Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, November 10, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, November 10, 2018 



The Recreation and Community Services Department is offering a Fall Kid’s Camp at Highland 
Oaks Elementary School, 10 Virginia Road, Arcadia starting Monday, November 19 
to Wednesday, November 21 from 8am-6pm. Each day is filled with fun group activities including 
crafts, board games, movies, and snacks for youth ages 5-12. Parents are able to sign 
their children up for one day or all three. Fall camp is $27 per child per day. To register in 
person come by our office or you can go to the city’s website at under 
the Recreation and Community Services Department.

The winter “Buzz” is on line now and displays programs and classes for the 2018 winter 
season. Do you want to know what the “Buzz” is about in Arcadia? A copy of “The Peacock 
Buzz” will be mailed to Arcadia residents next week and will be in our office soon! Registration 
for the winter season begins November 19 on-line for residents only and walk-in 
begins November 26 for everyone. For more questions, please contact the Recreation Department 
at 626.574.5113.

For the period of Sunday, October 28th, through Saturday, 
November 3rd, the Police Department responded to 1,007 calls 
for service, of which 122 required formal investigations. The 
following is a summary report of the major incidents handled 
by the Department during this period.

Sunday, October 28:

 Shortly before 12:32 a.m., officers responded to a residence 
in the 1200 block of Oakglen Avenue regarding a burglary 
report. An investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) pried 
open a rear sliding door, ransacked the home, and fled with 
$9,000.00 in cash from a small safe. The investigation is 

 At approximately 9:04 a.m., officers responded to the 
intersection of Duarte Road and Holly Avenue regarding a 
suspect seen taking mail from multiple mail boxes. Officers 
located the suspect and determined he was in possession of 
the stolen mail, a blank check, fraudulent cash, and stolen 
debit and credit cards. The 37-year-old male from San 
Gabriel was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking. 

Monday, October 29:

 Just after 12:02 a.m., officers responded to the intersection 
of Temple City Boulevard and Duarte Road regarding a 
vehicle blocking the roadway. They located the parked 
vehicle and discovered the driver had fallen asleep at the 
wheel. Through a series of tests, the officer determined the 
suspect was driving under the influence of marijuana and 
alcohol. The 28-year-old male from Temple City was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

 At approximately 8:09 a.m., an officer conducted an 
enforcement stop on a vehicle in the area of Longden Avenue 
and Second Avenue for driving with expired registration. 
The driver, a 19-year-old female from Arcadia, was previous 
cited by Arcadia Police Department for driving with expired 
registration and she failed to renew her registration by the 
deadline. She was cited and released in the field. Her car was 
impounded for having eight outstanding parking citations. 

 Around 10:53 a.m., an officer responded to Arcadia 
Market Place, 288 East Live Oak Avenue, regarding a 
grand theft report. An investigation revealed unknown 
suspect(s) opened an unsecured electrical panel door and 
stole approximately $3,000.00 worth of circuit breakers. No 
suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 

 Just before 3:14 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 1100 block of Encanto Drive, regarding a burglary 
report. The officer discovered the suspect(s) broke a window 
panel from a rear door, they ransacked the home, and fled 
with coins, a check book, and a silver container. No suspects 
were seen and no witnesses were located. 

Tuesday, October 30:

 At about 11:04 p.m., an officer responded to the 1000 
block of South Baldwin Drive regarding a grand theft report. 
Sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on October 
30th, an unknown suspect cut and stole the victim’s catalytic 
converter from his Ford F-250. No suspects were seen and no 
witnesses were located. 

Wednesday, October 31:

 Shortly after 8:28 a.m., an officer responded to the area 
of 100 East La Sierra Drive 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. The suspects also had 9-year-old in 
the car at the time of the crime. The 41-year-old female from 
Glendora and a 39-year-old male from South El Monte were 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
The male driver was also driving with a suspended license. 
The Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) was 

 Before 9:33 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in 
the 100 block of West Longden Avenue regarding a fraud 
report. The victim discovered an unknown suspect made a 
fraudulent purchase on their credit card at a gas station in 
Garden Grove. The victim does not know how the suspect 
obtained her personal information or the identity of the 
suspect. The victim was in possession of her card at the time 
the crime was committed.

Thursday, November 1:

 Around 8:09 a.m., an officer responded to Q Gifts, 11746 
Clark Street, Unit A, regarding a commercial burglary report. 
The officer determined unknown suspect(s) forced entry 
through the main door, stole backpacks and a box of t-shirts, 
and punctured a hole in the wall in an attempt to enter the 
adjoining office. No suspects were seen and no witnesses 
were located. 

Friday, November 2: 

 At about 12:13 a.m., officers initiated an enforcement 
stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Baldwin Avenue 
and Gate 8 of the Santa Anita Race Track for driving without 
license plates on the vehicle. Upon contacting the driver, the 
61-year-old male transient from Arcadia was seen with a 
meth pipe in the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, the 
officer located nine fraudulent $100 bills. A records check 
revealed the suspect also had an outstanding felony warrant. 
He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

 Just before 1:26 p.m., an officer responded to the 200 block 
of West Foothill Boulevard regarding a fraud report. The 
victim reported receiving a letter from PayPal stating he had 
opened a credit card with them. The victim didn’t authorize 
a new card be issued to him. The victim does not know how 
the suspect obtained his personal information or the identity 
of the suspect. 

Saturday, November 3:

 Shortly after 12:24 a.m., officers responded to the 12300 
block of Lower Azusa Road regarding a burglary in progress. 
Surveillance footage revealed the suspect likely entered 
the business through an unlocked front door and fled with 
a charging cord. The suspect was gone by the time officers 

 The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male 
with a goatee and seen wearing a grey baseball hat, a Puma 
backpack, and dark pants. The investigation is ongoing. 

 At approximately 7:49 a.m., officers responded to 
a residence in the 00 block of Genoa Street regarding 
a battery report. An investigation revealed the female 
victim was choked by the suspect after she declined his 
advances. The suspect, a 55-year-old male from Covina, 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking. A records check revealed the victim, a 
34-year-old from Huntington Park, had an outstanding 
misdemeanor warrant. She too was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Campus TourTHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH @ 9AMCALL TODAY TO RSVP 626.301.9809822 Bradbourne Ave. Duarte, CA 91010 office@foothilloaksacademy.orgPRESCHOOL - 8TH GRADE
Celebration Scheduled For November 29th


I hope that everyone will join me in congratulating our 
very own Police Lieutenant Tom Loy as he prepares to 
retire after 32 years of dedicated service to Monrovia and 
its residents! Having started working for our community 
in 1986 as a Reserve Police Officer, Tom has dedicated over 
3 decades of his life to ensuring that our community could 
be the safest place possible. Among his notable career 
accomplishments, Tom was instrumental in administering 
our gang injunction program, and he also served for 14 
years as the Sergeant in charge of our Special Enforcement 

 A celebration of Tom’s career is scheduled to take place on 
November 29, 2018, at the Marriott Hotel, and we do hope 
you will be able to join us that evening so that we can all 
collectively thank Tom for his tremendous service. To 
RSVP for the event, please contact Lori Le Veque, Office 
Administrator at the Monrovia Police Department, at 
(626) 256-8098, or via email at lleveque@monrovia.laclen.

 For additional information, please see the event flyer 
below, and on behalf of everyone here at the City… many 
thanks Tom for all that you have given to our organization 
and community.

DUARTE, CA, November 7, 2018– Duarte residents set the 
course for the community’s future November 6th by 
electing its first, seven member, by District City Council 
and by deciding to ban the sale and discharge of legal 
fireworks in the City. 

Twelve candidates vied for four District based seats with 
residents returning long-time incumbents Margaret Finlay 
and Tzeitel Paras Caracci to their new District seats. 
Specifically, in District No. 1, Paras Caracci, local business 
owner of “See Jack Play” defeated Dolores Ortiz, a 
Production Manager and in District No. 4, Margaret Finlay, 
a six-term Mayor and immediate Past President of the 
Southern California Association of Governments defeated 
David Van de Wetering, a Management Assistant. 

The race also featured two new Districts Nos. 6 and 7 that 
each had four candidates. In District No. 6, Bryan Urias, a 
Director from the Upper San Gabriel Municipal Water 
District came out on top against his other three opponents: 
Art Rodriguez Jr., a Business Consultant, Cesar Andres 
Garcia, a Business Person/Entertainer, and Evangelina 
Sanchez, an Educator. In District No. 7, with close to 50% of 
the vote, Jocelyn Nunez, a Healthcare Professional defeated 
Jarrett Stoltzfus, a Transportation Management 
Professional, Mike Sharble, a Service Director, and Jack 
Corson Chang, a Business Owner. No candidate filed 
against incumbent Samuel Kang in District No. 5 allowing 
the Council to re-appoint him to another four-year term 
earlier this year in a special meeting. 

By a little over 1 percent, the Duarte community closely 
voted to ban the sale and discharge of safe and sane 
fireworks in the City by approving Measure F, 50.83% to 
49.17%. Note: mail in and provisional ballots have not been 
counted which could effect the final official outcome of the 
measure. Earlier this year, the Duarte City Council had 
voted to put the measure prohibiting the sale of and 
discharge of legal fireworks starting in 2019 before the 
voters on the upcoming November 2018 ballot. Prior to 
that vote and over the last few years, a growing number of 
residents had begun to express significant concern 
regarding the sale and discharge of both legal and illegal 
fireworks in the City. Safe and sane fireworks sales and 
usage had been legal in the City since incorporation in 

The Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder’s Office does 
not officially certify election results until December 4, 2018. 
Per City ordinance, the newly elected Councilmembers and 
the annual City Council reorganization meeting where a 
new Mayor will be selected occurs at the first meeting in 
December or December 11th. For additional information 
on the election or ballot measure results, please call Duarte 
City Hall at 626 357-7931. 





In November 2016, LA County voters approved 
Measure M, which is a .-cent sales tax 
increase, which is expected to generate around 
$120 billion over the next 40 years for transportation 
enhancements across the region. As 
part of the authorized funding formula, a certain 
portion of Measure M funds have been set 
aside for different regions within LA County, 
and in mid-2017, Metro approved a process 
through which those funds would be distributed 
to sub-regional areas.


For the San Gabriel Valley, the San Gabriel Valley 
Council of Governments (SGVCOG) was 
the entity selected to distribute the Measure 
M Subregional Funds, and during the current 
5-year funding cycle, there is an estimated 
~$31.7 million in available funding for local 
transportation projects. As the SGVCOG has 
worked to distribute those funds, Monrovia 
submitted a grant request asking for $4 million 
to make various active transportation enhancements 
at our I-210 Freeway underpasses, and in 
the area around Station Square. 


Based on the current review process engaged by 
the SGVCOG, we are so pleased to share that after 
review by 4 different SGVCOG committees, 
Monrovia’s $4 million grant request has been 
recommended for formal approval! The full 
SGVCOG Board is scheduled to consider the 
approval at their meeting in November 2018.


We are hopeful that these funds will be awarded 
to the City here in the near future, as staff has 
engaged project delivery efforts to ensure that 
we will be able to make the underpass and Station 
Square traffic improvements identified in 
our grant request. 

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