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

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For the period of Sunday, July 1st, through Saturday, 
July 7th, the Police Department responded to 909 calls 
for service, of which 116 required formal investigations. 
The following is a summary report of the major incidents 
handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, July 1:

 Shortly before 1:50 a.m., an officer responded to 
a residence in the 1100 block of Fairview Avenue 
regarding a vandalism report. The victim stated an 
unknown suspect threw a lemon at their window 
causing the window to break. No suspects were seen 
and no witnesses were located. 

 At approximately 3:32 a.m., an officer responded to 
the intersection of Santa Clara Street and First Avenue 
regarding a drunkenness report. The officer discovered 
the 20-year-old female from Duarte was intoxicated 
and unable to care for herself. She was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Monday, July 2:

 Just after 12:27 a.m., an officer conducted an 
enforcement stop on a vehicle in the area of Peck Road 
and Clark Street for driving without the headlights 
on. A records check revealed the driver, a 22-year-old 
female from La Verne, was driving a stolen vehicle with 
a suspended license. She also provided the officer with 
false information to conceal her identity and did not 
have the required ignition interlock device installed 
on the vehicle. She was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

 At approximately 9:40 p.m., an officer responded to 
a residence in the 700 block of East Norman Avenue 
regarding an attempted residential burglary report. 
An investigation revealed suspect(s) smashed two 
upstairs windows, activated the alarm, and fled without 
entering the residence. The incident happened on May 
28th and was discovered on July 2nd when the victim 
returned home. No loss was reported.

Tuesday, July 3:

 Around 9:19 a.m., an officer responded to the 400 
block of East Santa Clara Street regarding a vehicle 
burglary report. Sometime between 4:50 a.m. and 
9:15 a.m. on July 3rd, unknown suspects broke a front 
window and stole the victim’s backpack and cargo 
shorts. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were 

 Just before 12:03 p.m., an officer responded to the 
12300 block of Lower Azusa Road regarding a grand 
theft report. The victim stated she attempted to pick up 
her package at the FedEx facility when the employees 
informed her that an unknown suspect had already 
picked it up. The loss is a $2,200 computer. The 
investigation is ongoing. 

Wednesday, July 4:

 At about 6:20 a.m., an officer responded to the 
intersection of El Monte Avenue and Duarte Road 
regarding an activation of an Arcadia Police Department 
GPS tracker. Arcadia PD detectives had previously 
deployed bait packages to combat the increase in 
package thefts from residential areas. An investigation 
revealed two suspects had the stolen bait package and 
burglary tools in their black Ford Fusion. A 27-year-
old male from San Bernardino and a 24-year-old male 
from Montebello were arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. The 24-year-old was also 
in possession of tear gas, a controlled substance, and 
drug paraphernalia. 

 Shortly after 6:58 p.m., an officer responded to a 
vacant residence in the 600 block of West Palm Drive 
regarding a burglary report. Surveillance footage 
revealed two suspects entered the home, rummaged 
through the residence, and fled with an unknown 
amount of property. 

 The suspects are described as a white female and 
a Hispanic male. They arrived in a late-model, grey 
Honda Accord. The investigation is ongoing. 

Thursday, July 5:

 Before 8:51 a.m., an officer responded to Springhill 
Suites, 99 North Second Avenue, regarding a grand 
theft report. Surveillance footage revealed two suspects 
worked in concert to steal the victim’s purse as she sat 
in the lobby.

 Suspect 1 is described as a clean shaven Hispanic 
male. The second suspect is described as a heavy-set 
Hispanic male, approximately 6’ tall. The investigation 
is ongoing. 

 Around 4:00 p.m., an officer responded to T-Mobile, 
1019 . South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a burglary 
report. Surveillance footage revealed a lone suspect 
entered the store, used wire cutters to remove an iPhone 
from the display, and fled on foot. 

 The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 18 to 
25-years-old, 5’7”, medium build, with dark hair and 
cleanly shaven. The investigation is ongoing. 

Friday, July 6: 

 At about 4:29 a.m., an officer responded to the 
intersection of Huntington Drive and Gateway 
Drive regarding a solo vehicle traffic collision. Upon 
contacting the driver, the driver had a difficult time 
clearly communicating. Through a series of field 
sobriety tests, the officer determined the suspect was 
likely under the influence of drugs. While searching the 
suspect, the officer located illegal controlled substances. 
The 21-year-old male from Arcadia was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

 Just before 11:51 a.m., an officer responded to a 
residence in the 1500 block of Highland Oaks Drive 
regarding a fraud report. The victim discovered $500 in 
fraudulent charges had been made to her credit card in 
addition to numerous fraudulent credit inquiries. The 
investigation is ongoing. 

Saturday, July 7:

 Shortly after 9:30 p.m., an officer responded to a 
residence in the 200 block of Santa Rosa Road regarding 
a burglary report. An investigation revealed unknown 
suspect(s) smashed a rear glass door, ransacked the 
bedrooms, activated the alarm, and fled through the 
front door with an unknown amount of property. The 
investigation is ongoing. 

 At approximately 9:47 p.m., officers responded to the 
Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding 
a vandalism report. The victim engaged in an argument 
with a fellow driver over a parking spot. After returning 
to her vehicle a short time later, the victim discovered 
two large scratches on her car. No suspects were seen 
and no witnesses were located. 

July 10, 2018 -- Efficient water use is a way of life 
in Arcadia, since water is one of our most precious 
resources. The WaterSMART Hero Award celebrates 
those who have taken significant steps to make water 
conservation a way of life, and by doing so have 
achieved extraordinary water savings. Judged by the 
Arcadia Beautiful Commission, this annual program 
recognizes those who have made lasting changes 
both inside and outside of their homes to be more 
sustainable and improve water efficiency. 

 Our City is located in a region characterized by 
dry, hot summers and the local aquifers continue 
to recover from the last historic drought,” said 
Jan Shimmin, Chairperson for Arcadia Beautiful 
Commission. “It’s about the community working 
together to reduce the amount of water wasted and 
respecting this natural and limited resource.” 

 To become one of Arcadia’s WaterSMART Heroes, 
let us know how you are helping to save water by 
sharing your story. Please submit your photos and 
a brief questionnaire by visiting the City’s website at The deadline to 
submit your questionnaire is Monday, July 23. The 
win ners of the WaterSMART Hero Award 
will be recognized at the August 7, 2018 City Council 
meeting where they will receive a yard sign and a gift. 

 For additional information, please contact Laena 
Shakarian at or 574-

 Properties are only eligible to win every 4 years. 

About Arcadia

Nestled along the rolling foothills of the San Gabriel 
Mountains and Angeles National Forest, Arcadia 
is a charming, family-oriented community with 
a population of just over 57,000. Located only 13 
miles east from downtown Los Angeles, regional 
transportation networks like the Metro Gold Line 
connect Arcadia as a premier residential, shopping, 
and entertainment destination in the San Gabriel 
Valley. Arcadia is known for its top-rated schools, 
iconic landmarks, and serene neighborhoods. 
Arcadia is an award-winning community having 
been twice named as the Best City in California in 
which to Raise Kids and the 2017 Most Business 
Friendly City in Los Angeles County. With the 
conveniences and amenities of a full-service, mid-
size city, Arcadia’s “Community of Homes” provides 
a quality of life that will go Above & Beyond your 

 For more information, please visit ArcadiaCA.
gov or follow us on Twitter by texting DISCOVER 
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A Beach BINGO Bash will be held at 
the Arcadia Woman’s Club, 324 South 
First Avenue, Arcadia, on Wednesday, 
August 1 at 5 p.m. This light-hearted 
and casual fundraiser will benefit club 
activities and is open to the public. The 
Arcadia Woman’s Club is a non-profit 
501(c)3 Organization--No. 95-1385699. 

 The with-reservation cost is $30 
for adults and $20 for children under 
twelve and includes sheets for 11 bingo 
games and dinner, dessert and soft 
drink. A no-host wine and beer bar will 
be available. Bingo game prizes will be 
cash and gift cards. Tickets at the door 
are $35. 

 Extra bingo sheets, ink daubers, 
pull tabs, opportunity drawing tickets, 
and sheets for the $100 Blackout game 
(not included with admission) will be 
available for purchase. 

 Reservations are encouraged by 
July 27 as tickets at the door will be 
$35. For reservations and information, 
please contact Linda Mokler at 626-
818-7779 or 
or Cheryl Alberg at 626-287-2831 or

Arcadia Woman’s Club President Cheryl Alberg (left) receives 
roses and a watering can from Installing Officer Marilyn Daleo 
during the Club’s “flower garden” installation ceremony.



During the last seven-day period, the Police Department 
handled 448 service events, resulting 
in 88 investigations. To see a complete listing of 
crimes reported, go to http://www.crimemapping.
com/map/ca/monrovia for crime mapping. 
For Police Department news and information, 
visit our website and follow us on Facebook, 
Twitter, Instagram or Nextdoor. 

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested 

July 3 at 7:17 a.m., a resident of an apartment complex 
in the 800 block of W. Duarte reported a male subject 
sleeping in the common laundry room. Officers arrived 
and contacted the subject, who was found to be 
in possession of a pipe that had been used to smoke 
methamphetamine. He was arrested. 

Injury Traffic Collision 

July 3 at 12:37 p.m., callers reported two vehicles had 
collided at the intersection of California and Huntington. 
Officers arrived to investigate and found that 
one of the drivers complained of pain. The injured 
driver was taken to a nearby hospital. 

Battery – Suspect Arrested 

July 3 at 9:56 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of E. 
Lime called to report her friend’s boyfriend was intoxicated 
on the front porch and was refusing to leave. 
Officers arrived and contacted the male subject, who 
was found to be intoxicated and was not cooperating 
with officers. Upon further investigation, officers discovered 
the male subject had battered the caller’s son. 
He was arrested and taken into custody. 

Trespassing – Suspect Arrested 

July 4 at 6:51 p.m., a resident in the 500 block of Los 
Angeles reported a male subject was on her property 
and was refusing to leave. Officers responded and 
contacted the subject. He had been advised by the 
resident and officers the day prior that if he returned 
he would be arrested for trespassing; he was arrested 
and taken into custody. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested 

July 5 at 2:30 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 2600 
block of S. Myrtle when he saw a motorist swerving 
in and out of their lane. The officer stopped the vehicle, 
and upon contacting the driver, found him to 
be heavily intoxicated. Field sobriety tests were conducted 
and the driver was arrested for DUI. 

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested 

July 6 at 1:18 a.m., a caller reported seeing a female 
subject stumbling in the middle of the street in front 
of cars in the 600 block of S. Myrtle. She had dropped 
her purse in the street, but continued walking. Officers 
arrived and located the subject. She was found to 
be too intoxicated to care for her own safety, so she 
was arrested for public intoxication and held for a sobering 

• On July 3, 2018, the City Council approved 
the Richman Residential, authorizing the 296-
unit, multi-family housing development located 
just south of our Gold Line stop at Station Square 
(located at the NE corner of Duarte Avenue / 
Magnolia Avenue) to proceed. The City Council 
was pleased by many of the thoughtful design 
components and amenities that had been 
incorporated into the project with neighborhood 
compatibility and public benefit in mind. One 
component that was discussed in greater detail 
was parking, and the potential concern of overspill 
from the project into the neighborhood nearby. 
As part of the project development, a thorough 
parking study was conducted working with the 
firm LSA which determined that 522 parking 
spaces (or a parking ratio of 1.76 spaces per unit) 
would meet the needs of the development and 
the area. Currently, the total parking provision 
is broken down by 384 designated spaces for the 
residential units, 74 residential guest spaces, 15 
spaces for the live/work visitors, and 49 paid-public 
parking spaces. It should be noted that according 
to the Institute of Transportation Engineer 
Parking Generation, determined a rate of 1.52 
spaces per dwelling unit. Additionally, a survey 
of similar projects identified a parking ration of 
1.55 spaces per dwelling unit. Thus, the parking 
analysis concluded that the proposed parking 
provision of 1.76 spaces per unit was conservative 
when compared against several different metrics. 
In addition, should issues arise in the future 
regarding the need for additional parking in the 
area, the proposed plan has built-in flexibility by 
being able to convert the 49 paid-public parking 
spaces back for residential uses.More background 
information, plans, and agenda materials can be 
found on the City’s Development Spotlight for 
the project here: Station Square South Specific 
Plan Additional details related to the Richman 
Residential Project include the following:The 
project is being developed under the auspices 
of the Station Square South Specific Plan, which 
consists of a 3.79-acre property adjacent to and 
south of the Gold Line Monrovia Station, which 
includes several parcels in and around 1725 Peck 
Road and 225 West Duarte Road.The development 
will be a transit-oriented, 3, 4, and 5-story multi-
family residential development of 296 dwelling 
units, yielding a density of 78 dwelling units per 
acre (gross). The project proposes to change Peck 
Road north of Duarte Road to a publicly accessible 
driveway and drop-off area for the adjacent Metro 
Gold Line Monrovia Station. The site is part of 
the Station Square Transit Village.The project 
also provides three types of planned public open 
spaces, including:A 15,488 square foot drop-off 
plaza (and accessible paths) for Gold Line station 
• An approximately 475-foot long paseo (walking 
path) located along the northern portion of the 
site connecting to the drop-off plaza
• A 2,130 square foot publicly-accessible open 
space area fronting Magnolia Avenue

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