Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, November 24, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, November 24, 2018 



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and December 21. 

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P.O. Box 60021

Arcadia, CA 91066-6021

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 & 
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For the period of Sunday, November 11th, through 
Saturday, November 17th, the Police Department 
responded to 934 calls for service, of which 113 required 
formal investigations. The following is a summary report 
of the major incidents handled by the Department during 
this period.

Sunday, November 11:

 Shortly before 8:04 a.m., officers responded to the 
1100 block of West Duarte Road regarding a hit and 
run traffic collision. An ongoing family dispute resulted 
in the suspect driving his vehicle up onto the curb and 
striking his bicycling relative. The victim sustained 
minor injuries and the suspect, a 57-year-old male from 
San Gabriel, was arrested and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking. 

 At approximately 2:24 p.m., an officer responded to 
Burlington, 1201 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a 
shoplifting report. Loss prevention staff concluded the 
suspect, a 33-year-old male from Tarzana, had stolen 
more than $200.00 worth of merchandise before exiting 
the store, failing to make payment. Officers attempted to 
arrest him but he fled. He was ultimately apprehended, 
arrested, and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

Monday, November 12:

 Just after 2:47 p.m., an officer initiated an enforcement 
stop on a bicyclist in the area of Camino Real Avenue and 
Tenth Avenue for riding against traffic. Upon contacting 
the rider, the 52-year-old male from Monrovia admitted 
to having two outstanding misdemeanor warrants and to 
being in possession of a meth pipe. He was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. During 
the booking process, it was discovered he attempted to 
bring methamphetamine into the jail. This offense was 
added to his list of charges. 

 At approximately 4:53 p.m., officers responded to the 
Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding 
a battery that occurred at the Santa Anita Race Track, 
285 West Huntington Drive. The victim stated a reckless 
driver drove his vehicle past the victim and stuck the 
victim in the hand. The suspect is a 70-year-old male 
from Los Angeles. The investigation is ongoing. 

Tuesday, November 13:

 Around 3:14 a.m., an officer responded to the 
intersection of Huntington Drive and First Avenue 
regarding a vehicle that had collided into a tree. Upon 
contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong odor 
of alcohol emitting from her breath. Through a series 
of tests, the officer determined the suspect was driving 
with a blood alcohol content of .163%. The 30-year-old 
female from Azusa was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

 Just before 10:15 a.m., an officer responded to 99 Cent 
Store, 140 East Duarte Road, to retrieve a city-owned 
bicycle as part of a program to combat bicycle thefts 
throughout the city. Upon arriving at the location, the 
officer discovered the bike had been stolen sometime 
between Sunday, November 11th and November 13th. 
No suspects were seen, no witnesses were located, and 
the tracking device did not activate at the time of the 

Wednesday, November 14:

 At about 1:40 p.m., an officer responded to the front 
counter of the Arcadia Police Department regarding 
a grand theft report. The victim received a phone call 
from the suspect who claimed to be a manager with 
Southern California Edison. The victim ultimately paid 
the suspect more than $4,200.00 in gift cards under the 
belief her utilities would be cancelled if she did not pay. 
The investigation is ongoing. 

 Shortly after 2:47 p.m., officers responded to Smart 
Spine Institute and Surgery Center, 131 East Huntington 
Drive, regarding a fraud report. An investigation 
revealed the suspect attempted to cash one of the 
business’ checks in the amount of $4,876.75. The check 
cashing company discovered the fraudulent check and 
reported the incident. The suspect, a 21-year-old male 
from West Covina, is outstanding at the time of this 

Thursday, November 15:

 Before 7:00 a.m., an officer responded to Newcastle 
Park, 143 West Colorado Boulevard, regarding a 
vandalism report. The officer discovered unknown 
suspect(s) spray painted graffiti on the retaining walls 
near the parking lot. No suspects were seen and no 
witnesses were located.

 Around 3:15 p.m., officers initiated contact with two 
passengers inside a vehicle parked in a parking structure 
in the 100 block of North First Street. Upon contacting 
the occupants, the officer determined the subjects were 
having consensual sexual intercourse inside the vehicle. 
The male subject admitted he was 19-years-old while 
the female subject stated she was 15-years-old. The male 
suspect from Pasadena was arrested and transported to 
the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Friday, November 16: 

 At about 8:34 a.m., an officer responded to the 700 
block of Southview Road regarding a vehicle burglary 
report. Sometime during the previous evening, 
unknown suspect(s) smashed the front passenger side 
window and stole the victim’s laptop and designer boots. 
No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 

 Just before 12:02 p.m., officers responded to the 
intersection of Longden Avenue and Sixth Avenue 
regarding a robbery report. An investigation revealed 
the victim was sitting on a playground bench when the 
suspect approached her, grabbed her by the neck, and 
stole her cellphone and designer handbag. The suspect 
then fled to an awaiting black, older model Honda 
Accord. The vehicle had a spoiler on the back.

 The suspect is described as a black male in his 20’s, 
with dark curly hair and seen wearing a black shirt. The 
investigation is ongoing. 

 Shortly after 9:16 p.m., an officer responded to the 
24 Hour Fitness parking lot, 125 North First Avenue, 
regarding a vehicle burglary report. The officer 
discovered an unknown suspect smashed a front 
passenger window and stole the victim’s purse and wallet. 
A short time later, the suspect used the victim’s credit 
card to complete a fraudulent transaction amounting to 
$365.26. The investigation is ongoing. This crime may be 
related to three other burglaries that occurred in the 24 
Hour Parking lot. 

Saturday, November 17:

 At approximately 9:57 a.m., officers responded to 
a residence in the 400 block of San Antonio Road 
regarding a burglary report. The officer determined 
unknown suspect(s) pried open the master bedroom 
door, ransacked the home, and fled with jewelry and 
$700.00 cash. No suspects were seen and no witnesses 
were located. 

For more information, please contact the Arcadia Police Department 
Community Affairs Office 626.821.2648 
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Arcadia residents must show proof of residency 
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Additional discounts available: $30 OFF additional 
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Subsidy Event 
DECEMBER 5, 2018 
5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 

MONROVIA, CA 910164:00 P.M. 
Please join us for the plaque dedication ofHARRY ALFORD STEVENSWith gratitude, a memorial will be dedicated toChief Harry A. Stevens for his significant contributions, 
unwavering leadership, and ultimate sacrifice while serving 
the City of Monrovia. 

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department 
handled 388 service events, resulting in 83 investigations. 
To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to http:// for crime 
mapping. For Police Department news and information, 
visit our website and follow us on Twitter, Instagram or 

Shoplifting/Warrant – Suspect Arrested

November 8 at 2:14 p.m., an employee of a store in the 
500 block of W. Huntington reported a male subject 
was shoplifting from their store. Officers responded 
andapprehended the subject outside the store holding 
the stolen merchandise. The propertywas returned to 
the store and the subject was arrested. A computer check 
revealed healso had a warrant for his arrest.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested

November 9 at 2:22 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 400 
block of W. Foothill when he saw a vehicle parked behind 
a business occupied by a male subject. He contacted the 
subject and found him to be heavily intoxicated and 
unable to care for his own safety. The subject was arrested 
and taken into custody.

Grand Theft

November 9 at 7:38 a.m., a resident in the 200 block 
of N. Ivy walked outside his home to go to work and 
discovered someone had stolen the tailgate off his Toyota 
truck sometime during the night. At 10:55 a.m., another 
resident in the 300 block of N. Alta Vista discovered 
his Toyota truck tailgate had also been stolen. These 
investigations are continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision

November 9 at 12:50 p.m., a caller reported two motorists 
had collided into one another in the parking lot of a 
business in the 100 block of W. Foothill. Officers arrived 
and contacted the drivers. One of the drivers complained 
of feeling pain, but did not have visible injuries.


November 9 at 7:59 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of W. 
Palm was inside her house when she heard glass breaking 
outside. She walked outside and discovered someone had 
thrown a rock through her car window. This investigation 
is continuing.

Possession of Methamphetamine – Suspect Arrested

November 9 at 10:58 p.m., an officer was patrolling the 
3300 block of S. Peck when he saw a male subject loitering 
around a closed business. He contacted the subject and 
found him to be in possession of methamphetamine and 
a pipe that had been used to smoke the substance. The 
subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Petty Theft

November 10 at 1:22 a.m., a resident in the 700 block 
of W. Duarte left their leaf blower on their front lawn 
while they took other tools to their backyard.When 
they returned to the front yard, the leaf blower was 
gone. This investigation is continuing.

Traffic Collision

November 10 at 8:30 a.m., a motorist reported she had 
just collided with a small deer in the 200 block of W. 
Hillcrest after it ran in front of her car, unexpectedly. 
Officers responded, along with the Pasadena Humane 
Society. The Humane Society was not able to save the 

Petty Theft/Fraud

November 10 at 10:33 a.m., a customer of a grocery store 
in the 600 block of W. Huntington was finished shopping 
and discovered someone had stolen her wallet from her 
purse while it was in the shopping cart. She went home, 
unable to pay for her groceries, and was notified by her 
credit card company that someone had fraudulently 
used her card at a nearby store. This investigation is 

Petty Theft

November 10 at 6:51 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of 
W. Lime walked outside her home and noticed someone 
had taken her vehicle license plate. The plate was reported 
as stolen to the DMV. This investigation is continuing.

Please join us for a special dedication event in honor of 
Chief Harry Alford Stevens. The event will take place at 
Monrovia Fire Station 101 (141 E Lemon Ave, Monrovia, 
CA 91016) on Tuesday, December 4, at 4:00 p.m. 

 On December 4, 1934, Chief Harry A. Stevens lost his life 
while patrolling the wind-battered areas of Monrovia when 
his vehicle was struck by an electric-powered streetcar. 

 During Chief Stevens 18 years with the city, he served 
as an engineer until he was promoted to Fire Chief in 
1920. Chief Stevens quickly recognized the needs of the 
growing community, inspiring him to modernize the 
fire department. During his tenure, he ordered a new 
American La France Pumper, built a new fire station, and 
hired more firemen, which allowed the community to be 
serviced by two complete fire companies. 

 To celebrate the 84th anniversary of Chief Stevens’ death, 
the City invites you to attend the unveiling of the Chief 
Stevens Memorial Plaque. The event is free to the public and 
parking can be found in the East Lemon Avenue Parking 
Lot located at 124 E. Lemon Ave. Please RSVP by Monday, 
December 3, 2018. 

 We look forward to having you there! 

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