Mountain Views News, Pasadena Edition [Sierra Madre] Saturday, March 9, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, March 9, 2019 



For the period of Sunday, February 24th, through 
Saturday, March 2nd, the Police Department 
responded to 930 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, February 24:

1. Shortly before 7:51 a.m., an officer responded 
to a residence in the 00 block of West 
Las Flores Avenue regarding a burglary report. 
The officer discovered sometime between 11:00 
p.m. and 11:15 p.m. on the previous evening, 
unknown suspect(s) smashed a rear glass door 
but were scared off by a barking dog inside the 
home. No suspects were seen and no witnesses 
were located. 

2. At approximately 1:51 p.m., an officer 
responded to Arcadia Supermarket, 645 West 
Duarte Road, regarding a theft report. Over 
the course of two days, two male suspects stole 
more than $1,550.00 worth of seafood. 

Suspect 1 is described as an Asian male, 35 to 
45-years-old, black hair, seen wearing a grey 
long sleeved shirt, blue jeans, and black eyeglasses. 
He had a mustache. Suspect 2 is described 
as an Asian male, 40 to 45-years-old, 
approximately 5’2”, 150 pounds, with a dark 
complexion. The investigation is ongoing. 

Monday, February 25:

3. Just after 11:00 a.m., an officer responded 
to Trading Co., 11908 Clark Street, regarding 
a commercial burglary report. An investigation 
revealed unknown suspect(s) forced entry into 
the business by ramming a roll up aluminum 
bay door with their vehicle. There was a similar 
incident on the same night at Protech Construction, 
11626 Goldring Road. 

The suspect’s vehicle is believed to be a newer 
model, white Chevrolet 1500 truck. The investigation 
is ongoing. 

4. At approximately 3:21 p.m., an officer 
responded to a medical office in the 00 block 
of North Fifth Avenue regarding a fraud report. 
The victim, a doctor, discovered the suspect 
forged a prescription form and attempted to fill 
the prescription in Riverside. The investigation 
is ongoing. 

Tuesday, February 26:

5. Around 9:11 a.m., officers responded 
to a residence in the 300 block of Sharon Road 
regarding a burglary report. An investigation 
revealed unknown suspects smashed a rear 
window, activated the alarm, and cut wires to 
a cable box likely assuming the cable box was 
connected to the alarm system. Officers determined 
the crime occurred on February 21st at 
7:55 p.m. A neighbor’s surveillance footage captured 
a black SUV in front of the home during 
the crime. The investigation is ongoing. 

6. Just before 12:59 p.m., an officer responded 
to a residence in the 1700 block of 
Oakwood Avenue regarding a stolen vehicle 
report. The victim discovered his 2013 Toyota 
Tundra had been stolen from the location. He 
left the keys in the ignition and the vehicle unlocked. 
The investigation is ongoing. 

Wednesday, February 27:

7. At about 1:45 p.m., an officer conducted 
a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Camino 
Real Avenue and Santa Anita Avenue for driving 
with a broken windshield. A records check 
of the occupants revealed a 36-year-old female 
passenger from Arcadia had an outstanding 
misdemeanor warrant and a second passenger, 
a 39-year-old male from Temple City was 
on probation for vehicle theft and was found to 
be in possession of a meth pipe. Both suspects 
were cited and released in the field due to medical 

8. Shortly after 4:34 p.m., an officer responded 
to rePLANET, 745 West Naomi Avenue, 
regarding a battery report. A verbal argument 
turned physical when a customer pushed 
an employee to the ground. The customer, a 
64-year-old male from Pasadena, fled before the 
officer arrived. The suspect is outstanding at the 
time of this report.

Thursday, February 28:

9. Before 1:50 a.m., officers responded to 
Santa Anita Cleaners, 1001 North Santa Anita 
Avenue, regarding a burglary alarm activation. 
The officers discovered unknown suspect(s) attempted 
to pry open the rear door, however, a 
secondary lock prohibited them from entering. 
The investigation is ongoing. 

10. Around 11:16 a.m., an officer responded 
to Coco’s Restaurant, 1150 Colorado Boulevard, 
regarding a theft from vehicle report. 
The officer determined the suspect entered the 
unlocked vehicle and stole a computer monitor, 
cash, and the victim’s wallet. No suspects were 
seen and no witnesses were located. 

Friday, March 1: 

11. At about 12:55 a.m., officers responded 
to Empress Nails and Spa, 411 East Huntington 
Drive, regarding a burglary report. Surveillance 
footage revealed a lone suspect entered the business 
by unknown means, attempted to steal the 
ATM, but failed as it was bolted to the ground. 
The suspect fled and no loss was reported.

The suspect is described as a male wearing a 
black hooded sweatshirt and baggy black pants. 
The investigation is ongoing. 

12. Just before 8:56 a.m., an officer responded 
to the Arcadia Police Department 
front counter regarding a vandalism at an apartment 
complex in the 700 block of Fairview Avenue. 
The reporting party discovered a security 
gate door knob had been damaged sometime 
between February 22nd and February 28th. 
No suspects were seen and no witnesses were 

March 5, 2019 – The Arcadia City Council 
unanimously placed the Arcadia Public Safety, 
City Services and Accountability Measure on the 
June 2019 ballot to maintain public safety and 
other local services.

“City staff and the Citizen’s Financial Advisory 
Committee have indicated we have a multi-million 
dollar structural deficit,” said City Manager 
Dominic Lazzaretto. “As police and fire are 60% of 
the City’s General Fund budget, we have acted to 
give Arcadia voters the option of generating more 
locally-controlled tax revenue to maintain public 
safety and other City services at current levels.”

“With changes in state law allowing for the early 
release of prisoners and shortening sentences, 
Arcadia residents have expressed the importance 
of maintaining police protection and the number 
of Arcadia officers at current levels,” said Arcadia 
Police Chief Robert Guthrie. “The City currently 
has five fewer police officers than it did in 2008. 
Unless more revenue is generated, as many as 
13 police officer positions could be cut, affecting 
police patrols and response times.”

“Cleaning and maintaining City neighborhoods, 
streets, parks, and other public facilities is 
important to the community,” said Public Works 
Services Director Tom Tait. “Maintaining the 
City’s infrastructure is part of what makes the 
quality of life in Arcadia better than surrounding 
communities.” Additionally, the City had 
previously indicated that without additional local 
funding, as many as ten firefighter/paramedic 
positions and fire coverage in North Arcadia could 
be affected. 

For more information about the Arcadia Public 
Safety, City Services and Accountability Measure, 
please contact the City Manager’s Office at 574-


(MONROVIA, CA.) – On March 6, Monrovia 
Fire & Rescue responded to a vege-tation fire on 
the corner of Chestnut Avenue, a fire to a public 
book-sharing unit, and a structure fire at the 700 
block of West Colorado Boulevard. On March 7, 
the department responded to a structure fire at 
the 800 block of West Walnut Avenue.


It has been determined that these fires are suspicious 
in nature. Verdugo Arson Task Force, assisted 
by the Los Angeles Fire Department and 
the Bureau of Alco-hol, Tobacco, Firearms and 
Explosives investigators, are currently on the 
scene with K9 units.


The Monrovia Police Department Detective Bureau 
has detained a person of inter-est for the incident 
and is investigating if that person has any 
connections to the fires. The investigation is still 
in its infancy and the person of interest has not 
yet been booked.


Damages were significant to the structure under 
construction on the 700 block of West Colorado. 
No one was present in the home at the time of the 
fire, and no in-juries were sustained. In addition, 
damages were sustained to multiple neighboring 
houses, along with heat damages to nearby cars. 
The structure under construction and the adjacent 
property have both been red-tagged. The 
City will be issuing a Notice of Order to Abate.


For the fire on the 800 block of Walnut Avenue, 
two people currently reside at the house, with 
only one occupant present when the fire began. 
The person was treat-ed for smoke inhalation 
and was released at the scene. This home has also 
been red-tagged.


Property damage and content loss for the fires has 
been calculated at over $1 mil-lion. There were 
no injuries that required medical care at any of 
the four fires.


The Monrovia Police Department and Monrovia 
Fire & Rescue encourages com-munity members 
to always report any suspicious activities by calling 

Monrovia Police Department arrested and 
booked Ryan Dhalliwal, a 25-year-old resident of 
the City of Monrovia, for arson (PC 451). Dhalliwal 
was detained early this morning for questioning 
and has now been arrested and charged for 
starting the fire to a public book-exchange unit 
on the 700 block of West Chestnut Ave-nue.

MARCH 11, 6:00 – 7:00 P.M., IN LIBRARY 

The City has scheduled a Community Meeting to discuss issues and answer questions related to a potential 
sales tax measure in 2019. We want to hear from the community to see if a local tax measure 
could be a viable solution for Monrovia as we search for ways to protect our local sales tax capacity 
from other governmental jurisdictions, including LA County. The meeting will take place at the Library 
Community Room (321 S. Myrtle Ave.) on Monday, March 11, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Please visit 
us online for more information. 


Just a quick note to let everyone know that we’re making plans to move forward with the installation 
of speed bumps on Terrado Drive. If you recall, in late 2018, residents on Terrado Drive submit-ted 
a petition asking that the City install speed bumps on their street. Based on that feedback and an 
assessment conducted by staff, we made plans in December to coordinate the installation of the requisite 
speed bumps.

Based on the preliminary engineering work that was done, it was de-termined that nine speed bumps 
would need to be installed on Ter-rado Drive, and based on the cost of the improvements and our 
ex-isting procurement processes, we coordinated an informal bid which identified Lake Traffic as the 
low bidder. However, after awarding the procurement contract for purchasing nine speed bumps to 
that firm, they became non-responsive, which has required that we look to purchase the speed bumps 
from an alternative firm. Given that delay, we are currently around 6 – 8 weeks away from receiving 
and installing the speed bumps. We’ve communicated this updated schedule to the residents on Terrado 

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