommunity regarding Monrovia’s current responseHealth regarding development of a communityto homelessness. There certainly are legitimatemeeting in Monrovia to address Hepatitis Aconcerns that have been raised about contractingpublic health concerns. We are pleased to beHepatitis A and / or another communicable diseaseable to share that we have finalized plans to hostdue to the activities of our homeless population,
just such a meeting, which is scheduled to takeand we hope that all interested individuals willplace on the evening of February 27, 2018, atattend our gathering on February 27, 2018, to

7:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room. 
hear more about the facts and myths regardingThe meeting with LA County Public Health Hepatitis A in greater detail. 

Recently, staff has been working with ourcomponents at the intersection, and given Metropartners at Metro regarding a traffic signal issueGold Line safety requirements, we will have toat the intersection of Duarte Road and Mountain keep the traffic signals at the intersection in flashAvenue. The traffic signals at that location havemode until the electrical components are replaced.
been placed in flash mode, and will have to remainBased on the lead time for the replacementin flash mode for at least another 1 – 3 weeks. parts, it is anticipated that it will take another

The issue at hand is related to a Metro Gold Line 1 – 3 weeks before the overall situation is solved. 
required traffic safety device. Given the at-gradeStaff is currently assessing other available 
crossing for the Gold Line at the Duarte Road /options to expedite the repair, and we will beMountain Avenue intersection, a variety of safetycertain to keep everyone informed as to ourdevices are currently installed at the location. Aprogress moving ahead. We do apologize for anymalfunction occurred with one of the electrical inconvenience this situation is causing! 


During the last seven-day period, the Police Departmenthandled 459 service events, resulting in 84 investigations.
To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to http:// for crime 
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Theft from Vehicle February 8 at 4:19 p.m., a residentin the 1000 block of S. Mountain discovered his car 
was ransacked and a bottle of shampoo was taken.
The victim left his car unlocked the day before, whichallowed someone to enter the vehicle. The investigationis continuing. 

Shoplifting / Possession of Burglary Tools – Suspect 
Arrested February 8 at 7:22 p.m., two suspects entered astore in the 500 block of W. Huntington. They gatheredmerchandise and walked out of the store without payingfor the items. Store security detained the suspects andcalled the police. When officers arrived, the suspectswere found to also be in possession of burglary tools. The 
suspects were arrested. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested February 9 at 12:51 a.m., anofficer was on patrol in the 900 block of W. Duarte, whenhe saw two suspicious persons hiding in bushes next to aclosed business. After stopping the two subjects to findout what they were doing in the bushes, it was discoveredthat one of them had a warrant for their arrest. The 
person with warrant was arrested and the other wasidentified and released. 

Parole Violation – Suspect Arrested February 9 at 10:17a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 400 block of W.
Huntington, when he saw a female subject he recognizedas being wanted by the California Department ofCorrections for violating her parole conditions. She was 
stopped and arrested. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested February 9 at 11:30 a.m.,
an officer was patrolling the 200 block of W. Foothill,
when he saw a male subject he recognized from previous 
contacts. A computer check revealed the subject hada warrant for his arrest. The subject was stopped and 
arrested for the warrant. 

Hit & Run Traffic Collision with Injuries February 9at 6:30 p.m., the driver of a grey pickup truck collidedinto a parked car in the 400 block of W. Olive, then fledthe scene. The driver caused a second collision in the 
400 block of W. Colorado, causing non-life-threateninginjuries to a mother and her daughter. The driver fledthe scene, and the injured subjects were sent to a localhospital. Officers located the pickup truck and driverseveral blocks from where the collisions occurred. He 
was arrested for hit and run and for several warrants. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested February 10 at 1:04 a.m., asubject was seen loitering in a parked car at a store thatwas closed in the 1600 block of S. Mountain. Officers 
stopped to talk with the subject. A computer checkrevealed the subject had a warrant for his arrest. Officers 
arrested the subject for the warrant. 

Shoplifting / Resisting Arrest – Suspect Arrested

February 10 at 1:58 p.m., a store in the 500 block of W.
Huntington called the police, reporting a subject had justwalked out of their store without paying for merchandiseand was not cooperating with store security. When 
officers arrived, the subject began running. Officers ran 
after the subject and were able to stop him. The subjectwas arrested and the merchandise was returned to the 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested February 10 at 7:29 p.m.,
officers on the Special Enforcement Team stopped avehicle in the 1300 block of S. Mayflower for a trafficviolation. A computer check of the driver revealed he hadseveral warrants, and he was arrested without incident. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested February 11 at 12:10 a.m.,
officers stopped a vehicle in the 100 block of N. Canyon.
A computer check of the driver revealed he had a warrantfor his arrest, so he was arrested and taken into custodywithout incident. 

Inside Park after Closing – Suspect Arrested February 11at 12:48 a.m., officers saw a subject inside a city park inthe 600 block of S. Shamrock. They detained the subjectand began issuing a citation for being in the park after itwas closed. 

Grand Theft Auto February 11 at 7:44 a.m., a motorcyclewas reported stolen from the 200 block of E. Maple. It 
was taken sometime during the night. The investigationis continuing. 

Under the Influence of Narcotics / Warrant – SuspectsArrested February 11 at 6:47 p.m., officers respondedto the 900 block of Norumbega regarding a suspiciousvehicle occupied by two subjects. When the officers 
arrived and contacted the two subjects, they noticedone of the subjects appeared to be under the influenceof a controlled substance. Field tests were conducted and 
the subject was arrested for being under the influence ofnarcotics. A computer check revealed the second subjecthad a warrant for their arrest, so they were taken intocustody. 

Vehicle Burglary February 11 at 6:58 p.m., officersresponded to a residence in the 600 block of Wildrose.
The homeowner reported their vehicle had beenburglarized sometime during the day. The suspect hadshattered the vehicle’s passenger window to gain entry,
then took a cellphone charger and some quarters fromthe center console. The investigation is continuing. 

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested February 11 at 9:30 p.m.,
a store in the 100 block of W. Foothill reported a subjecthad fled their store with merchandise without paying.
Officers responded and located the subject near the 
store. The subject was arrested and the merchandise wasreturned to the store. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested February 12 at 7:42 a.m., astore in the 400 block of W. Huntington reported a subjectin their store who was possibly going to shoplift. Officersarrived and detained the subject, which prevented thetheft from occurring. A computer check revealed thesubject had several warrants for their arrest, so they weretaken into custody without incident. 

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested February 12 at 3:41 p.m.,
a store in the 700 block of E. Huntington reported asubject had just left their store with merchandise withoutpaying. Officers arrived and detained the subject. After 
an investigation was conducted, the officers arrested thesubject and returned the merchandise to the store. 

Battery / Vandalism / Public Intoxication – SuspectArrested February 12 at 10:03 p.m., officers respondedto an apartment complex in the 1100 block of E. RoyalOaks, where a subject was reported to be yelling andcausing a disturbance in the common area. Officersarrived and detained the subject. An investigationrevealed the subject had vandalized the inside of theirfriend’s apartment, had battered one of the residents andwas drunk in public. The subject was arrested for the 

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