Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, October 27, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, October 27, 2018 




For the period of Sunday, October 14th, through Saturday, 
October 20th, the Police Department responded to 985 calls 
for service, of which 128 required formal investigations. The 
following is a summary report of the major incidents 
handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, October 14:

Shortly before 2:42 a.m., an officer responded to the 
intersection of Santa Anita Avenue and Duarte Road 
regarding the 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 in their vehicle. A 32-year-old 
male from Baldwin Park and a 33 year-old female from 
Baldwin Park were arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking.

 At approximately 11:18 a.m., an officer responded to 
the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a 
vehicle burglary that occurred in the 600 block of West 
Huntington Drive the previous day. The officer discovered 
an unknown suspect entered the unlocked vehicle and 
stole the victim’s wallet, $2,800.00 cash, and credit cards. 
The suspect then used the victim’s credit card at a nearby 
Carl’s Jr. The investigation is ongoing. 

Monday, October 15: 

Just after 1:21 p.m., officers responded to a residence in 
the 2400 block of South Sixth Avenue regarding a 
residential burglary report. The victim witnessed two 
suspects in his backyard attempting to enter his home. 
The suspects were scared off and fled on foot.

 They are described as black males, 18 to 21-years-old, 
approximately 5’10” to 6’ tall, thin builds, and both were 
seen wearing hooded sweatshirts. The investigation is 

 At approximately 10:17 p.m., an officer responded to a 
residence in the 200 block of Hacienda Drive regarding a 
residential burglary report. An investigation revealed

unknown suspects smashed a rear window and ransacked 
the second floor. A locked safe inside a locked closet was 
found pried open. The reported loss is jewelry, cash, and 
a passport. The investigation is ongoing. 

Tuesday, October 16:

Around 12:36 p.m., officers responded to Victoria’s 
Secret, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a grand 
theft report. Witnesses stated a female suspect stole 
$2,600.00 worth of merchandise and was seen fleeing in 
a Mercedes Benz sedan. Officers located the vehicle on 
the 210 Freeway and conducted an enforcement stop. 
The driver, a 23-year-old female from North Las Vegas, 
was identified as the suspect who committed the theft. 
The suspect also had an outstanding misdemeanor 
warrant for her arrest. She was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

 Just before 7:17 p.m., an officer responded to Matt 
Denny’s Alehouse, 145 East Huntington Drive, 
regarding a commercial burglary report. The officer 
determined an unknown suspect forced open the rear 
patio gate and stole an electric scooter. The investigation 
is ongoing. 

Wednesday, October 17:

 At about 1:10 a.m., an officer responded to the 100 
block of East Huntington Drive regarding a stolen 
vehicle report. Sometime during the previous night, 
unknown suspec(s) stole the victim’s 2011 BMW 
SUV from the parking lot across from Matt Denny’s.

 The investigation is ongoing. 

 Shortly after 11:10 a.m., an officer responded to a 
residence in the 1700 block of Louise Avenue 
regarding a domestic violence assault report. The 
victim, an elderly female, stated her elderly husband 
whipped the backside of her neck with a towel, 
leaving a visible red mark. The investigation is 

 Before 10:23 p.m., officers responded to Pizza Hut, 
121 East Foothill Boulevard, regarding a robbery that 
had just occurred. Two male suspects entered the 
store, brandished a handgun, and stole approximately 
$150.00 from the cash register. A third suspect was 
seen outside acting as a lookout. 

 The suspects are described as black males, 20 to 
30-years-old, 5’9” to 6’ tall, and all were seen wearing 
hooded sweatshirts. The investigation is ongoing. 

Thursday, October 18:

Around 10:07 a.m., an officer responded to the 00 
block of East Huntington Drive regarding a 
drunkenness report. The officer located the 23-year-
old male from Arcadia and discovered he was under 
the influence of an alcoholic beverage and unable to 
care for himself. He was arrested and transported to 
the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Friday, October 19: 

At about 10:55 a.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 1100 block of Fallen Leaf Road regarding a 
battery report. An investigation revealed an altercation 
ensued between two brothers resulting in one brother 
pushing and grabbing the other. The suspect, a 51 year-
old male from Arcadia, was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

 Just before 1:51 p.m., an officer responded to the 
front counter of the Arcadia Police Department 
regarding a grand theft report. An investigation 
revealed an unknown suspect operating under the 
guise of a potential employer scammed the victim out 
of $3,450.30.

 The investigation is ongoing. 

Saturday, October 20:

Shortly after 8:00 a.m., officers responded to the 300 
block of West Duarte Road regarding the activation 
of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker. The 
suspect was located nearby and was in possession of 
the stolen package and contents. The 60-year-old 
male from Sherman Oaks was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

 At approximately 1:30 p.m., an officer responded to 
a residence in the 100 block of La Sierra Drive 
regarding a mail theft report. The officer discovered 
an unknown suspect forced entry into a locked 
mailbox sometime during the previous three days. 
The investigation is ongoing. 

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, 365 
Campus Drive and is open to the public. The Fall 
Craft Fair is free and will feature many one-of-a-
kind items: jewelry, sweaters, flower arrangements, 
pillows, wreaths, t-shirts, ornaments and other 
beautiful hand-crafted treasures. A live band, 
Global Affair, will provide music entertainment and 
there will be two $50 gift card drawings during the 
event. For more information please contact the 
Recreation and Community Services Department 
Senior Services at 626.574.5130. 

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 


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Monrovia High’s band opened the Homecoming game on Oct. 12, and kept the crowd excited with music 
they could sing along to.

MONROVIA, CA – Community members filled 
the Monrovia High School bleachers on Oct. 12, 
chanting for the Wildcats and supporting breast cancer 
Awareness by dressing in all pink during Monrovia’s 
Homecoming game.

 The game, which doubled as a celebration for the 
school’s 125th anniversary, brought students, families 
and alumni together to share their pride for Monrovia.

 For 125 years, Monrovia High has provided students 
with quality academic and athletic programs that 
include a Math and Science Academy, Theatre Arts 
Conservatory, Humanities Academy, Sports Medicine 
pathway, Digital Media Arts Academy and Early 
College program.

 “Our Homecoming game is a great opportunity for 
us to not only celebrate our high school, but also invite 
back all of our alumni,” Principal Kirk McGinnis said. 
“These 125 years represent persistence, tradition and 
dedication. I don’t know many schools in this area that 
have been around that long, and I think it is a testament 
to the work we have done as a District.”

 During halftime, Board of Education President 
Terrence Williams expressed his pride of being a 
part of Monrovia’s community, leading the crowd 
in singing Happy Birthday to the school. The 
Homecoming Court also was presented, naming 
senior Anthony Tyus and senior Jessica Mejia King 
and Queen. The halftime celebration was concluded 
by a fireworks show.

 “Throughout my time serving on the Board of 
Education, many Wildcats have gone on to continue 
their success after graduation, and I know their 
success is credited to the opportunities offered to 
them here,” Williams said. “All of us here tonight are 
the perfect representation of what it means to be a 

 The Wildcats secured the win over La Canada, 
42-0, when the game was cut at halftime due to a 
lightning storm.


“We are very proud of our student athletes who 
played exceptionally well during their Homecoming 
game,” Superintendent Katherine Thorossian said. 
“We are excited to be celebrating 125 years and look 
forward to providing our students with rigorous 
academic programs and pathways for years to 

MONROVIA, CA – The City of Monrovia, in 
partnership with Daylight Limited LLC, has 
received a prestigious California Preservation 
Foundation (Foundation) Award for the 
rehabilitation of the Historic Santa Fe Depot 
(Depot). The Foundation honors the dedication 
of those who protect, preserve and restore 
historic places in California including 
government agencies, non-profit organizations 
and developers.

 “The Historic Santa Fe Depot is a community 
treasure whose history is completely intertwined 
with the development of the City,” said Council 
Member Gloria Crudgington. 

 Despite numerous hurdles, the City recognized 
the Depot as one of Monrovia’s most historically 
significant buildings. Until recent years, the 
Depot sat dormant and as a result had fallen into 
disrepair. The project included the repair, 
restoration and rehabilitation of the Depot, 
allowing it to be repurposed as a restaurant.

 “There were so many people and groups that 
played a part in bringing this building back to 
life” said Craig Jimenez, Director of Community 
Development. “The City Council provided the 
vision and funding. The Historic Preservation 
Commission gave tremendous support to ensure 
the rehabilitation maintained the architectural 
integrity. City staff, from all departments, were 
instrumental in the day-to-day oversight and 
implementation of the plans. Most importantly, 
the community for being vocal supporters of the 

 Although the Depot was originally built in 
1926, the area that makes up Station Square has 
been Monrovia’s transportation hub since 1887. 
The rehabilitation of the Depot connects the past 
with the future of transportation in the 

 Monrovia’s most iconic historic landmark is 
now ready for a unique operator to bring a 
special dining experience. For more information 
on the Depot or to inquire about restaurant 
opportunities, visit the City of Monrovia online

Monrovia High Principal Kirk McGinnis (left) and 
Board President Terrence Williams talk about their 
pride for Monrovia High’s academic success. Williams 
helped lead the crowd in singing Happy Birthday to 
the school to celebrate its 125th anniversary during 
the Homecoming game on Oct. 12.

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