Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, October 6, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, October 6, 2018 





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 

Sunday, September 23:

 Shortly before 12:34 a.m., officers responded the area 
of Santa Anita Avenue and Newman Avenue regarding 
a single vehicle that had collided with a stop sign. Upon 
contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor 
of alcohol emitting from the 46-year-old male’s breath. 
Through a series of tests, the officer determined the suspect 
was driving with a blood alcohol content of .135%. The 
male from Arcadia was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

 At approximately 2:49 p.m., an officer responded to a 
residence in the 300 block of Santa Rosa Road regarding an 
audible alarm activation. The officer determined unknown 
suspect(s) entered the rear yard and activated the alarm 
when they opened a window. The suspects fled and did not 
enter the home. The investigation is ongoing. 

Monday, September 24:

 Just after 2:50 p.m., officers responded to Arcadia 
Methodist Hospital, 300 West Huntington Drive, regarding 
a theft report. An investigation revealed an employee stole 
hospital supplies. The 27-year-old male from Bakersfield is 
outstanding at the time of this report. 

 At approximately 6:53 p.m., officers responded to 
a residence in the 300 block of East Newman Avenue 
regarding a fraud report. The officer determined unknown 
suspect(s) obtained the victim’s check written in the amount 
of $9,000.00, changed the payee’s name, and cashed it. The 
investigation is ongoing. 

 Around 7:01 p.m., officers responded to Victoria’s Secret, 
400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a commercial 
burglary report. Surveillance footage revealed two suspects 
stole approximately 120 pairs of women’s pants, a reported 
loss of $6,544.00. 
The suspects are described as black males, both 20-years-old 
and wearing brown baseball caps. One suspect was wearing 
a grey and maroon plaid shirt with a Rolling Stones t-shirt 
underneath. The second suspect was wearing a camouflage 
shirt and black pants. The investigation is ongoing. 


Tuesday, September 25:

 Just before 4:37 p.m., officers responded to the Arcadia 
Police Department regarding a report of a three males in 
possession of a gun while at Foothills Middle School, near 
the intersection of Hillcrest Boulevard and Valencia Way. 
Officers located the suspects and discovered an 18-year-old 
male from Pomona and a 19-year-old male from Monrovia 
were in possession of an airsoft gun while at a school 
campus. Both suspects were arrested and transported to 
the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Wednesday, September 26:

 At about 6:43 p.m., an officer responded to the 300 block 
of East Huntington Drive regarding a vehicle burglary 
report. An investigation revealed an unknown suspect 
smashed the rear window and stole the victim’s passport, 
backpack, two laptops, and cash. The investigation is 

 Shortly after 10:04 p.m., an officer initiated contact with 
a subject seen looking over a fence into the backyard of a 
residence in the area of Michillinda Avenue and Hugo 
Reid Drive. A records check revealed the 45-year-old male 
from North Hollywood had an outstanding misdemeanor 
warrant. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking. During the booking process, it was 
discovered he was in possession of methamphetamine. 
This offense was added to his list of charges.

Thursday, September 27:

 Before 1:35 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop 
on a vehicle in the area of Baldwin Avenue and Foothill 
Boulevard for making an unsafe right turn. A records 
check revealed the passenger, an 18-year-old male from 
Monrovia, was in possession of a counterfeit Driver’s 
License, which the suspect admitted to using to commit 
forgery and purchase marijuana. The suspect was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

 Around 3:22 a.m., an officer conducted an enforcement 
stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Santa Anita 
Avenue and Lucille Street for driving with a broken license 
plate light. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a 
strong odor of alcohol emitting from his vehicle. Through a 
series of tests, the officer determined the suspect was driving 
under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. The 33-year-
old male from Rosemead was arrested and transported to 
the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

 At about 5:03 p.m., an officer responded to the Ralph’s 
parking lot, 211 East Foothill Boulevard, regarding a 
suspicious male looking inside of parked cars. Officers 
located the subject and witnessed him attempt to start 
another vehicle with a screw driver. Officers attempted 
to detain the suspect, however he did not comply. After a 
brief struggle, the suspect was taken into custody. A records 
check revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen out of 
LAPD Rampart Division. The 24-year-old male from Los 
Angeles was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City 
Jail for booking. 

Friday, September 28:

 Just before 12:21 a.m., officers responded to Santa Anita 
Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a partially 
clothed woman found walking in the parking lot. The 
intoxicated female told officers she was sexually assaulted 
by a male acquaintance, with whom she had gone out 
drinking with. As a result of the investigation, it was 
unclear whether or not an assault actually occurred. The 
investigation is ongoing. 

 Shortly after 2:05 p.m., an officer responded to Ten 
Ren’s Tea Time, 846 West Duarte Road, regarding an arson 
report. Surveillance footage revealed a 27-year-old male 
from Rancho Cucamonga started a fire on the restaurant 
patio and fled when it self-extinguished. The suspect 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

Saturday, September 29:

 At approximately 1:33 a.m., an officer 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 bait 
packages to combat the increase in package thefts from 
residential areas. An investigation revealed the suspect 
was in possession of the stolen package and its contents. A 
records check revealed the 48-year-old male from Arcadia 
had three outstanding misdemeanor warrants. During a 
search of the suspect, the officer located a meth pipe. The 
suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City 
Jail for booking. 

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MONROVIA, CA – On Sept. 18, 2018, Monrovia 
Fire & Rescue gathered for a department wide 
workshop with the purpose of strengthening their 
ethos and values within the organization. The fire 
department began by reviewing the culture of the 
department, then completed a series of exercises 
to build trust and solidify relationships amongst 
each other. 

 “We are fortunate to have such talented and 
values driven employees,” said Fire Chief Brad 
Dover, “the purpose of the training was to 
capitalize on our strengths, ensuring we sustain 
the momentum as we look towards the future. 
We also took an honest look at where we can 
improve and created a road map to help us get 

As shifts are normally divided into three, it is 
extremely rare to have everyone together. The 
first-ever department wide training allowed for 
all firefighters and administrative personnel to 
work collaboratively.

 “It’s not every day our whole organization gets 
an opportunity to gather and delve into a topic 
as important as the one covered in our training,” 
said Firefighter-Paramedic Hennessy Cabiles. “As 
each person shared their thoughts on our values 
it became evident that each person brought values 
and is of value to the organization.” 

 Facilitated by All American Leadership, a 
company specializing in helping organizations 
attain high performing cultures, the training 
was held at the Doubletree Hotel and paid for 
with funds provided by the California Firefighter 
Apprentice Program.

By Joan Schmidt

Recently, three very special events occurred in 
Monrovia. The High School celebrated its 125 year; 
Town Council Member Linda Sells and I attended 
the School District’s Reception. Principal McGinnis 
welcomed us and past principals also attended. 
Senator Anthony Portantino, Assemblyman Chris 
Holden, Monrovia Mayor Tom Adams, Council 
Member Larry Spicer, and City Treasurer Steve 
Baker also were on hand for festivities.

School Board President Terrence Williams gave an 
excellent speech highlighting the great achievements 
not only of the high school, but throughout the 
district. A few include Monrovia High Robotics 
Team competed in second World Championships, 
Senior Nathan Nakamura recognized as National 
Merit Scholar Finalist, two HS seniors participated 
in the Young Legislators Program hosted by 
Assemblyman Holden, learning about the 
legislature process and relationship between local 
and state governments, third graders competed in 
a Math Bee, and more than 600 Monrovia Unified 
instrumental and vocal students performed in the 
seventh annual Superstars of Music Showcase. 

We also heard from Dr. Katherine Thorossian, 
MUSD Superintendent and Dr. McGinnis. The 
success of a district goes back to its leaders and 
these two fine individuals are committed to 
Monrovia as are its current School Board Members, 
Terrence Williams, Ed Gililland, Chris Murphy, 
Rob Hammond and Bryan Wong.

Keynote speaker was High School Senior Kate 
Weisner, a member of the U.S. Soccer Team at 
the 2016 Women’s Championship in Grenada, 
which won a regional title and berth to the 2016 
FIFA Women’s World Cup. In the fall, Kate heads 
to Penn State and soccer there. She has maintained 
a 4.2 grade average. Kate is described on a field as 
“competitive, tenacious, and resilient”. She holds So 
CA’s age group long jump record with a leap 14’6’’ 
at age 11.

Kate spoke warmly of Monrovia High School-her 
years there, how kind and helpful everyone is, what 
a great learning experience it has been.

After her speech, Kate was called back to the 
Podium and was presented with a Certificate from 
the Monrovia School Board.

All the dignitaries made Presentations to the 
Dr. Thorassian and the School Board. It was a 
wonderful evening.

On a recent Saturday, Foothill Unity Center 
honored Dr. Kendall at a small reception. (He 
has left the area for his career and returns once a 
month to teach piano. All lesson fees are donated 
to the Center.) Terrence Williams, Vice President of 
the Town Council and I presented a Certificate of 
Recognition to Dr. Kendall for all the funds brought 
to Foothill Unity Center and for all the Friday night 
concerts at the Monrovia Street Fair.

Thank you, Monrovia PD’s Sergeant Juarez and 
Officer Vanderburg . The y were recently honored 
by the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). 
The MPAC had received a call from Emma Ali. She 
was out walking one night, and a neighbor called 
the police about a “suspicious” person. Ms. Ali had 
interaction with MPD and was very appreciative of 
the “exceptionally thoughtful and empathetic way” 
in which they handled the overall situation. MPAC 
called MPD and want to thank the officers. They 
came to the Police Station with about 40 people 
to honor the officers. CBS2 carried the story. Yes, 
there’s been great happenings in Monrovia!


MONROVIA, CA – With the leaves turning 
crisps and the weather cooling down, community 
members have a plethora of events and activities to 
look forward to. All are encouraged to visit www. to view the calendar of all 
events taking place this season. 

 Old Town Fall Festival

On Oct. 13, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., the City of 
Monrovia, Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board 
and Old Town Merchants will present the Old Town 
Fall Festival. There will be music in Old Town, a 
Canyon Park Plant Sale in Library Park, fall crafts, 
face painting, and hay wagon rides beginning at 
2 p.m. for $2 per person. For furry friends, there 
will be a pet agility course in Library Park and a 
Community Dog Costume Parade through Old 

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