Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, April 14, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, April 14, 2018 



.....Turnout very low*

For the period of Sunday, April 1st, through Saturday, April 
7th, the Police Department responded to 895 calls for service, 
of which 106 required formal investigations. The following 
is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the 
Department during this period.

Sunday, April 1:

 Just before 11:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to Springhill 
Suites Marriot, 99 North Second Avenue, regarding a report 
of fraud. The victim called the hotel when he discovered 
that someone had used his credit card information to book 
rooms at the location. Officers contacted the occupants of 
the rooms listed and located the suspect who was found to be 
in possession of 12 fraudulent credit cards. The 25-year-old 
female from San Leandro was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking.

 At about 8:00 p.m., officers responded to the 1000 
block of East Camino Real Avenue regarding an activation 
of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker. Arcadia 
PD detectives had previously deployed decoy packages 
containing bait property and tracking devices to combat 
the increase in package thefts from residential areas. An 
investigation revealed a 31-year-old male from Highland, 
a 34-year-old male from Fontana, and a 32-year-old male 
from Fontana had the stolen package, property, and tracking 
device in their vehicle along with stolen mail and drugs. All 
three suspects were arrested and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking

Monday, April 2:

 Just after 3:00 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 100 block of Santa Cruz Road regarding a burglary 
that had occurred. The victim arrived home to discover her 
home had been ransacked. Unknown suspect(s) entered 
the home by smashing the window to the family room. The 
investigation is ongoing. 

 Just before midnight, an officer conducted a traffic stop on 
a bicyclist in the area of Fifth Avenue and Huntington Drive 
for an equipment violation. An investigation revealed the 
bicyclist was in possession of a glass pipe with drug residue 
and a hypodermic needle. The 36-year-old male from 
Monrovia was issued a citation and released at the scene. 

Tuesday, April 3

 At approximately 3:30 p.m., an officer responded to the 
Peacock Parking Structure of Westfield Santa Anita, 400 
South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a domestic violence report. 
The suspect and victim were having lunch when the suspect 
received a phone call from another female. The victim 
became upset and demanded that the suspect take her home. 
The suspect forcefully grabbed her arm to silence her while he 
was on the phone. After he ended his call, the suspect pulled 
the victim to the ground injuring her thumb. The 21-year-old 
male from Los Angeles was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking.

 Just after 4:00 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a parking 
lot in the 500 block of Las Tunas Drive regarding the report 
of a drug violation. The officer contacted two subjects in a 
parked vehicle and discovered they were smoking marijuana. 
The driver was in possession of DMT (Dimethyltryptamine) 
and drug paraphernalia. The 18-year-old male from Rowland 
Heights was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking.

Wednesday, April 4:

 At around 4:30 a.m., officers responded to 1027 South 
Baldwin Avenue, Opus Sushi, regarding a burglary alarm. 
Officers discovered the front glass door had been shattered. 
Surveillance footage revealed two suspects wearing hooded 
sweatshirts and gloves, entered the location and stole the cash 
register drawer and four Apple iPads. The investigation is 

 At approximately 5:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to 
Westfield Santa Anita, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding 
a male subject refusing to leave. An investigation revealed 
the subject was seen stealing a mall security bicycle. Officers 
contacted the subject and discovered he was in possession 
of burglary tools. The 24-year-old male from Pasadena was 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Thursday, April 5:

 Just after 9:30 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on 
a vehicle in the area of Santa Anita Avenue and Norman 
Avenue for false display of registration. The officer contacted 
the driver because the rear license plate of her vehicle 
displayed a fraudulent 2018 tab and the registration had 
expired in July of 2017. The officer also discovered the driver 
was driving with a suspended license. The 41-year-old female 
from Montebello was issued a citation and released at the 

 Just after 7:00 p.m., officers responded to Santa Anita 
Park, 285 West Huntington Drive, regarding a subject 
being detained by racetrack security for possession of 
drug paraphernalia. Officers determined the subject was 
intoxicated and in possession of a knife, a saw blade and a 
glass pipe with drug residue. The 37-year-old male from 
Arcadia was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking. 

Friday, April 6: 

 Just after midnight, an officer was dispatched to the 
area of Camino Real Avenue and Sixth Avenue regarding a 
traffic collision that had just occurred. A witness reported 
seeing a vehicle crashed into a tree. Officers located a second 
vehicle nearby with front end damage and discovered the 
driver crashed into a parked car, pushing it into a tree. Upon 
contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of 
alcohol emitting from the driver. Through a series of tests, the 
officer determined the 41-year-old female from Monrovia 
was driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. 
She was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

 Just before 2:00 p.m., officers responded to 24 Hour 
Fitness, 125 North First Avenue, regarding an activation of 
an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker. Arcadia PD 
detectives had previously deployed GPS equipped bait items 
inside bait vehicles at various locations around the city to 
combat vehicle burglaries. Officers tracked the stolen items 
to a location in Los Angeles. The 46-year-old male from Los 
Angeles and his son, an 18-year-old male from Gardena, had 
the stolen property and tracking device in their vehicle. They 
were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

 Around 9:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to the U.S. 
Post Office, 41 Wheeler Street, regarding an activation of 
an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker. Arcadia PD 
detectives had previously deployed decoy bicycles containing 
tracking devices to combat the increase in bicycle thefts 
around the city. Officers located the stolen bicycle attached 
to the rear of a moving vehicle. Officers conducted a traffic 
stop on the vehicle and the 46-year-old male driver from 
Arcadia was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking.

Saturday, April 7:

 Just after 3:30 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in 
the 1700 block of Oakwood Avenue regarding an attempted 
burglary. An investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) 
broke a window to the residence causing the alarm to sound. 
It appeared that the suspects did not enter the home and 
that no property was stolen. No suspects were seen and no 
witnesses were located.

For District 2, there were two candidates for one seat on City Council. Bob 
Harbicht, a retired president of a marketing research consulting firm, who 
previously served as Mayor and Council Member for Arcadia, and Tom Beck, 
a current Arcadia City Council Member. TOM BECK WON RE-ELECTION 

For District 5, there were three candidates for one seat on City Council: Jolly 
Wu, a retired pharmacist, retired police chief and former three-term mayor, 
Roger Chandler, and Joyce Platt, a retired teacher in the Arcadia School District. 

City Council elections initially were to include District 3 as well, but there was 
no opposing candidate to challenge Mayor Pro Tem Sho Tay. As a result, Arcadia 
City Council passed Resolution No. 7201 which canceled the April 10th 
election and appointed Sho Tay to City Council for four more years. 

According to census records, the City of Arcadia has approximately 44,072 
residents eligible to vote.

* Semi-Official Results

Questions related to the April 10, 2018, Election should be directed to the City 
Clerk’s office at (626) 574-5455 or e-mail at CityClerkGeneralMailbox@ArcadiaCA.
gov. (Top to bottom: Tom Beck, Roger Chandler & Sho Tay)


ARCADIA, Calif. --- The City of Arcadia in 
partnership with the Arcadia Chinese Association 
(ACA) will offer a free Ask-a-Lawyer Program at 
the Arcadia Public Library, 20 West Duarte Road, 
on Saturday, May 19th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. as 
part of the nationwide Law Day celebration. This 
is the 20th consecutive year that the City and ACA 
have offered this free public service.

 Volunteer attorneys are available to meet with 
the public and provide them with a free brief one-
on-one consultation on general legal questions. 
They will provide a summary of legal rights and 
general advice on a “walk-up” basis, and where 
appropriate, will refer individuals to the proper 
legal or governmental organizations. Law Day 
attorneys are unable to accept any cases from the 
people they meet.

 Law Day attorneys will answer questions on 
important legal topics, such as: immigration, 
consumer rights, landlord-tenant issues, 
insurance issues, property, family law, taxes, estate 
planning and trusts, general litigation, bankruptcy, 
government benefits, employee rights, workers’ 
compensation, personal injury, and other topics. 
Informational brochures and pamphlets are 
available as additional legal resources.

 Participants are encouraged to bring any 
information pertinent to their case so the attorney 
is able to give the most accurate and reliable 
advice. No reservations are required for this 
free service and everyone is welcome to attend. 
Translation services will be available in Mandarin 
and Cantonese. Other languages may be available.

For more information, please call Arcadia City 
Hall at 574-5401. 

About the City of Arcadia

Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel 
Mountains, Arcadia is an 11.38 square mile 
community with a population of just over 56,000. 
Located approximately 20 miles east of downtown 
Los Angeles, Arcadia is known for combining 
small-town charm with the conveniences and 
amenities of a mid-size city. Arcadia is a full-
service charter city governed by a five-member 
City Council, elected at large. Recognized 
for exceptional education and recreation 
opportunities and beautiful neighborhoods, 
Arcadia is also defined as the “Community of 
Homes” and has twice been designated the “Best 
City in California in which to Raise Kids” by 
Business Week Magazine.



Highlighted Activity for April 5 - 11, 2018

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 440 service events,resulting in 91 
investigations. To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to
ca/monrovia for crime mapping. For Police Department news and information, visit our website and 
follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Nextdoor.


April 6 at 11:12 a.m., an elderly resident in the 600 block of E. Olive received a telephone call from 
someone telling her she had won a sweepstakes from Publishers Clearing House; however, to 
receive the money she would have to purchase $15,000 worth of gift cards, then provide the caller 
with the gift card numbers. The resident complied with their request, but never received the prize 
money she was promised. This investigation is continuing.

Fraud – Suspect Arrested

April 6 at 8:09 p.m., a sergeant was patrolling the 700 block of E. Foothill when he saw a vehicle in 
front of him with current registration tabs; however, a DMV computer check revealed the registration 
was actually expired. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was arrested for fraud.

Burglary / Grand Theft Auto

April 6 at 10:03 p.m., a resident in the 1100 block of S. Fifth returned home after spending several 
days in the hospital and discovered her home had been burglarized. Several designer clothing items 
had been stolen, as well as one of her vehicles. This investigation is continuing.


April 6 at 10:18 a.m., a sergeant was patrolling the 800 block of W. Duarte when she was stopped 
by a resident who said they had just found their parked vehicle’s window had been shattered. The 
resident was inside her home when she heard the vehicle’s alarm activate, so she went outside and 
saw the damage. This investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary

April 7 at 6:36 a.m., the owner of a business in the 300 block of W. Huntington arrived to work 
and discovered one of the windows to the building had been shattered. When she went inside the 
business, she found that it had been burglarized, with several packages of merchandise taken. This 
investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary

April 7 between 8:30 and 9:41 a.m., residents in the 900 block of Monterey and the 300 block of N. 
Grand walked outside their homes to go to work and discovered windows to their vehicles had been 
shattered. Two vehicles had been burglarized sometime during the night. A laptop computer and a 
backpack were taken. This investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary

April 9 at 8:33 a.m., a resident in the 1200 block of Encino walked outside his home and discovered 
that sometime during the night someone had shattered two of his car windows. He looked inside his 
car and found that his laptop and wallet containing credit cards had been stolen. He called his credit 
card companies and was told the cards had already been used at several different stores in various 
cities. This investigation is continuing.

The Duarte Chamber of Commerce is excited to once 
again have renowned food critic Peter Dills at our 
Taste of Duarte and Business Expo on May 23, 2018 at 
Westminster Gardens in Duarte. A strong supporter of 
local restaurants, Peter has been drawn to the variety of 
food and beverages at Taste of Duarte for the last three 

 Participant Dean Lyon, owner of Dickey’s Barbecue 
Pit in Duarte, was happy to hear that Mr. Dills was 
returning. “It’s awesome to have Peter Dills at the Taste 
of Duarte again. Having him here motivates our team to 
showcase our awesome smoked meats and home style 
sides. We know Dickey’s in Duarte is the best around, 
and to be able to share it with Peter is a highlight of our 
year,” said Dean. 

 Chamber President Sheryl Lefmann related that, 
“Having Peter join us again means the world to us. 
His interaction with the participants and attendees is a 
highlight of the night. We are proud of our event and his 
participation is an affirmation of what a great affair it is.” 

 Peter, also known as the King of Cuisine, readily 
admits to being born into a world of food. The son of 
noted restaurant critic Elmer Dills, he and his family 
moved to Pasadena in 1970 from the “Crab Capitol of 
the World,” Baltimore. 

 As far back as he can remember Peter was following 
his father from restaurant to restaurant, always tasting, 
always learning about food and always discovering new 
and exciting foods. 

 As his food adventure comes full circle, he now stars 
on TV with the popular Food and Travel show, “Dining 
with Dills”, named after his father. He also is on The 
Answer AM 870 radio and KLAA Angels Radio AM 

 To get your tickets, apply as a participant, or inquire 
about the event, and for detailed pricing packages 
contact the Duarte Chamber of Commerce at 626-357-
3333, or 


The Santa Anita Family YMCA invites families from 
all communities along the 210 Fwy corridor to join 
in the fun at their inaugural Superhero Family Fun 
Run and 2nd Annual YMCA “Kids to Camp Pancake 
Breakfast”, all of which is part of the 27th Annual 
National YMCA Healthy Kids Day celebration. The 
two events happen simultaneously on Saturday, April 
21, 2018 from 8:00am until 12:00pm at the YMCA, 501 
S. Mountain Avenue, at the northeast corner of Lemon 
& Mountain Avenues in Monrovia’s Recreation Park. 

 The Superhero Fun Run features kids and their 
parents, dressed in their favorite Superhero garb and 
participating in a friendly, but competitive run in the 
park to celebrate wholesome, healthy habits. Check 
in for the Superhero Fun Run is 8 – 8:45am, with the 
First Wave (kids 5 & under with their parents) starting 
at 9:00am. 

 Meanwhile, the Pancakes start flippin’ onto plates 
at 8:29am, along with a number of prize opportunity 
games, information booths from various vendors 
promoting healthy habits and/or services for kids and 
families, plus special deals on early sign up for YMCA-
Summer programs. “Saturday April 21st will be – as 
the kids would say – ‘crazy busy’ here at the YMCA” 
, said Eric Boyd, YMCA Executive Director. On that 
same action packed Saturday the Y will host its regular 
Y-Jr. Clippers youth basketball league games (over 
200 participants ages 3-15 and their families), YMCA 
Swim lessons and Santa Anita Y Piranhas Swim Team 
practice (about 180 participants), and the usual fitness 
activities for adults and senior citizens.

 Student volunteers from Azusa Pacific University 
and the Duarte Kiwanis Club’s high school key club 
will join YMCA Board members in flipping and 
serving Pancakes from 8:29 – 11:59am. Pancake 
breakfast proceeds will help to provide financial 
assistance/scholarships for Santa Anita Family YMCA 
summer camps, swim lessons, and the Y’s “Get 
Summer Initiative”, which offers FREE Y-Summer 
Memberships for teens ages 12-17. “The 27th Annual 
National YMCA Healthy Kids Day celebration is 
happening at over 2000 Y’s across the country on April 
21”, Boyd added. “This is the official Y-Healthy Kids 
Day event for the area of the San Gabriel Valley that 
includes Arcadia, Azusa, Bradbury, Duarte, El Monte, 
Irwindale, Monrovia, and Temple City.” 


 For information on becoming a booth vendor, 
volunteer help, Superhero Fun Run and/or Pancake 
Breakfast tickets, call the YMCA at (626) 359-9244, 
or email YMCA Office Manager Gabby Galvez at 

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