Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, October 20, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, October 20, 2018 



For the period of Sunday, October 7th, through Saturday, 
October 13th, the Police Department responded to 895 calls 
for service, of which 119 required formal investigations. The 
following is a summary report of the major incidents handled 
by the Department during this period.

Sunday, October 7:

 Just after 6:30 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle illegally 
parked in a handicapped parking stall while patrolling the 
parking lot of the Extended Stay Hotel, 401 East Santa Clara 
Street. Further investigation revealed the vehicle displayed a 
fraudulent 2018 registration sticker, had expired registration, 
outstanding parking tickets and no proof of insurance. The 
owner of the vehicle was contacted and issued a citation for 
the violations. His vehicle was impounded. 

 At approximately 6:30 p.m., officers responded to a vacant 
residence in the 1000 block of South Sixth Avenue regarding 
the report of a burglary. The officers discovered damage to a 
large area of drywall near the back door of the residence and 
an open bathroom window. It appeared that no property 
had been taken. The investigation is ongoing. 

Monday, October 8:

 Just after noon, an officer was dispatched to Lens Crafters, 
400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a theft report. It was 
discovered that the suspect had stolen four pairs of glasses. 
Video footage revealed that after the suspect tried on a pair 
of glasses he would place them into his front pocket. After a 
salesperson approached him, he walked out of the store and 
exited the mall. The investigation is ongoing. 

 Just before 3:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to LA 
Fitness, 1325 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding the report 
of a vehicle burglary. The unknown suspect smashed the 
rear passenger side window and stole the victim’s wallet and 
cellphone. The suspect made several purchases with the 
victim’s stolen credit cards. No suspects were seen and no 
witnesses were located.

Tuesday, October 9:

 Just before 9:30 a.m., an officer responded to the 
intersection of Duarte Road and Golden West Avenue 
regarding the report of a man standing in lanes of traffic. 
The officer contacted the subject and noticed symptoms of 
alcohol intoxication. He determined the subject was unable 
to care for himself. The 26-year-old male from Palm Springs 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

 At approximately 3:00 p.m., officers responded to 
LA Fitness, 1325 South Baldwin Avenue, 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. The suspect 
was located with the bicycle. He was also found to be in 
possession of bolt cutters, methamphetamine and drug 
paraphernalia. The 27-year-old male from El Monte 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

Wednesday, October 10:

 Just after 8:00 a.m., an officer was dispatched to 7 Eleven, 
102 East Huntington Drive, regarding the report of a 
suspicious male subject peering through bushes. The subject 
was contacted and was discovered to be in possession of 
drug paraphernalia. He also had an outstanding warrant for 
his arrest. The 28-year-old male from Azusa was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

 At approximately 4:30 p.m., officers responded to a 
residence in the 700 block of Arcadia Avenue regarding 
a burglary report. The suspect forcefully entered the 
apartment, ransacked the interior, damaged property 
and stole items before fleeing the scene. Another 
victim reported that the same suspect had vandalized 
her vehicle with a butcher knife. An officer located the 
suspect walking with two long boxes containing butcher 
knives. The 27-year-old male from Rancho Cucamonga 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

Thursday, October 11:

 Just after noon, officers were dispatched to a residence 
in the 2400 block of Doolittle Avenue regarding a domestic 
dispute. A female and male were involved in an argument 
over lunch. The female left the room to lay down when 
the male followed her, climbed on top of her and choked 
her. The 19-year-old male from Arcadia was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

 Just before 9:00 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the area 
of North Santa Anita Avenue and East Foothill Boulevard 
regarding the report of a vehicle swerving in lanes of traffic. 
The officer located the vehicle with loud music blaring, the 
engine running, and the driver asleep. Upon contacting the 
driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting 
from him. Through a series of tests, the officer determined 
the 26-year-old male from Pasadena was driving under the 
influence of an alcoholic beverage with a suspended license. 
He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

Friday, October 12: 

 Just after midnight, an officer patrolling the area of First 
Avenue and Wheeler Avenue observed a male subject riding 
a bicycle on the sidewalk in a business district. The officer 
contacted the subject and discovered he was in possession 
of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The 41-year-
old male from Glendora was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

1. Just before 2:00 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Santa 
Anita Park, 285 West Huntington Drive, regarding a 
fraud report. A male subject was being detained for using 
counterfeit $100 dollar bills to place bets. The 57-year-old 
male from Anaheim was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Saturday, October 13:

 At approximately 1:18 a.m., officers responded to the 
front counter of the Arcadia Police Department regarding 
the report of a battery. The female victim drove to the 
suspect’s place of work to pick him up. They began to argue 
about their relationship when the male subject punched the 
female in her mouth causing her to bleed. The investigation 
is ongoing. 

 Just after 11:00 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 100 block of East Saint Joseph Avenue regarding the 
report of a domestic disturbance. The male subject became 
irate when his girlfriend asked him to leave. He threw a 
nightstand at her, injuring her arms and legs. The suspect, 
a 29-year-old male from Arcadia, was located, arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

October 19, 2018 - The City of Arcadia was named 
one of the top safest cities in California by SafeWise.
com, a professional safety review and comparison 
website. There are 486 cities in California, and 
Arcadia was ranked 44th out of the top 50 safest 
cities. The Arcadia Police Department continues to 
be one of the premier law enforcement agencies in 
the state.

 “The City of Arcadia has always taken great 
pride in our public safety efforts,” said Mayor Sho 
Tay. “Even as we face difficult financial challenges, 
we are still committed to keeping our City a 
safe and welcoming place for families, visitors, 
and businesses. We are honored to receive this 

 To identify the 50 safest cities in California, analyzed the 2016 FBI Crime 
Report Statistics and population data. The 
website’s evaluation is based on the number 
of reported violent crimes in each city, with a 
calculated rate of crimes per 1,000 people in 
each city. For more information or to see the 
full report please visit:

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.

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NOVEMBER 1, 2018

“What’s Going On?”

News and Views from Joan Schmidt


by Joan Schmidt

Several people have come up to 
me and asked my opinion in the 
upcoming elections. Upfront, I 
must explain I am on the Monrovia 
Arcadia Duarte Town Council; we 
are a 501 c3 nonprofit. As a group we may NOT 
endorse anyone. However, as an individual resident, 
I have lived in Monrovia for 33 years; my girls are 
Monrovia High graduates. I also have ties to Duarte; 
I attended all their City Council Meetings, and was 
on the Duarte Education Foundation. At that time, 
I was writing for the San Gabriel Valley Examiner, 
a newspaper just starting out and welcomed 
EVERYTHING I submitted. Soon I attended 
Sheriff’s events and reported on their activities as 
well as the CHP and LA County Fire Department.

 I feel Mike Eng is the BEST candidate for State 
Senate. Mike is a visionary and his experience is 
UNMATCHED. I met Mike in 2001; I was covering 
LASD’s Know Gangs, No Gangs daylong seminar 
with several excellent guest speakers and attended 
by several law enforcement agencies. Mike Eng, 
sponsored this wonderful event and a second one, 
the following year.

 I recently located an old 2003 column when Eng 
was running for Monterey Park City Council. We 
attended his Kick-off Rally; my subsequent article 
was Mike Eng, A Visionary Leader. At his Rally, 
I learned he was 2002 CA Association Library 
Trustee of the Year; Member of the Monterey Park 
Library Board of Trustees and Eastside Optimist 
Club; President, Chinese Advisory Group, LASD; 
2002 Award for Community Service, Monterey 
Park Library Foundation; established Mark Keppel 
High School Community Service Scholarship; 
started Neighborhood Watch in his neighborhood; 
Monterey Park Volunteer of the Year; UCLA 
Graduate; and Immigration Attorney, 28 years.

 A few months ago, Bob and I attended his kickoff 
rally. Many officials spoke for Mike, including 
Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, Supervisor 
Hilda Solis, State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, San 
Gabriel Mayor Pro Tem Jason Pu, Rosemead Mayor 
Polly Low, Alhambra School Board Member, Adele 
Andrade-Staler, West Covina Mayor Pro Tem Lloyd 
Johnson, State Controller Becky Yee, State Controller 
John Cheng, and Congresswoman Judy Chu, Eng’s 

 An opponent tried to say Eng did not support 
Law Enforcement. That’s crazy! He sponsored 
many of their events! LASD’s ALADS and 
Supervisor Barger have endorsed him. (Visit www.

 Locally, I am supporting Terrence Williams, 
current Monrovia School Board President for 
reelection. He had done so much in his first years on 
the board, working non-stop to improve education 
in Monrovia for ALL students. Over in Duarte, I am 
hoping two fine incumbents, Reyna Diaz and Ken 
Bell are reelected.

 My advice is to learn everything you can about 
the candidate, attend any public forums and then 
decide which candidate! Most importantly, PLEASE 

As mentioned previously, on June 30, 2018, 
during a City-coordinated block party on Ivy 
Avenue, residents voiced their concerns over the 
requirement that they obtain permits in order 
to park overnight on residential City streets 
located south of Huntington Drive, north of the 
210 Freeway, and in-between Primrose Avenue 
and Shamrock Avenue. Historically, the City 
had instituted permit parking requirements as 
a crime deterrent, however, given the advances 
that have been made through the Monrovia 
Area Partnership, Community Activist Policing, 
and Neighborhood Watch programs, residents 
indicated that permit parking in the area was no 
longer necessary.

 Based on this feedback from residents, staff 
presented proposed changes to the City Council 
on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, and after some 
deliberation, the City authorized the elimination 
of residential permit parking requirements in the 
street segments listed below (and outlined on the 

• Monrovista Avenue, between Shamrock Avenue 
and California Avenue

• The north side of Hurstview Avenue, between 
Shamrock Avenue and California Avenue

• Cypress Avenue, between Myrtle Avenue and 
Shamrock Avenue

• Cherry Avenue, between Myrtle Avenue and 
Sherman Avenue

• Los Angeles Avenue, between Myrtle Avenue 
and Shamrock Avenue

• Ivy Avenue, between Huntington Drive and Los 
Angeles Avenue

• California Avenue, between Huntington Drive 
and Los Angeles Avenue

• Sherman Avenue, between Cypress Avenue and 
Los Angeles Avenue

• Montana Avenue, between Myrtle Avenue and 
Primrose Avenue

• East Cypress Avenue, between California 
Avenue and Shamrock Avenue

Additionally, that same evening, the City Council 
approved implementing a new overnight permit 
parking program for recreational vehicles, better 
known as “RVs”. Now, any RV that parks on 
City streets overnight will be required to obtain 
a permit from the Police Department. This new 
regulation, which will go into effect on November 
1, 2018, requires that any RV owner who wants 
to park on a City street is required to first obtain 
the consent of the property owner in front of 
which the RV is parked. Technical requirements 
associated with the RV parking rules include the 

• The ordinance will require that anyone who 
purchases a “RV Permit” be the registered owner 
of the RV and a Monrovia resident. In addition, 
non-residents would be eligible to obtain a “RV 
Guest Permit.”

• The “RV Permit” will be available for purchase 
for $5.00 per day. The permit would remain valid 
for up to a 3 day period. To file an application for 
a RV permit, the resident or entity who owns the 
RV would be required to provide the appropriate 
vehicle information and a signature agreeing to 
all terms and conditions of the permit, including 
limiting one RV permit for each residential 
address in the city. 

• Visitors may purchase a “RV Guest Permit” for 
$5.00 per day. The permit would remain valid for 
3 days, and “RV Guest Permits” would be issued 
for a residential address for no more than six total 
calendar days in a one-month period, provided 
that all conditions set forth in the ordinance are 
met. A RV guest permit requires the same vehicle 
information, along with the signature of the city 
resident / property owner who agrees to the terms 
and conditions of the RV guest permit on their 
guests’ behalf. The permits allow the RV guest 
owner to park along the curb within the same 
block as the residence / property listed on the 
application for which the permit was issued.

• As a matter of public safety and MMC, the 
permit does not exempt the RV owner from 
parking in unauthorized locations or manner 
that is otherwise prohibited by this code or by 
the California Vehicle Code, including street 
sweeping days. Permittees must also abide by 
the list of activities prohibited, such as utilizing 
cords, hoses, and cables that cross a parkway, 
street, or sidewalk; using external power sources 
without limitation; or connecting to the public 
sewer system. If the Permittee does not follow 
the guidelines, parking citations may be issued 
pursuant to Chapter 10.17 “Parking Citation 
Processing” of the MMC. If the Permittee receives 
three parking citations, the Chief of Police or his 
designee may revoke their permit.

• Other circumstances where the Chief of Police 
or his designee has the authority to revoke 
RV permits and RV guest permits are if the 
Permittee’s RV becomes inoperable, falls into a 
state of disrepair, or violates Chapter 10 of the 
Monrovia Municipal Code.

Judy Chu and Mike Eng

Terrance Williams

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