Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, September 22, 2018 



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 – 6:30-9PM 

For the period of Sunday, September 9th, through Saturday, 
September 15th, the Police Department responded to 1,009 
calls for service, of which 134 required formal investigations. 
The following is a summary report of the major incidents 
handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, September 9:

 At approximately 12:15 p.m., officers were dispatched 
to the pharmacy inside Vons, 745 West Naomi Avenue, 
regarding a theft that had just occurred. An unknown 
male adult jumped over the counter and stole four bottles 
of Promethazine Codeine and fled the scene through the 
emergency exit. The investigation is ongoing.

 Just after 3:00 p.m., an officer responded to the 900 block 
of West Fairview Avenue regarding a vehicle burglary 
report. An unknown suspect entered the vehicle that was 
parked along the roadway by unknown means and stole 
several pieces of property that were inside. No suspects 
were seen and no witnesses were located.

Monday, September 10:

 At around 3:00 a.m., officers responded to the parking 
structure of 24 Hour Fitness, 125 North First Avenue, 
regarding a GPS tracker notification. Arcadia PD detectives 
had previously deployed a decoy vehicle with property 
containing a tracking device to combat the increase 
in vehicle burglaries around the city. An investigation 
revealed the suspects smashed the windows to the vehicle 
and fled the scene with the stolen property. Officers located 
the suspects in their vehicle with the stolen property. The 
27-year-old male and 28-year-old female, both from El 
Monte, were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City 
Jail for booking. 

 Just before 3:00 p.m., officers patrolling the parking 
lot of Extended Stay America Hotel, 401 East Santa Clara 
Street, received a hit on a stolen vehicle. Officers contacted 
the driver, a 34-year-old female from Monrovia and her 
juvenile son. She was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. A social worker with the 
Department of Child and Family Services assisted and the 
child was ultimately released to a relative. 

Tuesday, September 11:

Just after 11:00 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on 
a vehicle near the intersection of Huntington Drive and 
Golden West Avenue for having expired registration. The 
license plate falsely displayed a current year tab. The officer 
contacted the driver and an investigation revealed he was 
in possession of cocaine. The 62-year-old male from El 
Monte was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City 
Jail for booking. 

 At approximately 8:30 p.m., officers responded to a 
residence in the 500 block of South Santa Anita Avenue 
regarding a burglary report. The unknown suspect(s) cut 
the lock to the victim’s garage, made entry and stole several 
Makita hand tools. The investigation is ongoing. 

Wednesday, September 12:

Just before 11:00 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a 
residence in the 700 block of Arcadia Avenue regarding a 
burglary report. An investigation revealed the unknown 
suspect(s) removed the screen to an open master bedroom 
window while the residents were in the living room. The 
suspect(s) made entry, stole approximately $1,000.00 in 
cash and fled the scene through a back door without being 

 Just after 10:00 p.m., an officer was dispatched to 
Starbucks, 5 West Live Oak Avenue, regarding multiple 
reports of a drunk driver. The officer located the suspect 
vehicle, which was still running, illegally parked in a 
handicapped parking stall. 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 
61-year-old male from Temple City was driving under the 
influence of an alcoholic beverage. The suspect was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Thursday, September 13:

At approximately 4:30 p.m., an officer responded to a 
residence in the 1500 block of Christine Lane regarding a 
burglary. An investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) 
entered the home by kicking in and removing the 
pedestrian door of the garage. The suspect(s) entered the 
home, stole jewelry and fled the scene undetected. The 
investigation is ongoing.

 Just after 9:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a 
residential complex in the 1100 block of Fairview Avenue 
regarding the report of a battery. An investigation revealed 
an argument occurred between two residents. A male 
adult struck another male adult in his face with his fist, 
causing his tooth to be knocked out and lacerations to his 
mouth. The 29-year-old male from Arcadia was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Friday, September 14: 

Just after 10:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 500 
block of Santa Cruz Road regarding the report of a reported 
stolen vehicle in the area. Officers located the vehicle and 
the driver. The driver was found to be in possession of a BB 
gun, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He also 
had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The 45-year-
old male from Rialto was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking.

 At about 12:30 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop 
on a vehicle in the area of Peck Road and Clark Street for 
having expired registration. Upon contacting the driver, 
the officer discovered the 40-year-old male from Azusa 
was driving with a suspended license. He was cited and 
released in the field. The vehicle was left legally parked.

Saturday, September 15:

Just before 6:30 p.m., officers responded to Burlington Coat 
Factory, 1201 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding the report 
of a vehicle burglary. While conducting an investigation, 
a suspicious subject ran from the officers after they 
attempted to speak with him. The suspect was ultimately 
detained and it was discovered that he was in possession 
of burglary tools, a stun gun, methamphetamine, heroin, 
and drug paraphernalia. The 45-year-old male from 
Stevensville, Montana was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking.

 Just before 8:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to 
a residence in the 1000 block of West Duarte Road 
regarding a burglary that had just occurred. A male 
suspect pried open a rear sliding glass door and ransacked 
the residence. The resident arrived home while the 
suspect was still inside. The suspect fled through the rear 
sliding door dropping the victim’s property in the back 
yard before jumping over a fence and fleeing the scene. 
All stolen property was recovered except for $300.00 in 

Fathers, Grandfathers and Uncles, treat your 
princess to a night filled with fun and excitement 
while creating wonderful memories together. 
Come dressed in your most elegant attire for an 
evening featuring gourmet dining, a DJ, dancing, 
exciting games, and activities. This event is for 
girls ages 4-13 and is $52 per couple, $25 for 
an additional daughter and will take place at 
the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus 
Drive, Arcadia. Advance registration is required. 
No registration will be taken on site. For more 
information please call 626.574.5113.

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 expectations.

 For more information, please visit ArcadiaCA.
gov or follow us on Twitter by texting DISCOVER 
to 33222:




The City of Arcadia Recreation & 
Community Service Department, 
Senior Services Division operates a 
gift shop at the Arcadia Community 
Center at 365 Campus Drive and is 
open to the public, Monday–Thursday 
9:30am–1:30pm and Friday 9:30am-
12:30pm. Just in time for the holidays, 
the Arcadia Community Center Gift 
Shop is hosting a Fall Craft Fair, on 
Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9am–
2pm at the Community Center in the 
main ballroom. 

Crafters who wish to participate may 
enroll at the Gift Shop during open 
hours. The table rental fee is $30 with all sales going to the crafters. Crafts can be general or holiday 
themed and must be self-crafted. Sorry, no baked goods or homemade edibles are allowed. For more 
information please contact the Recreation and Community Services Department Senior Services at 



Last week, the City received a 
call from the Muslim Public 
Affairs Council (MPAC). 
The representatives from the 
MPAC reached out to our 
police department because 
they were contacted by a Ms. 
Esma Ali. More can be found 
about MPAC online at www.

 It appears that Ms. Ali, who 
is Muslim, shared with MPAC 
that she had an interaction 
with the Monrovia Police 
Department, and she was 
extremely appreciative of the 
way that she was treated by our police officers during 
that interface. It appears that a neighbor called the 
police department complaining that Ms. Ali looked 
suspicious. Sergeant Yolanda Juarez and Police Officer 
Ian Venderburg were the individuals who responded 
to the service call, and according to Ms. Ali, “they 
empathized with me as if I were their sister.”

 Based on the overall situation, the MPAC asked if 
they could come by the Monrovia Police Department 
yesterday, September 18, 2018, with a group of around 
40 people. The event actually was picked-up by the 
news media, and coverage of the story was aired last 
night on CBS2.

 Special thanks to Sergeant Juarez and Officer 
Vanderburg for the exceptionally thoughtful and 
empathetic way in which they handled this overall 
situation. And truly, the terrific outcome in this matter 
is a microcosm of the great work that is consistently 
being produced by our people here at the City, who are 
consistently doing great work in serving Monrovia.

The Duarte Kiwanis Club was 
honored to have guest speaker, and 
former Miss Ohio, Susan Kay Wyatt 
present for us at a recent meeting. 
Susan Kay’s new book “No Crown 
Required” provides excellent tips on 
how we can best raise our children to 
be Confident, 

Courageous and Compassionate in 
the world today. Her message aligns 
with the Kiwanis International goal 
of “Changing the world one child and 
one community at a time.” Pictured 
from left – Author, Susan Kay Wyatt 
and Duarte Kiwanis Board Member, 
Joanna Gee. 

If you are interested in joining 
Duarte Kiwanis or being a speaker at 
a future event, contact Tina Carey at


During the last seven-day period, the Police 
Department handled 402 service events, resulting in 
85 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.

Grand Theft

September 13 at 1:57 p.m., an employee of a business 
in the 700 block of Los Angeles arrived to work and 
discovered the parking lot gate had been cut open. 
Officers arrived to investigate. While searching for 
missing items, the employee found the company’s 
Chevrolet truck had its catalytic converter stolen. 
This investigation is continuing.


September 13 at 6:12 p.m., a resident in the 100 block 
of W. Lemon received a call from a bank to thank 
her for opening a new account. She let them know 
that she never opened the account. She immediately 
reported the fraud to the police. This investigation is 

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested

September 13 at 6:36 p.m., an employee of a store 
in the 500 block of W. Huntington called police to 
report a shoplifter. The male subject walked out of 
the store without paying for the merchandise he had 
taken. Officers responded and located the subject 
outside the store. He was arrested and the stolen 
property was returned to the store.

Residential Burglary

September 14 at 1:43 a.m., officers were patrolling 
the 200 block of W. Pomona when they saw a male 
subject prying open the front door to a residential 
complex that had just been built. When the subject 
saw officers, he ran from them. They apprehended 
the subject, who was found to be in possession of 
multiple burglary tools. The subject was arrested and 
taken into custody.

Under the Influence of Narcotics – Suspect Arrested

September 14 at 4:04 a.m., an officer was patrolling 
the 1100 block E. Huntington when he saw a male 
subject walking in the middle of the street. He stopped 
the subject and noticed he was behaving as if he were 
under the influence of a controlled substance. After 
field tests were conducted, the subject was arrested 
and taken into custody.

Bicycle Theft

September 14 at 2:51 p.m., a resident in the 600 
block of Park Rose discovered her bicycle was 
missing from inside her garage. She told officers 
that she leaves her garage door open during the 
daytime and last saw the bike two weeks prior. 
This investigation is continuing.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested

September 14 at 6:47 p.m., an officer was patrolling 
the 100 block of E. Colorado when he saw a male 
subject who was having difficulty walking. He 
stopped to see if the subject needed assistance and 
found him to be heavily intoxicated. The subject 
was too drunk to care for his own safety, so he was 
arrested and taken into custody. He was released 
once he could care for himself.



For the second year in a row, the City of Monrovia has been named as one of five finalists for the 
prestigious annual Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation’s (LAEDC) Eddy 
Awards! Monrovia was nominated as a finalist for jurisdictions with a population of under 50,000 
people, along with Azusa, Duarte, San Gabriel, and Santa Fe Springs. It should also be noted that 
the cities of Inglewood, Rosemead, and Whittier were finalists for the population 50,000 and over 
category. View a copy of the press release issued by the LAEDC announcing the finalists.

According to the LAEDC press release, “Business-friendly programs and services are a critical 
factor in job-creation. The finalists were selected through independent review by a panel of 
blue ribbon judges, based on the following criteria:

Demonstrated priority commitment to economic development and quality jobs

Excellence in programs and services designed to facilitate business entry, expansion, and 

Competitive business tax rates and fee structures

Availability of economic incentives

Effective communication with and about business clients

According to the LAEDC, the Eddy Awards is the most prestigious awards program to recognize 
leadership in economic development in business, education, and government throughout Los Angeles 
County, first introduced in 1996. The Eddy Awards supports fulfillment of the Los Angeles 
County Economic Development Corporation’s mission to advance opportunity and prosperity for 

The winner of the Most Business Friendly City award will be announced at an awards gala held on 
November 8, 2018, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. We will be certain to 
keep everyone informed as to how Monrovia fares in this exciting awards program!

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